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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Hit The Road Jack, , lovers, , , , romantic holidays, , Snooky Ookums, Sweetest Day, , ,   

    DAYS OF OUR WIVES 

    The third Sunday in September, which by all (ac)counts is today, is WIFE APPRECIATION DAY. First and foremost, it’s a day for all us husbands to give thanks….thanks that we don’t live in olden times of guys like King Solomon, who had hundreds of wives for whose favors he had to pay dearly to prove his appreciation, not only this day, but on wedding anniversaries, birthdays, and romantic holidays like the ancient equivalents of Sweetest Day, Valentine’s Day, and, of course, Groundhog Day. My wallet (which I affectionately call Wally) is having a nervous breakdown just thinking about that empty feeling….and praying he doesn’t wake up tomorrow morning reliving this day.

    Fortunately, we live in more civilized times where monogamy is the rule and just one wife is the ruler. Wally can rest assured that I see all such days as over-commercialized evil plots furthered by vile capitalists interested only in separating Wally and me from our hard-earned jack* (surnamed Washington, Lincoln, Hamilton, Jackson, Grant and Franklin) — and my would-be better half had better see it that way, because I control the Jack in my Wally, and I will not be moved by shape-up-or-ship-out demands….

    *jack, n. Money. Orig. a sporting term, common 1920s. –Dictionary of American Slang

    Whoa! Let us not be too hasty — you know I was only kidding, don’t you, Honey Buns? Lay that pistol down, babe….

    As a matter of fact, Snooky Wooky Ookums, I do have something for you on WIFE APPRECIATION DAY: something to bring back memories of those halcyon days when lovers can’t get enough of each other (as The Donald continues to feel about The Donald):

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    Sorry, Wally. Sorry, Jack.  When you gotta go, you gotta go.

     

     

     

     
    • leggypeggy 12:06 am on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Years ago I read an article that said retailers used to refer to the husband/dad as ‘The Wallet’.

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      • mistermuse 12:20 am on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Wally would probably remember that better than I do. I was too busy trying to keep Wally from getting the empty feeling I mentioned in my post. 🙂

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    • K. A. Bryce 12:58 am on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I am not in the habit of making negative comments about other people’s posts–there is nothing to be gained by it. I do agree that commercialism has us by the sore spots when it comes to promoting things for profit instead of focusing on what such a day should mean–a courtesy at the very least and an opportunity to say thank you to someone who has shared equally in your lives together as partners, legally or otherwise. Smiles>KB

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      • mistermuse 7:55 am on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Of course, this post wasn’t intended to be taken seriously, KB (well, except for the part about The Donald not being able to get enough of The Donald). Smiles right back atcha! 🙂

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    • Garfield Hug 2:45 am on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Ohh I did not know there is such a day dedicated. Another commercial project of the retailers I guess. Ahh well, if husbands and wives apprecate each other daily, then there is no need for just this one day! Or it is as what my MR EX would say to cop out of getting presents to give out ha ha! Have a fun day Mistermuse!

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    • Lisa R. Palmer 10:06 am on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Well done, mistermuse! I believe that with this post, your job is likely done. Jack and Wally should skate through this virtually unscathed…

      (The fact that you knew this day would impress most wives, as it’s tough enough getting husbands to keep track of birthdays and anniversaries!)

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    • Lisa R. Palmer 10:09 am on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      P.S. did you know it’s also National Guacamole Day? There must be some connection we can make there… lol!

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    • arekhill1 2:16 pm on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I am not married Sr. Muse, but I have had the same girl for 8 years now. When is Main Squeeze Appreciation Day? I have an ex-wife, but I have failed to appreciate her for many years now. If there was a Guy Who Married Your Ex-Wife Appreciation Day, I’d have to send out three cards already.

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      • mistermuse 6:36 pm on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Your ex must be one popular gal, Ricardo. She apparently goes shopping for husbands the way most women go shopping for bargains….which, come to think of it, maybe they were (present company excepted, of course). 🙂

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 5:32 pm on September 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, the things the capitalists invent to empty our Wallies 🙂

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    • mistermuse 2:43 pm on September 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You’re right on the money with that comment, Rosaliene. 🙂

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    • literaryeyes 8:12 pm on September 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Ha ha, “just one wife is the ruler.” Um, suggestion, just say I love you. Money is only an object. Diamonds slumber in safety deposit boxes. Plants die. Etc. I know, who asked me? My inner ruler?

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      • mistermuse 11:29 pm on September 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        “just say I love you”?

        Just kidding. If love had nothing to do with it, I wouldn’t be married 50 years! 🙂

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    • floatinggold 8:42 pm on September 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I had no idea!
      Do you have a contact page?

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      • mistermuse 11:38 pm on September 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for your comment, but I have no idea what you had no idea about….nor, why you asked what you asked. Contact can be made as you’ve already done: via comment.

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        • floatinggold 9:52 am on September 18, 2018 Permalink

          My apologies for not making myself clear.
          I had no idea regarding the “wives day”, so I found it amusing.
          And I asked about the contact page, because there is something I would like to ask, which is off-topic. Most people don’t like unrelated conversation in the comment section.

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      • mistermuse 11:26 am on September 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks again — I’m glad you liked the post, and I appreciate the clarification. Regarding contact, WordPress is the only ‘social media’ I do (no Facebook, Twitter, etc.), so feel free to ask your off-topic question here.

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        • floatinggold 12:34 pm on September 18, 2018 Permalink

          I noticed that you have unfollowed me recently. And so I was wondering if it was something I said, or did. I’d appreciate your feedback to learn for the future.
          Thanks.

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      • mistermuse 3:44 pm on September 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I can’t answer your question with certainty, floatinggold, because I’m not sure how it happened. I have come across instances where I discovered that someone I followed for sometime had become unfollowed without my being aware of it. Whether I did it inadvertently or it was one of those mysterious disappearances into cyberspace that occasionally happen on WordPress, I have no way of knowing. Normally I don’t unfollow someone unless that person has shown no interest in my posts for an extended period, or I find that a blog I at first found promising didn’t sustain my interest (just not on the same wavelength — no reflection on the blogger).

        In any case, I’ll put you back on “follow” and we’ll both live happily ever after (or whenever)! 🙂

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        • floatinggold 10:04 am on September 19, 2018 Permalink

          Thank you for this explanation. Makes sense to me.
          Cheers to a long and prosperous life!

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    • rivergirl1211 3:09 pm on September 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Why have I never heard of this most wondrous of holidays? Surely Hallmark has a card….
      Excuse me while I go tell my husband that he has many Wife Appreciation Days to make up for…

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      • mistermuse 8:46 am on September 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        What I (and probably your husband) would like to know is Why is there no Husband Appreciation Day? 😦 🙂

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        • rivergirl1211 6:21 pm on September 19, 2018 Permalink

          I’d say every day is Husband Appreciation Day….. but you might throw something at me.
          😉

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    • calmkate 5:45 am on September 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      lol never heard of it, must be another commercial plot … glad your wife didn’t use her pistol … she must be a super fun gal to be married to such a romantic generous joker 🙂

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      • mistermuse 8:52 am on September 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Kate, as far as I’m concerned, every day should be Wife Appreciation Day (but without expectation of gifts — ha ha). 🙂

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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Charles Bukowski, , , , , , Faith Baldwin, Hans Christian Andesen, , , , lovers, Martin Amis, , , , , Vincent Van Gough, William Faulkner   

    IT’S ABOUT TIME AGAIN 

    Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. –Faith Baldwin

    A year ago today, I published a post titled IT’S ABOUT TIME which, as it happens, was about time. That post featured songs about time, such as TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE (which is all about time playing the role of an impatient gadabout). For this year’s edition, with Daylight Saving Time coming up this upcoming weekend, I thought I’d save myself time by posting quotes, like the Baldwin above, that carry on the time theme (which almost rhymes with crime scene, which is a site where it is suspected a pun has been committed in bad Faith). So, without further ado, it’s time to get down to cases:

    Things money can’t buy: Time. Inner peace. Character. Manners. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Dignity. –Roy T. Bennett [almost identical with ‘Things on Trump’s Top Ten Never To Do list’]

    I have no faith in human perfectibility. Man is now only more active – not more wise – than he was 6,000 years ago. –Edgar Allan Poe [man “more active” in Poe’s time? Of course he was — humans had yet to become Couch Po(e)tatoes]

    Throughout history man’s inventions have been timesavers — then came television [100 years post-Poe]. –Evan Esar

    I’m afraid of time…I mean I’m afraid of not having enough time — time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself. I’m afraid of the quick judgments or mistakes everybody makes. You can’t fix them without time. –Ann Brashares

    It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning. –Vincent Van Gough

    I am almost a hundred years old; waiting for the end, and thinking about the beginning. There are things I need to tell you, but would you listen if I told you how quickly time passes? –Meg Rosoff

    The past is never dead. It’s not even past. –William Faulkner

    It takes a lifetime to die and no time at all. –Charles Bukowski

    And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit. –Martin Amis

    Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead. –Hans Christian Andersen

    Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. –Jorge Luis Borges

    Over the silent sands of time they go/lovers come/lovers go/and all that there is to know/lovers know/only lovers know. –“Sands Of Time” lyrics, from 1955 film KISMET

     

     

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC 2:02 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Loved the quotes, but I REALLY loved the video. Kismet is one of my favorite scores – only coincidentally the first professional show I ever saw (with Alfred Drake and the original cast!!!) – a gift from my wonderful mother when I was a theatre-obsessed youngster.
      xx,
      mgh
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
      ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
      “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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      • mistermuse 7:06 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I absolutely agree re KISMET. Not only is it one of my favorite scores, but one of my favorite musicals (the film version is highly underappreciated, in my opinion). I own the original Broadway cast album and film sound track album — both Alfred Drake and Howard Keel are magnificent!

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        • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC 10:50 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink

          Back in my acting days my dream role was Lalume – but it was never produced during the years I was acting, so I didn’t even get to audition for it.

          I love everything about the show as well – and the Wright & Forrest lyrics for the Borodin source material were delightfully on the money. God bless my mother for insisting that my father pop for the tickets. I’m sure he thought they were a huge waste of money for kids (my next oldest brother was taken as well). In my case, obviously, nothing could have been farther from the truth. I can still recall almost every moment, decades later and can sing along with every song in the entire score.

          I had the original cast album as well, and played it often. Unfortunately, none of my albums made it through one of my many moves (early Beetle albums as well). I actually wept when I unpacked and realized they were missing – didn’t even have a list!
          xx,
          mgh

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        • mistermuse 7:16 am on March 11, 2017 Permalink

          Love your ‘back’ story — thanks for taking time to share it.

          P.S. I dig your “father pop for the tickets” pun. Keep it up and one day you’ll become as notorious a punster as yours too-ly. 😦

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    • scifihammy 5:37 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Seems like everything’s covered here – except Time on your hands. 🙂

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      • mistermuse 7:18 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        If you’re speaking of the song TIME ON MY HANDS, I’ll try to remember to include it in my 3/10/2018 post. It’s not that there wasn’t time to include it here or in my 3/10/16 post — it’s just that there are too many great ‘time’ songs to cover in two posts! 🙂

        P.S. As for “Time on your hands” personally, I don’t have any — at least, none EXTRA!

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        • scifihammy 9:18 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink

          haha I was referring to your PS rather than the song, which I don’t know.
          Most of us don’t have enough Time, let alone any left over for our hands! 😀

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    • Don Frankel 6:37 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Tide doesn’t wait either. But this can’t be complete without.

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      • mistermuse 7:33 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks to CASABLANCA, “As Time Goes By” is probably the most famous ‘time’ song ever written. But I suspect few people know that the song wasn’t written for the movie — it first appeared in the 1931 theater musical EVERYBODY’S WELCOME. The composer, Herman Hupfeld, wrote over 100 songs, but this was his only big hit, and doubtless would have become long forgotten if not for CASABLANCA.

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    • Garfield Hug 8:19 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      👍👍👍

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    • arekhill1 10:59 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      But now the television has been supplanted by the computer, Sr. Muse, a device on which you can work and idle simultaneously.

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      • mistermuse 11:33 am on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        The difference is that I seldom fall asleep at my computer, but frequently do so watching TV. On the other hand, some people probably fall asleep reading my posts — maybe I should market my blog as a cure for insomnia.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 12:25 pm on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the laughs. I get such a kick out of the quotes and the wry take on time. So many good ones, but I have to say the one by Hans Christian Andersen is my favorite. 🙂

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      • mistermuse 2:49 pm on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I must say this is probably one of the best batches of quotes I’ve ever put together…and speaking of “together,” I love the Jorge Luis Borges quote because, in its depth, it is to romance like love is to infatuation.

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    • Carmen 1:54 pm on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      No one could fall asleep reading your posts, Mr. Muse! Too busy thinking! 🙂 Thanks for the music vids. . . I like the one from Casablanca, too.

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    • mistermuse 3:14 pm on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Carmen. If my posts cause people to think, maybe it’s because they’re aimed higher than Trump’s half-cocked tweets….but then, I have an unfair advantage — I have a ‘refined’ (yet down-to-earth) audience.

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    • BroadBlogs 9:02 pm on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You find the best quotes! Even when they’re a bit depressing.

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    • mistermuse 12:05 am on March 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. Some of the quotes are depressing (and some aren’t), but I always look for the best and wisest quotes relative to the subject matter of my post….and in this case, I wouldn’t have done the subject (TIME) justice if I’d left out the depressing ones.

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  • mistermuse 1:18 am on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Feedback, Hello Young Lovers Wherever You Are, human needs, lovers, , , starving artists,   

    FEEDBACK CAN 

    be nourishment for

    ….starving artists
    ….struggling writers
    ….unsung poets
    ….creative children

    not unlike young lovers

    wherever you are

    hearing another voice

    speak your language

     

     
    • arekhill1 1:59 pm on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Well I try to do my bit, Sr. Muse, you unsung genius you.

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    • mistermuse 3:07 pm on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Gracias, Ricardo. All due praise is gratefully accepted.

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    • Don Frankel 3:13 pm on February 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t want feedback. I only want praise.

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      • Joseph Nebus 2:08 am on February 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Well, praise is great, but it’s nothing compared to fabulous prizes, some of them cash.

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    • mistermuse 9:37 pm on February 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      If there’s any praise leftover, Don, you’re welcome to it.

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