Happy Easter! Had a day where I relived part of my childhood. Every Easter my sister and I would get new butterfly nets, and after lunch my parents would take us to Crow Hill to hunt for salamanders. Well today our kids all got “bug hunting kits” and after lunch my parents took all of us to Crow Hill. We thought for SURE we wouldn’t find anything. But Dad, true to form, found a HUGE tadpole, a fish (yes, he caught it in the net and we put it in one of the containers for about a minute (they held water), and a salamander!
The boys, only 4, were more interested in throwing rocks into the water, and junior fell and got a great scratch from a stick near his eye (yikes), but my sister and I were suitably impressed that dad can still gather creatures on demand.
Okay, for those among you who want to see the finger picture, here it is. Remember, it’s not for everyone.
Okay, so far today I came up with a 35 and a 34 letter sentence. I’ll probably keep trying. But I want to read the book, and the author keeps throwing out the efforts of the townspeople, and I don’t want to steal their good “z” words. Here are my two:
“Wave a box of crazy milk jug quilts, Daphne”
“Quick crazy hogs milk a box of new pet doves.” Oh crap, that one is missing a J. Back to the drawing board.
Oh, and I didn’t say they’d be GOOD sentences.
I currently reading Ella Minnow Pea : A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable, which I can’t summarize in this small space (so click the link and read the Amazon summary.)
So the main task facing the characters in this book is to create a sentence using only 32 letters, which employs all the letters of the alphabet, to replace “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”.
So now I can’t continue reading the book until I come up with my OWN sentence (35 letters or less, because quick brown is 35 letters) because I don’t want to cheat and be influenced by their sentence.
At some point tomorrow I will take a webcam picture of the frankenstein finger. I may not put it directly on the dump page, but will at least link to it. Watch this space or the main dump page….