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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

K is for KOOKINESS

I love acting kooky sometimes. In fact, I have been characterised as crazy, eccentric, funny, quirky, wacky, weird, and wild. However, I "do" know when it's the right time to be so, as well as the right time to be - well, in a serious mode. It's so much more fun, though, to be kooky!

KOOKINESS

Kookiness is a crazy sort of plaid.

It looks like a Scot's kilt gone bad.

It sounds like a bagpipe gone mad.

It smells like Burns' Day haggis.

It tastes like a ticklish all-over kiss.

It feels like end-of-the-day bliss.

Kookiness is absurd silliness.
ThanKs always to the krazy, kittenish Denise Nesbitt for her kreativity in starting up this weeKly ABC Wednesday kookiness! She and her ko-horts (moi inKcluded) will be over to checK up on your kontributions this weeK. They Kan be found here.

25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

This reminds me of the song "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb"! Remember Edd Byrnes in 77 Sunset Strip? When they decided to keep him in the show, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. said: "We previewed this show, and because Edd Byrnes was such a hit we decided that Kookie and his comb had to be in our series. So this week, we'll just forget that in the pilot he went off to prison to be executed."
When I read that in Wikipedia, it made me laugh. Your post for ABC Wednesday made me laugh, too.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Powell River Books said...

Leslie - I bet you could get a bit kooky. You have a great sense of humour.

And Kay, I remember watching that show. Thanks for the memory.

Margy

Roger Owen Green said...

Kay, you stole my cultural reference.
Leslie - I don't doubt for a minute that you can be Kookie, I mean kooky.

Leslie: said...

To all of you - you're taking me back to a great era! I absolutely ADORED 77 Sunset Strip and Kookie! I'd forgotten about him. :D

mrsnesbitt said...

Aye Leslie - we will have Krazy fun when we meet up one day! lol! Thanks for your contribution to the Wednesday howler!
Denise ABC Team

Nanka said...

LOL!! That was super Kookiness and enjoyed the poem immensely!! :D

Carver said...

What a fun post for K. I like kookiness.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, I got ahead of Roger on a cultural reference. There's a first! Thanks, Leslie.

Rajesh said...

I do not mind being kooky yet times.

EG Wow said...

I agree that Kooky is fun...sometimes! :)

photowannabe said...

Leslie, this is a hoot!
Love your poetry. I think you hit it right on the head.
Letting our hair down and being kooky can be cathargic.

Trubes said...

Oh boy, I loved 77 Sunset Strip nad Kookie, always combing his hair. I had a picture of him on my bedroom wall.
Golden days Leslie,

Di..xx

Jo Bryant said...

kookiness is something we all need

A Scattering said...

Love the highland theme of your missive!

Dhemz said...

hehhehe...kookie! nice one Leslie...how creative!

thanks for dropping by and for leaving nice comments....glad to know about your soccer dad...:)

Beverley Baird said...

Love your poem and take on kookiness!

nancygrayce said...

You kooky girl, you! :)

When I read the word Haggis I was reminded that we watched a show on how it is made and it really made me sick! If it is the same Haggis that is!

Hope you're doing well and having a good time!

Hildred and Charles said...

I:'m way behing on the cultural references - must have been busy doing something else, but I think a little kookiness is really essential once in a while!

Wanda said...

HaHaHa ~ you have me laughing out loud!!!!

chubskulit said...

How fun this is Leslie!

Ms. Burrito said...

I love the word Kookie!

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ChrisJ said...

Yes, kookiness is fun! -- in the right place and at the right time. It runs in my husband's family. We loved 77 Sunset Strip and especially Kookie and his hair. A good sense of humor and a bit of fun is essential in our lives, I do believe.

Tumblewords: said...

What fun! I remember 77 Sunset Strip - how could we forget?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you for such a lovely, fun post.

Shrinky said...

Haha, I love how you included several things "Scots" in this delightfully Kooky rhyme, I think it applies well to a lot of my fellow countrymen (and um, okay, yeah, to me too)!

Another great post, dearest Leslie.