Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tittering on Twitter or Pouncing on Pownce?

The initial response to this month's group writing project Guess Who's Coming to Dinner has been as underwhelming as last time. What's the matter with you guys? Are you suffering from post-election poll-withdrawal syndrome? Is blogging soooo 2007, and now you are all off tittering on Twitter or pouncing on Pownce? Or are you all on a diet and not doing dinner any more?

So thank god for Edward of EVK4 Superblog fame who, once again, is first off the start line with his list of sailors he would like to invite for dinner. He considers Ellison, Conner, Cayard, Crowhurst and Joyon and rejects them all. He thinks briefly about Tillerman, but then thinks again. He even scratches his own Dad off the list. Check out Dinner at the Lady Bug Lounge to see who actually makes his invitation list.

The Ladybug Lounge? Seems an odd place for a manly man like Edward to take his even more manly sailing hero friends for dinner. Oh well.

Anyway there's still plenty of time for YOU to participate in this action-packed fun-filled group writing project. What do I need to do? Offer prizes? Full details of how to play at Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

13 comments:

Team Gherkin said...

I'll try and write something, but I'll get there when I get there! lol :D No worries, matey.

Cyalayta
Mal :)

EVK4 said...

Tillerman, are you on twitter?

Tillerman said...

No. I don't titter or pounce. Am I missing out on something worthwhile?

Greg and Kris said...

I was going to say something really obvious and gauche about pouncing on titters, but I won't.

Redwing said...

Oh I am most definitely in. And I'll be milking this for blogpost ideas until the deadline: I'm going for 30 posts in November.

Edward posted a reply at my house and wants to know who thinks Cayard is attractive. Since I get about 3 hits/month (all from my mom and my GF), maybe Ye Olde Tillermeister can have another poll going?

Tillerman said...

Edward wants to know if Cayard is attractive? Personally I tend not to be attracted to people with mustaches so I can't help with that question. You're on your own there.

JP said...

Hey, been busy here!

The person has been selected and text drafted in my head but not ready to start cooking dinner yet.

Keep drinking those aperitifs!

MachineAge said...

Who's that guy who started in a solo around the world race, had it all go to hell early on but kept a diary recounting his brilliant progress and finally jumped overboard when his fictional life became so much more compelling than his real life?

Dibs on that guy for dinner. And does anyone know who I'm talking about?

Tillerman said...

I think you're thinking of Donald Crowhurst in the Golden Globe Race 1968/69.

MachineAge said...

Yes, that's him. I didn't mean to sound flip...it's a fascinating and sad story. One hears so much about brilliant individualists who succeed against staggering odds. Here's a story about one that went the other way and the psychological toll it took. My verification word this time is "hortog."

EVK4 said...

I have to defend myself on the "is Cayard attractive" thing. I had been at sea for almost two weeks, you start thinking differently out there. See here for the genesis of the question.

Before you start doubting my heterosity and to deflect attention from my obvious crush on Paul Cayard, notice in the comments that Tillerman wants video of naked sailors singing sea shanties. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Redwing said...

My own heterosity in not in question: I love just teh Cayard.

Feel no shame Edward! First, the man is attractive. You were just pointing out the obvious.

And you wouldn't believe the conversation I had with the guys when I was under water for three straight months working the sonar stack on a submarine.

Carol Anne said...

Oooh, yeah, Cayard is attractive, and it's not just the mustache -- it's those soulful eyes as well.

Meanwhile, sorry I haven't been around much lately -- between gobs of papers to grade and trying to write a novel in 30 days, I've been kinda swamped. I'll figure out something for the writing project, though ...

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