Hello, Gifted Ones, 🙂
Since “Home is where the heart is.”, Me, Myself, and I are in the house and ever so grateful that you’ve graced my pages with your presents.
And, If you’ve read my previous post, you might recall my belief that happy coincidences are, in truth, divine interventions—and here’s evidence of more of the same….
CONTEXT: A little while ago, I came across an article on Facebook that was news to me…
It turns out that actor, Fred Gwynne—the lead in (1964-1966 TV series) “The Munsters”—was also a successful/critically-acclaimed author of pun-riddled children’s books.
Here’s the kicker…among my earliest posts, you’ll find, “Nightfall: What If There’s a Monster Under My…Breath?”
In it, I referenced fictional monster, Herman Munster…and, since then, I’ve discovered a penchant for puns I wasn’t fully aware of at the (sign of) the time(s).
Okay, I hear you…and fair enough…
It’s arguable that my delight is akin to Lloyd Christmas’s over-reaching optimism when his love interest answers that his chances with her are one-in-a-million—and he breaks into a huge knowing grin and retorts, “So, you’re telling me there’s a chance…”
But, following his logic, who knows…
In another life, I could’ve married Fred Gwynne—if he looked like actor Matt Dillon, and I was his type (cast silver-screen beauty).
Oh, what I wouldn’t give to be Mr. (Ethel) Herman-Punster! 🙂
(*By the by, Ethel Merman (1908-1984) was a comedic Queen of Musicals; and I mentioned “The Outsiders” heart-throb, Matt Dillon, in my previous post. *)
Alright, alright, I get that I’m stretching the (re-)bounds of quirky whimsy;
and that—a recovering (my balance/beam) people pleaser—being true to what’s on my mind may not be to everyone’s (after) taste…
not everyone’s cup of tea-hee…
But, for those Guys and Dolly’s (weather sea-soned or uninitiated) who hang on
—my every bouncing word notwithstanding—
good for brew…
And Here We Go: 🙂
“Morning has broken” wide open, promising another chance for a fresh start.
So, “I’m sailing away” on my—(kitchen “Islands In The) Stream” of consciousness; and considering that “Styx and stones may break my bones”, but cooking will never burn me.
You see, not only do the kitchen and I find ourselves on speaking terms lately; but, I’ve glimpsed the a-peel that makes for her legendary parties….
In a Toy Story-esque moment, I caught Ms. Kay off guard and was delighted to find that, having come out of their shells, the eggs were caught up in a brisk whisk!
A whirling dervish of a mad scramble, they were break dancing as the cheery tomatoes and rad-ishes sang,
“Get down Omelette, get down Omelette, baby, baby…”
And ever the funky hams, Kool and the Spa’ng chimed in, “get your back (bacon) off the wall, dance, come on!”
Then they took center stage with rousing song, “Celebrate (Good Tines)”, and followed it with their upbeat rendition of “Cuts Like A Knife”.
At this point, Petuna joined The Miracle(s) Whip, and proved that her dance s-gills are off the hook.
Now, Terrifics, what followed next can only be described as the icing on the cake!
As paparazzi wanna-Brie repeatedly asked everyone to band together again and “Say My Name, Say My Name!”, The Spoons tap-danced as the bread
(never one to loaf around)
paired up with the spices in a show of(f) gluttony; and did a sin-abun-dance that had the jam-packed audience playfully-chanting, “Weirdough! Weirdough!”
Speaking of (the good kind of) weird…
and stepping back in time…
When I took a break from writing this post yesterday, I channel-surfed my way to TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and who did I spy?
Hungarian actress of silver screen, Zsa Zsa Gabor—look-a-like sister of Ava…
Ava stared in “Green Acres” (another golden oldie mentioned in my previous post).
Here’s what makes this divine intervention:
It’s only my two-week staycation that’s allowed me time to watch TV; for—after work—I’m in the same boat as “Seinfeld” siren, Elaine Benes…
The show’s fans will surely remember when a birth-control shortage had her rations-alizing her—ahem—intimate partner encounters.
She carefully considered (and interviewed) the man of her (maybe) dreams and decided she couldn’t take the chance that he was “sponge worthy”.
Well, given what’s at stake (fleeting time to relax my mind by focusing on that which carries me away while helping Me ground Myself), I—in a G-Rated metaphorical context—must determine which media outlet is “binge worthy” (given precious few hours before weariness gives way to sleep).
And, television just doesn’t do it for me…
However, Netflix (especially “Poirot” and stand-up comedy specials) is my unfailing go-to (get my mind right).
(*that’s Me thinking*)
“You’re only noticing these ‘divine interventions/encouraging signs that you’re on the right path’ because you’re looking for them.”
“True”, says I—but speaking up for Myself—
“How do you explain the spontaneous intersections of random thought followed up by real-life tie-ins (such as tuning into a movie 40 minutes after it’s started, and immediately seeing an actress/character that isn’t seen much after that)?
And, it’s not like either of the Gabor sisters were in tons of movies that we’ve seen…in fact, I think we could count the number on two fingers!
And, if that’s not convincing—how about this?
Even if we agree to agree, it’s still a win-win because it goes to show we attract what we think about/focus on…as in, ‘If I can see it, I can be it, if I just believe it, I can do it’…
So, if you “believe you can fly”
off the (broom) handle,
get over yourself, Witchy Pooh-pooh.” 🙂
And so, having had the last word, I’ll quit while I’m still in my right (on) mind.
As always, Amazers, you never fail to dazzle me with your patience and fondness for my doozies…it means so very much and is greatly appreciated!
Stay the course, Lovables. 🙂
God bless you and your loves. 🙂
P.S. Here are the links to my previous post, and the one featuring Herman Munster (written way, way back).
P.P.S. Lloyd Christmas was played by Jim Carrey in the ((1974) movie, “Dumb & Dumber”; Guys and Dolls is a long-running Broadway musical—making for Dolly Parton and Kenny Roger’s pun soon to be explained; “Morning Has Broken” is singer, Cat Stevens’, (1971 ) hit; “I’m Sailing Away” is band, Styx’s, (1977) hit song; “Islands In The Stream” is (1983) hit duet by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers (which explains my Guys and Dollys pun); cheery tomatoes is my cherry tomatoes pun, and rad means awesome, making for my rad-sishes pun; “Get down, Omelet, get down Omelet, baby baby…” is my Kool & The Gang word-play on their (1981) hit, “Get Down On It (get down on it, baby, baby)”, funky hams is my Kool & The Gang/Spam pun—spam is canned meat introduced in 1937, and Spa’ng is my word-play on Spam and Kool & The Gang; get your back (bacon) off the wall is a play on Kool & The Gang’s lyric, “get your back up off the wall” (from song, “Get Down On It”); “Celebrate Good Tines” is my Celebrate Good Times (Kool & The Gang’s (1980) hit song) pun (tines are the prongs on a fork), and “Cuts Like A Knife” is singer, Bryan Adam’s (1983) hit song; my Miracle(s) Whip pun is a nod to Smokey Robinson and the Miracles; wanna-Brie is my wanna-be pun—brie is a type of cheese, so when Brie encourages everyone “Say My Name Say My Name” , she’s telling the crowd to “Say cheese!” (smile for the camera)…band together is my Destiny’s Child pun—they had a hit with (1999) “Say My Name” before Beyonce went solo; “The Spoons” is a Canadian band that formed in 1979 (thet had a couple hits in the early 80’s); “if I can see it…” is a lyric from R. Kelly’s (1996) hit song, “I Believe I Can Fly”; and Witchy Pooh-pooh is my pooh-pooh pun (pooh-pooh means to be dismissive of an idea or a claim. Lastly, I absolutely love Kool &The Gang–here’s the link to “Get Down On It”