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On the 3rd Day, S Sails Away

I hope you enjoyed the wordplay tIme in yesterday’s blog, with its (anagram of MIST’s remaining ist letters yesterday, which was the original idea I had in my head going into the blog) punchline of I maybe being some t-I-me; while remembering Oates’s heroism; developing during the blog posting, in real time, reminiscent of the 202 blog posts that make up XaW Files: Beyond Humanity.

Afterwards, I thought the image of Oates struggling against the snowstorm was like my writing trying to make headway in the ‘snowflake’ culture; reminding me of the Tucker and Dale vs Evil comedy horror movie, where a couple of friendly rednecks are attacked by silly students, reversing the horror stereotype, greenYgrey style.

I was likewise recently reminded of trying to help pseudo-alphas while watching Kangaroo Dundee trying to help Roger the kangaroo on the BBC, whose upper body physique and pose is evidence for Darwinian evolution’s theory that we all share a common ancestry to me:

Sun Doesn’t Rise or Set

If the mistYmuse has made you wonder why we have solstices and equinoxes, and shorter and longer days, then these two videos explain it pretty well.

Sorry if this blog post has been too long. It’s been a bit of a trip down memory lane, back to where the greenYgrey was! I didn’t intend it to be so, but guess the MIST’s S evaporation was always going to be a Special day. Shame it wasn’t a Sunday really, although Saturday is the next best thing.

For more sunny entertaining education wordplay, look no further than XaW Files: Beyond Humanity... and the sun!

Creative Chaos Blog Award

I’d like to thank Jennifer over at the step-on-a-crack blog for nominating this blog for a Creative Chaos award. There are a few tasks involved:
1.  You must tell 3 completely weird things about your habits.  If you claim to have no weird habits, you’re lying and we’ll have to send an investigative team for further analysis.
2.  You must tell why you look at the “glass half full” scenario and ask “what? No coffee?”
3.  Complete one the following essay questions:  A.  You find yourself in a desolate place when your car breaks down.  You have no cellphone service, no Walmart (I know, GASP, right?), and only a candy bar for food.  It is 150 miles to the closest town.  What color are your pants and why?  B.  You find yourself having to ride an elevator quite frequently.  How do you pass the time to show off your creativity?
4. Then you are to nominate 5 random people.
5. Make sure to show proper gratitude to the person who nominated you whether that is to shower them with gifts, prizes, and cash or to see that they are put into a clown costume and photographed for internet mocking.
6.  Make sure to post the award somewhere other than the underside of the toilet seat.
Here goes on mine:

Task 1.

  1. I zigzag while running through trees hoping it’ll sharpen my body, mind and spirit. Awaken me.
  2. Sometimes I pretend I’m a wolf while running.
  3. I write as a vegetarian werewolf on the Greenygrey website.
Task 2:

I usually have a couple of big full mugs of strong coffee in the morning, and it helps lift off my writing day. So a glass half full of something else in the morning would make me worry “what? No coffee? Not ideal for a long morning of writing!”

Task 3: You find yourself in a desolate place when your car breaks down. You have no cellphone service, no Walmart, and only a candy bar for food. It is 150 miles to the closest town. What color are your pants and why? 

They’re sandy, because I’m in the desert, and my pants can chameleonise.

Task 4:

My nominations are:

  1. http://www.bobscotney.blogspot.co.uk/
  2. http://travelthroughhistory.blogspot.co.uk/
  3. http://tigergroves.wordpress.com/
  4. http://carolinegillpoetry.blogspot.co.uk/
  5. http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/
Tasks 5 and 6 have been completed with the writing of this blog, so that’s it. Thanks again to Jennifer, good luck to all the deserving nominees, and thanks for reading.

Werewolf of Oz Editing for Epic Fantasy Travel Book

Hi, it’s Green again.  We are busy editing Grey’s Werewolf of Oz rambles for a literary nonsense masterpiece, which we plan on charging a little for, as we’re putting so much work into it, and hopefully to keep the trolls away. It is the epic tale of one half of a legendary werewolf; that’s Grey; taking the long Oz dust sandy path on a quite amazing quest to reunite with its other half; that’s me.

Editing the Werewolf of Oz

Although Grey is doing a greyt job blogging from Oz, it is perhaps understandable under its circumstances that it isn’t the top notch quality prose of our combined North American Rambles.  So the remaining team at the Greenygrey have been carefully editing and interpreting its blogs to make them worthy of you.

We just caught up with yesterday’s Werewolf of Oz, and here’s the edit.  We hope you like the changes we’ve made, which are after the poem, and think it’s a worthwhile improvement.

108.  Bye Bye Bingie, we’re off on a Bottlenose Travel Fantasy

I awoke later than the others, and they seemed all ready to leave when I first looked up. They were chatting jollily, and there seemed to be a new spirit amongst them.

Buzzing Off from the Bees of Bingie

The bees put on a great brekkie of honey nut munchers, and I felt a new surge of energy flow through my body. I almost felt green, and thought my emerald cork hat might be glowing. I asked the others, but they could see no change in it.

After munching
all the munchers
we made our way
out to sea
for parley
with Barry
and family.

Be Safe said the Bees at Sea

The bees flew out out as far as the first horizon, which was the limit of their safe flight range; but some bungeed a little further. They all sang goodbyee. It was a beeautiful sight from the clear early morning ocean, lit up aquamarine by the new day’s sun.

The harness and raft worked well. Barry and I swam in the front, with Barry’s wife and three calves in two rows behind us. It felt good to be a dolphin again, and to be swimming in the open sea with great company; although sad to be without bee.

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Blogging Award Thankfully Accepted

Immense thanks to Jennifer at the Step on a Crack (http://steponacrack.wordpress.com/) blog for nominating this blog for a Versatile Blog award.  It was a really nice surprise at the start of the new year.  On her blog, Jennifer writes about tough subjects, which is what I think blogging is ideal for. According to the requirements of the award I should now:
• Nominate 15 other bloggers
• Inform my nominees
• Share 7 random facts about myself
• Thank those who nominated me
• Add a picture of the award to this post
Here’s 15 other bloggers:
KJP Garcia’s poetry site. 
de jackson’s poetry site.
David Robinson’s writing site.
Jean Knill’s writing and poetry site.
Alberta Ross’s writing site.
Ruth Kozak’s blog for the Travel Thru History website.
Trevor Belshaw’s writing blog.
nice newish poetry and writing site.
Ledia’s writing and poetry site.
Sajeev Menon’s poetry, philosophy and photography site.
Marit Meredith’s blog for the Pages magazine.
Zumwalt’s decades of poetry.
Stories by A.S.J. Ellis
Book marketing advice.
Lesley’s bucket list for 2012.
And 7 Random Facts:
  1. I hitch-hiked a lot when younger.
  2. I’ve travelled to all the populated continents.
  3. I have run three marathons.
  4. I am a published writer and poet.
  5. I have a PhD.
  6. I had a trial with a professional football/soccer club.
  7. I often do stupid things and feel very lazy.
    Now, to let my nominees know…

Liebster Award for FMPoetry. Thanks to KJP Garcia.

Wow, fmpoetry had a nice surprise this morning, as we’ve been given a Liebster Award by KJP Garcia.  Many thanks to Kenyatta for the award.  Also thanks to all the poets and readers that have kept this site going with their creativity and time.
The Liebster Award
KJP’s excellent blog had been awarded the Liebster by the writeitfeelit blog, and then Kenyatta was supposed to pick five blogs to pass it on to, and this blog was the first chosen on the list.
KJP explains the Liebster Award thus:
Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.
If you receive the award, you should:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite bloggers and keep it going!
Passing on the Liebster Award 
As this is a poetry site I thought I should focus on other poetry sites, and apologies to anybody who thinks they deserve to be on the list but aren’t.  My five picks are:
1.  http://tigergrove.wordpress.com/

2. http://norfolkpoetsww.blogspot.com/

3. http://www.sarah-james.co.uk/
4. http://lewisturco.typepad.com/odd_and_invented_forms/
5. http://realmofthecrow.wordpress.com/