Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Funny stuff for a gloomy day! :(

Did this gouache painting for Carrie, she wanted a gloomy, haunted castle. Well, here it is, it's "Elinore Castle" in Scotland.
The weather has been doing a real number on my psyche, whew, talk about depressing. Every time we get ready to go somewhere fun, here comes the rain.
Even the dogs are way so gloomy, and depressed. They look out the window, and sigh. Well, hope the summer weather will start to appear.
Our yard, and surroundings resemble the grounds on the Castle painting. At least we have not had any snow since the whopping snow storm. So here are some funny quotes, it helped brighten my day, hope it does yours:

If you're not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he's the famous erudite scientist who once said: "I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates." Here are some of his gems:

1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.

2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.

3 - Half the people you know are below average.

4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

5 - 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

8 - If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.

9 - All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand.

10 - The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

11 - I almost had a psychic girlfriend, ...... but she left me before we met.

12 - OK, so what's the speed of dark?

13 - How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?

14 - If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked

15 - Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

16 - When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

17 - Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

18 - Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.

19 - I intend to live forever.... so far, so good.

20 - If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

21 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

22 - What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."

24 - Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

25 - If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

26 - A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

27 - Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

28 - The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread

29 - To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

30 - The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.

31 - The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.

32 - The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.

33 - Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have film.

34 - If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

And the all time favorite -

35 - If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?


  1. Beautiful Painting!

    Steven Wright is the best. "I bought dehydrated water, and I don't know what to add to it."

  2. Amazing! I love the fog in the trees. You are so great. A person could get lost in your paintings.

    Love ALL the quotes! The depression one is my favorite. That's when I feel the worst. When I dont have the energy to be angry!

  3. oh Maureen :) what a great painting, what a great blog post! I can never imagine how awesome your pictures are, and yes, even the dogs are sad at the gloomy weather! c'mon sunshine!

  4. Your pictures are awesome Maureen! And I think we all need some spring sunshine!