Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ode on a CB Glass

Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness
Thou foster child of commerce and market
Blogging poet, who canst thus express
Wonder of form wherever I park it
Clean and clear with classic lines magnificent
One marvels at your beauty unlimitless
At two dollars and fifty heaven sent
Tho if you shatter it is quite a mess
Clear glass, clear liquid and a squish of lime
Mr. B and I find you mighty fine.

Glasses here.  Sincere apologies to John Keats. 


Brittany said...

Hey hey! I know the original poem; about a Grecian urn, I believe. Nice!

maison21 said...

ok, your keatsian cocktail poem cracked me up!

"Clear glass, clear liquid and a squish of lime
Mr. B and I find you mighty fine."

still giggling.

pve design said...

To see or not to see-
To CB2 - love those glasses 2
and your blog-

Anonymous said...

"Ode ON a..."

The Peak of Chic said...

You clever thing you!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Jennifer - not so clever - see anon's comment.

Anon. - many thanks, it is now corrected.

willow said...

Witty, so witty. Nice photo, too!

Pigtown-Design said...

You crack me up!

Visual Vamp said...

Love it! I can smell that squish of lime LOL

Dianne said...

Mrs. B, you have left me speechless!!!

Teacats said...

Very nice poem!

There once was a glass so fine
Mrs. B. had to put it to rhyme
Though she liked it a lot
Far better with ice and a shot
So in the end she added liquor and lime.

Or perhaps:

There once was a glass from CB
Just fine for Mr. & Mrs. B
She liked it a lot
Then she added a shot
And photographed it for all to see

Heeheeheehee! LOL!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Mrs. Blandings said...

Jan - you are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Instead of being a coward and posting a random blog about a teacher why not call her and ask her why she had all those requests? You are a dumbass and should refrain from using the internet. Let the teachers teach and stay at home and be a mom.

Mrs. Blandings said...

I'm hardly a coward, it just didn't mean that much to me. I found it amusing, though you clearly did not. While I doubt you will be back, the way this dumbass blog thing usually works is the commenter generally leaves the comment on the blog post to which they are referring. Rather than a post over a year old. Must dash, tivo'd Oprah and can't bear to miss an episode.

Anonymous said...

Not everyone puts their lives online for random strangers to comment on. I don't need gratification from the online community about my life.

Mrs. Blandings said...

I don't think I implied that you did. There's an easy solution here. Don't return. I certainly hit a nerve with you. I'm not sure why you are taking this so personally.

Anonymous said...

It never occurs to you how your comments affect other people does it? You don't view teachers as people do you? Just someone who is there to babysit your kids during the day. Did you ever stop and think about the people that you are talking about online? And the hurt that you might be causing someone? Think about that the next time you want to bash your kids teachers.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Anon - truly, I very rarely say anything unkind about anyone here. Indeed, I still haven't said anything unkind. I've related a story. As for the hurt I could be causing, I can't imagine this would cause someone pain. I have great respect for my children's teachers of which they are quite aware.

We are talking about a woman who quipped to 9 year olds that she would cut their hands off with a spoon and throw them out the window. While none of the comments mentioned this, I think it is the most disturbing part of the tale. I haven't maligned her personally. If putting her actions on display makes her uncomfortable perhaps she should reconsider how much control she needs over snacks.

Anonymous said...

Why post it online then? The reason that I am taking this personally is that I teach in New Jersey and hate it when parents think they can put whatever they want online and have no repercussions. Good luck in life. Have fun teacher bashing.

CC said...

Anonymous, I'm a teacher and a parent, and I think you have totally and completely overreacted. Just because someone may disagree with you, does not mean they hate you or are bashing you. Do you think all the people that slam on Obama hate him. No, they likely want him to succeed, but are offering their opinions and ideas.

Mrs. Blandings appears to have a legitimate gripe with the micro-management of snack....tupperware, big ziploc, small ziploc, goldfish, popcorn. Maybe if said teacher had just picked up the phone or sent the Blandings an email, it would have been solved in one easy step. It was confusing for the child and parent, and the teacher's job is to make things crystal clear, to all different sorts of learners.

Lighten up and fight a battle that really matters. Surely in NJ there are problems to solve using all that bottled up anger and hostility you have.