Archive for the ‘Life With Mark And Madeleine’ Category

Limerick Ode To Hubby’s Broccoli

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

I used to hate brocc’li. No more!
It’s a food that I’ve come to adore.
But only if made
By my Mark: Well-sautéed,
Hot and spicy, and garlicked full-bore.

Happy “We Love Broccoli Day!” (March 22)

More Life With Mark And Madeleine

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Madeleine: Nice job on yesterday’s Bee! You got some great words I missed.

Mark: But that makes no sense! I learned them from you.

Madeleine: I didn’t teach you those words. I transferred them.

No Laughing Matter (Limerick)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

When hubby Mark and I watch comedy, his laughter sometimes obliterates the punchlines. And that gives me a good excuse to use another new-to-me word in a limerick:

Hubby Mark has an ear-splitting laugh.
Its volume is way off the graph.
To produce cachinnation,
He needs no libation…
So I call him my much louder half.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Life With Mark and Madeleine:

Mark: Which band is this?

Madeleine: Damn! I need a hint.

Mark: If I phrase it differently, I’ll give it away.

Madeleine: What a great hint!

Mark: What???

Madeleine: No, “Who!”

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Monday, November 26th, 2018

Mark: Alexa says it isn’t going to rain.

Madeleine: Alexa needs to get out more.


Mark: I’m going to reformat and re-post “Life With Mark and Madeleine” of yours from last year.” Is that ok?

Madeleine: Be careful about wearing out your welcome.

Mark: But it was very popular! I’m gonna do it.

Madeleine: Whatever…

Mark: Thanks for your permission.

Madeleine: It wasn’t permission. It was a sigh of helplessness and hopelessness.


Life With Mark and Madeleine:

Madeleine: We have to throw out your Romaine lettuce.

Mark: Why?

Madeleine: There’s another E. coli scare.

Mark: Damn! I just had Romaine in my Greek salad.

Madeleine: How’s your stomach.

Mark: Fine … until now.


Mark: Did you know you can ask Alexa to tell you a story?

Madeleine: I hear enough stories from you.


Madeleine: Are we in the middle of a “Masters Of Sex” episode?

Mark: No, we finished it.

Madeleine: What’s the last thing you remember?

Mark: Finishing it.


Madeleine: “Alexa, bake one potato.”

Alexa: “Hmmm, I don’t know that.”

Madeleine: That’s because you aren’t a microwave.

Mark: Don’t be mean to Alexa!


Happy 41st Meeting Anniversary To Hubby Mark (Limerick)

Friday, April 20th, 2018

I concede this sounds rather insane,
But I found my true love on a train;
Not a club, not a bar,
But the LIRR
Changed my life — gave me Mark Gary Kane.

Life With Mark And Madeleine

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Mark: I’m sorry I’m so nasty to you.

Madeleine: I’m sorry you’re so nasty to me too.

Mark: At least we can agree on SOMETHING.

Mark: We make a great team!

Madeleine: Why?

Mark: We complement each other well.

Madeleine: Thanks for the compliment!

Mark: “You have to hear how this [random scientific innovation] works!”

Me: “You know your techie explanations always hurt my head.”

Mark: “Can’t you at least pretend to listen?”

Me: “How convincingly do I have to pretend?”


Mark: Have you ever heard “Alice’s Restaurant?”

Madeleine: Yes.

Mark. Many people have a tradition of listening to it every Thanksgiving.

Madeleine: I too have a tradition…

Mark: Great!

Madeleine: …of avoiding it.


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Life With Mark Kane

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

(All dialogue guaranteed true)

Mark: “Now that I’ve won, I can go to sleep.” (gazing down, admiringly, at his laptop’s “free cell” screen at 10 pm)

Me: “Remember that Walter Kirn book I mentioned the other day?”

Mark: “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” (still looking down)

Me: “The one about the impostor…”

Mark: “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” (still looking down)

Me: “I just started reading it.”

Mark: “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” (still looking down)

Me: “You’re not listening to me.”

Mark: “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” (still looking down)

Me: “I said you’re not listening to me!”

Mark: “Huh??? Yes, I am.”

Me: “What am I talking about?”

Mark: “Uh…”

Me: “Remember? The Kirn book? I was telling you about it the other day.”

Mark: “Oh yeah.” (surreptitiously typing.)

Me: “You’re looking up “Kirn” in Google aren’t you?”

Mark: “Of course not! I remember you talking about Bruce Kern.”

Me: “I’ve never even heard of Bruce Kern. Stop trying to cheat with Google.”

Mark: “I’m not trying to cheat.”

Me: “Yes you are. I’m talking about WALTER Kirn’s book about the Rockefeller impostor.”

Mark: “Oh, yeah. Jay Rockefeller and the Hamptons.”

Me: “No! “CLARK Rockefeller. Driving a crippled dog from Montana to Manhattan.”

Mark: “Yeah, yeah, yeah.”

Me: “I give up!”