>> Saturday, October 24, 2009
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I've been blogging pretty regularly now for more than a year. I've always taken it very seriously. When I decided I needed to exercise as regularly, I thought tying the two together would work to my benefit. Now, being sick for more than a week and having it carry forward even into the next week with nausea hardly helps. But, even as I started feeling better, I was rather bowled over by the mindset that made me reluctant to work out because then I was committed to doing blogs, too.
Admittedly, I've been writing gangbusters on a new novel and I've really been enjoying it. And, yes, I love my readers, but, at this moment, I'm struggling to find the time for all the stuff that I'm already doing. My point is that, exercising or not, my blogging might get even more spotty as I take on some new responsibilities at work (which unfortunately require hanging out in more meetings, some later in the day), dive into some more writing (and marketing of said work), and, to an extent, live my life. Perhaps I don't have as much to say as I used to.
Well, we'll see. In the meantime, here are some quotes. I'll take time to be here on the weekends anyway. At least until I run out of quotes.
How about some more humor?
The best cure for insomnia is a Monday morning(It's a sad commentary on our species that so much of humor is insulting and focused on appearance - ed)
It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the phrase, 'as pretty as an airport.' Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort.
Dennis Hutch had stepped up into the top seat when its founder had died of a lethal overdose of brick wall, taken while under the influence of a Ferrari and a bottle of tequila.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it...
-- Groucho Marx
My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying
-- Ed Furgol
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.And I still have more humor for the future. Woot!
- George Bernard Shaw
Last week I stated that this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister and now wish to withdraw that statement.
- Mark Twain
Her face was her chaperone.
- Rupert Hughes
I see her as one great stampede of lips directed at the nearest derriere.
- Noel Coward
Nature played a cruel trick on her by giving her a waxed mustache.
- Alan Bennett
She is a peacock in everything but beauty.
- Oscar Wilde
She not only kept her lovely figure, she's added so much to it.
- Bob Fosse
She was a large woman who seemed not so much dressed as upholstered.
- James Matthew Barrie
She was so ugly she could make a mule back away from an oat bin.
- Will Rogers
She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitchfork.
- Jonathan Swift
The tautness of his face sours ripe grapes.
- William Shakespeare
He is a man of splendid abilities but is utterly corrupt. He shines and stinks like rotten mackerel by moonlight.
- John Randolph
He never bore a grudge against anyone he wronged.
- Simone Signoret
Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain
Elizabeth Taylor's so fat, she puts mayonnaise on an aspirin.
- Joan Rivers
She looks like she combs her hair with an egg beater.
- Critic Louella Parsons on Joan Collins
Why don't you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum.
- P. G. Wodehouse
There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure.
- Jack E. Leonard
Another victory like that and we are done for.
He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue.
- Andrew Lang
I would not want to put him in charge of snake control in Ireland.
- Eugene McCarthy
In a mere half century films have gone from silent to unspeakable.
- Doug Larson
Awards are like hemorrhoids; sooner or later every asshole gets one.
- Frederic Raphael
I am fairly unrepentant about her poetry. I really think that three quarters of it is gibberish. However, I must crush down these thoughts, otherwise the dove of peace will shit on me.
- Noel Coward on Edith Sitwell
This isn't right. This isn't even wrong.
- Wolfgang Pauli