Sunday, March 29, 2020

Rambling Rose, or My concentration is shot

I think I have discovered why I see images I want to use and then later can't find them. The reason is that I often see them first on my iPhone, which means that Safari is showing them to me. When I sit down in front of my desktop (yes, I'm a dinosaur) it's not Safari any more, it's Google or DuckDuckGo or something else.

Could that be the reason or am I wrong?

That reminds me of this old unfunny feminist joke: If a man says something in a forest and there is no one there to hear him, is he still wrong?

I am trying to decide whether I meant the joke was unfunny or the feminist was unfunny.

Moving right along....

If the first three months of 2020 are indicative of the rest of the year, I am going to have a phenomenal increase in number of posts this year.

I better not count my chickens before they are hatched.

I'm rambling.

Hey, that reminds me of another song with a girl's name in the title that no one mentioned the other day: "Ramblin' Rose" by Nat King Cole! Here it is:

"Ramblin' Rose"

Ramblin' rose, ramblin' rose
Why you ramble, no one knows
Wild and wind-blown, that's how you've grown
Who can cling to a ramblin' rose?

Ramble on, ramble on
When your ramblin' days are gone
Who will love you with a love true
When your ramblin' days are gone?

Ramblin' rose, ramblin' rose
Why I want you, heaven knows
Though I love you with a love true
Who can cling to a ramblin' rose?

How many Roses have you ever known or even heard of? Let's see, there's Rose Kennedy (the President's mother) and Rose Nyland (played by Betty White on The Golden Girls) and...and...I can't think of any others. Does Gypsy Rose Lee count?

I worked at IBM with a Rose whose last name I don't remember. Two things she used to say, though, I do remember: "I don't get mad, I get even" and also "I get all jervous and nerky."

If she got all jervous and nerky back then, I wonder how she is doing in today's uncertain world?

I just realized her name wasn't Rose, it was Marion. I remember her last name too, but I'm not going to put it here.

No way, José, because if she reads it, she won't get mad, she'll get even.

I just reminded myself of another song with a boy's name, not in the title, but in the first line. The Star-Spangled Banner.

José, can you see by the dawn's early light, etc.

I make myself laugh even if no one else does.

I suppose that's enough jocularity for today.

Until next time, watch this (2:52).


  1. Good to see someone enjoying himself.

    1. Adrian, so many others seem to be blogging about their experiences with self-isolation, so I thought I would avoid that well-worn path and do something else instead. If it worked, so much the better.

  2. I spent half my time reading that trying to stop myself laughing. What are you on?

    Most images on an iPhone are held in the Photos app. If you have an Apple Mac they will appear on your Photos App if you have iCloud enabled. If you're watching them on Safari you're watching them on a browser which only appears on Apple Macs. If you are watching them on Safari then you can see it in any other browser (Google and DucDuckGo are search engines not browsers) if you use the same URL as on Safari.

    1. Graham, glad you enjoyed the post. I don't have an Apple Mac, I have a Hewlett-Packard All-In-One with wireless printer, mouse, and keyboard. Oh, and a modem for Wi-Fi. Doesn't everybody? I'm thinking now it might not be Safari showing me the stuff on my phone, it might be Siri. What do I know for sure? Not much. But thanks for your help.

  3. I still use a desktop and love it. I have an android tablet and phone too and I love them too. I do a lot of photo scanning and organizing and the desktop is good for that. Now you've got me rambling. Is it contagious? Or maybe this forced isolation is doing that to us.

    You and Mrs.RWP take care!

    1. Bonnie, maybe I don't have a desktop in the old fashioned sense of a tower and a big square box. What I have is a Hewlett-Packard All-In-One with a pretty big screen and a wireless mouse, a wireless keyboard, and a wireless Brother printer, all of which were a Christmas gift from my children two or three years ago.

      My dad would look at you sternly and say, "You cannot love anything that can't love you back. You may like your desktop and android tablet and phone a lot, but you don't love them." He has been gone since 1967 but I still hear his voice inside my head.

      I do hope my rambling is not contagious. The jury is still out, however, on the forced isolation.

  4. Did you ever list "Wait till the sun shines Nellie'?

    1. Red, indeed I did! I checked and it was #8 in the list of 50 girls' names in my Earworms R Us post.

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    1. Kathy, you're welcome! I expect to be receiving the Presidential Medal Of Freedom any day now.