Wednesday, February 28, 2007

haiku

Weariness curls up

in my flesh and bones like a

cat on the landing.

Fibonacci Poem


I

find

myself

wondering

how long vibrant art

takes to become a phantom sign.


Photo by: Osquer

One Word - so little time - 60 second writing exercise [surreptitious]

Her surreptitious entry into the race was about to become very public. She shuddered to think what her father would do when he saw her mounted on his own brother's horse, but her uncle believed in her ability. He also supported her right to try to succeed in the career of her choice. What her father didn't know was that her mother secretly supported her, too.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

haiku


Imaginary

beasts are a comfort compared

to real life monsters.

One Word - so litle time - sixty second writing exercise [ambit]

It wasn't until they'd bloodied his nose and taken his earnings that he realized that he'd wandered into the ambit of a rival gang of newsies. He was going to have to watch how far downtown he wandered in the future. That or he was going to have to find a way to get into the other boys' good graces.

Monday, February 26, 2007

haiku


Spent tulips, looking

like inverted umbrellas,

stand in the corner.


Photo by: Osquer

haiku (for Dad)

Though my life has touched

each point on the spectrum, the

light of love shines through.

One Word - so little time [spectrum]

"When I told you that you could change the color of your room, I did expect you to at least choose one end of the spectrum," Daddy grumbled, standing in the doorway, arms akimbo.

Sally sat in the middle of her now rainbow colored room putting the final touches on some daisies that she'd painted on the carpet.

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I actually did this word once before, but I had a totally different idea this time. Thanks, Dad.

The Pick Osquer's One Word Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating. So, here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

haiku (Happy 6 Month Anniversary Jay!)


Blossoms do not last

six months long, but our love will

continue to grow.

haiku (for Rob)

living and watching

are the choice between drama

and a comedy

OneWord - so little time [drama]

To me the drama going on in the fish tank was far more interesting than what was happening on the red carpet. A few defrosted bloodworms in the water had caused quite a stir among the quickly darting fish. The paparazzi might be just as nimble, but their subjects had less substance than the rapidly disappearing bate.



* * * * * * *

Thanks for a timely word, Rob. After all, it's Osquer night! ;-p

Please don't think I hate actors. I just find the Oscar pre-shows to be a bit vapid.

The Pick Osquer's One Word Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating. So, here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

haiku


Seagulls squawking in

the parking lot...guess they don’t

like the cold either.

Photos by: Osquer

One Word - so little time - sixty second writing exercise [vestige]

The occasional dull pang in her heart was the last vestige of his once powerful presence in her life. Really, she hardly even thought of him anymore and when she did it was almost completely without the pain that she had thought would never leave her. Perhaps, just perhaps it would soon be time to begin again...perhaps.

* * * * * * *

Today's word kindly supplied by Jay.

Friday, February 23, 2007

haiku (for Mom)


Golden lilies nod

at me knowingly as I

search for a subject.


Photo by: Osquer

55 Fiction Friday


Jessica took a deep breath and began, “As I’m sure you can tell from my accent, I spent the early part of my life in America. Until recently, I thought my parents were Paul and Lucinda Applegate of New York. My erstwhile father was a professor of archaeology and his wife a grammar school teacher.”

[FIRST] [PREVIOUS] (to be continued...)

One Word - so little time - sixty second writing exercise [instant]

"If you think for one instant I'm going to eat that, you are sadly mistaken." She drawled, contempt dripping from her voice like so much bacon grease.

"What's wrong with it?" I asked, surveying the breakfast I had laid out.

"You silly Yankee, no self respecting southerner would ever eat instant grits! I'll teach you how to cook a southern breakfast." With that she reached for the butter...

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Today's word kindly supplied by Mom.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

haiku (for Jay - Thank you for being a tonic for my recent cold!)

No medicine can

ease my aching like the sure

comfort of your arms.

One Word - so little time [revealed] sixty second writing exercise


As the rose colored tulips opened wider, they revealed a pale center that could only be seen by looking deep into their open faces. Funny what you can find when you really look at something or someone. Some people hide, but some are just waiting for someone to look closer and see what they really are.


* * * * * * *


Today's word kindly suppled by Jay.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

haiku (for Dad)


The shabby bark of

the patriarch bears witness

to his history.


Photo by: Osquer

Dad, I hope you realize that the patriarch in this haiku is the tree in the photo. Your bark's holding up just fine!

OneWord - so little time [time]

"Well, it's about time!" he grumbled throwing his chalk down on the desk.

"I know it's about time," I whined back, tossing the disputed book next to his chalk, "But what am I supposed to be learning from it? All these abstract theories do me no good."

"Fine. You want a practical approach?" He opened the locked side door to his study and revealed something that was completely unexpected, but totally familiar to me.

"I can't believe it!" I gasped. "You actually built H.G. Wells' time machine!" I didn't even doubt that it worked. He never would have shown it to me if it didn't.

* * * * * * *

Thanks, Dad, that's a good word for me today. I was playing with a haiku idea which goes along with the theme of time. So, I'll finish it and post if for you in a bit.

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating today. So, here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

haiku (written February 6, 2007)


Not quite as odd as

a catless grin, these are not

my first doorless knobs.


Photo by: Osquer

haiku (for Mom)

Do you remember

when I was young and someone

mistook me for you?

OneWord - so little time [invariably]

No matter how far into corporate America I journey, I invariably find myself back at the big top. No matter how normal my life gets, no matter how many promotions I get, no matter how many responsibilities I take on, I still find myself lurking behind a circus wagon in broad daylight trying to catch a glimpse of him. It's not easy being hopelessly in love with a clown!

* * * * * * *

Thanks, Mom, good word!

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating today. So, here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Monday, February 19, 2007

haiku (for Mom)


The most difficult

dough, in good hands, makes the most

delicate cookies.


Photo by: Osquer
Osquer’s absolute favorite Cream Wafer Cookies
baked by: Osquer’s Mom

(click here for the recipe)

haiku (for Rob)

Nothing in the world

can soothe like a beloved

voice saying your name
.

OneWord - so little time [music]

Nothing could soothe him to sleep like the music of her voice. Whether singing or speaking, it wove the sweetest melody he had ever heard. This was why he ordered her to sit up each night to read to him while he slept. Her voice carried into his dreams like a spell and wished away all the cares of his kingdom. He might never get to posess the body of this innocent maiden, but her voice belonged to him.

* * * * * * *

Paperback Writer's right, Rob, good word, thanks! I see by your post today why you chose it. You really keep the people you care about in your thoughts. Nice!

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating today. So, here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

haiku (for Jay)


When Nature gives me

the cold shoulder, you bring me

reminders of spring!


Photo by: Osquer
(Click on photo to enlarge.)
[Click here to see how much these tulips have grown since Thursday.]

OneWord - so little time [virtue] - Tonight's word kindly supplied by Jay.

"Do you really think that by virtue of being the last man on earth you have the privilege of being the one to help repopulate the species with me? I don't think so. I'm going to find the nearest sperm bank and figure out how to do artificial insemination myself. Did you think I was kidding when I said, 'not even if you were the last man on earth?'"

Saturday, February 17, 2007

haiku (for Jay)


Smiling, I make you

cocoa while you salt the walk

so that I won't slip.

Photo by: Osquer

haiku (for Dad)

I remember snow

so deep we dug caves. Of course

I was shorter then.

OneWord - so little time [perfidy]

His perfidy knew no bounds. No only had he sabotaged her entry in the baking contest by hacking into her computer and altering the recipe she intended to use, but he had stolen her mother's banana cake with peanut butter frosting recipe and entered it as his own original creaton!

* * * * * * *
Today's word kindly supplied by Dad.

Friday, February 16, 2007

haiku (for Jay)


I knew you had a

great big heart. I can't believe

you gave it to me!


Photo by: Osquer
great big Valentine heart from: my sweatheart, Jay

haiku (for Mom)

I would recognize

the arpeggio of Mom's

laughter anywere.

55 Fiction Friday


Jessica hadn’t really prepared for this moment. She decided to tell her family no lies, but knew that certain facts would have to be omitted. Though her mentor’s death had been not only necessary but justifiable, it would take more than one conversation them to understand that. She would save those details for another time.

[FIRST] [PREVIOUS] (to be continued...)

OneWord - so little time [arpeggio]

He could hear her at a distance and with a good wooden door between them, so her words were unintelligible, but her voice rose and fell in a series of rapid arpeggios. She was obviously much animated, and he wondered jealously, if it was the presence of his rival that had filled her voice with such energy or if she was just bubbling over with caffiene.

* * * * * * *

Thanks for a musical word, Mom. Sorry you were disappointed, SBS. ;-p

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating today. So, here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Friday's Feast

Feast One Hundred & Thirty One

Appetizer

What sound, other than the normal ringing, would you like your telephone to make?

“The sounds of silence…”

Soup

Describe your usual disposition in meteorological terms (partly cloudy, sunny, stormy, etc.).

My mood is like the weather in Seattle. If you don’t like it, wait five or ten minutes. It’ll change.

Salad

What specific subject do you feel you know better than any other subjects?

Hmmm Jane of all trades, mistress of none. I have been known to grow a pretty tasty garden. I bake a bit. I write more. I have a good eye for photos...

Main Course

Imagine you were given the ability to remember everything you read for one entire day. Which books/ magazines/ newspapers would you choose to read?

I think I’d study something useful like medical procedures. A day of reading isn’t that much even if it was uninterrupted. If it were photographic memory and I could just flip through and glance at the pages I could do more. Actually reading and comprehending would limit me to a few books at most.

Dessert

If a popular candy maker contacted you to create their next confection, what would it be like and what would you name it?

Hmmm. There would definitely be honey involved and something crunchy. Maybe something modeled to mimic honeycomb filled with honey flavored cream. Mmmm. I’d call it Bee Content.

haiku (for Jay)


A plain little lump

in the right environment

may flourish and bloom.


Photo by: Osquer


Thank you, my dear Jay, for the flowers and for making yesterday the best Birthday and Valentine's Day ever!

OneWord - So Little Time [now] Word kindly supplied by Jay.

"Now is the winter of our discontent..." I thought as I old-woman-shuffled across the frozen wasteland that had formerly been a parking lot. No one wanted to be out, least of all me, but sometimes you gotta do whatcha gotta do. I didn't think I'd be wanting ice in any of my drinks for a while.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

haiku - Happy Valentines Day, Jay!


I know that you can

taste our joyous tears as they

mingle in our kiss.


Photo by: Osquer
Valentine Flowers from Jay (Thank you, honey!)

haiku (for Mom)


Winter ice chatters

sounding like a popular

breakfast cereal.



Photos by: Osquer
(Click on photos to enlarge.)

OneWord - so little time [tapestry]

Winter wove a tapestry of white on white, clear on crystal, shine on sparkle. It looked lovely. Where there wasn't a glass like coating, there were billowing drifts of breath frosting snow. It was, however cold as all get out and a Hurculean task to clear any car for travel.

* * * * * * *

Thanks, Mom, that's a great word which would normally have inspired a very colorful post, but I think the winter wonderland out there may have frozen my brain. ;-p

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating today. So, here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

haiku


Pristine winter snow
begs for my childish footsteps
to mar its surface.

Photo by: Osquer

www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [solo]

[Osquer 42]

When I started my first solo journey around the world, I was certain that I knew what I was doing. I thought I'd packed for every contingency, even the unexpected. The one thing I hadn't prepared myself for was him...

February 13, 2007 12:39 PM (15:39 EST)

Monday, February 12, 2007

haiku (for Mom)


Thank you, Mom, for the

early Valentine's flowers

they are fantastic!


Photo by: Osquer
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

haiku (for Dad)

I was surprised to

find seventeen syllables

my métier's meter.

OneWord - so little time [métier]

I first got into writing haiku because I wanted to try to write something every day. I figured I could manage seventeen syllables a day. Little did I know that it was the one too many or one too few that would be most maddening. Then again, that’s what thesauruses are for, or are they as extinct as their Jurassic name implies? Little did I know I would become so fascinated by haiku. The métier sort of snuck up on me.

* * * * * * *

Thanks, Dad, for introducing me to another new word! Are you trying to stay one up on Terry?

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating. So here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

haiku (for Maxilicious the Cat)


What do you mean "…sort

of in the room?" Either he

was or he wasn’t.

Photo by: Osquer

haiku (for Paperback Writer)

Sometimes I feel held

prisoner by Winter. My

mind is my escape.

OneWord - so little time [prisoner]

I had long been held prisoner by my own beliefs, my notions that I was not pretty enough, not smart enough, not mainstream enough, not understood enough. What I had to do was learn that the only standards that mattered were my own. Then all I had to do was lower them...wait...that's not right.

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Thank you for a thought provoking word, Paperback Writer!

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating. So here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

haiku (for Jay)


As the winter sun

goes down, I settle into

your warming embrace
.


Photo by: Osquer

OneWord - so little time [embrace]

He tried to get his mind to embrace the idea of studying, but he just couldn't get her out of his head. He'd tried everything. He turned on the radio, but they were having a love song marathon. He opened the window, but he could hear the mating calls of the loons on the nearby lake. He hadn't even been sleeping. There was just nothing he could do. Mary's violet eyes made John stay up nights .


* * * * * * *

Thank you for a sweet word, Jay!

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating. So here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Friday, February 09, 2007

55 Fiction Friday


No one moved until Andrews tactfully made a suggestion, “Perhaps some tea would revive her ladyship, your grace.”

“An excellent idea, Andrews. I think we could all do with some. Eleanor, let me help you to a seat. Jessica was just about to begin telling me where she has been for the past 19 years.”

[FIRST] [PREVIOUS] (to be continued...)

haiku (for Jay)

Memories of an

empty past accentuate

how you fill my heart.

haiku (for Tally the Dog)


The dog has come in

so all that howling outside

must be winter wind.


Photos by: Osquer
(Click on photos to enlarge.)

OneWord - so little time [accentuate]

The quivering tremble of her lower lip only served to accentuate its fullness and make her sweet mouth all the more alluring. He would do anything to make that mouth smile, but he could not even speak to alleviate the sting of her current pain. He could only silently set a cup of tea at her elbow and melt into the background once more. It was not a butler's place to comfort his employer by any more personal gesture.


* * * * * * *

Thank you, Jay honey for a great word.

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating. So here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

haiku


The kitchen is a

good place to find warm hearts on

a cold winter day.


Photos by: Osquer

haiku (for Mom)

The snow’s, recherche

diamond sparkle, is valued

for its rarity.

OneWord - so little time [recherche]

His taste bordered on the recherche, but she could not avoid being dazzled by the opulence that surrounded him. Not to mention the hushed tones that filled any room he entered and knowing that his name was on every set of lips and her identity the mystery that they all buzzed about.

* * * * * * *
Wow, Mom, how did you know that I was watching The Three Musketeers? Oh, wait, that's Richelieu. Still, a great performance by Tim Curry. I think this was subconciously inspired by Anna Nicole Smith's death. I didn't pay much attention to her in life, but her image is a bit hard to avoid tonight.

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating. So here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

haiku (for Mom, Dad and Peadore Bear)


A gift to win your

young heart became your offspring's

playtime protector.


Photo by: Osquer

haiku (for SBS)

This whacky weather

leaves my blood cells reeling in

a shivering dance.

OneWord - so little time [whacky]

"Alright, what happened?"

"Well, I tried to get her to discuss Socrates and she got all Knick-Knack-Patty-Whacky on me."

"What did you expect? You're a philosophy professor and she's a kindergarten teacher."

* * * * * * *
Thanks for a fun word, SBS!

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating. So here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

haiku (for Pendragon the Parrot)


Well, at least you are

smart enough to chew on the

right end of your perch.


Photo by: Osquer

haiku (for Mom and Terry)

The crisp greenery

of crudités brings summer

to frozen palates.

OneWord - so little time [crudités]

"How would you describe tonight's opening act?"

"Well, if you're the main course, they're sort of crudités."

"How's that?"

"Well, they're talent is raw and...um...slim. And they're...um...dips."

"Great. It's going to be one of THOSE nights, is it?"

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"Thanks to you and Terry, Mom! Dictionary.com defines cru·di·tés as "krudɪˈteɪ; Fr. krüdiˈteɪ [kroo-di-tey; Fr. kry-dee-tey] –noun (used with a singular or plural verb) French Cookery. an appetizer consisting of a variety of raw vegetables, usually cut into strips or bite-size pieces, and served with a dip.

The Pick Osquer's OneWord Contest...

OneWord doesn't seem to be updating today. So here's a contest to pick the word for me to write about. The first person to post a word in the comments wins. The prize is that I will use your word for my OneWord post. I will also write a haiku especially for you! I've got my sixty second timer set to go. Someone give me the word!

One of the best things about
www.oneword.com for me was the fascination of being able to read other people's perspectives on the same word. So, if anyone out there would like to play along at home, I'd love it if you posted your own OneWord entry in the comments. Just set a sixty second timer (or guesstimate about a minute) and write whatever comes to your mind about the winning word for today. As they say on www.oneword.com (when it works) "Don't think. Just write." Then share your thoughts in the comments to my OneWord post. I'd love to see what you have to say!

Monday, February 05, 2007

haiku (for Jay)

Now I understand

just how Eskimo kisses

can generate heat.

haiku (Saturday, February 3, 2007)


I walk upstairs with

a Buddha in my pocket.

My fingers are cold.


Photo by: Osquer

www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [spectrum]

"Well, we certainly have candidates from all parts of the spectrum," he commented as a 300 lb. woman with long raven hair walked past followed closely by a youth of about 19 who was six foot eight if he was an inch and couln't have weighed 150 lbs. soaking wet.

"Yep," I replied, "and if their voices are anything like their appearances, it should be quite an audition. Have you seen Simon yet?"


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Today's word supplied by Jay.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

haiku (for Paperback Writer)


I think you are safe

now, Paperback Writer. The

brussel sprouts are done.

Photo by: Osquer