Friday, December 07, 2012


When some people doodle, they draw pictures. When I doodle, I doodle in words.
For instance, On an excruciatingly slow Sunday morning, I doodled the following on the pages of my grocery store ads.

On the page advertising pasta sauce –

Prego, Barrilla, Basilico, Ragu,
With meatballs, Alfredo or Parmesan cheese;
Or chicken or pesto, whatever you do
Don’t leave me out! Pass the pasta, please!

Don’t serve the spaghetti
Until it is ready.
Don’t let your poodles
Get into your noodles.
Mac & lasgne are best served with cheese
And lotsa meat is sure to please.

But nothing rhymes with orzo….

Tuna and noodles
Followed by streudel
I surely could eat
The whole kit and caboodle.

On the sherbet page –

Sherbet is yummy and fruity and cold
In a cone or a bowl with sprinkles on top
It cheers us up, both young and old.
It’s sweet and makes our taste buds “POP”!

On the snack page –

Does Curious George like Gatorade,
Turkey Hill tea or lemonade/
I’ll bet he’d like carrots in AE Dip
And Kemps ice cream singles and Itti Bitz,
Cookies and popcorn and gummy worms
Too much sweet stuff makes tummies squirm.

Peanut butter and Kettle chips
A slice of bread and a choice of dips;
A pat of butter and lots of jelly
Would be a treat for a hungry belly.

On the “Dollar Days” pages:

Dollar Days and taco shells,
Lunchables and cabbage,
Sour cream and chicken fries
Would crush tomatoes in the baggage.

Yabba Dabba Doo!
And pineapple, too!
Apricots, tomato soup
All for only 2!
By the picture of the Baby Wipes:
Psalm 127:3 “Children are a heritage from the Lord. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full.”

By the picture of the grilled cheese sandwich:
Matthew 4:4 “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

On the vegetable page:
Daniel 1:12-15 “’Please test us for 10 days. Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare us with the other young men who eat the royal food, and treat us in accordance with what you see.’ So he agreed to this and tested them for 10 days. At the end of the 10 days they looked healthier and better nourished than the other young men who were eating the royal food.”

The Vidalia onion is the best thing to come out of Missouri since TS Eliot, Sara Teasdale, Bob Barker and Rush Limbaugh!

Corn is a-maize-ing!

By the picture of the applesauce:
Psalm 17:8 “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.”

The wonderful thing about tomatoes is
Tomatoes is wonderful things!
They make sauces divine
Ev-er-y time
For tomatoes lets rise up and sing!

By the bottled water:
Genesis 1:2 “And the earth was formless and void… and the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the deep.”

On the meat page:
I love steak.
Broiled, fried or baked.
But one on the grill
Gives me a thrill.
Did I mention that I love steak?

On the dairy page, by the eggs:
In Zoology, an egg is an “organic vessel in which and embryo first begins to develop.”

On the Wine & Spirits page:
Whiskey, vodka, wine and beer;
We’ve all had way too much, I fear!
We don’t hafta go home, but we can’t stay here
So get outta the car and let the sober one steer.

And finally:
A helpful smile in every aisle,
We’ll wait here while
You shop in style.
You can bring your child,
But if he is wild
We’ll put you on file
And the checkers and I’ll
Surely be riled
And our bouncer named Kyle
Will toss you in a pile!