Apr. 23rd, 2007

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Noticed this morning at the supermarket: A Western Union sign that says "Send money to Nigeria. Or Worldwide." And I have to wonder: Nigeria? Is there a large Nigerian expat community in Brighton that's sending money to relatives back home? Or is Western Union subtly encouraging people to fall prey to 419 schemes?
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Noticed this morning at the supermarket: A Western Union sign that says "Send money to Nigeria. Or Worldwide." And I have to wonder: Nigeria? Is there a large Nigerian expat community in Brighton that's sending money to relatives back home? Or is Western Union subtly encouraging people to fall prey to 419 schemes?
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Aw, darn. It's "Blank Verse Blogging Week" again,
And I've already posted thrice, without
Remembering to choose my words with care,
Ensuring that each line hath iambs five.

Apologies, dear reader! Pray forgive
My scatterbrained forgetfulness. And so
I leave you now, to microwave my lunch
And then return to writing specs---in prose.
rhu: (Default)
Aw, darn. It's "Blank Verse Blogging Week" again,
And I've already posted thrice, without
Remembering to choose my words with care,
Ensuring that each line hath iambs five.

Apologies, dear reader! Pray forgive
My scatterbrained forgetfulness. And so
I leave you now, to microwave my lunch
And then return to writing specs---in prose.
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By now, you must have heard that Saturday
The puzzle in the Times had "attitude."
A Byron Walden opus, cruelly clued,
A fiendish cruciverbal foe, they say.

Forewarned, I ventured 'gainst it not alone.
I asked my life-love, [livejournal.com profile] introverte the sweet,
To join me in an effort to defeat
The challenge; to pick up the gauntlet thrown.

Ideas flew back and forth; our minds as one
Did venture guesses, flights of fancy try,
Until the Truth blazed forth and all was done:
By minute forty-five the quest was won.
Too long 'tis been since last my wife and I
Have had a chance to co-solve thus. 'Twas fun.
rhu: (Default)
By now, you must have heard that Saturday
The puzzle in the Times had "attitude."
A Byron Walden opus, cruelly clued,
A fiendish cruciverbal foe, they say.

Forewarned, I ventured 'gainst it not alone.
I asked my life-love, [livejournal.com profile] introverte the sweet,
To join me in an effort to defeat
The challenge; to pick up the gauntlet thrown.

Ideas flew back and forth; our minds as one
Did venture guesses, flights of fancy try,
Until the Truth blazed forth and all was done:
By minute forty-five the quest was won.
Too long 'tis been since last my wife and I
Have had a chance to co-solve thus. 'Twas fun.

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