Things are returning to a more normal pace here at The Creative Thimble. I have taken some time to continue reading “Web Marketing, all-in-one, For Dummies” (eight books, eight books, eight books in one ). This book tells me that I am particularly unsuited to writing Web content. The book has explained (at length ironically) that long sentences are to be avoided and that bulleted lists are better than sentences altogether. If you have read any of my previous blog posts then you know that Mr Laura uses sentences by the foot rather than the inch.

So first thing, I will write something to do with the Business keeping it Short and Sweet. Then I will write about why I use Capital Letters for Emphasis.

OK the sentences get longer from here on out. You Have Been Warned.

When we were first married, back in 187.. no 1976, we moved into our first apartment. It was a little one bedroom affair that just held the few possessions we had. I think that other than some clothes my only possession was a quadraphonic stereo but Laura had nick-knacks, and art, and other little stuff that girls collect that we could display. One thing was a copy of The World of Pooh by A. A. Milne which contains both Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. I told her I loved that book and think it was one of the best things ever written and she then admitted that she had never read it. So that very night when we got ready for bed I got the book down from the bookcase and said I was going to read a chapter to her every night. There was a little eye rolling but as we were newlyweds she was still humoring me and she let me have my way. Well after Chapter One, IN WHICH We Are Introduced to Winnie-the Pooh and Some Bees, and the Stories Begin, she was hooked. Every night after that, we would snuggle in the bed and I would read another chapter of Winnie the Pooh. Near the end Laura was demanding more than one chapter so it took less than a month to finish. We were both a little sad that it was not a longer book. Later when Carol and Danny came along I got to enjoy doing it all over again with all four of us snuggled in the Big Bed.

Now while some of you might think that reading a children’s book to your wife is Not Very Romantic, read or re-read Winnie-the-Pooh. It is a book very much about true love. Whether the context is a child’s love of their stuffed animal, a parents love of their child, a child’s love of a parent, a friends love of a friend, or romantic love, it all still works. And ever since reading it aloud to Laura important things in my head are written in Capital Letters in a blatant rip-off of A. A. Milne.  Some various A. A. Milne quotes for your Memorial Day Weekend.

 

“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” (For Quilters)

 

“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”

 

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

 

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”

 

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”

 

“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”

 

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” (Darn maybe Web Marketing For Dummies is right?)