Saturday, November 6, 2010

With A Twist, Please!

I know that it may be time

but I am getting ahead of
the game and am gonna

No, not with my clock!

I am springing forward
by posting my Saturday Centus
post on Saturday!
What a concept!

You mean you don't participate?
You ought to be ashamed!

I know you are getting older and
your brain needs to be exercised!

Yes, I said it!

I have a personal brain trainer.
Yes, I do!

Her name is Jenny Matlock
and she puts me to the test every Saturday!

How, you ask?

That was you asking, wasn't it?

My personal brain trainer gives me a 100 word
writing assignment every Saturday...
but she gives me all week to work on it!

Doesn't she know I am in the bluebird group?
Obviously not.

In addition to giving me an entire week,
she also gives me a writing prompt which I
can use anywhere in my story...
and she doesn't even make me count those words!

Here is this week's prompt:

"It was the 11th anniversary of..."

So how about you join in the mental push-ups today?

Just go HERE to read all the wonderful stories
and then exercise your brain by writing your own!

Come on!
We may be a flabby group
(speaking for myself, of course),
but we have some ripped brains!

Here is my contribution for this week.
The prompt is in italics.

I showed you mine...
now you show me yours!

It was the 11th anniversary of my 1st date with the 2nd cousin of my 3rd husband. It happened on the 4th day of the 5th month during my 6th year of celibacy.

Before I knew it, I was in my 7th month of pregnancy. I was expecting my 8th child. There wouldn’t be a 9th. I swore off gin.

The baby entered the world at the intersection of 10th Avenue and 11th Street. I named her Martini for obvious reasons.

The father of the baby offered to marry me…on the 12th of never.

This anniversary reminded me.

I need to get my life in order.


June Freaking Cleaver said...

We all mark our lives with numbers - you outdid yourself here!

And it's never too late to get one's life in order!

Sue said...



Viki said...

Oh man, your centus was so cool, funny and clever. All those numbers almost gave me a headache LOL. Good job.

My name is PJ. said...


Bookie said...

This so funny and so clever!!!! Kudos!

Sue said...

After working with "numbers" all day, your blog made me dizzy to read. Wait, I forgot I'm blonde, left-handed, Gemini. Maybe that is what made me dizzy and your post was very mathematical (did I spell that right)?

Take care, Sue

gautami tripathy said...

Awesome post!!!!!!!!!!

embracing weeds

Sue said...

Oh my goodness...after all that YES you do need to get your life in order
(and I have to remember to turn my clocks back tonight!)


Tgoette said...

LOL! I loved this creative and clever take on the prompt! You really did an excellent job. I'm also so jealous you posted already. I guess I'll be tardy to the party as usual.


The Vintage Kitten said...

LOL! Brilliant post X

jfb57 said...

such fun! Well done you number 1 you!

trash talk said...

Did you say Centus or Census...all those numbers...I got confused!
Great job my friend.

Kat said...

This was brilliant, funny and very, very original. Yep, definitely think you need to swear off the gin LOL. Loved your take on the prompt. And I loved your intro, these memes really are a form of mental gymnastics, aren't they? Kat

Tracy said...

Good job there. I love your introduction as well Mine is where I hope to be in 11 years My divorce is imminent so I need to prepare to not look back

Tina said...

brilliant use of the numbers there. I particualry liked the 12th of never!

Teresa said...

I love this one! Amazing how you managed to count all the way up. Even more amazing--I see flashes of myself in there.

Judie said...

This is screamingly clever! Brava!

Anonymous said...

Delirious :)

ReformingGeek said...

That's a great reason to swear off gin!

What a fun use of the prompt.

Ames said...

Clever, clever, clever girl! This was so creative. You really put some thought into it didn't you. I like it! ~Ames

noexcuses said...

Very clever! I loved this one!

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

"Before I knew it, I was in my 7th month of pregnancy. I was expecting my 8th child. There wouldn’t be a 9th. I swore off gin."


I want to steal this line and turn it into a book.

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

Cool! And, Simply Said. Nice job.

Lynnie said...

Too funny! I love it!

Jenny said...

This. Was. Amazing.

Totally and completely and, gee whiz, if I trained your brain to do even 1/100000000th of that I must be pretty darned awesome.


Best SC post this week by a landslide.

The Saturday this Centus went live was my husbands and my 11th wedding Anniversary and this, amazing girl, is the coolest Anniversary gift of all!

Thank you for linking!

This cool post was like a wonderful gift!