I'll admit being a little disturbed by the latest Is My Blog Burning? announcement. This redbeard guy - was he talking directly to me?
After a moment's reflection, I realized that "You're Just the Cutest Little Dumpling!" is the name of the next IMBB? and not a sentiment addressed to me. I've disconnected the camera from my computer though, just in case.
In case you hadn't sussed it, the theme of IMBB? #7 - "You're Just the Cutest Little Dumpling" is dumplings. Of any variety. And there are plenty of varieties of dumpling.
On August 22nd, 2004, post an entry on your blog about dumplings of any variety. Post a knish to nosh, an apple dumpling to gang up on, or dip some dim sum in some dank dip and let redbeard know by e-mailing him at "redbeard at arrr dot net" (change the "at" to that circle a sign thingy, and the "dot" to a full stop if you speak British-style English or to a period if you speak American-style English)
All the detals, rules and info about the event can be found on life in flow.
Dumpling, by the way is defined in the Fourth Edition of the American Heritage Dictionary like so:
1. A piece of dough, sometimes filled, that is cooked in liquid such as water or soup.
2. Sweetened dough wrapped around fruit, such as an apple, baked and served as a dessert.
3. Informal. A short, chubby creature.
Leaves a lot of leeway, though there is a debate over on the comments for the announcement about whether filled pastas like ravioli are dumplings. My entry will be one that conforms to either the first or second dictionary definition. There's less squirming that way.