Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,Nor is mould like should and would.
I don't think this is even one tenth of this poem, but I didn't wanna rile up any of my rowdier bloggees who may be antsy to learn of winners and all. In any case, because of the above and some other comment ridiculousness I don't even think I quite understood, ensourdine gets the 1st pair of earrings. Convo me, lady.
Well, any time I feel a need to feed my ego, I'll just put up a giveaway and soak in the love. Man. I'm sayin'!
Here I chose those earrings because they seemed to have no hope of selling...
Second winner- Debi, I know you wanted the 1st pair. Everyone did. The second pair feels pathetic and unloved, so treat them kindly. And convo me. A while back a different Debi won something, right? Not you? People come and go around here quite a bit. Hard to keep track.
And this is all time and energy that can go straight back into making! Yeah. Even though happyfallout just sent me a bunch of new, wonderful astrophysics factoids. Sigh. Maybe it'll come back but my linguistic side is burnt out.
So just look at these and shut it! These have ancient roman glass, beads by potterygirl and happyfallout and another vintage afghan one... and some soulless factory made findings that I made look good (insert sassy snap).
These are sort of the pale version of the above. With aquamarines. Ooooohhh... Didn't notice til later that one of them had a misshapen globular head pin practically dripping from below. But they're pretty nice anyways, hu? Right? Yeah? So I don't have to re-do them right? Anyone?
Now these have factory made flower cabs that I went and painted. And guess what? Nobody stopped me. They have polymer nubbies from shipwreckdandy. And waxed cord that I got some of the watery paint on. And rhinestones! Yup. And nobody stopped me.
Here we have some more painted floral cabs originally made by evil, polluting, capitalist factories in Asia where- guess what? People also need to eat! Oh, I said it.
And if it weren't for these factories, we wouldn't have massive amounts of cheap goods at our fingertips - like when you're sick and get some decongestant? And it's not a huge sacrifice which you have to pay for in installments, like they do in Uruguay? Or when your kid needs a new notebook for school you can get one without your kid offering to drop out of said school? Like happened to one of my Mexican ESL students, thus ending her education at the 4th grade? Cuz she felt bad for her parents (seeing how much they hoped she'd drop out b/c they didn't know where they'd get the money) and just said don't worry I didn't really want to go, even though she secretly loved school? Because of the one notebook? Same story for all my students....
(Shakes it off) Sorry, don't know where the rant came from. (Keeps shaking self like wet dog since there's so much more rant to rant in there...)
Um, the little drop beads are also shipwreckdandy. Yeah.
As you can see here, I've been acquiring some lovely elements made individually by artisans. These being, of course, so superior to the aforementioned factory bits that I barely have to toss them on an ear wire and bam! Done.
More or less. Maybe lessish, but it feels like more. (?)
Oh, I did some laundry today!! Like a person!
And so on.
And tomorrow's going to be all about packaging. And sending. Aaaaand.... maybe I'll go crazy and herd some of the doghairtumbleweeds you see roll by in our living room. Or assemble and consume a vegetable or two.... Exercise? My boobs are swollen, though.... some stage of da pims or another... walks off grumbling to self...