Friday, June 12, 2015

back where they belong


Lately I have gained an additional 4 letters after my name, bringing the total to 11, of which 10 are in upper case and 1 in lower case.  This excludes bracketed descriptive elements such as "(Hons)" and "(No, Really)".



Despite which, my overriding purpose and quest in life, the force that drives me and the focus of my considerable zeal, is to Put Things Back Where they Belong.

First in the room in which they belong, and then, at a finer level of detail, in the place where they belong.  Folded correctly and facing the right way.  With the blue next to the pink if they are cushions.



34 comments:

  1. Mise it gives me a sense of peace to see that pillows, etc are in their place. ( I have 3 that must be stored away for now. Tell me more about your name ( my mine is not working yet this morning)

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Jackson Pollock

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    1. Actually, I miscounted, dear Karena, it is 12 letters! 12! Jackson Pollock, you say? I must pop over.

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  2. Congratulations, letters after the name are a good thing are they not. I too am driven to put things back in the right place as well, it's a curse. Right now I'm staring at a carefully built card house and wondering if the builder is asleep yet so that I can sweep them all up and back into their basket. There may be trouble tomorrow. CJ xx

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    1. I have always known we are twin souls, CJ. You can say it was an accident.

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  3. congratulations on the letters. x

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  4. I don't think you can have too many letters after your name. I have a few humdrum ones, but I never get them out. My son is working towards a really splendid collection, so I am happy to be the mother of someone with letters after their name. And if I may claim it, virtual friend to someone with eleven after theirs. Lately I have put all the Allen keys back where they belong.

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    1. You must get them out, Lucille! In a pink font that flashes on and off at the very top of your blog. And then I can link proudly to you in every single one of my posts.

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  5. Amazing! You have joined the exalted company which includes John's sister. But tell me (I am slow) graduation, or New Years Honours?

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    1. The only letters I am ever going to get after my name are RIP.

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    2. Not the right country for the Hons, Tom. I keep telling my daughters that I am HM the Queen, but they retort that I am mistaken and deluded. I reply that they mustn't contradict HM the Queen.

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  6. Dear Mise, I do not have a decoder ring that helps me at all to decipher which combination of four letters might have been added the the four I know that spell Mise. May I immediately beg forgiveness for cross-Atlantic ignorance and offer you lots and lots of congratulations.

    I've definitely been missing your wit (three letters) around these parts, and will hope (four letters) that we might see more of your wit (three again) hereabouts soon.

    Happy June ...count those letters, and bravo on the bestowing of whatever other letter combination has been granted. You are most certainly derserving of each letter. xo

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    1. Thank you, Frances! I have been high on the lurking and low on the commenting lately, but it's good to be in touch with you again!

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  7. No wonder you've been absent from this place we call Blogtopia Mise.
    How on earth did you do it with a blue and a pink daughter and a husband to distract you ?
    I praise your diligence and your ability to PTBWTB at the same time. The art of multi-tasking at degree level….. congratulations are in order. XXXX

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    1. Thank you, dear Jacqueline. I came early in life to the PTBWTB and have managed to raise the level of obsessiveness as I age. It's good to see you round about and posting again!

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  8. I don't have BWTB after my name. I have a useless set and have to employ someone with the required BWTB.

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    1. You are the artistic, sincere sort, Rachel, touched by stardust; there is no need at all for you to worry about the BTWB.

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  9. So poly-talented, my dear! How proud I am to call you a colleague.

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    1. Not for long, dear Ada! It is all very hush-hush and I mustn't say any more until you receive news of your voluntary redundancy.

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  10. But you have left such an obvious clue in your rebus of carnivorous praying mantis against blue background, my dear. Asafetida draws nigh, flying over the ocean. I am not a BA MA MA Dip Brick PhD (17 characters) for nothing.

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    1. I'm afraid only the Dip Brick counts from that lot, dear Ada; the other qualifications you mention are relics of a failing and now discredited system. So you score eight (8).

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    2. I suppose it would be petty to mention my recent honorary GSCE in basic arithmetic (8+4 = 12).

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  11. Congratulation, Mise! This is the first post I see coming back to blogland (I was enjoying myself in New York and Crete), and it makes me glad and proud for you! Britta Xx

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    1. Thank you, kind Britta! I do look forward to hearing of your travels.

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  12. I am in awe of anyone who can actually complete a course, however my cupboards and shelves are a joy (3 letters).

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  13. Dear Mise
    Congratulations, well done and well deserved or did you decide to double barrel your last name by adding Mise to it?

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  14. Congratulations clever Mise on your new letters, and on putting things back in the places they should be too. It sounds like you are winning right now!

    S x

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  15. Congratulations on the extra letters, Mise. They're always welcome so long as they are kept in the right spot and don't go wandering off into your street address or yoga mantra or any such unsuitable place.

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  16. I always remember a lesson I learned when I was a young woman working in a craft shop. The owner had so many small items necessary for the work in his store that he was extremely conscious about them being put back where they belonged to avoid chaos and added expense from losing things. It was "a place for everything and everything in its place"! And congratulations, Mise, on your academic achievement!

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  17. Mise, with additional LMNO(p) Congratulations!

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  18. I appreciate the focus of your zeal, dear Mise. Putting things back where they belong is simply giving in to beautification's pull of gravity. It's our natural state of being, IMHO. {I think I shall add those letters after my own name ...}

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  19. Congratulations! Seriously :)

    (With only 7 letters after my name I'm now feeling quite inadequate, particularly as 3 of them - FLS - suggest gender confusion on my part.)

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  20. I haven't got any so am suitably overawed ....
    Congratulations !

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You're looking particularly well.

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