December 21, 2010

Hanukkah Gifts and Clues



Yes, that's right, it was that time of year again - time for the annual clue-la-palooza! This time we went for haiku, which are fun, easy, and fast. For those playing along at home, ready, get set, go!

1:
Cooking tasty dish?
Still needs pungent allium…
Hands too tired to chop.

2:
Cousin with lame clothes?
You helped, bought mozzareppa.
Now you get one too.

3:
Going on a trip?
Off to see the fourth planet?
Tips on what to bring.

4:
Too cold on the couch,
But winter TV beckons.
Snuggle under this!

5:
Slender swaying reeds
Delicate and feminine
Captured on a strand

6:
Now you won’t have trouble
With those pesky princesses –
It’ll guard their tower.

7:
Chicken noodle? Borscht?
Latte? Cappuccino? Tea?
Serve them nice and hot!

8:
Long before striped canes,
Seeing-eye dogs or brail type,
One man sailed the world

9:
Cliff Lee ‘s a Phillie
Jakey may become a fan
Show him the Yankees

10:
If straight copying
Is praise, then what is artful
Mockery? Tough love.

11:
Butterflies are cute
But everybody thinks that
Only we like these

12:
Currently empty
But meant to hold pretty things
Don’t forget water

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Answers: 1) gadgety garlic mincer from Williams-Sonoma, 2) an impossible clue about an inside joke... but if you are dying to know, the answer is a shirt from Urban Outfitters, 3) "Packing for Mars", 4) super-soft fuzzy throw, 5) clay necklace from a local artist, 6) a dragon, aka one of the amazing shrinky-dink key chains Lara made for everyone, 7) soup/coffee mugs from Anthropologie, 8) biography of a blind 19th century explorer, aka "A Sense of the World" 9) tickets to Yankee stadium, 10) "The Oxford Book of Parodies", 11) photos of creepy-crawlies, aka "100 Centipedes", 12) Anthropologie vase