Thursday, April 23, 2009

Writer's Workshop: What was that? An Ode to Girl Scouts

Prompt 2:
I really like the band Fall Out Boy, but I am not going to lie, most of the time, I have NO clue what they are saying. They sing too fast and the words all get scrambled together and then I basically just make up words in my head that sound remotely close to what they are saying. Most of their songs come across a big mumbled mess. And really, most of the time, their titles for the songs don't make sense either. Yet, I still love them. I realize I could look up the lyrics, but what fun would that be, to know the lyrics, when it is much more fun to make up my own! I mean, the words may be Dance, Dance, I'm falling a part to half time, but isn't it more funny when I sing, "Dance, dance, I'm falling apart at bedtime?!" much more fun.

Prompt 3:
I will never forget my girl scout years.
The good, the bad, the ugly, the weird.
Those badges and the tasks.
The friendships that would last.

I will never forget selling cookies.
Thin mints were popular.
But me, I liked Carmel Delights.
I always wanted to win, but didn't.

I will never forget camping.
The boys scouts with the water balloons.
The raccoon's outside the tent.
The walks in the woods in which we were sent.

I will never forget Kylie*
She complained the entire walk.
And by the end the day
she had peed her pants.

I will never forget our leaders.
They always made things fun.
I learned a lot when we'd hang out.
They knew how to let us be girls.

I will never forget the glamour shots.
That was one of my favorite activities.
I also loved when we made food
oh the fun times we had.

Your turn, head over to MamaKat's site to read the rules and to post your link!

The Prompts:

1.) Book review!

2.) When is it okay not to listen to the words? Explain about a song you really love that has lame lyrcis or lyrics you simply don't understand.

3.) Why won't you forget? List six true sentences that begin with the words 'I'll never forget...' Then use all six of your sentences in a paragraph, poem, or longer descriptive piece.

4.) Write about an interaction you had with a salesman.

5.) What's for dinner? I'm starving.


Renee said...

Reading the girl scout post brings back memories - like the picnic table that fell apart just as we were sitting down to eat on that one camping trip. Ahhhh, good times. The caramel delights were always my favorites too (and I don't have to share them when I buy them, since hubby doesn't like coconut!).

Heatherlyn said...

Yes, it's much more fun to sing what we think we hear!