Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Odds without end

I'm in need of a little whimsy this week, so I pulled out a limerick I wrote that appeared in "Tech Directions" magazine a few years ago.

Driving Miss Royal

There once was a typist named Royal,
To her ribbon and carriage so loyal.
She knew how to white-out,
Typed poems with the light out;
She really was quite a smart goyal.

Our Royal could type like a racer;
No one in sight could out pace her.
She typed with great speed
And never did need
Even a tiny eraser.

But poor Royal was out making copies
When they came with the wires and floppies.
A computer they brought her
And said that she oughta
Start learning or go and plant poppies.

So Royal met up with a cursor
And her life just got worser and worser.
In spite of her wiles
She lost all her files
And spoke in words terser and terser.

Our royal friend wouldn't believe
That software could novels retrieve.
Her disks she would whack
With alas and alack
And for her lost typewriter grieve.

For many 'tis ever so tiring
To figure out manuals and wiring,
But our Royal's a leader,
In days she was back in there firing.

Now Royal can use any font
And all of the styles she might want.
She does her off-loading
With no more foreboding
And menus no longer a taunt.

And now for the rest of the news:
Royal is off on a cruise.
With her PC
Comes efficiency—
There's gold in them there CPU's!

I found the limerick in a file of "fillers" that I've written over the years—everything from humorous anecdotes to tips for miniatures to party ideas.

Does every writer want to write every form as I do? I admire those who can stay with and perfect one genre!

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My website has a new look. Check out minichino.com and let me know what you think!


Jeanne C. said...

I love the new look of your site! I especially love seeing your "mini-scenes" (the one with the blue flowered chair is beautiful!). The mini I won sits right on top of my desk so I can get a gander at it every day!

Dru said...

I like your website's new look.

Camille Minichino said...

Thanks, my webmaster (husband!) is glad to know you like the site. He worked hard on it!

Betty Hechtman said...

Tell your husband he did a good job on your website. I like the changingp photos of you. And, of course, I love the photos of the miniatures. Whoever took them did a good job, because it is clear that they are miniatures and yet they show off the details well.

Personally, I write everyday, even if it is just a rant in my journal.

misterreereeder said...

It was a great site. Tell your hubby great job. I'm still trying to get the time to read your latest miniature mystery. So much to read!!!

Ann said...

I love your limerick! I've done a bit of this and that over the ages... but didn't keep them in a file. All that "angst" poetry from early adulthood... probably just as well it's gone! :-)