Recap of 5th Living Out Loud project: personal folklore

Another month has passed and it's time to recap another collection of Living Out Loud projects. This past month, we delved into the subject of personal folklore. Without further ado, I give you our list of participants: Deb's Swimsuits, Punchlines and Trenches The punchline and trenches analogies are ones I could see using in my own life all the time. I also think it's a great way to smile over too less than pleasant circumstances. :)

Oriana's Folklore of a smart-@$$ father Reading this pleased me a lot to see all the smiles after having heard about all the sadness from her dad's passing recently. I also was reminded of the Halloween skeleton on the Oldcastle's front door shortly after Gyrth's amputation where one boney appendage had been trimmed to match. :)

Ben's Cangragolasis! Ben gave a veritable encyclopedia of his family's language! It's an etymological treasure trove and one that I look forward to expanding on ourselves as we get our own little talker soon.

Megan's Suck It Up Sometimes we say things and instantly regret it. Other times we say things and everything becomes clear. I can totally imagine the cringing at first followed by the satisfaction.

Rich's PORN!!! This is one of my all time favorite stories about his family ever. Who knew how much pornography could bring a family together?

and my own My mother, the sailor

This project was a bit more relaxing and fun for me than previous months and I hope you enjoy what we have all produced. If these entries have inspired you, feel free to create some of your own at your leisure or comment on those that spark memories.

I've decided that Deb wins this month because of all of the entries, I could see adding punchlines and trenches into my vocabulary basically immediately after reading about them. Deb will receive a $25 gift certificate to because I think their t-shirts are clever just like her entry. And as Deb is a new participant, she's added to the ranks of celebrities in our LOL members!

As always, stay tuned for the next theme in our Living Out Loud project repertoire!