Friday, November 11, 2005

Flip, Pick, and Riff

So, it happened...I got tagged by Goobergrl in this game, started by lecram. (Sorry y'all I haven't figured out how to link in my posts yet.) Anyway, here it goes... ... As per the rules on lecram's blog:
1. FLIP: open a dictionary and point to a word.
2. Type the word into Google images.
3. PICK an image that strikes you.
4. Write a 10 line RIFF of the image.
5. Use the word or the meaning of the word at least once within the first 5 lines of your riff.
6. Tag 3 other bloggers on your list.

My Word: fair
It was that time of year again, time for the county fair! As I made my way to the entrance gate I could already smell the familiar smells of my childhood memories. Turkey legs, corn dogs, funnel cakes...YUM! It seemed that no matter how old I was, every year I felt like a kid again the minute I walked through that gate.

Only this time, I had kids of my own. "Mommy! Mommy!" they say..."We want to go ride the Tilt-a-Whirl!" Ugh...I hate that ride! It never fails to make me so dizzy that I throw up whatever delicious fair food I'd already eaten. Oh well, the kids hadn't eaten yet, so I guess it was okay for them to ride. "Okay" I said, as I took hold of their hands, "You can ride it, but don't blame me if you get sick!"

Ok...I tag: Signgurl, Hillbilly Mom, and mdrock! Have fun!


ty bluesmith said...


lecram sinun said...

That turned out really good! Thank you for playing! To claim your prize (which you will receive via email) email me (subject line: flip, pick & riff) at

lime said...

that conjures up some powerful memories! hehehe. nice job

Maverick said...

nice usage of the word

Spitting in a Wishing Well

Kim said...

We don't have a local fair anymore. No carmel apples, no corn dogs, no Tilt-a-Whirl.

So sad.

goobergirl said...

OMG I miss the fair! Good job girl! Sorry it tool me so long to read it ...
i've been working :( ... Very coo!