Word of the Day

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


This tree in my backyard is what I see when I look out my office window.  It is so full of blossoms, that when you walk under it, you hear a "humming".  The "humming" is hundreds of bees that are busy sucking the pollen out of all the blossosms.  This reminded me of the children's, "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree".  For our new Word Joust Game, I want you to tell me what YOU see when you look out your window.  Of course we are going for humor and creativity here, so you really don't have to see what you write - more important, just be creative.  If you would like, you can follow the pattern of the song below, or just make up something yourself.  Doesn't have to be in song format.  Happy Jousting!
I looked out the window and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.
Spring has brought me such a nice surprise!
Blossoms popping right before my eyes!
I can take an armful and make a treat -
A popcorn ball that will smell so sweet.
It wasn't really so, but it seemed to me,
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.


  1. I look outside my window,
    Right by my front door stoop,
    And spy the mud a-dryin',
    Beneath a ton of dog poop!

    No grass adorns the yard,
    But weeds are nice and green,
    And makes it look Spring-fresh,
    Wherever poop's not seen!


    Poop-poop, poopsy, I see,
    Underneath our big tree!
    Poop-poop, poopsy, I cry,
    Waiting for it to dry-yi-yi-yi....
    Poop-poop, in rain, so soggy.
    What are we feeding that doggy?

  2. I looked out the window and what did I see?
    A great big jungle looking back at me.
    It's been weeks since we mowed the lawn,
    We had to wait until the rain was all gone.

    I could fill our trash can with lots of piles,
    and still have cut grass to last for miles.
    Just take a look and see
    The work that awaits me!
    A great big jungle growing under my tree!

    (for illustrations, see my regular blog. :)

  3. I sat at the din-ner table last night
    when my nephew Gavin said he had a sur-prise.
    I followed with my eyes shut while he led me a-round,
    I saw upside-down toys and his upside-down frown.

    "I even got the pink jeep, just like bat man,
    I turned it upside down, just because I can."
    The crazy little kid,
    running all around,
    Upside-down toys and his upside-down frown.

    (true story)

  4. There's
    And a window
    I shouldn't be looking in my neighbor's house
    Good thing their blinds are down
    I sure do wish the sun would shine

    (Sorry, I'm not doing rhyming right now. So my contribution is free form poetry.)

  5. I looked out my work window, what did I see?
    Another wreck just beyond our tree.

    I heard a *screech!* and to my surprise
    Another wreck happened before my eyes

    I could count my arms and my hands and feet,
    It's not enough to count the wrecks on my street

    I wish it weren't so,
    But it is sadly
    Another wreck just beyond our tree.

    (My work is by an intersection, and I've never seen so many wrecks in one spot!!!)

  6. It's almost been a week - anyone else want to play, or submit more?

  7. I looked out the window and what did I see?
    The Maytag repairman coming out to see me.
    He has brought me such a nice surprise -
    parts to fix the washer right before my eyes!
    I could make a mountain of dirty clothes -
    I have some hampers that can not close.
    So I run to the door
    And greet him merrily
    the Maytag repairman who's come out to help me!

  8. Before I delcare a winner, you know I have to submit my own entry to describe what's going on in our lives. :0+ Here it is: (not to be part of the judging.)

    I looked out the window and what did I see?
    My husband digging underneath our pine tree.
    Spring hasn't brought us such a nice surprise-
    Our septic tank's clogged and it's sure to bring flies.
    I have got a sinkload of dishes to wash!
    We can't do our laundry, and we really shouldn't flush!
    Oh, for goodness sake!
    A shower we must take!
    Please don't let our backyard turn into a yucky lake!

  9. OK, this was REALLY hard to declare a winner! I giggled at Mr. Giggle's entry (pooper-scooper, Giggles!). I identified with Delirious' backyard - ours looked worse when we got home from Ireland. I TRULY identified with Inkling's piles of laundry! I was so happy to see Fromagette back amongst us with her haiku! Welcome back! Samm's song about the intersection in front of her work was a close 2nd, but I truly had to go with Archeantus' description of playing with his nephew. I loved his "upside-down toys and his upside-down frown"! Congratulations Archeantus, you're the winner of this round! Aren't you happy that you get to come up with the next Word Joust Game? :0)