Thursday, 21 January 2010
'Get A Grip'.
A number of folks have told me, 'Gary, 'get a grip', man!' So what sort of grip should I be getting? Then I realised that they actually meant, to relax and be more rational, indeed to come to one's senses. So when someone says, 'get a grip of yourself'..well I wouldn't even dare tell you what I thought that might mean.
So just what am I doing that might mean I need to 'get a grip'? Maybe it's the fact that every once in a while I am tempted to do what you would call a 'run-on' sentence, a sentence that really did not need to be as long as it was because the sentence had said what it needed to say and it really would have been much better if the sentence had been ended, but no, I have the overwhelming urge to just keep writing merrily away without even thinking that it would be a good idea to end the flippin' thing 'and' with that and, I am now going to suddenly, abruptly end this sentence. (Re-reads preceding sentence and takes breath). Yeah, I know, 'get a grip'.
Maybe I need to 'get a grip', because I write about a 'beautiful fairy princess', 'a garden gnome', their various friends, stuffed toys and question why a brush is called 'daft'. Heck, I've even interviewed our Jack Russell dog named 'Penny'. So perhaps I do need to 'get a grip'.
I've been thinking about doing something here, right now, that may just prove that to 'get a grip', is very much, a good idea. 'Boy George' and 'Culture Club' were the inspiration for the following. Indeed, perhaps, however, whatever, whenever, definitely, maybe. Or as George might sing at this moment, 'comma, comma, comma, comma, comma....comedian'. 'Commacal'... hmmm. Okay, I tried. Yes, I know, yet again, 'get a grip'.
It has also be noted that I have been known to do a rather disjointed blog. So in the spirit of totally random, bordering on ridiculous musings; here goes. This guy phoned me up the other day from his mobile (cell) phone. The phone reception was poor at both ends. It sounded something like this, 'Gary, I'm stuck (crackle, fade) could be quite some time before I arrive'. 'What was that?', I asked. 'I'm stuck in traffic', he stated. 'Gridlock?', I inquired. 'Thanks, I'm gonna' need it', he said. One last musing to end this paragraph. When someone says, 'no pun intended', do they actually mean there was a pun intended? A friend of mine told me that they work at an office of the 'Tree Surgeons Union'. I asked, 'which branch?' No pun intended....
Well I like the idea of 'get a grip'. As a matter of fact, I'm heading off to Miami. Hopefully, when I get there, I can get a 'Miami vice grip'.