Saturday, April 18, 2015

GUESTITORIAL



“GUESTITORIAL”
 by Rick Jones, husband of the Minister's Wife 

For months, Lois has been asking me to write a regular column for her blog. She tells me that visitors to her page would enjoy my insight and humor.

That made me suspicious, since she doesn't often try to increase my output of, as she sometimes labels it, “so-called humor.” Her response to my witty analysis of the day's news is often, “Are you sure you took your medication?” And when our boys were young, I would overhear her telling them, “Don't laugh at your father, it will only encourage him.” Now that they're grown, I'm sure they look back and wish they'd been more obedient.

Recent events involving food poisoning, amputation, and the electrical malfunction of a hospital bed, led me to decide that it's time to start writing. Plus, she's hinted that she's declared a moratorium on omelets until I do.

I plan a series of rambling ruminations revealing my role in random ropics [oh, excuse me, I meant “topics”] as a way to test the waters and see if you, Lois's readers, actually do have the patience to peruse my periodic pondering.

I don't know the frequency of these articles – that's up to Lois. And how much the doctors adjust my medication.

I'm told my style takes some getting used to, but with familiarity becomes almost tolerable. Like dandruff. I won't tell you who told me that, because that's not nice to do to someone on their own blog; also, I really want an omelet.

We also want feedback! Let Lois know if my writings made her site better or worse. Maybe my brand of humor will be amusing, maybe just annoying. Maybe you'll say, “I don't get it,” or echo the frequent comment, “Oh, I get it. I just don't enjoy it.”

If you comment, keep in mind that I'm seeking a name for this project. “Guestitorial” is the title for this one article. What should be the title for the ongoing series? Positive incentive: if I pick a title suggested by a reader, that person wins a prize [prize yet to be determined, because I just came up with the idea]. Negative incentive: if you don't help, I'm liable to invent a name that's even lamer than “Guestitorial.”

Oh, and an updated lead photo will be coming too!

57 comments:

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    1. Fair warning, he can get chatty! LOL!

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    2. Lol this will be an exciting series.

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  2. LOL...I am all for your "guest appearances". Your quick and witty humor shines bright in just this one promising post. :) I say you're a keeper. Signed, a fellow omelet lover.

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    1. He'll be happy to hear this. Thanks!

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  3. sounds like a great series. I say let em talk.

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  4. I cannot wait to read the husband's book :)

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    1. Well, it's not a book yet, but you never know!

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  5. I love the term guestitorial. Very cool.

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    1. Wait till you hear some of his other ideas!

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  6. I vote yay! I can't wait to read more, it sounds like you have a wonderful witty sense of humour :-)

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    1. I try not to tell him too often how funny he is. It might go to his head. LOL!!

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  7. Can't wait for more guest posts. This is going ot be fantastic!

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  8. Your recent events sound awful. I love humor in writing.

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    1. We've found humor helps us through a lot of things!

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  9. Sounds fun. I too love humor writing.

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    1. Hea has humor in writing and in everyday life!

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  10. Love this! I just today came across your blog and what a treat. I look forward to reading more post from your husband and you as well.

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    1. He has several more articles written already!

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  11. Everyone needs a little humor in your life!! I would love to read more!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you like the next column too.

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  12. THat sounds like it is so great. Thanks!

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  13. More. More. I want more! You sound like a character!

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    1. He is a character and keeps me laughing a lot!

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  14. Sounds like you have had quite some battles recently. It is good though when we can add some humor to our trials in life. Humor is good medicine!

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    1. Humor is very good medicine. It keeps us sane!

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  15. it's always great to get a new perspective! although i vote against guestitorial... sorry! i kind of like the first comment, 'let the minister talk!'

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    1. He's not going to keep Guestitorial, but is open to ideas.

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  16. I like guesitorial but I am a corny one. I will have to come back and check out what the minister says.

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    1. Believe me, he has plenty to say and will keep you laughing!

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  17. This sounds like a great series that I would love to read. I hope you can figure out the series title. I like "let the minister (or even minister's wife) talk.

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    1. I'll be sure he sees the idea! Thanks!

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  18. I actually like rambling ruminations as the title.

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    1. He's been thinking about that one too!

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  19. I think it is wonderful that you are interested in supporting your wife's website. The ramblings from husband of the Minister's wife.

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  20. Well congratulations on that. You are indeed a good writer and looking forward to read on more of your articles.

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    1. I was thrilled he said yes! He's always been a good communicator.

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  21. My Husband's Vote. Looking forward to your posts.

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    1. I'll make sure he sees this one! Thanks!

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  22. What a haphazard, scattered and silly style of writing. Who wouldn't want some of that from time to time? Bring it on.

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    1. This made me laugh! His conversations can go like this too and it keeps me on my toes.

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  23. Speaking as one who was there for at least a part of the formative years of your style of humor and how you share it I say bring it on. It has to have improved with the threat of omelet withholding.

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    1. Too funny Dave! Hunger is a good motivator. LOL!!

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  24. Well funny is sometimes in the surprise. So I would say you were funny man.

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    1. He is indeed! He's kept me laughing for almost 31 years!

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  25. LOL Omelets would be my motivation too! Sounds like these will be a great read.

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  26. How about The Husband Speaks? Can't wait to hear more from him!

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    1. I thought of something similar, but mine was The Minister Speaks.

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  27. Ha! She said she'd withhold omelets if you didn't do the post! Too funny. LOL @ I really want an omelet. OMGoodness…love this post, your wit and humor. Looks like we'll be seeing more of you in the future…if you still want to keep those omelets coming…(smile).

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    1. He sure does want those omelets!! But he would keep writing even if he didn't get them!

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  28. How about "For the Love of Omelets or Not"? ^_^

    Anyway, it is good of you Minister Jones to have your own "guest appearances" on your wife's blog. I am excited to read more of your "so-called humor." So far, I am getting it. Hehehe...

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    1. Careful! About the time you think you are getting it, he throws you a curve ball!! LOL!

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