Parties and Ages (Part 1)

The sounds of a party are somewhat disconcerting if we’re entirely honest.

You see, they inspire dread–in a way.

They imply “human interaction”, and “human interaction” is always so scary–for most people. (Some have found a secret way to make it less scary, or so I’m told.)

So, this professor was quite disconcerted when I first heard the sounds of a party.

But I was invited.

I must needs go through the door.

And so I did.

At first, the smell hit me. Apparently, I thought, certain persons were taking up the old ritual of relieving themselves in the vacant halls and stairwells. (I was later proved wrong. What was happening was the chef was trying out a new dish. I didn’t know this at the time, though.)

But the professor continued on.

And I came to this person who seemed to be checking everyone into the grand ballroom.

“Hello, sir,” she said. “Name, please?”

“I sometimes go by many different names,” I answered.

She smiled. I think she was a bit frustrated. “Nice. Just give me the name that’s on your invite.”

“Professor VJ Duke,” I answered.

“Good,” she nodded. “You may enter.”

And I did.

There were already a fair amount of guests (about 50, I’d say) roving about.

The professor ran into Mr. Ratherquite, his Ladies, and Sandra Salami first, though.

“Ahh, P.VJ,” Mr. Ratherquite called. “Good to see you, boy.”

“Oh, not a boy,” I answered. “For instance, suppose I’m old, then what would you call me?”

One of the ladies–the one with red hair–spoke up: “You? Old? Nonsense!”

“Not everyone shows their age,” I argued. “Some people look older than they are, some look younger, and some unlucky folks just look their age.”

“Why is that unlucky?” Sandra Salami asked. She was Daddy Salami’s adopted daughter. Said to be a medical student, I think.

“At that point,” this professor answered, “they lose all mystery. Not mysterious at all.”

“I don’t want to be mysterious,” Mr. Ratherquite said.

“Don’t worry,” I answered. “You’re not.”

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210 Responses to “Parties and Ages (Part 1)”


  1. 1 The Lite Rider December 10, 2014 at 20:27

    Uh-oh. I read Part Two first.
    Amazing how quickly things can go completely bonkers!

    I like how the hostess/checker inner cut to the chase re the Professor’s try at being mysterious. Ha! Having just avoided a “social occasion” myself, I can certainly understand.

    I agree that Mr. R is not mysterious at all. But I did find myself wondering how old Mr. R was. We know the Professor is old, by his own statements .. but the Professor probably is mysterious as he both wears disguises and does not look his age…. ;-)

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 20:55

      True! I bet it doesn’t really matter. They’re disconnected enough.

      Yes, I was attacked. Were you vicious in your social occasion? Cool!

      That’s true. I am mysterious. How do you know I don’t look my age?! Dadblameit. I bet Susan told you! Though I’m not sure how she knew! Mr. R…is probably around 60…not too old at all!

      • 3 The Lite Rider December 11, 2014 at 15:17

        I just guessed you don’t look your age!

        Oh, Professor — I did not GO to my social event. But if I had, I would have been extremely vicious. It was a skating affair, and I absolutely would have withhled any comment!

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2014 at 19:20

        *laughs* I’m like 100, you know.

        Aha! But you should go. Viciousness should be fostered, I hear.

      • 5 The Lite Rider December 11, 2014 at 19:59

        It’s over. It’s good I didn’t go!

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke December 13, 2014 at 18:00

        We should always decide about parties later like that. I like that lots. Must put it into practice.

  2. 7 erinkenobi2893 December 10, 2014 at 15:22

    Oh, BURN! X-D
    People who look/sound their age are boring. :-P According to certain headcanons, Obi-Wan never aged until Anakin’s betrayal. And I think it’s obvious who else doesn’t look their age… :-P

    • 8 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:30

      Yes who? Who? Sid?

      • 9 erinkenobi2893 December 10, 2014 at 16:12

        Well, yeah. Sidious is only 50 in the Phantom Menace, but he already looks decrepit. Qui-Gon is actually ten years older than him!

      • 10 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 20:43

        He is? *shocked* Well, that’s why he died: he was too slow.

      • 11 erinkenobi2893 December 11, 2014 at 02:43

        Nah. Qui-Gon was tiring. He wasn’t slow, just getting older, and didn’t recover as fast as Obi-Wan, who is 35 years younger. Sidious, though… Sidious wore everyone of his years ungracefully, especially after the Republic fell.

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2014 at 19:16

        That’s only because he was electrocuted! Which he set up.

      • 13 erinkenobi2893 December 12, 2014 at 13:34

        Yup. Idiot. That’s all I’m going to say. :P

      • 14 Professor VJ Duke December 13, 2014 at 18:08

        I know. He could have probably…nah, I take it back. Windu was way more powerful. Way.

      • 15 erinkenobi2893 December 15, 2014 at 16:41

        I think so maybe?
        Windu out-awesomes Anakin. :-P Obi-Wan’s way more determined and stubborn than either of them, though, and that puts him on a level with just about either one.

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:20

        He’s not near as determined as Windu!

      • 17 erinkenobi2893 December 16, 2014 at 14:46

        No, actually he is. He has to be. It’s what carries him through when not much else will work, and it allows him to continue on by sheer willpower when everything else fails.

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 16:19

        Yes, I suppose…

      • 19 erinkenobi2893 December 17, 2014 at 13:38

        Yup. It’s sheer determination that’s carried him through… oh my… I just realized that I have a bit of a preference for “less-powerful” characters whose determination puts them on a level with the “more-powerful” ones.

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:59

        Yes, I’m beginning to see you do.

      • 21 erinkenobi2893 December 17, 2014 at 16:01

        Yeah… There’s Obi-Wan, Hiccup, Steve Rogers, Horatio Hornblower… Yup. All of ’em stubborn as all get-out.

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:18

        Astrid, too.

      • 23 erinkenobi2893 December 18, 2014 at 14:05

        True. :-P Astrid is a stubborn lady.

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:21

        Do you think she’s getting better?

      • 25 erinkenobi2893 December 19, 2014 at 01:48

        “Getting better”… well, she is awesome in the movie. I don’t see how it could get better.

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:46

        Well…dadblameit!

  3. 27 L. Marie December 10, 2014 at 14:48

    Ah. Good. I was thinking of Mr. Ratherquite and his ladies. And here they are with Sandra Salami. Glad she’s still alive.
    Surely you’re not old. I refuse to believe that. I’m picturing Mr. Ratherquite as a sort of Rex Harrison.

    • 28 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:29

      She’s smart, you know. I bet she’ll always be okay.

      Yeah! That’s not too far. Why do you refuse to believe that? The professor was that guitar chap.

  4. 29 Me, Myself and DIY December 10, 2014 at 13:07

    So funny. I’m writing a post about holiday parties right now. You may or may not like my solution. ;)

    • 30 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:28

      I’m sure I will! I bet it’s good. They can be so scary!

  5. 31 Simply Skeptical December 10, 2014 at 11:21

    Well truth be told the Professor is one of those that doesn’t show how old he really is. Too wise to be otherwise…..

    • 32 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:27

      You know I’m dull and heartless!

  6. 33 Lady Cheetah7 December 9, 2014 at 20:25

    Did you put Mr. R on blast? Well said PVJ!

    • 34 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2014 at 21:49

      Was I too mean, do you suppose?

  7. 35 Susan P December 9, 2014 at 19:59

    I can just hear Mr. R. Does he have a sinus problem?

    • 36 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2014 at 21:49

      No, of course not. That’s his normal voice. Swoon worthy, isn’t it?

      • 37 Susan P December 10, 2014 at 02:16

        Not! He sounds like he’s gasping on his last breath.

      • 38 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:21

        You hate him!

      • 39 Susan P December 10, 2014 at 17:08

        No, not really. I just find him a bit creepy. The voice, the two women hanging on him…definitely Dysfunctional .

      • 40 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 20:52

        True. You should see what’s up with him.

      • 41 Susan P December 10, 2014 at 22:57

        No thanks. I’m trying to cut down.

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2014 at 19:08

        Cut down?

      • 43 Susan P December 11, 2014 at 20:27

        Yes. Have less of….:)

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke December 13, 2014 at 18:02

        Of what?

      • 45 Susan P December 13, 2014 at 18:45

        Growly days.

      • 46 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 03:50

        Humph noodles.

      • 47 Susan P December 15, 2014 at 12:47

        Tinkerbelle

      • 48 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:06

        Not him!

      • 49 Susan P December 15, 2014 at 21:47

        Me neither.

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 12:53

        *laughs* That was like the perfect answer.

      • 51 Susan P December 16, 2014 at 19:06

        *curtsey*

  8. 52 PorterGirl December 9, 2014 at 16:42

    *laughing lots* Oh, Professor this is a most entertaining tale indeed. You do go to a lot of parties. I know the secrets of human interation – one secret is to only pretend to interact. Really you can be thinking of cherries and a cat. The other secret is a bit… rude (as Mr R might say) so I had better not sully your lovely blog with it. But it definitely, definitely works.

    Ah, this party has cheered my day, which was becoming very tiresome, you know.

    • 53 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2014 at 21:48

      No, that’s okay! Sully away. I like when you’re rude–remember. Mr. R might yell about it, though. I’m all for secrets.

      Oh dear…how’s the book coming?

      • 54 PorterGirl December 10, 2014 at 08:27

        Teehee! I might have to share the rude secret. It helps if you eat beans first.

        The book is pretty much ready to go!! But – and this is a bit of a secret – I have a meeting on Monday with a producer and a writer from the land of TV and film. The producer is quite famous over here. I can’t do anything commercial until certain things are… confirmed

      • 55 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:27

        *laughing* How rude and crude!

        *high-five* I’m like so excited the sudden! Keep me posted!

      • 56 PorterGirl December 10, 2014 at 16:44

        You mustn’t tell Mr R that I told you that. He would be angry!

        *high-five!* Thanks! It’s all a bit scary. I just hope I don’t end up in the papers again *shudders*. When I am famous we can go to swanky parties together if you like.

      • 57 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 20:48

        He sure would be!

        That’d be great! Of course, if you end up being in them in a good way! Sure! I’d be honored. If you’re sure you want to go with me. Let me know what happens!

      • 58 PorterGirl December 11, 2014 at 08:34

        Yes! We must attend the swanky parties together. We shall wear our vest best hats. I will be sure to keep you informed :)

      • 59 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2014 at 19:19

        *bows* Many thanks!

      • 60 PorterGirl December 11, 2014 at 19:34

        I look forward to it greatly *little skip*

      • 61 Professor VJ Duke December 13, 2014 at 17:59

        *bows*

  9. 62 walt walker December 9, 2014 at 16:12

    For someone who doesn’t like parties, you do go to a lot of them. Was there a disco ball?

    • 63 Susan P December 9, 2014 at 20:02

      I hope there was no disco ball – John Travolta is way to old and he would certainly try to.

    • 64 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2014 at 21:46

      No, no disco balls. I should have brought you. Would you have joined me? We could have spied.

      • 65 walt walker December 9, 2014 at 22:07

        Of course! I don’t like participating in parties, but I do like spying on them. I will have to bring my disco ball though.

      • 66 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:09

        Yes, that would provide ample time for spying, wouldn’t it?

  10. 67 Debbie December 9, 2014 at 15:59

    When I read the word ‘party,’ I could feel my defenses going up! I gravitate to small groups, not huge shindigs where everybody is yakking and the noise level grates on my last nerve. Sigh.

    So the professor is OLD?? Really? Don’t you just mean you have an old soul? Regardless, I’m positive you charmed everyone at said party — do tell me more about the menu though!

    (Dallas said to tell your doggies ‘Hi’!)

    • 68 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2014 at 21:42

      Yes, that’s it, Debbie! The defenses go up immediately then! For me, too.

      Yes, don’t I have a gray beard? Well, there were cucumbers for the main course and lamb. And the dessert was a pie of lemons. How’s that sound overall?

      (Give Dallas a pat for me!)

      • 69 Debbie December 9, 2014 at 21:52

        Menu sounds dreadful, actually. I love lemon pie, though, especially if it’s covered in meringue. But cucumbers and lamb? Ugh, no wonder you smelled something awful!

      • 70 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:06

        *laughing* True! That would be ghastly. What would be better? Maybe Pizza?

  11. 71 John W. Howell December 9, 2014 at 15:14

    I’ll bet the chef was playing with a version of kidney pie. Always an olfactory challenge

    • 72 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2014 at 21:40

      Oh dear. Does that really stink? You know, I’ve wondered if it was a real thing.

      • 73 John W. Howell December 10, 2014 at 13:21

        Real kidney or real pie?

      • 74 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:29

        When you say kidney you don’t mean beans, huh?

      • 75 John W. Howell December 10, 2014 at 22:48

        Ummm no.

      • 76 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2014 at 19:07

        *gags*

  12. 77 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 9, 2014 at 14:54

    Oh, I know that feeling. I’m often pushing people in front of me once reaching the door. “You, first”. Maybe a, “Lead the way, my friend.” “You knew them before I did…”
    Haha. Then we leave and all I hear is “Audrey, you had everyone laughing and smiling. To think you didn’t want to go in!” Called having to survive, I suppose.

    Hope the party went well, Duke. You are old and very mysterious, you know. You have nothing to worry about… I often have to prove my age, as well. Could be worse, I think.

    • 78 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2014 at 21:39

      *laughs* You’re the life of a party! But you’re shy upfront. Just until you’re warmed up! Are you having a Christmas party this year?

      I thought you thought I was young? Weren’t you saying that?

      • 79 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 9, 2014 at 22:02

        Yes, exactly. Yes, I am having a party. Are you?

        I do think you’re youngish under 50 (older than I feared, which is good because I wondered for a bit if you were over 18…remember that?), but you want to be super old, so I’m playing along nicely.

      • 80 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:08

        Yes…sorta. I was just informed there was one. Am I invited to yours? You’re def invited to mine. Bring Mr. Warrior too!

        *laughs* I’m not too much over 18, though.

      • 81 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 10, 2014 at 21:19

        So you’re the last to know? I’ve been there, but you’ll rally and be a great host, probably. Thanks for inviting us, Duketh. Too bad we live in Texas. Yes, you’re invited, always.

        Yeah…you tricked me.

      • 82 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2014 at 19:06

        I do appreciate it. Yes, that’s how parties work, I fear. So vexing.

        No!

      • 83 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 11, 2014 at 22:42

        Yeah.

        Umm, yes, you did.

      • 84 Professor VJ Duke December 13, 2014 at 18:06

        How did I trick you?

      • 85 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 13, 2014 at 19:06

        By feverishly convincing me that you’re old and in my horrid trustworthied heart, I forced myself to believe you. In truth, that is true.

      • 86 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 03:53

        Oh…but I am old. I tell everyone I meet. Promise.

      • 87 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 15, 2014 at 06:19

        *pulls her hood over her head* I’m off to climb something…

      • 88 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:05

        A fence perhaps?

      • 89 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 16, 2014 at 20:18

        No…rock wall. Maybe a mountain.

  13. 90 FictionFan December 9, 2014 at 14:50

    I bet the next thing Mr R said included the words ‘rude and crude’! It’s so true though that some people don’t look their ages. Why, I myself look perhaps a little older than 21 – just a couple of years older, you understand. Whereas the Professor looks incredibly well-preserved for an 82-year-old – I suspect he must have been using wrinkle cream…

    • 91 Susan P December 9, 2014 at 20:00

      The Professor looks remarkably like he is in his nineties when he forgets the cream.

      • 92 FictionFan December 9, 2014 at 20:09

        I guess he must dye his hair too – no-one his age could possibly have avoided all traces of grey…

      • 93 Susan P December 9, 2014 at 20:23

        How does he do it?

      • 94 FictionFan December 9, 2014 at 20:26

        Perhaps he hires a body double for the close-ups…

        *chuckles uncontrollably but tries not to*

      • 95 Susan P December 9, 2014 at 20:29

        Laughing out loud. George thinks I’ve lost it.

      • 96 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2014 at 21:50

        Hmm…I’m not sure how to attack this, since I’ll probably insult myself either way.

      • 97 FictionFan December 10, 2014 at 01:00

        No, no! That’s our job… *chuckles roguishly*

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:11

        *laughs too much* I should growl.

      • 99 FictionFan December 10, 2014 at 16:36

        (Fluffily!)

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 20:45

        *holds ears*

      • 101 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2014 at 21:49

        Hey! I’m in my 90’s without the cream.

      • 102 Susan P December 10, 2014 at 02:17

        Not at 100%?

      • 103 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:21

        I shouldn’t answer that question, huh?

      • 104 Susan P December 10, 2014 at 17:13

        Only at your risk….

      • 105 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 20:52

        *shuts mouth*

      • 106 Susan P December 10, 2014 at 22:57

        *squinty eyes*

      • 107 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2014 at 19:08

        I love that look.

      • 108 Susan P December 11, 2014 at 20:28

        *crosses squinty eyes*

      • 109 Professor VJ Duke December 13, 2014 at 18:03

        That’s even a bit better!

      • 110 Susan P December 13, 2014 at 18:46

        **spits in the spittoon. **

      • 111 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 03:50

        Cool.

      • 112 Susan P December 15, 2014 at 12:48

        I think it might have spattered on your shoe.

      • 113 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:06

        What a thought!

      • 114 Susan P December 15, 2014 at 21:48

        Well or not.

      • 115 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 12:53

        Let’s not think on it any longer for fear of certain things.

      • 116 Susan P December 16, 2014 at 19:07

        ………………………………………………………………………….

      • 117 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:46

        What’s that mean?

      • 118 Susan P December 17, 2014 at 15:34

        That’s confetti for the party.

      • 119 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:13

        *leans back in chair and puts feetses up on desk* I’m not planning on a party…

      • 120 Susan P December 18, 2014 at 11:46

        But it’s a surprise party. Besides, your name is not Bilbo.

      • 121 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:14

        Is it a costume party?

      • 122 Susan P December 18, 2014 at 22:34

        It should be a costume! Party. Because…

      • 123 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:23

        Yes?

      • 124 Susan P December 20, 2014 at 01:43

        Because they are lots of fun.

      • 125 Professor VJ Duke December 20, 2014 at 15:24

        You know, I’ve never been to one.

      • 126 Susan P December 20, 2014 at 20:50

        You need to broaden your experience! :D

      • 127 Professor VJ Duke December 21, 2014 at 23:09

        You’re probably right.

      • 128 Susan P December 22, 2014 at 13:08

        Maybe you can get some of the PL characters to throw a costume party.

    • 129 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2014 at 21:38

      Well, the professor actually has a gray beard now. Did you know that? I’m surprised that you look a bit older than 21. I think Mr. R probably looks 66. Maybe he’s bald? I don’t believe in wrinkle cream. Oh, did you watch Polar Express?

      • 130 FictionFan December 10, 2014 at 00:59

        I can believe it! You’ll need to start dyeing it too. I hasten to add that I only look older in certain lights! (i.e. when they’re on.) Yes, I reckon that’s about right for him – perhaps BUS could be one of his ladies… You will one day…

        *laughing* I’m getting the distinct impression that I must! Will this weekend be soon enough?

      • 131 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 15:10

        *laughs* BUS would probably slap him silly! I think she’s feisty. Sweet, but feisty. (So is FEF, btw.) I look old all the time, so you’re one up on me.

        *laughing lots* I’m sorry! You’re watching it this weekend? *wide professor eyes of shock*

      • 132 FictionFan December 10, 2014 at 16:35

        *laughs* She would! Poor man – he really doesn’t deserve that! I would tell her she’s sweet but feisty…but I’m too scared! (Awww! Thanks! *blushes*) Men age better than women though – a little gray hair looks good on them. So you’re probably still quite attractive to the ladies in the old folks home…

        *laughs* I feel I must… anyway ’tis the season and all that… Will I like it?

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke December 10, 2014 at 20:44

        You make BUS out to be…a meany! And she’s obviously not. *laughs* That’s because women worry about it soooooooooooooooooooooo much. Men don’t care–usually. I hear Darby does. Old folks home?!

        *laughing* Wow! I’m impressed…umm…no, I think you’ll find it juvenile. And you’ll probably want to quit half way through, like me. Let me know if that happens!

      • 134 FictionFan December 11, 2014 at 01:04

        No, of course she’s not! *semi-sincere face* Darby will never grow old! He’s like FEF – eternally young! Yes, old folks home – you can’t expect to appeal to the young girls at your great age. I mean, you’re older than Clooney…

        *lauughs lots and lots* You’re not doing a great job of seling it to me, you know. Just remind me – why am I watching it?

      • 135 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2014 at 19:12

        The professor is eternally…professorish. *laughs* How old is Clooney anyways? 73?

        Well, if it was 10 years ago, I’d say because the animations are rather nice. But…well, Steve Tyler’s in it!

      • 136 FictionFan December 12, 2014 at 17:29

        73??? You’re so rude!! He’s in the prime of life… *sighs wistfully*

        NO!!!!! Do you just want me to watch it to torture me?? What have I done to deserve this??

      • 137 Professor VJ Duke December 13, 2014 at 18:11

        Whoops…you’re right. I’m wrong…by about 20 years. He looks like an indian…an American indian. Did I tell you that before?

        You might like it! There’s that cool roller coaster type moment… And you always seem to like Santa.

      • 138 FictionFan December 13, 2014 at 22:53

        You did, but he doesn’t! He looks sort of Irishy-Americany…

        I do! Dinky little uniform and brings gifts? The perfect man…despite the unfortunate facial hair. Right. Just starting. Now to find out whether the Professor hates me…

        (OMG! There are children in it!!!!)

      • 139 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 03:55

        I guess…he’s kinda too dark for that…

        *laughing lots* Of course there’s children! Did I forget to tell you it was a children’s story?

      • 140 FictionFan December 15, 2014 at 15:22

        Oh, that’s just a tan. If he came to live in Scotland he’d be ghostly pale within three months…

        But I was hoping you meant it was about eating children…

      • 141 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:16

        Isn’t there any beaches in Scotland?

        *laughs* As if! That would be a horrid movie, I hope!

      • 142 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 01:03

        Yes, and they’re usually quite empty!

        Depends how they cook them…

      • 143 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 13:02

        I’d go. Not to swim, though.

        *holds ears and sings*

      • 144 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 16:07

        Don’t forget to wear your thermal socks then! *shivers and turns up heating*

        *listens*

      • 145 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 16:26

        It’d be the perfect place to film.

        Nonsense! You’re not supposed to listen!

      • 146 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 18:27

        It would! You could do a one man version of Vaughan William’s Sea Symphony!!

        *wonders if the Professor can sing as well as Schwarzy*

      • 147 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:43

        That is a very neatio idea! All for guitar. I could do that. Hmm…just getting to Scotland would be the hard part.

        *won’t answer*

      • 148 FictionFan December 17, 2014 at 20:03

        Ooh, you should! Film it on the American side then!! *waits*
        Could flute music be converted to clarinet?

        *bets he can*

      • 149 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:29

        That is a great idea…let me jot it down here…where would it be best filmed, though? The professor is like hours and hours from the coast… Yes, it most definitely can! I’ve done it before.

        Umm…

      • 150 FictionFan December 18, 2014 at 17:08

        Hmm… how about a swimming pool? Nick and Bubbles could dive in and swim round really fast to create waves. And then every now and again Mic could throw a bucket of water over the Professor to make it look like sea-spray…

      • 151 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:45

        *laughing lots* I wouldn’t dare take a guitar out there! It must be on a beach…in Scotland!

      • 152 FictionFan December 19, 2014 at 00:29

        OK – then it must be one of the wild ones, so we shall have to take a cruise up to the Hebrides in winter. I do hope Nick is coming too ‘cos I have to tell you my camera skills aren’t up to much (witness my picture of poor T&T).

      • 153 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:40

        That was a great picture of them! We’d bring the Nick monster then. In the winter? That’d be hard to play out there!

      • 154 FictionFan December 19, 2014 at 17:59

        He’s a monster? Oh, we should introduce him to Nessie then! But it’d need to be winter so we could be sure of stormy waves – you can cope. Just bring your fingerless gloves.

      • 155 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 21:43

        Stormy waves! Nice. I can see this already. Hey! How’d you know I had fingerless gloves?

      • 156 FictionFan December 20, 2014 at 22:51

        Well…either…

        a) Nick sends me daily updates on the Professorial wardrobe complete with pictures
        b) The Professor is unknowingly participating in a reality TV show and everything he does is beamed via satellite around the world
        c) FF is psychic
        or
        d) You told me

      • 157 Professor VJ Duke December 21, 2014 at 23:16

        *laughing lots* I bet its b!

      • 158 FictionFan December 22, 2014 at 21:18

        Dadblameit! I wasn’t supposed to tell you!

      • 159 Professor VJ Duke December 23, 2014 at 19:07

        A good friend would!

      • 160 FictionFan December 26, 2014 at 16:40

        And I did!

      • 161 Professor VJ Duke December 27, 2014 at 14:48

        And you are!

      • 162 FictionFan December 17, 2014 at 20:04

        Oops, scratch that. I meant, could recorder music be converted to clarinet?

      • 163 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:29

        Oh yes. Yes, the professor is a professional arranger, you know.

      • 164 FictionFan December 18, 2014 at 17:09

        I do know! The Professor told me about his book – see? I do remember some things… *mega-impressed face*

        Well, that’s very interesting, Very interesting…

      • 165 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:46

        I did? Wow… My memory is shot, I fear. I’ve got a few!

        What is?

      • 166 FictionFan December 19, 2014 at 00:35

        A few??? Wow! I’m even more impressed now! Do you compose as well as arrange?

        Oh…nothing! Just planning ahead… *mysterious look*

      • 167 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:41

        Yes, just a bit. It sorta happens when one arranges, I think.

        You must tell me!!!

      • 168 FictionFan December 19, 2014 at 18:01

        Sooooooo talented! I bet Schwarzy’s a little bit jealous of you, too, sometimes…

        Oh, I will…when the time is right!

      • 169 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 21:44

        Nah. I just do what I do. Like a snail. Schwarz doesn’t give it a second though, I bet.

        When will that be? *taps fingers like the other mother*

      • 170 FictionFan December 20, 2014 at 22:52

        Talented and modest! I like it!

        The next time you do something really mean to me and then feel bad about it, and say ‘What can I do to make it up to you’…

      • 171 Professor VJ Duke December 21, 2014 at 23:17

        Hmm…now I’m even more curious. What can I do to make it up to you, FEF?

      • 172 FictionFan December 22, 2014 at 21:20

        Well, I was going to say – No, you’d have to wait till you do something really, really mean and horrid and wicked and cruel… but then there’s Polar Express… but I’m not convinced you feel bad about that. I think you enjoyed it!!!!

      • 173 Professor VJ Duke December 23, 2014 at 19:07

        Well…you’re making me feel very badly about it…didn’t you like it? Just a bit? A little bit?

      • 174 FictionFan December 26, 2014 at 16:42

        Oh, all right, then – I sorta almost quite enjoyed some of it! Do you feel better now?

      • 175 Professor VJ Duke December 27, 2014 at 14:48

        I’m not sure…that wasn’t too convincing, you know…remember the waiters? Just think about them when you think on the movie.

      • 176 FictionFan December 28, 2014 at 16:20

        Ooh yes – tap dancing and hot chocolate! A fine combination…

      • 177 Professor VJ Duke December 28, 2014 at 20:47

        *sigh of relief*

      • 178 FictionFan December 13, 2014 at 22:59

        That little boy looks not unlike the Professor, you know…

      • 179 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 03:55

        Oh come on! We’re not even close…

      • 180 FictionFan December 15, 2014 at 15:24

        I thought the similarities were uncanny… the hairdo, the big wondering eyes, the bravery… and especially at the end, when the girl wanted to hug him and he wanted to shake hands instead… *laughs so hard she falls off chair*

      • 181 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:17

        I don’t have…big eyes! *laughs* Okay, that last part does sound like me, I admit…

      • 182 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 01:04

        *chuckles*

      • 183 FictionFan December 13, 2014 at 23:10

        Ooh! Tap dancing waiters! Things are looking up…

      • 184 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 03:55

        *laughs* I should’ve known you would have liked that part…

      • 185 FictionFan December 13, 2014 at 23:40

        OMG! Horrid little children singing a duet! *gags* You hate me! You HATE me!!!

      • 186 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 03:56

        This comment made me laugh so much, it’s not funny anymore. It’s such a sad song…but didn’t they sing it well?

      • 187 FictionFan December 15, 2014 at 15:25

        Sad, certainly – well, it made me cry, that’s for sure!

      • 188 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:17

        Did you spot Steve?

      • 189 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 01:05

        Oooh, yes! Oh, indeed, yes! The nightmares won’t last for long, I hope…

        I think I’ve found a way to get it all out of my system though.

      • 190 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 13:03

        No, he looked better as an elf.

        How? I must needs know.

      • 191 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 16:09

        *chuckles* Yes, he did, actually!

        Now you know! Did you spot that was your Christmas present? I even put a tag on it! Merry Christmas, dear C-W-W!

      • 192 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 16:27

        His daughter is an elf, too–an interest.

        What was? You’ve lost me…about 50 years ago.

      • 193 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 18:30

        Whose? (This thread has become even more befuddling than one of Shnoddy’s proverbs!) Stevie’s? Please tell me she takes after her mother…

        The Polar Express post was…is.

      • 194 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:44

        Yes, Steve’s. Didn’t she play that elf in Lord of the Rings? (She takes after her dad…)

        Oh! I’ve got it now. You’ve have to move slowly ’cause of the dull professor.

      • 195 FictionFan December 17, 2014 at 20:07

        *chuckles and chuckles and chuckles* Do you mean Liv is actually Steve’s daughter??? Oh, I wish you hadn’t told me because…well… now I DO see the resemblance!! How horrid!!!

      • 196 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:30

        It is horrid. I heard that she didn’t find out till much later… Imagine that for a Christmas gift! “Honey, your dad is Steve Tyler!” She fainted.

      • 197 FictionFan December 18, 2014 at 17:12

        *laughs and laughs until she cries* Oh, dear! Can you imagine? Worse than discovering you’re SK’s daughter! Oh, dear – is it cruel to laugh this much?

      • 198 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:47

        *laughs too* Nah! They deserve it. I’m sure they wouldn’t care anyway. Imagine his daughter being an elf, though. Something’s wrong with that.

      • 199 FictionFan December 19, 2014 at 00:37

        *giggles helplessly* Maybe their ears actually are that shape, so it’s the only roles they could get…

      • 200 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:41

        *laughs* That is a great point.

      • 201 FictionFan December 14, 2014 at 00:30

        Sickly sweet…but oddly charming. Made me smile, and even chuckle. I didn’t realise it was based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg – actually I think you may have told me that once, but I’d forgotten. Can you still hear the bell?

      • 202 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 03:56

        Nah, I can’t. Can you? (Are you really cranky with me now for making you watch it?)

      • 203 FictionFan December 15, 2014 at 15:27

        Only when I’m in the Punchy Lands… (I would be, but I’m too nauseous to be cranky. However I’m firmly expecting that you will make it all have been worthwhile in the end… *waits confidently*)

      • 204 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:17

        Nauseous because of all that coffee! *gulps* Is that a fair expectation?

      • 205 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 01:07

        All that sugar! *nods decidedly* Yes, it is! Pay-back time, mister, and it better be good. If not, I shall make you read more Dickens…

      • 206 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 13:04

        Well, see, that’s the thing. I’m reading Dickens. So, you can’t put anything else on my list. *smiles triumphantly*

      • 207 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 16:10

        Hmm…we’ll see! What chapter are you on? *chuckles meanly* (12 mionths and 20 days…)

      • 208 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 16:27

        What’s a mionth? *laughing lots* Sorry, but you’re attacking me!

      • 209 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 18:31

        *tosses hair haughtily* (12 mionths, 20 diays and 3 hiours now…)

      • 210 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:45

        *laughing lots* Aravis!


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