'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Friday, 15 May 2009

Super-Feng Shui me




"I'll have a medium dream-catcher with a small dragon please, and two mystic Indian sayings."
"Do you want crystals with that?"

14 comments:

  1. Anything that works in these lean times.

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  2. I shall have 2 belly rubs to go!

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  3. Yes Feng Shui always sounds to me like something from a Chinese resturant menu -
    "I'll have the Feng Shui please with extra noodles and fried rice"

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  4. Imagine a Christian equivalent: "Prayers, Marys, Angels, Relics". You post that and everyone sees through the shame. Post this, and most looking at it contendedly remind themselves what a bunch of nutters anyone outside the monotheist/ materialst norm must be.

    Rant over. And yes I did laugh!

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  5. I was just reflecting on how this little shop 'sells' lifestyles - Zen, Budhism, Feng Shui - as if you can 'buy' these things without effort or thought - like a burger...

    ...and the lumping of them all together, like some kind of 'alternative' menu.

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  6. Is that what New Zealanders would call a shopping mall?
    And as I am feeling facetious this morning... don't they teach spelling in Kiwi schools? There's no "z" in "crystal"! The sooner I can get over there to uphold standards in spelling the Queen's English the better! Please contact your local MP to see if they will fund my travel.

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  7. I love the idea of buying a dragon. Imagine taking it for walks!

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  8. Mall? Ha ha.
    Teaching? In NZ? Now there's an idea... killing two birds?
    It must have been very early morning for you to a) come up with such a weak joke, and b) to see a 'z' in that sign...
    You need a holiday YP!


    Emily, yes! You'd need a chain lead rather than combustible leather, 'tho'.

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  9. I agree with Katherine Yorkshire P, if you can see a Z in any of that you need a holiday - BUT I guess it is an easy mistake for someone like you to make considering you are living at the bottom of the world, thus standing pretty much on your head - and you are a product of a somewhat dubious educational system, BUT never fear - I am the minister of re-colonisation and we are on the verge of re-colonising the UK with educated people who can spell and recognise all the letters of the alphabet (including the letter Z).

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  10. I bet that's a fascinating shop! Quite pretty too!

    And your comment is hilarious! LOL!

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  11. Yoorkshyre Puod - you of all people should realise that the liberties taken with the word Cryztal is an ancient and honourable English Language tradition - Indeed it is well known that the bard himself never signed his name with the same spelling twice in a row - indeed I challenge you to read the original of the Magna Carter (written in [old] English) without a modern translation thus revealing how language and its spelling changes and evolves over time. It is only curmudgeons and those who have failed to emigrate to the Antipodes (aka - Cutting edge English Language Developement Centre) that think otherwise.

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  12. Firstly the blog and then the comments made me laugh. I like laughing.

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  13. I have zee apologizes to make to Yorkzhire Pudding… There IS a Z in the 'Cryztals' in the image of the zign over zee door to zee zhop!

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