This weeks weekend relevant prompts for Monday Haiku are:
- Olympic Medals – Pah, you American and Chinese, fighting for the top of the medal table. That is nothing. Monday Haiku wants a country with a rubbish infrastructure on many sports, to do well. Who might that be? Well team Great Britain of course. Having won no Golds prior to wednesday, team GB went on a surge, winning cycling events, rowing, the mens tennis, and even an athletic event or two (three out of three on saturday). Get in. What’s that got to do with the weekend? Everything Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Jessica Ennis, on the track, just some examples. They all made us proud.
- TV Vegetable – Cannot say I did a lot outside this weekend. Sat by the google box and watched Olympics, and UFC on Fox. Oh no hang on, I did go out saturday night, but this is my Haiku and I’m going to conveniently forget that point.
- Babies R us – Um yes, see above. We also made a quick trip to Babies R us. You know the one, plenty of babies and childrens clobber, toys and what not. Often seems ever so slightly dirty, and picked over. Often doesn’t have the one thing you are looking for. We hadn’t been in there for a few months. I was surprised how much our son could point out and name.
So here we go:
Athletic dreams do come true
Proud to be a Brit
Yes I know, same last line for two weeks running. The Brits seem to be doing a good job running the olympics and a decent shot competing in it.
Bum cheeks on the couch
to enjoy the summer air?
Hey I live in Southern California, I don’t need it to be summer to go outside. Or stay inside.
To Babies R us
grubby gifts of plastic gold
buy a little truck
Well it is not so bad…
Bam! Bonus Haiku returns with a naughty wink, and an old tale. Definitely not olympic related this part, so be warned. Jump between the lines for bonus fun or over to give it a miss:
Take a trip of dread
stuck in waiting room
Respond, don’t worry,
there’ll be an opening soon
nothing more to add
Things I learned this weekend:
- The Brits can not only do a fabulous Olympic opening ceremony but we can compete in some events too. I was almost leaping out of my seat when Mo Farah won the 10,000 meters and it was impressive for his training partner (Team USA) to get the silver just behind him. The first Gold ever for Britain in this event, and only the third medal in the last 100 years for the US in this event.
- Demonstrating how useless GB can be, saturday with six Gold medals was our best haul in one day since 1908.
- Free Vodka and Cranberry juice can a drunk Elliot make.
- Some Olympic sports just seem to be slightly odd to me. Which job in the poll below do you think is the worst / oddest?
Lexicon word of the day: Translucent.