January 31, 2008

January, Rainbows, Gassy Lungs

  1. When we think of January, July often quickly follows (you might think February, but no one is all that excited about it, except during Leap Year). More or less, The Mamas and The Papas agreed when they sang, "California Dreaming on a Winter's Day."
  2. Have you ever stood in the middle of a rainbow and wondered if all your whites would be ruined?
  3. When your lungs get gassy, the best resolve is to exhale.

January 30, 2008

Bigfoot, Alphabetizing Brockeim, Martian Taxi Drivers

  1. Bigfoot does not keep time by wearing a Sask Watch. He more likely wears a Timex. The hotties among the Yetis are all over it.
  2. Alphabetize 'Brockeim' and you get b, c, e, i, k, m, o, r. That's very difficult to say.
  3. There is no such thing as a man in the moon, or men from Mars. There used to be. It's true. However, in the early 1960s, they moved to Washington DC, where they now drive taxis.

January 29, 2008

Apathy, State of the Union, Ephemeron

  1. Apathy has no calendar.
  2. With the current state of things, we ought to be somewhere this time tomorrow. Or not. You can never really tell with these things.
  3. Too much time on my hands, you say, looking at the evidence of this bit of ephemeron? Thought of some of this nonsense while driving. My hands weren't on time. They were on the wheel.

January 28, 2008

Dogs and Fleas, Truth, Mondays

  1. Dogs do sometimes have fleas, but, before cat owners get all high and mighty, let's remember why we use the phrase, "Look at what the cat dragged in." It's not usually dandelions.
  2. There are no contradictory truths. Just confusing ones.
  3. Mondays have six letters, not counting the 's'.

January 27, 2008

Tornados, Charlie, Blankets

  1. Tornados never ask the question of who the president in office is.
  2. Charles can be Charlie, Chas, Chuck, Chuckie, Chas-man, Chuckles, Chaster as well. Mostly one prefers one and not the others. John Cleese is not named Charles, by the way.
  3. Blankets. They cover a myriad of problems, don't they?

January 26, 2008

Elephants Quoting Marx, Shoop Shoop, Pushing Daisies

  1. I never met an elephant which could recite Karl Marx. Never, do you hear me? Never.
  2. Shoop is not a misspelling of shop.
  3. He who is pushing daisies rarely uses a flower cart.

January 25, 2008

Big Blue Haystacks, Lost Marbles, Backed Up Cars

  1. A bit of nonsense drawn from today's news:
    "We couldn't have him drawing a big blue haystack," she said. "People might ask questions."
  2. Has anyone who has lost their marbles found them? What if someone else finds them?
  3. When cars are backed up on the freeway, how come they move forward?

January 24, 2008

Creamed Spinach Donuts, Paperclips, Sleeping

  1. What if a donut was stuffed with creamed spinach instead of jelly?
  2. When then world looks at paperclips, what are they thinking about?
  3. No one wants to be asleep forever.

January 23, 2008

Homophones, Bumblebees, Coffee Spillage

  1. Whether homophones are used for rhyme or reason, I think they sound the same.
  2. Bumblebees. Do they bumble? Don't other bees bumble? What about wasps?
  3. Don't drink and drive. You might spill your coffee.

January 22, 2008

Isaac Newton, Birth, Finding Trouble

  1. Isaac Newton was not hit by an Adam's apple when he was postulating gravity.
  2. Celebrating the birth of a new baby girl, can the father shout, "Oh boy!" and not be a liar?
  3. Finding trouble does not require a hunting license. You can bag as much as you want, everything's a keeper, and there's no fee for the opportunity.

January 21, 2008

Martin Luther King, Dog Tired, Winning Arguments

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr., is not known for his nickname, Marty Louie Kingster (the Second).
  2. Dog tired? Clean as a whistle? Presumes a lot of dogs and whistles, don’t you think?
  3. Winning an argument doesn't mean you're right.

January 20, 2008

Today (All About Today), Tomorrow (Which Is Today), West Nile Mosquitos

  1. Suppose today was tomorrow. What do you wish you did yesterday?
  2. Suppose tomorrow was today. What do you hope to do tomorrow? Why wait?
  3. Say what you will about the freezing cold, but I don't see any West Nile mosquitos, do you?

January 19, 2008

Happy Returns, Sears, Gentle Neighbors

  1. Many happy returns? Try saying this the day after Christmas.
  2. Was Sears, Roebuck and Co. feared the way Walmart and Target are causing stress?
  3. No gentler neighbor is there than the one bringing coffee on a Saturday morning.

January 18, 2008

Romance, iPods, Stereotypes

  1. Romance is best started quietly, without flowers, without violins and without Italian men singing "That's Amore," with the gruff voice of a chain smoker.
  2. iPod was a meaningless word ten years ago. Now, it is still meaningless, but handy when buying an mp3 device.
  3. Don't be a stereotype.

January 17, 2008

Impossible, Girl in a Cafe, Good Company

  1. To begin the unlikely, suggest its possibility.
  2. Girls in cafes are nothing like girls in bars… or behind bars. What coffee bars? That will take some consideration.
  3. Say to anyone that the day is better because of their company, and the world becomes symphonic with a smile.

January 16, 2008

PBJ, Stress, Conversation

  1. Regarding peanut butter and jelly sandwiches… yes. The peanut butter is as important as the jelly in taste and product quality, with special care taken to quantity and bread slicing.
  2. There are no "I am more tense than you," prizes. Relax. Stressed out you may be, but there is no one cheering that you see the situation so negatively.
  3. Conversation fills the heart the way ideas fill the mind. Fill each, and the soul begins to know satisfaction.

January 15, 2008

Blacktops, Fish Feces, Trivial Pursuit

  1. Drying water on a blacktop looks a lot like a shadow.
  2. Fresh water, straight from a stream, if there are fish, will have fish fecal matter in it. Keep in mind this delicacy when sipping from the land of sky blue waters.
  3. There is no need to have a trivial pursuit when the stuff is all around us.

January 14, 2008

Parsley (Sage, Rosemary and Thyme), Mediocrity, Gifting

  1. Parsley asked Sage about Rosemary,
    who claimed she skipped the parties
    because of her divorce with Thyme
    (who, while together, never had enough of).
  2. The saddest moments in life do not include death. That's inescapable. Escapable, though, were the small choices of mediocrity lived between the birthing and dying.
  3. Gifting by obligation is just a bribe with the prestige of a lie.

January 13, 2008

Pina Coladas, Coffee, Love

  1. Drinking pina coladas and getting caught in the rain moves the body toward less than optimal health.
  2. Coffee is never the friend of tea. Never the twain shall mix.
  3. Love, whether in the shortest breath and kiss, or in the longing of old friends, should be offered, taken, enjoyed.

January 12, 2008

Love Built, Bards, Honest Smiles

  1. Love is not made. It is built.
  2. The bard refers to someone who has not been arrested, or qualified to be a lawyer, or banned from various establishments.
  3. A honest smile is like a perfect kiss, bringing what should be to be.

January 11, 2008

Sensual Hands, Romance, Faulty Facts

  1. Hands are more sensual than lips. Hold them often.
  2. All romantic love begins with an introduction. So does corruption. Never confuse the two.
  3. Unsubstantiated facts are 100% hard to back up.

January 10, 2008

Flirting, Cereal, Tiger Woods

  1. Flirting, as a science, isn't. Be more direct in your indirectness.
  2. Cereal. It's not just for breakfast anymore.
  3. Tiger Woods is not where Tigger (T-I-Double-G-ERRR) and Winnie the Pooh lived. That was the Hundred Acre Woods (sometimes spelled 100 Aker Wood, Hundred-Acre Wood, and 100 Acre Wood). No golf course has been written about there.

January 10, years ago, is when Brockeim first sprung from creativity's womb.

January 09, 2008

Dinner, Staged Life, Feet

  1. Dinner with a new friend is a better meal than dinner with an old cat.
  2. Life is a stage, and we are its actors. William Shakespeare said something like that. He never mentioned the Actor's Guild would be organizing a strike.
  3. What is on your feet today is more important than whether you shaved, according to some.

January 08, 2008

Success, Sleeping Snow, Charming Love

  1. Failure begs to be cliched, and success tends to be overplayed.
  2. The snow is melting now. It is sleeping until later.
  3. There is no charm like love. Be charming.

January 07, 2008

Poets, Onions, Nothing

  1. A writer and a poet. It is a small world, but it needs more of each. Say something that matter today.
  2. Onions are the Earth's perfume.
  3. All said, nothing is all that hard to endure.

January 06, 2008

To Be, Failure, Current Events

  1. 'To be' is the most aggressive verb in English because it requires the strength to stand despite all things coming and going, good and bad.
  2. Make too much out of failure, and we wallow. Make too little out of failure and we never learn.
  3. By the time we read most current events, they aren't.

January 05, 2008

Barack O'bama, Iowan's Carcass, Waiting for Godot

  1. Barack O'bama is not the Irish version of the famous Democrat's name.
  2. Iowa Caucus, not Iowan's Carcass
  3. "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett is not about two guys talking. Or is it? Or was that "My Dinner With Andre"? Or was "Griffin and Sabine"?

January 04, 2008

Interoffice Mail, Revving the O'Lution, Sip It

  1. If you were an interoffice mail envelope, what would you be delivering?
  2. Revving the O'Lution. Join the Brockeim 2008 campaign.

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  3. The first sip is always the best. Try new things. Sip it. Sip it good.

January 03, 2008

Regifting Yourself, Fauns, Buy Now

  1. If you buy something for yourself, and change your mind, and give it to a friend, does that count as regifting?
  2. A faun is not a fawn, though many have fawned over both.
  3. Buy now, save later? Bye now, see ya later.

January 02, 2008

Redundancy, Fecund Minds, Snow

  1. Redundancy, if done well, says the obvious more than once. All other occasions merely are repeating the same thing.
  2. A fecund mind is fertilized with truth.
  3. Snow is overrated.

January 01, 2008

Christmas, Uncertainty, Children

  1. Christmas celebrations are dying out as people are afraid to admit they believe in God. So much for freedom of speech. It is no freedom if we do not speak.
  2. Inconveniences in life include uncertainty. How sure are you of what you cannot prove does not exist? Now, pretend like I'm not here.
  3. Children are best seen and not heard... is at best a dream, and always an impossibility, if the children are to be any good at all.