Say what?

The dictionary is my friend,

I’m never without meaning.

The thesaurus is a wizard,

Turns “picking” into “gleaning.”

And when I’m feeling feisty,

Schmutzwortsuche’s how I play it.

I’m never at a loss for words,

I just don’t know how to say it.


Word of the Day Challenge: Schmutzwortsuche

(shmootz-VOHRT-zoo-che)
Verb: Looking up rude words in the dictionary.

Image by Susanne Jutzeler, suju-foto from Pixabay

Self-Talk

Stop all the babbling,
You big baboon. Just shut up…
And kiss me you fool.

A humorous reminder to talk nice to yourself today…

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Chimpanzee & Kiss

Image by Andre Mouton from Pixabay

Eyes on the Ball

On top of the world,

The world’s at your fingertips,

Keep eyes on the ball.

The featured image is a fun little composite piece that I made for my haiku. It was originally about “insignificance,” but the man on top looked too large to be unimportant. An oversized ego perhaps!

As it turns out, I think the haiku is about staying focused. We can do much more than we think, but only if we remain calm & balanced. No worries there, they’ve just ordered another shut-down so I won’t be overdoing anything anytime soon.

Maybe I can learn how to spin a basketball?

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it!
—Janet

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Finger & Planet

Free at Sea

Day after day,

He drenched her with love,

And she was nothing but cavalier.

He tried and he tried,

But to no avail,

Until his breaking point was near.

She woke one day,

To find he had gone,

She had driven him from his turf.

He stood and he stared,

As the waves crashed down,

Then he smiled… and it was time to surf.


Word Count: 64

Sammi Cox Weeking Writing Challenge: Cavalier in 64 Words


I wanted to share my newest photography art… “The Surfer,” and decided to take on the weekend writing challenge—using the word cavalier—at the same time. It wasn’t easy, but I’m glad I was able to get it together and add some humor to the lad in the colorful sea.

I guess you could say that he made the best of a bad situation.

Peace & Love!!

The 70’s to Today

A Life in Rap


Gallivanting, and

Bar hopping.

Living it up, and 

Hotel bopping.

Race with the Joneses,

Some name dropping.

A 401K, and

Wife swapping?

Dieting fads, and

Pill popping.

Sucking it up, with

Sugar free topping.

Trade bra for a mask, 

Boobs flopping.

Zoom meditation, and

Online shopping.


Word Count: 46

Weekend Writing Prompt: Gallivant

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

A little Weekend Humor—
Peace & Love!

Midnight Mayhem


I’m stirring up mayhem tonight, and I’ll probably kick myself for it later. My garden photographs are waiting to be sorted, and my short story still needs an ending, but I REALLY wanted to work on this portrait—so here I am—finishing up in the wee hours of the night.

Actually, the “mayhem” I’ve added is supposed to push the portrait toward the humorous side, sort of like a comic book, but I think it ended up looking more serious than fun. Anyway, there’s a story in here somewhere. I had to send a photo to the college for our virtual graduation, so I ended up with a self-portrait to play with. I don’t know… I thought it was about time I sucked it up and did a portrait of my own—for me.

Life is simply a mix of mayhem and magnolias, so embrace this gentle riot and gather flowers along the way.

kat savage