Ah, but they should be short and pithy.
Pithy, now there's a word to play with. It sounds so delightfully vulgar. But it isn't.
adjective, pith·i·er, pith·i·est.
1. brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation.
It's a word to challenge a person who's trying to apply it to their prose. And I do want my blog entries to be pithy. True I'm writing this for me, but if someone stumbles across it, I would like it to be worth reading.
How 'bout a couple of limericks with no socially redeeming value? Limericks are short and entertaining. My favorite kind are the slightly scandalous ones -- I'm not going to go so far as to write about that famous guy from Nantucket, however.
A girl who wouldn't clean house
Put on a dirty old blouse
She found in the breast
Was built quite a nest
Inhabited by a small mouse.
Sweet Susie went out for a lark
And decided that she'd like to park
With a bold teenage stud
Their hormones in flood
Lord knows what they did in the dark.
Perhaps I should try to write a limerick a day to either open or close my blog entry. That could be fun...
Today I will close with a picture of one of my orchids.