Thursday, February 04, 2010

Far To Go

I was born on a Thursday. 

To find out what day of the week you 
were born on, go to Brain Bashers.

In case you are unfamiliar with it or 
have forgotten it, the old Mother 
Goose Nursery Rhyme goes like this:

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for his 

And the child that is born on the 

Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay. 

I have far to go. Don't I know it. 
Do you think that means I will live a 
long time? 
Will I require several reincarnations? 
Maybe I'll be taking two steps back for 
every one step forward? I think if I had 
a better clue as to where exactly I was 
headed in the first place, I might be 
able to travel in a straighter line thus 
reducing fuel consumption and wasted 
time. I just want to do my part in 
rectifying the global warming problem 
by reducing my energy foot print.

My new version of the old favorite:

Born on Monday you have lots to say
Born on Tuesday, you want to run away
Born on Wednesday, you have bills to pay
Born on Thursday, you bob and sway
Born on Friday, you do okay
Born on Saturday, you like to play
Born on Sunday, you kneel and pray.

What day of the week were you born on?


  1. It's all relative to what planet you came from and which universe you are in.

  2. I was born on Monday. I guess I have one of those non-descript, pleasant enough faces, not really pretty but not hideously ugly either.
    I certainly do have a lot to say and never seem to stop saying it. Well, typing it anyway. I don't tend to talk a lot.

  3. Go figure I was born on Sunday...pffft

  4. I am Friday's child. I can live with that.

  5. I was born on a Saturday and both my children were born on Tuesday.

    I don;t think that "full of grace" thing applies to either of them :-)

  6. Oh no, I'm full of woe, don't want to know but I already looked. I'm Wednesday.

  7. I'm a Tuesday variety - can I stay with filled with grace?
    Fun post.

  8. I was one of Wednesday's woeful children. :)

  9. I was born on all of Mother G's days except for Wednesday.
    This is a clever post, Nessa. I wish I had thought of it.

  10. My friend and I were recently talking about how we as human beings are so hooked onto electronics. Reading this post makes me think back to that discussion we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

    I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as memory becomes less expensive, the possibility of copying our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could encounter in my lifetime.

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  11. Interesting thoughts and that too from a familiar rhyme. Good post!!

  12. I'm Wednesday's child. Full of woe.

    Maybe that's because I have bills to pay.

  13. Only the best people are born on Thors day. Better still if it is in March and on the 25th!

  14. What a cool post! Of course, now I feel a bit depressed though, as I was born on a Wednesday. Hmmm.

  15. d.o.b Wednesday! I just checked it on iCal!

    Bluddi Wednesday! I'll never get over it! Oh, oh, oh!
    I'm doomed to a life of unremitting sadness and woe!
    Like the pome says -
    "Some are born to true delight.
    Some are born to endless night."
    Couldn't my Mom have waited just ONE more day?
    Then I'd been on my way somewhere, instead of sitting here feeling bloggin' miserable.

  16. According to this rhyme, my life should be full of woe, but I don't see my life as being all that bad! :) Maybe I was really born on a Tuesday or a Thursday and my birth certificate is wrong. LOL

  17. how funny - my coworkers and I were just discussing this at lunch a few days ago!!
    I was born on Wednesday, and I felt more full of woe when I found out! I'm not really woefull.....

  18. Saturday! Which seems appropriate because I play at almost everything I do.