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642 Things To Write About

A book found at B&N by The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

Challenge accepted. I continue to develop a relationship with the idea of telling you, internet reader, my thoughts on my life.  I find articles and I think “oh, I could write about my thoughts on this”… I find pictures and think “oh, I could post about my reaction to that”… but I remain silent.

Friday night I went strolling through Barnes & Noble. True to my pattern I found myself looking through the journal section as if it were an art display in a museum.  It was here I discovered this book, “642 Things To Write About”.  I flip to a random page to gauge the intent and read:

“Pick a country, and imagine we’ve been at war with it for fourteen years.  Write a love story set in that world.”

Intriguing. I like imagining stories.

Next random page:

“Put yourself or your character in a place where you feel vulnerable and uneasy.”

My brow arcs up and I think to myself… could I share that on my blog? Could I be that open?

Next random page:

“A lie you told and got away with.”

What if my parents read my blog?  Or my Grandmother!?

“Write about what you’ll be worrying about five years from now. Ten years from now. Thirty years from now.”

My parents reading this blog apparently.  The idea grew inside of me and before I knew it I had convinced myself that sharing my writings, inspired from this book, was possibly the BEST way to develop a relationship with the blog experiment.

So after creating my website as a landing page for the curious folks out there… I think I have a plan.   Post my random thoughts, post the pictures, post the links and post my writings inspired from this book that challenges me:

“There are often three reasons for something: the reason we tell others, the reason we tell ourselves, and the real reason.  Write about the war among the three.”

Deep.  Look for that one coming soon.

A view

“Let them eat cake…”

A text convo with my husband where I learn he does not know the quote

Let them eat cake. -Marie Antoinette


Fly on the Wall: I looked up the origins just to be sure I didn’t say “Queen Elizabeth the …somethingth”.

camo, octo style

An octopus is a water ninja. Nuff said.

mind blown.

Who knew the octopus can change SKIN texture just by sight alone?  And that huge eye? :shudder:   Even so, chalk this one up as an amazing peek into the life of a cephalopod.

slightly creepy right?

Update on 9/29 @ 2:18.

I have yet to watch the entire video. :sigh: I am like the young kids these days with their attention span all shorty short.


Being on the radio was something I didn’t see coming.  The reaction of my friends and family were universally “that is SO perfect for you!”  The reaction of those that I met when I walked through the door of 88.3 were “this comes so naturally to you”.  So why does the gift of radio feel so heavy?

Starting Over

Recently I had this instinct to write what I actually think.  I was struck by a bit of fear.  What if someone is offended?  What if I get in trouble at work?  What if I let someone down?

Over the past year I have had the privilege of “doing life” with a group of women that are almost all “churched”.  If I can overcome the fear of being accepted by church women… I can overcome the fear of sharing my thoughts on paper.

So here I go.