Today’s post is a writing challenge. 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.
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: green ~ Irish ~ beer ~ sappy ~ juke box ~ closed the bar
They were submitted by: Spatulas on Parade
Well it’s that time of year again. The time when even those with a little Irish in our heritage let our Green show to the world. My father insists our Irish left us via diapers as babies and only our German heritage remains. I beg to differ.
My Littlest had to dress as a green crayon for her most recent school concert. (They have been doing more a show/theme than simply a concert – it’s actually pretty cool.) I happily spent $10 buying her a little green skirt knowing full well she could utilize it on St. Patrick’s Day. And if you know me at all buying something full price is NOT something I do lightly. I know it’s a little sappy but she’s still little enough she’ll let me pick out her clothing for the day and I grab onto those moments when I possible.
Every year for the past four or five years I’ve run a race the weekend before (or of if it falls on) St. Patrick’s Day. It’s called “Get Lucky” and it’s the largest 7K race around. There’s also a 21K but with snowboarding I’m not trained up for that distance this early in the season. It’s at 9am. It’s insane. There are serious runners. There are serious runners like me that are turtles. There are walkers. There are people carrying beer as they run. It’s huge…like 13,000 people huge so you get a little bit of everything! There are a number of Irish bars along the route and particularly at the end. And there’s this one that always has the door open and blares music out its old juke box to encourage us to run on…on to the end…on to the bar….where many will stay until they close the bar.
Personally I’ve never closed a bar. I’ve stayed late at friends’ houses enjoying a beverage or several but never at a bar. I wonder if it’s because I’m frugal…or more comfortable in a smaller group? Or just never really had the opportunity? Huh….
Actually the first time I ever had a beer after a race with my awesome blogging bestie Snarkfest when we ran the Marine Corp Half Marathon nearly two years ago. I haven’t had a beer after a race since…I think I’m saving it for the special occasions I get to run with her…so NEXT MAY!?!?!?
Anyway – hope you have a spectacular weekend. The weather is crazy weird here in western Wisconsin and we had a near record high yesterday…and that means nearly 70. In March. Our typical snowiest month. I’ll take it. (I’d rather be snowboarding – but at least this way when I run I won’t fall into any snow and ice covered ditches!)
AND!!!! I am honor to be included in a soon to be released Anthology. “Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor” or “SMITH.” Check my Facebook page for release info : www.facebook.com/eviljoyspeaks.
Now…Go read some more awesomeness…..
EJ out – to get my roots to match the rest of my not gray hairs.
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
http://www.BakingInATornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com Battered Hope
http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/ Eileen’s Perpetually Busy
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com Someone Else’s Genius
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://www.southernbellecharm.com Southern Belle Charm
http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com Searching for Sanity
http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com Sparkly Poetic Weirdo