Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Price of Procrastination

Yesterday was a windy day.  I made the mistake of putting off my run until today, thinking it would be a better day for running.  I should know better.  Oh, I am familiar with the old adage, "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today," but sometimes my hope of a brighter future leads me into trouble.  You see, had I faced the wind and gone for a run yesterday, today would be brighter because I could stay indoors free of guilt.  Alas, I must run.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

What's in a word?

As I mentioned in my last post, sometimes the creative process needs a little help.  Thanks to a few friends who offered words to challenge me, I came up with these little ditties.  Enjoy the fruits of this literary labor.

Hippy via Spencer Green
A Mississippi hippie named Skippy got lippy 'cause his sissy named Missy grew hippy.

Waffle-Iron via Reggie Stevenson

A wandering wallaby wanted to wash worries away with well water. He watched, waited, and wondered why a woman was wailing “whoops!” while her waffle-iron went wobbling westward.

Befuddled via Lauralee Sorensen Hart

Puzzled, muddled, and befuddled, the pup huddled where he puddled. (Or maybe he puddled where he huddled?)

Fenugreek via Lauralee Sorensen Hart

There once was a Finn named Leif
Who loved eating olives from Greece.
Leif's best friend was Sven
who just wouldn't eat
those luscious olives from Greece!
When Leif couldn't sleep
Friend Sven said, “You should eat
not olives, but this fenugreek.”
Now Leif eats fenugreek.
Some think Leif's a Greek
And the Finn says friend Sven is a geek!

Orange via Marie Olson

Opal only orates of oval objects or opines of edible orbs of oranges.

Friday, March 2, 2012

A New Look

It is easy to tell when I am wrestling with writer's block, especially when it relates to my blog. When staring at a blank screen isn't working to launch a productive session of creativity, I open my blog site and stare at it! When this fails to inspire, and it often does, that is when my blog design gets “changed up.”
Notice the new look?
The next exercise I will attempt to feed the creative fire is to do a bit of literary acrobatics, or poetic alliteration. You can look forward to a tongue twister of sorts in the near future. In the meantime, I think I will see if I have any great photos to post!
Have a great day!