Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Word Games

Much to my dismay (or is it my amusement?), I live with two rather nutty and creative people who love to play word games. I think King Richard came to enjoy these during his many hours on watch as a reactor operator in the Navy. Katherine the Great just has a fascination for Latin and all things “language.” Their latest pastime is to combine movie titles, similar to those Jeopardy categories that use the beginning of one word and the end of another. Some examples of King creativity:

Daddy Day Care Bears
Down with Love Actually
Gorillas in the Mystic Pizza
The Hunt for Red October Sky
Knight’s Tale of Two Cities
The Lake House of Sand and Fog
Lawnmower Man of La Mancha
Man in the Iron Mask of Zorro
Men in Black Rain
National Treasure Planet of the Apes
The Nightmare Before Christmas Story
Sixth Sense and Sensibility
Sleeping with the Enemy of the State
While You Were Sleeping with the Enemy
One Fine Day After Tomorrow

Not horribly intellectual, but a good mental exercise just the same. Try it and see what comes to mind.


The Magical Storyteller said...

Curious George and the Dragon

Kelly said...

The Sound of Music Man

Chelsea said...

Gone with the Wind in the Willows

Chelsea said...

The Lion King Kong

Janet Rubin said...

Oceans 12 angry men

Moby dick tracy

the wizard of ozzie and harriet


ha. this is fun!