Monday, August 9, 2010

Micro-I'd rather be-Birthday Monday...




The postcard read, “Wish you were here.”  Elaine taped it to the fridge next to the rest.  At least John had that damn poodle for company.

(extra points if you can figure out who the hell I'm referring to...)

And that takes care of my MicroFiction Monday.   Many thanks to Susan of Stony River  for hosting our 140 character or less jaunt into creativity.

Now, onward, because we have a lot to cover on this fine Monday.

I'd rather be at work than trying to tame the monster that little o's room has become.  There are clothes in varying sizes all over the place and not a single set is ready to be packed away.  I spent the weekend trying to organize and clean it all, but failed miserably.  It might actually look worse now. Yuck.

And last, but certainly not least, Happy Birthday Papa Badger!  Woo hoo.  And on 8/9/10, none the less.  You still don't look (or act) a day over 25.

Have a good week all. 

20 comments:

Jan said...

Ooooo - you're all new and shiny.

I have no idea what you're referencing, but I'm a tad overwhelmed and can't take time to think about it.

And I'd rather be at work than on vacation - I've had enough vacation for awhile, believe it or not.

VandyJ said...

I'd rather be at work than trying to decipher the Swahili from Bruiser and having him get all tantrum on me for not understanding.

Pat said...

I, too, am clueless about Elaine, John and the poodle, but it was funny to me, anyway.

SouthLakesMom said...

I confess, I googled and got John Steinbeck...Elaine the third wife, Charley his poodle...

so perhaps Steinbeck's postcards from beyond the grave?

Thom said...

Very well done. I must admit I did the same thing as SLM and got the same thing :) Happy Monday

Ellie said...

Clever microfiction and SouthLakesMom!

I'd rather be re-submitting my last short story. I've just noticed two appalling 'and-you-call-yourself-a-writer?' punctuation errors.

Sylvia Morice said...

So, was the postcard from John, or from the Poodle? LOL. Fun story, even if I don't recognize the references.

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jabblog said...

No - completely brainless here! (So what's new??)
Now I see it explained . . . well done :-)

Sprite's Keeper said...

Um, Seinfeld?

I'd rather be at work that working at.
Try figuring THAT out. :-)

anthonynorth said...

But did the poodle read it, I wonder :-)

G-Man said...

This needs WAYYYYYYYY too much thinkin....\

Great job Though....G

only a movie said...

Happy Birthday to your Mr.

I had to work today. It was better than driving around looking for a curfew-avoiding teenager.

The Crazy Coxes said...

Darn! I had NO idea who you were referring to...so I had to ceat and read the other comments. I love John Steinbeck's writing. I still would have never gotten it though!

Happy Happy Brithday to Papa Badger!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

I wouldn't have any clue as to who your were talking about, until I read SLM's comment.

septembermom said...

I'm glad that someone discovered the identity of John for all of us. Great microfiction today. Glad to meet you here :)

Susan at Stony River said...

Wonderful! I love puzzles, and for this I had a headstart, because one of my high school teachers was a colleague of Steinbeck's for a time and heard from his travels firsthand. So "damn poodle" made me laugh out loud.

I hadn't caught the date as being 8/9/10 yet -- now I'm thinking *duh*
LOL
Happy Birthday PB!

Jim said...

That was a neat postcard you wrote, M.B. I too Googled and found our writer friend, John Steinbeck matched Elane's comment.
..

Akelamalu said...

It's a mystery to me. ;0

Greyscale Territory said...

Hmmmm And "The Grapes of Wrath" wait in the wings maybe! I didn't know the reference either but I'm teasing out some connections! An interesting piece!

hope said...

Are poodles really considered company? :) Nicely done.