Muse and Linky on Holiday/Vacation

This is what happens when I’m sleep-deprived and on Day 2 of a nasty headache. Oh, I don’t mean to mock Australians. It’s just so easy. ; ) Most tongue-in-cheek(y).

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here official postcard.

My muse, who wants to be known as Bernie, and Mr. Linky began a series of holidays/vacations together. I had no idea they were lovers until then. But it explained why my muse – um Bernie — and Mr. Linky regularly desert me. When I need them most. Of course, as lovers, I guess they needed each other more.

I digress. Mr. Linky and Bernie went on vacation. They chose a most romantic spot – Australia. (They liked the idea of being “down under” a bit too much I fear.)

They rambled (walk-about?) for weeks in the outback, or visited the local brew pubs serving up fine, hand-crafted beer, Foster’s, along the coast. Most Australians couldn’t understand a word they said:  “Accent’s too strong, mate. And g’day.” You would think American-Canadianese had a passport any where. Eh?

On the most recent trip they did send postcards. With the usual clichés: “Glad you’re not here.” Ha-ha. Or as Pink Floyd put it (and they should have):

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

It would be crass if I went on the same vacation. Guess I’ll have to go on a spas vacation in Patagonia instead.

Image: HotelBuchen: Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Chile

Image:  Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Chile

PS: Bernie and Mr. Linky – the front desk will tell you I’m not here.


26 thoughts on “Muse and Linky on Holiday/Vacation

  1. loricarlson66 July 2, 2015 / 10:52 pm

    Great story, Phylor… those dang randy muses and Mr Linky always running off on vacation! Leaving you behind with a headahe :( hope it feels better soon!


    • phylor July 2, 2015 / 11:21 pm

      Head was better, but started pounding again this evening.
      Up trying my caffeine cure.

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      • loricarlson66 July 2, 2015 / 11:35 pm

        Oh dear.. hope it helps! I used to get migraines all the time.. so I understand the pain :)


    • phylor July 2, 2015 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks, Dell Clover. It went a way for a while, then came back.
      Now that I can access word press again, I’m playing catch-up till my head starts throbbing again.
      I commented on your wordle — wonderful poem.


      • DELL CLOVER July 2, 2015 / 8:06 pm

        Something I’ve discovered about my headaches–it jinxes ’em when I say, “oh, it’s gone” (or “better now”). Best to keep my lips zipped.


        • phylor July 2, 2015 / 8:15 pm

          True, there are many things that get jinxed that way. So I always try to add a qualifier such as for now, if plans go right, hasn’t happened yet.
          Good stategy.


  2. DELL CLOVER July 2, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Beyond “g’day” and “crikey”, I’m totally lost.


    • phylor July 2, 2015 / 8:02 pm

      I can understand a few more as long as the accents not to thick. Like Fosters, barbie, (not the doll), etc.


  3. mandy July 2, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Australians have a most beautiful sound, though I have to say, when they talk too fast Yikes! 😅


    • phylor July 2, 2015 / 3:37 pm

      I was in a besmirching mood: Australians, Americanadians, my muse, mr. linky, and Pink Floyd. That’s another yikes! ; D I do enjoy listening to dialects, and while I can’t replicate the accent, I find myself picking up words/sayings for writing.

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      • mandy July 2, 2015 / 3:39 pm

        Lol I enjoyed!


  4. wendy July 2, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    can I join you on your spa vacation?
    Mr. Linky and Bernie…and hubbies are not invited.

    just girlfriend time. ahhhh….I can only dream.


    • phylor July 2, 2015 / 1:33 pm

      I’ve wanted to go to Patagonia since learning geography in grade school. The spa(s) are a nice added incentive. A couple (rich relatives) stopped in Patagonia on their way the ANTARTIC aboard a luxury cruise ship.


  5. phylor July 2, 2015 / 8:28 am

    Word Press (and other links) is still acting strangely, so if this comment doesn’t publish I’m not ignoring your comment.
    I was surprised, too, when they mentioned the language barrier. I clearly understand Australian! Perhaps I’ll teach it to them before the next vacation there.
    Glad no offense was taken re my Australian references. ; )


  6. summerstommy2 July 2, 2015 / 6:38 am

    Hard to imagine we Australian’s not understanding any one else’s accents when ours is so clearly understood world wide…..except I am told when I speak too quickly, but at times I do get excited about things. Your muse and Linky make a fine pair I’m sure they will stand out in any crowd, defiant to the end…..but hopefully will return to the nest before too long.


    • phylor July 2, 2015 / 12:56 pm

      I realized I besmirched not only Australians, but Americanadians, muse and linky, and possibly Pink Floyd too. Hope they don’t find out.

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      • summerstommy2 July 2, 2015 / 4:14 pm

        Well at least your muse and linky are deserving of a good besmirching. We Aussies are such humbly retiring folk, why would anyone want to pick on us? We tork funny who dunnit?


        • phylor July 2, 2015 / 8:18 pm

          Well folks from the Maritimes, my home province do talk with thick accents too. Although in NA there has been a homogenizing of the dialects to television reporter English.
          Who else picks on Australians? ;D

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          • summerstommy2 July 2, 2015 / 8:45 pm

            I think its only when we cease to be cute and become irritating…..then again that applies to most folks I would say…..


            • phylor July 2, 2015 / 9:00 pm

              But I remember the lovely Quantas ads with the pissed off Koloa Bear.
              There are the very select few I know who have yet to become irritating. Then again, there are those unselect people who seem to “weave” in and out of my virtual and real life. ;D

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              • summerstommy2 July 2, 2015 / 9:23 pm

                A Koala is not a bear, did you know that?…..sometimes it’s about how much can a koala bare…..I am finding with so many blog friends in countries the other side of the International date line that Australia is not a place they know much about…which is fun as I can become erudite and wax lyrical about the place…..


                • phylor July 2, 2015 / 11:29 pm

                  Yes, I did know Koloa weren’t bears, but it’s a NA term still in wide use. I also know they only eat eucalyptuses leaves, so are in trouble.
                  I do the same about Canada. Americans either don’t know anything, think we’re socialists bordering on communists, and many other clichés, eh.
                  So, I’m a Canada booster who can say pretty much anything about the place and it seems believable to them.
                  I’ll let you in on a secret — since Canada was part of the British Empire, we do know a few facts about Australia, and I know some of it’s history.

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                  • summerstommy2 July 2, 2015 / 11:32 pm

                    Oh my goodness who blabbed?
                    Here I was thinking I lived in a world unknown to others…..there are just no secrets anymore….sadly our history is not the most glorious I have to say…..very much school of hard knocks…..especially from the indigenous peoples point of view…


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