Friday, May 05, 2006


Here's a pseudo-medieval joke for you, to start your Friday. More later after writing session!

These friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not. He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him. So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest thug in town to "persuade" them to close. Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop.

Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that only Hugh can prevent florist friars.

Medieval Word of the Day: renay: to renounce, abjure (one's faith, God, lord, etc.)


Anonymous said...

Groan. Lol! Until the punchline, your joke was reading like a scene from my novel . . . hmmm! (It was already on the cutting block - not sure whether it will fit into the restructured thriller-style plot!)

I've really been enjoying your blog -- & meaning to jump in & comment more often. Things have been a little crazy here, per the usual, & pregnancy a little harder than expected (but baby's fine).

At any rate, I have you to thank for dragging me into the blogosphere. I've been reading you, and some of your "daily reads," and . . . I'm hooked! A new addiction to go along with the Starbucks mocha.

One with wonderfully bad jokes!*G*

- Jennifer

Susan Adrian said...

Hi Jennifer! {waving happily}

Great to see you stop by. And I'm so glad you're enjoying the blog--though I know what you mean about "addiction". It can get crazy if you let it.

Glad to hear the baby's send me an email with more details if you get a chance!


Anonymous said...

Heading out to the swingset now, but I'll shoot you an e-note soon. Have been meaning forever to post or otherwise tell you funny story about Ellie and . . . Sophie! (Ellie saw her pic on the Forum and her name sounds French, like she might be one of Madeline's friends from Paris . . . )
-- J

Anonymous said...


I so love bad jokes. That was a goodie. [g]


P.S. [waving to Jennifer] Hi Jennifer!!