Yesterday was Haiku Monday, hosted by Chickory
with the theme of "Las Vegas". The game was different this week as Chickory is , or was, in Vegas and, it seems as if her impressions were of noise , tattoos and the underbelly of humanity.
But! Being Chickory she also added a challenge to be creative with the subject and, as an additional incentive, one could win " a tacky trinket from the airport". Who could resist such an invitation? Not me.
Alas I know nothing of Vegas. Really my one trip there was at age 9 where I, along with siblings, were parked in the family sedan on the strip while our parents were inside a hotel. Now I think it must have been not just a hotel but a casino too. If I retain an accurate memory of this event if was of being hot and irritable and more neon than I had ever seen before. (This does sort of illustrate how much things have changed. In 2012 no parent would leave three children under ten in a parked car on the Las Vegas strip for a minute. Not one).
So there I was, seated before an empty, haikuless screen trying to think about my impressions of Vegas. Of course in an incentivised, creative, trinket dangling sort of way. Out of the blue I started laughing. How many times did I see an I Love Lucy rerun with Lucy in Vegas, descending the stairs wearing a chandelier for a headdress? Just about as funny as the one with she and Ethel making chocolates. So I went in search of images of Lucy as a Vegas showgirl for my visual haiku and found these:
Who knew there was an entire series of Lucy Barbies?
Certainly I did not.
So I continued my search,
eventually finding this:
Which made me think of this:
Thank you Chickory!
I laughed all day.