Skip to main content

Pause Ponder and a Pool Fool


This was our pic this week. And these were our top captions...



Revenge of the Plankers!



Left of the blue and white boy? Right of the blue and white boy? Damn, I'll never get ny boating licence.
Whitey @ COTU



Jeffrey thought he could hold on until low tide. He was wrong.



And our winner was head and shoulders above the competition:

Scott's dandruff problem was getting out of hand. But he had one last trick up his sleeve.


Congratulations Shawn. You be hangin' with dufus this weekend. What say we head on down to the Ottawa River. The water level there's really low this summer. We could jump off the Champlain Bridge and take care of our dandruff just like our friend up there...permanently!



And thanks to everyone for playing along this week. I look forward to your captions on our next pic, Wednesday.

Comments

Paula Wooters said…
... And if a friend tells you it would be fun to jump off a bridge, would you do it? Echos of my mother's parenting wisdom. She must have suspected I'd be friends with you some day, Dufus.
nonamedufus said…
I think you're the sister I never had, Paula. My mother always used to say that!
Linda Medrano said…
I wanted to comment on this photo. But Dufus, I couldn't really make out what it was! I'm the slower sister you never had.
nonamedufus said…
That's okay. My blog's a bit of a dive these days.
Linda Medrano said…
Not at all. And really. It's me, not you.
Quirky Loon said…
What? Me? *bats eyelashes* Gets an honorable mention? *bats some more...*


HA!


And thankee kindly sir. Thankee. Me and my plankers are most grateful. heh heh
nonamedufus said…
Next time, just take the plunge and leave a comment.
nonamedufus said…
No problem. Thanks for jumping right in.
meleahrebeccah said…
too funny! Congratulations Shawn! That was a hilarious caption!
Shawn Ohara said…
Wow! I won. You like me! You really like me!
Sorry I'm late checking in. I'm south of the border, way down Cape Cod way. I'll swing by the mighty Ottawa on my way back.

Popular posts from this blog

My Back Pages - November

I read five books last month bringing my year to date total to 61, well past the 50 I estimated at the beginning of the year. And I've yet to get through December.

The month started out with The Nix, the debut novel by Nathan Hill which has been receiving a lot off positive reviews. In it Hill flips back and fourth from the 1968 Chicago protests and 2011 in a desperate search for the truth behind why his mother abandoned him at an early age. In between Hill takes on politics, the media and addiction as well as other aspects of society. It's a well-spun tale and I quite enjoyed reading it.

Next up was the auto-biographical I Am Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame. This was somewhat of a scattered affair but an interesting read nonetheless. Wilson - or his ghostwriter - however is no Hemingway.

Then it was on to one of my favourite authors, Ian Rankin and his latest tale of now retired Inspector John Rebus, Rather Be The Devil. I never tire of these stories and this is the 21st in …

Traveling Along Singing A Song

Pete and Paulie were strolling along one day. The sun was bright, the air was cool, the birds chirped crazily in the trees and the squirrels  munched merrily on their nuts. Well not their nuts exactly. Nuts they found on the ground and in the gardens in the park.

Paulie felt so good he began to whistle. It wasn't any tune in particular, just one of those annoyingly tuneless whistles that wandered all over the place. Pete looked at Paulie and he squiggled up his nose and he said "What the hell is that?" Paulie replied "Oh nothing in particular. I'm just happy." "But you're not even whistling a tune" said Pete. Paulie replied "If you're so wise I'd like to see you do better, Pete."

Pete went silent for a moment and seemed to mumble to himself for a moment or two. Then he cleared his throat with a little cough, he opened his mouth and he began to sing.


"There once was a king very wise
Who spoke to his enemies in disguise
T…

My Back Pages - 2016

Here, as promised is a month-by-month breakdown of the 67 books I delved into this year. I got off to a strong start and then my intake dwindled for a couple of months until picking back up in April. I'll let you in on my favourites at the end of this list.

January

Here, There and Everywhere:
My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles - Geoff Emerick - ****
H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald - ***
Close To The Edge - The Story of Yes - Chris Welch - ***
Sweet Caress - William Boyd - ****


February

Purity by Jonathan Franzen 
Still Alice by Lisa Genova.


March

Natchez Burning - Greg Iles
The Promise (Elvis Cole #20) - Robert Crais

April

The Snowman (Harry Hole)- Joe Nesbo ****
Phantom (Harry Hole) - Joe Nesbo ****
The Leopard (Harry Hole) - Jo Nesbo ****


May

George Harrison Reconsidered ***
The Heart Goes Last - Margaret Atwood ****
Dropping The Needle - The Vinyl Dialogues Volume II ***
The Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead, (Dave Robicheaux #6) - James Lee Burke****


June/.July

 Lust and Wonder - Aug…