Tower Of Babel

By W.R. Jones


Steve Martin says those French have a different word for everything. Why would they do that anyway? Isn’t English hard enough by itself?

I read a scientific study that said the only good thing the French ever did was invent the blow job. I can’t recall exactly where I read it. It was either The New England Journal of Medicine or Mad Magazine.

My daughter has called SEVERAL times in the last few months to remind me her birthday is coming up. I don’t mind that as I do it myself (maybe that is where she got the concept – I wonder if it is genetic or learned). I don’t expect anyone to remember my birthday, I will tell them as the time approaches. And I will send a series of cards letting them know the stores where I’m registered for gifts.

On about the 7th call a few weeks ago I asked what she wanted. She said she couldn’t think of anything. Great say I, why don’t I do a painting of that Frog tower you asked for 5 years ago. Within the hour she called back saying she had thought of something. I said, too late, I’m doing the painting. She said, well ok, that could be the gift from me, but there was still mom. Now that kind of thinking has to be genetic.

I still have work to do on the tower, trees, bushes, etc. so I’m likely to miss the deadline again this year. I hope mom got her something.

PS – I think some of my comments may still be directed to spam so if I normally comment on your posts and you have not heard from me please check your spam and let me know if it shows up there.

Thanks, bj

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15 Responses to Tower Of Babel

  1. Anna Surface says:

    Lovely painting! Definitely would make a great birthday gift.

    The spam folder on my blog just contains scads of porn with a page full of links for each spam post… especially lately.

    How’s your spam lately? LOL

  2. grfxho says:

    This is lovely. Guess what I want for my birthday?

  3. wrjones says:

    Thanks, Anna – our spam is filled with drugs and porn. I’m really enjoying it.

    Weed, time for another birthday? I haven’t even finished those socks.

  4. lbtowers says:

    Do NOT ask him for a birthday gift grxfho. It will come back to haunt you big time. Before you know it you will be replacing his helicopter.


    Is that where you are, damnit?

  5. The painting is beautiful. But, hey, wait a minute … that was posted on April Fools Day! Are you really there? Painting? Making us all jealous?

  6. wrjones says:

    Of course this is plein air. And since the piece is not finished I have to fly back this weekend for the final touches. As you can imagine this is getting expensive. I think the blog finance department should pick up the tab.

    Because of the extraordinary expense I will have to raise my fee for this work to $9.00. Of course I will continue the practice of paying shipping fees to your home and all framing costs.

  7. gypsy-heart says:

    This is really nice! I love the line movement..all leading to the main subject without appearing forced. Very good sky too!

    As for your comments going to spam. I am getting them again. Hmmm…porn goes to spam did you ever make a connection with some of your words, such as your recognition of the French contribution!! :)

  8. 100swallows says:

    Basically you were lucky to catch her on a pretty day, though it’s too bad those darn red flowers got in the way of a clear view of the tower; and I didn’t know she was missing so many of her criss-cross supports. But those clouds will keep her from leaning. Aren’t clouds nice? I much prefer them to plain air paintings.

  9. wrjones says:

    Gypsy, I have NEVER made a suggestive comment on another blog. I save those for here where it is safe (Lisa is a bit slow and does not understand what I’m saying.)

    That said, I may have mentioned money in exchange for sex, drugs, and/or wheat thins. But nothing I haven’t taught in my preteen Sunday school class.

    100swallows, you are so unbelievably observant. I ran out of steel paint and had to use those clouds for support. I still don’t have the paint so I’m thinking of compleating the tower area
    with plywood.

  10. Carol King says:

    APRIL FOOL’S!!!!!

  11. wrjones says:

    Pretty much a fool every month, Carol.

  12. kevmoore says:

    I’m just relieved that you had the good taste and foresight to mention your daughter and blow jobs in distinctly separate paragraphs….

  13. wrjones says:

    Well, Kev, I’m not the master of tact. I once made the comment to a very religious couple that I didn’t care if my daughter blew every boy in town as long as she was happy. Thereafter that couple studiously avoided me.

  14. kevmoore says:

    Thats so narrow minded of them isn’t it? I prefer to see you as an equal-opportunities kind of Dad.

  15. wrjones says:

    I felt they were a bit closed minded but didn’t want to judge too harshly. They had set me off by proclaiming their daughter would NEVER have sex before marriage.

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