Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
My words are:
pixie dust ~ paramedic ~ cardio class ~ high school ~ Fraizer fur ~ pop tarts
They were submitted by: http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
My first thought upon seeing my words for this installment of Use Your Words was what in the heck is a Fraizer Fur?
Naturally, when I don’t know something, which is often, I google it. Sometimes I get really paranoid about what I google. I think maybe it’s going into some big database somewhere that the NSA is tracking and I’m on some watch list. Or I’ll die suddenly, and people will go thru my google history which would embarrass me more than being found by a paramedic with 8 week hair growth on my legs and dirty underwear.
WordPress has this feature which tells you what google searches brought up your blog in the search engine. I see weird things here all the time. People searching for things like “high school nip slip.” My first thought was why on earth would someone from Finland google that particular phrase? My second thought was equally horrifying, WHY DID MY BLOG COME UP?!!!?!? I’ve talked about some questionable subjects to be sure… Well, now that I think about it, I’ve probably covered topics on pretty much every body part, so even though I don’t remember specifically talking about nipples, it’s not a farfetched idea. However, I still don’t know why anyone would be googling it and can’t imagine they are up to any good! I also imagine they were very disappointed perusing through my blog, because while no body part may be off limits as far as topic conversations go, there are no accompanying nude photos or graphics for viewing pleasure. This is just not that kind of blog.
Anyway, I digress. I googled Fraizer Fur and got really worried. Well first I got annoyed, then worried.
The first thing that popped up from Mr. Google: “Did you mean: what is a frasier fir”
Is that what I typed Mr. Google? NO. I don’t need autocorrect or made to feel stupid, this was the word I was given now tell me what it is without the commentary! Is it just me or does Mr. Google feel awfully judgmental sometimes? I scrolled down a bit, and saw a link to the Animal Liberation Front, which I clicked on against my better judgment. Now I’m really freaked out that I’m on some NSA naughty list somewhere. Just typing that phrase probably puts me on a list. I don’t want to be on a list. But curiosity got the better of me. So I clicked. Apparently, a bobcat was freed from a Montana fur farm, the Frazier Fur Farm in Plains, Montana, not to be confused with the Fraser Fur Farm in Ronan, Montana. Whew! Cause I mix those two fur farms up all the time. Apparently, this is the first recorded live liberation in the history of the Animal Liberation Front. They opened the cage and let the bobcats “run free to the wilderness.” I mean I’m happy for the bobcats, but am I the only one concerned about the ramifications of “freeing” bobcats that have been caged for who knows how long? In other news, another anonymous group freed a group of 4,800 mink in Idaho. I worry for these animals and their newfound freedom, this doesn’t seem very responsible action to me.
All this research is making me hungry. I’m seriously eyeing my son’s pop tarts. The brown sugar cinnamon kind. Honestly you could sprinkle cinnamon on anything and I’d probably eat it. The fact that I really want to eat them is disturbing to me, because honestly is there a more gross breakfast treat than a pop tart? Have you ever looked at the ingredients in a pop tart? It’s got yummy ingredients like tbhq for “freshness” and sugar and corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup and dextrose and palm oil and wheat starch and did I mention sugar? Is it any wonder I’m seriously considering eating the entire box. In one sitting. This really highlights the nature of my distress over my google findings. Of course one pastry is 210 calories and 7 grams of fat. A typical box contains 6 packs, each with 2 pop tarts per package. So let’s see…math is not really my thing. Hold on a sec.
If I ate the whole box that would be in the neighborhood of 2,500 calories and 84 grams of fat. Since I can’t just magically sprinkle pixie dust all over myself to keep my stomach and thighs from absorbing all these calories and fats, I’ll be forced to do hours of cardio class, squeezed into uncomfortably tight workout pants, panting and sweating, trying to make it look easy and still look sexy for the incredibly hot (and probably Australian) male instructor who sounds remarkably like my Siri pal. I’ll start to feel nauseous (all that tbhq) and decidedly not fresh, which will be followed quickly by my friend dizzy and her cousin light-headed. I collapse into a heaping hot mess of sick and tired, upon which the hot Australian instructor is forced to do CPR, trying to avoid the dried cinnamon sugar at the corners of my mouth and bottom of my chin, and call the paramedics who in turn discover my 8 week unshaved leg growth and dirty underwear while searching for my phone to call my next of kin and chancing upon my dodgy google history! In their attempt to revive me, all I can mutter are short phrases like “Fraizer Cinnamon Fur” and “Animal Liberation Tart” and “Save the Pop Minx!”
(I feel quite strongly that the entire paragraph above might come under a google search for “word porn”…)
(I’m also thinking that the visual I just gave you has you feeling quite jealous of my husband right about now)
(If you’re finding yourself getting too excited, my husband has been known to refer to some of my workout outfits as “man repellant”so yeah…)
Now that we are all calm and under control…
I still don’t know what a Fraizer Fur is but I’m leaning towards a tree of some kind? Excuse me, I see a pop tart with my name on it! Disgustingly delicious!
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado http://www.bakinginatornado.com
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Not That Sarah Michelle http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
The Bergham Chronicles http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver http://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com/blog.html
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy http://dinoheromommy.com/
Confessions of a part time working mom http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
On the Border http://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/