May 22nd, 2019

Tulips::tip toe

Word of the Day 05/22/19 Buckram

Buckram (noun, verb)
buckram [ buhk-ruh m ]

1. a stiff cotton fabric for interlinings, book bindings, etc.
2. stiffness of manner; extreme preciseness or formality.

verb (used with object), buck·ramed, buck·ram·ing.
3. to strengthen with buckram.
4. Archaic. to give a false appearance of importance, value, or strength to.

solid, stark, tight, tense, rigid, thick, wooden, creaky, arthritic, firm, refractory, set, brittle, rheumatic, fixed, frozen, graceless, hardened, inelastic, mechanical

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Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English bukeram < Middle High German buckeram or Old Italian bucherame, said to be named after Bukhara, once noted for textiles

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Freaks need love too

Ho Ho Ho-lidays!

That's right, today it's all about the holiday music.

Bing Crosby's "White Christmas"
Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo
Joe Diffie's "LeRoy the Redneck Reindeer"

But let's not forget the other holidays!  There's more to life than Christmas, right?

Martina McBride's "Independence Day" (although... not really a 4th of July song, but Martina, so here you go.)
Adam Sandler's "The Thanksgiving Song"
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's "Summertime"

My favorite holiday has always been Halloween and that gives us so many options when it comes to music.  A personal favorite:

I love the dead before they're cold
Their bluing flesh for me to hold
Cadaver eyes upon me see

A little too macabe for you?  How about this then:

I always feel like somebody's watching me.
And I have no privacy.
Woh, I always feel like somebody's watching me.
Tell me is it just a dream?

Yeah, my 80's are showing with that Rockwell reference there.  Hah. 

What are your favorite holidays?  Any good music to go with them?  Find some lyrical inspiration and have fun creating words and/or graphics.  We're not picky in these parts.  
Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!! Sorry it's "late". I thought I posted this last night before bed.

WE 22 – flipflop_diva
TH 23 – simplyn2deep
FR 24 – jennytork
SA 25 – candream

SU 26 – sharpiesgal
MO 27 – Dreamy
TU 28 – agdhani

Happy continued writing!