Saturday, November 15, 2008
This word challenge is from Raven's nest. The idea is to use all of the words listed in a coherent paragraph or two. You may do just the word challenge and/or the mini challenge or mega word challenge.Thanks for playing. For those who are new, here are some guidelines to make the challenge more fun.
Here's my ten word challenge: palace, hypocrite, canned air, telephone, biscuit, pinball, acorn, customary, fruit juice, waterfall
The Purple Pinball Palace is very extraordinary in that it has a waterfall with beautiful dancing waters that shower the customers with unsurpassed joy. It is customary at a pinball palace to have many fascinating arcades games.
Upon entering the palace one sees people of all ages enjoying the games, except for one elderly gentleman sitting in the corner alone drinking fruit juice and eating a biscuit. Who was this old man? Why did he not smile? He carefully studied the faces of all the players, but never spoke to anyone.
The old man's nickname was "Acorn" and he was an old curmudgeon. When he was a young man, he had an idea for an invention that he thought would change his life forever. He invented canned air, but his friend Harry, was a hypocrite and lied to him about promoting his invention.
He never achieved the accolades that he deserved, until one day a telephone call would change all that. The plans for his invention had been hidden in his friend's safe and upon his death, his last wish was to reconcile what he had done to Acorn many years ago. Finally, restitution was made and the owner of the Pinball Palace's was none other that Acorn.
MINI CHALLENGE: buyer's remorse, lava, haphazard, mildew, soup to nuts
Have you ever watched an infomercial and got caught up in the promotion of that product? Well, that is exactly what happened to me the other night. I made a haphazard purchase to buy a lava soap that is suppose to kill mildew. I had buyer's remorse and tried to return the lava soap, but was told that in order to return my purchase that would be like making soup to nuts. I thought "soup to nuts?" What are they talking about? Oh, I got it. It means that I am stuck with this soap and no returns. That's a new one on me.
This week's vanity wordzzle used the words: Vortex, lily, ineluctable, pernicious, trout, May Pole
The ineluctable swarm of bees looked like the vortex of a tornado coming at us. These pernicious bees had made a huge nest on top of the May Pole and were agitated from all the children playing around the pole. With a moments notice, we had to run for our lives and think fast. We jumped in the coldest stream with the trout.
Momma is not going to believe the day we had or how much trouble we got into, so my brother picked her a lily from the banks of the stream and my other brother caught some of the trout to give as peace offering to momma so we would not get in trouble. Momma laughed and was thankful that the bees did not sting us. She cooked the trout and put the lily in a vase.