Wicked Word Wednesday 1.12

Greetings logophiles and other creative types!

It’s time for another

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Quick Overview:

One entry per person.

42 words max.

Leave your entry in the comment box below.

IMPORTANT: Please include Twitter handle or pseudonym.

Entries must be posted by midnight Eastern Time (New York City time).

Feel free to post your entry on your own blog!

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Make sure your followers know to come here to vote!

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Enough chit-chat – what’s the Wicked Word?

 


 

the Wicked Word is . . .

 

FESTIVAL

 

The Game is Afoot!

You have 24 hours.

GO!

 


 

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Teaser Tuesday: King John

Yesterday, high school basketball officially began.

Today, the turning Wheel of Time turns to

Teaser TuesdayJust in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

I’m full steam ahead on my Goodreads challenge: 5 books ahead!

I left present-day Discworld for Roundworld in the 12th and 13th centuries with Marc Morris’ King John: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta.

Yes, this book has two subtitles!

The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 191:

Yet the impression, from both the chroniclers and
the official records, is that John indulged his whim
in this way a great deal more than any of his
predecessors.  With increasing frequency, men and
women, great and small, were deprived of their lands
simply because they had somehow incurred his
displeasure. 

King John coverSounds like John will live up to his nickname:

John the First and John the Worst

In Retrospect

The Shepherd’s Crown by Sir Terry Pratchett earned 5 stars.

When Books Went To War by Molly Manning also earned 5 stars, and in my opinion should be required reading for anyone who doubts the value of the printed word. It is by far the best book about books I’ve read.

 


 

What have you been reading?

 


 

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Monday Morning Grievance: Unexpected Library Fines

It’s Monday and I haven’t had my coffee.

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Last Tuesday I went to the Library; Tuesday is my normal Library day. I returned my books and browsed the New Nonfiction shelf, where I found not one, not two, but three books on my TBR – needless to say, I added them to my stack. As it turned out, these were the only three books I desired to check out. Then, I went to the counter, handed the Librarian my card, and heard:

I’m sorry – you have an 80¢ fine on your card.

What? What book was over a week late? It’s impossible for several reasons:

I checked out all my books on the same day

I returned three books, and

the late fee is 10¢ per day, so

either one book was eight days late or

two books were four days late, but . . .

I checked the library cards that morning and they were stamped “Oct. 20”

So I asked the Librarian which book was late; she could not tell me. When I began to plead my case, she said

Sir, I don’t have the authority to clear your fine, but I can let you check out these books and you can pay your fine next time you come in.

I suppose at some point one has to take what one gets, but I’m still miffed about that 80¢.

I know I wasn’t late.

 

 

What annoys you?

 


 

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Drop a note in the prompt box!

 

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Twitter – where you can see my thoughts in 140 characters or less. Also, funny retweets.

Sunday Snapshots

With midterm grades due Friday and our Veterans’ Day program only days away, I didn’t have much time for taking pictures this week. However, I purposefully took a few hours out of my Saturday to spend some time walking and enjoying the fall weather.

Yesterday, Tryon Palace celebrated All Hallows’ Eve. Since the event is geared for children 12 and under, I simply bought a Gardens Pass – I could enjoy the grounds, see neat costumes, and interact with unique characters. I could not participate in any of the games, make any of the crafts, or partake of any of the “free” refreshments. Ostensibly they were free, but were included in the price of the All Hallows Ticket, so were – in actuality – paid for.

Krystal portrayed a witch:

click to embiggen and scroll through the gallery

Coworker Eliot styled himself “Lord Fall” but I called him Tom Bombadil:

Eliot Lord Fall Tom Bombadil

I may have mentioned once or twice before that I simply love the fall. I took advantage of my time at the palace to wander the trails and vegetable gardens largely ignored this time of year. Why they are ignored I have no idea – there is sublime beauty in the temporary death fall brings with it.

click to embiggen and scroll through the gallery

 


 

What did you do this week?

 


 

Have a suggestion for a poem, photograph, or future post?

Drop a note in the prompt box!

 

Don’t forget to follow me on:

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Twitter – where you can see my thoughts in 140 characters or less. Also, funny retweets.

The Migraine (A Poem)

I didn’t feel well yesterday, so I played around with some online magnetic poetry. Unfortunately, the save process went awry and I was unable to save an image of my work. Thankfully, I kept a not-so-redundant copy on word.

 

Hole in Head

 

            The Migraine
                 or
        Ground Exceeding Small

The black symphony beats 
    beneath a stormy sky;
  sordid music calls for blood
    in harsh and crushing language, 
      recalling a thousand deaths 
       lathered red with rusty shot.

I whisper shadowy chants but am not mad;
    I lie screaming in the forest rain
       watching frantic waters.

 


 

Don’t forget to follow me on:

Facebook – where I share news stories, articles from other blogs, and various and sundry miscellany that happens to catch my eye. It’s stuff you won’t see here! Well, mostly.

Instagram – where I show you my Life in Motion and share quotes and such. The widget only shows my last three photographs – don’t you want to see them all?

Twitter – where you can see my thoughts in 140 characters or less. Also, funny retweets.

Wicked Word Wednesday (1.11)

Greetings logophiles and other creative types!

It’s time for another

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Quick Overview:

One entry per person.

42 words max.

Leave your entry in the comment box below.

IMPORTANT: Please include Twitter handle or pseudonym.

Entries must be posted by midnight Eastern Time (New York City time).

Feel free to post your entry on your own blog!

If you decide to promote Wicked Word Wednesday on your own site, please link back to the current event.

Make sure your followers know to come here to vote!

Only “likes” cast here will count towards the weekly winner.

 

New to Wicked Word Wednesday?

 

Please Read the Full Rules Here

 


 

Enough chit-chat – what’s the Wicked Word?

 


 

the Wicked Word is . . .

 

AUTUMNAL

 

The Game is Afoot!

You have 24 hours.

GO!

 


 

Love Wicked Word Wednesday?

Get Your Badges Here!

 

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