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Just Sayins

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:19 pm
by strawman
Farmer Brown stopped to lean on his pitchfork, mop the sweat from his brow, and gaze back on the day’s work.

Looking down at Felipe, the little Mexican field mouse who was his trusted crew foreman, he said, “Felipe, I don’t understand it. We plowed and planted that row of corn as straight as can be. But look at it now. All wavy and as crooked as a Chicago politician.”

Felipe shrugged resignedly, stroking his moustache and said, in a mysterious, ageless squeak,
“In my country, it is said, ‘The best laid plants of mice and men oft go astray.’”

Re: Just Sayins

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:09 pm
by SpareInch
Ah... Because The Bard Of Ayrshire is celebrating his birthday again, right?

But doesn't the original quote go something along the lines of, The best laid plans of mice and men gan oft agley?

Re: Just Sayins

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:14 pm
by SpareInch
BTW. Has everyone filled up on Haggis, Neeps & Tatties and LOTS of whiskey?

Re: Just Sayins

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:35 pm
by strawman
You can't get a good haggis in south Georgia, even barbequed, although I'm working on a craft mead. based on an ancient Norse recipe. The haggis I had in Scotland was great as long as I could maintain the suspension of disbelief.
*Boy, they sure have a surplus of bagpipers there. They're all over the streets (having been kicked out of their homes, I suppose).*
And yes, gan oft agley. You see, that is a case of demonstrating by the language, by way of example, plants going astray. Just as plain English gan oft agley, and right there, you're in a foreign language.

Nonetheless I raised a glass yesterday and chased a skirt in his memory.

Re: Just Sayins

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:14 pm
by KateZiervogel
Nice drabble!

We make our own mead too. Want the recipe?

Re: Just Sayins

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:18 pm
by strawman
Mebbe. Depends... does it taste good, or are you done with it? I could call it NeoNatal.

Re: Just Sayins

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:06 pm
by KateZiervogel
We use a variation of the Joes Ancient Orange mead. Not for girly-pants.lol

Re: Just Sayins

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:01 pm
by strawman
Sounds good!

Re: Just Sayins

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:05 am
by KateZiervogel
Sent you a PM

Re: Just Sayins

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:13 pm
by strawman
Have not got!

Re: Just Sayins

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:06 am
by KateZiervogel
OMW I wrote a whole instructable out for you - now I see it's not in my sent items. Tsk. Should have saved it first. I'll compose it again and send later today If I can.