Heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who

I asked Marvin what I should blog about and he said REO Speedwagon, and how they had one lead singer, and then another one, and how the one singer was a real tool. And also there was a falling out with the guitar player.

See. This is why no one ever read any of Marvin's 14 blogs and why when he told me I should start a blog I said, "Why would I want to do that? No one ever comments or pays any attention to blogs."

REO Speedwagon. I am ridin' the storm out. Is what I'm doing.

In other less mind-numbingly dull news, we have a commenter of the weeker. It is Furry Godmother with her always-amusing words about her pets. Click on This Week's Special if you are flapping your hands because you cannot wait another moment.

I am supposed to be at furniture market today with my next-door neighbor Peg, but on top of the five books I am already proofreading at the moment, I was given a deposition and a statistics textbook this week, so I had to cancel. She is, however, taking my friend the Other June.

Furniture market is this really big deal in North Carolina. Apparently a lot of furniture gets made here, or maybe it used to, kind of like how a lot of cars used to get made in Michigan. I don't know. Anyway, this time of year, all the furniture manufacturers come here and show off their wares, and you can only get into this giant show if you are connected somehow, and my neighbor Peg is an interior designer.

Furniture market is kind of the Academy Awards of North Carolina.

Anyway it sounds fun. And you know I am jonesing for a couch. Maybe Peg and the Other June will pick one up for me, you think?

MmmmmmmPeg invited us over the other night to christen her new front-porch furniture by eating some homemade strawberry shortcake. She said her old wicker furniture had deteriorated so much these past few years, and I know Winston goes over there and naps on said furniture, and am hoping against hope he has not been sharpening his claws on it. Anyway we shamelessly partook of the cake and new furniture anyway.

Badmarvin

This is the worst photo of Marvin, ever, but he never reads my blog anymore so he won't know I put it in. heeeeeeee….

We are going to Marty Martin's house tomorrow to eat fajitas and watch a really bad movie, and that I am not canceling, because who can cancel fajitas, plus also he has the coolest dog ever who I cannot wait to see again. His dog goes to the same dog day care as mine, and one day we left work at the same time (Marty Martin and me, not his dog and me) and got to dog day care together, and they released our hounds simultaneously.

Tallulah RAN out of the dog day care room, TORE through the lobby, ran over and over and over and over again in a circle, until she finally relented and I was able to corral her wriggling self onto her leash.

Marty Martin's dog galumphed into the room, walked over and sat. Right in front of Marty Martin. I don't even think MM had to put a leash on him.

In other words, our dogs are just like us.

We have to talk book club books, by the way. A couple people have suggested titles. I am reading a book for my real-life book club called The Storm, by Margriet de Moor, which sounds interesting. There is a review in the New York Times–oh, why don't I link to it. There we go.

Faithful Reader Gladys also suggested A Prayer for Own Meany, which I have never read, and Faithful Reader Liz said how about A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick.

What say all of you? I have not read that book, either. Let's decide this weekend and we'll say next Mince Words with June will be Sunday, May 16.

83 thoughts on “Heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who

  1. Okay. Since you asked. When you sing “er” the rule is to sing it as “ahhhhh” not “errrrrrrr”.
    Youtube Keep On Loving You (and killing all er combinations)


    You also are suppose to sing “in egg shells see day o” instead of “excelsis dei” – just a part of professionally singing words or letter combinations so that they fall pleasantly on the ear.
    Although my grammar sucks. Sorry June.

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  2. Okay. Since you asked. When you sing “er” the rule is to sing it as “ahhhhh” not “errrrrrrr”.
    Youtube Keep On Loving You (and killing all er combinations)


    You also are suppose to sing “in egg shells see day o” instead of “excelsis dei” – just a part of professionally singing words or letter combinations so that they fall pleasantly on the ear.
    Although my grammar sucks. Sorry June.

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  3. Okay. Since you asked. When you sing “er” the rule is to sing it as “ahhhhh” not “errrrrrrr”.
    Youtube Keep On Loving You (and killing all er combinations)


    You also are suppose to sing “in egg shells see day o” instead of “excelsis dei” – just a part of professionally singing words or letter combinations so that they fall pleasantly on the ear.
    Although my grammar sucks. Sorry June.

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  4. Hi June! I just started reading your blog about a month ago but I just read a book that I loved and I thought I’d see if you were up for it for your Book Club. (Notice the caps? That lends credibility.) The book is called “Brooklyn” (and I know I should underline that, but I don’t know how) and it is by Colm Toibin. (Except he’s Irish and there are accents over some letters in his name. But again, I don’t know how to do that.) I just loved the book. It’s not long and it is by no means crazy with action or suspense, but I thought it was beautifully written and I read it so fast, just because I wanted to know what ultimately happens to the characters. So, there you go. My humble suggestion.

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  5. I have suggested to Paula that she must buy buy buy the house next door to us (you know, the one where our sweet, Mother McBride died some 7 years ago and her kids don’t seem to want to sell it and we are convinced that they are persuaded that she will be having a second coming and oh-boy-oh-boy will she be pissed if they sell her house). It would be great having such a funny wife AND a funny neighbor as well. I would totally be the envy of all the middle aged dudes in my circle of friends.
    Oh, and June. Splain me this, Lucy. How can you use the expression negative seven dollars and doggie day care in the same post? Nobody but rich people take ze pooch to doggie day care.
    Someone is amiss.

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  6. June, sympathy for the lack of folding green wallet stuffers. That is always happening to us. Sounds like you are getting lots of good proofing jobs. Are you expecting any more sex manuals? Have you learned anything?
    Dang, Marv’s platter o’ goodness looks fab! We don’t have good strawberries here in Kansas yet, only straw berries.
    Paula H&B, why don’t you move next door to Furry and Terra and tell the rest of your family that they can come visit when they want? Then we will expect a running log of all your good times.
    Kelly who meets celebrities…you met Jackie Gleason (the Great One) ???? wowsers.

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  7. Ahhh vs. err… 🙂 Thanks for the explanation, Lauren!
    Apparently that was what the church choir director was trying to get through our thick Midwestern skulls when she made us sing “Worthy is the Lamb” as “Wooothy is the Laahhhhhmmm…” She also had us do the “egg shells” thing. Trouble was we still sounded like prairie hicks on the rest of the words.

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  8. REO Speedwagon? That was one of the bands that always played at frat parties or dances at the Illini Union when I was at the University of Illinois from 1965 – 1969. I don’t know if there are any original guys still playing, but since I’m almost 63, they have to be old also.

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