Sunday, March 20, 2011

To Renew The Flagging Enthusiasm

Over the past little while I have been brainstorming some ways to get the blog going again, since (as Dad mentioned in an earlier post) we seem to have lost some momentum. While I would like to make it clear that I don't think this is inherently a bad thing, I thought it might be fun to liven things up a bit.

So, here's my idea: what if we played a series thing this week? Each person could come up with some kind of game or challenge that the rest of us could respond to in comments. Or maybe we could respond by our posts. I'm not exactly sure how it would work. I don't even know if you guys want to actually do it. I'm just throwing the idea out there.

Regardless of whether anyone else wants to jump on board, I would like to start with my post. The game I came up with is one that we've played many times before. The object is, at the end of the game, to have constructed an entire story. Someone starts with a sentence and each person adds to it. To complicate things (because I love complications), I have come up with a set of rules.

1. Each person can only post one sentence, until at least two other people have followed them.
2. You can't rewrite previous sentences in your own response.
3. You cannot use either of the first two letters of your middle name in your sentence (for example, i can't use E or V)
4. Your sentence has to begin with a consecutive letter of the alphabet (I start with A, the next person B, etc), unless that letter is one of two forbidden by rule number 3, in which case the writer will use the next consecutive letter

Capeesh everyone?

And of course, as the blogger of the day, I will start:

A small orphan, lightly skipping down a brick road, ran into a surprisingly stationary rabbit.

Love you guys,


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  2. Carly now lay prone gazing upward on a solid furry mammal. (THis is jusT abouT impossible wiTH no T's or Hs!)

  3. Decidedly still, "furry mammal" stared back at Carly, its implacable eyes glittering.

  4. Ears twitching, the rabbit then bore its impeccably sharp teeth.

  5. Flying quickly a diving eagle's claws grasped for animate iron bunny's head.