Archive for May, 2011

It’s Monday already, but I just couldn’t give up on the RevGalBlogPals Friday Five Word Association game.

The challenge? To respond to the five words below my own first response word association, and then tell a story about one of the pairs.

1) Airport- adventure

So many associations with the airport, most work related but the best one to share here would have to be my second wedding anniversary. Back in the days before children and mortgages, 9/11 and job losses, my husband and I took a few fabulous trips to celebrate the fact that we’d decided to marry each other and did.

In 2001, my husband and his best man planned a surprise anniversary trip for their brides (Both couples share the same wedding date, but not the same year). We were told some basic things to pack, but since it was only a weekend, there wasn’t a lot to bring anyway. Our anniversaries are on March 6th, so my husband had to get special permission from the rector I worked under to take a vacation during Lent.

I tried hard to not figure out where we were going; I honestly love surprises. The surprise was revealed however, when we had to change plans in Philadelphia. It was then I learned we were going to the pink sandy beaches of Bermuda! (Did you know that the sand is actually ground bits of coral and that’s why it is pink?)

It was a most excellent holiday, complete with complimentary room upgrade to a suite with an ocean view and a stocked minibar. It was the most decadent vacation I have ever had. I can’t imagine we would ever be able to blow money like we did on that trip, and it was worth every penny to feel like jet-setters just once. (Imagine, jet-setting ministers? Ok, with all the larger than life TV ministers I guess it’s not that hard!)
2) Baseball- player

3) Art- museum

4) Chocolate- cake

5) Grill-marks

Thanks RevGalBlogPals for giving me a fun break!


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In response to last night’s news, I find my words falling into Haiku. Here they are:

1) I heard news last night

Osama bin Laden dead

Pray for enemies

2) Dancing in the street

College students cheer “U.S.”

Those kids are so young

3)  Servicemen storm in

Target has been taken on

Much blood has been shed

4) Learning forgiveness

It does not come easy, no

No delight in death

5) World has changed today

But has it really changed much

Fear still exists

6) We are on alert

Retaliation may come

What will happen next

7) God, Holy Father

Hear the cries of your children

Please grant us your peace

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