“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards

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From above, White Winged Dove [cooing, see how his chest feathers are in 'motion'?] keeping a sharp eye....on ME!

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There once was a magical bridge. A wise man told a blonde, brunette, and a red head that if they ran across it and wished to be any thing it would happen. So the next day all three of them went to the bridge. The red head went first. "I wish I was a dove!" and poof she turned into a dove. Next went the brunette. "I wish I was a dolphin!" and poof she turned into a dolphin. Next came the blonde. She ran as fast as she could and said "I wish I was....she noticed her shoelace was untied and said "CRAP!"

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We polish the Polish furniture.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
A farm can produce produce.
The dump was so full it had to refuse refuse.
The soldier decided to desert in the desert.
The present is a good time to present the present.
At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of a bass drum.
The dove dove into the bushes.
I did not object to the object.
The insurance for the invalid was invalid.
The bandage was wound around the wound.
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.
To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
After a number of Novocain injections, my jaw got number.
I shed a tear when I saw the tear in my clothes.

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When creating email addresses, many colleges and businesses tend to strip the last name down to 6 characters and add the first and middle initial to either the beginning or end.

For example, Mary L. Ferguson = mlfergus or fergusml.

They are just now beginning to realize the problems that may occur when there is a large and diverse pool of accounts. Add to that a large database of company/college acronyms and you have some very 'interesting' addresses.

For example:
    Helen Thomas Eatons (Duke University)
    eatonsht @ dku.edu

    Mary Ellen Dickinson (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) -
    dickinme @ iup.edu

    Francis Kevin Kissinger (Las Verdes University) -
    kissinfk @ lvu.edu

    Amanda Sue Pickering (Purdue University)
    aspicker @ pu.edu

    Ida Beatrice Ballinger (Ball State University) -
    ibballin @ bsu.edu

    Bradley Thomas Kissering (Brady Electrical, Northern Division, Overton Canada)
    btkisser @ bendover.com

    Isabelle Haydon Adcock (Toys “R” Us) -
    ihadcock @ tru.com

    Martha Elizibeth Cummins (Fresno University) -
    cumminme @ fu.edu

    George David Blowmer (Drop Front Drawers & Cabinets Inc.) -
    blowmegd @ dropdrawers.com

    Barbara Joan Beeranger (Myplace Home Decorating) -
    beeranbj @ myplace.com


  1. Cute shot of the Dove, Anni! Love the funnies, especially the email adresses. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Such a beautiful dove with such a lovely blue sky! I've never seen these around here. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your week-end!

  3. Loved the blonde joke!.. Have a great weekend Anni! ~tina

  4. Great shot and your post, as always, is too funny.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  5. Love the dove, Anni.
    But "my jaw got number" cracked me up.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. That bird looks humongous!

  7. Looks this dove is well fed. Happy weekend!


  8. LOL - some of those email names... eek!

    Lovely dove!

  9. That dove is certainly giving you the once over!! Over maybe, several overs.

    Your jokes are hysterical. I forward them onward to friends.

    My Camera Critters post is at:


    Hope you're having a great weekend

  10. You do such a great job at pricking computer software pretensions!! Try this one: Google wants all your private info. Then can't run Blogger without a major shut down. Feet of clay in the computer world. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  11. Ha! You've got lots of good stuff here today! Sad about the boat though, and the drowning too.

  12. The funnies were GREAT... Loved them!