Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Enjoying The Weekends

As I mentioned in a previous post, I enjoy visiting Schott's Vocab. The weekend competitions there are always fun. Last weekend the competition was announced as -

Weekend Competition: Imaginary Libraries

This weekend, co-vocabularists are invited to stack the shelves of imaginary libraries based upon themes of their choosing.

The libraries can hold books, music or movies, and may be ordered according to any taxonomical whimsy.

For example:

— Books
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; A Tale of Two Cities; The Three Musketeers …
The Sun Also Rises; The Glimpses of the Moon; Delta of Venus …
The Story of O; Dial M for Murder; A Void …

With that in mind I had to write a few entries. One of them was this offering -

From A Meteorologist’s Libray Shelf

The PARTLY CLOUDY Patriot by Sarah Vowell
WITH the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E.B. Sledge
A CHANCE Encounter by Mary Balogh
OF Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Sun and Moon, ICE AND SNOW by Jessica Day George
INTO Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
THE THIRTIES In Vogue by Carolyn. Hall
BY NIGHT. in Chile by Roberto Bolano and Chris Andrews
MOSTLY Harmless by Douglas Adams
CLEAR AND Present Danger by Tom Clancy
SUNNY Side Up by Marion Roberts
TOMORROW : Adventures in an Uncertain World by Bradley Trevor Greive
WITH the Lightnings by David Drake
Strangers on a Train by Patricia HIGHSmith
IN THE Woods by Tana French
FORTIES. Fashion: From Siren Suits to the New Look by Jonathan Walford
THERE IS a River: A Novel by Charlotte Miller
VIRTUALLY Hers by Gennita Low
NO CHANCE by Christy Reece
FOR the Love of Autumn by Patricia Polacco
PRECIPITATION: Theory, Measurement and Distribution by Ian Strangeways
FOR A FEW Demons More by Kim Harrison
DAYS AND NIGHTS. by Konstantine Simonov

and this one in memory of a great cat -

When our cat named Zero passed away a few years ago we had to sort through her belongings. This, of course, included her library. We found -

Cat is Watching by Roger A. Caras

A Cat on the Cutting Edge by Lydia Adamson

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

A Cat on a Beach Blanket by Lydia Adamson

Why Cats Don’t Bark by Edie Raether

Crazy Cat People: Through Feline Eyes by Skot Jonz and Carlos Sandoval

The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know by Tracie Hotchner

When Cats Reigned Like Kings: On the Trail of the Sacred Cats by Georgie Anne Geyer

Cats to the Rescue: True Tales of Heroic Felines by Marilyn Singer and Jean Cassels

The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lilian Jackson Braun

Sleepwalking in Daylight by Elizabeth Flock

Permission to Nap: Taking Time to Restore Your Spirit by Jill Murphy Long

The Dream-Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery by Charles Martin

Zen Cat by Judith Adler and Paul Coughlin

Felinestein: Pampering the Genius in Your Cat by Cindy Ribarich and Suzanne Delzio

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife

The Best Cat Ever by Cleveland Amory

Ghost Cats: Human Encounters with Feline Spirits by Dusty Rainbolt

PS - Buried in the litter box we found - Outwitting Cats: Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Persuading the Felines in Your Life That What YOU Want Is Also What THEY Want by Wendy Christensen

But I was worried that folks may not be able to find the competition so I sang the following -

Directions To The Weekend Competition

Start from -

“Abbey Road” by The Beatles

and proceed south until you are

“Down on the Corner” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Turn right and head

“Up Around the Bend” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

“Under American Skies” by Tom Paxton & Anne Hills.

(It is best if this is done

“While You Are Alive” by Cantus)

Turn left and drive to the

“North Country” - Music From The Motion Picture by Gustavo Santaolalla.

Go past “Maggie’s Farm” by Bob Dylan

and do not go down “Desolation Row” by Bob Dylan

Soon you will arrive at

“The Ocean Blue” by The Ocean Blue.

Turn right and take the

“Roundabout” by Yes.

Ride around until thoroughly

“Dizzy on the French Riviera” by Dizzy Gillespie.

Proceed until you reach the

“South Pacific” by Richard Rodgers.

There you will find

“Words for You” by Various Artists.

“Enjoy the Silence” by Depeche Mode

as you sit at your computer

“Thinking It Over” by Liberty X.

You have

“Finally Woken” by Jem

and can finally

“Write the Vision” by Sharon Nesbitt.

Hopefully our buddy Ben will not find the

“Time To Write You Out” by Stories & Comets.

Sit down and enjoy! But remember -

“It Takes All Kinds” by Shed Theory!

Great fun!

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