Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Centus: Absent-E Absent Me

Jenny Matlock's prompt for today's Saturday Centus brought a smile to my face. It reminded me of torture fun I might have afflicted on students when I taught a class for the gifted and talented. Every day the students entered class I had some sort of puzzle to help them get their brains in gear! This prompt would be perfect! It is such a fun way for me to begin my day! Jenny challenged us to write a cogent sentence without using the letter "e". Being the type of person I am, my first response was:

This assignmnt is a psc of cak!

Because, dear friend, Jenny said the sentence had to be cohesive... she didn't say that we had to spell the words correctly ;-)  Actually I discovered that with all of the efforts our computers make to make certain we do spell words correctly, writing that sentence was a bit of a challenge!

Anyway, here I sit at a campground in Albany, Oregon. We have been on the road for over two weeks - hard to believe! I am limping along on the campground's wireless connection. I remind myself that I am thankful that they have Internet. I think back to the days of ethernet cables and dial up connections. Yes, this is better than it could be. And, the internet is free. So... I shouldn't really get upset that their connection is slower than a turtle... in winter! The stunning speed of the Internet and my feelings about it made this challenge as easy as pie (try writing that without an e!):

Frankly, I don't want to complain, but this is a pain!

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Have a wonderful weekend.

To see other responses to Jenny's challenge, visit her site by clicking here. 


  1. That was awesome, especially since you are posting at a turtle's pace in such a beautiful place...nicely done !!!

  2. You certainly did an excellent job rising up to this challenge.

  3. No way! This is too cool though, you did it!

  4. It was a pain, I agree, but I definitely needed the distraction! You spoke the truth!!!

  5. Isn't it simply amazing how impatient we have become in a rather short time? (Note, the words with "e" in my comment!)


  6. And, of course, we can read your sentence because simplified spelling is the way to go. I have a bee in my bonnet about it.

  7. LOL good job on the slow connection! I know, I find myself also being thankful on the road when we get online, at all, even when it's bad. It is hard to believe it's been two weeks! Keep coming, you are getting closer to us if you are in Oregon now! ;)

  8. It was WAY harder than most of us thought, me thinks! Well done!

  9. Great centus contribution! Frankly, I do want to complain, but you did a fab job with it, in spite of a slow internet connection. laurie @

  10. I love the way you balked all the time you were writing this one. But it turned out very good. Just doing that to scare us aren't you? LOL

    Jim's Saturday Centus tales

  11. The task seemed easy enough until we realise how few words we can use to write sensibly without 'e'. Well done. Task met. :)

  12. Ha! I never thought about MISspelling words!

    That would have definitely helped me when we progress to missing two letters!

    I love it when a plan comes together...even when it's an Evil plan!


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