The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out
I’m back. Crisis somewhat contained on the MOM-Front. You must not fall is now my motto. I’ll be around to say hi to all my favorite and new blogger friends and catch up on this Challenge. BTW did anyone notice this is Y day?
Did you love this story?
Which Dr. Seuss story was a hit at your house?
Anyone hate Dr. Seuss?
The day was very bright and sunny and I felt really good. Then Joe came by and we talked for ten minutes about the weather. He likes it when it’s sunny, too. After that I went for a walk down the street to the store and said hello to my friend, Mary. She is the clerk at the store.
Xerotripsis, what does it mean?
Of course, our “doing it backward” AtoZ Auxilary Blogger covered W back on April 3. With his Wee Folks Wedding post. Miss it? Go see it NOW.
I’m determined to go to the end in this Hop, but I may not be around to all the bloggers I enjoy in the next couple of days. My mom isn’t doing well, and I’m off to see what I can do to make things work. Here’s to wrapping 2013 AtoZ Challenge up. It has been a great ride.
When someone says they have a voracious ANYTHING, that makes me stop and pay attention. The word conjures up images of Tom Jones and his eating habits
or Tyrannosaurs Rex and his.
If someone tells me they’re a voracious reader I picture them buried under a pile of books . . . some of them mine. Dream on, Lee!
So what are you voracious about in your life? I’m thinking I should go gobble up something about now. I’ve given myself a voracious appetite.
Have you ever heard of uranoscopy? Maybe some astronomers or star gazers have this in their vocabulary, but not me. However, if you’ve ever done any star-watching, you’ve participated in uranoscopy.
I’ve got to see what others of you have posted on your U Word Day. Anyone use uranoscopy?
comes to us from one of those Greek myths about a vindictive Zeus. Of course, in this case Zeus did the right thing. I mean what a rotten guy Tantalus was to cook up his own son for his dinner guests. When Zeus got wind of that, he put old Tantalus into a lake and made it so that he could never drink from it or eat the fruit that hung from a tree branch just overhead. To be forever thirsty and forever hungry was the fate of Tantalus.
One thing I know for sure is that all cats have the supercilious gene. Either that or they’ve just come into money and are waiting to see your expression when you find out.
|The cat box need attention.|
|I’m not in the mood right now. Come back later.|
|I’ve got my limb. Go find your own.|
I have to take a moment to comment on P and Pond Pudding. Hilary’s post intrigued me so much that I had to try her Pond Pudding recipe. To recap: first, you beat the lemons with sugar, then you heat the cream and pour it into a teapot. Standing up as high as is safe (note the footstool with my lovely toes showing) and drip, drip, drop, drop, splat the cream into the lemon mix. Voila! Frothy Pond Pudding. We had it for dessert the next night and it was delicious–very rich, so I’d advise small and infrequent quantities. Also its a good idea to warn your significant other about what you’re doing. My husband thought I’d gone over the edge when he found me in the kitchen on the footstool. “Just cooking, dear!” I said. His look was priceless.
Now about R:
Whenever I read this word I see characters like Maniac McGee or Dory from Finding Nemo who “Just [keeps] swimming. Just [keeps] swimming.”
Denise the Menace was one of the most rambunctious characters Ketcham ever created. And his ADHD antics kept us all entertained.
And what about Pippi Longstocking? How this chatterbox charmed us with her impulsive, rambunctious nature.
I love rambunctious characters! I love the word rambunctious!
Querulous is the word of the day!
I don’t like to use this adjective in stories I write for young readers, but I like to use it as a springboard for characterization. How do you make a person in the story querulous without saying, “He was a querulous type of person.” ?
Here’s a stab: