Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Giggle Worthy Goals

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I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions per say.
I'm hyperactive, so I make them nearly every single day.
One current goal is to improve my skills in my craft.
I've studied Sociology but as a poet I'm still a bit daft.

I decided step one was to make up some interesting rhyme pairs.
I developed a list starting out with some commenters' rhyme dares.
It has now turned into a wacky list of giggle worthy goals,
intertwined with links to some fabulous bloggy souls.

I hope for an occasion to say suffering succotash.
I want to start the year off at a bad ass New Year's bash.

I hope to find a long lost stash of abalone.
I wish to never, ever, EVER eat bologna.

I hope to study and explore epistemology.
I wish for success in my Smiley Sociology.

I hope to avoid the feeling described as katzenjammer.
I wish never to hit myself with a hammer. Kablammer.

I hope I find a way to un-squeak my door hinge.
I want to buy more clothing that is dark orange.

I hope to visit the place where they make Jack Daniels.
I wish to pet all publicly encountered Cocker Spaniels.

I hope to make friends with more poets like Mr. Booguloo.
I want to re-watch the movie, The Man With One Red Shoe

I hope more people start to use the term bum chuck.
I wish the public wasn't so obnoxiously star struck.

I hope to never own clothing that resembles dust ruffles.
I want a never ending supply of delicious chocolate truffles.

I hope I become strong enough to climb Matchupitchu.
I want to take photos of funny signs with names like Kalamazoo.

I wish to sell stuff with wacky sayings like, "May your days...
be filled with pleasures richer than homemade mayonnaise.

There are plenty more giggle worthy goals where these came from,
but their rhymes are less lovable than a steadily beaten drum.
Perhaps you'll make some giggle worthy goals of your own?
My process is to just sit back, relax, and let the mind roam.
I'd love to hear your goals for 2011 in the comments section here,
and would be delighted if stumbles, facebook posts and tweets did appear.

© Rachel Hoyt 2010 - 2011

Do you want your links to appear in a rhyme?
Participate in the Smiley Sociology Study next time.

This rhyme is being sharef with One Shot Poetry Week #26.
Head there if you need a fulfilling poetry fix.

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  1. Happy New Year!!
    New Year's 2011 Fireworks Celebrations Around the World
    Demo on YouTube

  2. I love it! If I write something that rhymes I have to stick with one syllable words! ;)


  3. Two comments before I'm awake makes me so happy! It's like a hint to write more and "make it snappy"!! :o)

    Happy New Year!

  4. You rhymed "orange"! And they said it couldn't be done.

  5. *giggling* Fun poem. Enjoyed your humor and unique rhyming. Wish you a Happy New Year!

  6. door hinge and orange? Awesome!

    great fun poem with loads of rhyme
    if you want something more spiritual
    visit mine!

  7. You have some wonderful hopes here Rachel! Hope you have a wonderful New Year! :-)

  8. I'm glad everyone is enjoying my crazy rhyme pairs. Orange / door hinge was one of the aforementioned dares. :o)

  9. Thanks for the "giggle worthy" link! I loved all your hopeful resolutions. Happy New Year!

  10. Very Funny. Happy New Year!

  11. Cool! Happy new year!

  12. Loved your creativity. Happy New Year to you too!
    From Nomar Knight to you.

  13. Very well done, and a good way to get a head start on your rhyme & meter goal!

    Happy New Year!

  14. rhyming and smiling with a giggle.....nicely done...have a great NY

  15. Lovely..
    Happy New Year..
    Enjoy and live your dreams... :)

  16. Very nice. This made me smile. :-)

    I came here from Philip Thrift's blog. Nice to meet you. :-)

  17. Thank you commenters... hope you had a happy New Year too! Its so nice to start 2011 with "I giggled" comments from you.

  18. I love fun, upbeat, rhyming poetry! Happy New Year! ☼

  19. very single day,
    that's practical way
    to resolve issues...

    lovely message, smartly put.

  20. Hi lightverse & thanks for visiting! I just checked out your blog and am going to go look at some of the forums you participate in. They look fun!

    Jingle, as always, thanks for stopping by and thanks for the invite to the Thursday Poets Rally.

  21. I hope you met the goals. This was an enjoyable read, quite fun :)

  22. Nicely humorous, Rachel! Great rhymes.

  23. your fun poem with rhymes
    are signs of the times
    that smiles are coming
    so please begin counting

  24. how joyful, lovely and wonderful Thanks for making me giggle

  25. Loved your favorite things.. here is mine, ~ these are few of my favorite things ~

    Someone is Special

  26. Happy Belated New Year.

    lovely humor and more.


  27. LOL :D that was fun! made me smile wide, Rachel. thank u for sharing! :) I needed the laughs!

    My Potluck Post

  28. awesome! hey if you get a neverending supply of truffles, can I have some?


  29. what a fun post. Thanks for sharing

  30. What a great collection of favorite things! I love your rhyme pairs! :)

  31. never cuter rachel! here's my potluck..

  32. I like that you're unique and it makes your writing that much more fascinating. Thank you!

  33. @lynnaima - Thanks! I'm still working on the list... and adding to it all the time in my head. :)

    @jessicasjapes - Thank you! I had a lot of fun making that rhyme list. :)

    @bendedspoon - Yeah!!! Smiles are coming. :) I like smiles... but you already knew that. :)

    @kez - You are quite welcome for the giggle. I'm tickled my charms worked on yet another. :)

    @Someone is Special - Thanks! I look forward to seeing what your favorite things are. :)

    @Jingle - Happy belated New Year to you too! :)

    @Vinay - We can never have too many laughs... right?

    @Mia - Of course you can share my truffles if I get a neverending supply. I'm always super generous with things I never run out of! :)

    @Missy - Thank YOU for stopping by. It wouldn't be as much fun to write without lovely readers. :)

    @Dragon Katet - Thanks! I created the rhyme pair list before the rhyme. It was fun. I should do it again! :)

    @fiveloaf - Aw, shucks. Thanks!

    @kay - My writing is fascinating?! Awesome. :)

  34. Fantastic write and it got my tongue rolling as the words played over my mind. By the way, you don't really want to go where they make my buddy Jack - it's just a nightmare to see such beauty being bottled and labelled without being able to pop that bottle's virginal seal because they make it in a dry county - it was one of the longest twenty minute backroad indy races I've ever been in to the county line!

  35. LOL, AB!!! I have heard about the dry county thing and would definitely race to the county line. :)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...