Cooking 800 Hot Dogs in Ten Minutes AND Writing Odes

Oh, Prentice. You and your Pam moments...

My post is so late this go around, and I am irked about it. The last week or so at work has been much like my favorite scene in the episode of The Office called Beach Games:

Michael: Okay Pam, I have another little project for you.
Pam: Does it have to do with these shopping bags filled with hot dogs?
Michael: Smart as a whip! Yes! [holds up hot dog packages] These are pre-cooked, so it’s not absolutely necessary, but I would appreciate it if you could heat up 800 hot dogs for a little contest I’m going to be having. I would greatly appreciate it.
Pam: When’s the contest?
Michael: Like umm…[looks at watch] ten minutes?
Pam: How am I supposed to… get…
Michael: Thanks a bunch.

Anyways, I did get around to that poem, and luckily, inspiration was not an issue! This week (or I should say last week’s) poetic form was an ode. For the fridge poem’s birthday, I composed An Ode to the Fridge Poem (And the Crazy Girl Who Writes Them). The post also posts a favorite LolCat of mine: The :Happy Birthday You’re Adopted!” cat.


At first, I was going to write an ode to something funny, like Siracha hot sauce or my cat, but then life decided to inspire me for once. Who knew?

You may notice I have a new blog on my Blogroll. My Voice123 account was about to expire, and I definitely did not have the extra cash to renew. I found Voice123’s blog’s Facebook page, and they were doing a blogroll promotion. I submitted Freelance Prentice, and they approved! So, I added their link, and my Voice123 got a few free months added to it! That’s almost like being paid to write. How fun that two of my passions collided into one helpful opportunity!

I know this wasn’t a handout, but I feel as grateful as if it was. This sparked a stream of thoughts on appreciating an open hand. Since being laid-off from the cosmetics company, things have been tough, and that only strengthens how glad I am when given anything, from a job offer to lunch to a compliment to an opportunity. I let the ideas swirl in my head a bit and wrote this ode:

An Ode to an Open Hand

An open hand, palm-up, extended,
should always be appreciated,
whether it’s a hand to help-you-up,
or an opportunity, long awaited,

Or a hand waiting in anticipation,
for a high-five form of affirmation,

A hand to hold when feeling up or down,
or with a few bucks to get your car downtown,

a compliment, a deserved chance,
or a handout given in charity,
an open hand should be appreciated,
for no one’s too good for generosity.

Nobody, Dammit!!!

About purrrentice

Fantastic Voiceover? How About PRENTASTIC VOICEOVER?!?! I'm Prentice Osborne, a full-time, freelance voiceover talent out of Atlanta. My specialty is Millennial, teen and everything in between, and I work in multiple genres of VO, from e-learning to games to cartoons to radio and TV ads. I love the entire VO process, from pen to paper, mouth to mic, cursor to waveform. It's totally Prentabulous! Need some voice work? Bring it on, World! Freelance Prentice is here to blow your mind with laughs, creative magic, mad skills, and a little bit of razzle dazzle!
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