When I quote some ‘words of wisdom,’ as dictated by the wild and carefree Maxine,
I seem to have more viewers and more fun comments than almost any other posts.
If you have ever seen the drawings and read ‘her’ witty sarcasm by the artist and
writer named, John Wagner, you will be able to ‘picture in your head,’ how Maxine
looks. Sometimes she has a hat with a flower sticking out of it, other times a ‘beret.’
I like her dark sunglasses and her extra curly white hair, with red earrings peeking
out, on her earlobes. I like her dog with his pointy ears and his silly cross-eyed looks,
sometimes his eyes are just ‘askance’ or expressing skepticism of his owner, Maxine.
Sometimes she looks cranky, other times ‘cross,’ but no matter what her appearance,
I will nod my head, sometimes snigger a little, knowing she understand growing older.
Interesting, isn’t it? That its a man who writes these and draws Maxine with such a
unique character and personality, in such simple strokes. I cannot help myself, I think
of some of my Mom’s apartment neighbors, table mates and her friend, Pooky.
I must admit, my Mom is NOT a cranky woman. . . but she does wear red lipstick, a
hat upon her (thinly haired) head and a smile on her face. There are at least 12 choices
of hats in her coat closet; maybe more! She has Easter hats, a red, white and blue hat,
fall hats, felt hats and ones that look like she is heading out to garden. She has a mirror
by the door, to look at herself, determing which one is the ‘perfect’ match for the day.
Are you ready for some fun!
Do I hear you cheering for Maxine?
Here she comes, both ‘barrels’ loaded and ready to give it her ‘best shots!’
“The only thing preventing me from smashing my alarm every morning is
the fact that it is my cell phone!”
“I finally figured out what I want to be when I get older. . .
3. “Bad Girls”
“There’s a certain age where you can no longer use the term:
‘Good Girl gone Bad.’
“It’s more like,
‘Her old ass should know better!’
“My Doctor told me to start killing people.
Well, not in those exact words. . .
He said I had to reduce the stress in my life. . .
Same thing really!”
5. Cooking fantasies…
“I read recipes the same way I read Science Fiction.
I get to the end and I think, ‘Well, that’s not going to
6. A better place…
“The world would be a nicer place if everyone just
would take a ‘chill pill.’
It would get even better, if some of them choked on it!”
7. This is so true…
“My day starts backwards.
I wake up tired,
and go to bed, wide awake!!”
“Why isn’t the number 11, pronounced, ‘onety-one?'”
9. More musings…
“If 4 out of 5 people ‘suffer’ from diarrhea, does that mean
that one out of five enjoys it?”
“I’m thinking of going roller skating (insert your favorite
dangerous sport… skateboarding, skydiving…)
I could use a couple weeks in a hospital to rest and recuperate.”
Of course, you may use your own form of recreation but I usually
choose wine or desserts to help me feel better.
What helps ‘float your boat?’
Have a fun-filled weekend!