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What We’ll Be Doing Tomorrow May 3, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Travel & Leisure.
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How about you? Any fun plans for the weekend?

Emerson Quillin grew up in a small town in the southwestern part of Indiana called Bloomfield. He found out early in his teens that he could do three things well: shoot pool at Elmer Pool Room, hit an accurate 20-foot jump shot and doodle with the best of them. He doodled his way through Bloomfield High School. The doodling became his penchant and he perfected a very casual style of art that he still maintains today. 

For more fun and funky artwork by Emerson:  Emerson’s Humor

NASA’s “Out Of This World” Poetry Contest May 3, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Poetry, Word Play.
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Milka (Perfecting Motherhood) shared a link to an “Out of this World” poetry contest with me yesterday:

Send Your Haiku To Mars!  NASA Seeks Poets

This stellar contest is open to everyone on Planet Earth.  All submitted haiku must be in English, with three lines following the 5-7-5 syllable format.

An example from newscast anchor Dave Mattingly:

Mars, you planet red
No life, just craters and ice
Dark, dark, dark, dark, goose

He’s got my vote!

Wikipedia ~ Kirk’s Soap (in Public Domain)

Three poets will be invited to send their haiku into outer space with NASA in November.  Everyone who enters will have their name included on the DVD.

The submission deadline is July 1.  Starting July 15, the public will vote to select three winning poems to travel on the spacecraft’s DVD.  Winners will be announced Aug. 8.

The poems will be accompanied on the MAVEN by student artwork, selected by popular vote in a separate contest.

What a great way to rocket to stardom, to launch your poetry career, to take your writing to the next level, and to boldly go where no haiku has gone before!

I can see your resume now . . . “partnered with NASA on the MAVEN mission.”

Illustrations:  Wikipedia ~ MARS

For more details:  Send Your Name and Message to MARS! and Contest Rules.

Aah . . . that’s better!