Saturday, June 20, 2009

Raven's Challenge 69

Today's Link
Aha Moments

Today's Saying
Swallow your pride occasionally, it's non-fattening!
~Author Unknown

Today's Picture
Maggie at her best

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle

This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: sow, close, console, lives, minute, polish ,bass, pussy , complex, resume

For the mini challenge: bow, house, import, intern, sewer

The Mega Challenge as
The Ongoing Adventures of Agent 012

Agent 012 had found the Mercedes of Mellifluous Vandersnot just outside of Drummsy. But the girl, now calling herself Blue Violet, and her friend Tora Tora were no where to be seen. The car was locked up tight . Agent 012 brought out his electronic key simulator console and set it to find the right code and open the door. It set off the car alarm and then after a minute or so the trunk lid flew up. Before he could look in the trunk it closed and the alarm stopped. Then a strange sequence began the alarm would resume and then the trunk would fly open again only to close with the alarm stopping. Agent 012 began to think that his key simulator which was a Polish import was not going to be the answer. The system on the Mercedes was just too complex. So he took his car jack and the next time the trunk opened he jammed in the jack so it couldn’t close. There was smoke and odd noises and suddenly the car doors flew open. Agent 012 looked in the trunk and found a strange bunch of items. There was a dead bass, a bow and arrow, a broken bass fiddle, a plastic sow, a pussy looking bandage, a bottle of furniture polish, a stuffed pussy cat, a very small doll house., and a shirt that had been patched by a very poor sewer. None of this made any sense to him. Why would anybody house all these items in the trunk of a car?
He called the Agency and got Tod Watkins the new intern, as yet unnumbered . Then he described the items to Tom and asked for some ideas. Tom suggested that they sounded like items from a scavenger hunt. Agent 012 told him not to talk foolishness when the lives of two young people were at stake.
AS he hung up Agent 012 wondered how an intern that had such an impressive resume could come up with such stupid answers. Lacking any constructive Agency help, and being sure the items were of no import, Agent 012 decided to go over the rest of the car looking for any minute detail that could help him find the couple. But the search yielded nothing. Finishing his examination of the car he tried valiantly to lock it up but couldn’t. An old saying kept coming to his mind “ What you sow you shall also reap.” It was, of course, his fault that the doors wouldn’t lock . On his last try the front door swung open hitting him, as he was standing too close, and knocking him down an embankment into a creek. The creek smelled like it was the discharge of some sewer system and Agent 012 now smelled the same.
This was not turning out to be his day.

The ten word challenge-Poor Pussy Cat

The bedraggled pussy lived in an apartment complex in Mudville but she was a long way from home. She had jumped up into that truck to get the dead bass that was lying there just as the truck left for the country. The truck belonged to a Polish worker on the Janson farm complex and that fish was supposed to be his supper. He was not at all happy to find a cat eating it and threatened to take all nine of her lives. In fact she lives only because she leaped from the truck and ran to the barn which was close. He chased after her but then decided to just close the barn door and resume chasing her later . He was already late for his next task which was to sow some seed in the upper forty. After that he had to feed the owner’s prize sow. The poor cat knocked a bottle of furniture polish off the top of an old console on its way to what seemed to be a minute hole in the barn wall. It squeezed through the hole and headed down the road to Mudville If she got home she knew her owner would take her up in his arms and console her. But now she had to get home. And minute by minute she did.

The mini challenge-Dr. House

Dr. House the in house surgeon was asked to house the new intern at his house. He responded by telling them they would have to intern the intern somewhere else as he was interning nobody at his house. It seems his sewer had backed up and even his renter who was a sewer by trade had left because of the odor. The committee felt the odor would be of no import because they could import some crystal substance that would absorb it. So Dr. House agreed and if he wasn’t so bow legged he would have taken a bow.

All fifteen words in one sentence -Sow Saving

The Veterinary Intern , Bass House, at the last minute wanted to close his bow import business and resume the use of his electric console in the complex treatment of the pussy, sewer smelling, growth on the back of the Polish sow thus saving the lives that would be lost if the disease spread.

Of course the dragons were busy today you can see them HERE.
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 at the week in Pigeon Falls
Monday– Jon Bergalls prize sow got lose because his son failed to close the gate on the pigpen. While Donna tried to console the daughter and assure her that the pig lives Jon went looking for the animal knowing that every minute counted. He found it in the far pasture snuggling up to a Moose.
Wednesday– Tommy UK and Tammy thought they could just resume life as usual. But things turned out to be very complex and that was not a possibility. Some people thought they were aliens pretending to be them. So Tammy came right back to her house from school and played with the pussy cat. It knew who she was.
Thursday –The town has a new intern in the Public Works Department whose responsibility is the sewer system. He thinks they need to import a new console to control the process. In the light of his impressive resume the council may go along with him.
Friday-Geogof Anderson ordered some new polish for his bass fiddle bow. It was supposed to enhance the music played with the bow. Geogof , however, thinks it has had no import at all.

Wrap UP
This was supposed to be a day spent with my grandsons. It started out okay except it was a really hard breathing day. We went out to lunch and I became ill so we dropped the family at the next place they were going and Penny brought me home. I spent the rest of the day either in bed or in the bathroom. I feel a bit better now. It is both hot and muggy . Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger anthonynorth said...

More great uses of the words. I like Agent 012 - whenever he has a bad day, mine is enhanced.

1:20 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Aye! )12 just squished by here and he stinks to high heaven! Phew!

Poor Tammy -- I suspect Tommy is used to this stuff by now.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

You always do a great job with the words Dr. John. I haven't played this week, I just wasn't inspired at all.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Rinkly Rimes said...

Your dogs have appeared in several shots. You must be very fond of them.

5:04 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Poor Agent 012. He always has such a hard time, so your stories can be so good.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

That is a PERFECT picture of Maggie! She is soooo cute!

I hope you have a MUCH easier breathing day today. (close the house and turn on the air! Put on more sweaters!)

You know... I FEEL for 012... I had to replace some metal flanges in a sludge TANK once when I was sheetmetal worker... it's really not fun to stink like that!

Loved the bow legged Dr. House! That one just tickled me today -- you really had fun playing with these words and getting as many uses as possible out of them this week!

Glad the Bergalls found their sow... what with Giant Spiders and things wandering around... Things will die down for Tommy and Tammy soon. Until then, I guess some down time might be just what they need!

7:34 AM  
Blogger DawnTreader said...

I especially liked the Poor Pussy Cat, and the Dr House story! :)

8:01 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

Thanks for this weeks collection of homonyms.... I enjoyed all your stories and your double (and even triple?) use of them. Well done.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

I forgot to say what a sweet puppy Maggie is...

8:40 AM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

Dr. House sounds a bit like Dr. Seuss!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Baron's Life said...

Swallow your pride occasionally, it's non-fattening!
~Author Unknown
So very good...poor the pussy

9:18 AM  
Blogger the watercats said...

Enjoyable as ever! I liked this weeks words, the way people read them differently, I didn't even think of using "sewer" as "sewer"...if you get me! :-D

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That'll teach Agent 012 for buying a Non-American made console LOL. Poor thing getting swatted down to a sewer smelling creek...he has more bad days than good. Dr. House story was excellent. Maggie is adorable :) Aloha

11:04 AM  
Blogger kcinnova said...

Poor Agent 012... his kitty might not come near him, but his dog will still love him.

I saw a dog that looked like Maggie on a dog adoption site. I nearly filled out the application.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Cherie said...

Looks like everything posted as planned. Hope you're having a wonderful time with your grandkids! Maggie looks beautiful! :)

11:23 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

012's theme song: "If it wasn't for bad luck, I've have no luck at all"

I had to laugh at his attempt with the Mercedes, sounded like he is tech challenged. I can empathize.

12:16 PM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

It sounds like 012 is having a Poopy Day. Best one yet Dr John.

A Blessed Weekend for you and Betty.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Alice Audrey said...

yah know, sometimes moose like that sort of thing. I'm sure the pig was fine.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Lou said...

The humid weather make it harder for you to breathe? I hope your day is better tomorrow.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Melli said...

Praying for you to have a MUCH MUCH better breathing day tomorrow... *sigh*

7:50 PM  
Blogger KB said...

Hope you feel better soon. Love the pic of Maggie.

10:10 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Agent 012 has a little of Inspector Clouseau in him, doesn't he? Great use of all the words in so many ways, double meanings included..

11:16 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

I liked your stories. Agent 012 had another bad day, but it seems to be something he's good at. At least he was able to get in the car, even if he can't figure out anything from it. He might check the trench in Pigeon Falls and see if Blue Violet and Tora Tora went there. In the ten word story, the cat got to eat some of the bass, so that must count for something, even if some trouble came of it. In the mini story about Dr. House, I thought it was funny when he turned out to be bow-legged. In the one sentence story, it sounds like we need more good people like the veterinary intern. In the Pigeon Falls story, it's too bad that some people won't accept Tommy and Tammy as real, but I guess you can't please everybody. Of course, there's always the chance that they aren't real.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

3:44 AM  
Blogger Finding Pam said...

I think today's stories were superb! Excellant use of all the words. Hope your breathing improves.

6:31 AM  
Blogger gabrielle said...

The opening sequence with Agent 012 and Mercedes was hilarious. I hope he didn't draw too much attention to himself.

Thanks for the homonyms; it inspired some wonderful stories.

Wishing you a happy father's day!

12:12 PM  

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