1/01/2007

Snipped from the San Francisco Rose Society 2007 events calendar:
"BIG ROSE DADDY PRUNES"
by James Armstrong
For our first membership meeting of 2007, James Armstrong, SFRS Member, Consulting Rosarian and Prize Winning Rose Exhibitor will arrive with his gear in tow and proceed to demonstrate how to sharpen your tools and prune your Roses "Big Rose Daddy Style".
Jim will show more than one technique, regale us with antidotes and generally keep us in a happy mood.
James has also written CR Reports for our newsletter, with excellent advice, for the last three years! If you have not yet met him, now is your chance.

What more do you people want? I am so there. I'm gonna get down with the Big Rose Daddy style, be regaled with antidotes, and be kept, generally, in a happy mood. Do you think they'll let me blog Big Daddy? Do you want me to blog Big Daddy? You know you do.

6 comments:

lisa said...

I say have a good time, and lay some Big Daddy on us when you return! Nobody doesn't like sharp tools!

The County Clerk said...

This actually made me laugh out loud... here in quiet of office land.

...and be kept, generally, in a happy mood.

I'm still, generally, laughing.

Nicely done.

The County Clerk said...

I'm especially curious about being regaled with antidotes.

Anecdotes?

Normally I'd overlook the anecdote/antidote thing... it is pretty clear what is meant and who needs to be a ass, right?

But I figure anyone who bandies the word "regale" and then follows it with such a blatantly erroneous term is wide open and begging.

The two words aren't even pronounced the same!

Now I am really laughing. generally!

The County Clerk said...

Now I'm just sitting here laughing... and really picking this this apart.

Is this "editorial about James Armstrong" really offered under a James Armstrong by-line?

So the guy is ACTUALLY saying:

For our first membership meeting of 2007, I, James Armstrong, SFRS Member, Consulting Rosarian and Prize Winning Rose Exhibitor, will arrive with my gear in tow and proceed to demonstrate how to sharpen your tools and prune your Roses "Big Rose Daddy Style".
I will show more than one technique, regale you with antidotes and generally keep myself or you or someone (unclear) in a happy mood.
I have also written CR Reports for our newsletter, with excellent advice, for the last three years! If you have not yet met me, now is your chance.
"

OK... I need to move on.

Thanks for such a delightful little post

chuck b. said...

Yeah, I figured the writer meant anecdotes, and for awhile I had the post up with an editorial "[sic]", but then I thought I'd take it out and let the readers decide.

Daily life can be, at times, an affliction*. Perhaps a meeting of the SF Rose Society is just the antidote I need.

*No disprespect intended to folks with real afflictions, of course.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

C Clerk you must be an intensely focused reader. All of that slipped right by me when I first read it this am.