Monday, August 22, 2011

What Fresh Hell is This?

Today is Dorothy Parker's birthday. In her honor, I plan to do no housework, knock back some vicodan and recite my favorite Parker ode:

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
a medley of extemporanea;
and love is a thing that can never go wrong.
And I am Marie of Romania.

This is not Miss Parker. It is a glorious cycle of something or the other.


  1. Sadly, I can not think of Dorothy Parker without lamenting the first boy who broke my heart.

    Long story....but somehow I think she'd appreciate it.

  2. Sweetie, I'm sorry to hear that, but yes, it does seem appropriate.

  3. Oddly enough, I did a Parker post and had no idea it was her birthday!

    That is my favorite poem of hers, too. You and I have so much in common! Well, that, anyway.

  4. Mistress MJ's fave Dorothy Parker poem...

    I like to have a martini,
    Two at the very most.
    After three I'm under the table,
    after four I'm under my host.

  5. Razors pain you. Rivers are damp. Acid stains you. Drugs cause cramp.
    Guns aren't lawful. Nooses give.
    Gas smells awful. You might as well live.

  6. Men seldom make passes
    At girls who wear glasses.


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