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madamesilverspurs's Journal
madamesilverspurs's Journal
June 28, 2024

Say what??

A bunch of us went to lunch one day, and the restaurant was busy so we were waiting to be seated. It happened that the waiting area was by the dessert display. Being right next to it I took a close look and noticed their featured pastry. Knowing that one of the gals had a particular fondness for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, I motioned her over. As sometimes happens the conversation in the room paused at the precise moment I intended to say, “Hey, look, they have Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup pie”, but what came out of my mouth was, “Hey, look, they have Reese’s Penis pie.” The hostess gasped, the customers stared, and my friends turned into dumbstruck statues. As I stood there hoping to evaporate, everyone eventually started laughing. And my peanut butter friend piped up with, “Well, anyone else want dessert first?” I’ve never been that bright red, before or since. The good news is that they’re still my friends, and even the hostess eventually stopped giggling whenever we showed up for lunch.

Mouths sometimes have minds of their own, even for those of us who haven’t struggled with lifelong speech difficulties. Oops happens.

For me, I prefer the speaker with occasional slippage who still imparts a lifetime of learning and caring and giving and respect and wisdom and reliable truth over a felonious pathological liar, any day, any time. I’m thankful for Joe, and he still has my vote.


June 27, 2024

Yard sign

Ken Buck campaigned with the promise to bring Weld County bullshit to Washington. Seems Boebert wants to be the one to keep it there.


June 23, 2024

Saturday night TV

Revisiting childhood, watching Disney's "Fantasia". I won't scare you by revealing how long ago I first viewed it. It was fascinating then, a visual smorgasbord, engaging, sometimes a little scary, but mostly delightful (especially the Tchaikovsky section). Clever, and borderline educational in explaining the soundtrack. The "Ave Maria" is its own breathtaking moment. Lots of memories surrounding that movie.

On a related note, it's refreshing to watch nighttime TV without endless commercials for viagra and armpit cream.

Crap, armpit lady just showed up. Sigh.

June 20, 2024

Yard Sale

June 17, 2024

How do you say - - -

A while back there was some information about how to politely but firmly ask to speak with a native English speaker. I've been dealing with some support people, helpful, but we waste an awful lot of time with repetitions when I simply do not understand what they are trying to say. It's frustrating on both ends. Please, can someone share that diplomatic phrasing? Much appreciated!


edit to add: The people I'm speaking with are (I'm guessing) in or from India, they know the English words, but the accent is a barrier.


June 6, 2024

Whine and sheesh

June 6, 2024


This showed up as a memory on my facebook page. Seems appropriate to rerun it here . . .


June 1, 2024

The Getaway

May 31, 2024


found on facebook
May 30, 2024

Justice is vindicated.


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