When commenting on other people's blogs I can be such a cheeky monkey. I don't mean any harm by it - I'm usually just trying to raise a smile.
These days my first "go to" blogs are "Going Gently" by the legendary John Gray and "Shadows and Light" by the less legendary Steve Reed in London. Like me, both of these bloggers are regular, posting something just about every day of the year. Consequently, there's usually something fresh to read or see. I feel like I know these guys and that makes me feel relaxed about being a cheeky monkey when commenting on their various blogposts.
Maybe I owe them a public apology. If that is the case, I am happy to say to both of them - sorry for being a cheeky monkey. In the future I shall try harder to leave comments that are dull and predictable.
Do you want to read some examples of the cheek I have doled out this month?
Let's look at "Going Gently" first of all. On August 13th John was writing about a short train journey with his Welsh terrier Mary. He wrote, "I drank coffee on the Virgin train while Mary jammed her head between the seats in order to bum something from the middle aged couple sitting behind us."
This was my comment: "It is surprising that you didn't also jam your head between the seats in the hope of scrounging a scotch egg!"
Back on August 6th, John's post was titled "A Load of Young Bullocks". In it he describes how a herd of bullocks ran down the lane. He says they ran with "gay abandon" so my comment was "What is "gay abandon" and can only bullocks run that way? How about penguins? Can they also run with "gay abandon"? Camels? Hippos?"
Over to "Shadows and Light". On August 14th Steve was just back from Florida and he referred once more to grey squirrel problems in his garden. This was my comment - "You need to get a couple of squirrel traps. I understand that in The Deep South squirrel is a popular delicacy. Was it on the menu at The Waffle House?" Steve had recently visited a waffle house with his brother back in The States.
On August 11th, Steve shared wildlife pictures he had snapped when wandering round the gardens of his mother's condominium with his mother in tow. My response was this: " "Steve! Steve! Watcha doin' son? Now put that goddam camera away and let's get walking or I shall give you a thick ear my lad!" "
Please don't get me wrong. Not every comment I leave is glowing with cheek. Sometimes I give simple encouragement or applause and surprisingly some of my remarks are serious and thoughtful. However, like my old friend Bert often says at the local pub - you've got to have a laugh. Life's not worth living if you can't have a laugh.
You always make a good solid comment because you've read the blog and get the message. That's what I appreciate in your comments. You also catch me when my writing is far from clear. I recognize when you're cheeky.ReplyDelete
Thank you Uncle Keith.Delete
there was just once your cheek caught me off guard, on John's blog. I felt silly when someone pointed out you were joking.ReplyDelete
you sail very close to the wind at times and i like to see I'm not the only one!
Hell hath no fury like a Kylie scorned.Delete
If we did not appreciate your sometimes cheeky sense of humour, none of us would be regular readers of your blog.ReplyDelete
By the way, I meant to comment on your post about Sillydale but then was distracted. I meant to say that maybe you'd meet the giggling people you were expecting (and were disappointed not to see them in Sillydale) on a trip to Giggleswick.
Ha-ha! Nice one. This dispels the myth that German people do not have a sense of humour!Delete
You pay your money & take your chances in the comment box on this blog...ReplyDelete
My dear Lady Soup, welcome to Pudding Towers once more. Let us go through to the drawing room where we shall converse about your exotic life in The Antipodes. And may I say that the aroma of your perfume already stirs my senses.Delete
I love your cheeky comments to John and Steve...and several others !ReplyDelete
One day I might be cheeky to you too Frances!Delete
You've only ever posted one remark I huffed at and that was when you said I was brassy, lol. I've forgiven you because on the whole I like you being a cheeky monkey.ReplyDelete
I just looked up the meaning of "brassy"...Delete
(typically of a woman) tastelessly showy or loud in appearance or manner.
Of course that is not you Briony! Sorry!
Your blog is great. I read a lot of interesting things from it. Thank you very much for sharing. Hope you will update more news in the future.ReplyDelete
geometry dash meltdown
the happy wheels games
animal jam play wild
What is the connection between animal jam play wild and a cheeky monkey?Delete
The connection is "Gmail sign up"...or have you got a different punchline Alphie?Delete
That was YOUR punchline, not mine. You're the one with the quick quip - not me. :).Delete
I feel I know you fairly well after several years of blog friendship, and you often make me chuckle. I appreciate your sense of humour (see what I did there?) and also your kind heart. Even when I don't have time to comment, I read your blog first thing each morning, along with John, Steve, Mitchell in Spain, and others who post more sporadically, like me. You all brighten my life! :)ReplyDelete
That is reassuring. Thank you Jennifer.Delete
I always admire your cheeky comments, YP. (Well, ALMOST always.) Don't change a thing! :)ReplyDelete
Sometimes I walk close to the boundary line Steve.Delete
Great picture of yourself at the bottom of the post.ReplyDelete
I should have shaved before Shirley snapped that photo.Delete
My blogging day would not be the same without one of your school boy commentsReplyDelete
Keep them comming old bean
Yes sir and sir - the dog ate my homework!Delete
I don't think many are bothered about your jokes, they just accept it as typical 'school teacher' humour.ReplyDelete
I like to think that I don't fit into any category Cheetah.Delete
I'm afraid that's one category you DO fit into Mr Padding :)Delete
Oh, Puds! This is why we love you. And because of your country rambles. And your photographs. And in general.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your encouragement Iris.Delete
What to say but... "I like it!" It is interesting to have a window into someone else's world and perspectives and a bit of fun and 'cheeky monkey' goes a long way to making it fun too :) Thankyou... Elle xxReplyDelete
(PS I have thought about blogging but for the last few months it would only be moaning & request for a pity party about the cold;the snow; no rain; broken shoulder; major operation; car blew up; marooned 250ks from home; bought 2nd hand car;had 2 days.. transmission blew up; still no car; marooned at home... and it keeps happening - so yours and Johns blog are keeping me sane and amused.. all the hurdles are just stuff)
Don't stand at the edge of the swimming pool Elle! Dive in! You have already listed several great blogpost possibilities. Sorry to hear about your broken shoulder. Blogging can be very therapeutic for the author - even if some posts are grumbly ones.Delete
Thankyou YP... your encouragement is appreciated. However I am not too confident about posting photos ect.. all this techno uploading, clouds ect seems way too complicated - I'm just a simple girl at heart trying to keep up ;)Delete
Stop aping around!!!ReplyDelete