Tuesday, 5 April 2011

D is for ... ??? (and some CRAZY exciting NEWS!!!)

Thanks to all who dropped by yesterday! The answer to yesterday's post was, CONFIDENCE. It seems this one was a little more tricky! A lot of people said 'cocky,' and yeah, I guess it could have been that too.

If you are new to this blog please read the note in the header above this post so you know what to do! Thanks!

"Luv, come 'ere so I can give ya tush a squeeze," slurred the man on Darrel's doorstep who looked like he'd come straight out of a chimney in Mary Poppins. Darrel turned the key to open his front door, groceries hooked over his wrist, without making eye contact. He hoped to slip passed him again without any fuss, but as soon as he put one foot in the door, the man clutched at his ankle, tumbled onto his back and looked up between his legs as if he were wearing a skirt. Without even contemplating his next move, Darrel jumped backward and nudged the old man away from him with one foot. What's that smell? But he was too late. He'd already thrown up on Darrel's brand new snake skin shoes. Fuck! Darrel kicked off his shoes, held his breath, jumped inside and slammed the door behind him. He breathed in through his nose and out through his mouth, 1 hippopotamus, 2 hippopotamus, just like the therapist had taught him. Keep it down. Keep it down. But he couldn't. Now he'd have to throw away his socks too.

So, can you guess the emotion / feeling / state of mind (a noun) depicted in this piece that begins with the letter ‘D’? Please nip over to Nicole's blog to read her interpretation of our D-prompt word. Here’s the link!

NOW FOR MY EXCITING NEWS!!!
I just scored the best job in the world! I'm going to Canada this July to teach a week of poetry at a children's writing camp run by Young Alberta Book Society! Am I allowed to squeal with joy or is that bad for my literary reputation? ;o) ... nah ... SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




 

74 comments:

  1. fear? (suffers from OCD) Congratulations, sounds like fun!
    Sue@JumpingAground

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  2. OMGosh!! Squeal away, girl! Where in Canada? R U close to moi??

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  3. Congrats on the summer gig! And your A-Z idea is really cool. A guessing game? Why didn't I think of that?

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  4. Is it disdain? Congrats!!!! That's great news! You will love it here! :)

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  5. Congrats on the job! And I guess disgusted.

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  6. I will guess disgust.

    And congratulations on the job! That's super exciting! :)

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  7. Congrats. And, I'll go with disgust.

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  8. Congrats on the job, I am really pleased for you. I think the word may be disgust/disgusted.

    Yvonne.

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  9. Ewwwwwww! LOL Great entry, Jess :) And congrats on your most awesome job this summer!

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  10. Jessica, that is totally awesome! I'm so excited for you (and maybe just a tiny bit jealous).

    Letting you know your poem is officially up this morning: Drowning in Dirty Water at www.my-poetry-place.blogspot.com

    D . . . um Daring?

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  11. this is a fun idea...I guess disgust with the PP.

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  12. D is for Disgust. At least that's what I'd be feeling!

    Congratulations on the job. You'll have such a blast!!
    Alison Pearce Stevens

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  13. Well, it reads like someone has run into a drunk and is disgusted.

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  14. That's awesome, jessica. Sounds like fun!

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  15. Disgust. Good for you!! Squealing is a perfect reaction to news like this. :D

    Thanks for visiting My Blog!

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  16. Well, we are awesome in Canada, so it's okay if you squee.

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  17. Ok I read Nicole's had I chose a different word but now I'm pretty sure it is "disgust".

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  18. ohh and congrats on your new job. That's awesome!

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  19. Woot--congrats!!!!

    I'm gonna guess Disgusted at the Drunk guy at his doorstep. ;)

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  20. Okay, now I'm sure it has to be disgust. Good entry!

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  21. I'm going with disgust...

    And I'm so excited about your trip!

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  22. Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you. My guess for your 'D' post is Disgusted. Happy Tuesday! :o)

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  23. I can't guess, because I'm too Damn excited.

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  24. Disgusted - for the story. Delighted for YOU and your summer camp job. Wooo Hooo!

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  25. Disgusted at drunken disorder. :)

    Rosie
    East for Green Eyes

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  26. Doubtless, our dauntless and daring apartment dweller was definitely disgusted with the debauched drunk dallying around his door. Delighted that it did not deter him from his destination as he was quite determined.

    Congrats :)

    Rebecca

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  27. OMG what an awesome job! That would be so fun! Color me jealous!

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  28. Ew ew ew ew ew! Retching makes me feel disgusted so that's my guess.

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  29. Sounds like Disgust.

    Great teaching opportunity in Canada! I love working with kids teaching creative writing as a guest teacher sometimes. So fun.

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  30. Disgust. Ugh!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! :-)

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  31. Congrats, Jessica. How awesome.
    Karen

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  32. I'm going with disgust. That is amazing news Jessica. Have fun. I read your poem on another blog. If I could do that I wouldn't have to write the silliness I did today.

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  33. That job sounds awesome! Congrats!

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  34. Um, disgust? Cause vomit is disgusting.

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  35. DRUNK?I speak from experience, lol.

    Congrats on your fab news! As a Canadian (albeit an expat one) I'm sure my country will welcome you with open arms and plenty of mosquitoes.

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  36. I would definately say disgust for this sample. Great job.

    Congrats on your teaching position in Canada! That's sooooo cool.

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  37. Congratulations on the job, that is exciting. My guess for the word is, disgust.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

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  38. I saw about your job on FB--Congratulations! It's so exciting!

    And um, yeah--I'll go with disgusted too! Lol!
    :)

    Jenni

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  39. Yay you!!!! I'm dancing the Happy Dance for you. Too cool!

    Disgust is what I'm guessing here, too. Great vignette, I can so sympathize with Darrel. And I'll spare you the why. :)

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  40. Ooh, enjoy your new job!!

    And I think the word is disgust?

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  41. That drunk is downright dastardly. Duh!

    But seriously, congrats on the Alberta gig! (And since it's poetry, not music, I won't tell you to break a leg.)

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  42. My guess would be disgusted. This was so much fun. I'll definitely be back tomorrow! I found your blog through Angela Felsted's blog today.

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  43. Can I come? I want to learn poetry. Is it mental age or actual?

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  44. I read Nicole's blog first, and between the maggots and your comment it could only be disgust.

    You post seals it.

    Larry

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  45. I chose Dismay over at Nicole, and I think it's the same. Or maybe Disgust?

    Congrats on the job, with the travel, it's awesome!

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  46. Jessica - how diddly wonderful .. doggone amazing .. well done is all I can say .. and just have the most wonderful time .. brilliant! Hilary

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  47. I would definitely go with "disgust". Loved the way you showed it. And congrats on the teaching gig!! I hope it's a wonderful experience for you ~ :)

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  48. I'd vote for "disgust" as the emotion.

    And congratulations on the teaching gig. Sounds like a bunch of fun.

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  49. Congratulations! I was hoping something terrific would pop your way. This is a grrrreat opportunity. Yay, you!

    Think the emotion is disgusted.

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  50. Oooh, this was fun (and a bit icky, but still fun). I shouldn't have read the comments, though, because 'disgust' is the only word that comes to mind. Well, that and dragonesque.

    No idea. Don't ask. :)

    Marie at the Cheetah

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  51. Wow, congratulations!!! That's so cool!!!

    Um, how about desperation? Or disgust?

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  52. Even before I read the comments, I thought: Disgust.
    Ann Carbine Best’s Long Journey Home

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  53. p.s. A week teaching poetry. I love poetry, reading and writing it. Young people see poetry in everything. You'll have an exciting time, I'm sure. Squeal all you'd like!!

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  54. I think your word is "Disgust"

    *Clapping loudly and stamping feet* for your great news. Congratulations Jessica. You see all good things come to those who wait!

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  55. Drunk!

    Hi there! Came across your blog thanks to Angela Felsted post! Love this idea you have going on :)

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  56. Disgust?
    Hooray for Canada! Hooray for fantastic jobs! Congratulations!

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  57. I'm thinking it might be disgust or disgusted. Congrats on the job!

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  58. I'm going with disgusted too. Fun idea to blog through emotional prompts with a partner - will definitely continue to check out the prompts for both of you.

    Congrats on the job!

    ~Alana
    (found you through the A-Z Challenge and bookmarked you - I'm blogging through the challenge too at writercize.blogpost.com)

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  59. Congratulations!! Squeeeeeling away with you! omg, you must be soo excited!!

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  60. I'll go for disgust (or drunk if we're talking about the other dude :P) And Major Congrats on the job too!!!

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