Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Better late than never...


A couple of days ago I received an award from Carolina in Nederland or the Netherlands or The Netherlands or whatever it’s called and I do intend to retrieve it eventually the award I mean not Nederland or the Netherlands or The Netherlands or whatever it’s called and post it here to show you along with appropriate words of thanks to Carolina of you-know-where but speaking of better late than never I also just decided on the spur of the moment to give up commas for Lent and we’ll see how long that lasts not very long I would wager and somehow the spirit of Billy Ray Barnwell is trying to invade my world this morning and I have no intention of letting that happen but it seems that with the even temporary setting aside of the use of commas has come a sudden need to write longer and longer sentences which does smack of Billy Ray’s way of writing and I also wanted to tell you that I was out of commission for half of yesterday thanks to something called Microsoft Windows Service Pack 3 because I happen to have a Compaq Presario computer that is incompatible with anything above Microsoft Windows Service Pack 2 so when the Pack 3 update came along my computer suddenly couldn’t find any addresses online any more and when I signed out and came back later Microsoft in all its wisdom wouldn’t even let me get on the Internet any more so I ended up having to restore my system to its status as of the previous evening which my son kindly had shown me how to do a couple of months ago by clicking Start and then All Programs and then Accessories and then System Tools and then System Restore but I forgot the other thing I was supposed to do a second step as it were and that was to reset the modem afterwards so for several hours I was reduced to playing games offline and working on some musical compositions in Finale until my son called and when I explained my predicament he reminded me about resetting the modem and also to unplug the phone jack from the wall to break the connection and then replug it back into the wall which I had also forgotten and so I was incommunicado for much of yesterday for which I apologize and so I still need to get over to Carolina's blog and pick up my award which as I said I will show you as soon as I get it and I wonder just how long this no-comma nonsense will last because it is pretty tiring to remember not to put in commas perhaps I should give up giving up commas for Lent for Lent if you get my drift maybe I should have given up apostrophes instead.

7 comments:

Putz said...

i have all the time in the world right now so a long long post to my neminis rhymes wit...what makes me so alone...welll like my son says i am a prisoner in a 350 dollar room in park city utar without a car, only a hot tub for company, yeas ALONE...i do have internet access but i have a hard time with micosoft also rhynes with...yes it dosen't let me be free...too many constraints...why am i sad, because alone isn't that fun...i take walks around the prison compound[THE LODGE] but no one to talk to or sleep by, only my bloggers...so write back bob, i need your attention...yes your censureship...yes just a word please

rhymeswithplague said...

Putz - Am I really your nemesis? I don't know whether to be flattered or insulted. I will choose flattered as I don't want to waste a lot of energy negatively. I see from your blog that you are spending a few days in Park City, Utah, at your daughter's timeshare and I'm sorry to learn about the death of your wife's mother. I do agree with you that although you are spending time there you need not also spend the exorbitant sum of $89.00 per day to go skiing, as that might lead to adding injury (yours) to insult (the price). You can talk to me any time you like, but you can just forget about sleeping by me.

Rosezilla said...

I never knew how much I loved punctuation, until I was asked to give it up...

Pat - Arkansas said...

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For your next post! :) I think Billy Ray is wielding too much influence.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

At least you weren't overtaken by the spirit of William Faulkner. In The Sound and the Fury he has one section of 19 pages without punctuation.

Egghead said...

I found myself holding my breath while reading that long commaless story. Yes I know that is not a word but if you can go without a comma then I can make up words. What is the English language coming to?

Carolina said...

I was wondering if you did not want the award. I'm glad you do.
And thanks for the instructions on what to do in case of an emergeny. I remember the days there was no internet. At all! And no mobile phones. And no colour television. How did we survive...