Word of the Day

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Recipe for Disaster

(Sorry this took so long. I had family in town.)

This next game is courtesy of my charming, clever husband.

Each of you, if you feel up to the challenge, will create a recipe for a word in standard recipe format (see example below). The word you choose is up to you, but you can always turn to the Word of the Day gadget that is on this blog. The example word is not allowed. Your recipe can be funny, serious, profound, ironic, etc. (That said, I, as the judge, like a good laugh.) Your recipe can teach how to become that word, set up a scene that the word describes, or paint a portrait of a person that the word describes. In other words, be creative!



1 harried mother
2 overstimulated children, under age 5 preferred
1 pan delicious Lasagna
1/2 cup bad luck
5-10 important phone calls
1 cold granite countertop
1 box Mac and Cheese

Arrange ingredients about 30 minutes after you should have started making dinner. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix mother and children together until the mother can't see straight and is about to pull out her hair. Somehow manage to get the lasagna in the almost preheated oven. Sprinkle mixture with bad luck. Add phone calls one at a time with the most important and longest right as the lasagna should come out of the oven. Continue to mix the mother and children. When the kitchen is sufficiently filled with smoke, remove the lasagna with the mother and chilren mixture and place on cold granite countertop until the pyrex dish shatters. Allow the mother to steam and vent before mixing together the box of Mac and Cheese. Serve immediately.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Snow, snow, go away...

J.K. Rowling came up with "Wingarium leviosa" to levitate things, "Expelliarmus" to make someone drop something, "Reparo" to fix an item.
What I want is an incantation to make winter leave or spring to come (and stay), and I'm putting a 5 word limit on it. Then let's hope it works!
Good luck!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Now that the Winter Olympics are over, I'm wondering if anyone thought there should have been "more" games?  Your challenge for this round of Word Joust is to create a "New Winter Olympic Game".  Anything goes, but no need to be really technically involved - just give me the basics.  Describe your game and any equipment the contender might need, and what would determine a winner.