January 26th, 2006


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Mom got this in an email from one of her old friends (by "old" I mean they've known each other a while), and she sent it to me.

The Old Poodle

A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company.

One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers that she's lost.

Wandering about, she notices a leopard heading rapidly in her direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old poodle thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!" Noticing some bones on the ground close by, she immediately settles down to chew on the bones with her back to the approaching cat.

Just as the leopard is about to leap, the old poodle exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.

"Whew!," says the leopard, "That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the old poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up.

The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard.

The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running, the dog sits down with her back to her attackers, pretending she hasn't seen
them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says: "Where's that darn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"

Moral of this story...
Don't mess with old farts. Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill! Brilliance only comes with age and experience!

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Tomorrow mom and I are driving up to Tok for a funeral. My aunt's ex-husband died. I didn't know him all that well, I think we're going mainly because his kids are all gonna be there, and some grandkids, and we haven't seen some of them for a couple years. So, anyway, I'll be gone tomorrow and most of Saturday. Miss you all!

And, since I'm here and all, on Thursdays I have a watercolor class through the college. We're doing one painting in class and we have to do another one outside of class. The paper we do our outside painting on has to be 22x30", and we can do one painting, cut the paper in half and do two, or cut it into quarters and do four. I'm leaning toward four, since I'm more used to working small (though I may change my mind). So I'm thinking to do some sort of theme. I was going to do the Seasons or something, but then I thought up some others. So I'll put it to a vote. I won't promise to actually do whichever one gets the most votes, because I'm contrary like that, but I'm curious.

So far, my choices are as follows:

Dancers (a Chinese dancer, a Hula Dancer, maybe a Belly Dancer or something...you get the idea)
Masks (again, from different cultures)
Cultural costumes

Feel free to make other suggestions, too. :)