Friday, April 16, 2010

Counting Up

One way or another
Two Steps forward, one step back
Three strikes and you’re out
Four corners of the Earth
Five good reasons
Six to one, half a dozen to the other
Seven year itch
Eight days a week

With so much confusion in our numbers, no wonder kids don’t want to learn to count

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A Flash 55 is a story written using exactly 55 words. Visit Mr. Knowitall to read other Flash 55 entries this week.

41 comments:

Megan said...

Maybe?

Megan said...

Yep. I will now proceed to read the post. I can't believe I just did that...

Ji said...

wonderful 55. love its wit.

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/waiting-for-the-splash-theme-thursday/

my Theme Thursday post!
55 is also up!
Thank you for the attention!

Mrsupole said...

@Megan

See it is fun to be first! LOL

@VE

And the most confusing number is The Baker's Dozen. When I go buy donuts at the donut shop, I ask for a dozen and I get 13. I guess we should all be thankful that most Baker's never did good in Math Classes. Although my hips are not too happy.

God bless.

Mrsupole said...
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Mrsupole said...

Whoops, my comment posted twice, so I deleted one so as to spare double reading by everyone.

GBA

Subby said...

"One way or another" oh great...now I've got a Blondie earworm...!

And remember...with six you get eggroll but they're always cheaper by the dozen. And nine times outta ten...nevermind...

Been to Four Corners...huzzah.

Subby said...

@ Megan; congrats ;)

CatLadyLarew said...

99 bottles of beer on the wall... one of the best ways to learn numbers...

The Incredible Woody said...

Now I have a One Way Or Another by Blondie ear worm.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Love it!

sharonheg said...

One of the best 55s I've ever seen! You really dressed it to the nines. Ten-Q! (you're welcome)

Roy said...

Earworm, schmearworm! I can listen to Blondie all day! And as far as that song goes, yeah, baby, she can get me any day she wants!

Roy Scribner said...

Nine Inch Nails.

lime said...

i'll give you ten to one this is a clever 55.

anthonynorth said...

Yep, you can count on that :-)

ReformingGeek said...

Very clever, VE. I like it!

One toke over the line with Love Potion #9.

Yvonne Osborne said...

A great play on numbers! If we had eight days in a week maybe there would be one for rest.

Enjoy the weekend, what there is of it!

Elizabeth said...

I used to say "Same thing, it's half of one, six dozen of another" until someone pointed out that it's not the same thing actually.

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Monkey Man said...

Great 55. I love numbers so this one gets me. My 55 iss HERE but has nothing to do with numbers.

VE said...

Megan – What? Megan first? Guess you got off your porch just in time!

Ji – Thanks

Mrsupole – They never seem to do that at the bank…

Subby – Guess what I’m enjoying right now? Thanks a heap for the Pop Tarts! Takes me back to my childhood…

Catladylarew – It also teaches about supply and demand…

Incredible woody – That’s not a bad song to have playing though…

Perpetual chocoholic – Another of my “what should I write” improve posts that took about 5 minutes…

Sharonheg – Ha! Thanks…

Roy – I agree…that’s not a bad earworm to have…

Roy – Ha! Good one. Somebody has to count that one for us though if we’re the one in the coffin…

Lime – I’ll take those odds…

Anthonynorth – count me in then…

Reforminggeek – Good ones…totally forgot about the one toke bit…

Yvonne – If we had eight days in the week, they’d just extend the work week…sad, but true…

Elizabeth – Ha! Sort of like when you mess up lyrics for your entire life until one day you see them printed somewhere and go, “That’s wrong!”

Monkey man – I shall check it out…

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Eight days in a week? Really?
Wonderful 55!

Mine is here
Have you a great weekend!
hugs
shakira

Brian Miller said...

hey i can get to 10 on fingers and toes...err...lol.

Dulce said...

This is so witty!
Loved it

fantastic 55!

G-Man said...

I've got about a Baker's Dozen more to read today!
Excellent 55 VE.
Thanks for playing today, You Rock The Left Coast brother!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

PattiKen said...

Excellent 55.

Janna said...

Eight Days A Week!
Now I'm going to have Beatles music in my head all evening.

Which is not a bad thing at all. :)

Oooh, look; is that a yellow submarine?

Subby said...

VE, hey! They got there quicker than I was told they would! ( grabbing difibralator...CLEAR! )

Anytime ya need a "fix", heh, heh...

Gladys said...

one two three what are we fighting for...don't ask me I don't give a damn...next stop is Vietnam....

Sorry I was having a Country Joe flashback.

Subby said...

Thank you Gladys for that earworm..."and it's five, six, seven open up them pearly gates"...!

Jaime said...

my son's not counting past four... the other numbers don't really exist.

aladdinsane12 said...

very clever! love it!

VE said...

Shakira ck – Aack, I’m behind on visiting…as usual. Thanks

Brian – I couldn’t…I only had 55 words to work with…

Dulce – Why thank you…

g-man – You have a busy schedule on Fridays! Hope you did have a kick-ass weekend too…

pattiken – Gracias…

janna – I have yellow submarines parked all over the neighborhood too…yes, Portland is THAT wet…

subby – Thanks again, I owe you now!

Gladys – That was definitely his 15 minutes of fame!

Subby – That should drive some of the other earworms out…for awhile…

Jaime – I agree…all the other numbers are just redundant…only 1 is valid…

Aladdinsane12 - Thanks

Carla said...

Fabulous! Now backwards from 100

VE said...

carla - I don't have enough fingers and toes...

The Silver Fox said...

Nine ladies dancing, ten lords a-leaping, eleven... Sorry.

VE said...

silver fox - It does keep going...

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