Well my brain, Peanuts, was really annoying this morning. (Peanuts being the nickname my brain insisted on giving itself.) Peanuts sometimes runs amok and when that happens, all I can do is stand by and watch helplessly.
This morning Peanuts was writing fast and furiously! Peanuts was so pleased about what was materializing on the computer screen that Peanuts was feeling confident to the point of being cocky. This is a dangerous state of mind. Last time Peanuts got like this it cost me and Peanuts $300.
That’s because Peanuts said we could go 59 when the speed limit was 35. Peanuts rationalized this decision by explaining that Peanuts didn’t see no cops so there ain’t no cops. Sometimes Peanuts insists on talking with a cheesey, fakey made up dialect. (I always have to roll my eyes.)
Anyway, sure enough Peanuts spent all morning typing up a post that Peanuts had to stop and laugh at every five minutes. It was really kind of nauseating how cute Peanuts thought it was being.
So it really served Peanuts right when Peanuts went to hit SAVE DRAFT and the little donut started spinning and spinning and spinning and then the Wordpress screen disappeared altogether! Peanuts panicked and flailed around clicking buttons and icons like a regular banshee but to no avail. The post was gone entirely.
I took it rather well, but Peanuts threw a big, huge, hissy fit by pounding fists on the desk, and shouting the F word, then shouting the S word and then went back to shouting the F word.
Of course, this display of immaturity didn’t do Peanuts one bit of good. I told Peanuts that in so many words, but Peanuts wasn’t listening.
So instead of posting the hilarious post that Peanuts lost us thanks to cockiness, Peanuts and I will rerun this poem entitled Ode to Peanuts. It’s really called Ode to the Brain, but Peanuts thinks it’s about Peanuts so we’ll just let Peanuts keep on thinking that:
ODE TO My Brain Peanuts
Oh little brain
We love you so
For thinking up
The things we know
From your hemispheres
To your thalamuses
You know the times of all the buses
Your skull cap’s skewed so jauntily
You’ve hit a spinal chord with me!
And furthermore, let’s be quite placid
Because of your amino acid,
You do not sail this synapse sea
As hairy as a chimpanzee
That ought to shut Peanuts up for a while!
Until next time . . . I love you