Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wordzzle 60 - The start of a new decade
Get yourself on over to the Raven's Nest and visit the other writers, will ya?
This Week's Ten Word Challenge: preparation, tic-tac-toe, splurge, auction block, the bitter end, milk, papyrus, when the parade passes by, bill of lading, stone wall
Mini Challenge: polar bear, 20 seconds, get it together, spasmodic, antiquity
I am taking this week off. Not due to laziness, a spasmodic writing hand or lack of plot line. No, this week I turned 60 frigging years old. We are traveling to the mountains this weekend to (choke, stumble, gasp) celebrate this momentous occasion.
Since I am now officially on the path to personal antiquity, still crazy after all these years, and holding on to this thing I refer to as my life till the bitter end; I'm just chilling in my ancientness rather than thinking up stuff to write. And due to my advanced age, (no, I didn't learn to write on papyrus) I require some preparation time in order to get it together for the coming weekend's outing.
Rather than put my guitar or golf clubs on E-bay, the virtual auction block, I've developed another strategy. I will be playing high stakes tic-tac-toe with the local elders to earn some extra spending money. These funds will be used to splurge on luxuries in our scenic mountain retreat. My hope is to hustle the old coots out of their cookies and milk money and then spend it on gambling and booze. The biggest obstacle is overcoming my limited attention span which has decreased to about 20 seconds or so.
So have a great weekend, I'll catch up to you next week. In the meantime, my lovely wife (who also has a birthday this week) and I will be out of town when the parade passes by on Saturday. We'll be kicking back in the casino at night, hanging out at the Stone Wall saloon in between games to drink whiskey and smoke a cheroot or two (just me, not Vicki) and counting the mounted polar bear heads on the wall.
By way of an itinerary, the bill of lading for our adventure reads:
Destination: Payson, AZ
Origination: Phoenix, AZ
Method of Transport: Hot little Civic
Arrive: Saturday April, 25 2009
Contents: Old geezer and younger gorgeous wife
Warning: Contents are not fragile, but can be quite Cranky
PS - You can see a picture of some friends and family that gave me a Surprise party this last Sunday here.