Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Saturday, August 4, 2012

DON'T BLAME SIRIUS!!!

The Rogue Speaks:

This will be my last Saturday Centus for a while because come Monday, I will be on the road, driving to Brunswick with Liz draped around my neck, and Keil beside me.  Rod will be in the lead, with Mulligan.  O.k., so I screwed up the first time, and didn't read the word "poetry,"  so what follows is my second offering, and then you can read my first, which is definitely not poetic!

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

Sirius? Get serious!
I was so very curious
About the Greeks’ mercurious
Feelings of that star,
It actually made me furious,
How wrong those Grecians are!

Their views were just presumptuous,
Their feelings just assumptuous,
Their attitude was bumptious
And surely under par!

The tale is just fictious!
The “dog star’s” not incindious!
It can’t be that ferocious!
It’s simply just too far
To make my sweat so copious!
The heat is just SOLAR!

The temperature’s ferocious,
And if you are compunctious,
And feeling rather unctuous,
Just blame our closest star.

My swimming pool is glorious
And I feel victorious!
So come on in and join us!
You’ll see how COOL we are!


Now here's my original:

Poor Sirius! The Romans thought that he was to blame for the hottest, most sultry days of July and August.  Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation in Canis Major (Big Dog), and the Romans believed that sacrificing a brown dog when the Dog Days began would appease the rage of the brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere.  Even the Greeks and the Egyptians blamed that shining pup!

Now you know where the expression “Dog Days” of summer actually came from.  Here are our two dogs, lounging around in the air conditioned house with Rod.  The maze of boxes has them a little confused!!
Wanna go out?  Nah! It's too HOT!

Adios, Tucson!!

My next post will be from coastal Georgia.  I'll send photos!!

22 comments:

Pondside said...

Godspeed! I can't wait to see what effect the Georgia sea air has on you and your writing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Thanks for the definition! Best of luck with your move:@)

Jo said...

Well written Judie! and wow, look at those boxes ... your poor pups must be wondering what is going on. Have a safe and happy journey ... cant wait for your first post from the coast!

Gail said...

Both are good...I'm looking for a brown dog right now!

Safe trip.

Viki said...

These were both great and I learned something too, ha. Have a good move.

Susan Mystery said...

I really liked both and I am glad that you did them. Sometimes mistakes are good and yours was!

I have to tell you I love your fish. Each time I come to your page I spend about two minutes just playing around with them. I don't know, could it become an addiction?

Hope you have a safe and easy move. Look forward to seeming more from you when you get all settled in.

noexcuses said...

I liked them both, although it's so much fun to make things rhyme, isn't it?

Best of luck on your drive, and move to the new place! Can't wait to see pictures!

God speed!

Kim said...

I'd have needed to drag out a rhyming dictionary to pull off a poem like yours! Well done!

Ames said...

Yep the fur children are probably anxious not knowing what is going on.

I can answer Pondside's remark for you...the sea air makes you look 10 years younger! Ha ha!

God's speed Judie and caravan!~Ames

Sue said...

Really enjoyed this one, Judie...the poetry AND the prose.

Hope you have a fun trip!

=)

Magyar said...

Have a safe / and GOOD / trip; no testing while driving! OK?\
_m

Karen S. said...

I so liked them both! I know it's got to be hard to focus on blogging stuff with all this other big stuff moving on in your life! I can't wait for the photos! I have so many favorite places and fond memories of the times I've spent in Georgia...and gee you'll have to work on changing your beautiful header to reflect your new surroundings. I wish you all the best of luck and safe travels in your journey across our great United States....thank goodness for so many places to stop and linger along the way too....be safe....and take good care of all!

anitamombanita said...

Oh my! That looks frightening..all those boxes. I'd be floating in the pool too...WITH the dogs!!!

And here I thought Sirius was the satellite radio you were going to be tuned into for your long drive!!! lol

Good job Judie...on both counts. Happy trails to you. Be safe!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Very informative. I did not know this information. So well written - both times. I can't believe that, in the middle of your packing, you wrote two great contributions for this centus. Your dogs are so cute, and they are obviously pampered. Good luck with the move! laurie @ http://dealingwithmyinnercritic.blogspot.com/

im2rt4u said...

The End of an Epoch, the Dawn of an Era!

As you pulled away from your Tucson home for the last time, I’m guessing your house looked a little hazy in the rearview mirror through the tears in your eyes. I wonder if the new owners will have the sense to turn a little-used guestroom into an inspirational art studio? Will they remember that a family room is supposed to be inviting and comfy and filled with original art? Will they set up little “get away” corners in every part of the backyard? Will they make it the “official” party house from which the laughter peals? Will they consider dog hair to be the perfect decorating accessory? I know that you will consider all of these as you move into your new home, and that you will “Judie-ize” it accordingly. I toast your new Era, and I bemoan the loss of of a Tucson Epoch!!
lovingly,
di

Mumsy said...

Can't wait to see the Judie! Hope the drive was pleasant, and you're settling down a bit in your new home..

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

You are definitely very talented in so many things! LOVE your lyrical poetry and the free verse version! And it was fun to learn where "dog days of summer" came from! How sad to think they thought that!

Happy & safe travels!
Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you dear friend for your sweet comment!

ChrisJ said...

Good luck on the journey - hope it's safe and uneventful!

Judie said...

thanks everyone! I will write a post about the next to last leg of the trip--the one where I wondered if I was going to make it or die on the interstate in an intense thunder storm.

Judie said...

thanks everyone! I will write a post about the next to last leg of the trip--the one where I wondered if I was going to make it or die on the interstate in an intense thunder storm.

Nonna Beach said...

You are too much...amazing with all you have going on that when you realized you hadn't read Jenny's directions correctly and then wrote an awesome poem along with a great story...Wow, just WOW !!!

Jenny said...

Geez Judie.

Moving and still writing in your amazing way!

I hope it's cooler there.

Those boxes in the picture gave ME a hot flash!

ha!

Be well!