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Double Dog Dare Girl


Lost a double-dog-dare bet with my best friend Mack
After the coin toss I headed home to pack

One road map, 20 Cliff bars, and a spare tire atop my bike rack
We pedaled from the Great American Ball Park to Jacob’s Field –that’s a fact!

Sweltering heat, semi-trucks, and a s-c-a-r-y dog attack,
I sprayed a beagle with Mace threatening to eat him for a snack

In Amish country Mack wrecked while grabbing a camera from his sack
Anytime he’d blow a tire I’d fix it—that was my knack

By the time we’d reached Perrysburg it was completely pitch black
Feathers flying everywhere, all I heard was a loud Q-U-A-C-K!

After 280 miles…, sunburned…, and a near heart attack…
Hard Rock Café, Cleveland,….beer and burgers smothered in Pepper Jack!


For Carol Brown's Contest -Ornery Best Friends
By Gwendolen Rix

( This is a true story! June 2007. Mack has been one of my best friends since kindergarten and our competitiveness never ends! ) 



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  1. Date: 7/16/2012 6:50:00 AM
    congrats on your win Gwen

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 9:47:00 PM
    That was truly a dare devil adventurous story, Gwen. Congrats!

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 3:34:00 PM
    opposite poles attract, gwenie... what a delightful weave of words!.. cheers to you for the fine win!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 3:19:00 PM
    Well done Gwen - congrats on your win !! - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 2:45:00 PM
    Gwen congrats on your win, don't know the places but it sounds like it was tough but fun..David

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 10:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in my contest Gwen. Thank you so much for your support always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 10:47:00 PM
    Great adventure in this Gwen. Gave me a smile and I felt kind of weak after all the action. Nighty night sweetie.

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 4:00:00 PM
    WoW! Sounds like a fun trip. Great stuff here. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 2:24:00 PM
    will be looking forward to it! & yes indeed that's why I am taking in all the laughter that I can ;) enjoy your day! zzz for me :D

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 1:33:00 PM
    Whew! This sure was a fun adventure! So wait up-- Mack here is Kash?? I don't think I will even try to challenge you-- haha me I am a big fat wuss...lol... but when it comes to writing, hmm... very interesting lol I just might try something out soon, hahaha! you actually had me laughing aloud here all by myself at 130 in the morning! Lol!!

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 10:37:00 AM
    Hey Gwen congrats on your HM with this brilliant write!!

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 3:28:00 AM
    An Honorable Mention Win Congratulations. CR

  1. Date: 9/2/2011 3:49:00 AM
    Congratulations to you, my fellow HM'er. This was a riot! I just happend to see the note about Mack being Kash. What the heck are you talking about? hahaha. well, I am finally goingto get of here. I am running words together now. was here a long time trying to catch up on missing two days of commenting. Tired myself out. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 10:20:00 PM
    Yep, use to do some of that myself Gwen. Neve could stand to lose a double dog dare when I was younger. A neat and worthy presentation,. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 3:44:00 PM
    theer you go, gwenie... half of the prize belongs to kashi if you do this woth him/her, lol.. KUDOS to you for the win! :) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 11:58:00 AM
    Congrats Gwendolen on your HM in this contest luv.. with this awesome 'secret' write ..enjoy special honor my friend...

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 10:18:00 AM
    Can't blame you a bit-those Cliff bars are really awful! I absolutely LOVE this one-very clever!!! Congrats. to you :)

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 7:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Shani's "Tell Me a Secret" contest Gwendolen. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 4:02:00 AM
    hey Gwen congrats on your win .. David

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 1:05:00 AM
    lol~ i want to know what is a double dog dare... are you a daring person... xool poem.. really,, Good luck with your entry,..p.d.

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