Saturday, November 22, 2008

Raven's Wordzzle 40B

Today's Link
Down River Drivel

Saying for the Day
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
~Hannah Whitall Smith

Picture of the Day
(1972 From the Archives)

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
Who this week supplied two lists so this is list B if you want to see stories from the A list scroll down. I did those yesterday..
Ten words: pipe organ, ravages of time, lottery tickets, angelic music, five x five, boxes of books, flattery will get you nowhere, yodelling, pig tails, knitting needles
Mini challenge: canary yellow, grizzly bear, out of the frying pan into the fire, simpleton, Ministry of Crazy Walks

All fifteen words and the on going adventures of
Agent 012

AS he saw old five by five flying through the air toward the bed Agent 012 did the only sensible thing he could. He rolled off and under. Fortunately he did not roll far under because when Cinnamon hit the bed all the springs on that side snapped and went straight down into the floor. Poor Agent 012 would have looked like somebody pushed knitting needles through him, making him a holey man .
Rolling back out he jumped to his feet and raced to the door but without his shoes he kept sliding looking like somebody from the Ministry of Crazy Walks rather than a trained agent.
Panicking he opened the first door he saw and there was and old pipe organ clearly showing the ravages of time. Piled on top of it were boxes of books, old lottery tickets, and a folder marked “Angelic Music”. He triad to imagine Cinnamon singing angelic music but it was much easier to picture her with canary yellow pig tales yodelling some song about a grizzly bear. He also noticed there was no other door out of this room.
Suddenly she was pounding on the door promising to be good if he came out.
“I’m no simpleton” he thought. “There is no way that she will be good. She’s crazy.”
“Your so wonderful “ she said “ I just want to look at you I promise I won’t touch”
Flattery will get you nowhere” he muttered under his breath. At that point the door began to give way from her constant pounding.
With no way out he may have gone out of the frying pan into the fire.

Ten Words and the ongoing Adventure of Agent 012
Sliding behind the pipe organ he waited for her entry. The door flew open and she charged in still wearing only the necklace. He pushed the boxes of books so that they fell knocking her to the floor. Holding the angelic music folder in front of him so he wouldn’t have to look at her he bolted for the door. He was slower now than ten years ago the ravages of time had their effect on his body.
But he reached the next doorway in the hall. Entering he found himself in a long storage closet. Looking around he saw a five by five crate of artificial pig tails in every color you could imagine. “Who needs that many pig tails ?” he thought “ The rich certainly are crazy”. A picture of Cinnamon wearing the almost purple pig tail and sitting in the rocking chair with knitting needles popped into his mind. It was so funny a picture he almost started to laugh.
Alongside the pig tail box was another box of old lottery tickets. He wondered if that was how she got her millions.
Now he could hear her outside this door yodeling some song about his being the greatest hero ever.
“Flattery will get you nowhere”, he muttered again.

Five Word Mini and the On Going Adventures of
Agent 012

Looking through the peephole in the door he saw that she was now wearing a canary yellow dress as she danced up and down the hall yodeling his praises. She looked for all the world like something out of Monty Python’s Ministry of Crazy Walks.
Aside from his mother-in-law and the Chief there wasn’t much that Agent 012 was afraid of. He once wrestled a grizzly bear and won. But he was afraid of her. She terrified him. It wasn’t because he was a simpleton . After all he was one of the smartest agents in the Agency. Everybody knew that. But this lovey dovey stuff petrified him.
Then it got strangely quiet He looked into the hall and couldn’t see her. This was his chance to run for the car. He stepped out into the hall only to be met with Cinnamon holding the gun from his fanny pack. He forgot it was even there.
Again he had stepped out of the frying pan into the fire.

Agent 012 and the Vanity Wordzzle
This week's vanity wordzzle used the words: bookends, water, cardboard box, candles, carpet, mauve, silky, extrapolate, nonchalant, boisterous, absolve, cousin.

Now she had him. There were no cardboard boxes to push and no carpet to pull out from under her. He belonged to her. Now he would have to look at her in her canary yellow silky dress and he would love her. She would go with him to the master bedroom and light some romantic candles. There with the picture window allowing them to see the now placid water of the lake she would have him as she had her cousin Frank years ago. What a boisterous time that was . Frank gave her the almost pornographic bookends that he made for her in prison and now they held all of her sex books. That stupid jury would not absolve him of that tiny little bank robbery . It had been hard for her to act nonchalant around Frank after that knowing she had turned him in. But now she had a good guy to love her, a hero. Perhaps she should put on her mauve nightgown it was really sexy.
While all of this went on in Cinnamon's brain Agent 012 was trying to extrapolate the facts of his condition and find a way out. But there was no way out as long as she had the gun. Indeed horrible, disgusting images flashed through his mind of the two of them in the Master bedroom. It might be better, he thought, to let her shoot him.
This was not going to be his night.

All Fifteen Words in one Sentence
The five by five , boxes of boxes of books , knitting needles, and old lottery tickets, showing the ravages of time were piled on the old pipe organ where Doris Simpleton from the Ministry of Crazy walks with her canary yellow pig tails flying was yodeling what she thought was angelic music but though flattery will get you nowhere really sounded like a grizzly bear that had jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

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 it’s time to look back at the week in Pigeon Falls and see what else was happening besides young love.
Tuesday– Fred Pemberthy’s stepped out of the frying pan into the fire so to speak. His wife Malinda was already angry at him for losing her tennis bracelet. You know what a mercurial temper she has. When you get her mad she is like a grizzly bear but with canary yellow hair. The simpleton that Fred is it never occurred to him that buying the complete works of Monty Python including the Ministry of Silly Walks would set her off. He should have known. She hates Monty Python.
She accused him of DVD gluttony . She also told him at a time when she was trying to anchor their finances and save money he poured it out like molten lava. Fred took the DVD set back to Wink’s Woods and got his money back. Wink had no desire to face Malinda again.
Thursday – In an unbelievable turn of events a grizzly bear tore Mrs. Maki’s favorite canary yellow sheet off the line where it was drying. This made Mrs. Maki very angry and being something of a simpleton she went after that bear with her biggest frying pan. The bear knocked it out of her hand and stood in it. It was so unreal it looked like something out of a Ministry of Crazy Walks episode. But Mrs. Maki was not through she got the propane torch and lit it and went after that bear. The bear was too wise to step out of the frying pan into the fire so it ran away.

Wrap Up
I finished my blog this morning then went visiting all those listed at Raven's. Such a great group of stories. I am always awed by all that writing ability. Then we did our Saturday thing and went shopping. We started at Menards. I got three two by fours, a sheet of plastic two feet by four feet, a blue Lemax bottom for the lake, and some Styrofoam. Then we went to Linen and Things which is going out of business. Pennie bought lots of stuff but Betty and I didn't buy anything except a container of fancy candy. From there we went to I-Hop for lunch. When we came home Betty and Pennie went to Pennie's office and I stayed home with the dog. I visited thirty blogs. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Dragonstar said...

Poor Agent 012, he's not having a very good time.
And there always seems to be something happening in Pigeon Falls!

3:45 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Gosh you really went for it! :)

I love the way you used

with canary yellow pig tales yodelling some song about a grizzly bear.

all in one sentence!

4:37 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

Ohhhhhh man! Agent 012 has certainly had a BUSY week this week! That poor man is in such need of a vacation! My heart goes out to him...

I can't believe Mrs. Maki going after that bear! It is alllllll over downtown! Everyone you run into is talking about it! Only SHE could get away with it! That bear would have eaten anyone else!

I knOw Daniel is hard study - that is why I can't get any of my people to DO it again for MY benefit! They all keep suggesting I do it on my own... but if it's THAT difficult, it is NOT a study I can do on my own! I don't think we're going to get many takers... I think it will probably just be me and Quilly muddling through... but I just REALLY want to study Daniel! So, this is the best way! (for right now!) :)

5:13 AM  
Blogger Jeff B said...

Poor agent 012, sounds like he's going to be rode hard and put away wet!

Your lungs may not be in the greatest shape, but your mind is as sharp as a tack. Amazing use of the words my friend.

8:16 AM  
Blogger ProclaimingSoftly (PSanafter-thought) said...

The saying for the day is so good. I should have had that advice and taken it to heart when my son still lived at home. Anything he was told to do was the last thing he would do, but I'd get too caught up in it.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

I do love Agent 012. His adventures are always fun. Two days of magnificent wordzzling. Well done! Bravo!

9:10 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

LOL! Only in Pigeon Falls would there really be a live gizzly bear in a frying pan!

I love your Wordzzles, I love Agent 012, and I love that I always leave here with a smile on my face. Thank you, Dr. John.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Russell said...

I am always amazed at your unending creativity!! Goodness!!

The Adventures of Agent 012 are amazing! He certainly got himself in a situation this time!! I still like the stories about Pigeon Falls the best!!

Take care!

2:35 PM  
Blogger Lu' said...

Agent 012, poor fella. He can run but can't really hide. He should just close his eyes and jump in with both feet :) Good job, enjoyable reads.

5:38 PM  
Blogger BJ Roan said...

I love the adventures of Agent 012! And I like reading the News...better than the news on TV!

7:25 PM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Okay the knitting needles and a holey man just cracked me up!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Carletta said...

Well Dr. John - this was a real treat. I love that you just kept the story of Agent 12 going and how you used 'out of the frying pan into the fire' to close most - brilliant ideas.

10:16 PM  
Blogger gabrielle said...

The knitting needles and the reference to stigmata were a crackup!

Loved the adventures of agent 012.

I think my favorite is the news from pigeon falls. Looking forward to the next installment!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

I loved the huge sentence

and I am so fond of 012, he really needs a break but he keeps on going :)

4:38 PM  

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