April 2, 2007

Weekend Recap: The Weekend In Verse

We read Yertle the Turtle to Mia last night
I just can't stop talking like Dr. Seuss might.
Yep, Theodore Geisel is stuck in my head
I'm afraid it might just last 'till I'm dead.
So I'll recap the weekend in verse, not in prose
though it will be a lot harder than usual I suppose.
The weekend started with no plans, no agenda
Unlike last weekend - Ohio, grandma's hacienda.
Friday was nice, quiet and relaxing and such
We three just hung out, playing so much.
Saturday my hair got a cut, very much needed
Then coloring and playing 'fore bedtime interceded.
Dinner - of pasta - some Deadwood then bed
Sleep, no dreams, just deep sleep instead.
On Sunday, I slept in and awoke with a start
As Mia invaded, not a knock not a fart.
I sprung from the bed, no clothes, I'm not shy
Then Mia pointed at my penis, waved and said "hi."
A funny moment, I'll always remember
When my daughter waved and greeted my member.
I read Cormac McCarthy's The Road in a day
It was good but disturbing, four out of five stars I'd say.
Dinner out, Mexican, spent with my folks
Chips, fajitas, and rice and some Cokes.
We got Mia to bed and chilled with the TV
Then headed to bed, books, Beth and me

Now it is Monday, not a day you can love
But I guess I'll start working, push comes to shove.
If I get Seuss out of my head I'll be more successful
Just one more thing to make Monday less stressful.
I wish you great days, all of you working stiffs
Or mother or fathers, not buts ands and ifs.

Posted by Chris at April 2, 2007 7:33 AM

Did Mia greet you as well, or just your nether regions? LOL!

Posted by: E :) at April 2, 2007 7:55 AM

You are so talented! Or maybe just crazy. Either way, it works. Have a great Monday!

Posted by: Alissa at April 2, 2007 8:08 AM


(Brought to mind this local musician who used to sing a song called "Son of Sam I Am.")

Posted by: kalisah at April 2, 2007 8:25 AM

Maybe this is how you should think of every Monday...in terms of Seuss-ian rhyme scheme. I think it might help take the tedium out and possibly make the chaos seem more...er...comical. It's worth a try.

Posted by: wordgirl at April 2, 2007 8:37 AM

Wow, three of my favorite things in one place: Dr. Seuss, mexican food and poems. Ha, you thought I was going to say penises, didn't you?

Bravo, Chris! Nice work!

Posted by: Bridget at April 2, 2007 8:42 AM

This is awesome. Yes, I think it could be a Monday tradition!

Posted by: Sam at April 2, 2007 9:41 AM

Love it...what a great start to a Monday. Smiles are always good Monday morning.

Posted by: Krush at April 2, 2007 9:44 AM

good work! (this from someone born and raised in Dr. Seuss' hometown!)

of course now it's 10am and i want mexican and i have the uncontrollable urge to say hello to your, uhh, member.

Posted by: monique at April 2, 2007 9:56 AM

I think it's time for some grown-up reads. What you did? Well read some more and stop putting the rhyming thing in my head!;)

Posted by: Kelly at April 2, 2007 9:57 AM

(brings box over and places it in the center of the room. Climbs up carefully on box. Applauds wilding with lots of loud hoohaaa's!!! Steps carefully off of box, picks it up and leaves room.)

Posted by: Maribeth at April 2, 2007 10:02 AM

Using "my daughter" and "my member" in the same sentence will surely turn you up in some interesting search strings...

Though I think that you should keep up the Seuss-eze at work today. Keep your meetings interesting, eh?

Posted by: fauve at April 2, 2007 10:02 AM

Great freaking post! Bravo!

This morning's first cup of industrial strength java is for you, Rude.


Posted by: JJ at April 2, 2007 10:08 AM

Very clever! But you lose a point or two for rhyming Member with Remember.

Posted by: Adam at April 2, 2007 10:18 AM

A weekend that inspired you to write in verse must not have been all that bad! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Posted by: Zandria at April 2, 2007 10:22 AM

This is awesome! I was particularly impressed by your agenda/hacienda rhyme.

Also, now I want fajitas.

Posted by: bad penguin at April 2, 2007 10:22 AM

*sigh* my idol...
Happy Monday!

Posted by: sue at April 2, 2007 10:39 AM

I nearly snorted my yogurt when I got to Mia greeting your penis. :) Have as good a Monday as is possible!

Posted by: Teenuh at April 2, 2007 10:47 AM

That's fantastic! Best Post Ever! Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Karen at April 2, 2007 10:47 AM

A very fine poem to greet us this day
I can't help but respond in the very same way.
Monday is here and the sun is a-shining
I'm at work but for outside you bet I am pining.
Suess our old friend has this effect on me too
I think work would be more fun in verse, don't you?
The challenge I see is not finding the rhyme
but taking the words and making them mine.
For you see, I am fond of drafting a couplet
but a career, with real green, it's so sad I've not found yet.
A happy day I do wish as you labor away.
Finish up quickly quick so you can go play.

Posted by: MammaLoves at April 2, 2007 11:02 AM

Coffee out the nose. That stuff burns (no pun intended) Seriously, awesomeness. Well Done.

Posted by: Judy at April 2, 2007 11:56 AM

Good one! I too was impressed with the agenda/hacienda rhyme!

Posted by: coolchick at April 2, 2007 12:33 PM

I want to know if your member waved back...

Posted by: Carrie Jo at April 2, 2007 1:08 PM

Excellent! I'm thoroughly impressed with your verse.

My 3 year old says, "I see your penis!" whenever she does. "Yep, there it is." I say with a smile. I'm not shy either, but I still limit warping her mind to before or after a shower.

Posted by: Brad at April 2, 2007 1:36 PM

We just finished watching Deadwood season 1 last night. No HBO here... just netflix to catch us up. But, I just wanted to say... it might be better to have the language style of Seuss stick with you, rather than the language style of Deadwood!

Posted by: Colleen at April 2, 2007 3:00 PM

Great post! I'm impressed!

Posted by: Colleen at April 2, 2007 8:56 PM

I've always found that if I read 2 or 3 Dr. Seuss books in a row, I have trouble reading regular books immediately after...

Posted by: Kaz at April 3, 2007 9:24 AM

I'm VERY impressed with your Seuss-like skillz. Really.

Posted by: Alison at April 3, 2007 4:07 PM