Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my cool cucumbers. How are you? You better get in your summer fun while you can. In just another week, it will be September. Oh dear. School has already started in many places. Can advertising for Halloween be far behind? I expect to see Christmas ads soon, too. Really, fall is one of my favorite seasons. It’s just that my least favorite season follows it. That’s what I get for always looking into the future.

Junior is finally back in school and it’s a blessing, the peace and quiet around the house. It seems that I can get so much more done when he’s not around. I guess you could call him “high maintenance,” just like his father. It’s easier to think and prioritize and implement when someone isn’t shouting for your attention all of the time. I love him dearly, I do, but I’m so thankful for the school day. Then the likes of our beloved Ms. kk get to supervise the not-so-little dear.

There are times when I’ve toyed with the idea of returning to school myself. I have my Masters in Psychic Phenomena, but I think it couldn’t hurt to get my PhD. “Doctor Zoltar” has such a nice ring to it. If I had stayed in school and taught, I would have been tenured by now, pulling down over 100K annually. But no, I had to answer the call of the wild and that two-bit, toll booth Lothario. I gave him the best years of my life, and in return I received Junior and a stack of bills. Humph!

The important point, though, is that education is vital. If you’re in school, stay there. If you’ve dropped out, drop back in. Education gives us the tools we need to work and build and interact with our world. And you’re never too old to learn. Keep your mind open and alert to new things, new ideas. Read, inquire, ask, learn. Go back to school and get new skills. Go back to school and get a new you. That’s the best advice that Madame Zoltar can give you.

The second best advice I can give you is to wash your hands often and always wear clean underwear. The third is, love your fellow Irregulars. I do. And I thank you for reading my blog today. I appreciate you spending your time with me. Bless you.

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Enjoy the fabulous weather my dears. Vegetables are ripening and nature’s bounty is being harvested. Hip hip hooray for late summer! What a glorious time of year. Curriculum!


Beejay said...

I miss the fall season in WI...we are wilted down here...first hot, now rain, rain, rain. I think I have mildewed. The JTIs in FL have another six weeks of this before we see any relief. Perhaps next year will allow me to stay in WI for a part of September...I can hope.

Enjoy the cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, onions, etc...we start getting fresh again in January or so.

kkdither said...

Fall is my favorite time of year, also. The cool air and the rich colors lull you into disbelief that soon we will be angry and freezing our a$$e$ off again.

Madame, all children are "deers," even when they grow horns and try to gore you. I look forward to going back to a routine and the likes of your Junior. I find I get so much more done when I have a schedule and I am busy. Summers breeze by as I waste my time getting very little accomplished.

On second thought, can I have one more month? Madame, would you consider a slight alteration to the time continuum?

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, Ms. kk, the last time I messed with time, things got very confusing. Or maybe it was the time before that. Oh my.

SER said...


Yes you could have gone on for a PhD and made tons of money, but you have done more for the community and for JTI bloggers then money can buy.

I hope your sales of Madam Zoltar stuff is going fine and really supplementing your Psychic readings.

Anonymous said...

Why thank you, Mr. SER, thank you so much. My JT Irregulars are beautiful, beautiful people. You are another example of the wonderful people who make up the JTI. I am very grateful for your kind words. You have my best wishes for success in all of your endeavors.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your delightful blog Mdm Z. Fall is pretty neat. Up until that first or second week when the trees are all bare, the corn stalks are brown and my knee starts to ache because it's getting so damp and cool.
About your priorities though, "Second, wash your hands and wear clean underwear. Third love your fellow Irregulars." Underwear before Irregulars? Come to think of it, I guess your right.

Anonymous said...

Cleanliness is next to godliness, Mr. logjam. Thank you for your kind words.

I find the onset of winter depressing. No need to concern myself with that now, though.