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0 posted 12-13-2003 11:05 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Midnitesun



A news headline I read this morning:
"Slow mend for valley hoes"

OH NO, I cried in despair
for the poor working gal
with disheveled hair!

Then to my wondering unfocused eyes,
I soon realized
it actually read:

"Slow mend for valley woes."

Oops, different job category, as it was about high-paid techies out of work, and this 'other' category never seems to have a job shortage problem.

LOL, do you ever mis-read in the AM when you haven't had your morning java jumpstart?



[This message has been edited by Midnitesun (12-13-2003 11:08 AM).]

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1 posted 12-13-2003 12:01 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

This got me chuckling, and validated my morning mantra: coooooffeeeeeee. Whoever gets up first has to make it, and we make it strong enough to strip varnish. It's less of a pick-me-up and more like a grab-around-the-throat-like-Vadar-and-shake-like-Serenity's-terrier-on-a-rawhide-bone. If your eyes don't open a bit after you realize what you just drank...well, that's one litmus test for death, I reckon.
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2 posted 12-13-2003 12:39 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

ROTFLMAO! that's the funniest reply I've ever had at Pips. Cheers to you and your AM brew!
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3 posted 01-06-2004 01:25 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Uhhuh, yep, I do.  This really hit my funny bone -- what a whit you are!
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4 posted 01-06-2004 09:49 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

MidniteSun~
Been there ... done it~
FULLY understanding here~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram
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5 posted 01-06-2004 10:17 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Magazine in my bathroom right now.... big picture of Nicole Kidman, all sexy in red...unfortunately the magazine's name is covered...."Good Ho" it says....

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6 posted 01-06-2004 10:25 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"grab-around-the-throat-like-Vadar-and-shake-like-Serenity's-terrier-on-a-rawhide-bone"

nodding and smiling here...yep.

I'm having a cup o varnish remover right now, while sitting here wearing two different slippers as Duncan a.k.a. has struck again.

*note to self*

No more "kitty" slippers for Karen--can't tell if the dog hates 'em or loves 'em but the result is the same.

and Midnite? There's a local warehouse here by the name of Flick Supply Co. which reads quite as something else when seen from the left hand angle...
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7 posted 01-06-2004 04:21 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Ummm... should I confess that not all of my mis-reads are confined to those pre-caffeine moments? LOL

I like the smiles in this thread. *S*
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8 posted 01-06-2004 04:32 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

So doggie Duncan likes kitty slippers.
And this surprises you why...??????  
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9 posted 01-06-2004 09:55 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

ROTFL, you guys are all makin me laugh so hard I nearly wet my pants! Can't imagine what Karen missread
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10 posted 01-08-2004 09:00 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Duncan?

Not surprised--more like appalled at the visual I have of *ahem* "things" after noting the state of my slippers...



But let's find some other similarities, shall we?

Loves a tummy rub.
--okay, I'll buy that.

Barks helpfully when the big dog barks, but means business, dammit!
--heh heh?

likes to sleep on my satin robe when he's ousted from my pillow
--hmmm...grin. Okay. Benefit of the doubt, on that'n.

licks himself?
--duncan?

DO TELL.

(sorry for this interruption, Kacy, but I thought you might be curious too!)

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LOL, you aren't interrupting anything cuz I'm by myself with my java and the blue screen

I love silk, so guess I'd curl up in it too if it was left layin around at my feet
LOL, enjoy the day
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"licks himself?
--duncan?

DO TELL."

Karen...I thought that's what the big dog was for?!?!?!?  
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13 posted 01-08-2004 09:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Um...blush, duncan? I forgot to mention...

My other dog seems to be a trans-species lesbian. (She likes kitties too--girl kitties.)



Oh, the things that have gone on in my kitchen!

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14 posted 01-08-2004 11:06 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

That explains that...

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A wonderful little poem that makes a good point.  Funny how such "mistakes" can alert us to ideas like the one you've presented here.

2+2=5 for sufficiently large values of 2
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16 posted 01-27-2004 12:35 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Tee-hee, this was about the funniest thread I have read in a long time.. ^^ Thanks Midnitesun.. Yeah, I have a habit of misreading things, even when it's NOT early in the morning, or really late at night.. Maybe it's coz I don't drink coffee.. Hmm..  =P And you guys, geez.. I might just hide my slippers.. AND my cats..

Bless your cotten sockies, you poetic maniacs. ^_^

Love - Lynne

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17 posted 01-27-2004 08:13 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

LOL, thanks Lynn, and yes, hide the slippers.
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thought I'd bring this one back to life...just found it and I relate so much to it...when I was a kid, I misread a sign in our local toystore..."Shoplifters will be PERSECUTED"...to this day I have a phobia about picking up anything in a store unless I intend on buying it...I'd rather not be persecuted, thank you   It was years before I became aware of the true reading of that sign.
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19 posted 02-18-2004 06:53 PM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

im always misreading (when i dont have on my reading glasses, the world is a very strange read indeed)........but the even funnier thing is when i mis-HEAR things!
how in the world me ears play tricks on me..is beyond my knowing!

Whats really said: "i need the key for the mailbox"

what I respond with: "what do your sox have to do with a monkey?"

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20 posted 03-02-2004 12:58 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

LOL, enjoyed these replies, you guys manage to make me laugh every time
 
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