Thursday, December 31, 2015

PLEASE JOIN MY FAVORITE MUPPET FOR ODE TO JOY

 Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

I wish you a happy new year with a video of my favorite Muppet--Beaker.



Peace be with you as you greet 2016.

I shan't participate in the January 1, 2016, Battle of the Bands. I have lots of work to do, but that's a good problem. Besides, Lord Franklin and Lady Penelope join me in my turret of the castle while I edit.

Lady Penelope approaches his Lordship as he lounges on the sofa,
tail and one white paw clearly visible.
"Please, may we visit the queen?"Lady Penelope inquires.

"We must watch quietly while Queen Junebug works,"
grownup Franklin cautions the much younger Penelope.


Happy New Year!

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

P.S. The image of Beaker with the violin is really Sherry Ellis of Mama Diaries. How clever of you, Sherry, to get a makeover as Beaker.

41 comments:

  1. Hi Janie - Happy 2016 to you all and to Penelope and Franklin ... the Muppets always amuse. Sherry is amazingly clever ... cheers to you both for your hard work, and inspiring us with your posts ...

    Good luck and a very happy year ahead .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Sherry is quite clever. I don't know how she managed to make herself look exactly like Beaker.

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  2. It's good Franklin and Penelope have each other to watch over you. Happy new year.

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    1. They are such good friends. It makes me happy that they stay in my office most of the day, very close to one another.

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  3. Beaker is adorable and hilarious! Thanks for the giggle. Will miss you on this next Battle of the Bands but will look forward to future installments. Don't work too hard! Take some time for yourself and enjoy the dawning of a brand new year. Happy New Year to you! Tell Penelope and Franklin I said Hi...

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Penelope and Franklin send you wet, sloppy kisses. I do not. Happy New Year!

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  4. Hugs to you for the New Year. I mailed the new book to you yesterday, so be on the lookout!

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    1. You are so kind and thoughtful. I love seeing the finished product.

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  5. Glad you are starting out the new year busy as a bee! And with such good company, too. ;) Happy New Year, Janie!

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  6. The lordship looks like a Yeti:) Love Beaker and that is a great Band post to end the New Year with. Happy New Year and see you next year!:)

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    1. Lord Franklin looks a bit scruffy although he hasn't grown a winter coat.

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  7. Loved the video--Happy New Year, Janie!!

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  8. I love Muppet Day at your house! Happy sweet 2016, Janie and friends.

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  9. Damn I love the muppets, and those two old guys from the balcony always crack me up. Happy New Year, Janie:)

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    1. The two old "guys" in the balcony are Willy Dunne Wooters and me.

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  10. That Ode to Joy is great. I feel like Jimmy Fallon would love it :)

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  11. That IS a good problem, Janie. Happy new year :))

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  12. Are you saying that ISN'T you directing the orchestra? Gee whiz, I totally missed that one. I thought I remembered you having that shirt.

    Happy, happy New Year, dear friend. Let's whoop it up, geezer style.

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    1. Oh, my. Geezer style is pretty wild around here. We had Mexican food on New Year's Eve.

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  13. Have a regal and royal new year!

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    1. Why, thank you. We shall, and I mean we as in the royal wee.

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  14. I love the Muppets!
    Especially the Swedish chef. I sounded a lot like him on New Year's Eve.

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  15. Happy 2016 I hope your holidays were wonderful

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  16. Janie Janie- I love the Beaker video. I stopped by for the battle only to find out there is no battle this time. I am catching up can you tell? wishing you a Happy New year!!!!

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    1. Other people have battles. I dropped out for the current battle because I have so much editing to do.

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  17. Happy New Year! Too much work is always a good thing. Or at least I try to tell myself that as I'm neck deep in unfinished writing/blog posts/editing/yard work/grooming/whatever.

    May your 2016 be as wonderful as Beaker (also my favorite Muppet).

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    1. I'm thrilled that you hold Beaker in such high esteem.

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  18. Beaker is awesome, but my favourite is the Swedish Chef. Because he's one of the few people who can rhyme with Jeff.
    Not really, but he is my favourite.

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    1. Jeff the Swedish Chef: Now talk like the chef.

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    2. Mer da skirmee dermee da chicken. Mork mork mork!

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    3. Outstanding! You need to make a video. You can wear a chef's hat and apron.

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