Tuesday Chatter Weekly


Hi there! Have a seat and enjoy the buzz. You’ll find the Tuesday Chatter Café, a fun place to meet for coffee and a weekly chat. Be kind to one another because what happens here doesn’t stay here. By the way, the tattlers like to talk.

If we were having coffee on this day, Tuesday, February 27th of the year in-

2014-The Swedish Public Employment Service accidentally invited 61,000 people to a job interview in Stockholm resulting in chaos.

2012-5 million emails from private intelligence company, Stratfor, are disclosed by Wikileaks.

1998-1000 years of male precedence ends by giving a monarch’s first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as the firstborn son, agreed upon by Britain’s House of Lords.

1990-It’s the final day of the rum ration in the Royal New Zealand Navy.

1985-U.S.-Farmers converge on Washington demanding economic relief.

1981-Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record Ebony and Ivory.

1974People magazine begins sales.

1964-Italy’s government asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from falling over.

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”- Judy Garland

Word of the weekmasquerade-(noun)-a false show or pretense. A party, dance, or other festive gatherings of persons wearing masks and other disguises, and often elegant, historical, or fantastic costumes. synonyms-pretense, deception, pose, front, act, facade, disguise.

(verb)-pretend to be someone one is not. synonyms-pretend to be, pose as, impersonate.

Words that rhyme or nearly rhyme-abrade, afraid, brigade, charade, conveyed, decayed, dissuade, evade, invade, mislaid, parade, portrayed, surveyed, marmalade, retrograde, serenade.




Profound flashbacks of yesterday

A pompous parade has lost its way

Sheeple in a game of charades

Original ideas often mislaid

Costume masks obscure selfie faces

Perception blurs snapshot places

Festive moments of who’s portrayed

Whilst enjoying their marmalade

A copy/paste as someone else

No face to face with oneself

Those that opt to masquerade

Their alter egos a societal display


Tuesdays are Meet and Greet at the café



Arrowhead Freelance and Publishing

Making the world a richer place, one story at a time


Douglas William Thurstan Smith

An Australian Fantasy/Fiction Writer


Ardor’s Garden

Poetry and Prose


Wood Canvas Artist

Acrylic Painting on Wood


Stop in and say hello to your fellow bloggers!

Visit us each Tuesday at the cafe, and share your creative side! Post a photo, quote, poem or story that shows off your creativity. Let us know what woke up your creative senses and how you’re going to weave your new ideas into your daily routine.

Write a piece on your own blog relating to your topic. Leave a comment, linking back to your post using the link Tuesday Chatter. Or add a Tuesday Chatter tag and pingback to this post. We look forward to learning about what sparks your creativity.

Take a few moments to visit the Go Dog Go Cafe where there is a remarkable cluster of talented writers. I’m one of the Baristas and proud to be a part of this elite group.


Come in and browse through ThusNSuch, my other blog, dedicated to poetry and quotes.





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  19 comments for “Tuesday Chatter Weekly

  1. 02/26/2018 at 10:59 am

    I liked the line: “Sheeple in a game of charades”

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  2. 02/26/2018 at 11:27 am

    Fabulous as always…. now making a coffee in fact!!!

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  3. 02/26/2018 at 11:52 am

    Reblogged this on Business Startup-Bay Area.

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  4. 02/26/2018 at 9:21 pm

    A wonderful poem Franci! Lovely Tuesday chatter

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  5. 02/27/2018 at 7:46 am


    Interesting use of an application function “copy/paste” entwined in your poem to illustrate the masquerade of another. I used last week’s word prompt in today’s post. I hope you’ll decide to drop by. Thanks for hosting! 😉

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    • 02/27/2018 at 11:27 am

      Thank you for visiting the cafe, Cathy. I am on my way to your blog.


  6. 02/27/2018 at 12:26 pm

    Another excellent Tuesday in the Cafe Eugenia. Some excellent facts this week. I bet the New Zealand sailors were mortified 🙂

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  7. 02/28/2018 at 9:23 am

    Wonderful memories of bygone times. Ebony and Ivory gosh, so remember when that was released. And yes lots of Sheeple in the herd mentality still bleating away. Yet nothing changes in the flock..

    Great to be visiting you again Eugenia. and wonderful poetry as always.. The masks have to come off sometimes, I feel slowly corruption is being exposed fleece by fleece..

    Lots of Love your way my friend, I so thank you for your visits.Much love as I return to blog land 🙂

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