Monday Haiku and what I learned this weekend – 16 July 2012

You’ve had enough of cute cat pictures on Facebook right?

This weeks weekend relevant prompts for Monday Haiku are:

  1. Breakfast with the relatives – A couple of relatives from my wife’s fathers side of the family were down from further up north. Ok, a morning “restaurant” meet, and a cooked breakfast were in order.
  2. Waiting on the mailman – For some parcels that never come (and this months Mojo magazine). I ordered a couple of used but supposably good quality books from Amazon. These seemed to be taking forever to get here. Then on saturday everything arrived at once, including this months Writers Digest magazine.
  3. Amir Khan boxing again– After losing his title to a controversial decision some months ago, then his opponent being found to have steroids in his system, and being re-instated with the title, then changing his fitness trainer, Khan fights again. This time he lost via TKO. Personally I thought he was a little unfortunate. He easily dominated the first two rounds. In the third he caught an unfortunate swinging left hook behind the ear and on the neck. That rocked him and he never really recovered after that. He got knocked down a couple more times in the next round before the ref stopped it.

So here we go:

Empty stomach, wait

Please help? Omelette, toast and fruit

family brings this pause

Actually it was a good breakfast. I just had to wait for it..

Mailman bring me hope

or crush my dreams for today

deliver the goods

Now I have nothing to moan about for a few days:

Victory Amir Kahn?

yikes, a crushing loss instead

crossroads of career

Bonus Haiku is giving Carrie Rubin’s family a break this week (come on Carrie, give the sons some suggestive pictures or something). Instead we, in the me and the blog sense, are looking at our stats to see what odd search terms brought viewers here. I suspect viewers rather than readers. Oh and in the spirit of disclaimers as briefly discussed in this weekends post “At which point do I become a writer, an artist, or just myself?“, there might be some naughty words so if offended jump over the dotted lines below, or alternatively, if enticed, jump between the dotted lines below:


Google is right here

to search that inspiring choice

Ok try, “screw my wife”

part 2:

graced with sweaty palms

the right site, ready to pop

No! Brain splats buzz kill


Things I learned this weekend:

  • My almost 19 month old son seems to be a word sponge. At 18 months the average amount of words know is between 8 to 12. He knew a few more then 12. He seems to have learnt a lot more in the last few weeks. On tuesday this week, 5 new ones appeared in the one day!
  • Many bloggers seem to be scared of the terms “writer”, “author”, and “artist” when it relates to them and their creations. See the comments on this weekends post (mentioned above)
  • Amir Khan is a talented boxer, and an unlucky one. Tactically was he incorrect in his approach? He made a crucial mistake (or two).
  • Strikeforce on Showtime (yes I seemed to be into violence this past saturday), is a pretty good alternative to watching UFC.
  • In the US there is a really annoying commercial from with talking heads. I think the product is about home postage or something along those lines, so the commercial points out the horrible experience of going to the post office. One such head makes my own head boil with his “There is nothing worse than going to the post office and waiting in line…” It’s an annoyance sure, but actually there are lots of worse things, and it previously inspired me to write this poem. Anyhoo, it still annoys me and this mondays poll asks “what is worse than going to the post office and waiting in line?”
Have a fun week.

Lexicon word of the day: nudnik.


32 comments on “Monday Haiku and what I learned this weekend – 16 July 2012

  1. Smaktakula says:

    First of all, I don’t think it’s possible to have too many lolcats, but the Napoleonic dog is cute too.
    I have to say, the post office doesn’t really bug me. Actually, I was about to add ‘anyway, I don’t go there, I go to the UPS Store.” so maybe it bugs more than I thought.

    • Elliot says:

      The cats are getting on my nerves. I thought the dog looked funny.

      It doesn’t bother me going to the post office either, that is why that commercial is so ridiculous.

  2. DyingNote says:

    I’m sure you can do an entire one on search terms alone

    • Elliot says:

      It made me wonder what post came up when the search term “screw my wife” brought them to my blog.

      • DyingNote says:

        🙂 Mine are more obvious – “how does Jack White get his pale skin” and a surprisingly very late (happened just 4 days back, months after starting the blog) “last notes of dying people” >;->

  3. Anne says:

    Having a bad toothache is way worse than having to go to the post office.

  4. I don’t remember the last time I actually went to the post office but I don’t recall it being *too* awful. However, there have been many times in the past when I stood there, waiting on line for an eternity, praying for death.

  5. I think people who blog with the cute cat pictures and worship my kids photos should be imprisoned. They tell my my first spoken words were “Hey Lou, lemme run a beer tab till Friday payday. “

  6. Carrie Rubin says:

    I had to go with the diaper smell. It has been many years for me, but I still remember it well…

    Sorry about my lack of offal for you, but you seem to have done just fine on your own. 😉

    • Elliot says:

      The diaper smell is the worst on that list. That commercial gets me every time.

      No worries about the offal, I can usually think of something 🙂

  7. I dont go to the post office! I order stamps online, print them on the envelopes and pop them in the post box! Ahh… the interbet taking over our lives…lol… excellent haiku this week! :o)

  8. robincoyle says:

    Waiting in line at the DMV! It is the WORST! Right after that . . . getting your new driver’s license in the mail and your photos looks like you sucked on a lemon!

  9. jmmcdowell says:

    Darn, Robin, you beat me to the DMV! But at least in Maryland we get our licenses right there are the booth. It’s all computerized and done in one station.

  10. La La says:

    You know…I dislike waiting in line at the post office because it’s not like I am waiting for something cool like a roller coaster or an alcoholic beverage. Just saying.

  11. Your son’s vocabulary is about to go into overdrive at his age… you’ll be discussing politics and soccer over your coffee and his sippy cup before you know it 🙂

  12. Ann Marquez says:

    Unless I’m in a huge hurry (and if I am I shouldn’t have gone to the PO to being with) I don’t mind standing in line. I’ve met some awesome people waiting in line and have gathered some interesting stories. 😉

    Love hearing about your son 😀 So cute. I miss the little ones 😉 These are the best of times.

    PS (I do believe I’ve seen quite a few men with sagging man boobs … did you ever watch the Seinfeld episode where they invented the “Bro” ? 😉 )

    • Elliot says:

      That is exactly why that commercial drives me mad.

      I could have added a lot more things to that poll, like waiting in line at the DMV, but I had to edit.

      I’ve sen plenty of men at the gym in that state. I think Women complain about them more, where as men pretend they don’t exist 🙂

  13. If I could write in on the poll, I’d say any trip to the DMV makes the post office seem heavenly. I hate the wait on Amazon sellers of used books. Mine always come simultaneously even if they are from different corners of the country.

    • Elliot says:

      Then you know why this commercial drives me mad. In my limited experience of the DMV here, it was much worse than the post office. – Actually I’ve noticed a bunch of commercials recently (particularly talking head ones, but not all) where if you listen to what they are saying, it is nonsense dressed up to look like it is important.

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