Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Haiku

Last week it was the olympics.

This week it's political conventions. I really don't want to get into political issues, but as a writer and a Scrabble player my mind tends to play with words and letter combinations.

Something happened today that triggered my brain. Here is the result. Read nothing more into it than the fact that I write and play Scrabble.

Sarah Plain and Tall
V.P. Candidate's Story?
Just swap two letters

For the record, I have no clue how tall Sarah Palin is.

It's kind of late to officially be part of Poetry Friday, so I'll just post it -- probably better off that way.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Poetry Friday Olympic Haiku

Since the 2008 Olympics have been keeping me up late watching swimming, beach volleyball and ahh yes....gymnastics, I've been napping more and writing less during my commutes to downtown Chicago.

Having said that, I offer the following silly haiku (17 sylables is a good representation of my output for the week).

Nastia wins gold
The all around champion
But Shawn is butter

If you didn't see this link earlier in the week at Big A, little a (or elsewhere), viewing it will help you understand.

Roundup is at Read, Imagine, Talk.

Jim Danielson

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Well, I finally made it to see the Dark Knight. I have to tell you it was wild to watch scene after scene filmed at my building (where I am employed). I walked through the bookcase elevator (that really wasn't an elevator). I was in the boardroom with the sound guy going over how we (the building) could shut off air while scenes were shot. I saw the lobby scene being shot where the DA turned himself in claiming to be Batman. I ate lunch a couple tables away from Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman. I don't claim to have done anything exciting, but I was there and had very minor involvment.

Do I recommend the movie -- not for younger kids.

Questions asked by the Joker such as "Why so serious?" and "would you like to see this pencil disappear?" (or something close to that), were quite dark humor in context.

It was just really exciting to finally see it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Villain or Olympian?

I realized today that one of the young Chinese Olympian girls has the name He Kexin. Hmmm.....

A bit weird since my current WIP has an evil villain ghost who is referred to as "He".

Okay, I admit it. I'm watching too much Olympics and not writing enough.

Jim D