Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Fred and Bessie's List

Karen, over at A Musing Blog, has tagged me for yet ANOTHER meme! What are five things I want to do before I die? And why does anyone care? I think that I'll let Fred and Bessie answer the questions today before I do, seeing as how they're really the stars of this blog anyway.

It seems that the two bovines have a desire to eat an entire pot of lentil stew. That would leave them bloated, but they'd be regular, that's for sure. Not to mention the mess in my kitchen for the next several days. What's this! They've already accomplished that goal?!? Hey! That was going to be our dinner tonight!!! You bad cows! GET OUT OF MY STEW POT!




Sorry folks. Stupid cows. Let's see what number two is. Something about ... this one is hard to make out ... something about an underwater ballet? No. Um, their own Houdini act? Maybe. Looks like they haven't perfected this one, though, and Bessie may be running out of air. Any thoughts as to what this goal is?





Silly cows. This next one is one that I think was inspired by Karen over at The Rocking Pony. They knew I was helping with the Flat Stanley project for her son and thought it sounded
like fun, so they got their own Flat Stanley and are preparing to send him out. I think that their goal is to send him around the world for photos with people. Any takers?







Now, you know that the cows don't get out much, but that they have a great sense of adventure. They also don't seem to care much for cold, as it gets Bessie udders in a bunch, poor thing. They seem to prefer indoor adventure. But when they chose this one, well, it just floored me. I mean really. Jail? I think they've been watching too much TV. If they start singing "Bad boys, bad boys. Watcha gonna do when they come for
you?" then they're out to pasture. This was going a little too far. Why on earth choose jail time? The thrill of the chase? The misdeed that put them there? What on earth can two cows do that would land them in jail? Well, most of us have seen Barnyard, so I guess it's not so far fetched. Still ...




This last one ... I'm just mystified. I came in and found all my kitchen creatures gathered round a central figure. My Mom brought over a King Cake a couple of weeks ago - she makes very yummy King Cakes by the way - and I got the baby. The Baby was the focal point of the animal gathering, sitting on Flat Stanley like he's some kind of throne.
I have to take a second to explain the cast of characters here, since I like to think that everything in my house has significance (not everything does, by the way). The owl on the left was made by my grandmother, who has her own kiln. She collected and made owls for years and years and I just love them. The elephant was given me by a friend who went to Sri Lanka a month after the tsunami. She's a counselor and she and a group of licensed counselors were training pastors to do grief counseling for their congregations. Isn't the elephant a cutie? The crystal teddy bear my daughter brought back from a trip to Branson with a friend this last fall. He sits in the kitchen window and catches the sunlight. Warm fuzzies there. You know the rest of the crew. The little Baby Jesus in the middle is from the King Cake, so I guess they're all worshiping Him.

Those cows. My Bucket List doesn't even compare. Let's see:
1. Go on a cruise with my husband, but not a HUGE ship.
2. Travel all over America, tent camping, especially to see the Grand Canyon.
3. Write a book and have it published.
4. Enjoy grandchildren. Eventually!
5. Go on a long term mission trip.

There you have it, people! Show's over. Go home.

Until I write again ...

Flea

25 comments:

Marguerite said...

I don't think they want to be in jail. I think they are imagining us giants behind bars. That seems kind of odd, considering they are worshiping a tiny human in the next pic. Or are they yet again imagining a world where they are the giants? Hmmm... I'm thinking these cows can't be trusted.

Flea said...

I'm thinking you might be right. I wonder where these cows were made? Their "Made In" stickers are missing. Very suspicious.

Karen said...

lol -- you have such a great sense of humor. Thanks for playing along...sort of! :)

Katie said...

Thanks for the advice, and the link to that site. I almost fell over when I read it because that IS her. Wow. I've been searching for the right adjective for a long time, but border-line personality disordered is it. Wow.

Also, nice bucket list, minus that tent part. My only experience in a tent was in one that was supposedly a 2 person tent, but clearly was about big enough for your cows. Maybe.

Melissa said...

Wow, those are some busy cows. Do you think maybe they are going Mad? ;)

dlyn said...

Got her udders in a bunch - that sounds very painful. I did a Flat Stanley project for a friend's daughter a couple years ago - planning to blog about it maybe next week. Can't let all those pics go to waste. Fred and Bessie's list seems fairly reasonable for ceramic objects - yours seems pretty good non-ceramic objects too.

Flea said...

You know, we had that Mad Cow scare right in the beginning, so I'm still a little nervous about it. I'll keep my eyes on them. And yes, their goals are good ones, though they seem to have accomplished most of them. Onward and upward! (The Last Battle)

Katie said...

Ha! You think I've spoken to her? Ha! You're funny. I did tell The Fiance and he agreed overwhelmingly. It's nice to have a name for it besides all the profane ones I usually use. :)

Gordo said...

I spent many summers on the road living out of a tent-trailer with my parents and my brother. We've been to both coasts of both Canada and the US and even camped at the Grand Canyon.

I highly recommend it as a way to spend your childhood. It gets tougher to handle as an adult. ;-)

k said...

Am loving Fred and Bessie and all their adventures - keep 'em coming.

kay said...

cows behind bars. too funny!

Tammy said...

I love your cows. I want to break them out of jail and take them home with me. hehe

Karen said...

The flat Stanley cracked me up!

Crazymamaof6 said...

wow this was fabulous! and very entertaining! and holy cow hope you win it takes a lot of dedication to leave 67 comments on a blog. in one sitting. that was fabulous! thanks.

Crazymamaof6 said...

oh oh oh! and i read every one and COL(cackled out loud) the whole time! totally

brneyedgal967 said...

I heart Fred and Bessie!

Jan Parrish said...

What is the flat Stanley story? Send him to me and I'll play.

Tanya Brown said...

Boy, do I need some sleep! I looked at the photo with the cow-shaped spoonrest and for several minutes I thought it was a frog painted up to look like a cow.

kimmy said...

Hi! I don't want you to think I forgot about your tag. I will put it on my next post (hopefully this weekend). It is a cute MEME and the sentences from the book that I am reading are funny! I just didn't want you to think that I forgot about you!

Kimmy

Weezee said...

those cows are just plum out of control Flea. I think you need to corral those 2 before they get in a peck of trouble. I have a couple of cattle dogs who will fly out and bring them under control if you like.

dlyn said...

By the way, if you are serious about the Flat Stanley thing, we would love to host him here.

Flea said...

Weezee, I have two Australian Shepherds who can't do a thing with them. :) But thanks!

Dlyn, I might just take you up on that!

Mary said...

Um, Flea? I just wanted to point out that a lot of your readers are probably reading from home, so telling them to go home seems a little redundant... I mean, I'm just sayin'... Maybe you should tell them to go outside or something... ;)

Flea said...

Miss Mary Smartypants, I happen to know that people read at work, and I have friends who read my blog from their phones. So there. But you're probably right ....

imbeingheldhostage said...

Yea! This is the one I chose, so technically, you didn't cheat!
I would love to have flat stanley pictures taken here in Norfolk.
And you will blog the Grand Canyon trip, right? I was born 2.5 hours away from both rims (there's a North and South rim tourist area) and didn't see it until I was 24-- afterwards, there was no holding me back. If you plan it right (and far enough in advance) you can haul your tent down in it and sleep by a waterfall!