Monday Haiku and what I learned this weekend – 07 May 2012

This picture below is inspired by my post on saturday:

So this weeks weekend relevant prompts, for Monday Haiku are:

  1. Green Card – Regular readers will know I’m from the UK but living in California. My wife is from California. When we applied for my Visa over here we had been married for less than two years. What this means is when I was granted my visa, it was as a permanent resident but with a stop placed on it after two years. I had to apply for the stop to be removed no sooner than 6 months before the two year mark. This essentially meant that we had to submit various bits and pieces to confirm we were still married. So we put the pack together and sent it off. Other than a quick ID appointment, that was the last we heard for five and a half months. Anyway on friday, somewhat out of the blue, I received the approval letter. Assuming I don’t turn into some kind of criminal, I don’t have to apply for a visa again (and could become a citizen, should I want to).
  2. Liverpool losing the cup final – See the things I learned this weekend (below).
  3. Beastie Boy Adam Yauch passing – to Cancer at the age of 47. The Beastie boys are / were a significant entry to music, and music history, originally breaking huge in 1986 with album “License to ill” but progressing much beyond this. There is the usual argument about three white-ys bringing black music to the mainstream, but they were good at it, and it opened the doors for many artists to follow. Part of the 2012 entires to Rock n Roll hall of fame (broadcast this weekend), demonstrates their relevance to what is essentially a mainstream club. Check out Rolling Stone article here. Photo below from 1987 (click photo for link to MTV site with more photos).

So here we go:

Allmost unseen change

now freedom has new meaning

Green Card is complete

On the subject of the Green card, we were never really worried as we were not doing anything illegal, so there was no weight on the shoulders lifted. But it is nice that it has been completed, and we sent off the right information first time.

Saturday of sulk

Liverpool lose the cup final

improvements needed

Yep, I sulked most of saturday.

a beastie has gone

so MCA get on the

mic my man, farewell

I wanted to try get some lyrics in there but they pack so much in. I borrowed a little from “No sleep till Brooklyn”. – And bonus Haiku? Something a little different this week. A naughty little blog friend, and excellent blogger challenged me to put some of her son’s verbal diarrhoea  into some haiku. Carrie is a great blogger, if you’ve not seen her blog, check it out.

However I realise that some readers might not like the naughty words. If that is the case, feel free to skip over the part below marked out by the lines, and onto what I learned this weekend.


penis plus anus

makes the word paenus, You what?

not a real one fool!

or bonus part two:

Is there a sunroof?

Prius the vagina car

birth fuel efficient


Things I learned this weekend:

  • Liverpool Football club need some changes in the summer. The league performances have not been good enough. They reached two cup finals winning one, so that was one positive, but all in, the squad isn’t yet strong or even balanced enough. Andy Carroll might have done enough to earn a stay of execution and truth be told (which seems easier to say after the game), I thought at the time that he should have started.
  • That when being admitted to the Rock N Roll hall of fame, people there don’t half waffle on a bit.
  • When I sulk, I don’t learn a lot.
I mentioned last week that I am getting so much spam on the posts about Spam that I decided on a “Spam of the week“:
Runner up 1 – “What day isn’t today?” –
Er, Tuesday?

Winner –  – “The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it won’t disappoint me as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, however I genuinely thought you’d have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention”.

I’m assuming this one is actually spam. Have a fun week.

Lexicon word of the day: bailiwick.


14 comments on “Monday Haiku and what I learned this weekend – 07 May 2012

  1. crubin says:

    Oh, you’ve outdone yourself! Three wonderful Haikus (love the “Saturday of sulk” by the way) followed by two award-winning Haikus inspired by my son’s potty mouth. You have made my day. And thanks so much for the mention–very thoughtful. And whether you’ll admit it or not, I know the word “paenus” will become part of your vocabulary. It’s very Latin-ish and a bit sophisticated in its adolescence. 🙂

    By the way, thanks to those two Haikus, you will now entertain all sorts of fun search engine terms…

    • Elliot says:

      I didn’t enjoy the saturday of sulk. You’re welcome on the mention, it was a fun challenge (the haiku, not the mention).

      Sometimes those Haikus just write themselves. Because of the 17 syllable structure, if you have to fit certain words in, then it is relatively easy to dance some way around it. Or maybe I got lucky.

      I had not even thought about the search terms, but that could be interesting.

  2. Great post – The Beastie boys: I’ll never forget the summer my brother was obsessed with them. He played that cassette tape (yes, cassette) until it finally wore out….big sister couldn’t have been happier 🙂

    • Elliot says:

      Thanks Sheila. There were a whole bunch of Beastie Boys posts appearing around friday and saturday, so they deserved a mention. I don’t know if that is the end for them because I don’t know if they would continue as a duo knowing how the dynamic of the Beasties was the three of them.

  3. Smaktakula says:

    I love the haikus
    We are in agreement that
    paenus is awesome

  4. La La says:

    Love Carrie! Those haikus (what an odd plural) are great! Paenus…my lexicon word of the day.

    • Elliot says:

      Thanks Lauren, they were fun to invent. Carrie does some fun posts.

      I’m not sure Haikus is plural, It was mentioned to me in comments once, that Haiku is both singular and plural (but I could be wrong).

  5. Jeannie says:

    Haiku–singular and plural 😉

    Good job Elliot–I even giggled at the naughty ones!! LOL

    So we’ve got your permanently? Alrighty then! Yay for us! xoxo

    • Elliot says:

      Thanks Jeannie. These were quick and fun this week.

      Yes I can come and go as I please now without having to be concerned about any visa issues. Kind of like my boy, he’s an American citizen but also has British citizenship from me. He can travel anywhere in the EU, work or settle there, without the need for a visa should he wish when he grows up.

  6. Congratulations on getting your green card honey! 🙂

    I love your spam e mails you get, I only get 1 or 2 every few days, I’m missing out! Lol


    • Elliot says:

      Thanks Vikki, it’s nice that it is finally sorted out, and other than the waiting, without too much hassle.

      My spam levels were the same until I did those posts about spam, then they shot up. They have dropped down again in the last few days.

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