Sock Juggling

Last night I had a dream …. and since this is MY dream, you can be assured it was not of your pedestrian, fluffy clouds and cats, happily ever-after variety of dream.

No, in MY dream I composed and sang a poem about sock-juggling, whilst sock-juggling!



(Essential supplies for sock-juggling dreamers)


Now, I have never aspired to be a sock-juggler. I’ve never heard of such a thing before, and I can’t imagine what that job description/life choice would encompass, but I was pretty impressed with my dream ability to create a long rhyme about sock-juggling, in front of a live audience, whilst singing said rhyme!

(Oh, and in case you were wondering – I was NOT a good sock-juggler, at least not until I figured I needed to roll them into a ball before attempting to juggle them!)

I don’t know what caused me to dream such a thing, no strange foods or liquids were consumed prior to attempting to sleep. Surely, the abnormal (for me) second cup of coffee at 3pm, which caused my earlier lack of sleep, could not have tripped a switch in my brain over to “ridiculous things to dream about”, could it?

Right now I can’t stop thinking about sock-juggling, and I just know that I am going to have to write something about it before it will leave me in peace.

Bet you’re looking forward to that one. 🙂

P.S – I just “googled” sock juggling – and hey, people actually do this, albeit with socks filled with rice, or some such.  Wussies, mine were just plain socks, much harder to juggle them with no weight (even in a dream) 🙂

Question 34: Hair – (Delilah & the Beanie)


That stuff that sticks out of our skin, often where we don’t want it, but mainly on our head.  Sometimes we get upset when it doesn’t stick out of our skin (but that’s mainly Men, and they are a notoriously contradictory species)!

Short, long, curly, straight, blonde, brunette, redhead, grey –  it’s usually there just hanging around, doing it’s thing – or not – depending on the weather, how you slept, what time you got up this morning and if there was any goop left in your styling product container of choice!

It may seem like an innocent thing, but have you considered that your hair actually has a secret agenda?  Yep, you read me, a secret agenda, take a minute and consider the following scenario …

You get out of bed, your short hair is tousled (say that word a few times and you come to doubt your understanding of English) in an attractive “I don’t give a hoot what you think – I love it” way, and off you go to work feeling like you’re made of steel – nothing will get to you today.  Your hair is your strength and will protect you from the sneers of trend-setter Delilah in HR (especially because you don’t go to sleep at work – unlike stupid Samson – and also because you stole her scissors yesterday).


You get out of bed, your short hair is sticking out at an angle that would make an isosceles triangle blush.  No amount of goop will make it stick down, and there is a disconcerting idea forming in your mind that you maybe should just stick a beanie on your head and be done with it.  You just know it is going to be the day that the very attractive person, who has been hanging around long-haired, perfectly coiffured Delilah in HR, comes over to talk to you.  This will cause you to wish that you HAD worn the beanie so you could pretend that;
a) Facebook asked you to wear your beanie at work to show support for {insert your football team of choice} or,
b) that your Great Aunt, who just lost the last of her hair to Chemo and asked you to wear the Beanie as a sign of family solidarity.
Unfortunately you didn’t choose the beanie, and you look like a reject from the “Fastest Sheep Sheared by a Novice” contest.

SEE, your hair has dictated your mood, personality and ability to think of plausible reasons for wearing/not wearing a beanie.

Not buying it yet – ok, what about this.

Silky, soft, shiny, short, smart, spiky, sophisticated, stylish, sexy (weird how many “s” words describe hair).

Comb-over, Blue rinse, Split ends, fly away, wind blown, coarse, mousy, greasy (apply them to a description about your hair and see how you feel).

What does your hair say about you? It’s out there – and there’s no keeping it under the hat!

Question 9 – Hedgehogs – How do you eat them?

Out of the mouths of babes:

Daughter:  “I had hedgehog slice today,  it was yummy”

Mother:  “Did you eat the little paws, and the nose, and the whiskers?

Daughter:   “Muuuummmmmm”


Gee, I mean, they are so damn cute how can you put them in your mouth, and what about the prickles?

So, the question is what animal is it ok to eat as a snack?

mmmmm ….. Possibly possum cookie, or wombat waffles, echidna eclairs or bat biscuits?

Can’t wait for the comments on this one!

The Snortlesnuffle story continues – or you asked for it NS (from Inkrichment)

The Purple Banded, Yellow Spotted Snortlesnuffle (PBYSS for short) – in anti-cam mode!


When it is is camouflage mode it is entirely invisible against any yellow/purple/green/white/black patterned colours – in fact against anything that looks exactly like it – which isn’t much! – This explains why there are so few of them left!
They spawn by looking at themselves in the mirror, and since there are so few mirrors in their native habitat of earthquake-prone rock quarries, this also goes some ways to explaining their rarity.


Awards – the birth of an Idea

Recently there has been a lot of the Liebster Award going around (when you say it like that it sounds like a disease).  I can see that it can be fun to complete, I can see that it will generate some traffic between bloggers, but  I’m still in two minds about it.  Don’t get me wrong, I like the general idea, but I’m not big on following rules on the internet.  I’m wondering why the number chosen is 11?  Does it have some magical properties I don’t know about?  I’m not sure who started this Award, but, personally, I feel a bit overwhelmed by all the 11’s.

So, I decided to try my own version, an award of my own, The “Bare for Fred” Award.  Inspired by my best friend Fred Bare.

Fred Bare

 If you don’t like playing by the rules
if you’re a non-conforming person
feel free to pick and choose
you don’t have to pass it on.
You can use any number
just keep it kind of small
something like 7, 3 or 5 or 1
or no number at all.
It’s for you entertainment
it’s just a bit of fun
you can choose to make a statement
or even to make none

So if anyone wants to play, here are my 3 questions for you:

Where do you think the socks go when they disappear?

If you were a Zebra and could choose your 2 colours, what would the be?

Do you like frogs?

That’s all there is to it, Fred Bare will be watching in an – tic – i – pation.
(He’s a fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, I had to tell him suspenders really didn’t suit him, he was pretty depressed about that).