Saturday, November 08, 2008

Raven's Wordzzle 38

Today's Link
Lucy's Frugal Living

Saying for the Day
If I'm trying to sleep, the ideas won't stop. If I'm trying to write, there appears a barren nothingness. ~Carrie Latet
The Picture of the Day
(Pete & Pat-from the Archieves)

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: France, cold weather, backhoe, light and shadow, Humane society, ambivalent, “Happy Birthday, Sarah Jane,” Martians, Thanksgiving Day Parade, green eyes
Mini Challenge: she’ll be comin' round the mountain when she comes, pumpkin pie, yellow jacket, short-changed, life after 50

First all fifteen words in the ongoing adventures of Agent 012
Agent 012 , ignoring the arrow sticking out of his Fanny pack turned and faced the archer. He fired his belt buckle gun hitting the archer in the knee and causing him to fall banging his head on a nearby backhoe. Rushing forward Agent 012 entered the shanty.
“She just had to be there. She had to be there.” He said to nobody in particular.
And there she was, Cinnamon Homonym , tied in a perpendicular position to a rocking chair ,as usual. Where did they get all those rocking chairs, he wondered just before he cut her loose. She threw her arms around him crying “My hero, my hero”. Nobody had called him a hero since France when he solved the “Light and Shadow” case. Even that praise was rather ambivalent in as much as he had blown up the office of the French Humane Society in the process. To this day he thinks there were Martians in that building getting ready to destroy the earth. Sometimes he can still see their horrible glowing green eyes.
But here was Cinnamon Homonym calling him a hero and she meant it. The chief would have to see what a powerful asset he was.
As she was shivering in the cold weather that had blown into Chicago he put his yellow jacket around her shoulders and helped her into the super car. He didn’t even notice the way she was looking at him.; He should have but he didn’t.
As they roared back toward the agency she began to tell him how wonderful he was. Soon this talk made him nervous so he turned on the radio . A voice said “ Happy Birthday, Sarah Jane “ from your secret admirer. Followed by some country singer singing “she’ll be comin' round the mountain when she comes”. For some odd reason it made him think of the big Thanksgiving day parade and pumpkin pie. Last year he was short changed and didn’t get to see one or eat the other.
A man on the radio was saying there is life after fifty if you use some kind of product. He really didn’t listen because Cinnamon began to run her fingers through his hair and purr, like a love sick cat.
He had no idea how bad this day was going to be.

All fifteen words in one sentence
Because of the cold weather Old Green Eyes was ambivalent about riding a backhoe and singing “she’ll be comin' round the mountain when she comes” on the life after 50 float in the Thanksgiving Day parade with the Humane Society light and shadowHappy Birthday, Sarah Jane,” float in front , the yellow jacket Martians float from France behind and not to be short changed the walking pumpkin pies alongside.

The ten Words in a comic book setting
Just two days ago William C Batson IV , reporter , was sitting on the backhoe on his grandfather’s farm shivering in the early cold weather.. Now he ’s sitting in a little café in Paris, France waiting for a contact person and the story of the century.
Then the waiting was over and the contact began.
“Le plume de ma tante is sur la table” he said , hoping he got it right. He wasn’t much for French.
“Yes” said the stranger,” say Happy Birthday, Sarah Jane to her for me.” and pushed a packet across the table.
This was so much more exciting than the Thanksgiving Day Parade he had covered last year. This packet would prove that an American Agent had either bombed the French Humane Society for no good reason or that Martians had invaded the earth. In either case it was not something you could be ambivalent about. According to the top secret report that he now held in his hand titled “ Operation Light and Shadow” there was evidence that not only the Humane Society but both the Interior and Exterior Ministries were now controlled by Martians. The report contained pictures of creatures that looked like giant praying mantissas shape shifting into ugly humans. The world needed to be informed.
Suddenly he felt dizzy and realized there was something in his drink. He looked at the waiter seeing for the first time his horrible glowing green eyes. If only he could say Shazam before he passed out.

And of Course the Expected Song with the five words
She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes, (when she comes).
She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes, (when she comes).
She'll be coming 'round the mountain, she'll be coming 'round the mountain ,
She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes. (when she comes).

The same structure is repeated with the following verses:
She’ll be eatin pumpkin pie when she comes ( yum, yum)
She’ll wear a yellow jacket, when she comes, ( dumb, dumb)
We’ll all be short changed when she comes ,( No, no)
There’ll be life after 50 when she comes, ( Yes, Yes)

This week's vanity wordzzle used the words: snowdrop, palate, boomerang, soft, mushroom, tongue, belt, oblique, fortuitous, lounge

He was in the Boomerang Lounge because of a fortuitous set of circumstances. He had found a coupon good for one free meal in this palate pleasing place. So he ordered the soft tongue in snowdrop mushroom sauce it had a rather oblique taste but it so filled him that he had to open his belt a notch.
"All of this for free" he thought. " A king couldn't live better"
The waiter came with the check and he handed him the coupon. That's when he discovered it was expired. He owed $200.
How many dishes is that he wondered.
News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.
It’s Saturday and time to look back over the week in Pigeon Falls.
Wednesday– The Pemberthys who have always voted Democrat had a big victory party and invited anyone who wanted to come. Mrs. Pemberthy made her famous pumpkin pie and wore the same yellow jacket that she wore after every Packer win, you know, the one with the little green stripes on the arm and the slogan “life after 50” on the back. LeRoy was so happy that this time they didn’t get short changed and the election wasn’t stolen that he rewrote “she’ll be comin' round the mountain when she comes” to fit the occasion and got everybody to sing his version.
Thursday– Our honeymooning couple called Mrs. Pemberthy from Disney World to say they were sorry they missed the big party but they hoped she’d save a piece of pumpkin pie for them or they would feel short changed. Their marriage and the wonderful election results proved that there is life after 50. Not only that but yesterday they saw a bear sing she’ll be comin' round the mountain when she comes in one of Disney’s animations and it made them think of LeRoy. Everything was going well for them except there are a lot of Yellow Jackets and Jarod is afraid of getting stung.
Friday– Herman met Petrovich at Nancy’s yesterday. He told him that the town didn’t need him anymore. They had their own seer. Petrovich replied “ A couple of lucky guess no more qualifies you as a seer than time antlers on a horse makes it a reindeer.” Needless to say this did not please Herman who muttered “ We’ll see”.

Wrap Up
My oxygen dropped below normal for the first time in eight days but not much below. In the morning I visited all the Wordzzle blogs I knew of. Then we left the Fortress and went on a spending spree. We bought stuff for the layout. We ate out at TGI Fridays. That place is expensive and noisy and the food isn't that great. We went to Menard's and got some lumber. In the afternoon when we got back. I visited more blogs and finished this one since Raven's vanity words weren't avaiable until noo. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Melli said...

Uh-oh! I forget -- Is Agent 012 married? I think he'll be okay when that drug they gave Cinnamon Homonym wears off! Maybe.

I bet the writer of "She'll be comin' round the mountain" realllly wishes he'd/she'd thought of YOUR verses! I'm suuure they were MEANT to be there! LOL!

Ahhhh... Battling Seers! Petrovich need not worry...

Glad to hear Amanda & Jarod are having a good time!

4:55 AM  
Blogger Lu' said...

I liked them all. I really felt the hero worship or something else that C.H. was experiencing for 012. Great job.

5:10 AM  
Blogger bettygram said...

Enjoyed them all. Agent o12 should investigate the makers of rocking chairs to see who has ordered a large number.

5:52 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

I think a TV crew needs to come and film The Battle of the Pigeon Falls Seers. Sounds like good tv viewing. I envision something like the battle scene between Dumbledoor and Valdemort in the last Harry Potter movie.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Jeff B said...

Your limitless imagine is outstanding, and the diversity in which you write entertains as well as inspires.

5:59 AM  
Blogger Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Amazing! Simply amazing! ROFL

Ditto on Jeff B's comment above.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

The one and only excuse for wearing a fanny pack; to protect your butt from arrows.


7:29 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

It would take me three days of planning to come up with a story like that!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Oh you're good!

I loved them all but the song was definitely my favourite! :)

9:32 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

All very clever, but the parade float list was the best.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

Creative and clever as always. I think the comic book and the one sentence were my favorites this week.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Cinnamon Homonym?

Dr. John, you are to funny! Funny, funny, funny!

11:33 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

I meant too funny. But you knew that... :-)

11:34 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

the pic of Pete and Pat is so endearing, reminds me of my brothers. One had a sweater exactly like that and the other always wore kerchiefs round his neck. and they're doing the little boy smile - I love how silly and awkward those smiles always look. precious dr john :)

I have decided that Agent 012 is a wonderful cross between James Bond and Get Smart. When they make the movie I will do the marketing, I have an idea LOL

Have a wonderful Sunday Dr. John.

1:11 PM  
Blogger The Crazy Object B. said...

Intretesting picture.
What does fortuitous mean?
P.s latest spanky picture on my blog. just can't get enough pictures of that dog!


3:22 PM  
Blogger Melli said...

YOU are a bloomin' Word MANIAC! But I LOVED your comment in my blog! Gonna have to go check my site meter to see how many minutes it took you to come up with that comment! LOL!

Dennis & Donald are NOTHING alike! Dennis wouldn't be caught DEAD in France! hehehe... well... maybe... if there was a really COOL train! MAYBE.

Guess what? Prayer works! (bet you didn't know that!) Dennis is coming back to the class tomorrow! ONE day and ONE step at a time! Keep prayin' & praisin'!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Melli said...

How'd you DO that? Make my new comment come out on top?

4:26 PM  
Blogger Melli said...

Whoa! Silliness...

4:27 PM  
Blogger Jay Simser said...

Incredible. I don't know how you manage to find the time to do all of these. j

5:09 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

You sure do have a way with words!!!
About expensive, noisy places to eat. I'd rather make a bologna sandwich at home. High prices ruin my appetite!

6:23 PM  
Blogger frizzy scissorhands said...

clever ... and funny.

how many dishes is that, anyway?

9:59 PM  
Blogger Lone Grey Squirrel said...

great fun reading through your stories.

10:14 PM  

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