Friday, February 6, 2009

Totally Random 2+2=4 Contest Redux

It's not that I'm recycling ideas, it's that so many people enjoyed this one, so I'm doing it again. But this time, we have all weekend to play. And this time, I'm going to play, too. Of course I can't win. Here's the challenge: Write a sentence made of words that increase by two letters. (Each word has to be two letters longer than the word before it.) Example: We have twelve exercise assistants. Word length: 2, 4 ,6, 8, 10 Example: I had seven pickles yesterday. Word length: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 How long can you make yours...and still make sense? (Coherent sentences only, please. Excellent sentences encouraged.) Please leave your sentence in the comment area - don't forget to leave your email address! DEADLINE: Sunday February 8th 2009, 11PM EST PRIZE: A signed copy of The Dust of 100 Dogs the minute I get it and a VOG** Good Luck and Thanks For Playing! (**VOG = very odd gift)

18 comments:

A.S. King said...

We went yellow.

That's all I have at 11:35pm.

Genevieve said...

I can count bandits aimlessly apologizing, encouragingly extracurricular characterizations postimpressionistic pseudosophistications.





Is it sad that I spent like 30 min working on this and I'm still not sure if it works??? I THINK it works and I asked the people here if they thought it works... Oh well, it was lots of fun writing it!

Thao said...

oh god i hate this game, i'm so bad at it. but i love to read this book, so...

"I got exams results, extremely overreacted."

Thanks Amy ; )

Diana Dang said...

This is so hard. Lol, kay let's see...

"I may faint, kissing eternally."

Yan said...

We will always remember.

wow, that was kinda lame lol let me try again :)

he who shall, devours eternally

...okay, I give up...

pepsivanilla said...

I saw crazy artists attacking innumerable thunderstruck paleontologists.

pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

A.S. King said...

Love these!

Here's my mid-day try:

A big zebra pounced playfully.

Keith Cronin said...

Oh, crap - Stella restarts challenges, accelerating mirthfulnesses programmatically, transformationally deinstitutionalizing counterrevolutionaries' overintellectualizations!

jocelyn said...

I eat awful magenta fruitcake.


This is so hard!

Memory said...

We love artful, ethereal dirigibles.

or

I can paint elegant, exquisite, Francophone delicatessens.

Joanne Levy said...

oops, thought I posted, maybe didn't work.

A big blimp floated aimlessly, eradicating gravitational claustrophobias.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Ye vile demons, diabolic messengers, broadcasting theosophically "Governmentalized Transubstantiation!" - existentialistically disestablishmentarians.

Erika Lynn said...

I was inspired while watching the NFL Probowl with my Dad today. We love Jason Whitten - the Dallas Cowboys Tightend so this is an ode to him...even a bad ode is still a declaration of love right?

We Love Cowboy Tightend Probowlers, Competitions Extraordinaire!

Amy - this was HARD!

beth said...

The pirate swashbuckles.

(That's hard! I only got three words, but I really wanted to do a pirate one)

I am only thinking lightheartedness.

Paradox said...

I did two... I hope that's okay. One funny, one more poetic.

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My muse, shadow revenant, resurrects inspirations.

*and*

An eve's unwise drinking... inevitable, desensitized defenestration.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

the epic rat said...

This was super-hard!

"Try green bananas," whispered Monkey-Bones, "mind-blowingly bittersweetness."

cecilia // cecpham(at)gmail.com

LisaMay said...

I think I'm too late but I already made by sentence so I will post it anyway :)

"My eyes looked skywards, appraising solar-systems."

lookatthatbook@live.com.au

beth said...

Oooops. I just realized that I was supposed to add two letters, not double the letters each time. I blame the flu I have!