Saturday, November 15, 2008

Raven's Wordzzle 39

Today's Link
Celtic Wanderings

Saying for the Day
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath

Picture of the Day
(From the Archives)

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: palace, hypocrite, canned air, telephone, biscuit, pinball, acorn, customary, fruit juice, waterfall
Mini Challenge: buyer's remorse, lava, haphazard, mildew, soup to nuts

The Mega Challenge in the Ongoing adventures of Agent 012
Cinnamon Homonym continued to run her fingers through Agent 012’s hair until he couldn’t take it any more and asked her to stop.
“But you saved me and I love you” she responded. “I would be a hypocrite to act in any other way”
Somewhere in the Agent’s Little Soup to Nuts Manuel he remembered there was a customary way to handle a hostage in the haphazard chance they fell in love with you. But for the life of him as she poured out her love like lava from a volcano he couldn’t think of it. Instead he had trouble breathing feeling like he was inhaling canned air that was filled with the smell of mildew. That odor was coming from her as she snuggled closer. She hadn’t had a bath since she was captured and she didn’t smell that great before. “If only he could find a waterfall to throw her under” he thought but was sure that wasn’t in the Manuel.
“Let’s stop for some fruit juice and a biscuit “ he said pushing her away.
“ Who can eat when their in love” she replied snuggling up close again.
He pulled into the Palace Gas Station and checked out the pumps. They had Royal, Super Royal , and Acorn Royal, so he filled the car up with Royal which was their cheapest brand. And went to the rest room. There he pulled out the Manuel. Opening it quickly he saw the heading Buyers Remorse, which was a strange heading for an Agency Manuel. It wasn’t the Agency Manuel it was his wife’s “Everything you Need to Know About Life and Pinball”. She must have the Agency Manuel. His one last hope was the shoe phone, the telephone in his shoe. He dialed the Agency and got a recording that said “ Because of Veteran's Day we are closed until tomorrow. Have a nice day.
Darn those government holidays he thought as he could hear Cinnamon pounding on the door.
This was definitely not his day.

The Mega Challenge in one sentence
Dr John sucking on his canned air was having buyer’s remorse over his telephone purchase of the lava palace sold to him by that hypocrite who said it contained all the customary things from soup to nuts including an acorn pinball machine, a fruit juice waterfall, and a years supply of biscuits but neglected to mention the mildew which covered things in a a haphazard manner.

The Ten Word Challenge as a receipe
It is Saturday and time for our customary recipe of the week.
This week we give you the wonderful string egg on a biscuit with acorn sauce.

You will need a bottle of canned air, a can of Palace Acorn Sauce though Waterfall Acorn Sauce will do almost as well, ( under no circumstances use Pinball Acorn Sauce ) , two sticks of butter, a biscuit, and a cup of sugar.
Now break the two eggs into two cups of water in a large bowl.
Pass canned air through the eggs causing the eggs to form strings ( Do not use too much air).
Put the bowl in a microwave and cook for one minute.
Strain off the water.
Pour the can of acorn sauce into a bowl, add the butter melted, and the sugar.
Stir constantly until the mixture looks right.
Cut a biscuit in half and put the stringed egg on it pour a reasonable amount of sauce over it.
Cover with other half.
Can be eaten with a nice glass of fruit juice.
This is so good that you would not be a hypocrite if you ran to your telephone and described to your best friend how wonderful it is.
As always –Good Cooking

Mini Challenge as a medical advertisement
Do you suffer from buyer’s remorse, lava breath, haphazard bowel movements, or mildew feet ? Suffer no longer. Ask your doctor about CUREITTALL. The new multi use drug developed by the Soup to Nuts Drug Company. Warning certain minor side effects have been known to occur including brain rot, total body paralysis, extreme tongue swelling, and blindness. If you find yourself floating above the floor call your Doctor immediately as this may be a sign of permanent gravity loss. Don’t forget ask your doctor if CUREITALL is right for you.
Vanity Wordzzle
This week's vanity wordzzle used the words: Vortex, lily, ineluctable, pernicious, trout, May Pole

It was an ineluctable fact that the May Pole was a pagan symbol. Pastor Mike Trout had made that clear to his Church which had had one every year , forever, Now he was caught in a veritable vortex of hatred swirling around him.
“How could anything with lilies and children be pagan ?” they demanded to know.
“ Pastor Fred, never said anything like that” they added.
Pastor Mike could see the pernicious effect this Pagan evil was having on his congregation.
But when the choice came between the May Pole or Pastor Mike the congregation fired Pastor Mike.

The Mini Challenge in News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal
It is Saturday and time to look back over the week to see what we missed in Pigeon Falls
Tuesday Mrs. Klive Clark suffered a bad case of buyer’s remorse over the mildew cream she bought from the “Soup to Nuts” home housewares catalog. She wanted to clean off the mildew that grew on her shower wall in a somewhat haphazard manner. But the cream scratched her shower wall worse than the Lava Soap she had been using. The bottle carries a no return label. Needless to say Klive is not happy either.
Friday– Having spent the week covering in a haphazard manner everything from soup to nuts about the three symbols the Tommy Club was no further ahead. Tommy UK said that sometime he felt that trying to prevent the shadow in the driblet was like trying to keep lava from running down hill or mildew from growing in the shower. It just can’t be done.
Tammy was even feeling a bit of buyer’s remorse over the World Book Of Symbols she bought which turned out to be no help at all.

Wrap Up
In the morning I scanned 80 slides. The new scanner is working very , very well. These are very old slides and many of the people in them are dead which was a little depressing. But there were a few family pictures from when my kids were young. In the afternoon my son Peter and family came. Peter, Betty and Lori put out the Christmas display. Two of the trees didn't work. The angels wings won't light up. Peter put the lights up along the roof. There is no way Betty or I could have done that. Plus they carried the heavy stuff up from the basement. I spent the time with the grandkids. Then I did a little blogging. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Anonymous quilly said...

I love your imagination, Dr. John. And your Wordzzles are kind of fun, too.

I played today, as well.

3:52 AM  
Blogger Jeff B said...

To say that any one is my favorite would do injustice to the others, so I'll just say note that I liked them all.

5:26 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

Oh! You were feeling FRISKY this week! Very very clever with the recipe and the add! (i'm gonna have to try that recipe i guess...)

Poor Pastor Mike... church's can be sO unforgiving! And so reluctant to hear that which they don't WANT to hear!

OY! I was thinking about getting some of that mildew cream... I'm glad I've been warned!

7:35 AM  
Blogger ProclaimingSoftly (PSanafter-thought) said...

regarding the quotation: I've been having trouble the last several months writing about the things I feel most deeply. Maybe I have some kind of self-doubt about putting them down, as if they aren't worthy thoughts.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Finding Pam... said...

Agent 012, What a great collection of stories. I loved them all!!!
Very, very good, Dr. John! You made me giggle out loud...thanks for making me laugh. hahaha!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Anndi said...

I laughed so hard I made myself dizzy!

"she didn't smell that great before"! Bwahahahahahahahahaha!

The small print... hehehe

I bow to you, Sir... for you are the King of Wordzzle!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

I always love poor agent 012 and his travails.... but I think my favorite this week was the medical advertisement. So on target.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Carver said...

Great Sylvia Plath quote and fun photograph. Very creative post.

11:05 AM  
Blogger juliana said...

you guys are just too good at this wordzzle thing!

11:52 AM  
Blogger tsduff said...

You Dr. John are having WAY too much fun playing with words... I was especially proud of the way you used lava so many different ways :D Loved reading your creative writings.

12:43 PM  
Blogger B. Roan said...

I was lovin' the recipe until I got to the medical advertisement, then I lost it! Hilarious.

5:06 PM  
Blogger bettygram said...

I liked the receipe,but enjoyed them all.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Oh that old picture has me laughing, I love it, just love it.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

work took away my wordzzling time this week

I love the medical advert and the recipe - I have canned air for the PC cleaning so I guess I'll need to try it.

8:54 AM  

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