This weeks weekend relevant prompts for Monday Haiku are:
- Olympic Opening ceremony – Presumably you are aware by now that the Olympics have started, that they are taking place in Britain (mostly London), and that there was a fabulous opening ceremony (more on that below). You are? Well there is the prompt then.
- Family Reunion part 2 – This weekend we headed up north, not far from Santa Barbara, to Lake Cachuma for a family reunion on my wife’s father’s side of the family. More on that below.
- Infant cold – I had the symptoms of a brief cold, Thursday, Friday, but it didn’t turn into anything much for me and went away. Unfortunately my son got it and now has a cold and cough. Hopefully it won’t turn to Bronchitis again.
So here we go:
A great tour of British past
Proud to be a Brit
Which I was, more on that below.
To Lake Cachuma
the family delight awaits
warm, loving, party
Which it was, more on, oh you know…
Stuffy little boy
daddy gave the gift of cold
you give gift of snot
Bonus Haiku is having the week off as I have neither the time nor inspiration. Sorry my time is asleep. No, my brain is asleep, too much travelling, well not too much, but also not much sleep with the toddler cold mentioned above. Snoooooooze – Oh I noticed after typing this, that Carrie Rubin (often a source for the bonus haiku) is having some blog time off. This is not related to that. Jump between the lines or over:
Things I learned this weekend:
- The Brits can do a fabulous opening ceremony to the olympics. I was somewhat cynical going in, but I thought a tremendous job was done. Highlights for me were the forging of the rings, the slightly cheesy boy meets girl, but fun music and image montage, and the rising of the olympic flames. I actually felt proud to be British, was doesn’t happen too often.
- The Olympics is still fab for a bunch of sports I would not normally watch. Why give a s**t? Well for the majority of the sports it is the biggest prize to compete for, therefore the highest pressure situation, usually with the very best individuals or teams from the sport competing. World records might be broken, dreams will be achieved or shattered. What is not to like about that?
- The family reunion was nice. I’m never sure what to expect of these things, but it was good to see everyone. Everyone was nice, the weather was not too hot, there was some decent bbq. For our small corner there was five generations including my son. Him, his mother, one of his grandmas, his great grandma, and his great, great, grandma. You don’t get that very often.
- Having a towel, and a son facing away from me, is useful when he sick up. Sorry Mrs Brainsplats, that ones on you. Literally.
- Given the major sporting tournament mentioned above, I have a relevant poll. Please vote, then enjoy the rest of your week.
Lexicon word of the day: Indenture.