The Library, Part 2

“Books come in many different shapes and sizes.”
“So do people, but that doesn’t make them special.”

***

Pierpont-Morgan-Library-New-York

You have to feel a bit bad for Ms. Higgins–at least, just a bit, bits, and little bits. Being a Librarian is a hard job, I hear.

Not only must you stack and organize books that look the same, you begin to smell like a book after some time.

And you also have to deal with fistfights.

So, as this professor was making his way out of the library, I had this thought: I should probably help Ms. Higgins deal with those two rapscallions. 

The professor sighed and turned around, and made my way back to that exciting place in the library. (You know, it’s by the fire that’s never lit. Must be fake.)

“Absolutely no fighting in the library!” Ms. Higgins was saying. “I don’t like it. Plus, it disturbs everyone.”

Now this library is big. I’m sure there were more people around, but I didn’t seem them.

“Now, now,” Shaun Divine soothed, “there’s nothing wrong with a little fistfight, you little lady.” (The stilts don’t really count, see.) “We’re just going to have a show of strength, that’s it.”

“Oh no we’re not!” Ruber Salami said. “I’ve been ordered to bash your head into a bookshelf!”

“That’s enough!” Sandra Salami yelled. “I don’t want a fight. This stops NOW.”

Wow. That really shot down the situation a bit. Everyone was staring at Sandra.

It was time.

“I agree,” I said, stepping forward. “It’s much better to stop things NOW”–I yelled it just like her–“then later. If things are stopped later, then things aren’t stopped sooner in the NOW.”

I thought it was a good argument, really.

“Idiot,” Ruber said.

Shaun Divine looked at Ruber. “I don’t know what they’re talking about, my man, but have a go with you, I will.”

And Divine swung. I think Ruber blocked it. A second later they were rolling about the floor.

“Stop it at once, P.VJ!” Ms. Higgins yelled. She’d gone white, I fear.

I looked at Sandra.

“Just do it,” she said.

And so this professor did.

I jumped onto the pile, and the real battle began.

We fought for hours an hours–it seemed.

At the end, I think I won. I had the least amount of battle scars, and I dished out the most punishment, I’m rather sure.

As Shaun Divine, Ruber Salami, and I were being transported to the Police Station in the back of a cruiser, Divine remarked:

“Nothing like a good fistfight, lads.”

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163 Responses to “The Library, Part 2”


  1. 1 Nancy Loderick March 25, 2015 at 20:11

    Well Professor,

    I thought Professors fought with words and not their fists. I guess I was wrong. You are a man of many talents!

    Nancy
    P.S. How come you didn’t get to ride in the police cruiser?

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 20:53

      Well…I try to do both! If I can. But it’s hard. I just felt like beating people everywhere!

      I did! I did ride in it. For some bits. They threw me out, I fear.

  2. 3 Jackie March 25, 2015 at 10:35

    During the fight did little signs like this pop up? https://img1.etsystatic.com/008/0/6849641/il_fullxfull.389077163_ctgm.jpg

    • 4 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 11:56

      *laughing lots* Only when I was hitting!

      • 5 Jackie March 25, 2015 at 11:59

        Of course! It’s the Professorish thing to do during a fight. Erm … or something to that effect. :-/

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 20:37

        It is! You got it spot on, I say.

      • 7 Jackie March 25, 2015 at 22:30

        Whew! Glad to hear that!

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 11:49

        *bows and his hat falls off*

      • 9 Jackie March 27, 2015 at 13:06

        *reaches down and picks up the Professor’s hat. After dusting it off she hands it back to him.* Here you go, Professor! Next time you should probably remove the hat BEFORE bowing. Just saying…

      • 10 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2015 at 13:13

        *laughing lots* You’re so right… But I always forget. Thanks for dusting it, too.

  3. 11 Simply Skeptical March 25, 2015 at 10:17

    Oh my Professor – I really thought you the kind of chap to avoid such physical altercations; being a man of words (clever words) that is. So how are your battle boo-boos? And as often a not what was solved? Shall you meet again for another go-around to solve it? Hmm… and our library is so boring.

    • 12 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 11:56

      Well, the professor is a warrior, and every great warrior fights. We mustn’t shy away from such things. A battle is a battle. Of course, I have one bruise. But that’s it.

  4. 13 Angeline M March 24, 2015 at 23:04

    What great fun. I enjoyed the fisticuffs.

    • 14 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 11:46

      So, it was okay I fought?

      • 15 Angeline M March 25, 2015 at 15:14

        You must!

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 20:47

        I must! *fist thingy*

  5. 17 desertdweller29 March 24, 2015 at 18:04

    I now know why the librarian wears stilts… It’s to beat you hooligans in times of need!

    • 18 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:19

      *laughs* Was I dreadfully wicked, DD?

      • 19 desertdweller29 March 24, 2015 at 20:21

        Charmingly so. Always. ;)

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 11:42

        *bows and his hat falls off* Still, I should try not to fight. I think I tore my white suit.

      • 21 desertdweller29 March 25, 2015 at 13:15

        Well, like your shirt, I’m torn… On the one hand, fighting is a great scene in a story if one is rightly provoked. On the other, it is the last resort of a brute. Hmmm…I’m starting to believe you crave discipline, Professor… *laughs* Shame on you! (I think that ought to do it…)

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 20:44

        *laughing lots* Now that sort of discipline is tops, I’m thinking. And I think you may have just given me the green light to fight. Did you know L Marie loves when I fight? It’s because warriors are expected to, see.

  6. 23 Susan P March 24, 2015 at 16:39

    By the whiskers of Van Gogh I have never seen such a mass as this! Professor, you must pay a fine to Ms. Higgins and mop the floor in the library.

    • 24 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:18

      Can I clean up not at all, please?

      • 25 Susan P March 24, 2015 at 20:38

        You will have to talk to Ms. whats her name.

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 11:43

        Ms. Higgins. You know, I think she descended from Henry Higgins.

      • 27 Susan P March 25, 2015 at 12:03

        Or maybe Eliza.

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 20:38

        Do you think they ended up together?

      • 29 Susan P March 25, 2015 at 21:00

        I probably would not be a good thing if they did.

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 11:46

        But the movie implies they did.

      • 31 Susan P March 26, 2015 at 12:04

        Um…I saw a movie where the people looked like cats. But it wasn’t true.

      • 32 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 12:07

        Was it Tarzan?

      • 33 Susan P March 26, 2015 at 12:09

        Avatar.

      • 34 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 20:16

        Ah, the blue ones.

      • 35 Susan P March 26, 2015 at 21:32

        Yes. One of my favorite movies.

      • 36 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2015 at 12:48

        I remember! I know you like it lots.

      • 37 Susan P March 27, 2015 at 22:25

        There just is no accounting for other people’s likes, is there?

      • 38 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2015 at 14:15

        There really isn’t! It’s a great adventure movie.

      • 39 Susan P March 28, 2015 at 16:01

        It is. And as a cat lover, well…

      • 40 Professor VJ Duke March 29, 2015 at 18:15

        I bet you wanted to be blue, too!

      • 41 Susan P March 29, 2015 at 20:43

        I don’t think I thought of that, but I thought it would be interesting to be a cat like that.

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke March 30, 2015 at 12:11

        And be able to fight like that!

      • 43 Susan P March 30, 2015 at 13:48

        Yes! George assures me that when I am ready he will teach me how to fight in the manner of cats.

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke March 30, 2015 at 19:47

        I’m sure he’s a good fighter too.

  7. 45 Debbie March 24, 2015 at 14:28

    *laughing lots* Well done, Professor! I’m glad you accepted the challenge to continue this fine tale!

    And a fine tale it is, too — fisticuffs in the library? I’ve never heard of such, but at least this library looks spacious enough for a good fight.

    Hours and hours seems like a long time to battle, but it sounds like it was worthwhile. After all, Shaun sounded positively pleased with himself when it was all over!

    Not sure I’d trust Sandra as a doctor, though — not if she can’t soothe ragged emotions better than this!

    • 46 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:14

      *bows* My pleasure!

      It was perfectly spacious, but we did knock down a glass globe! I think Ms. Higgins is very angry with me.

      *laughing* I know! He was quite happy about the fight, can you believe that?!

      She just left. Well…I got the impression she didn’t want to bother.

  8. 47 FictionFan March 24, 2015 at 13:56

    Tut! Fighting in a library? I hope Mrs Higgins withdraws your memberahip cards! Or beats you all with her stilts…

    Sandra seems like a nice girl though.

    • 48 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:10

      *looks embarrassed* Look here, FEF, I had to fight. Didn’t I?

      She does? *nervous*

      • 49 FictionFan March 25, 2015 at 00:47

        No! You could have played your guitar and made them think happy thoughts instead!

        She does! Sensible, well-behaved, hangs out in libraries… perfect girlfriend material, don’t you think? I’m glad you tried to impress her…

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 11:47

        That’s a very good point. I wanted to play there, but they won’t let me! What think you of that!

        Well, maybe that’s why Shaun Divine likes her. And she likes him. He’s something of a rapscallion, you should know.

      • 51 FictionFan March 25, 2015 at 15:42

        I think that’s dreadful!! I shall have words with Ms Higgins if I ever meet her… *frowns threateningly*

        I don’t think he’s good enough for her, and I’m sure her good sense will let her realise that. What she needs is a nice attractive young man… now where could we find one of them in the Punchy Lands…

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 20:48

        It is dreadful. (Just finished all the editing today. It’s all rubbish, I tell you!)

        Well…I bet she won’t be able to find one…I take it back. This is what she must do: go to a ball (one with lots of young girls and few old noodly men) and wait for a dance. An old noodled fellow will call her ugly and refuse to dance, and they’ll live happily ever after. Do you suppose I could convince her to try this?

      • 53 FictionFan March 26, 2015 at 00:22

        (I bet it’s not! And I think I’m a better judge of these things than you, so you should youtube it promptly so I can check… *taps foot* Is your kisscurl in place?)

        *laughs lots and lots and tries not to* So mean! But… I expect you would refuse to dance, and you do have a kisscurl, and smouldering eyes. I think… *nods ruminatively*

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 11:53

        (I think you are, too. Okay, then. I shall do it. Maybe even tonight. My what?! I don’t even know what that is… *holds ears*)

        I would! Remember, I only have one dance promised, and it’s to you. Unless, of course, we already did that…? (My eyes are red and scary.)

      • 55 FictionFan March 26, 2015 at 15:38

        (Yay!!!! Tonight! Tonight!! *dances a bit* I’m not going to be shocked by a full-scale Edelman, am I…?)

        You mean… you don’t remember? I knew you shouldn’t have had that last glass of punch! It was a wonderful dance – you enjoyed it so much you said you’d like to dance often in the future. (I’m feeling a bit aarghhh! about eyes today! Have you got to that bit?)

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 20:37

        (Well, hopefully! And I think I’ll post the one tomorrow. I can’t resist. It’s a strange one. Nah, no Edelman. Beards are too bothersome.)

        Did I? How much dancing? *holds ears* (I haven’t! I get my reading time tonight. I hope it was dreadfully awful!)

      • 57 FictionFan March 27, 2015 at 00:34

        (*smiles and smiles and smiles* But can I wait till tomorrow?)

        Imagine you forgetting! At least once a week, you said. Flamenco next week, you said. (It is!!!)

      • 58 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2015 at 12:53

        (Of course! Teaches you patience, see.)

        With you? Or just dancing overall? (It is! Paul’s an idiot…)

      • 59 FictionFan March 27, 2015 at 20:03

        (Aha! But I didn’t have to! You sneaked it out just in time for a bit of late-night joie de vivre… *smiles lots more*)

        *growls* With me, you said!! (I really hope he has some kind of plan after all this! I’ll probably finish it tomorrow, I think…)

      • 60 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2015 at 14:11

        (I did! It would’ve been earlier…but youtube was full of dadblamery.)

        That’s right! Did I really say that?! (I’ll finish it today, for sure. I hope Paul dies!)

      • 61 FictionFan March 28, 2015 at 22:13

        (youtube is now back to recommending your videos to me – got rid of that dadblamed Kenny G! So double benefits!!)

        Well…if it wasn’t you it must have been Darby. I do get the two of you confused in my mind, you know, you know. (*lips sealed till he’s finished!!*)

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke March 29, 2015 at 18:24

        (*laughing* Oh, boy, that’s going to make me blush, you know! But I am quite thrilled at the same time.)

        It was me! Dadblame Darby, see! (I’ve finished!)

      • 63 FictionFan March 30, 2015 at 01:03

        (Awww, you’re so c&a when you blush!)

        *laughs* Sooo jealous!

      • 64 Professor VJ Duke March 30, 2015 at 12:21

        Am not!

        See? Look what you’ve done to me? *hangs head in shame*

      • 65 FictionFan March 30, 2015 at 17:12

        *preens proudly*

  9. 66 erinkenobi2893 March 24, 2015 at 13:49

    Oh dear! I hope Sandra gives Divine a piece of her mind next time.

    • 67 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:09

      So…you don’t like Divine?

      • 68 erinkenobi2893 March 26, 2015 at 01:17

        No, not much. Anyone who can talk someone who is normally sensible into giggling deserves to be kept on the threat radar of SHIELD.
        Hey… actually that’s a good idea… *wanders off to sneak into SHIELD headquarters to add Divine to the threat list*

      • 69 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 11:58

        Ooh, I’m coming! I’ve always wanted to sneak into SHIELD.

      • 70 erinkenobi2893 March 26, 2015 at 12:09

        Yes, but can you be discreet and sneaky?

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 20:16

        Um…yes?

      • 72 erinkenobi2893 March 26, 2015 at 21:01

        Okay. That’s good. I don’t know if it will be safe, though.

      • 73 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2015 at 12:46

        That’s okay. I will wear my armor.

      • 74 erinkenobi2893 March 27, 2015 at 19:11

        But it can’t go clanking all over the place. We need to be stealthy.

      • 75 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2015 at 14:06

        My hat might fall…and that gets noisy.

      • 76 erinkenobi2893 March 30, 2015 at 00:16

        Okay. We can improvise a strap, then.

      • 77 Professor VJ Duke March 30, 2015 at 12:16

        We’ll have to, I fear.

      • 78 erinkenobi2893 March 30, 2015 at 13:04

        *begins to improvise strap* I can sew it on. Or superglue it.

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke March 30, 2015 at 19:41

        Whichever one holds better. Do both!

      • 80 erinkenobi2893 March 31, 2015 at 21:16

        I think sewing should do the trick. ;-)

  10. 81 L. Marie March 24, 2015 at 13:32

    Now that’s the way to do it! And I must say that Sandra seemed a bit spiritless. Why didn’t she jump in the battle? Rats and a heifer, she’s certainly not someone I would consult in a medical crisis.

    Glad you won, though. Such a disturbance in the library. If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you’ll know there is always Silence in the Library.

    • 82 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:09

      *laughing and proud face* Well…maybe she didn’t want to fight? I got the impressions she thought we were silly. Plus, she had to leave for something or another.

      I’ve not watched an episode yet! I must.

  11. 83 walt walker March 24, 2015 at 13:14

    My favorite part was when you jumped onto the pile. I can picture it quite clearly in my brain. I think you smiled and shrugged your shoulders, then leapt slowly but happily into the fray. And then everything sped up. A great cloud of dust arose and at one point your hand emerged to grab your hat out of the air and return it to your head.

    • 84 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:08

      That’s it exactly! I had to grab my hate. They went for it, see. Why would they do that?

  12. 85 Lisa March 24, 2015 at 12:40

    I love the smell of books.

    • 86 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:01

      Even professorish ones?

      • 87 Lisa March 24, 2015 at 20:55

        Are you flirting with me, professor?

      • 88 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 11:46

        Goodness me! Well, a professorish book, you know, is a huge, old volume. Probably covered in dust. And speaking about a very dull subject. Like calculus, for example.

      • 89 Lisa March 25, 2015 at 13:25

        Well, I’m not sure Professor. It sounds a bit elementary for me. Calculus was so high school, but I bet the book smells great.

      • 90 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 20:45

        Oh, it is not! Haven’t you ever heard of a Calculus Master? I hear they’re in their 80’s, at least!

      • 91 Lisa March 25, 2015 at 20:46

        I was kinda hoping you were at least a few hundred years old….

      • 92 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 20:54

        Oh, yes, well…I’m like…87. That’s very old, mind you!

      • 93 Lisa March 25, 2015 at 20:55

        The oak tree in my yard is a couple hundred years old.

      • 94 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 11:45

        I planted it!

      • 95 Lisa March 26, 2015 at 12:40

        Oh, yes!!! Now I remember, where’s that one book I asked you to hold?

      • 96 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 20:22

        Oh, that one! I…lost it.

      • 97 Lisa March 26, 2015 at 20:30

        Well now what are we going to do without the instructions?

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 20:40

        Make it up? Yes! Let’s do that.

      • 99 Lisa March 26, 2015 at 20:44

        Make it up… mmhmmm… and the vial… do you at least still have that?

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2015 at 12:45

        Umm…I have most of it? That must count!

      • 101 Lisa March 27, 2015 at 13:17

        We’ll make it work but you should be ashamed of yourself telling these people your only 87!

      • 102 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2015 at 13:46

        Well…maybe I’m 111. Yes, that’s it.

      • 103 Lisa March 28, 2015 at 14:17

        Hehehe. Yes. That’s it. Now where’s that door? Our time at the crossroads has expired. We must climb the mountain. 🗻

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2015 at 14:23

        I’ll climb the mountain. Hope we find the yeti.

      • 105 Lisa March 28, 2015 at 14:24

        You’re fighting him this time. Just sayin…

      • 106 Professor VJ Duke March 29, 2015 at 18:14

        Won’t you help just a bit?

      • 107 Lisa March 29, 2015 at 19:29

        He tried to kidnap me last night.

      • 108 Professor VJ Duke March 30, 2015 at 12:06

        How’d you escape?

      • 109 Lisa March 30, 2015 at 13:34

        I had a magic bean and I opened a portal. We definitely need to pack carefully.

      • 110 Professor VJ Duke March 30, 2015 at 19:45

        You’ll have to bring your katana, Lisa.

      • 111 Lisa March 30, 2015 at 19:48

        Fuck that. I’m bringing all 100 swords. 😜

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke March 30, 2015 at 20:07

        *mouth drops* Give me some of those, too!

      • 113 Lisa March 30, 2015 at 20:16

        Oh. So now. You’re going to let me teach you to requip? Finally. We might actually have a chance now. Lol. You will need some cool outfits like me though to change with each sword. Lol

      • 114 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2015 at 11:43

        Goodness! But that would make one change his clothes often, wouldn’t it? A pain, madam, a pain!

      • 115 Lisa March 31, 2015 at 11:51

        Ok. Well I will just be more cool than you then as usual.

      • 116 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2015 at 12:05

        *mouth drops* But…but the professor has the moves!

      • 117 Lisa March 31, 2015 at 13:12

        Oh. I know. I just think you may have forgotten how to do them or maybe you got lazy. ;)

      • 118 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2015 at 22:05

        With all the pull-ups I do? Nah! Then again, maybe you have a point.

      • 119 Lisa March 31, 2015 at 22:09

        Come on. ;)

      • 120 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2015 at 22:12

        We’re we going?

      • 121 Lisa March 31, 2015 at 22:12

        To climb the mountain.

      • 122 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2015 at 18:19

        Okay. Hope you brought an energy drink for me.

      • 123 Lisa April 1, 2015 at 18:22

        Catch!

      • 124 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2015 at 18:45

        *catches and drinks it all* That was good, thank you.

      • 125 Lisa April 1, 2015 at 18:47

        Now are you ready? Or do you have to change your pants?

      • 126 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2015 at 12:47

        Of course I’m ready, dadblameit! Let’s go.

      • 127 Lisa April 2, 2015 at 14:59

        Ok! You made my music theme today! :)

      • 128 Professor VJ Duke April 3, 2015 at 12:50

        I know! *bows and his hat falls off* Thanks so much, too!

      • 129 Lisa April 3, 2015 at 13:21

        *hands back your hat* You’re welcome. :)

      • 130 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2015 at 22:26

        *laughing* Dadblameit!

      • 131 Lisa April 4, 2015 at 23:33

        What am I going to do with you? ;)

      • 132 Professor VJ Duke April 6, 2015 at 20:32

        Buy me a 19ll Spartan?

      • 133 Lisa April 6, 2015 at 20:34

        You’re having a day, aren’t you? Ok, but I’m sitting in the tree when he goes berserk and make sure he’s pointed in the appropriate direction.

      • 134 Professor VJ Duke April 6, 2015 at 20:59

        Well…if you’re in a tree, he won’t be able to get you. So you distract him while I aim!

      • 135 Lisa April 6, 2015 at 21:02

        Ok. I’ll throw apples at his head and bat my eyelashes at him. Get ready!!!

      • 136 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2015 at 17:21

        Okay! I’m all ready!

      • 137 Lisa April 7, 2015 at 23:15

        Yes!!!

  13. 138 victoriablake92 March 24, 2015 at 12:24

    Hi, I have nominated you for the daydreamer award which is an award for those bloggers that think outside of the box. I love reading your blog and feel you really deserve it!

    • 139 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 12:26

      Aw, thanks so much! *bows* I appreciate it. I’ll check it out faster than greased lightning!

  14. 140 floridaborne March 24, 2015 at 12:09

    Spoken with the earnest bravado of a professor who, if truth be known, probably talked his opponent to death. :-)

    • 141 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 12:24

      *laughing lots* But don’t you think I’ve got a deadly swing too?

      • 142 floridaborne March 24, 2015 at 12:31

        The one in your back yard attached to the tree limb? I always thought that swing was deadly. :-)

      • 143 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:00

        *laughing lots* Rats! And I always want to ride it.

  15. 144 Alastair Savage March 24, 2015 at 11:57

    How did you ever become a professor if you studied in a library like this?
    I would have bashed someone with an encyclopedia, preferably the volume CA-CH. It’s always the biggest one.

    • 145 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 12:24

      *laughing* Is it the biggest? I shall keep that in mind. Well, when you’re in a library like this, you tend to pick up some knowledge. Just a bit, mind you.

      • 146 Alastair Savage March 24, 2015 at 12:38

        You pick up just enough to hurt someone, by the sounds of it.

      • 147 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:01

        Should I be proud about it? I’m unsure, see.

  16. 148 PorterGirl March 24, 2015 at 11:52

    Marvellous rumbunctions, Professor! Excellent to see you in full-on warrior mode once again. You must have been very tired after fighting for hours. How dull of the police to break it up.
    I feel maybe a little sorry for Ms Higgins. She doesn’t seem well equipped for dealing with fisticuffs. Smelling of books isn’t so bad – until bookworms start sniffing you!

    • 149 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 12:23

      Rumbunctions! I’ve fallen in love with the word, Lucy! Imagine the dullness of the police. I almost declared war on them. I don’t think that’s how Sandra wanted me to stop it, but…after I jumped on, she left. Imagine!

      A bookworm! I wonder if they’re green or yellow. Yes, I must agree: I felt bad for her, but I was trying to stop it!

      • 150 PorterGirl March 24, 2015 at 13:06

        Well, Professor, as you like it so much then it shall be yours. Enjoy it! I hope the police let you go, then you won’t have to declare war on them. You can declare war on someone else instead! I shall happily join in, if you do.
        A bookworm could be any colour, I imagine. Maybe they change according to the weather. Vicious beasts they are, or so I am told.
        You did a fine job of stopping the fight. Or maybe you made it worse. You did say that it went on for hours. Well, there are worse goins-on in libraries, I suppose.

      • 151 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:07

        Well, thank you! What’s it mean? Should I add it to PA? Oh, okay. Not allowed to declare war on the police, I see. Rats. Well…maybe I’ll declare war on rodents in general.

        Really? They’re real?!

        I suppose you’re right. A fight is just awesome. It was too much fun, see.

      • 152 PorterGirl March 24, 2015 at 20:48

        Rumbunctions means, you know, like fisticuffs and bother and such. i’m not sure it’s even real, actually, but I use it a fair bit. Please do add it!
        You can declare war on them if you like, I’m in whatever. But if you declare war on rodents, Terry would be a massive help!
        Aren’t they? I think they must be. They eat books, or something.
        A good fight is very satisfying, certainly. A good fight followed by a nice cup of tea. There is a great evening for you!

      • 153 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 11:45

        I love that you use it quite frequently. It’s a lovely word, I say. And thank you!

        That’s true! He loves hunting the voles and such. Does Terry have any cat buddies?

        I could think of none better: a fight of vicious proportions, then tea!

      • 154 PorterGirl March 25, 2015 at 12:24

        There is another, slightly less polite, phrase that I use quite a bit, meaning a similar thing – it isn’t swearing, I could tell it to you?
        Do you know, Terry has just recently made a friend. A little black cat with one ear found its way into my garden and they run up trees together. They were nervous of each other aty first but now they seem to get on quite well!
        I agree completely!

      • 155 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2015 at 20:39

        Of course you can! I’m a filthy individual, in a professorish way.

        *laughs* Aw, that’s rather nice. It is a she or he? Maybe it’s his girlfriend!

      • 156 PorterGirl March 26, 2015 at 06:16

        Well, you could say of a rumbunctious event – “That was a right cake-and-arse party!” My old sergeant used to say it. Tis a top phrase!
        That I do not know, I haven’t checked the vitals. Terry is a romantic chap so it could be! Or maybe just a killing comrade. I shall watch closely and see.

      • 157 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 12:04

        *laughing* I love it. It’s a goodly phrase. I might even use it!!

        *laughs a bit more* A killing comrade sounds cool. Let’s hope that’s what it is!

      • 158 PorterGirl March 26, 2015 at 12:22

        Use it lots! I use it more than is polite, really. But I love it! And so few people know what it means.
        Let us hope indeed. If one-eared cat is a lady looking for romance, she might be disappointed with his decommissioned gentleman’s area.

      • 159 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 20:19

        *laughing* It’s a perfect Lucy cuss word!

        Well, she might be…fixed as well.

      • 160 PorterGirl March 27, 2015 at 07:14

        It suits me well, I think.
        *evil cackle* aha! What a fine thing that should be…

      • 161 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2015 at 13:06

        *laughing* That would be an interest.

      • 162 PorterGirl March 27, 2015 at 13:57

        Wouldn’t it just? *winks*

      • 163 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2015 at 14:00

        *laughing* It sure would!


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