Archive:Monthly Write-a-Thon/July 7, 2010

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July 7, 2010


Inspired by a request for Christmas in July as this month's topic, we're expanding to all reasons to celebrate:

holidays, parties, hatchings, matchings...dispatchings...whatever is celebrated in your neck of the woods.

Write-a-Thon starts on July 6th, 1200 UTC, when it starts being Wednesday in New Zealand, and ends on July 8th, 1200 UTC, when it finishes being Wednesday in Hawaii.
Write-a-Thon II starts on July 10th, 1200 UTC, when it starts being Sunday in New Zealand, and ends on July 12th, 1200 UTC, when it finishes being Sunday in Hawaii.

The partiers

  • The reason Aleta is wide awake on Wednesday morning, albeit with a headache, is that she was experiencing the every-4-yearly-madness (there's a word for 'every four years', right?) that takes over the Chez Curry. Football seems a reason to celebrate all over the world. Okay, going to wake some CZers up. Aleta Curry 21:52, 6 July 2010 (UTC) I'm back, because at least one nation is going to celebrate after the finals of the 2010 World Cup Aleta Curry 00:19, 7 July 2010 (UTC) p.s. I think some of you lot need to jump the gun, because surely it would be embarrassing if a non-American did Fourth of July, which would also qualify as a bang and a boom, wouldn't it? Aleta Curry 00:25, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Quadrennial should do. --Daniel Mietchen 22:35, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Aha! Thanx, buddy! Aleta Curry 23:53, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Peter slightly updated the information concerning the final — it is like aiming at a moving target, though ... --Peter Schmitt 08:15, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Do you know Bloomsday? --Peter Schmitt 01:19, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
I didn't, but that's very cool! Aleta Curry 02:49, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Is it a birthday paradox when two celebrate at the same day (slightly expanded and moved from birthday coincidence). --Peter Schmitt 22:17, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

  • Hayford imported a bunch of pictures about making a chicken breast in chaud-froid sauce, then wrote a new article about Chaud-froid, then was told by Peter that I may have been confusing the sauce with the dish. Upon further research in the Larousse Gastronomique I can see that it's a tricky issue. Since I'm celebrating this occasion by drinking my second martini of the evening, I think I'll wait until tomorrow to try to straighten it all out. Plus create a Gallery with 7 photos in it. At least the article is *there*, and it's not *too* incorrect.... Hayford Peirce 03:40, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Keen-as-mustard and jumped the gun

Porch sitters--article creators who didn't edit a new article

Party crashers--article contributors who didn't create a new article

Rather late and missed the boat!

The shy ones, absent-minded profs, and other modest creatures

The total party poops

Special requests


  • I've just about finished writing a mystery story called "Le Père Noël on Christmas Island", which is about a story by that name by James Norman Hall, although he never actually wrote it, RIP -- does that count? Hayford Peirce 21:54, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Sure! - like I would say 'no'? Aleta Curry 08:40, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
EQMM will pay 5 to 8 cents a word for it, and it's gonna run almost 10,000 words -- what does the Write-a-Thong pay? Hayford Peirce 17:25, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
We're generous, Hayford, and we recognise your inestimable value. Shall we say...five times your current CZ salary? Aleta Curry 22:36, 4 July 2010 (UTC) p.s. Hayford's writing about thongs, now?
Offer accepted! (I only write about thongs on Australian beaches....) Hayford Peirce 03:42, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

It's a wrap!

Bonus point winners