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The *Dastardly Deed….

….of designing a new look for our blog.

(*….to self. Must remember to add this fabbo word ‘dastardly’ to the now famous Mullin Ponder Dictionary)

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Our Design Team at Mullin Ponder has been working night and day to produce a brand new look for this blog site.  While some folks might be content with the present look, Mullin Ponder is aware that our follower(s) have come to expect nothing less from us but The Very Best.  So we will tarry on night and day with not just the crucial mull and ponder part of this project but also the dastardly deed of actual work until it meets our usual high standards. We aim to please.

To be perfectly honest -(because my conscience is pricking me re telling The Whole Truth and Nothing But….) despite working on the new design for a few hours since our last blog, we came to a unanimous agreement at the headquarters of Mullin Ponder that our priority for the next few months will be beautifying the outdoors – often referred to as gardening. You will be relieved to know that we have not had to sue Bonus Child From Almighty God yet.  Thus far, he is upholding his signed and witnessed document.  (see below)

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This landscape training is going to make a very valuable addition to his CV.  Recording music studios and all famous recording artists will see the obvious connection between his degree in Audio Digital Engineering and landscaping.

Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.  (…aaghh…my Mother just channeled me from her state of Heavenly Peace…..which she has been enjoying since January 2014! … sorry Mom…..) (I would have added ‘won’t use sarcasm again‘ but we know that would have been a massive fib)

Love you forever, Mom
Love you forever, Mom

There have been so many blog worthy events happening recently and I’m really chomping at the bit to relay all of them right here and now on this very blog, but with no small amount of effort I will restrain myself.  If I was still living in Glasgow, Scotland I may have added “hawd me back!” (hold me back – for those of you whose second language may not be Glaswegian)

Believe it or not the purpose of this blog is not meant to be a cure for insomnia.   We mean to encourage the art of mulling – not lulling.  With that in mind the following will be a mere couple of blog worthy events that have taken place recently:

Unfortunately, our kitchen is once again resembling Hoarder Heaven.  Here’s the proof.

Hoarding Kitchen

It’s way worse than it looks.  There’s the feet sticking to the floor and other gruesome grossness.  In all fairness there are two valid reasons for this state of affairs.  One – Garden.  Two – Dear Spouse, King of the Dishwasher (the knives go down, people!) is being Willie Nelson this week. On The Road Again.  I happened to relay to Bonus Child from God, that his father is being Willie Nelson at the moment.  His response – “Dad’s smoking pot and getting high?!”  Really?  Send a kid to some fancy college for an even fancier degree in some kind of music audio thingy and they don’t teach them the basics – as in ” Not only did Willie Nelson smoke weed.  He also sung ‘On The Road Again’..” and other important musical facts from the past one hundred years.  *Jings, Crivvens and help Ma Bob*.  There. That describes my feelings upon this subject.

Here is Willie doing what Willie does best. I hope he’s made enough money now to buy himself a new guitar.  D’you think he knows there’s a great big hole in it?  Or is he just a plain old simple country boy enjoying his daze…(heh, heh..)  This is the kind of worry that keeps one awake at night.  A mull and ponderer’s work is never done.

One of the most joyful happenings this week has been discovering that Salisbury Greenhouse has recognized that Mullin Ponder is one of their best customers.  It’s quite obvious they have been scouting our property and custom-made a particular petunia to exactly match our red front door.  I know!  I’m also speechless.  Here’s the proof…

Thank you Salisbury Greenhouse

Thank you Salisbury.  We shall be returning to your greenhouses very soon and in all likelihood way too often.

Such excitement and joyfulness found in the yard these days as we watch in daily wonder the resurrection once again of the trees, shrubs and perennials.  And this is just the beginning.  To quote Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty we are “Happy, happy, happy“. Well said, Phil.

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Here’s what’s going on in the great outdoors this week at Mullin Ponder Land. Perennials shouting “look at me, look at me – take a picture quick! before I make like a tree and leaf “. (groan. T’would be sad if it wasn’t so punny) (sorry – can’t help myself)

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This is when time should. just. slow. down.

Kristin and I were mulling outside last week as we watched Offspring working hard at his newest trade.  “I’m going to keep the yard simple this year”, says I to her.  Says she to me, “bwahahaha“.

….hmmm….

I’ll be away now having a wee mull and ponder over my daughter-in-law’s guffaw.

The Sherlock
The Sherlock

all * = currently under investigation by Mullin Ponder Global Research Team         

Mullin Ponder Dictionary, We are chuffed....

We are chuffed….

 

Due to the tireless work of our hand picked global network team, we now know the original origination (no -that is not a stutter typo) of the word ‘chuffed’. Here is just a sampling of those who belong to the Mullin Ponder research team. (sorry, you will have to scroll through the pictures before you discover the origin of ‘chuffed’.)

Mullin Ponder Global Hot Spots

           Our Global Team lit up the night sky as they worked around the clock to get us the answer                                                 we needed.  True dedication.

Lego World
Lego World

Thank you Lego Land for the building blocks you provided (free of charge) to help us at Mullin Ponder in this particular quest. Children and adults throughout the generations will no doubt re-numerate your company by continuing to purchase Lego till the end of time.

Mullin Ponder Prodigy
Mullin Ponder

There is a bright future ahead for this young’un.

 

mobile-phone-use                                        All member of our Global Research Team are very ‘smart‘ (groan).                                                                            (like they need any more free advertising).

 

Famous French Detective Inspector Cluso
Famous French Detective Inspector Cluso

                                      Glad that everything became clear Inspector ….eventually ….                                           (Not the smartest sleuth in the shed, this one)

Oh nameless one
Oh nameless one

Appreciate the work oh nameless one.

 

                                                            (Shhhh……………………  )

 

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I think teddy had some good advice for Mr. Bean

 

Florida Branch of Mullin Ponder
Florida Branch of Mullin Ponder

               Don’t mock the older generation re their lack of techno skills. (and you know who you are)                                            Because this pic tells the true story.

 

E.T.'s Uncle                                                       I have no idea, but please go home.

 

 

Come in Number 6
Come in Number 6

                                                    I wonder if Q invented this one. NOT the guy.                                                 The shoe thingy, you fools!

 

Our own Clay Scientists
Our own Clay Scientists

We love you Claymation!  Thanks for sticking together (feel free to groan again) throughout this tough            challenge.  You are so lovely and make us happy, happy, happy.

 

Unidentified For Obvious Reasons
Unidentified For Obvious Reasons

Sorry, no I.D. on this one, but pretty sure he’s male. Unless it is all part of her disguise.

 

I Will Not Part With My Big Phone
I Will Not Part With My Big Phone

We love this guy because he is still under the delusion that it is pretty cool to own this larger than life phone. (Just look at how happy he is.) Plus he has not allowed himself to be sucked into the the never ending world of ‘Must Have The Most Up-To-Date Version Now’ of communication gidgets.

(Note to self: must add gidgets to words that are not but should be.)

 

Be Right There
Be Right There

So all you ladies over the age of 50 will be glad to know                                                                                                   Magnum P.I. is still on the job.

 

The Sherlock
The Sherlock

Sherlock, we really like your British TV Show.  But can you make more than three episodes a year and keep Cumberbatch as the main dude, please?   Thanks.

 

Special Jocks
Special Jocks

This pic just goes to show you can’t judge intelligence by good looks. Take that which ever way suits you.                                                      (I’m just sayin’)

 

THE Teenager Team
THE Teenager Team

Thanks also to Team Teenager. This was one of those rare occasions where your ability to text as fast as the speed of light was totally appropriate and socially acceptable.

 

Poirot
Poirot

Agatha taught Hercule how to really sleuth.

 

Groovy, Baby!
Groovy, Baby!

Groovy, baby!  We love ya Austin.

 

Mankind will arise to the occasion
Mankind will arise to the occasion

People really came together as a team for us during this Mullin Ponder crisis. Forever grateful.
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Women Power! Way to go girls. You did it.

 

French Branch
French Branch

Our French branch really deserved their usual three hour mid-day break this time.

 

In The Zone
In The Zone

Our team was willing to tap into all resources that were available in order to solve the dilemma                                                               of finding the origin to the word  ‘chuffed’.

 


Congrats if you made it all the way here.

Here is the info that was unearthed:  ‘chuffed’  The origin of this word is <puffed up with fat> as in <pleased> with oneself.  I know! – it is beginning  to all make sense. And that is what we do at Mullin Ponder.  We make sense out of non-sense.

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Yes I know this is another pic of Magnum P.I.  We really like him.

 

The editor of Mullin Ponder blog decided that Mr. Bean’s teddy should have been a little more kudo’s, so without further ado: Voila!

 

 

Mr Bean's Teddy

 

 

We love you, Teddy Bear!