Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Words, Old Music

On Monday, Jan Morrison at Crazy Jane presented me with The Versatile Blogger award:


Thanks, Jan.




Jan is new to the Tiki Hut, and I hope she'll become a regular visitor here. I love her blog, and I hope you'll go visit, too, if you haven't already.


The rules passed on to Jan were to list seven new things about herself. She said she'd blabbed about herself enough and wasn't going there. So instead she listed seven of her favorite things in the world.


Her instructions:
You can write about your seven most electrifying sexual moments or new words to the song 'A few of my favorite things'.
Since there's no way I'm writing about my seven most electrifying sexual moments, unless you count that thingie with the toaster, here are my new words to "My Favorite Things" with sincere apologies to Oscar Hammerstein, may he rest in peace:

Sunshine and beaches
Crispy beef tacos
Fresh air and breezes
And loaded-up nachos
Seagulls that clamor, laugh, dance and sing
These are a few of my favorite things.

Rain on the sidewalk
And loud claps of thunder
Smiles on kids' faces
And eyes filled with wonder
Silvery moonlight, like angel wings
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the plot drops
When the words stop
When the end stinks bad
I simply remember my favorite things
So I don't go screaming mad!

Okay, that's done. Now to pass this on to five more Versatile Bloggers. Since the key seems to be VERSATILE, here are my rules: list your seven most memorable moments OR new words to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

And my five Versatile Bloggers are:
Alex at Alex J. Cavanaugh
Arlee at tossing it out
Elspeth at It's a Mystery
Karen at Coming Down the Mountain
Jayne at A Novice Novelist

Stop by and pay them a visit ... if you dare!

27 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the award and enjoyed your favorite things even though you wouldn't share your "most electrifying sexual moments." :)

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Joanne said...

Oh I laughed at the last verse ... beautiful! And congrats to you and your nominees :)

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

Congratulations on the award, Carol! And to those you passed it on to! There's a couple I'm unfamiliar with -- going to check them out now!

Lydia Kang said...

Hooray for your award! And to the awardees!
The poem totally made me laugh! Thanks for posting it!

Carol Kilgore said...

Mason - Still ain't sharin'...

Joanne - Thanks.

Crystal - Very cool. All are great blogs.

Lydia - Happy to make you laugh :)

Helen Ginger said...

Love your lyrics, especially the last stanza!

Wait a minute. You had a sexual encounter with your toaster?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, thanks Carol!
And you're positively a beach-loving gal.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I'm in awe. Thanks for selecting me to pass this along to...and now I'm really, really afraid. New lyrics, here I come...

Terry Odell said...

I admire your creative new lyrics. I could never do that. And congrats on the award.

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the award! :)

And oh, crisp beef tacos! Yum yum yum. I'm hungry again and I just had dinner.

Carol Kilgore said...

Helen - I'm not saying anything more about the toaster :)

Alex - You're welcome. LOVE the beach.

Elspeth - You can do it. Have faith.

Terry - Thanks. Comes from making up doggie words to sing to Arf and Woof - LOL

Carol Kilgore said...

Talli - Go to the taqueria for dessert!

Kerrie said...

Congratulations on the award and I love your remake of that song. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Thanks, Kerrie.

KarenG said...

Thanks for the award & I'm already thinking of my 7 most memorable moments! I'll try to squeeze this in between contests! I love your new oceanic background, makes me want to go on vacation.

kimberlyloomis said...

Congrats and thanks for sharing your new lyrics!

Carol Kilgore said...

Karen - You're welcome. I can hardly wait to read your memorable moments! I'm glad you like the new background. I do, too!

Kimberly - I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Maryann Miller said...

Congrats on the award. I LOVED your rendition of These Are A Few of my Favorite Things. You have nothing to apologize for, and I was humming right along with you.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I think we'll all hitting the same batch of bloggers with awards this week. Congratulations on your award. Well done on the favorite things list. It's fun to be able to sing a friend's post (especially enjoyed the last verse).

VR Barkowski said...

Congratulations, Carol!

Disappointed you didn't share your seven most electrifying sexual moments but loved, loved, loved your favorite things. No apologies to Oscar necessary. [Shh! Don't tell him, but I like your version better.]

Now, about that toaster...

Carol Kilgore said...

Maryann - Thanks. Hum away!

Patricia - I'm glad you enjoyed the new lyrics.

VR - Wow, thanks. Sorry, but I don't toast and tell :)

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

Very nice. I'm not a fan of thunder myself, though.

Carol Kilgore said...

Holly - I love a good rousing thunderstorm ... as long as I'm snug inside.

Jayne said...

I so want to know about the thingie with the toaster! What thingie can possibly have happened? A thingie thingie? :)

Thank you so much for my award! And I love your new words to My Favourite Things - so clever. That last stanza had me in stitches.

I have been trying to think up something new to Twinkle, so far I only have:

Twinkle Sprinkle Little Cake
How I watched you while you baked.


Needless to say I thought it up at lunch!

Carol Kilgore said...

Great new words so far, Jayne! I hope it's chocolate :)

I'm saying no more about the toaster. Or the thingie.

arlee bird said...

Thank you for this delightful challenge. Saturday wouldn't be the same if I didn't have an award thing to do. I will acknowledge this on my blog at that time.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Carol Kilgore said...

Cool - have fun with it!