Fibbing Friday — Nursery Crimes

Frank (aka PCGuy) and Di (aka Pensitivity101) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. Today is Di’s turn and she wants to know…

1. What did Miss Muffett sit on?

Wee Willie Winkie’s face.

2. Who tried to gatecrash her dinner?

The big, bad wolf.

3. What did Wee Willie Winkie do?

Immensely enjoyed his evening with Miss Muffett.

4. How many blackbirds were baked in a pie?

None. There were 24 blackberries baked in that pie. But Miss Muffett forgot to take it out of the oven in time and so badly burned it that Wee Willie, who would eat just about anything, refused to eat it, so Miss Muffitt put it on her tuffet, which was on her back porch, when a bunch of itsy bitsy spiders crawled down the water spout and over to the tuffet and got into the pie, and then a few black crows flew down and feasted on the burnt, spider-infested pie and immediately died. It was a sad day for all involved.

5. Who sold sea shells on the sea shore?

Peter Piper.

6. What did Peter Piper pick?

Sea shells.

7. What ran up the clock?

The second hand.

8. What was daddy going to wrap Baby Bunting in?

Her head in aluminum foil.

9. Where did Doctor Foster go?

To rescue Baby Bunting from her crazy father.

10. What was the old man doing when it was pouring with rain?

He was screaming at Dorothy, “Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done!! I’m melting, melting.”

5 Things I Need to Keep Telling Myself

Dr. Tanya asks us to list 5 things we we need to keep telling ourselves in these days of the pandemic.

1. I don’t need to shower every day. Every other day is fine. Especially during a drought.

2. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Especially if I’m not going to shower every day.

3. A half pint of Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream after dinner each night never hurt anyone.

4. A cannabis-infused marshmallow makes the news less depressing.

5. Exercising is a waste of time and energy. Netflix and chill is far superior.

Weekend Writing Prompt — 21st Century Hermit

I’m ready to go live in a cave
To insulate myself from the insanity
That has taken over the world
All I need is electricity
Heat, AC, and running water
And WiFi, of course

(Exactly 34 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “cave.”

Fibbing Friday — Beatlemania

Frank (aka PCGuy) and Di (aka Pensitivity101) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. Today is Frank’s turn and he wants to know…

1. What was the actual name of the 1960’s rock group known as “The Fab Four”?

Paul and the Apostles.

2. What children’s TV show was narrated by both Ringo Starr and George Carlin?

The Fife and Drum Show.

3. What was the name of Sir Paul McCartney’s band after the Beatles?

The Exterminators.

4. What name did The Beatles go by before they became The Beatles?

The Volkswagens.

5. Who was “The Forgotten Beatle”?

Beetlejuice.

6. How many Beatles movies are there?

One too many.

7. In relation to the other Beatles movies, what was unique about the movie, “Yellow Submarine”?

It was a non-musical drama about the men aboard a psychedelic German U-Boat in World War II. The men on that sub were known as the Blue Meanies.

8. What exactly is, “The Butcher Cover”?

It’s what Benny the Butcher used to wrap the body parts of his victims.

9. What are the flowers mentioned in the song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” made of?

Sugar and spice and everything nice.

10. Who is Billy Shears?

He’s the guy who trims and shapes my bushes.