Friday, July 18, 2014

July Use Your Words

Today’s post is a monthly writing challenge. If you’re new here, this is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

Use Your Words - Baking In A Tornado

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
I’m using: fireworks ~ explosion ~ happiness ~ red, white & blue ~ flag ~ jell-o
They were submitted by The Sadder But Wiser Girl

I bet you think I’m going to tell you about the 4th of July.

Here’s the thing: I’ve already written about how fireworks are legal where I live. I’ve shown you this video of the explosion that burned down my house and told how it resulted in happiness because the son who exploded my house got an “A” on the project he was working on at the time. I’ve shared my jell-o recipe and yes, it’s red, white & blue. Over the past month I’ve featured recipes decorated in the colors of the flag, like my Patriotic Pavlova.

So no, I’m not going to talk about Independence Day. And besides, being predictable in these posts is just not why I do them.



 Berry Sangria - Baking In A Tornado
Berry Sangria

Today I’ve made up some riddles for you using the words I’ve been assigned:

Q: Why is finding a spider in the house patriotic for me?
A: I turn bright red when I fall off the chair I’d been standing on trying to reach it on the ceiling.
I turn white when I get up off the floor and realize I’ve now lost sight of it.
& blue holding my breath until I find it again.

Q: Once I do find it (again) what’s the best way to get rid of a spider in the house?
A: I’m no expert, but I hear that fire works.

Q: Why does the knowledge that I’m baking with alcohol result in both of my boys shutting their doors and putting on their head phones?
A: They don’t want to be startled by the explosion.

Q: Why might you see me doing a happy dance on the kitchen counter?
A: Not all my recipe ideas work but I do love to see a good plan jell – Oh, and I don’t mind embarrassing the boys either.

Q: What comes the day after Saturday and Sunday during the school year (but not in the summer)?
A: Happiness.

Q: Why do people marching in a parade wave a flag?
A: Because carrying an empty pole would look stupid.

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To avoid the red, white & blue fireworks explosion that’s causing so much happiness to the jell-o eating, flag waving drunk guy who doesn’t realize that Independence Day was two weeks ago. Sheesh, give a chicken a break, will ya?

Thanks for the words, Sarah, this was fun. Here are the links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:



Baking In A Tornado



Berry Sangria 
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 (750-ml) bottle white wine
½ cup Chambord
6 strawberries, rinsed, hulled, sliced
3 oz raspberries, rinsed and dried
3 oz blackberries, rinsed and dried
3 cups ginger ale, chilled
 
Directions:
*Put the wine and the Chambord into a pitcher. Add the strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Put into the refrigerator and chill overnight.
*Add the ginger ale and serve immediately.
 

30 comments:

  1. Haha! I see what you did there...I don't know if it's the teacher in me or that I have then sense of humor of a five year old, but I love me some riddles. Great take on your words!
    Berry Sangria reminds me that it's Friday.

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    1. Yes, it's Friday. Join me for a cocktail later? I'll leave my email open and we can chat like old times . . .

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  2. ROTFL yes give the chicken a break! LOVE how you did this, q and a. You're so creative, no wonder your blog audience has exploded since you began two years ago. YOU GO GIRL
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. HA, don't know about the exploded thing but I'm really glad you enjoyed the post. I try to think outside what might be expected with these challenges and have to admit I had a lot of fun writing this one.

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  3. I absolutely loved this post, which is shocking. It's not shocking I love a post you made. I love them all. It's shocking you got me to love a post that mentions spiders.

    Burn the house down, you must.

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    1. Well, as long as I refrain for mentioning snakes . . .

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  4. A-MA-ZING!!!!! I bow to the queen!!!! Not once, not twice but THRICE!!!

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  5. Ack! I'm DYING over here! I feel you on the spider thing. *shudder* Amazeballs as usual!

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    1. The only thing worse than seeing a spider in the house is seeing it and then losing it!

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  6. Ha! This was very clever! And you can bet I'm gonna try this yummy drink recipe. I still make your Mai Tais all the time---best EVA!

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    1. Yes, I love those Mai Tais too. Worked on that recipe to get it just right.
      I've never been a huge fan of Sangria but I have to admit that once I started playing with them using berries and Chambord, I knew I was going to love this recipe too.

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  7. Haha, love me some chicken crossing the road jokes! Did you know they exist featuring other animals, too?

    Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the shell station!
    Why did the horse cross the road? Because the chicken needed a day off...

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    1. LOL. No, I hadn't heard them with any other animals besides chickens!

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  8. HAHAHA! I love this!! I think this might be my favorite post yet!

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    1. So glad you laughed at my silly riddles. They were actually harder to think up than I thought they'd be.

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  9. Very funny and so creative! I try to imagine what I would write with the words you get, and I can never come up with anything nearly as great!

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    1. Well, I did have two weeks to write this. I have to admit that when I first look at my words I really don't have a clue what I'm going to do with them either.

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  10. Oh my goodness this was hilarious!

    Haha absolutely loved it, even the spidey part.

    Up until now I thought I was a big baby...but now I know I'm just patriotic ;-)

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    1. HA! I think quite a few of us are patriotic, as it turns out!

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  11. Drink some of that THEN use your words!

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  12. I love how you used your words. Great job. The sangria sounds wonderful.

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    1. I'm not a big Sangria drinker but this was so refreshing I just loved it.

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  13. LOVE your use of these words. Right now I'm picturing a jello explosion.
    Mmmm, Sangria.

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    1. LOL, gotta have a Sangria for a jello explosion, right?

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  14. Fantastic! Very good use of the words. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Diane, I may just do riddles again some day!

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    2. How does one get involved in your word challenge? I'd like to give it a try!

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