Friday, February 13, 2009

The Informal Formal Awarding of the Licorice Lasso

Ahh! Remember back to the days of Nano? I don't know about you, but that feels like ages ago to me. Ages!

But thinking back, I get nostalgic. Thinking about all that productive writing time. The days when Holly Cupala and I played Let's Write 5000 Words Today. A fun game. Anyone want to play sometime?

Well, those 5K days created this strange morphing of the cracking of the whip. Werplash! Until somehow it turned into a licorice lasso. (Yah, I'm not sure exactly how that happened either.)

When I was in great need of additional motivation in December, the La La Challenge was issued. The big prize? The licorice lasso. Oh, yah! Coveted, I tell ya.

Except that the big prize was never formally awarded.

It was about time! Or at least that's what the big winner, Martha Brockenbrough, said to me when I finally handed over the prize. Well, no. That's a fib. I just added it for a little drama. BUT she should have said it.
Sound the horns. No...crack the whips. Swing the lassos! And congratulate, Martha!

How 'bout that lasso? Is it the tiniest, saddest thing you've ever seen?

So I gave her two plus many multi-colored strings. Hopefully they will help her wrangle up many colorful, yummy words.

I think it all stared to go to her head. Or maybe it was just working...


Thanks for always being inspiring, Martha!

5 comments:

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Look into my licorice eyes...you will do as I command! Fold my laundry! Wipe the handprints off my walls! On the count of three....

Yeah, I didn't think that would work. Which is why I ate the licorice yesterday as I wrote. Sweet delicious flogging!

kim baker said...

You guys had all kinds of fun!
Sorry I missed it.

Congratulations, Martha!

jillalex said...

Hmmmmm. Licorice and Hot Tamales. I'm sensing a sweet tooth, Jolie!

holly cupala said...

How did I miss the awarding of the Licorice Lasso? You couldn't have awarded it to a more deserving gal.

I'm up for another 5K day or two next week! MTTh, name the day.

Cuppa Jolie said...

Kim...we missed you!

Jill...I have cruel, cruel sweet tooth!

Holly...I barely got to bat my eyelashes at you the other night. Sigh! Did I have to open my big mouth about a 5K day? Sheesh. Perhaps we will play.