This Is Tartan!

27 Jul


In honor of reaching topic #200, what in your life would want to have 200 more of?

Is this a trick question?  If not, my answer would have to be:

200 prompters who try asking something that makes sense.

The ‘what’ in my life would like to know what is this ‘200’ whereof you speak?  Perhaps the personal pronouns you misplaced when writing that question? 

Alternative answers:

  • 200 tissues for my snotty first answer.
  • 200 pound coins – or maybe not: the question asks what I would want 200 more of, implying that I have at least one pound in my possession right now.
  • 200 boxes of my favourite sweet so that I can make a 200-drawer storage cabinet with the empties for the Hub’s junk.  Should be done by next Tuesday.
  • 200 plastic tubs of leftovers in my freezer so that I don’t have to cook a meal for the next 200 days.
  • 200 warriors to go with my Gerard Butler As An Ancient But Decidedly Dishy Greek collection.
  • 200 billion Euros to help bail out Gerry’s modern mates.  They’ve got as much chance of getting it from the UK government as they have from me, so I might as well think big: it costs me nothing and makes me look good.
  • 200 quilts for the Cotswolds’ wind surfers.
  • 200 kilts for the Scots’ old bag of wind professors – we may take their hives but we cannae take away their bee domes.
  • 200 coherent sentences for this post.
  • 200 copies of my answer to the 200 queries bound to flood in after this post is published.  Q: What are you going on about?  A: If the WordPress prompter can write nonsense, then so can I.
  • 200 Gerard Butlers, just for fun.
  • 200 gratuitous Gerard Butler pictures, to compensate for not getting even one Gerard Butler.
  • 200 butlers.  Someone has to clean the house while I’m decorating.

Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine in Tilly’s kitchen!

20 Responses to “This Is Tartan!”

  1. vivinfrance July 27, 2011 at 09:43 #

    Your fairly dishy but inadequately shaven last pic came up with an ad for Soins beauté Caen (Beauty treatments in Caen). Bizarre.

    And if you think I’m making 200 quilts for soaking wet windsurfers to spoil, you’ve another think coming.

    See I can write rubbish when I put my mind to it, just like WP prompters!


  2. molly July 27, 2011 at 10:00 #

    Ah Tilly – your way with words, positively astounding – and this tartan tabby surely rocks, cheers catchul8r molly


  3. Cindy July 27, 2011 at 10:15 #

    If you get all those butlers, would you give me one, I quite fancy the idea of screaming “Jeeves, get one a Merlot, move yer bum Lovey!” at 4.30pm every day?


  4. Kathy July 27, 2011 at 16:42 #

    Gerard Butler is absolutely gorgeous. Yes, I know it’s mostly photographic magic, but dear God the man is something to look at. Thanks for all the pics of him. Oh, and by the way, brilliant post!


    • Tilly Bud July 29, 2011 at 17:39 #

      Thanks! I do wonder sometimes if people think I’m a little nuts. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  5. totsymae1011 July 27, 2011 at 17:17 #

    I love your 200 list. What more could I add? But I’ll take my 200 billion in American dollars. I think I would also have 200 businesses to keep those dollars rolling in too. Move over, Oprah! (giving her the elbow) Totsy’s coming through!


  6. Pseu July 27, 2011 at 17:21 #

    “what in your life would want to have 200 more of?”

    – grammatically correct prompts?


    • Tilly Bud July 29, 2011 at 17:41 #

      That’s what I thought and couldn’t word it properly 🙂


  7. nrhatch July 27, 2011 at 19:49 #

    Yummy pics . . . and pecs! 😉


  8. kateshrewsday July 27, 2011 at 22:24 #

    Nice bloke, Gerard Butler.
    Happy decorating.


  9. run4joy59 July 31, 2011 at 15:53 #

    hmm…interesting…and Gerard Butler? yummy…right now, I think I’ll wish for (and work on) 200 more posts!! Oh, I just thought of something I would like an additional 200 of…subscribers to my blog…ahh, all is vanity and ego with me…


    • Tilly Bud July 31, 2011 at 15:55 #

      Keep posting, and it will happen.

      To misquote The Voice: If you write it, they will come…



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