San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, 642 Things to Write About strikes again. I peruse this book from time to time, especially as a way to put off domestic chores. When something strikes me as interesting, I take up the challenge. Today’s prompt: You wake up by the side of the road lying next to a bicycle, with no memory and no wallet. What happens in the … Continue reading Schrödinger’s Cat
Ask yourself what makes you comfortable. Right now, for me, I’d say bedtime. At the end of the day, there is nothing I look so forward to than sliding between the sweet, creamy, cool sheets and stretching out. But that’s not all. The next slice of heaven comes when I reach over and grab the bottle of moisturizer and apply generous amounts to my hands … Continue reading Comfort
Bloggers, article writers, they love to put a number in front of their titles to suck people in. Look—the list is succinct! It’s Finite. Verified. Easy to grasp! The weird thing is, this tactic works. I do not have a list of the ten best ideas in the whole world, I just wanted to see if my title grabbed anyone’s attention. (Note disclaimer wink by … Continue reading 10 Best Ideas in the Whole World!
So I’m watching this Netflix show about home organization and the mom, the organizer is helping, has two kids. One of which comes up to mom during the interview and says, “Mom, I want boobies.” The kid wanted to eat. From mom. Old enough to walk into the room and say it. At that moment, the spotlight on the beauty of organization went out the … Continue reading Organization Derailed
If you’ve read my blogs, you’ll understand the title of this one and why I chose to write it. Let’s begin by breaking down how a traditional cautionary tale is supposed to be structured and its purpose. As the two words—cautionary tale, imply, it is an ask for you to stop, and proceed with caution. There may be danger ahead. There are three parts of … Continue reading Writing Prompts. A Good Thing or a Cautionary Tale?
Write about: A taste that excites you and the moment you first encountered it. I came across this writing prompt in 642 Things to Write About and stopped on it because I do have a recollection. That surprised me. I hadn’t ever considered my experience as something profound, but when the prompt came, the memory flooded back. I was at a friend’s house, sitting on … Continue reading Favorite Food Memory
The title would imply I have many. I will not correct that assumption. Let’s dive in. I spend an inordinate amount of time playing games on my electronics. I’m sure everyone has, though. Or not? After previously declaring my thoughts about everyone eventually landing on the shrink’s couch, a friend corrected me and said that was just not true. Whatever, Dale. Don’t come to me … Continue reading I Have a Guilty Secret—Part 1
It’s Cioppino Night! Yay and boo. I hate fish. This was a special scallop and clam recipe my daughter, her boyfriend, and George decided to cook. Our daughter gave George a couple of beautiful cookbooks on fish for Christmas. I guess she feels sorry for him. Oh, hell, everyone does. Despite the dinner menu, I was looking forward to the get together. We were going … Continue reading Cioppino Anyone? Pudding Shots?
George and I are arguing. It’s tax preparation season. It’s a similar experience when you sit down with a shrink. You cannot lie. Actually, that’s a guideline, but only for the shrink. If you lie to your therapist, then what’s the point? Unfortunately, I can think of a whole list of reasons why you would do that. Embarrassment, awkwardness, guilt, shame, nerves, fear of judgment. … Continue reading Taxes are Hard
Every time I go to my local pet store and shove my card into the credit card reader, I get this prompt. Every time I gnash my teeth in frustration. It is a terrible question. Let’s break it down. That question is a trap, and I resent it. It forces you to reply either yes or no to the question before you can move on … Continue reading Will You Help Save a Homeless Pet?