Well you know our old kitteh named Blicky,
When he looked in the mirror felt Icky,
There was a droop to his tail,
Once perky and hale,
But, he realized he couldn't be picky.
Then the Muse's song came to our friend
This bottle all troubles will end,
With a laugh and a jump,
You'll admire your rump,
And no longer need to pretend.
"Now he really is loathe to be pushy,
Groveling and getting all mushy,
While returning to ten,
Would bring pimples again,
He really would love a new tushie!
Congratulations Blick - a new tush and a kindergarten picture of the Muse is just a postman away!
Don't everyone leave yet! I have a 2nd place winner! The Mister produced a second bottle of genuine Fountain of Youth water. It has been propping up a picture on the Mister's desk for the last 14 years. He produced it just hours after I announced the contest. Our 2nd place winner is:
Queenie's tissue dabbing comments just struck a cord in my heart (or maybe I just ate dinner too fast.) It was mainly the part about her school pictures. You can imagine I, of all people, would sympathize with that plight. I would only ask that Queenie produce one of her "better" pictures on her blog. Perhaps we could have a "who's grade school picture looks more doofus" contest. Can ya beat this, Queenie? Can ya? Huh? I double dog dare you!
Winning comments from Queenie:
Mmmmm, 28th day before my #~^# birthday is reason enough. Then if i really pull at the OLD emotions, just out of hospital shortly to go back Arrrr....The think to really crack it, my childhood photos mum always trimmed my fringe just before, need I say more about being the cause for the loudest laughs in our family, bigger Arrrrrr!!!!!Of course if there is someone out there more desperate than me, they have my blessing to sip on the bottle youth....
Queenie even promises to share!
I loved all of your comments - this was a difficult decision - although a few of you made it easier by stating flat out that you do not need or want the miraculous elixir. One person, who shall remain anonymous (unless of course you read the comments) went as far as to state that she is already looking younger each year - all by herself - with no need of enhancement! (Wonder what she keeps in all those birdbaths of hers...) This may be true, Missy, but imagine if you will the lengths some of us have to go to keep up appearances -and how high we must hold our head for photos so that most of our 6-8 chins are less noticeable.
Oops! I just heard someone out there say "speak for yourself Miss Musey Faloozey" so let me just say congratulations to the winners!
I'll be cleaning out some drawers soon, and you never know what may rise to the surface (another reason I wear my gardening gloves indoors). Another A-Musing Give Away may be just around the corner. Or behind the dust bunnies in the closet!
Who is your real friend?
Just try this experiment:
Put your dog and your spouse in the trunk of the car for an hour.When you open the trunk, who is really happy to see you??