14 April 2012

Languishing (ironically a day late...)

Oh, A to Z blogging challenge.  We were getting along so well. And then I had this busy Friday the 13th, and I was just too tired to do L. So I beg the blogosphere's forgiveness, and press on.
Unsurprisingly, I was going to write about luck for Friday the 13th. But then, as I clicked on the "new post" button, here on the 14th, I remembered that the name of my blog is Languishing, and decided to go that route instead.  And then I thought about how the blog is named after the 'zine, and decided to just print a bit from the Languishing book I've been working on for four years. I hope you like it.

The Subtitles & Bylines

Almost every paper issue of Languishing has a subtitle, that is, a brief statement after the title on the cover, and often a second subtitle on the first inside page. Often the second one is a sort of mini-definition. Well, sometimes. Anyway, it’s just how we’ve always done it. Jen and Nena wrote all of these: sometimes collaboratively, sometimes not. We like to think they reflect Languishing’s love of words, but then again, we’re both nerdy English types.  Taken out of what little context they were in originally, they make sort of a wacky found poem. When read aloud, each should be prefaced with "Languishing: " Of course.

Anatomically Correct and Proud of It.
Coming to the entire universe from Morris, Minnesota, with a wink and a smile.

Languishing was born in1935 in a 2 room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of a seamstress and a truck driver.
Oh, wait, that was Elvis.

Handmade in Morris with Sparkling Flavor Crystals

Welcome to Spring!  Anyone seen my gopher traps?

This is diet?

Our own little Tropical Paradise.

Winter is for Sissies. Just Say No.

A zine for the common folks, with appetizers, drinks, & dessert all in one

We’re Snuggled Up Together Like Two Birds of a Feather Would Be.

God gave Rock & Roll to you. I think.

To Ease Your Aching Head

Where the Girls Are Cold & the Beer Is Pretty

As if we don't have anything better to do.

A Pocketful of Sunshine

He's a human; you're a mermaid.

If all else fails, use a tourniquet.

Hotter'n Hades but Not as Eternal.

From the Beauty of the Minnesota Prairie to the four corners of the world

A little something for everyone. Well, maybe not you, but most everyone else.
Born and Raised in Minnesota and Still Recovering

Tasty & Fulfilling

Homemade in Hendrum Minnesota Just for You!

Try it. You'll Like It.

Don't be offended. We're not criticizing you directly.

sit on a potato pan otis

It's Hunting Season. Do You Know Where Your Giraffe Is?

Don't pick at it and it'll clear up eventually.

from the great white north to your grubby hands in 10 weeks or less or your money back

Where Have You Been, My Darling Young One?

It's 1997. What Are You Gonna Do About It?

Whatever did you do before Languishing?

A glorious holiday to you and yours from us and ours.

"If not hand in hand to heaven, then hand in hand to hell."

In this issue: everyone gets a pseudonym!

The end of innocence?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have always rather enjoyed the word lust. It seems at times to have a negative connotation, but I still like it. It seems to be a bit of an "active word". Gma S