Thursday, July 23, 2009

Three for you today.. Because it's Thursday!

"I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted - stay up all night or eat ice cream straight out of the container." - Bill Bryson

"We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882

"Everyone likes pie. But people like pie a la mode even better. In the pie of life, art is the ice cream." - Peter Krause

Good afternoon and welcome to my Thursday world! Today , because it's Thursday I have three things to share with you.. I'll get right to the sharing!

1:)~ Today is Ice Cream Cone day! As hot as it is today I can think of no better treat than a cone filled with a double dip of Blue Berry ice cream.. The true origins of the ice cream cone have been hotly contested by many.. Most "This Day in History" Calenders show that a man from St. Louis, Missouri, named Charles E. Minches invented the ice cream cone... and that on July 23, 1904 at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, he filled a pastry cone with two scoops of vanilla ice cream to make the first ice cream cone. There had been some speculation that another man named Italo Marchiony in New York City had already patented the ice cream cone before the Word’s Fair. He had been selling Lemon ice in cones from a pushcart since 1896 and had applied for and received a patent on the his mold On December 13,1903.. He described his invention as being similar to a waffle iron and producing several small pastry cups with sloping sides.. Doesn't that sound like an Ice cream cone to you?? I guess if you want to get technical, what Marchiony made wasn’t ‘ice cream.’ He sold Lemon Ice.. Lemon Ice would be closer to what we now call snow cones.. Contrary to what he, as well as others believed, his patent was not for a cone and he lost the lawsuits that he filed against cone manufacturers for patent infringement. His Patent was for the mold to make the pastry cups that he filled with Lemon Ice. I guess there are a few People who could claim to have invented the ice cream cone.. Or at least their version of it. Many Women baked pastry shells to fill with puddings or Iced fruits long before the Ice cream cone debate ever began.. Regardless of who invented it.. The Ice cream cone was and still is a very tasty invention!

2:)~ Did I brag about finishing the class on Haiku that I was struggling with for the last year?
I guess I did.. I am proud I stuck it out.. I wanted so many times to cuss, kick or even bite someone.. The instructor or his assistant or the phantom who sat behind me in class.. I didn't care who as long as it was someone.. ( Yes I know I was sitting here at home for that class.. call it artistic imagination when I say "sitting behind me in class"..!) The instructor said he was glad I had enjoyed the class and recommended me for another class.. The Advanced Study of Haiku... you do have to have his recommendation in order to sign up for that class.. Even so I am holding off for right now.. But the second thing I am sharing with you is the Haiku I wrote to finish the class.. I only had to write this one once.. WOW! He said I was brilliant and very talented? Did y'all know I was those things? I know I'm bragging but as long as the bragging is Factual I'd say it's OK..~ for those who are intersted.. a bluebirds call is known as a cheer..


deep within the woods
a white dogwood blooms~
a bluebird cheers

written by: Patricia Sawyer

3:) This week I was sent an e-mail about writing a septolet for an ongoing contest.. A septolet is described as a poem of seven lines. using exactly 14 words. There is a break between two parts.. the two parts each create an image of their own.. the two images deal with the same or complimenting thoughts and combined also create an image.. They even send words that you have to use together in a stanza of the septolet.. Three words for each stanza and you have to think of the other words yourself.. This week I was sent the words.. drops; sulks;Hypnotic;~ for the first part and the words.. perfect; cradle; snare;~ for the ending part.. Read what I did with these few words and let me know what you think of my septolet..

Captured- (a septolet)

Rain drops
He sulks

The cradle rocks..
soothing Innocence~
Woman's perfect snare.

Written By: Patricia sawyer

Now I have shared three things with you today.. I have had people to tell me that they rarely understand poems unless they rhyme and even then they have to be about normal things.. I guess a lot of poems rhyme.. I don't write well in Rhyme although I do write some that rhyme and or follow a set rhythm.. .. I write more freestyle than anything else.. I do like to try all the different writing styles though and you can bet you will see most of them here at some point in time... I do like the challenge of writing from a word list or writing a poem that has to convey a certain thought and have a limited amount of words.. I will be honest and say that those take a lot of thought and time to get done though.. the fewer words; the more each one has to say; if that makes sense to you.. I have been told that if you have trouble imagining what a poem is saying.. you should close your eyes and relax and have someone else read the words to you.. If you try that and it works.. let me know.. Maybe I'll try that as a way to write a few...I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog today. I know that many people just click here to drop their entrecard and move on.. Hopefully a few will stay long enough to find a smile on my pages.. Please comment to let me know that you have visited here! Have a great day!


Saphrym said...

Love the writing. You should give me some suggestions on the poetry I recently posted on my blog. :) love the haiku and congrats on finishing the class. Looks like the blog is doing well. Glad I talked you into it. ;)

Pblacksaw said...

Saphrym~ Thanks.. I thank you every time I write on this blog.. it has been a wonderful outlet for me!! In fact is has been one of the best things I have ever done! I am glad you twisted my arm till I did it! I am also glad to see you back! Thanks for visiting my blog..

Saphrym said...

No problem. And I've been reading your blog for a long time. Just been doing it through the RSS feed. Not spending as much time on the computer nowadays.

PJ said...

once again, i have learned something by coming to your blog patsy. and what you post is interesting to me! thanks sweetie. i suspect that the only reason that he lost his lawsuit is that the other one was a corporation and probably had money. it's all about the all mighty dollar and that is going to be the fall of the world as we know it.

i love your haiku! and a fabulous job you did on the septolet! i have never heard of that before, but you made those words work together. good job!

Big Time said...

Brag all you want. I am glad you made it through. Love you big sis! Reuben

Pblacksaw said...

PJ~ Thanks! I kinda liked it myself.
You are right about the almighty dollar..

Big time~ I am kinda proud.. I guess I owe it all to you for guarding the closet office door.. way back then.. I love you.. Little brother..!

Thanks to all who have visited here!

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Hi Patsy,
I am commenting to let you know I was here.

Oh I am so glad you dropped on me today.

I am expecting miracles and need a few too.

What a glorious sign to read your beautiful words!