Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The No Bowl Winner

A note about that OTHER game, congratulations to Seattle's SeaHawks.
They played impressive football.  I think they have ushered in a new era in football
of fleet, fit, finessed gridiron gladiators. About the Broncos....Peyton showed up to play,
I'm not to sure what happened to his teammates.

Our game had some low and high scores as well.
Thanks to all challengers and a special welcome to new to the Pond player Amanda.
Our thanks also to Chickory for giving us all another game to play! Her haiku:

Ten thousand items
eleven ingredients
Mexican kitchen

To quote Karl, Chickory's wit and wisdom have been missed! I loved this for it's wit, humor, syllable count, construction and the game within the haiku . A menu and a game in just 17 cleverly crafted syllables!  Did you select your eleven ingredients? Mine are these:

Chickory expanded our Game Day fun while declining to compete. 
A winning generosity for sure.

Our naturalist Serendipity cleverly wove the GAMES together with her haiku about a Hawk.

House sparrow main course
Sharp shinned Hawk dines well this eve
Warm flesh heats her gut

Serendipity never ducks the realities of nature. In her environs a warm meal is often survival.
As it turns out, Serendipity did not need a TV to know the score. She predicted it.
The HAWKS dined very well.

Amanda showed up with a childhood gaming classic:

Hiding eyes counting
Others running, hiding fast
Shout, "Ready or not!"

What a charming haiku!
I could feel the rush of excitement from here. We all grew up playing hide and seek. Most of us were blessed to repeat the experience through our own children or loaners. Also, in classic Haiku form there are two halves of a whole concept. If you take out the middle line the message is still clear.  Well done Amanda. Alas, the subject was "menu".

Karl  brought home a big score with this recipe:

Embrace principle
Learning Loving Integrity
Fulfillment menu

This is my favorite entry. I love the concept of having a menu for fulfillment of life.
I so agree with him! To organize a life of principles with an eager reach for learning, for loving well, for bringing integrity to efforts large and small IS gourmet living. Remember the game LIFE? Traveling the roads, rolling the dice, filling your car up with pink and blue babies while trying to pay your  bills? In the Karl approach to a life lived well you need not roll the dice. Just take the high road! Unfortunately my favorite haiku is off  count with  8 syllables in the mid line.


I love our Monday Haiku game. I do not love judging.
So I'm taking a cue from the coaches of that other game
I'm sending in a replacement!

Sunday football fun
beer, wings, chips, dips and, more beer!
Cause brown bottle flu

Congratulations KARL, you are our winner.


Anonymous said...

Hahaha, Fishy, what a great writeup. Yay Karl. His were truly excellent this week (despite the extra count). Well deserved.

Thanks for a nod my way. And yes, Chickory's was perfect - on target and humorous.

Thanks for hosting, even when you were loaded up with other responsibilities.

(Covered dish party sounds like a great way to entertain the next bowl game!!)

chickory said...

great write up, FIsh.

Karl, thats a well deserved win - i was all roberta flack reading your winning haiku:

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly with his song

chickory said...

oh. the eleven mexican ingredients are

shredded lettuce

darkfoam said...

Yay for Karl! Great pick. Great job hosting, Fishy, and a wonderful write up too. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I am thinking a lot of Mexicans don't have luxuries and are not close to the coast. They probably use goats more for milk and meat. At least the ones I knew around TX who were "wetbacks".

Corn, Lard, Beans, Goat (cabrito), Peppers, vegetables, Chicken, Water, Pork, Cheese, Onions

Karl said...

Good evening Fishy,

You know I changed that middle line several times. And must have confused myself on the count, sorry.
An alternate line: Learning Love Integrity
Thanks for giving me the win on the other, horseshoes and hand grenades. Chickory and Serendipity, Well done!

A very nice write up. I'm aware you don't like judging. I appreciate that you went ahead and hosted anyway. You write fine haiku, please feel free to play next week. If don't want to host a simple "not for judging" will suffice. Chickory, you too.

I will have a post up by Friday. Thanks to everybody who played. Please stop by the Korner next week.

My eleven:

Doom said...

Piss off. Last time I do anything on your site.

Rebecca said...

congrats Karl and i so hate judging as well Fishy

Karl said...

Good evening Fishy,

Howdy folks. The post is up. The topic is exercise.

Feel free to stop by the Korner and play.

darkfoam said...

Good morning, Mrs Fishy ...
says foam as she gently sticks a toe into the pond ..
you won over at the foaming.