Saturday, October 28, 2006

Halloween Mad Libs

This is just a random posting of some Mad Libs I wrote for Callista's halloween party. It's not intended as anything of interest, just as a way to share them with anyone who might be looking for something good geared to 2nd graders. I believe I have a good lock on second grade mentality, but that's open to discussion I suppose.

Of course, by the time google catches it for searching, it might be after Halloween. But there's always next year.


One day, I was going to the (place), and on the way, I had to pass a (adj.) graveyard. Normally, this wasn't so bad, but today was (holiday), so it seemed creepier than usual. Just as soon as I got there, the sky got dark and it began to (type of weather/precipitation). Suddenly, I heard a loud (sound) and it sounded like it was coming from inside the graveyard! I was scared, but also (feeling).
I looked closer, and I realized that one of the (plural noun) was empty! It scared me so much that I (verb ending in -ed) all the way back to my nice cozy house, where I snuggled up with my pet (animal).


It was Halloween night, and a little witch named (person at the party) decided to have a Halloween party. She decided to invite all the (adj.) creatures who lived nearby: a mummy, a vampire, and a (magical creature). She made (liquid) punch and cookies made with (noun). They all played games and (verb ending in -ed), until (time of day)! But then, sadly, it was time to leave. They went home to bed where they (verb ending in -ed) peacefully until morning.


What a weird day! First, my mom tried to give me (color) eggs and (color) toast for breakfast! Then, my I saw my dad wearing his (article of clothing) upside- down! I thought that was the end of it, but then my bus driver (verb ending in -ed) like a (noun) when she saw me. At school, my teacher told me to (verb) when all I really wanted to do was sharpen my (noun). The strangest thing was that all the kids had an extra (body part, plural), and kept asking me why I had one missing! Just when I thought the day couldn't get any weirder, I woke up and realized it was all just a dream, and really I was safe at home in my warm cozy (item in house).


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Food Network Challenge

OK - I really like this show. Not so much when they do grilling-type stuff, but when they do gingerbread, cakes, candy sculptures, etc. I just love it. Anyway, Bill and I came up with some "Food Network Challenge" titles we'd like to see:

Theme: Jungle; Ingredients: croutons and bread crumbs
Theme: Impressionist sculpture; Ingredient: soup
Theme: History of Aviation; Ingredients: toothpaste and funnel cake
Theme: World Hunger; Ingredients: caviar, lobster, filet mignon
Theme: Dogs in Heat; Ingredients: anything!

Perhaps I'll add more to the list another day. But I'll put a request out to the (possibly 3?) people reading this blog to see if you can add more! Sorry you have to be a registered blogger user, but I really hate spam. Hey, that makes me think of another...

Theme: Elvis; Ingredient: spam

I'd better be careful though. You never know if they'd actually do some of these!

Insipid emails

I got this email at work, and I just HAD to react to it!

Here's the original email:
From one pumpkin to another!

A woman was asked by a co-worker, "What is it like to be a Christian?"

The coworker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin." God picks you from the
pumpkin patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He
cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff inside.

He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new
smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the "World"
to see." This was passed on to me by another pumpkin. Now, be a good
pumpkin and pass it on to other pumpkin friends.

I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch. Hope you do
the same!

My "re-interpretation":
A woman was asked by a co-worker, "What is it like to sell your soul to the

The coworker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin." Satan picks you from
the pumpkin patch, stealing you from all your friends and comfortable home,
and removes any traces of the warm and natural earth. Then He cuts you open
and takes from you that which is most valuable - your "meat" (which can be
used to bake pies) and your seeds (which symbolize your future). Sure, he
also carves a smile, but if you look closely, it's really just a grotesque,
unnatural grin that masks the true reality: you are just an empty shell of
the person you once were!

Don't let Satan pick YOU! Warn all your friends as quickly as possible!