This is week 63 of the Saturday Wordzzle challenge. Anyone new to the process can refer back here to find out how it works. Many thanks to Dawn Treader for sending me word suggestions for next week.
The words for this week's ten word challenge were: Green goddess, shampoo, filibuster, please and thank you, Operation Marigold, throw pillows, up the creek without a paddle, spandex, ubiquitous, wedding ring, Mini Challenge: Skittles, lamb chops, stingray, chagrin, clever devil
Here's my 10 word offering:
As he arranged the soft throw pillows that would hopefully ease the discomfort of a long-term sit-in on this hard chair, Owen Spandex felt rather like he was up the creek without a paddle. Despite extensive preparation for "Operation Marigold" and all the planning that had gone into it, he felt unready for today's filibuster on behalf of the Green Goddess Shampoo company's ambitious goal of banning all chemicals from personal care products. Nervously twisting his wedding ring, he practiced his introductory "Please and thank you for listening," blissfully unaware that one of the ubiquitous press photographers was quietly snapping his preparations.
Skittles O'Hara was a shamelessly clever devil of a crook who was known as the Stingray among his unsavory companions, although, much to his chagrin, his girlfriend called him Lamb Chops.
And the maxi:
Frank Skittles Johnson - also known as The Shampoo King - had planned Operation Marigold down to the very last detail and he could barely wait for the appointed hour. The engagement and wedding rings felt like they were alive in his pocket. He'd purchased them at a high end shop with the absurd name of Ubiquitous Jewelers where he had seen her looking at them with serious longing in her eyes. He had booked the best table at famous Clever Devil Cafe, had ordered her favorite meal - a Stingray cocktail, followed by salad with Green Goddess dressing, lamb chops, filibuster fries (you couldn't stop talking about them), and their incredible Please and Thank You Pecan Pie. He had everything worked out to the last detail, had even bought throw pillows he could kneel on during the proposal. He wasn't going to be caught up the creek without a paddle on an occasion like this. If his Marigold, his gorgeous Spandex Queen, was to accept his proposal, everything would have to be perfect. He wanted no reason for chagrin. He could not wait to make her his bride.
Thanks to Dawn Treader for next week's words. Here is what she came up with:
Next Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: albino, trench, marble, assistant, Indian, What's that supposed to mean?, sound first principles, the key thing, moat, curtain
The mini challenge: under the surface, doomed, grand design, temple, aspirin
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