Wednesday, February 17, 2010
THE WRITER GAMES, Part 9: Ice Dancing
Welcome to The Writer Games, a.k.a. the word olympics.
Like the real Winter Olympics, this contest lasts two weeks, involves a different event each day, and rewards the winners with medals, interviews and prizes.
Unlike the real Olympics you do not have to get your knees replaced biannually to compete.
We've all heard them.
"To your health"
That marvelous little pause before downing a beverage,
half-prayer that it'll be a good swig,
half-celebration of good things.
I realized my girls had lived four and a half years
without that little comfort food, cinnamon toast.
And yes, I did burn it.
But since they had nothing to compare it too,
and we don't see much sugar in these parts
it was a happy experience.
The Writer Games event today
is Ice Dancing, or
Write your own toast.
Make up an original little toasting ditty.
You have until midnight on Friday to enter any of The Writer Games events. For those of you who are not math olympians, you have only three days left to play! So saddle your respective mental horses, giddy-up over to Last Week's action and join the stampede!
May you never lose your love, your luck or your teeth!