Thursday, May 3, 2012

Partially Wordless Thursday



I've heard a lot about Wordless Wednesday. I've never done it because I'm too full of...errr,um words, not to mention other things. But, given that the challenge has knocked the wind out of me like a sharp punch to the solar plexus, I thought "what the hell."

The problem is I just realized it's Thursday already. So where exactly has the week gone? Today I interviewed a pastor who started quoting Chaucer at me when he realized I was English. This was somewhat embarrassing because.

A - Chaucer was English

B - I taught Chaucer to high school students for a while.

I told him a lot of people mistake me for an Australian.

"But you sound like the Geico lizard," they will say.

"I think he's English," I will tell them.

"He's not Australian?"

"No."

There was a pleasant elderly receptionist in the office as I walked out.

"Are you Australian?" she asked.

Post challenge I wonder if it's tough to write once the discipline is taken away, I feel like Morgan Freeman in the Shawshank Redemption when they finally let him out of jail and he doesn't know what to do; sits alone in his apartment and contemplates suicide like the last person who they let out. Not that I'm contemplating suicide for any literallists out there; unless it's literary suicide.

That's why you need a plan in life. You need to be a Tim Robbins rather than a Morgan Freeman. But only in terms of the movie. In real life Freeman seems to be the man with the plan.

Anyhow - as it's partially, but not very wordless Thursday, I need to add a picture. The image above is the unspoiled beach I found last week at False Cape State Park. You can only get there on foot, bike or on a tram so there are no people with unpleasant tattoos, pitt bulls on dirty strings wearing knotted hankies on their heads.

Enjoy the silence.

16 comments:

  1. The challenge was definitely draining. Fun, but I was so ready for it to be over. Hmm..so are you saying that you sound like the Geico lizard? I love that lizard honestly, so that wouldn't be a bad thing after all.

    The beach, wow it's beautiful. Having such an unspoiled place to go nearby is lovely. Nice song choice too!

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    1. aw thanks Tracy - he sounds a bit more cockney than me, tho. Yup Depeche Mode missed the challenge soooo...

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  2. That was the wordiest wordless post I've ever read, David. hahaha! I can't do those wordless posts either. I always have to throw in my two cents worth (or two dollars, as the case may be). Lovely photo. :)

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    1. lol Daisy - that's wordless for me though eh?

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  3. You're my hero for posting that song. I needed to hear it today. I don't understand the video though. It's very perplexing to me.

    I didn't realize the little lizard for the car insurance commercials was British. I was also sucked into believing he was from Down Under. Huh.

    I've had people tell me I have a southern accent when I'm indignant. :S

    Look at us, being kind-of not-really twins.

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  4. twins but not really very identical Jen. Well hey nobody said he's British but it's obvious to me. Glad you liked the song.

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  5. I always wondered if the GEICO gecko was from Hong Kong. Not sure why. I don't think they've ever really said.

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    1. lol JoJo - first time I have heard that.

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  6. I feel so excluded, I don't know what that lizard is and the video is 'not available in my country' :-( Oh, well I'll find out on youtube.

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  7. Funny lizard, though a bit scary until you hear him talking. And I'd have said he was British, I guess the Australian accent sounds a bit British too.

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  8. ha Starla - so you checked him out. Certainly British I would say. It can sound a bit like Cockney.

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  9. Because I am of Portuguese descent, I feel obliged to point out that parts of the "Enjoy the Silence" video were filmed in Portugal. (Don't ask me which.)

    Some Dark Romantic

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  10. I will check it out again - one of my favorite countries.

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  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the Geico lizard is English. (My friends have debated this with me before.) I had a linguistic teacher who was able to pinpoint exactly which part of England he thought the lizard's voice actor was from. I figure a linguistic teacher would know better than anyone.

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  12. Ha - Alyson - I know this is one of the big issues of the day. I would say he's definitely English

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