Saturday, September 6, 2008
Noah Buncha Good Names?
As you've probably noticed (if you've been around this blog for a while), there is a good bit of variety to the challenges I post. This is, of course, intentional. A few of you love a good writing challenge, even if it means devoting 5 or 10 minutes (or even more) to it. Others see the serious assignment as just that -- an assignment, thanks but no thanks.
So I try to strike a balance. Some more -- shall we say -- strenuous exercises, for those of you who came over for a good stretch.... and some quick and painless toe-touches for the rest of you.
Today, once again, you get off easy. You won't even have to break a sweat.
Today's focus is not so much on your organizational ability, your lovely framing of ideas or events, or your ability to rhyme or even to remember. Today you get to show (yourself) that you can succinctly sum up (or name) a mental image. Or ten.
Sound daunting? Nah.
Here it is:
Pretend for a moment you are Noah (this can be a first century Noah, or a present day Noah). Or Mrs. Noah. But here is your task:
To keep the animals straight (and to pass a lot of ark time), you've decided to name some of the animals. Thinking of them as pets make this job a little less arduous, especially around Day 39 of closed doors.
So, what (pet) names would you give the following list of critters? (Each couple needs 2 names, like Fred & Ethel.)
1. Mr. & Mrs. Alligator
2. Mr. & Mrs. Flamingo
3. Mr. & Mrs. Boa
4. Mr. & Mrs. Sloth
5. Mr. & Mrs. Rabbit
6. Mr. & Mrs. _________
7. Mr. & Mrs. _________
8. Mr. & Mrs. _________
9. Mr. & Mrs._________
10. Mr. & Mrs. _________
You may pick and choose any 5 of the ten couples listed, filling in your own animals or using mine.
Now aren't you glad you stopped by ?
: ) I am.