10 September 2010

The Color Purple...

Today I arrived at the doctor's office wearing a purple sweater and carrying a purple purse... not that I'd planned it that way, but just because they happened to be within reach and were easy to carry.  I left the doctor's office with a purple cast.  And my kids say that I am hardly ever fashionably color coordinated.... 

And just so you know for future reference... you KNOW your pain meds are working when you read the following questions and think they are hilarious OR you actually consider the possibilities...

 What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating
 an endangered plant?  
 If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?  
 If an orange is orange, why isn't a lime called a green or a 
 lemon called a yellow?
 Would a fly without wings be called a walk? 
 If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? 


    _Reflections on a Mythic Beast,
    Who's Quite Remarkable, at Least._

    I never Saw a Purple Cow;
      I never Hope to See One;
    But I can Tell you, Anyhow,
      I'd rather See than Be One.

        _Cinq Ans Apres._

    (_Confession: and a Portrait, Too,
    Upon a Background that I Rue!_)

    Ah, yes! I wrote the "Purple Cow"--
      I'm Sorry, now, I Wrote it!
    But I can Tell you, Anyhow,
      I'll Kill you if you Quote it!
~ Frank Gelett Burgess (1866–1951) artist, art critic, poet, author, and humorist 


  1. Please, please, please tell you you were also wearing a red hat!


  2. Roses - I LOVE IT!!!! I just can't decide which one I like the best but I have GOT to have one!!!! Feels like another post for when the meds kick in. I am soooooo bookmarking that link! Thank you!

  3. Heh.

    "Where is Kingdom Come and how hard would my Mama have to slap me to get me there?" - George Stafford

  4. I simply must pass this on. (I blogged it five years ago, but who remembers five years ago?)

    The subject here is ace publicist James S. Moran, who had just finished doing up a purple cow for a New York dairy when word got back to him that Gelett Burgess was in town. Moran schlepped the cow to the lobby of Burgess's hotel, had the poet paged, and as Burgess appeared, pointed to the creature and said simply: "THERE!"

    You hadda be there, I suspect.

  5. Now that's a lot of purple. [Which just happens to be my favorite color]. Hope you are healing quickly!

    How long do you have to wear the cast?

  6. Purple is my favorite color, too!

    I'll bet you looked FABULOUS.

  7. Ken - Had to laugh at that quote!

    CGHill - From what I have read, Mr. Burgess really grew to HATE the first section of that poem and so he wrote the second part of it years later. As for remembering five years later... heh, I'm lucky if I can make it 5 minutes.

    Meleah - since it's been over three weeks since I fell, I'm praying it won't be longer than another 3 weeks.

    AFW - I think I will have a picture taken to post, but I first have to get a red hat like Roses suggested... (that link she posted above WAS pretty inspiring!)


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