An Odd Holiday Journey

Let's take an Odd Holiday Journey through the month of December 2011!

Remember last month's journey?  We had so much fun that we're doing it again!

Every day in December at about 7:13 a.m. (New York timezone*), I'll tweet two words with the hashtag #ohj from @OddlyStarry.

Your job is to contribute tweets inspired by one or both words.  Tag your tweet with #ohj or #OHJ.  Since we're taking an odd holiday journey through the month of December, try to make your tweet related to December holidays in some way.

December is chock full of holidays, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the December Solstice, New Year's Eve, and many others, so there are plenty of ideas to inspire you!

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(And since OHJ originated with haunted tweets, I wouldn't object to you sneaking in a scary tweet! :)

I'm using the U.S. version of holiday - I don't mean vacation.  (Although an odd vacation journey might make a good theme sometime...)

One of my words will be fairly simple and common, while the other will be a bit more unusual.  Sometimes they'll both be common.

In addition to typical text tweets containing a short story, pun, haiku, gogyohka, tanka, etc., you could also make a link to a photo, a video, a sound, or anything else you can think of!

You don't have to use the word exactly as given.  For example, if the word is "run", you could use run, runs, running, ran, or runnable.  Or you could just use the word as an inspiration, and go with sprint or race.  Keep in mind that many words have more than one definition, and more than one part of speech.

You could also combine one of my words with words from other games like Loqwacious, Artwiculate, and others!

Once in a while, just to keep things fresh, I might ask you to supply the caption to a picture, or I might do a hashtag game.

Have fun!  :)

I'll try to list all the previously used words here as the game progresses.
  1. crawl, celebratory
  2. pine, recalcitrant
  3. happy, waylay
  4. tie, poinsettia
  5. shop, flippant
  6. scarf, investigate
  7. know, sugarplum
  8. elf, ponder
  9. hum, residue
  10. kind, nutcracker
  11. bow, admonish
  12. sing, finicky
  13. quite, Yule
  14. bell, salient
  15. good, desideratum
  16. who, Grinch
  17. jolly, misfit
  18. strength, upcast
  19. milk, ornament
  20. oil, candelabra
  21. bah, vixen
  22. still, Helios
  23. air, Festivus
  24. list, anticipate
  25. give, exuberance
  26. box, exchange
  27. pop, regift
  28. flow, xenial
  29. toy, zoanthropy
  30. mark, kuumba
  31. end, noisemaker
* London at 12:13, Athens at 14:13, Sydney at 23:13.  For others, you can try here or here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for doing this Paul. Have loved how it inspires creativity…