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Word It for November

B is wrinkled and grey, scattered in her attention but focused on her smile.
You can usually find N in his own world, surrounded by his characters.

J is constantly searching for adventures, be it close to home or across the globe.
A, the early riser will never say no to you, or anyone for that matter, as long as yes gives you pleasure.
And AF is soft and strong in ways only a mother can balance.
P is a menace of energy.
And J the quiet observer.
While R has eyes for his one love and ears for her voice,
A’s laughter can always guide you.
My little B is all grown up, like a man who has lived a lifetime wandering the land, one who is barely legal to drink.
C will forever be in my heart.
My other A stands by my side, be it night or day, stormy or sunny.
And P will always start a conversation with a question,
While L will forever be searching for a debate.
I comes across as all business, but once inside he is cuddly as a bear.
And finally X whose story is just beginning.

And so it is that I am surrounded by my family, some close as some far. Some old, and some young. But every single one of them a part of who I am.

Family is the Word It for November.

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PUBLISHED ON Oct.29.2006 BY bryony
ed’s comment is:

anyone want to take bets on how many type families will appear in the first batch?

On Oct.29.2006 at 05:04 PM
Randy J. Hunt’s comment is:

Hopefully none now.

On Oct.30.2006 at 12:18 AM
Greg Scraper’s comment is:

Seriously, dude - USE the idea, or don't, but don't destroy it by sarcastically assuming that everyone else thought of it too. Last month's word it was ruined for me because every time I saw a red E I was forced to think about the sarcastic post that was made rather than evaluating it on its merits. You can personally think the idea sucks. That's fine. But one of the fun things about this is that there's no critique, Pre- or Post-Word It. There are times for crits. This ain't one.

On Oct.30.2006 at 12:35 PM
Yi’s comment is:

You stole my idea! Whatever, I'll take my Helvetica elsewhere.

On Oct.30.2006 at 12:38 PM
ed’s comment is:

oh boohoo.

sorry i ruined the most painstakingly obvious word it solution yet for you.

to me, seeing something like that actually used is a lot more annoying than someone pointing out how overused and obvious it is.

On Oct.30.2006 at 10:17 PM
devin’s comment is:

heaven forbid people share ideas

he never said it sucked, or was stupid, or that it was a bad idea

in fact i'm quite sure that he meant the opposite by mentioning it

but thanks for being negative

On Oct.30.2006 at 10:26 PM
devin’s comment is:

the red e thing got old though, i'll agree with that

its like people didnt even check to see if someone else did it first

On Oct.30.2006 at 10:27 PM
ed’s comment is:

it's not a bad idea, it's a good one that is overused to exhaustion.

On Oct.30.2006 at 10:29 PM
Mark Notermann’s comment is:

2 things: concept and execution.

ed has done nothing more than try to raise the bar a little. If he managed to ruin your concept by outing it at the brainstorming meeting, then just push it a little further.

I like Von Glitschka's RED 'e' because there was at least an IDEA there, all the better by comparison to the other half-baked red e's.

Wordit doesnt need to be a complex production, but show some concept. Please!

And while we're at it, what's wrong with a little crit? I never saw that to be against the rules.

On Oct.31.2006 at 03:32 AM
Armin’s comment is:

As long as its kept in good spirits, crit is good.

Our philosophy with Word Its has been exactly the same as with the comments left on Speak Up: anyone can say what they want and however they want and live with the notion that people reading the site will form an opinion on what they said. Just like there are bad Word Its, there are bad comments; just like there are surprising Word Its, there are surprising comments; etc. And everyone's free to give their opinion back through comments or "retaliate" with a Word It.

On Oct.31.2006 at 08:05 AM
Mark Notermann’s comment is:


On Oct.31.2006 at 07:32 PM
devin’s comment is:

i see what you did there

On Nov.03.2006 at 03:52 PM
michael Dooley’s comment is:

Now I'm disappointed my Read-Y idea wasn't executed. Maybe it wasn't so obvious after all.

On Nov.05.2006 at 11:23 AM
szkat’s comment is:

hey, is it about time for another poster contest?

On Nov.06.2006 at 03:10 PM
Armin’s comment is:

Given this discussion, I would like to give props to Mr. Jeff Barlow for an excellent Word It and aking it to the next level!

On Nov.15.2006 at 05:35 PM