14 March 2014

Fragment Friday TGIF Edition

Lookee! New yarn. Whatever will it be when it grows up?

1.  Since I've been in a poetry writing lull (in editing mode instead) I decided to write some traditional form poetry. Sonnets, a cento, some ekphrastic poems and the like. Somehow, having to play within the rules makes writing the poem an interesting challenge. Then again, rules were made to be broken...

2.  I would really like to write a renga, but I need some collaborators. Anyone game?

3.   After some wonderful spring-like weather we're headed back to snow and ice. I'm still thinking about planting garden boxes. And a few more trees. What are your plans for spring? 

4.  In an attempt to edge into the future, I got a new all electronic washing machine. I'm tempted to name it Hal, but I fear the response I might get - benign like this: I am completely operational, and all my circuits are functioning perfectly. Or malevolent like this: Me - "Wash dog blankets." Hal -  "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." Me - "Who's Dave??" *punches buttons frantically*

* Bonus round, name that movie.
**Maybe I should name the dryer Dave. Hmmm...

5.  Attempting to get excited about upcoming baseball season. Fail miserably after remembering I root (rooted?) for the Rockies. Will probably cave and watch some games anyhow, because, you know, baseball. What will you be rooting for you didn't intend to this year?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

2014, A Gillette Odyssey

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Ah, yes, the sequel to 2001 A Space Odyssey!
About that baseball...you should come to the Twin Cities and see the Minnesota Twins play in their Minneapolis stadium. We have a guest room. And dogs.

Constance Brewer said...

Hal sings a polite song when he's done washing clothes. All to lull us into a false sense of security...

Constance Brewer said...

I wouldn't mind seeing another ball team play. Last time I was in Minneapolis was about 10 years ago...

Anonymous said...

Hal will be requiring microbrew laundry detergent before long....beware!

Constance Brewer said...

He's already demanded HE laundry detergent. What more could he ask for?
Lavender scented softener?

Anonymous said...

"Lavender scented softener?"

If he asks for that you'll know for sure which team he's on...

Constance Brewer said...

Yeah, he's on the Rockies team... or is that pansy scented?