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mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 06:08 AM
I have a new one. No, it's not coffee or alcohol, although I am a coffee-holic, and I do enjoy a good cocktail. And no, it is not cigarettes or drugs. Here's a hint:

About two years ago, I xxxxxx my first xxxxxx. Little did I know that one xxxxxx leads to xxxxx xxxxxxx. Had I read-up beforehand, I might have been more careful about that very first time. Next thing you know, I xxxxxx another, and another, and another.... Just the other day, I was xxxxxxxx xx xxxxxx xxxx, when I found myself needing another one. Right there in public, I started jonesin'. I called my husband and said, "Help! I'm addicited to xxxxxxx!" And then I proceeded to succumb yet again. Now I xxxx seven xxxxxxx xx xxxx. I guess knowing one's addicitons is the first step toward quitting. But I have no intention of quitting.

Guesses, dear friends?

brinkett
11-03-2005, 06:47 AM
The letter 'x'?

Vanessa
11-03-2005, 06:54 AM
Come un tell us. come on!

mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 07:00 AM
Come un tell us. come on!
Not even a guess?

brinkett
11-03-2005, 07:19 AM
Hula-hoops? Toy boys?

mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 07:28 AM
Hula-hoops? Toy boys?
Nope. Not a toy.

Sarita
11-03-2005, 07:28 AM
I xxxxxx my first xxxxxx I smoked my first joint. :)

P.H.Delarran
11-03-2005, 07:29 AM
carving?
juggling?
bungie jumping?:Jump:

mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 07:34 AM
I smoked my first joint. :)
Mmm. No. That was a long, long time ago.

WVWriterGirl
11-03-2005, 07:34 AM
tattoos?

mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 07:34 AM
carving?
juggling?
bungie jumping?:Jump:
No, but I do enjoy rollercoasters.

Storyteller5
11-03-2005, 08:10 AM
Chocolate covered coffeebeans?

reph
11-03-2005, 09:09 AM
Is it something you read?

mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 10:12 AM
tattoos?
Oooooh. Good guess. I have a large one, and it can be addictive. But it's wrong. Sorry.


Chocolate covered coffee beans
Yummy! But no.


something you read?
Nope.

September skies
11-03-2005, 10:21 AM
you wrote your first story? and now can't stop

mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 10:22 AM
you wrote your first story? and now can't stop
That'd be nice. But it's not writing-related.

sandoz
11-03-2005, 10:39 AM
Guesses:

1. Online forum posting

2. Text messaging

3. Snorting nutmeg from a teaspoon

4. buying Ferraris

mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 10:58 AM
Guesses:
1. Online forum posting
2. Text messaging
3. Snorting nutmeg from a teaspoon
4. buying Ferraris
1. It's a problem, I'll admit.
2. Never. Hate it.
3. I prefer cinnamon.
4. Wish I had enough dough that this was an option.

Keep guessing.

reph
11-03-2005, 12:26 PM
Is it related to music?

Does using it use it up?

Do you put it in your mouth?

Is it a decorative collectible item?

Do you wear it?

In your first post, are the strings of x's the same length as the words they replace, as in "I have seven shelves of them"?

Optimus
11-03-2005, 12:44 PM
I have a new one. No, it's not coffee or alcohol, although I am a coffee-holic, and I do enjoy a good cocktail. And no, it is not cigarettes or drugs. Here's a hint:

About two years ago, I xxxxxx my first xxxxxx. ................................banged.........hoo ker

Little did I know that one xxxxxx leads to xxxxx xxxxxxx.
...................................hooker......... ..penis disease.

Had I read-up beforehand, I might have been more careful

about that very first time. Next thing you know, I xxxxxx
.................................................. .................banged

another, and another, and another.... Just the other day,

I was xxxxxxxx xx xxxxxxxx xxxx, when I found myself needing
........standing on Hooker Lane

another one. Right there in public, I started jonesin'. I called

my husband and said, "Help! I'm addicited to xxxxxx!"
.................................................. .......hookers!

And then I proceeded to succumb yet again.

Now I xxxx seven xxxxxx xx xxxx.
........bang.........people at once.

I guess knowing one's addicitons is the first step toward
quitting. But I have no intention of quitting.

Guesses, dear friends?

Cool! It's like Mad Libs!

Oh, and you're addicted to sex with hookers!

D.J.
11-03-2005, 06:25 PM
Are your "x's" in direct correlation to the letters in what it is you're wanting everyone to guess? If not, it's Crispy Creams. (Never liked them myself but sooo many say they're addicting.)

Nicholas S.H.J.M Woodhouse
11-03-2005, 06:29 PM
is it men with shaved heads?

i hope it is, if only for the fact it makes your first post rather amusing

and it'd be nice too....

paprikapink
11-03-2005, 06:34 PM
Ugio cards?

Maryn
11-03-2005, 06:44 PM
Special request--please don't tell us yet, or if you do put the word SPOILER in your message. I want to play with this, but I have to go someplace!

Maryn, who'd prefer no responsibilities whatsoever

mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 09:02 PM
In your first post, are the strings of x's the same length as the words they replace, as in "I have seven shelves of them"?

Yes. And the answer to all of reph's other questions is no.
ETA: I double-checked and found that I was missing one "x." It is now correct.

mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 09:03 PM
Cool! It's like Mad Libs!
Oh, and you're addicted to sex with hookers!
Nice one. Wrong, but very entertaining.

mkcbunny
11-03-2005, 09:05 PM
I'm going with CARROTS?
No carrots, no Krispy Kremes [although a fresh one is fine], and no Ugio.

As for men with shaved heads, I did have a thing for Patrick Stewart for a while. Bald, shaved, hairy—it's all good. Wrong, but good.

Sarita
11-03-2005, 09:34 PM
Puzzles?

Cabria
11-03-2005, 09:47 PM
OK...I'm going to go out on a dangerous limb here and say "orgasms?"

Deb
p.s excuse my dirty mind http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/emoticonsscared.gif

rtilryarms
11-03-2005, 10:11 PM
Puzzles?

puzzles were my first guess but I was trying to find crossword(s) in the x's. So I figured puzzle was not the answer because it was too vague.

I believe it is like a puzzle though.

Each hour you should add one letter to replace and x and see how fast we can get it.

rtilryarms
11-03-2005, 10:12 PM
OK...I'm going to go out on a dangerous limb here and say "orgasms?"

Deb
p.s excuse my dirty mind http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/emoticonsscared.gif


I have developed a 12 step program to help overcome this addiction

PattiTheWicked
11-03-2005, 10:23 PM
Porn.

sandoz
11-03-2005, 10:26 PM
About two years ago, I (popped) my first (tictac).



Little did I know that one (tictac) leads to (added craving). Had I read-up beforehand, I might have been more careful about that very first time. Next thing you know, I (popped) another, and another, and another.... Just the other day, I was (crawling to Burger King), when I found myself needing another one. Right there in public, I started jonesin'. I called my husband and said, "Help! I'm addicited to (tictacs)!" And then I proceeded to succumb yet again. Now I (take) seven (at once). I guess knowing one's addicitons is the first step toward quitting. But I have no intention of quitting.

Seven orgasms? What... (at dawn)?

reph
11-03-2005, 10:30 PM
Is it an activity, as opposed to an object?

(Not tictacs, sandoz. She said you don't put it in your mouth, so food and drinks are excluded.)

Nicholas S.H.J.M Woodhouse
11-03-2005, 10:40 PM
facials

Maryn
11-03-2005, 11:37 PM
About two years ago, I [cooked] my first [turkey]. Little did I know that one [dinner] leads to [every] [holiday]. Had I read-up beforehand, I might have been more careful about that very first time. Next thing you know, I [hosted] another, and another, and another.... Just the other day, I was [roasting] [my] [finest] [bird], when I found myself needing another one. Right there in public, I started jonesin'. I called my husband and said, "Help! I'm addicited to [poultry]!" And then I proceeded to succumb yet again. Now I [bake] seven [turkeys] [at] [once]. I guess knowing one's addicitons is the first step toward quitting. But I have no intention of quitting.

Maryn, who'll gladly turn over her kitchen to you later this month

rtilryarms
11-03-2005, 11:40 PM
About two years ago, I (popped) my first (tictac).



Seven orgasms? What... (at dawn)?


I think Dawn can answer for herself..

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 12:18 AM
Oh, what delightful guesswork!

Mmmmm. Orgasm. Sorry, but no. Mostly sorry for me; seven would be quite an achievement. No also to the three "p"s, porn, poultry, and puzzles.

Puzzles is a very creative guess. Also wrong.

And here's a hint: It is not food-related.

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 12:19 AM
facials
How soothing. No.

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 12:25 AM
Is it an activity, as opposed to an object?

As in hiking, vs. TicTacs? No it is not an activity. Although objects generally require action, like "eating" a turkey or "smoking" a cigarette. So if the answer were cigarettes, they themselves are not an activity, but I'd have to smoke, which is.

Maryn
11-04-2005, 12:30 AM
My son likes wordplay and took this stab at it, via email. (God forbid that either kid join a site where their mother is a member!)

> About two years ago, I killed my first cousin.
> Little
> did I know that one murder leads to legal actions.
> Had
> I read-up beforehand, I might have been more careful
> about that very first time. Next thing you know, I
> wanted another, and another, and another.... Just
> the
> other day, I was perusing an estate suit, when I
> found
> myself needing another one. Right there in public, I
> started jonesin'. I called my husband and said,
> "Help!
> I'm addicited to probate!" And then I proceeded to
> succumb yet again. Now I read seven appeals an hour.
> I
> guess knowing one's addicitons is the first step
> toward quitting. But I have no intention of
> quitting.

Maryn, whose kids are off-kilter, too

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 12:34 AM
Each hour you should add one letter to replace and x and see how fast we can get it.
Hah. That would make it too easy, but I'll feed you a bone. Here:

About two years ago, I xxxxxx my first xxcxxx. Little did I know that one xxcxxx leads to xxxxx xxcxxxx. Had I read-up beforehand, I might have been more careful about that very first time. Next thing you know, I xxxxxx another, and another, and another.... Just the other day, I was xxxxxxxx xx xxxxxx xxxx, when I found myself needing another one. Right there in public, I started jonesin'. I called my husband and said, "Help! I'm addicited to xxcxxxx!" And then I proceeded to succumb yet again. Now I xxxx seven xxcxxxx xx xxxx. I guess knowing one's addicitons is the first step toward quitting. But I have no intention of quitting.

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 12:37 AM
About two years ago, I killed my first cousin. ...
LOL. If this were the answer, I would definitely keep it to myself.

Another hint: It has nothing to do with law, either the breaking or enforcing thereof.

reph
11-04-2005, 12:47 AM
Is it alive?

About two years ago, I xxxxxx my first xxcxxx.

I bought my first orchid?

rtilryarms
11-04-2005, 12:53 AM
Tell me the first 2 words aren't shaved and rectum....PLEASE!

paprikapink
11-04-2005, 12:57 AM
Is it alive?

About two years ago, I xxxxxx my first xxcxxx.

I bought my first orchid?

That sounds promising. Then I'll bet this part is "Just the other day I was shopping at Trader Joes..."

sandoz
11-04-2005, 01:41 AM
excuses

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 04:34 AM
And the winners are ...

Is it alive?
About two years ago, I xxxxxx my first xxcxxx.
I bought my first orchid?

and

That sounds promising. Then I'll bet this part is "Just the other day I was shopping at Trader Joes..."

I never should have given you a letter. :)
That second one is absolutely frightening. Check it out:

About two years ago, I bought my first orchid. Little did I know that one orchid leads to other orchids. Had I read-up beforehand, I might have been more careful about that very first time. Next thing you know, I bought another, and another, and another.... Just the other day, I was shopping at Trader Joes[!!!], when I found myself needing another one. Right there in public, I started jonesin'. I called my husband and said, "Help! I'm addicited to orchids!" And then I proceeded to succumb yet again. Now I have seven orchids at home. I guess knowing one's addicitons is the first step toward quitting. But I have no intention of quitting.

samgail
11-04-2005, 04:35 AM
scratch tickets?
lottery?
cards?
gambling?

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 04:35 AM
Tell me the first 2 words aren't shaved and rectum....PLEASE!
No, I can assure you that I have no desire to shave other people's rectums.

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 04:36 AM
scratch tickets?
lottery?
cards?
gambling?
Lottery tickets could have some potential, but I try not to do that more than on the occasional whim.

reph
11-04-2005, 05:07 AM
Ain't nobody gonna ask how I did that?

paprikapink
11-04-2005, 05:13 AM
I am bursting with pride.

As soon as Reph said orchids, it was all clear to me. I suffer from excruciating orchid lust every time I go to TJs. They're actually affordable there, compared to a florist.

Fun game, mck!

Shwebb
11-04-2005, 05:13 AM
Okay, Reph,

How'd you do that? Crossword dictionary? Similar addiction?

Orchids!

(I can barely keep the one houseplant I have alive!)

Pretty flowers, tho'.

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 05:26 AM
As soon as Reph said orchids, it was all clear to me. I suffer from excruciating orchid lust every time I go to TJs. They're actually affordable there, compared to a florist.

Fun game, mck!
I got my first at the local farmers' market. When the blooms fell of after three months, I bought another and continued to grow the first. Another three months later, the blooms on #2 went, and I got a third. That one's bloomed thrice in succession, and the first two re-bloomed, as well. But then I had to get one for my office. And then a new type. And then another new type. And then I was at TJs, where I started browsing, knowing that I didn't have room for more. But this little chartreuse one looked so pretty.... So there I was, putting it into my cart. It was like an out-of-body experience, watching myself from above. I felt all twitchy and out of control.

And that's when I knew that I was addicted to orchids.

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 05:27 AM
Ain't nobody gonna ask how I did that?
You are psychic?

reph
11-04-2005, 05:47 AM
Previous answers to our questions left plants and animals in the running. It had to have six letters. Its plural had (probably) to have seven. I was thinking kitten, gerbil, orchid. I posted "Is it alive?" At about the same time, mkc posted the hint "xxcxxx." Orchid fit, so I edited my post to ask about it, and there you are.

If necessary, I could have used The Complete Crossword WordFinder, which lists words by length and letter position:

accede, accent, accept, access, accord, accost, accrue, accuse, alcove, anchor, arcade,... occult, occupy, orchid, pacify, packer, packet, pectin, pickax...

brinkett
11-04-2005, 05:58 AM
I thought whoever said tattoos had it because everyone I know with tattoos says they're addictive. Never would have guessed orchids.

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 06:02 AM
I thought whoever said tattoos had it because everyone I know with tattoos says they're addictive. Never would have guessed orchids.
After succumbing, I received a fabulous book about orchids that began with the fact that they seem to be addictive. How little I knew those many months ago, when I thought I was saving money spent on cut flowers every week.

paprikapink
11-04-2005, 07:58 AM
Ain't nobody gonna ask how I did that?

I just assumed that you would naturally know all the six-letter-words with c as the third letter.

Nah, really I figured that the c was just reassurance; you were clearly already closing in.

paprikapink
11-04-2005, 08:00 AM
After succumbing, I received a fabulous book about orchids that began with the fact that they seem to be addictive. How little I knew those many months ago, when I thought I was saving money spent on cut flowers every week.

Have you seen "Adaptations"? Or perhaps a better question is have you read "The Orchid Thief"?

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 10:04 AM
Have you seen "Adaptations"? Or perhaps a better question is have you read "The Orchid Thief"?
I have seen Adaptation, but I've yet to read the book. Now that I am obsessed with them, it seems an obvious thing to do.

reph
11-04-2005, 01:07 PM
This was so much fun, I want mkc to get another addiction so we can do it again.

paprikapink
11-04-2005, 05:44 PM
...Now that I am obsessed with them, it seems an obvious thing to do.

True...so, forget that.

aruna
11-04-2005, 06:34 PM
Cool! I love orchids though I haven't yet succumbed -I'm terrible with plants!

But, my novel has an orchid as a main character and I've been needing some questions answered - I posted in the "reasearch folder but had few reponses, so can I ask the two of you some stuff, per PM?

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 09:51 PM
This was so much fun, I want mkc to get another addiction so we can do it again.
I'll see what I can do about that.

mkcbunny
11-04-2005, 09:52 PM
Cool! I love orchids though I haven't yet succumbed -I'm terrible with plants!

But, my novel has an orchid as a main character and I've been needing some questions answered - I posted in the "reasearch folder but had few reponses, so can I ask the two of you some stuff, per PM?
Definitely. PM away.

rtilryarms
11-05-2005, 11:35 PM
True story.

I was in Home Depot yesterday to get some materials for home repairs. Looking at the rakes in the Gardening section I hear a lady say to another:

"Yes, they are quite addicting aren't they?"
I turn to the snickering gals and they were holding.....
.
.
.
.......ORCHIDS!

jeepers

mkcbunny
11-06-2005, 12:13 AM
I was in Home Depot yesterday to get some materials for home repairs. Looking at the rakes in the Gardening section I hear a lady say to another:

"Yes, they are quite addicting aren't they?"
I turn to the snickering gals and they were holding.....
......ORCHIDS!

What's funny is that it seems commonly known to gardening types, but until it happened to me, I wasn't aware of that fact.

aruna
11-06-2005, 11:20 AM
What's funny is that it seems commonly known to gardening types, but until it happened to me, I wasn't aware of that fact.

Thats great to know! See, this guy in my book, he becomes addicted to orchids, and I didn't even know it was a real addiction!
I was going to PM you and Paprikapink about htis, but might as well have it out here:

This guy lives in Guyana, in the city, and a friend, who goes into the jungle often, brings him back a wild orchid that hasn't bloomed yet. I want to have him taking care of the plant for months and months, not knowing what it is and having no way of finding out, until it blooms.

And then (much later) it turns out to be an undiscovered orchid.
That is also the beginning of his orchid addiction; years later he is an orchid expert with the biggest collection in the country!

See, my mother has a friend back home who has such a collection of orchids and if I could speak to him I'd get all my questions answered but I won't be going home for quite a while, so maybe you can help. I also have to think of a name for this new orchid.

mkcbunny
11-06-2005, 10:17 PM
So, what are your specific questions?

About the name, that would depend on what family it belongs in. If they are in Guyana, then it has to be of a type that lives in that climate. There are orchids all over the world, some in tropical climates, some in high, cool, misty mountain regions. The first thing you need to do is decide exactly where it lives. [It sounds like the jungle is the answer.] That will determine what varieties it would be like. It would also determine how to properly care for it and keep it alive, what amount of light it needs and how much water.

I can recommend a fabulous book on orchids that might help you decide what type you are working with. It is called Understanding Orchids (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0618263268/qid=1131300816/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-8469201-9165627?v=glance&s=books&n=507846), and it's great for beginners as well as those more experienced. In addition to telling you about each variety, it has a glossary of terms, which may come in handy later in your book as it becomes clear what the plant is. There are also lots of great pictures, which will help yoou describe them. Anyway, I can't recommend it highly enough. And it's very reasonably priced.

Also, it's very reasonable to thing that someone could bring an orchid back from the jungle, and that it might take several months to bloom. The immediate question I have is, if it wasn't blooming, what made the friend pick it out and bring it back? Why was he drawn to a little green plant?

watcher
11-07-2005, 09:39 AM
Has anyone guessed bullseyeing womprats?

mkcbunny
11-07-2005, 10:43 AM
Has anyone guessed bullseyeing womprats?
Wow. I wish I were good at that.
[Psst. Did you catch the answer back down the road a piece?]

aruna
11-08-2005, 12:18 PM
So, what are your specific questions?

About the name, that would depend on what family it belongs in. If they are in Guyana, then it has to be of a type that lives in that climate. There are orchids all over the world, some in tropical climates, some in high, cool, misty mountain regions. The first thing you need to do is decide exactly where it lives. [It sounds like the jungle is the answer.] That will determine what varieties it would be like. It would also determine how to properly care for it and keep it alive, what amount of light it needs and how much water.

I can recommend a fabulous book on orchids that might help you decide what type you are working with. It is called Understanding Orchids (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0618263268/qid=1131300816/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-8469201-9165627?v=glance&s=books&n=507846), and it's great for beginners as well as those more experienced. In addition to telling you about each variety, it has a glossary of terms, which may come in handy later in your book as it becomes clear what the plant is. There are also lots of great pictures, which will help yoou describe them. Anyway, I can't recommend it highly enough. And it's very reasonably priced.

Also, it's very reasonable to thing that someone could bring an orchid back from the jungle, and that it might take several months to bloom. The immediate question I have is, if it wasn't blooming, what made the friend pick it out and bring it back? Why was he drawn to a little green plant?

What happened is, an Amerindan guide who knew it was an orchid found it in the jungle who gave it to someone who gave it to someone else, who didn't know what kind of orchid it was, but that it WAS an orchid and needed care. So how does one care for a wild jungle orchid? I have it in a hanging basket in the shade under the house (the house is built on stilts) and I want it to stay there. I kow how it looks but I need to find a name for it, eventually. The gardener's name is Krishna Lall. What name could be derived from that?

Thanks for the book recommendation; I'll buy it when more money comes in!

mkcbunny
11-08-2005, 08:09 PM
What happened is, an Amerindan guide who knew it was an orchid found it in the jungle who gave it to someone who gave it to someone else, who didn't know what kind of orchid it was, but that it WAS an orchid and needed care. So how does one care for a wild jungle orchid? I have it in a hanging basket in the shade under the house (the house is built on stilts) and I want it to stay there. I kow how it looks but I need to find a name for it, eventually. The gardener's name is Krishna Lall. What name could be derived from that?

Thanks for the book recommendation; I'll buy it when more money comes in!
If the house in on stilts, that should provide enough light for a hypothetical orchid. Some live in shade, but most like bright, filtered light to some degree or other. If you already know what you want it to look like, you should find out whether that general type can live in the semi-shaded conditions under the house, and what temperature/humidity levels exist in that location. You might be better off browsing types to find one that can survive where you want it to live, and then adapting your idea of what it looks like to fit that environment.

There are some orchid Web sites that do list names alphabetically, so you could troll through them and get ideas. I got the book because I didn't know names of certain types and therefore couldn't look them up in an alphabetical listing. Here's one (http://www.orchids.org/species/index.html). As you can see, there are many, many varieties. I don't know which looks closest to what you are imagining.

I would suggest trolling online for a site that lists orchids by region and finding some types that already exisit where you want your new plant to be found. Then build your fictional plant off one of those species.

maestrowork
11-08-2005, 08:16 PM
I was tempted to buy an xxxxxx the other day, but I didn't. I'm glad I didn't. I'm afraid to have xxxxxxx everywhere in the house now. I'm not to going to buy any xxxxxxx.

mkcbunny
11-08-2005, 08:23 PM
I was tempted to buy an xxxxxx the other day, but I didn't. I'm glad I didn't. I'm afraid to have xxxxxxx everywhere in the house now. I'm not to going to buy any xxxxxxx.
Well, if it helps any, it takes a few years to get up to full addiciton stage. You only need a new xxxxxx every three months or so. But once the fever hits, then you find yourself needing a couple xxxxxxx at the same time.

maestrowork
11-08-2005, 08:36 PM
I'm sure we're talking about the same xxxxxxx.

(no I don't have a dirty mind. nah-uh)