27 January 2010

A Scratch for Every Itch


Charleston, S.C.

Photo unrelated to entry. You should be used to that.

"Happiness is having a scratch for every itch." Ogden Nash

My Scottish grandmother used to come in from her garden saying "Ooch, it's guid to be tired and rest."

You have to read it in a Scottish accent.

She'd get hungry and say, "Ooch....it's guid to be hungry and eat."

This seemed the definition of wealth - to have an itch and be able to scratch it. I carried it further to suit the situation, "It's guid to be thirsty and drink, it's guid to be horny and #*&^..., it's guid to need chocolate and have some," you get the drift. You wanted it, you got it. How much more can you ask for?

I've had a very busy day. I've been at work before seven each day this week, yawn. It's guid to be tired and rest, aye.