Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“Hey, Twiggy, look t that.”
“What is it?”
“A baby deer asleep by our artichoke agave.”
“Can we play with it?”
“Its mother wouldn’t like that for sure. We can look though.”
“And bark.”

Friday is here again, and for all those who were called into work, it will be a short eight hours until you can go back to your quarantine headquarters. For the rest of us, it is Friday. By the way, I used to have trouble spelling ‘quarantine’ before the COVID-19 situation. For one reason or another, it seems to have taken care of itself. The word pops out of my head, correctly spelled. I guess that is a good thing.

Still sending out queries. Again not hearing back, so the status is quo.

We are getting more openings in Texas, and with the opportunities come more cases of the virus. I guess the decision to open has to be made to allow the economy to function. We cannot go on forever with a closed economy. I just wish I didn’t see clusters of people at beaches, in parks, and on boats. I’m still laying low since a case of the virus would do me in for sure.

Today’s John Ku was inspired by a birthday this last week and is all about wishing you well. I hope you have a super weekend.

A Wish by John W. Howell © 2020

When it comes to wishes,

While blowing out the candles . . .

The best is for peace.

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  1. Wonderful JohnKu! I love your wish…that’s mine too. I’m still hunkered down…not sure when my mother and I will ever be able to go shopping again. This week I’ve been feeling quite angry at this virus. Your photo of the baby deer was a bright spot though. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Anger is a good emotion. Too bad we can’t get a virus and punch it. The baby deer does take some of the anger away for sure. It is so innocent and playful. It makes my heart lighter. Thanks, Jill. I also wish you and your mother can go shopping soon.

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      1. Let’s punch it!

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      2. Kick it too.

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      3. Tear off it’s ear. Okay a little too far.

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      4. LOL! Kick it in the knees!

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      5. Stand on big toe.

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      6. Poke it in the eye!

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      7. Bumble bee in the ear.

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      8. Fire ants in the pants!

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      9. Bee swarm underarm.

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      10. Broken glass in the shoes.

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      11. Barbed wire PJ’s

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      12. Forced to watch the news.

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      13. Forced to watch a Nancy Pelosi news conference.

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      14. Lol! Oh man! I can’t top that one! Waving the white flag! 🏳

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      15. Hahahaha. Fun time, Jill. Thanks. 😀

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  2. Happy Friday, John. Like you, I understand the need to reopen, but DO wish some folks would take a more sensible approach. Suffice it to say, you won’t catch me at any beach bashes or crowded bars. That little fawn is precious…

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Yes caution is going to be the key.

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  3. When we’re walking the dogs, Eos pulls me across the road if she sees anyone (especially a child) in our path, so that’s social distancing sorted. There is some talk of looking at the WHO recommendation of 1 metre distance instead of two – that would suit me as I always think any nearer is close to invading personal space anyway.
    Meanwhile, I’m doing battle with WordPress’ new block editor. I Expect I’ll get used to it in time.
    Have a good weekend, stay well, stay safe and grab a free book from my collection if the mood takes you.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. I’m not touching the block editor with a one metre pole. I tried it and there are certain aspects I like but others I can’t stand. Editing is a pain once the blocks are set. Also I’m used to being able to insert ten or so photos all at once and then comment on them individually. The block editor either makes you do a gallery or go through the painful process of one at a time. I’m staying with classic for as long as I can. I think the only books of yours I haven’t read is Kena’s Story. I like how you renamed them. I’ll go get it. Maybe I should download them all so I can leave a ‘verified purchase’ review. That sounds like a good idea. Have a great wekend.

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      1. John, as ever, I am most grateful for your support.

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      2. I could say the same, Keith. 😁

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  4. Beautiful Haiku today and so apt. The pic of the baby deer is so cute. Thanks for sharing, John, and have a great weekend 🙂

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    1. You as well, Harmony. 😁

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  5. I second your wish for peace. I’m still hunkered down as well. There seems to be this weird denial phenomenon happening whereby people think that if they act as if the virus is gone or rendered harmless, then it is.

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    1. Yeah, I fear that reaction the most. Thanks, Liz.

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  6. Ha-ha-ha! Wonderful wise Haiku, dear John! I see that the Twiggy resort attracts visitors. Great! It seems that deer love your grass too. 🙂 I wish you creativity regarding agents. Maybe they expect you to attract their attention in an extraordinary way! Good luck, anyway! 🙂

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    1. Agents want you to follow thieir rules which makes it a hard process. Thank you, Maria. Have a super weekend. 😁

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      1. Their rules? No way! Same to you! Enjoy the grass, the sun & summer! It is on the way! 🙂

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      2. Unfortunately they hold the cards. 😁

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      3. We will resist, anyway, dear John! I know…I cannot comprehend why publishers need so many agents. It doesn’t let the process to be efficient. And what if you become an agent yourself? 🙂

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      4. Hahaha. I would fire me if I were my agent.

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      5. Ha-ha-ha! I think Twiggy might be your perfect agent…but her barking & biting language would be hardly comprehended in the world of high publishing. May your adventures end well & without great finance investments, Dear John! 🙂

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      6. Thank you, Dear Maria.

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  7. Great pic. With you on the opening thing, which is starting here. Guess we’ll see what happens in a few weeks.

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    1. We already hve an uptick in cases in our county. Not a good sign.

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      1. Damn. Stay safe.

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      2. I know right?

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  8. There is ‘Blah’ in the world today!

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    1. Big Blah, Billy Ray. Let’s call it the Big Blah Theory. 😁

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      1. And, so, it shall be: rhe Big Blah Theory,,,did Moses say that?

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      2. His son, Francis.

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      3. Oh, I went to school with Francis…but he would not go swimming with me!

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      4. Wonder why? Did you have a rash?

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      5. It is difficult for for me to talk about…suffice, he laid the blame on his father… Going to the pool…it’s only 110 out…hi, girls…oops, Ladies, sorry!

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      6. 110? whew. Good thing the pool is right out side. Not too far from the A/C

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  9. Nice if Bambi to visit the girls. They’ll be sniffing that spot for days.

    Opening and participating will be two different things in my mind. We had our takeout treat last night. Good enough for this boy.

    I totally support the birthday wish.

    Take care, John.

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    1. We did take out as well. I’m with you. That will do me for a while. Thank you, Dan. Have a super weekend. See you at the bar tomorrow.

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  10. That baby deer is just precious. Perfect Johnku today. Have a great weekend, John!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. Have a super weekend as well.

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  11. I’m always surprised by the number of deer that roam around Austin and San Antonio. They’re around here, too, but I’ve never seen a fawn: only groups high-tailing it from one spot to another. Finding a fawn your lawn would rank pretty high on my list of “Oh, my”s!

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    1. This is the second year for us having a near by fawn. I guess the mama trusts us. Thanks, Linda.

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  12. Friday is here again, and for all those who were called into work

    Work: Hello.
    Me: [snarf, chortle, (breaking into uproarious laughter)]
    Wife: Did you do what I asked you to do?
    Me: sigh

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    1. Hahahahha. Thaks, Greg. This one caught my funny bone.

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  13. A good post, John. You have a great weekend also. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thanks you, Suzanne. The best to you. 😊

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  14. A beautiful Johnku, my friend. I hope you were able to have some sort of celebration, even if via the phone. Horsefeathers — that fawn is well camouflaged! Hugs on the wing.

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    1. And sitting on a bunch of rocks too. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs. 😁

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  15. We can look though and bark.
    What a brilliant sentence.

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    1. Thanks, Rabirius

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  16. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    It seems like each day brings more reasons to wish for peace. Wonderful Haiku, John. Have a great weekend. 🙂

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    1. Almost like a spiral into anarchy

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        Scary stuff, for sure.

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  17. I’m assuming that baby Bambi was outside your fence?? How cool is that! I’ve never even seen a baby deer, except on TV, so you’re lucky to have the chance. My guess is Mama was nearby, watching closely, and you don’t want to upset her! Have a wonderful weekend — we’re opening more here, too, and I fully expect the number of COVID cases to climb exponentially.

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    1. Yes, the baby was outside the fence. We pay attention to the mom for sure.

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  18. What an adorable photo. The fawn is resting comfortably with no fears. I totally agree with your JohnKu! Peace is always the best wish.

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  19. A fawn in your garden – remarkable. What a nightmare this Covid-19 thing has been.

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    1. It is a nightmare. We have been without bleach or softscrub for nine weeks. And our favorite salsa…forget about it.

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  20. Oh my gosh, a baby fawn in your garden💕. Hope it’s mother wasn’t too far away. We too, are gradually opening up but it is a slow process which I personally think is wise. Take good care John💕

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    1. Mother is always pretty close. Take care of yourself Lynn. Have a super weekend too.

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  21. I am with you on the reopening but jeez, people! S-L-O-W-L-Y! Not in hordes at the beach, no matter how much you missed it…
    Excellent JohnKu. Peace is the best thing to wish for.

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    1. I think that would be the greatest wish if it came true. Where’s that genie?

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      1. Maybe if we all wish hard together …

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      2. Yeah, or maybe drink more. ❤️

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      3. Well… It is a Martini 🍸 kinda night so…💕

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      4. Ooooh would I love one. I’m out of gin though.

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      5. How funny! Marc has vodka and I have gin 😉 You’re more than welcome… dry? extra dry? olives, lemon, onions for a Gibson? Name your poison!!

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      6. How about a Tanqueray on the rocks with two olives. (Pretty dry) If you don’t have Tanqueray then gin on the rocks will do. Still need the olives, though. Thanks, Dale.

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      7. I have Tanqueray for you, my friend. Definitely olives.. I have pimento-stuffed, jalapeno-stuffed, blue-cheese stuffed or anchovy-stuffed… 😉

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      8. Mmmm. I’m a traditionalist. Pimento please.

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      9. You got it! 🍸

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    What a sweet picture of the baby deer:) I agree about wishing for peace.

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    1. Thanks Denise. 😊

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  23. How warming that photo is, John. A lovely way to reconnect with innocence and our inner peace. Love the JohnKu. Keep hearing John Lennon and co singing “Give Peace a Chance.”

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    1. Yes that would be the theme here. Thanks, Soooz

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  24. Wow, what an amazing capture! Such sweet little things. Have a lovely weekend. Yeah, that quarantine word used to be a bugger typing, now it just seems like the fingers fly over the keys and out it pops. *sigh*

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    1. Hahahah. Thank you, Monika. Have a super weekend. 😊

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  25. Lovely poem, John. I hope you had a fantastic birthday. What a sweet picture of the little deer. Enjoy the weekend, my friend! ❤

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    1. My Birthday was terrific. I finally got a new Bar B. Que grill. Matte black but won’t be deliivered for another few weeks. They are by order only at this point.

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      1. I’m happy that you enjoyed your birthday. Your barbecue should arrive just in time for summer. Yay!

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      2. I was thinking father’s day.

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  26. What a beautiful JohnKu. And such a sweet photo of that baby deer. Erm, I think the code term for the girls is gazelle if I remember. Or was it toothpaste? I still get a kick out of that.
    We had a few flounder running through our yard today 😉

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    1. Toothpast is it. Hahahaha. Those darned flounder. Thanks, Mae. 😀

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  27. Beautiful thought in troubled times, Boss.

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    1. Yeah, Dale and I think we all ought to think on peace and try to make it happen.

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      1. You guys make all the sense in the world.

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  28. Keep breathing out John. In has proven to be a health hazarrd…

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  29. Awww, the baby deer-fawn is so cute!

    I imagine the publishers have quite a backlog of books/manuscripts to get to once they open up shop. I am hoping that’s why you haven’t heard anything.

    Keep doing what makes you comfortable. I’m seeing fewer people in masks and gloves here when I shop weekly at the grocery store, but we’ve got 5 active cases, 25 recovered, and knock on wood no deaths in my county. I’m still wearing a mask and gloves to the grocery store though.

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    1. I think you are smart. No reason to take unnecessary chances. Stay safe, Deborah.

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  30. Peace, one of the best gifts of all. Stay safe there, John. There was an incident here, last weekend, where the city of Toronto opened up one of the city parks. The condition was to adhere to social distancing protocols, but ten thousand people decided it was okay to congregate like bees in a hive. Aggghhh!!!

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    1. That is exactly what happens. Now wait the 14 days and see how many cases there are. Thanks for sharing, Mark.

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  31. Nice, John!

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  32. People are acting like the virus is a light switch. I’m afraid Darwin is stalking these large gatherings and doing a bit of natural selection. Take care of yourself, and thanks for sharing the fawn picture.

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    1. Take care as well. I don’t understand some people. 😊

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