Thursday, September 4, 2008

And the winner is...

First of all, here are this week's winning sentences:

I thought the EXECRABLE, RUGOSE, CHIMERA to be one of the most ELDRITCH beings I encountered in that INSULAR world, a creature so INELUCTABLE and ATAVISTIC that I suffered from URTICATION just thinking about it in its DORMANT phase let alone its RECRUDESCENT one. (Jean)

Make sure you buy the rugose chips that hold the dip so well in their grooves. (RaiderGirl3)

Two roads diverged in a wood and I had a choice: parsimony or affluence for the rest of my life which really wasn't much of a choice. (RaiderGirl3)

The constantly cranky chimera was glad of his sudden recrudescence, for now his execrable younger brother could not refer to him as a rugose old fart. (Carl)

When the execrable and affluent lothario returned home, he felt sure that his alibi would satisfy his empathic wife, but after he fell asleep and began to snore as she was talking to him, she let her gravamen be known by gluing him to the couch as he slept, loading the couch onto the truck, driving it to the sea, depositing it in the tidal pool of her insular retreat and awakenening her dormant octupi and jellyfish which she let enjoy their recrudescence by giving the sleeping idiot a good urtication. (Rich)

This week's bonus word: eldritch (Jean, Carl)

Well, both Jean and Rich went for the gusto this final week, and it paid off for both of them! The winner turned out to be Rich, and though I swear it was entirely above board, we want to avoid the appearance of impropriety and are going to give the second place finisher, Jean, a $10 Amazon gift certificate as well. And don't worry, Rich, we're giving you one, too!

Thank you all so much for playing! Not only do we really enjoy reading all your fabulous writing, it really is helpful to Annie as well! I was amazed at how close a game it was all along. I really, really, really hope you ALL will come back and play Game 3! Annie has a review test for the quarter coming up next week, and then has a couple weeks break before we begin her next vocabulary unit. But please come back the first week of October when the first round of Game 3 will be posted. Thanks again!

4 comments:

Jean said...

Wow! Thanks! As usually happens on Amazon.com or BN.com, I ordered a second book to get free shipping. Spurred by the gift card, I ordered Ethnic Knitting: Norway, Netherlands, and Peru as well as Meditations on Violence, a comparision of martial arts training and real-world violence. Talk about a contrast, but hey, knitting needles can be used for protection in a pinch. Thanks again!

Debi said...

Jean,
You're welcome! And I'm guessing knitting needles could made pretty effective weapons in skilled hands like yours. :)

Jean said...

Do you get ABC Family channel? There's a mini-series called Samurai Girl (made by Disney, so it should be okay for kids) starting tonight at 8:00. I have no idea how "realistic" it will be, but the on-line trailer showed a girl swinging a katana. Annie was so interested in kendo, I thought perhaps she'd like to watch it. As I said, I have no idea how realistic the sword action will be....

Carl V. said...

Congrats to everyone, it was a lot of fun, I'll certainly be back for more. I would ask, as a favor for all of us, that you send out emails to all of us who participated when the next game starts.