Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Rainy Day Centus

The Rogue Speaks:

Jenny's Saturday Centus always makes us put on our thinking caps, and sometimes causes sparks to shoot out of the top of my head. Occasionally the wheels start grinding too fast. My hair even caught on fire a little, but I needed a trim anyway. I always have to take two aspirin when I am finished writing. In case you don't know, Arizona is suffering a drought. We really do need rain, and the chance of rain today is 40%. I am torn! I would love to see the heavens open up for a couple of hours, just to wash the dust away, but Liz and Mulligan are not at all happy about going out in the rain to do "their business,"
and Rod is playing in the final day of a big tournament at our club. But enough about MY day--Here's another woman's day for you to read about:

"April showers bring May flowers," she kept repeating to herself. The rain had been relentless for days, and her garden had literally washed away. Good thing she had ordered extra seeds! It was too wet, and even the geese had come inside to dry off.

The cacophony had become unbearable with all her pets inside. Fortunately they were not fighting with each other, but it was definitely crowded, and she kept bumping into them whenever she turned around.

Finally she just couldn't take it. "Noah!" she screamed, "Get in here and help me! This wasn't MY idea, you know!!"

26 comments:

askcherlock said...

Well Judie, you are one of the first bloggers who ever made me laugh out loud upon reading this great story. Wow! I didn't see that coming, which made it all the more delicious!

I wish Rod the very best in the tournament and hope that you get just enough rain to wash away the dust, but that it clears up in time for doggy "needs." Have a great weekend!

Karen S. said...

This is priceless and I needed this upbeat Centus....especially as this music in the background reminds me of my mood....LOL I have a busy weekend load and may not get to post mine until Sunday night....If I could I'd ship you some of the rain we are supposedly going to get heavy at times later....lol...thanks for brightening my crazy morning! Have a great weekend!

Bookie said...

Delightful! Love the call to Noah!

Sue said...

That is just too funny, Judie. And it caught me completely by surprise, too.

Excellent!

=D

Viki said...

LOL, too funny. Loved it. You sure are a clever one, ha.

Dazee Dreamer said...

oh my gosh. I loved it. Great job as always.

Rekha said...

Well its wasn't Noah's idea either...maybe he should have taken a leaf out of his namesake's book and build a barn....lovely, creative and original....

Nonna Beach said...

Fabulous job Judie ! I'm sure Noah did get an ear full during those 40 days and 40 nights.

THE SNEE said...

LOVE THIS! I think I needed an Ark to catch the ocean of laughing till tears flowed. Thanks so much for your blog friendship and humor Judie. I quite enjoy it.

noexcuses said...

Loved the ending, you really caught me! I thought it might have been about hoarding for a minute...just a minute! Great job! I, too, wish I could send you some of our rain. We had a butload this morning!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You are so clever and humorous, Judie. The background music makes this all the more entertaining. Fantastic job.
xoRobyn

Akseli Koskela said...

Haha! What a fantastic twist at the end. It's a nice idea that the people on the ark were thinking about the "May flowers" that would come at the end of the flood.

Christine said...

A chuckle at the very end, very smart.

Ames said...

I love it! Great take on the rain, and Noah's ark!

Maybe you should go outside and do a rain dance Judie. They work down here! But I think I'd wait until Rod was done golfing, or else he might turn into a "lightning Rod!" ~Ames

Magyar said...

Ah... yes Judie!

4D days
4D nights

Her garden washed away; darn that Noah!
Lovit. _m

Terry said...

Wow, you have said it all, especially after a wonderful day of "real, honest to goodness" rain throughout the day and into the evening. The desert finally gets a drink! I can hardly wait for the May flowers.

ArtisticLady2 - Terry

Tgoette said...

Ha! Wickedly clever twist, Judie! Great job!

JJ said...

Judie: This is off topic, but I was reading Akseli's blog and I saw your comment. I think your sci fi writing is terrific. Finish the book!!

Sarah said...

Ha ha--That was great! I only wish the rain here will go away and realize it's almost May!

Madge said...

Great job, I had a travel trailer in my head, caught me with the arc.

Tammy said...

Great surprise ending. Thanks for the laugh!

cj Schlottman said...

Judie,

You never fail to amaze me with that imagination of yours. Once more, you had me hooked, even feeling bad for you - and BANG! - that twist at the end. Thanks for the laugh!

Namaste..........cj

Ruby Hawk said...

Thanks for the chuckles. Just what I needed on a wet cloudy day. I wish you some of this rain.

nothingprofound said...

Judie, I hope you realize how good you are at this. You manage to hit a bulls-eye every time. And your introduction was equally funny and- may I add-enlightening! I never knew aspirin could put out a fire.

Jo said...

oh my gosh, first i gotta tell you that you have two of the cutest Iron Chef's ever!!!! Like the others, your ending caught me by surprise and gave me a huge chuckle!!! and please hon, no more hair fires ... those things always escalate into something else!!! (((hugs)))

Jenny said...

Judie! Judie! Laughing out loud here! You are amazingly clever and original and wonderful! I am going to get down there one of these days and I suspect I will be tongue tied in your glory!

Amazing!