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OFOTW and NaPoWriMo Mashup

Today’s prompt: write a poem in the form of a review. You can review either animate or inanimate things, real places or imaginary places. You can write in the style of an online review (think Yelp) or something more formal that you might find in a newspaper or magazine. (I imagine that bad reviews of past boyfriends/girlfriends might be an easy way to get into this prompt, though really, you can “review” anything in your poem, from summer reading lists for third graders to the idea of the fourth dimension). “You’re never fully dressed without a smile” Miss G blooms,…

OFOTW and NaPoWriMo Mashup

Today’s challenge: write a “pastoral” poem. Traditionally, pastoral poems involved various shepherdesses and shepherds talking about love and fields, but yours can really just be a poem that engages with nature. One great way of going about this is simply to take a look outside your window, or take a walk around a local park. What’s happening in the yard and the trees? What’s blooming and what’s taking flight? Daffodil Dance Deep birth from mothers warmed. Twirl hearts, sway heads, shake-a-leg Sunshine, Death pushed aside for life reborn, Yellow, white and green. Pink, rose, and aquamarine. Forever New and Old juxtaposed, Lessons of Hope…

OFOTW and NaPoWriMo Mashup

Today’s challenge:  write a poem that addresses itself or some aspect of its self (i.e. “Dear Poem,” or “what are my quatrains up to?”; “Couplet, come with me . . .”) This might seem a little meta at first, or even kind of cheesy. But it can be a great way of interrogating (or at least, asking polite questions) of your own writing process and the motivations you have for writing, and the motivations you ascribe to your readers.

This seems impossible.  Oh well, What’s a challenge, without a challenge. First the outfit. I’m ready to go to my ASQ leadership meeting. I love these giant snaps on my favorite blue blazer.  If anyone has tips

OFOTW #2: Kicking into Spring

Okay,this picture shows I’m uncomfortable with this “Outfit of the Week” Project.  My fashion blogger friend, says she always takes faces out of the post.  I wonder if my face will start to look relaxed and comfortable as my project progresses.

DSC06154I really, really want spring and warmer weather to get here.  It’s not.  It’s


I’m not going to post an outfit everyday.  Holy smokes, I’m not that brave or that confident.  Heck, I probably don’t even have enough clothes for that.

Maybe there’s some room in fashion for an unconscious competent.  Someone who likes to get dressed and not think about it again.

Photo Friday: OFOTD

Okay, this is a little way out of my comfort zone. A selfie.  My hair is still wet from the shower. I’m taking the selfie in the mirror.  I guess that’s why it came out sort of impressionistic. CeCi got me this top and Nikki-Bikki tank underneath for my birthday.  Doesn’t it just invite spring to get going. (The Nikki-Bikki is kinda like a firmer, holding in my jiggles.) CeCi’s friend has the lovely Faith & Grace Boutique, where she bought this outfit.   Love these pretty little shoes from Hotter.  Hotter has the most comfy shoes ever. By the way,…

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