Tuesday, May 17, 2011

limited time offer


I thought I was sitting down to write this post. Then my MIL called. She can’t get into her email. I give her all the credit in the world for trying. I grew up with technology, engineering, software programming, etc. She has never used a typewriter.

So the post idea waited. But actually this interruption is related to my post. You must expect plans to change. It doesn’t mean you should not plan. Actually planning with some idea of alternatives is the best approach.

Ok so what’s with this limited time offer?

Well if you are expecting some giveaway or contest, you might as well click on to another site. You already have the limited time offer. It’s you. It’s your body. Did you not read the fine print? Your lifetime guarantee is good for your lifetime but does NOT include replacements or repairs.


Now are you expecting me to write about health and longer life suggestions?

No, I don’t have any that you have not heard before. The best suggestion is (duh) don’t abuse your body. That’s common sense but apparently many people don’t realize or think about that until it’s too late.

Another suggestion is lighten-up, put a smile on your face. No matter what you do our planet keeps spinning us through one day after another. Since your total days are limited, you should enjoy the most of them. Of course, that is easier to say than do because mother nature is not so nice and occasionally other creatures are not so nice. Not everyone read the memo or this post.

I want to shout-out to two bloggers that inspired this post and probably don’t know it. Maybe this post will be a smile on their faces. (hint going over and reading their posts will help)

1) Lilly (she’s from down-under so I guess she writes upside down so posting must be more difficult.) 

2) Shrinky (she blogs from where they apparently created English so watch out for the spelling)

As Monty Python sang to us:
Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you



another circus 

31 comments:

unknownmami said...

No replacement or repairs? We'll see about that.

Bearmancartoons said...

she blogs from where they apparently created English...funny I
blog from where they PERFECTED English..haha
 

Bearman said...

she blogs from where they apparently created English...funny I blog from where they PERFECTED English..haha

lisleman said...

You are right.  We perfected it, yo!

lisleman said...

I thought about that when I wrote it but you can NOT replace the whole thing - you are still an original right?

Kristina P. said...

Well, this definitely put a smile on my face, so well done!

savannah said...

 the soundtrack for this post (ok, inside MY head) is frank sinatra singing it was a very good year thanks, sugar! xoxoxo

secret agent woman said...

 Did you ever see the video of that song being song at Graham Chapman's funeral.  Funny stuff.

lisleman said...

thank you - I'm glad to accomplish that.

lisleman said...

Thanks for sharing Frank singing in your head.  I think witchcraft is my favorite one of his.
Oh stop by more often this blog needs a little sugar.

lisleman said...

Yes and I seem to remember you are the one that passed the link to me.  Either that or you posted it.  The surprise of it is great. thanks

OneStonedCrow said...

Jeepers ... I do feel out of touch, I can't even send a text message on my cellphone ...

... great post ... when you quoted Monty Python I thought about a line from the Small Faces Ogden's Nut Gone Flake album (remember it, it was the first LP with a round sleeve?):

'Life is just a bowl of All-Bran

You wake up every morning and it's there .... '


haha at the parking meter in he pic ... :)

Shrinky said...

Oh my goodness, Lisleman, my toes are curling in delight, what an amazing and wonderful start to my day - thank you so much for wrapping a smile round my heart!  Consider yourself well and truly hugged, dear lad (see my happy face?)!  Mind you, anyone who loves Monty Python has GOT to be okay in my book (grin).  I'll take your advice about looking after myself, so long as I can still enjoy my glass of wine and indulge in a good old greasy fry-up breakfast once in a while, is that a deal?

Jene said...

It seems like this is the running theme for my reading today. I hope the universe isn't trying to tell me something :)

You might like this post, it popped up in one of the parenting blogs I follow: http://www.penmachine.com/2011/05/the-last-post

lisleman said...

That album is a new one for me.   I just looked up the album and it came in a round tin oversized tobacco can.  I you have that album and the packaging I suspect it would be worth some money.
Oh that parking meter tombstone is real.
thanks

lisleman said...

A glass of wine or beer daily I understand is healthy for you.   It's all about the right balance.  Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the post.  The feedback in comments is the best part of blogging.

lisleman said...

 I'm not sure what to make of that post you linked in the comment.  This is a real person who died of cancer and wrote about it in his "last post"?
I certainly don't mind discussing death and I have a few other posts about the general subject but my own death would be too personal to be posting about.  Also posting about your death is really difficult since how do you know?
About the universe - did you catch the "news" about the end of it this Saturday?

Jene said...

Yes, that's exactly what he did. I guess it's one of those places where it helps to read the whole blog. He was blogging before it was cool. The series of posts post-diagnosis are very insightful in regards to the whole idea of coming to terms with one's own mortality. Not exactly light reading material, I know.

And yes, again, I'm considering planning a last-minute apocalypse party.

Lilly said...

Oh gee thanks for the shout out and more importantly this post. It made me smile and your words are wise, it so is a limited time offer and we take it for granted most of the time. Thanks for the reminder. 

tracismixedbag said...

That's the lesson my husband's been trying to teach me. Not to sweat the small stuff. Maybe he learned that years ago from Monty Python. (he's a fan.)

lisleman said...

You are very welcome.  As I said your post fired up a few neurons and I just took the idea in a slightly different direction.  I'm glad to hear you liked it.

lisleman said...

Well if he is a fan, I'm sure he would enjoy you asking him what the important life lessons Monty Python gave him.  thanks

joanna jenkins said...

 Hi Lisleman-- You're spotlighting two fabulous bloggers and two wonderful and heart-felt posts.  High Five.
Cheers, jj

tracismixedbag said...

My husband was impressed by your question. Anyone who asks that, I want to be friends with  (if you'd like to add him on facebook feel free, you won't be sorry. He's a hilarious prose writer and I think he'll be right down your alley as a friend.) http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/abosworth1

The answer to your question. He learned there's nothing an agnostic can't do, if he really doesn't know whether he believes in anything or not.

lisleman said...

Does he have a blog or FB fan page?  About a year ago I decided I would be careful about not adding people I don't know in real life on FB.  His answer is great.  I guess agnostics are most flexible people around.
Of course both of you are invited to join my FB page - Stop Music On-Hold
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-Music-On-hold/154083674608089

lisleman said...

thanks - you know what, spotlighting sounds better that shout-out.

Thisstopwilloughby said...

You're so right, good days or bad days, the world keeps right on spinning.   

lisleman said...

thanks hopefully the good days out number the bad ones by a good margin.

tracismixedbag said...

That's understandable. Here's the link to his page, we'll like yours too.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Bosworths-Catalog-of-the-Unsane/213058014121 

Mrs4444 said...

This is exactly why I said no to the Difference Makers (at our picnic yesterday) when they insisted that I play kickball with them. Seriously? When did I lose the ability to run? All I remember is starting to run and ending up body slamming myself after a good twist to my upper core. Wind knocked out, too.  Thank God for ice packs. (and we laughed a lot, once I could breathe again.)

lisleman said...

At I certain point in life I think it is worth picking your games carefully.  I know there are those that want to push things to the limit but their limit and my limit are not the same.  thanks

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