Friday, September 17, 2010

Flash 55 - An Excuse

Peel, boil and mash ten pounds of potatoes; cook two quarts of turkey gravy; blow up twenty-four balloons and tie with curly ribbon; wrap multiple presents in princess pink; make the birthday card; vacuum and dust; play hostess, camera man and grandma - what do you get? Someone too tired to write a decent post.


Write a story in exactly 55 words.




35 comments:

  1. You are excused.
    What a wonderful post in 55. :)

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  2. I would have been worn out from just blowing up 24 balloons. I hope we get to see some of the pictures from the Grandma camera.

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  3. Well you can't have done all that, 'cos it was a a good post ;-)

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  4. Even with all you had to do, it was still a great Flash 55.

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  5. Just watched the preparation and celebration of my sons 4th birthday party -phew aren't they exhausting. Here's my Friday 55. Hope your week goes well

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  6. Amen, sister! Man, I hate doing the balloons.

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  7. but someone who probably had a whole lot of fun..as i bet they did as well...smiles. nice 55. get some rest...

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  8. LOL..Too funny. I hope it was a rousing success :) Excellent 55 my friend. Have a great Friday. I hate doing those damn balloons pffft...

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  9. Wow that is a lot of potatoes , must be one hungry crowd, hope you get to relax and enjoy, lol till clean-up time, whew...


    Joanny

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  10. That is a darn decent post - and tells a story too... Lovely 55!

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  11. Indrani: Thanks ‘cus I am pooped.

    Jeanie: The kids had the best time playing with the balloons. Pictures soon.


    Arts Web Show: A great party!

    anthonynorth: You caught me ;)

    Finding Pam: I was inspired.

    John's comments: My grandson’s 1st is Sunday and I have to help with that. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

    Mama Zen: The balloons smelled fishy.

    Brian Miller: We laughed so hard. It was wonderful.

    Thom: I did the “let go, fly around, farty sounds” it was great.

    joanny: There wasn’t a fiber of potato left in the pot.

    gospelwriter: Why, thanks so much.

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  12. Read like a pretty decent and quite personal post to me. Loved it.

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  13. i think you wrote a very decent post - hope you had a great party- sounds like lots of fun

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  14. i think you wrote a very decent post - hope you had a great party- sounds like lots of fun

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  15. Heck, i'd be too tired to count to 55! Love your last wordless wednesday, btw.

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  16. Don't apologize
    Let me be the judge Nessa
    YOU ROCK THE PLANET!!



    Haiku commentary brought to you by The G-Man.... :-)

    Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!

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  17. AWesome..that was like a fabulous monologue full of character..

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  18. hope you found time tio enjoy after all the hard work!!

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  19. Haiku Comment,
    wow, this is surprising,
    as your entry is on the rising!


    love your 55.
    love potatoes, including couch potatoes...

    my 55 is here

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  20. but not too tired to evoke within 55 words the color, sound, richness and complexity of a cultural phenomenon that gathers pace over time but risks becoming more and more diluted and/or loses direction in the process.

    masterymistery at cosmic rapture

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  21. Happy birthday to the lucky child. Rest up!

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  22. Great 55. Looks like it was a great party.

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  23. I got tired after reading of all the activities. The balloons would have done me in. :)

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  24. Gosh, I'm tired just reading that.

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  25. Doug: I tried not to curse.

    Monkey Man: Just a glimpse of my hectic life.

    Claudia: Laughter and big, big hugs were had by all.


    tattytiara: Thank goodness my machine does the counting for me.

    G-Man: I love the haiku you do do.

    Kiki: I’m full of it alright :)

    C.M. Jackson: I did. It was a good night.

    Jingle: Potatoes are the best food ever.

    masterymistery: It is difficult to keep the personal family feeling. But we keep trying.

    SandyCarlson: My 24 year old baby was very happy.

    secret agent woman: I slept at work.

    Eden: Smiles all around.

    Shelley Munro: And then they popped them all ;)

    the replicant: Then my work here is done. :)

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  26. Did you put heliumin those balloons? Do you breathe helium because you're such a light and airy person?? :)

    xo

    P.S. BRILL 55!

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  27. Did you put heliumin those balloons? Do you breathe helium because you're such a light and airy person?? :)

    xo

    P.S. BRILL 55!

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  28. Way to go! Nicholas is very blessed. I hope the party was a great success.

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  29. In Princess PINK??? That certainly wasn't for NICHOLAS birthday!!! Sounds like it was fun though...

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