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I never know what to write in Bird Day cards: Office Haiku
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Jun 28th 2006 edited

In today's Charlotte Observer there's a blurb about the book Office Haiku by James Rogauskas (guy named James, writing about an office...hmmm....). Not our "Office," just offices in general, but they're cute. (in case you need an English class refresher, Haiku is the Japanase form of poetry consisting of three lines, each line being five, seven and five syllables, respectively). Here is an example from the book:

Passive aggressive?
Maybe - but you're not getting
It any sooner.

So, you know where this is going, people...

LET'S HAVE OUR OWN OFFICE HAIKU CONTEST

The possibilities are endless. It doesn't have to rhyme, just has to use the 5/7/5 structure. And it's only three lines! Think of the fun you can have with the existing characters and would-be situations. I'll start:

I am Michael Scott.
You can love me or hate me -
I am still your boss.

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My foot was much burned. It was a George Forman Grill. Bacon sizzling.

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Her head rests on him

He is silently hoping

All in all good day

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Sometimes you can't be

The boss of teaching, instead

The boss of dancing

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Pam will not soothe him

His bloody stump of a foot

He has Country Crock

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Kevin is worried

Sixty nine cup of noodles

His favourite lunch

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Dull Valentines' Day -
"Look! I am the bobblehead!"
Secret office love.

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Fallen off toilet

Send someone in, send Ryan

But Ryan is dead

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She always wanted

A nice house with a terrace

It's not practical

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Pam waits patiently.

Phyllis receives her third gift.

Deep sigh. "Who loves me?"

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Got it bad for Pam

The office romance heats up

Now which one is Pam?

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Video IPod

Bought with his Christmas bonus

Now comes Yankee Swap

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I'm in love with you

Probably not good timing

Needed you to know

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Jinx is a frickin

Haiku-writing machine.

I applaud you, poet.

Jun 28th 2006

Nice, garbagethrower. I'm impressed with Jinx, too. Once you get started and write your first one, the ideas just keep coming, I swear. It's hard to stop them...

Jun 28th 2006

Bathing suit, toothbrush

The suspense is killing them

Lake Wallenpaumpack

I could do this all day...I need to slow down... :-)

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Gotcha! You're not sick.
A day of fun and flolic.
Oscar in the closet.

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Silence is telling

He can tell her anything

Except what he wants

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I want to punch Roy.
Best sex of my life, my ass -
He's such a let-down.

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Dwight has learned that his

Purple belt is not a toy

But no points for pants

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She's not taking it

A receptionist, always

Fine with her choices

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Thirty year mortgage

For a man in his forties

Buying a coffin

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Count Choculitis

Not covered by the healthcare

Thanks for crappy plan

Jun 28th 2006

Jinx and Loaded Teapot - these are awesome!!

Jun 28th 2006 edited

Thirsty Babies: Get thee to the editing room!

Unless your thinking is rules-be-damned... there's a 200 word limit for the giveaway posts.

(I'm responding here because I can't there...one post only...rules, rules...)

Jun 28th 2006

Garbagethrower - thanks! I'll get right on it.

Jun 28th 2006

Garbagethrower - how DO I edit?

Jun 28th 2006

yikes...there doesn't seem to be an edit button on the post comments...

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Dang.

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Whose doobie is it?
The urine will tell, I guess.
My money's on Creed.

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