Originally posted on SOMETIMES:
Experience tells me that once an error is made, it is often better to just let it go. There is an old secretary’s saying that once you mess up on handling an important message for the boss you will keep making it worse with each new contact. So I’ll try again to explain the title of my blog. Actually the title… Continue reading What’s in a Title? Is a Hibiscus Flower too much? (posting misadventures)
Originally posted on SOMETIMES:
Yep, here I am in Blogging101 again. This time my intentions are good, but that is normal…and we all know what they say about good intentions. It occurred to me once when I was embarking upon a “reality trip” to Mexico, that I would soon be meeting a whole new group of people who had never heard of me before. “This is my chance,” I … Continue reading I am Who I am, no matter how hard I try to be someone else
A Tall Tale, told in jest, on a sort of a “dare.” The mail carrier arrives in her little truck about one p.m. We have a big mailbox, which will hold good-sized packages along with lots of regular mail, which sits out by the road. Except for watching on-coming traffic, which I avoid by standing behind and to the side of the box. Sometimes our … Continue reading A story involving a dog named Bob…
(Daily Prompt: living happily forever.) When the beautiful Princess meets the handsome (and rich) Prince at the end of the fairy tale, and the author tells us that “they lived happily forever after,” the notion is at least implied that the author has taken us along the barbed and beautiful path winding through the story until… The End. That’s it…the end of the story. Anyone … Continue reading …and they lived Happily Ever-After?
(original title: RISE OF THE MACHINES–EMAIL WOE EDITION. Every one of the accounts I have…personal, business, creditors…requires a password. I have three Yahoo accounts that I use frequently, and each has a separate password. Today I changed the password on one of the account’s three times. I didn’t write it down, forgot it, it just plain slipped right out of brain. It’s not easy to … Continue reading Passwords and User Name Woes
This will likely come as something of a shock to the Word Police, who I really count on to be on guard against spelling mistakes. But a post which I published earlier today has a serious misspelling. The correct word spelling is — “irresistible.” I spelled it “irresistable.” Now that I am examining them so closely they BOTH look funny. Please let me explain. It … Continue reading Calling the WordPolice–where are you when we need you?
[The Daily Prompt…if a restaurant named a dish after you, what would it be called?”] Oh, that’s an easy one… it would be called The Flaky Croissant. Probably listed under a special category on the menu, like “Build Your Own Burger” or “Breakfast Your Way.” THE FLAKY CROISSANT $3.95 and Up Start with … yep, a fresh baked Croissant (or any other featured Roll of … Continue reading Irresistible: The Flaky Croissant
[Day 19, writing101 Free Writing, 400 words non-stop] Four hundred words is not really that many, it depends on the subject, the time, and style of writing. One thing I’ve been wanting to do (I don’t like that “been wanting to do” instead of simply saying “wanted to do.” Anyway, the Word Police probably won’t be interested in this free-writing stuff, except maybe the least … Continue reading Trash and treasure in 400 words…
. A piece that is meant to be humorous will be written in a very different way than a political commentary. I wouldn’t attempt to write a light-satire piece about any aspect of war–or a serious and somber article about Ronald McDonald. Continue reading Finding My Voice; loud if not clear
[Day 14, Writing101. Write about a word on page 29 of the nearest book.] The nearest book is on a shelf over my left shoulder. It is on a shelf with a book on Tai Chi, Laughing, and one on the Tarot. The one I touched first is called Ribbon Basics, by Mary Jo Hiney & Joy Anckner. It is a book on needlework. The … Continue reading Diagram Discussion …on Page 29