“Like a dull actor now
I have forgot my part, and I am out,
Even to a full disgrace. ” – William Shakespeare
It seems I misplaced my Big Box O’ Words for a few days. I found it, but it’s going to take some time before I get a bunch of them strung together and making sense. Hey, like my mechanic always says, “Do you want it done fast, or do you want it done right?”
Whenever I tried using that phrase on my (now ex-)wife, she would usually reply, “If only I could count on either…”
… roughly translated means, “Beware of balloons,” or something like that.something not at all like that
In all honesty – OK, perhaps not all honesty. My point being, “empty” is not even a Latin word, ask any Latin American I just made that up as a way of saying, in NedSpeak, whenever I refer to a conversation between me and my ex-wife, I will be applying the “grain of truth” principle. Meaning, the part about me having an ex-wife will always be true.
“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” – Helen Keller
To that end, I present a brief tribute to my dearly departed buddy, Scout.
He was a good kid… Pffft!
Sorry, I couldn’t keep a straight face saying that… he was a horror on four hooves. Once, when I was foolish enough to turn my back to him, he grabbed the bottom of the window frame in his stall door, with his lips (they’re like two big monkey-fingers), and had slid the door half-way open before I recognized the sound!
On days when he actually made me look good while riding him, I would accuse the barn manager of allowing aliens to steal my real horse and replace him with a good one.
Still and all, he was my buddy, and I shall miss him forever.