Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Beginning of a Story


They said that she looked NORMAL on the outside. She had a bright and cheerful disposition most days, but no one knew the internal hysteria that thundered throughout her soul as she robotically worked through her mundane job. She hid it well. Inside herself, she was insane. The voices in her head tormented her all hours of the day and night as she attempted to live a NORMAL life. She had never revealed to anyone her cavernous thoughts and manic desires.

But one day, she decided that she would share her wickedness with THE WORLD!!!

The beginning of the end so to speak.




This story could go so many directions....

Where shall I take it?

T:)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Telephone Operators

I was sitting at work today and I wondered,

"Are telephone operators still around?"

I picked up the phone.

Dialed "9" to get an outside line.

Dialed "0" because that use to be how to get in touch with an operator if you had questions.

You know what I got?

A busy signal.

I guess phone companies must have cut down on staffing and the four or five people they have working were busy with other calls.

There used to be songs written about operators.(Google for a list of operator songs because I am pressed for time).

I guess songs will now be written about real live non people that don't exist like Echo and Alexa.

Has anyone ever thought about the people that actually PROGRAM these devices?? Who are THEY? Is that where all the operators have gone?

It boggles the mind, "it" being obsoleteness.

:)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

5-4-3-2-1....

I saw a story about a lady that has come up with a theory about tricking your body into doing stuff before your brain has time to react.

When her alarm goes off in the mornings, instead of hitting her snooze button, she starts counting down from 5 and then she jumps out of bed before her brain has time to tell her to stay in bed.

I tried it.

This morning.

My alarm went off at 4:00am.

I counted down...

5
4
3
2
1

Guess what happened?

I think I need to start my countdown at 25 or 30. Five seconds isn't long enough to jump out of bed when your alarm goes off.

This lady has super powers if she can hop out of bed at 4:00 in the morning in 5 seconds. That's Olympic speed!!!!!!!!!!!!

She must not have any ailments or body part problems.

Lucky her.

That is all:)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wit Wall

I have 11 minutes to type.

Timed writing is race writing is good writing or bad writing.

I'm not so sure that working under pressure always produces the best results.

Wit Wall.

Say it out loud.

And quickly too.

It sounds like you have a speech impediment. (a little bit)

I am making a Wit Wall in my loft room. One wall will have paper all over it with Sharpe pens near by and every thought that comes to my head will be written down. I've seen this in movies when they lock people up in those padded rooms. Crazy people write on walls. Is it that crazy? What is wrong with getting the things in your head out for you to visually look at and see if it makes sense? Sometimes, it doesn't make sense. Is that wrong? I think it is a magnificent idea to have categories and separate boxes, lines, circles, or WHATEVERS to divide out what you are thinking about.

For instance, my wonderful inventions. I can have an entire section to put all of the ideas that pop up in my head about certain things that need to be invented (or don't need to be invented). Maybe a list of things that should never be invented. Don't EVER invent a gas can made up of compressed grass coated with kerosene. You know, things like that.

Some people may not even need an entire wall. Maybe they only need a Wit Stamp or a Wit Copy Machine Paper. I don't know. I think I will need an entire wall.

Einstein probably needed a house....with lots of walls.

Wit Wall!!! (my battle cry for today).

T:)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year's Here: ADVENTURES and TEMPTATIONS

What do we do with this new year that has been thrust upon us?

I know what I'm going to be doing this year!

*Think about life.

*Do a little life.

*Laugh about life.

I have a wall in my "creative loft" that I want to dedicate to living and doing in 2018. I am going to cover the entire wall with paper and then write down every single thing that I want to do, address and accomplish this year. Every time an idea pops into my head, I am going to write it down. The craziest things pop into my head too. Still. After all of these years of brain popping ideas. I pray to God that my mind NEVER stops working this way. I love the ideas that come into my mind. There is no way that I could possibly execute every idea that appears out of no where. The bible says that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, HE will give us the desires of our heart and I can absolutely attest to that fact. The most wonderful ideas and desires come into my mind. Story ideas. Goofy inventions that won't possibly work, but never the less NEED inventing (like my tornado proof bed and the bean pot sling that you can put in your car to transport beans to people without them spilling because of the force of gravity...my husband says that invention has already been invented and it is called Tupperware with a lid....boring!!)

There are two words that are working on my heart this year: Adventures and Temptations. I had an adventure yesterday when I went to get my car's yearly inspection. This is the first year that it has had to have an inspection as it is relatively new. 2015 Ford Fiesta (party wagon....ha). My party wagon has only 19,000 miles on it. I only drive it to work and back. I plan on putting LOTS of miles on it this year because of ADVENTURE!!! I pulled my car into the garage of this inspection building. I have done at least 30 or so inspections like this in my life time on different cars. The items that are checked to make sure they are working: break lights, back left signal, back right signal, honk the horn, front right signal, front left signal, windshield wipers, front headlights. For some odd, unknown reason, when the man asked me to hit my bright lights on the headlights, I totally did not know how. I turned the windshield wipers on the front of my car. I turned the back window windshield wipers on. I turned my front ones on again and hit'em on HIGH. The back ones came on again as I flipped the switch. I said, "I KNOW these were working yesterday, that's odd." I started sweating and my heart started pounding because I really felt stupid. Where in the HECK was my bright light switch. All I could think of was that I would now have to get my car fixed before it passed the inspection because my bright light switch was now turning on my windshield wipers. Alas, the man walked over to the driver's side of my car, flipped the switch on the other side of the steering wheel, the switch that I have used now for three years to turn on the bright lights, and low and behold, they worked!!

ADVENTURE!!!

Do you ever feel like you are smart and then something happens to prove you WRONG? If you haven't, just wait!! Don't EVER get cocky about being intelligent! You'll get MURDERED with humiliation if you do. Not that I think that I am super intelligent, but my goodness.....who doesn't know how to turn their bright lights on in their car that they have driven for three years?

Let the ADVENTURES of 2018 BEGIN!!

On the topic of Temptations, let's just say that I have had some wonderful insight on how this world works and how temptation plays a role in just about everything we do. It is amazing that something that we can't see has so much bearing on how we live our lives. It blows my mind how simple it is to fight temptation if we only do daily what the bible says to do to fight it. Temptation never hits us when we are strong, it always hits us at our weakest moments. It is who we turn to or what we do in our weakest moments that help us fight temptations. Is the thing that we turn to when we are weak, strong enough to fight that battle? I read a line out of Ephesians in the bible that would make an AWESOME intro into a story that I am thinking about writing that is SCARY!!

"Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."

Think about it! Why do we waste time trying to body battle things if the REAL battle is in things we can't see. How does a person fight things they can't see? People do it every day. Are they using the right tools to do it? The line above from Ephesians is quite penetrating and a bit unnerving. If you don't believe it, what if it IS true? Do you think? Do you ponder? Watch out my friend!! You may forget how to turn on your bright lights when someone asks you!!

Adventures and Temptations....two words for 2018.

T:)