Friday, April 29, 2016


Behold the beauty of this llama:

And the gracefulness of this panda upon his perch:

Nothing compares to the romantic courtship of the impala:

Or the advanced camouflage techniques of the corgi:

No one dives as skillfully as the penguin:

But sometimes they have help:

Or climbs as elegantly as the jaguar:

How lucky we are to gaze upon the smile of a tapir, 
so handsome and sweet:

And to rest our eyes upon the potoo. 
The majestic, majestic potoo:

Ahhh, the king of the Savannah with his freshly caught prey

And here, the regal moose, treading upon the freshly fallen snow:

Indeed, snow tends to bring out the most graceful of creatures:

It’s not every day that you see skin so bare and bold:

They are willing to share their meager rations:

Let this raccoon leave you enraptured in his song and dance:

And let this noble steed leave you in tear-filled awe:

Here, witness the finesse of a running basset hound:

And the grandeur of the mighty elephant:

A polar bear is a master of stealth:

Will you ever see a creature more magnificent than this?:

Or more inspiring in its contemplative charm?:

Nay. Today, we look upon the finest specimens this world has to offer:

So as you go about your day, dear friend, 
keep with you the memory of these fantastic beasts:

Perhaps we should give them a little privacy:
(Most pictures & captions from BuzzFeed)

A song for you:

"I once shot an elephant in my pajamas.  How he got into my pajamas, I'll never know."----Groucho Marx (& fishducky)


Thursday, April 28, 2016


(April was National Poetry Month, which I find to be irrational--that rhymes with National--because there are no rhymes for April, Poetry or Month!!)

Did you realize how many definitions the words "up" & “down” have?  I looked it up in the dictionary & found quite a few & added some (in red):



Toward the sky or a higher position.
"He jumped up"

To the place where someone is.
"Dot didn't hear Mrs. Parvis come creeping up behind her"


From a lower to a higher point on (something); upward along.
"She climbed up a flight of steps"


Directed or moving toward a higher place or position.
"The up escalator"

In a cheerful mood; ebullient.
"The mood here is resolutely up"


A period of good fortune.
"You can't have ups all the time in life"


To do something abruptly or boldly.
"She upped and left him"

Cause (a level or amount) to be increased.
"Capacity will be upped by 70 percent next year"

Instructions received while getting ready for a gynecologist's exam.
"Bring up the rear"

What I used to tell my family when they complained about my cooking.
"Eat it up!!"

A name proposed for the merger of FedEx & UPS.
"Fed up"

Don't forget the ever-popular “Up yours!!


Toward or in a lower place or position, especially to or on the ground or another surface.
"She looked down"

To or at a lower level of intensity, volume, or activity.
"Keep the noise down"


From a higher to a lower point of (something).
"Down the stairs"

Throughout (a period of time).
"Astrologers down the ages"


 Directed or moving toward a lower place or position.
"The down escalator"

Unhappy; depressed.
"He’s been so down lately"

Knock or bring to the ground.
"175 enemy aircraft had been downed"

Consume (something, typically a drink).
"He downed a six-pack" or "Down the hatch!!"


A chance for a team to advance the ball, ending when the ball carrier is tackled or the ball becomes out of play. A team must advance at least ten yards in a series of four downs in order to keep possession.

The feathers of certain ducks & geese.


Unwelcome experiences or events.
"There had been more downs than ups during his years at the company"

An interesting way to have sex.
"Tied down"

Getting ready to give someone a present.
"Wrapping it up"

An uncomfortable gastronomical situation.
“He was unable to keep his large Thanksgiving dinner down”

Where I feel this post is going.
"Down the drain"

(I, of course, would never mention “Going down on someone”  That would be crude!!)
 Here are lots & lots of cartoons:

Back me up here.  This may not have been one of my best posts, but chalk it up to senility; after all, I am well up in years.  My get up & go has got up & went!!----fishducky