I Dream of Jean

Prompt: Genie

I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair
Borne, like a vapor, on the summer air;
I see her tripping where the bright streams play
Happy as the daisies that dance on her way…

The above is a lovely, sentimental song written by Stephen Foster, which was eventually punned to this:

My mother’s name was Jean, and I think of her whenever I hear either the song or the TV series theme song, and also when I hear this:

I miss my mother, and do dream about her.

And in lieu of getting all weepy, may I present a few of my favourite cartoons, only the first one of which is related to the daily prompt, “genie”?

cartoon dog genie

cartoon web troll

cartoon shrink lifeguard

Have a happy, sunny week!



The 6 o’clock News

Prompt: Perfection


Mark: In tonight’s news, local man acquitted in sexual assault trial; and, is there a spy among us?; some disturbing news about the city zoo and why it’s taking a hit; and, from Lydia the Travel Lady: are you paying too much for cruise excursions?

Marsha: In breaking news, the wife of Vincent Demarco, who was brutally cut down in the prime of his life last month, speaks out. Mark, the police have few leads and Demarco’s family and friends want closure. But even after extensive investigation, the killer remains on the loose!

Mark: That’s right Marsha. We’ll have an exclusive interview with Deborah Demarco, Vincent’s grieving wife, later on in the broadcast but first… did you say loose? Because you’ll want to wear some cool, loose clothing this weekend, Marsha– there’s a hot one ahead!

Marsha: Perfect barbecue weather, Mark! And Karen and Geoff have some summer grilling recipes that will knock your socks off!

Mark: There was some testimony at the Jenny X sexual assault trial, just leaked, that will also knock your socks off!

Marsha: It’s tragic, Mark. Also tragic: what unsuspecting tourists are paying for alleged antiques in cruise ship ports of call!

Mark: All this and more coming up after this message from Global Insurance…

Marsha: Remember: “Global is Local, and You Matter!”