Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wordzzle #39


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.

9 comments:

Jeff B said...

Poor Acorn. All those years waiting on his invention. Fun read.

Hey BTW, you're link at Raven's doesn't bring you to your site. Looks like it got cut off part way through.

quilly said...

I am glad Acorn finally got restitution. Too bad it didn't make him happier.

You know, the best thing to do when faced with an infomercial is turn off the set or change the channel.

I am so glad I wasn't out with those kids. I am allergic to bees!

Akelamalu said...

That was a fun read. I loved you called the old man Acorn.

Great stuff!

Dr.John said...

I like a story with a suprise ending. All three were good but I really liked acorn.

bettygram said...

I am glad that Acorn got something from his invention.

Oh watch out for the bees. Good thinking about giving a flower to the mom.

Finding Pam... said...

Thank you for all stopping by and commenting. This wordzzle was hard, so I appreciate all the encouragement. :)

Raven said...

I love all of these. Glad Acorn got his dues at the end and that the kids didn't get into trouble. Lucky for me, I can't afford to buy the things they sell in those infomercials or I'd have a house full of junk. Glad Jeff let you know that your Mr. Linky connection need to be fixed. Glad everyone is so clever that they found you anyway.

Dianne said...

I liked Acorn's story too :) maybe he was happy inside? ;)

I love all the quotes and stuff on your sidebar.

Anndi said...

Good for Acorn, great twist there!

I keep telling my daughter to beware of infomercials, they're almost as bad as SPAM!