Monday Haiku and what I learned this weekend – 11 June 2012

If you are reading this on Monday, I will likely be on the plane back to California. This weeks weekend relevant prompts for Monday Haiku, are inspired by the this, and the reason I was in the UK on this trip:

  1. Back in the US – Ok, technically I’m not back yet, so this is a prompt of anticipation.
  2. Brother Married – I was over here to attend my brother’s wedding. It went well. My brother and his new wife had a lovely day, I was very pleased for both of them. I missed my wife and son that bit more (who couldn’t get over this time for various reasons I won’t go into).
  3. Speech – I was best man at said wedding. My brother wasn’t planning to be too conventional with the wedding, especially with the speeches. He didn’t want me to do one, then at the last minute he did. It wasn’t my best speech, that is for sure, but I kept it fairly short, wasn’t offensive, and threw in some compliments. It could have been a lot worse.

So here we go:

Back home in the sun

hurry up, see, my wife and son


Looking forward to seeing my wife and son. Can you tell?

Must be getting old

one of my brothers married

new sister in law

It currently sounds strange to refer to that brother and his wife, but they do seem very well suited.

Now my mind is blank

The irony of the speech

Got a few words out

Bonus Haiku is looking at a post from this weekend featuring top crime fighting duo Batman and Robin. Bonus Haiku between the lines below:


Bam! Bank robbery

Call the police. What Gordon?

better call Batman

leading to:

Here, Pow, Thwack, wham

Batman tied up, help Police!

better help yourself


Things I learned this weekend:

  • It is usually best to have a little preparation for a speech, although I didn’t do too bad. Maybe not as good as I would have liked.
  • My brother, or one of them, is married!
  • It was great to see everyone who went to the wedding, including a relative over from Australia.
  • As much as I like to moan a bit about the UK, I do miss lots of things from it. I will be both happy and sad to leave.
  • But I would have enjoyed it more if my wife and son had been here. hopefully we will all be over to the UK in a few months time.
  • I’m looking forward to watching England kick of in the EURO championships. Until they actually play. They will likely be rubbish.
Have a fun week.

Lexicon word of the day: chagrin.


10 comments on “Monday Haiku and what I learned this weekend – 11 June 2012

  1. DyingNote says:

    Particularly love the Batman haiku 🙂

    And as I write, England and France are all level 5 minutes into the second half.

  2. Smaktakula says:

    Get home safely. Traveling back to your old hometown can be a bittersweet experience, but I think it really helps to make you appreciate where you live now (and it can also remind you of things which could be better).

    I’m sure your speech was brilliant, particularly as you hadn’t much time to prepare!

    • Elliot says:

      It is always bittersweet going back. Hopefully it won’t be long before I go back again.

      Upon further review, I don’t think the speech was that bad.

  3. robincoyle says:

    So what did you say in your speech?

  4. robincoyle says:

    Hey! I just noticed my name in your blogroll. How cool is that?!?

  5. When are the English going to learn to speak normal English like Americans or Canadians. ?

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