(I have two younger sisters...one is 18 months younger than me, the other is 8 years younger...this is about my middle one!!)
My sister and I used to spend a lot of time tying each other with skipping ropes and hanging each other, once knotted up, in the wardrobe upside down...we'd then time each other to get out...
Used to run around the room with sleeping bags over our heads with our feet sticking out the bottom...one arm forward holding a torch in the dark...looked like surreal glow worms...
When she had a face-brace to sleep in, I once woke her up to play 'horsey' as I'd attached my youngest sisters child-reins to it hehe...
We had words for 'Peer Gynt' (Night on Bear Mountain)...they went:
Pinch him, Pinch him, Pull his hair,
Pull his hair
Pull his hair
Pinch him, Pinch him, Pull his hair
And turn him inside out!!
(It's what the goblins were supposed to be doing to the poor unfortunate who got lost in the dark and had to spend the night sleeping outdoors on the mountain...)
I have no idea where the lyrics came from...shame really. Maybe we made them up?
We also used to do two-part harmony for 'Edelweiss' and 'The Frog Chorus'...with our faces half-submerged in cereal bowls full of water lol!!!
Glob glob glop - blay-eh-i! etc etc etc
Sounded funny and always ended up spluttering with the water going up our noses because we were laughing too much....
These days, she's married to a drummer in a jazz band...she teaches flute, sax and piano, he teaches drums and she has two screaming waahs! One is four, the other will be one in April...and I helped deliver it at home...amazing experience!!
The last time we did the Frog Chorus water bowl thing was a couple of years ago...
More Childhood Memories (and abuse of my sister) can be found here!
Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.
"I don't care. If it doesn't rhyme, it isn't
You are a type A personality. You like bright
things, you don't call in sick to work, and you
have devastating opinions about art.
Which Weird Latin Phrase Are You?
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And on that note...
(in relation to one of the questions in the above quizzage...)
See here: This is a bit peculiar!!!
(doesn't appear to scan right, if you know what I mean...)
5 - Autumn days draw in
7 - And the long grass is jewelled
5 - Summer days have gone...
Although a form of 5-7-5 syllabic content is generally expected in the 'western' idea of the haiku, it does not necessarily have to be the case...
Defining the haiku form
(guess who won a competition for that nugget and had it published in a book of school poetry when she was 8 lol!)
I'll stop there...going out tonight, corseted and 'Death'-like...will probably get drunk on absinthe lol!!
The top of my toothpaste looks like Cthulhu!!...I've left the lid off it for a week, and everytime I squeeze it, it comes out from a different angle...which dries and has created a few fat tentacles lol!!!
I need new toothpaste...