31 Jan

Remember my list of books I want right now? My loving mother found a copy of Amphigorey she had in her library and bequeathed it to lil’ ol’ me, along with an equally great collection by Chaz Addams. I’d forgotten how brilliant this book is. I was especially taken by the section titled “The Listing Attic” which contained dozens of truly morbid limericks. Which is fitting, since I have a truly morbid sense of humor. (Ask A about my fascination with dead baby jokes. On second thought, don’t.) So I thought I’d try my hand at one or two (maybe slightly less morbid) as I’ve been known to throw a poem or two around in my day. And limericks are so much fun!

There once was a young man named Louis
Who was struck with a bad case of ennui
To get out of his funk
He took up with a skunk
And all who laid eyes thought him screwy

4 Responses to “Amphigory”

  1. Cara Olsen January 31, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    LOL. Very nice . . . By the way, your headers are ridiculously cute! Are they your design? You change them nearly everyday, don’t you?

    • Christy Aylesworth January 31, 2012 at 11:08 am #

      Thanks! No, the at isn’t mine…I wish! She’s this great artist I found on etsy and formed a broadness relationship with. Her name is Nidhi Chanani, and you can find her etsy shop here:
      Her personal webpage is noted on the footer of my sire.

      I don’t change them every day, I have about ten images loaded for headers and choose the option to rotate them so everyone someone chicks on my site or changes to another page the image shifts.

      • Cara Olsen January 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

        Very cool! I am on Storenvy, but I know well of Etsy! I will be sure to go on over and take a look 🙂


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