Doctor Who – Haiku

Fractured across time
Souffle girl battles daleks
Doctor Who escapes

Dalek at the Phoenix ComiCon.

Dalek at the Phoenix ComiCon.

Netflix finally updated Doctor Who – though a little girl I know has been using iTunes gift cards to stay up to date on her Doctor Who.  Also we visited Nonnie at Christmas and were able to see the 50th anniversary episode and Matt Smith’s farewell there.  And right now, Nonnie is about an hour away and I’m writing #haikuchallenge haiku instead of the last minute tidying I should be doing.  I did get a lot of cleaning done yesterday.  Dad and Rachael went off to work.  I told Gretchen we’d be cleaning.  Well Mom cleaned and let Gretchen sleep in.  When I did go into her room to wake her up, I got a big hug.  Apparently she had a dream I died and she was very happy to see me.  Love getting hugs from 13 year olds. 😉

Then when Dad and Rachael got home, Dad was all excited to show me a video of Rachael in a car. By his excitement, I thought she was behind the wheel. No she was the passenger. Why was this so exciting? Yeah I’m not a car aficionado. Dad made a comic with his 280Z complaining about how I keep calling it a her. His new baby is a guy apparently but he treats it like a mistress, in my opinion, so I’m sticking with female references. 😛


Flat Stanley’s Stay in Arizona

Over Memorial Day weekend we played host to Flat Stanley.  You know my husband is sooo infatuated with his car, he said we had to drive Stanley around in it.  Well how does one explain a paper character driving in a 280Z?  Since Avondale, AZ is the home of the PIR, I figured Stanley needed to be seen at the raceway in style.



Flat Stanley arrives safe in Arizona.



Making sure Flat Stanley remains safe securely buckled in for his car ride.



Flat Stanley posing in front of Estrella Mountain.



He made it safely to pose in front of PIR.



Stanley enjoyed a much slower ride on the back of a tortoise as well.



Sight seeing
Nice time
Learning about
Estrella mountain and
Yucca trees

Car – Acrostic Haiku


Caress clutch and gas
Accelerate down driveway
Road quickens your pulse



It’s been three weeks since I’ve written any poetry.  I decided it was time to get off my lazy butt and write again.  The Wednesday Poetry Prompt at Writer’s Digest was to write about an object.  I realized car was three letters to make it an acrostic, it would have three lines so I decided to write a haiku acrostic about my hubby’s new toy – 1978 Datsun 280Z.  He bought a manual even though he never learned to drive a standard transmission. What am I going to do with that man?

He is teaching himself how to drive his new toy.  In the meantime, a certain 16 year old young lady needs to get a permit.  I just said goodbye to my hubby; he is off to work.  He is taking the 280Z.  I asked him if he was seriously going to take it on the highway.  He said, You have to start at some point.  I replied, O boy! I hope he knows what he is doing.