Saturday May 29th, 2010

The exercise:

Your four line poem topic this week: the bachelorette party.

Kat had her bachelorette/hen/stagette party last night and it sounds like it was a really good time: a trip to the spa, a nice dinner, a few drinks. 

I'm doing my bachelor party next weekend and I'm already looking forward to it - sounds like we'll be heading down to Seattle to catch a baseball game and then hit a casino, possibly staying overnight. Final details are still being figured out but I'm sure it'll be a blast regardless.

A little idle chattering,
A little girly pampering,
And plenty of good food and ale...
But the groom said no Chippendales.


Greg said...

That does sound like an enjoyable party! In the UK we call them hen parties, and it crossed my mind, when I saw you use bachelorette to wonder why it's not called a spinster party. Well, it seems like the use of spinster to mean a single woman is only common in the US, and that elsewhere we still use it with the mildly pejorative meaning of "a single woman beyond marriageable age." Which Kat clearly isn't :)

Enjoy your stag night; I'll be expecting a prompt on it!

The bachelorette party

Raucous laughter; the girls are back
Dressed to the nines in their glad rags
She getting married and she's drinking hard
And they're on the hunt for some stags.

Heather said...

I don't write poetry, but still like to stop by and read what others write. In doing so, I caught Greg's explanation. Having lived in various parts of the US, I have to say I have never heard the word spinster used to mean anything more than a woman past typical marrying age. I'm curious where in the US this is used? (Bachelorette party is the common term I am familiar with.)

Marc said...

Greg - well I've only ever heard it used in its pejorative form.

And oh yes, I like to keep things balanced here - so there will definitely be a bachelor prompt next weekend :)

Heather - you should try some time; it's all just practice, after all :)