Word of the Day

Monday, November 30, 2009

Santa's Reindeer

For this game, I would like you to re-name Santa's reindeer. Extra points if your names rhyme like this exerpt from the poem:

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call'd them by name:
"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer, and Vixen!
"On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!
"To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
"Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

Friday, November 20, 2009

Moon Fashion

With scientists being so excited that we have found water on the moon, there may be a slight possibility that humans may be hanging out on the moon in the future.
I was thinking along the lines of a space getaway to your lunar cottage. :-)
And the moon being the moon we would need moon fashion for the climate and the decreased gravity.
If you all would set your imaginations free and design, with words, some suitable moon apparel. You will need to do some studying on whatever info is available re: the climate of our nearest planetary neighbour. :-)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Here We Come A-Caroling

Okay, I hope this one won't be quite so tedious for you as the last one, but I have been planning this for the past several jousts just in case I won again. We all love Thanksgiving, and Christmas is definitely on the top of the list of favorite holidays. One of the thing I love best is singing carols.
The problem is, Christmas got all the great songs, and almost no other holiday has any. With the elementary kids, every October we sing Pumpkin Carols (some inspired by Linus from Peanuts). These include "Spooky Night," "We Three Ghosts," " O Skeletons," and "Oh, Come All Ye Monsters."
Your mission is to choose a holiday OTHER THAN Christmas, Thanksgiving or Halloween (with bonus points given if you detect my favorite from a hint given in this post) and write new words to an existing song (yes, it most definitely CAN be a Christmas Carol) to create a new carol for that Holiday. I may even use the top entries with the elementary kids when that holiday comes around.
Please include the name of the tune with your new lyrics so we can all sing along!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I don't know about you, but I'm already planning my Thanksgiving, since I'm having about 14 for dinner. So since my mind is already on that theme, let's do a Limerick! Anything goes, and you don't have to stick with a Thanksgiving theme if you don't want to. I'm going to make it harder and only give you the first line. Here's your opening line: