Three Things Challenge # 23

I am a rockstar , I am

But I have a bit of trouble

That tendency I have of

All the time getting into

Trouble and messing up

In a pickle, you might say

Just like yesterday, I did

Got caught on the beach

Trying to surf without aboard

Or swimming without the trunks!

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Three Things Challenge # 22

It is Tuesday night, they will gather at Art’s home. A group of musicians and friends into the bargain. They loved these get togethers, a time kept aside to pursue their favorite pastime, practicing chamber music. They felt that it increased the harmony between their playing and comfort level they had with each other.

After an extended session, the broke up for refreshments. Art had provided a beautifully arranged display of fruits, breads and cheeses. The Swiss cheese was the best he could get as it was his favorite.

What an amazing evening. Food for the soul and food for the body, both excellent!

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Tuesday, chamber music, Swiss cheese

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The Halloween party was over and a tired and sleepy Sam accompanied his mom home. All the kids had a smashing time at the party, which was co-hosted by parents of a couple of kids from his class. They had come up with this idea last year and now they would be doing it on a rotation basis. The idea was simple. The kids would gather after school , at chosen venue. They all chipped in for the refreshments and the kids would dress up in their costumes and go together for trick and treating to the neighborhood. After they were done, a pizza dinner followed and then back home.

Today Sam was a wearing a Batman costume. He was in love with this superhero character and was always looking of ways to put on his cape and mask. ” Mom, I am going to put my costume in the washing machine. I spilled some apple juice on it” Sam said. His mom suppressed her smile and agreed, ruffling his hair. Thank God, Halloween is over for another yeas, she thought to herself.

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Three things challenge # 20

Riding my bike to and from school

Every day morning and afternoon

How I enjoy the wind touching my face

Every day morning and afternoon

The helmet is a bit of nuisance I feel

But I know I have to follow the rules

When I pedal my bike faster and faster

My one foot working in tandem with other

It feels like I am flying through the air

The feeling has no parallel, I think it is

Far better than sitting on my couch at home

Watching the Telly, and hibernating not for me

Riding my bike to and from the school

Every morning and afternoon

 

You can guess from this poem that I loved to ride my bike and enjoyed it better than sitting at home in front of the television.

 

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Three things challenge # 19

Hang man

Do you remember this game? One of us would write the required number of dashes on the black board, after the class was over, and the friends playing would try to guess the name or word that was in the first players mind. The fishing for the clues was fun. Often the whole game was nuked by a lucky guess from one of the other group. I remember once a friend asked the name of a movie, and one luck guess was the letter ‘ J’ ! Today’s prompt took me to that game today. The name of the movie was;

Those daring young men in their Jaunty jalopies.

I wonder if kids still play this game. Have you done that?

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Fish, Nuke, Jalopy

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Three Things Challenge # 18 Jan

 

Have you ever felt overpowered by all this advertising around us? This modern-day civilization is at the mercy of media and its campaigns. We are bombarded by ads on all media platforms. It can be social media, print media or the good old conventional television and films. There is an invasion of images, tag lines and campaign slogans in our daily lives. Saturating our senses with this overload of advertisement so that when we extend our hand to pick up a product from the shelf in the store, our mind will direct our hand to pick up the product we have been brainwashed about. The ads are so seductive in luring our senses that we start to believe what we hear or read in the different forms of media. There is no getting away from this onslaught of commercialization!

 

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Overpowered, Civilization, Invasion

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Three things challenge # 17

The apple tree has a hundred shiny red apples

I wonder why don’t I make a nice pie out of them

They are just the right sort, a bit tart and not too sweet

There is an ample amount to choose from, all ripe and ready

Some even on the ground, being nibbled upon by the tiny

Dormouse which is looking for food before going to sleep

I can have my pie ready for tonight, along with the chicken

Served with cream cheese topping that we all love.

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Apple, Cheese, Dormouse

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Three Things Challenge # 16

The blaring radio music was now emitting just static and it was getting on his nerves. What was wrong with it, he thought with his irritation just under the surface. He didn’t want to lose his temper or his control would snap too. He was very fastidious about his work and didn’t want to spoil the effort he had put in by losing his concentration.

Ah! At last. He gently laid the cheese grater aside and pushed the prepared pizza into the wood burning over. He was sure that his guests, waiting at the dinner table would appreciate this creation made wholly fresh by him.

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Static, Nerves, Cheese grater

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Three Things Challenge # 14 ;The Miniature Automatons

I came across this very interesting information when I was researching Automatons.

Enjoy this article.

Automatons reached their moment of greatest splendor in 18 century Europe, when the miniaturization of the devices became possible thanks to the development of clockwork mechanisms. This is why many of the most famous builders of automata were also reputed watchmakers. For instance, the Swiss master Pierre Jaques-Droz built three automata of extraordinary complexity between 1768 and 1774.

The three little automatons built by the Swiss master Jaquet-Droz. Credit: MAHN

They were known as the Little Writer, the Little Draughtsman and the Little Musician because they only measured about 60 centimetres. They integrated a system of “coded” discs (with punched edges) and hundreds of moving parts that allowed them to write individual letters with real ink and paper, make drawings and even play music on a real organ at their scale.

This information is from the site; www. History.com

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automaton, magical, twilight

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