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Happy Birthday Cindy

8 Jan

Today it is Cindy’s birthday, from The Only Cin.  Cindy blogs about food and wine in a way that even I, foodilistine that I am, find interesting.

Happy Birthday Cindy; here’s a poem for you:


She Will Just Read This

Cindy comes from Bloemies
where the houses are quite roomy;
the weather’s never gloomy;
but she didn’t tell that to me.

I read her About Me page
where I learned that she’s enraged
whenever folk are nasty
(I bet she’d give them rhinoplasty –

without the drugs. Imagine it!)
She likes to sew and knit
and blog and write a bit.
She slowed down but didn’t quit –

which makes us all feel joyous
for the things she has shared with us.
Her readers always have a grin
discovering Original Cin.


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Joke 290

8 Jan

The kids had all arrived in the high school sophomore English class, and were chatting away, making new friends.  In walked a very stern looking English teacher and a hush fell over the room as the kids scurried to their seats.  The teacher silently panned his gaze across all the kids.  After about a minute or so, he spoke:

“From the outset, I want you all to know that there are two words that are absolutely unacceptable in this classroom.  You cannot use them as you recite, or in any of your papers, tests, or homework.  Using these words even once, will get you a failing grade for that quarter.  The first one is “gross” and the other one is “cool”.  Are there any questions?”

After a few moments of silence, a gawky teen at the back of the room raised his hand, and the teacher called upon him.  In a pubescent croaking voice, the kid asked, “So, what are they?”


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