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Sunday, May 15, 2011


Lydia Kang and Leigh T. Moore are joining forces to give us all a smile this Monday :

Check it out and add to the laughter. Here's my entry :

Although the spirit of Gypsy still curls up in the corner of my apartment to give me snarly remarks, she has taken to wandering of late:

Gypsy strolls up to The Pearly Gates to Heaven. St Peter is receptionist at

the entrance.

St Peter : "I know you! You were a great friend to Roland, so I want to offer a gift to you of one special thing you have always wanted."

Gypsy: "I'd like my very own tree to snooze under."

St Peter: "That's easy. Granted."

Next a group of mice appears.

St Peter: "Ah, I remember you. You were such good mice on earth. You didn't steal food from anyone's house and never hurt other animals.

Therefore, I want to grant you one special wish you always wanted."

The Chief Mouse replies, "Well, we always watched the children

playing and saw them roller skate, and it was beautiful, and

it looked like so much fun. So can we each have some tiny roller skates, please?"

St Peter: "Granted. You shall have your wish."

Next day, St Peter is making the rounds inside the Gates, and sees

Gypsy just back from having given me a hard time.

"Well, Gypsy, are you enjoying your very own tree?"

Gypsy: "Oh, indeed I am. And say...that "Meals on Wheels" thing was a nice touch, too!"


  1. Ok, I really liked this. All the elements of a good joke; a sympathetic start, tension, excitement, forward movement, and a catchy punch line.


    I personally can't make up jokes or funny stories. I always screw the punch line. And the sequence of events. Humor is not my thing.

    My work related joke (more of a funny story actually) won't be up until midnight my time; but I had to go with something pre-written.

    Bravo Roland. I enjoyed this; and I'm so glad you posted about Gypsy. I hope it did your heart and soul good to memorialize her in this manner.


  2. Evilly funny....

    It's nice to see you still have your wonderful sense of playfulness and humor.

    Well done, Roland.

  3. Thanks, Donna :
    I just wanted to make my friends smile. And using Gypsy again to do it was just the icing on the cake.

    WordsCrafter :
    Thanks. I thought you'd like to see Gypsy doing her snarly thing again.

    Michael :
    I've missed you these past few days. I hope your weekend festivities went really well. I will never grow up, but then, I'll never dry up either. LOL. Though the mice weren't as amused!! Roland

  4. Hi Roland .. caught your tail too .. I'm back .. lovely story of Gypsy - I bet she's giving them the run around up there. Great fun .. made me laugh .. and the Puss In Boots trailer is good - not sure I'd see it .. but one day I expect it'll come past my eyes ..

    Cheers and have a good week .. Hilary

  5. I loved your trailer for French Quarter Nocturn! I've been waiting for that book. Love the picture of Sam...woo hoo!

    Drop me an email, I'd love to feature you on my blog.

    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  6. Hilary :
    Yes, I'm sure Gypsy is as feisty up there as she was down here! Thanks for dropping by and saying HI. It means a lot, Roland

    Raquel :
    Didn't Wendy Tyler Ryan do a great job on that trailer? And those haunted eyes of Sam McCord. Wow.

    It is an irony in the book that Sam quite a few women around him are attracted to him, and he cannot understand why. Besides, he is hopelessly in love with Meilori, who has left him.

    And I would love to appear on your blog, Roland

  7. Yay for gorgeous angel Gypsy!!!

    :-) Take care

  8. This made me smile, for a host of reasons. I could never write my own joke, but this one is that much better for being personal and so very sweet. Great joke, Roland!

  9. As always my friend, humor and love!

  10. Oh, very funny! Conjures up a wonderful and silly picture 'up there'!

  11. Hooray for Gypsy! Very funny!

    Thank you for joining in on the Blogfest!

  12. Too cute! Talk about eternal reward. :-)

  13. LOL! Nicely done!

  14. Kitty :
    Angel Gypsy purrs her thank you.

    Thanks, Sarah :
    The best jokes are the ones that touch us in the heart as well as the head, aren't they?

    Siv :
    As long as we have humor and love, we can make it through this life, right?

    Margo :
    I figure Heaven will be something that none of us expect -- in the best way possible. Thanks, Roland

    Lydia :
    Thank you for offering us a chance to smile and laugh, Roland

    Laurel :
    Not so eternal for those poor mice though!! LOL.

    Sophie :
    Thanks. And may this new week be filled with only happy surprises and laughter for you, Roland

  15. Hart :
    I like to think that Heaven is a bit like Valhalla where they got a second chance -- this time with jet roller skates!! LOL.

  16. LOL! Yes, I can totally see Gypsy saying that. Excellent entry to a great blogfest!

  17. Sweet! I know that's exactly what Gypsy is doing! Rollerskates or not.

  18. Snort. lol Great set up and punchline. Thanks for sharing your humor, Roland. :)

  19. (insert very sad face here) poor good good mice!!

    Creative one!

  20. That was hilarious! Though I do feel a couple tears coming on for those nice little mice!

  21. BAAH!!! Meals on wheels... LOL!

    Love it. And I love that you're able to remember your friend with humor! :o) ((hugs))

    Thanks for playing!

  22. Heather :
    Yes, Gypsy, even in spirit form, has spunk!

    Wendy :
    If I know Gypsy, she is chasing those roller-skating mice on a skateboard!

    Thanks, M Pax :
    I tried to do Gypsy proud. Ah, I just heard a ghostly feline snicker.

    Ginger :
    I believe in Heaven, like Valhalla, the mice will return!

    Jo :
    Yeah, Gypsy will find mischief even in Heaven. I'll probably have to bail her out of Heaven Jail when I get there!

    Alleged Author :
    I think the mice got a heavenly encore. Hey, it's my joke -- I can give a reprieve for my characters if I want!

    Leigh :
    I choose to keep Gypsy's memory with a smile. Thanks for having my back in that. Roland