Word Up, YO! Week 22

So, did you double down this last week and create a kaching! Word Up, YO! post as well as recruit some new blood to gamble with you? Did your post leave us yelling “Winner, winner, chicken dinner“? Well, let’s see…

Remember that this past week, if you recruited somebody to participate in Word Up, YO!, you would automatically get a promotion. Well, Nikki at Mommy Oblongata did just that! But since Nikki is already a Made Man, she is getting promoted to a Capo. Congratulations Nikki!

D at Unpolished Parenting had a winner of a story for our Vegas challenge. Actually, it was a story about her losing money while gambling, but we still liked her style.

Congratulations, D! In the eyes of the Nerd Mafia, you are now a Made Man.

Please contact one of the Dons for your button code.

Good luck to all! And maybe next week, you’ll be “made”, too!

Please follow the link for the rules of Word Up, YO!

Since we like the idea of recruiting so much, we are going to continue with our recruitment challenge. This week, you’ve got another two shots at getting promoted…
The first, a recruitment challenge. No Mafia can thrive without fresh blood. So, if you recruit one person to join Word Up, Yo! you get a promotion. If you recruit two or more people to participate, you are instantly Made. (Those who are already Made will get a generous bump to Capo.)

To have a post count in the recruitment challenge it must:

1. Use one of this week’s words.
2. Link up to Word Up, Yo!
3. Mention the name and/or blog of the person who recruited them.

The second way to get made: use this week’s WOW!
This week’s word has us all mixed up: Eclectic
1. selecting or choosing from various sources.
2. made up of what is selected from different sources.
3. not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
4. noting or pertaining to works of architecture, decoration, landscaping, etc., produced by a certain person or during a certain period, that derive from a wide range of historic styles, the style in each instance often being chosen for its fancied appropriateness to local tradition, local geography, the purpose to be served, or the cultural background of the client.
5. Also, ec•lec•ti•cist  ɪˈklɛk tə sɪstShow Spelled[ih-klek-tuh-sist] Show IPA. a person who follows an eclectic method, as in philosophy or architecture.

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You can also play at my partners-in-crimes’ sites, the other two members of the Nerd Mafia:

Liz from a belle, a bean and a chicago dog
Kristin from Taming Insanity

And so it goes…


  1. Eep, I keep forgetting to do these, they always look like so much fun.
  2. Great word! I loved my friend Coreen's entry last week - the breast feeding comparison.