Wednesday, August 20, 2008

You have to understand, I like puzzles...

I like all kinds of puzzles. I love numbers. I love the way I can pull numbers apart and put them back together. I like that there is more than one way to look at math problems. I also love words, and I especially love the way you can put words together or take them apart. While some people say a picture is worth a thousand words, I say a word is word a thousand pictures. When you say a word, all sorts of memories and meanings come to mind. When you put words together, you get to narrow that picture. If you do it right, you've created a picture in people's minds. If you are really good, you've created a masterpiece that people will remember and cherish centuries from now, if not longer.

So if you make fun of me...I might create a picture of what I see. I have many tools to choose from.

So Robin...because you are a friend and were so kind in your comments, email, and phone conversation today, and because you said I couldn't rhyme with 'awesome', I've created something for you...

Limerick for Robin

I know a young lady named Robin,
Whose tongue there is no stoppin',
She thinks she is so awesome,
Like Spring's flowery blossoms,
But if our friendship grew some,
We'd learn fun new songs to hum,
Or Karaoke with some rum,
But since you like to chew gum,
And I think it's rather gruesome,
The next time you want to joke some,
You ought to keep your mouth mum.

:-D Yes, it's totally goofy, but she said I couldn't do it.


  1. So there!! ;)

    This is great!! Does your son like words as much as you do? In my family it is genetic.

  2. I think you struck oil on the words that rhyme with awesome! Well done!

  3. Well, she's lucky I stopped when I did. Once I get going these things just kind of avalanche. I was walking out the door and new words were popping into my head!

    I think Brandon does like words almost as much. I play games with him like this all the time. I also make up new lyrics to songs on the fly that just make him laugh and laugh and laugh.

  4. i could say i was sorry
    but i wouldnt mean it...
    anybody want a peanut?

  5. Robin,
    "I would say I'm sorry if I thought that it would change your mind, but I know that this time I have said too much, been too unkind"
    -The Cure "Boys Don't Cry"

    You first line there reminded me of this. You're forgiven :-)


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