Sunday, August 30, 2009


Getting stirred up and excited about language is all it takes to write. A fun exciting way to ignite your spark of creativity is to think about things that you really shouldn't ever do. So, let's start a NEVER EVER list!

I'll go first!

1. Never ever stand up fast if you've put tons of bath oil in the bathtub.
2. Never ever stick your tongue on a frozen metal post.

Your turn! Have fun. Get creative! One thought will lead to another...I promise!

Teachers: Kids absolutely love this activity. I should dig out some of the lists I have from past school visits and share them with you. They are hysterical! You can make the activity even better for your students if you join in the fun and go first!


Lily said...

Never, ever click on blogger when you're in a hurry!

2cats said...

Never ever say NEVER.
Never ever be embarrassed to cry.

AL said...

Never ever pull a chair and sit in front of your computer while you are cooking for lunch.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Never, ever say something at all, if isn't nice.

chicamom85 said...

Never ever drive if you have anything alcoholic to drink

Never ever bother my husband on football Saturday in the fall.

Jan Mader said...

I just made the mistake of clicking on blogger, Lily. You're right, I should have never ever done it tonight!

I love all the NEVER EVERS!!!! Okay....I'm back to having way too much fun!

Kat said...

Never, ever compromise your principles.

SANDY said...

Never ever delete thousands of pictures, it really puts you in lousy mood. errrrrrrrr

Never ever forget to buy wine, you'll need plenty of it after you delete thousands of pictures.

Never ever forget to say I love you to people you love, you might not get a 2nd chance.

Thanks for the encouragement last night, love you


Catachresis said...

never ever sneeze and hiccup at the same time

never ever be ironing when the phone rings

never ever cuddle a tiger

Jan Mader said...

Oh...that's a good one...they're all good!

How about...

Never ever stand in front of an elephant stampeed or

Never have your cell phone in your pocket when you squat down to you a public me I know.

2cats said...

Never ever roller skate in a buffalo herd.

Never ever mow grass without taking an allergy pill first.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Never ever tell FIBS!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Never ever walk behind a cow that has (you know what) tee hee hee

Never ever make fun of someone
Never ever chew with your mouth open
Never ever cheat
Never ever crowd your way in line
Never ever be a cranky pants

Jan Mader said...

No...never ever a cranky pants!!!


Never ever give advice unless you're asked for it!

Janet (Latte Lady) said...

It was Maverick Books, Jan. If you read towards the bottom you'll see that I didn't like the language that they used. Sadly, because of this, we won't be reading this series.

I've been away for a little while and have missed ya'll!!!!

Jan Mader said...

I saw that...I've never even heard of the publisher before...interesting!

MAX said...

Never ever say "Pawpaw" with your mouth full!
Never ever unpack the dog biscuits, out of the shopping bags, with the dogs around!
Never ever think about a walk whist in the company of dogs!
Never ever put your hot water bottle's water in the kettle!
Never ever ask "Do I look fat?"

thx. Great exercise!

Marjie said...

In a book my granny had, which was humorous, the author gave a stunning piece of advice: "Never trust a naked bus driver!"

Jan Mader said...


Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

Never ever say "I'm stuffed" after dinner in Australia. (It means something entirely different!)

2cats said...

Never ever spend more than you have.

Never ever put your fears unto your children.

Never ever underestimate food on a stick.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Never speak before you think!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Never ever bite off more than you can chew.

Never ever give up. If it does not happen- then it was not ment to be!

Jan Mader said...

Okay...we all need to know what "stuffed" means in Australia...if it's "G" rated!

And said a mouthful. Thank you.

These are all so good. Once again, I'm overwhelmed and inspired.

5 orange potatoes said...

Love this!!!
We'll be doing this list tomorrow!
Lisa :)

David said...

Never ever chew anything less than once

Never ever try to swallow something larger than your head. (Garfield)