This weeks weekend relevant prompts, for Monday Haiku are:
- Back in the UK – I’m currently in the UK staying with some family. The hot weather of the previous week (before I got here) has been replaced by more traditional, miserable looking weather. Anyhoo, it is nice to see everyone here. There is a post up tomorrow about the travel and how much of it is routine (more than I previously realised, thats for sure).
- Airport Security – I had a brief encounter with airport security. See tomorrow’s post for more “exciting” details.
- Jubilee – I didn’t even know it was the jubilee until last week. That probably says more about me than anything else.
So here we go:
Walk familiar paths
several degrees cooler
back in the UK
Ooo a layered meaning, this is too much for a Monday…
I look like I’m bad?
hi, airport security
You will find nothing
Although they might have done. Nothing illegal I should add.
Huh, what jubilee?
Not fill the joy of this man
Traitor to the crown?
There is a small family gag here. I’m not the only member of the family on my mothers side who know longer lives in the UK. Both of my mother’s sisters also live in different countries. One of them took up citizenship in the country. When I saw her last year, she made some reference to not being a UK citizen no longer. I jokingly said, “I know, you’re a traitor to the crown” (part of the joke being I’m hardly a royalist myself). – Also in this last one there is a small writing exercise in that I wanted to use some of the words from the third haiku last week. The idea of using almost the same words but in a different context.
Bonus Haiku is looking at terms that have been used in search engines, and found this blog. I don’t know why but “Soft Splats” stuck out. What was that person searching for? Bonus Haiku between the lines below. If you figure out what I meant in the first one, feel free to explain it to me in that comment box below:
Poke you with a stick
Take this hammer to the brain
Oh soft splats, soft splats
Changing babies bum
Open. Explosive! Quick, duck!
Er look, soft splats, soft…
Things I learned this weekend:
- On the way to buying a sunday paper (The Observer – One thing I do miss in the US), I walked some pathways not walked in a long, long, time, reminding me of times when I was at College and used to queue for the bus on a saturday morning, for my saturday job. A memory I wasn’t expecting. There also used to be a girl who would also wait and get picked up (whose parent’s house I walked past). I didn’t know her at the time but I met her a few years later when we ended up briefly working together. I wonder what happened to her? I cannot even remember her name.
- I can manage a 33 hour awake day better than I thought I could.
- I still seem to be getting up at an early hour. I don’t have my son here in the UK, you would think I would like a lie in. Apparently not.
- The UK can bring it’s flags out for a Jubilee after all. Usually they only come out during a football tournament. Not something like a memorial day. A key difference there between the UK and the US methinks.
- I sometimes can enjoy walking in the drizzly rain. I never see it in Southern California, on the odd occasions when it rains there, it rains hard. It was a bit like seeing an old friend again. A friend I suspect I don’t need to see too often.
- I’m now looking forward to the new LFC season. The new manager Brendan Rodgers, newly poached from Swansea, seems to have some good ideas and philosophy. Many speak highly of him. He plays a passing, attacking game. It sounds encouraging.
Lexicon word of the day: pachyderm.