Saturday, February 7, 2009

It's the Weekend - Time to Wordzzle

Thanks everyone for all the kind and helpful comments to the last post. Youse Guys … We’ll talk about that again next week. It’s the weekend and it’s Wordzzle Time.

This week's words are ...

author, Wall Street, rage, lemons, channel changer, cookies and milk, candelabra, Pine Cone Motel, illusory, fluffer-doodle.
war, wooden shoes, flabbergast, chimera, vodka martini

In the interest of escaping reality I wrote a little story …

Bonnie Bailout Buster was exhausted after another week of covering the illusory business of Wall Street. She felt a rage building that only a vodka martini – or ten – could stifle. She was relieved that she had decided to have a car pick her up at the South Street Seaport bar; driving out to Long Island on her own was going to be impossible – and illegal – after a few hours of drinking.

As author of the best seller ‘The Economic Chimera Unleashed’ Bonnie was in high demand. She had been offered millions to report exclusively for Rupert Murdoch’s newest venture – The Flabbergast Channel. Murdoch had even entered into a bidding war with Comedy Central. They wanted Bonnie as host of an upcoming weekly news show called ‘The Fluffer-Doodle Hour’ – the premise was to present the week’s news in a style similar to Hee Haw. Bonnie had remained aloof during all the negotiations, most of what she knew about her own career path came from reading Channel In the end Bonnie decided to remain a freelance journalist. The money was considerably less but the freedom was worth it.

From her spot in the corner of the bar Bonnie heard Tucker Candelabra enter. A legend in his own mind Tucker felt the need to make a grand entrance everywhere. Bonnie found this to be both pathetic and endearing and she giggled into her martini as he made his way toward her.

Cookies and milk time dear” Tucker said in his usual condescending manner. Bonnie twirled around to face him. “Tucker! I didn’t realize you were here.” Tucker bared his million dollar caps, “Who else could it possibly be?” Bonnie met his eyes directly. “With all that clatter I thought it was one of the queens from the bar next door wearing high heel wooden shoes.” Although Tucker was not amused by the reference to his closet dwelling he did enjoy sparing with Bonnie and they moved to a booth to compare notes on the past week’s economic and political absurdities.

Bonnie was shocked when the car service dispatcher called to say her car was outside. She had spent more time with Tucker than she thought possible. “My car is here dear.” Tucker squeezed more lemon into his white wine spritzer and feigned sadness at her departure. “Off to the Pine Cone Motel?” Bonnie laughed, “That was last weekend. This weekend I’m staying at Caroline’s place on the North Folk. I may come back with the whole Senator thing story.”

Tucker snickered as Bonnie started to walk away. “I reported that to death last week dear.” “I know dear”, Bonnie responded without turning around, “but I’m planning on telling the truth.”

Stop by RAVEN’S and say Happy Blogaversary and read some Wordzzles.


Akelamalu said...

Oh spot on yet again Dianne! that flowed beautifully. :)

Lisa said...

I agree with ake... it does flow. And a guy who makes an entrance like that would drink white wine spritzers wouldn't he?!

but dang, TEN martinis? Did she walk to the car or was she carried out? ;)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

creative as usual....

Michael Manning said...

Have a beautiful and peaceful weekend, Dianne!

tt said...

Hilarious again!I love how you put a 'spin' of what's going on in the world.
Ever thought of applying to could give a whole new perspective to their world??
I'd watch...:)
luvs ya

Raven said...

Love it! Last line is my favorite.

bobbie said...

Yea! You've done it again! Love it

Dr.John said...

Very creative story telling. The characters come alive and one is glad when she gives it to him in the end.

Richard said...

A very creative and telling piece. Loved the ending.


P.S. I just finished watching the second season of Californication on the web. Mixed feelings, but will watch the next season too.

Jay Simser said...

I want to see the high heeled wooden shoes. I loved it, j

Lu' said...

Tucker Candelabra sounds like a bar piano player or lounge singers name ha! Good story Dianne.

Travis said...

HA! Great last line!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOLK...This is BEILLIANTLY Funny, Dear One....You have such a great gift----whether serious or silly or amusinh or tender---You Write It All, WONDERFULLY!
I want to see Bonnie's TV Show, right now! LOL!

holly said...

that was fanTAStic. i love the ending quip! yes! in your face, tucker!

Alice said...

This is a really great story, well written. I very much enjoyed the read, and yes, the last line, lol.

Bob-kat said...

ow on earth do you come up with these names! :D They're fantastic!
As ever, you write so well and I love that you use the words in unexpected ways.

Sparkling Red said...

Hi Dianne! I've been praying for you. :-) I prayed for my friend a lot and she got her insurance money, so maybe it helps? Either way, you're in my thoughts.

Linda Reeder said...

Love it. The flow, the word choice, the characters, the illusions to the real world, and your typical edginess!

Matt-Man said...

Well done hot stuff. I may change my name to Tucker Candelabra. Cheers Di!!

Dianne said...

akelamalu - thanks!!

lisa - she's a newswoman, they can drink!!

queen size funny bone - thanks!

michael - I hope your weekend was a good one

tt - me on Fox? hehehehehehe
the planet would tilt

raven - nothing like a grand exit ;)

bobbie - thanks :)

dr john - thank you

rich - the story lines of Calif... aren't always so great but the characters are! I adore the daughter

jay - maybe I could carve a pair and become famous? ;)

lu - in my mind I saw a cross between Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity - a freak

travis - thanks!

oldold lady of the hills - thank you for always being so enthusiastic!!

holly - thanks kiddo, your Wordzzle was wonderful!

alice - thanks :)

bob-kat - I enjoy inventing names - I picture people I know/know of and wnder what I would name them given the chance

sparkling - you're a good friend and this makes me feel comforted - thank you

linda - edginess gets me thru the day ;)

matt-man - and I've got the heels for ya :)