Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wordzzle 69 - Mr. Obvious says "Insert Joke here."

You should know the drill by now. Check out the Raven's Nest for all the other stories.

The Ten Word Challenge: Chorus line, clam chowder, apples, jack-in-the-box, puddles, Iran, quarry, housekeeping, speed, letter
The mini challenge: motorcycle, grandiose, summer, flying off the handle, blue jays

I'm feeling slightly overcooked here in Phoenix this week with the daily temps in the 105 - 110 range. These are actually normal summer temperatures, if you can believe that. The weather has made me lazy and unambitious. That being the case, the chance of a grandiose episode coming from my brain this week is slim.

Instead, I've opted for this literal speed letter. This course of action should allow me to do some temporal housekeeping, put my thoughts in order like the dancers in a Chorus line on Broadway and take time out to watch the Toronto Blue Jays put it to the Diamondbacks again in an afternoon game.

I may be flying off the handle a bit in search of literary quarry, but the truth is, I'm just not that into it this week. So excuse me if I take a side trip of the mind and you find yourself stuck in my motorcycle sidecar of ennui.

Perhaps it's the depressing news from Iran, some bad clam chowder from last night's dinner, or mud in the puddles of my cranium, cause I just can't get into the work of storytelling right now.

If you want, blame in on all the bad apples in our lives. You know the one's I mean. Those moron's who invented "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here" or the geniuses that have polluted my mind with that damn Jack-in-the-Box commercial featuring dancing midgets in cowboy getup.

Can you really blame me for losing it every now and then?

Have a great weekend!



Quilldancer said...

Richard, everybody needs down time. I completely understand -- but damnit, I was looking forward to this installment and my heart leapt with joy when you came up on my feed reader!

CJ said...

Well, that was the best damn written excuse for not writing that I've ever seen. Very clever use of the challenge words.

Dr.John said...

Now the excuse used all the words. It was done well . So even on a bad day you do write well.
But I am so disappointed. I came for the weekly chase of that terrible villain and got an excuse. And I did need my weekly adventure fix.

Heather said...

*** I'm feeling slightly overcooked here in Phoenix - I envision Bella in her opening scene in Twilight movie.

*** mud in the puddles of my cranium. that completely explains the word 'muddle'.

Great Wordzzle.

bettygram said...

Very good writing of an excuse, but I did miss the story.
I do understand the need for time away.

Fandango said...

We understand. It is even hot for a dragon. But that really is not a good excuse. We need that woman to drool over. We could provide the death penalty. Now we have to wait.
But the words were well used.

Reston Friends! said...

Very clever "non" participatory entry! This means the next installment will have to be twice as good as usual...he he he

the watercats said...

lol.... for someone with nothing to say you managed to say it perfectly.. !! cheers!

Raven said...

Well, much as I missed having a new installment of your wordzzle novel, this was great fun. Hope it cools down in AZ. I remember those temps from when I lived there. Yuck.

Stephen said...

I thought you made a very creative use of the words in the story, so maybe you're doing better than you think, your mind is just wanting to go in a different direction this time.

I can understand your feeling about the Jack-in-the-Box commercial with the midget cowboys, I've always found it kind of creepy. The other Jack-in-the-Box commercials are usually good, though.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Akelamalu said...

Whether it's a story or a speed letter you do it so well Rich. :)

Carletta said...

I have not played in so long and didn't this week but I saw your comment on Raven's link and decided to drop by.
My friend, you definitely do not have mud in the puddles of your cranium with this ingenious entry.
Keep cool.

Richard said...

Quilly: I appreciate you for understanding. I will do my level best to make it up to you next week

CJ: Gracias

Dr John: Sorry Dr. J, I will do better

Heather: I hadn't even thought about muddle, thanks

Betty: Thanks for the understanding

Dragons: Swing by the Madoffs and dine on Ruth

Reston Friends: I'll do my best

Watercats: Just lucky this week

Raven: Then you know that the triple digits are here fro the foreseeable future

Stephen: Agree about the commercials

Akelamalu: Much appreciated

Carletta: Great to hear from you again, hope all is well

Thanks to all who came by this week.