Monday, A Fresh Start

Did the rest of you get blind-sided by Monday as well?

Made late night weekend efforts to keep up with online Blogging class by Kristen Lamb, based on her book  We are not Alone: Writer’s Guide to Social Media 

Hubby & I had tall, dark and handsome neighbor join us  for dinner last evening, but beyond that he is a fascinating man, a sound professional for the entertainment  industry.   Do those of you who write check out folks, either strangers or people known to you, for possible characters in your stories?  Sometimes I get caught staring, trying to find the words to describe a particular look or facial expression.

Lurking behind the puffy grey & white clouds, I can see some blue sky giving false promises, over the windowsill loaded with writing craft books, most of which I’ve read.  Twice.  Almost all the way through.  How many of us buy craft books and get a good start on them, but …

Would you enjoy  a chuckle to begin your week?   Husband Down in Aisle Three …

Husband Down

A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart.
The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart.
‘What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the wife.
‘They’re on sale, only $10 for 24 cans’ he replies.
‘Put them back, we can’t afford them’ demands the wife, and so they carry on shopping.

A few aisles further on along the woman picks up a $20 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket.
‘What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the husband.
‘It’s my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,’ replies the wife.
Her husband retorts: ‘So does 24 cans of Budweiser and it’s half the price.’

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marion Spicher
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 21:38:42

    Glad you enjoyed it, Virginia! It was either a daughter or a niece who sent it … great sources for my daily chuckles.



  2. virginiaripple
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 20:24:46

    I’ve been accused of staring since I was a kid. I just can’t help trying to nail a description to a face (or body, depending).

    And OMG! That joke and picture made me laugh. I had to keep it down because my daughter is asleep, but now my sides hurt. Thanks!



  3. Laurie Ryan
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 17:58:16

    Loved the chuckle. And yes, I do check out people and characteristics and pull this and that for some of my characters. I am especially drawn to eyes, so when I see someone with eyes I like, I mentally try to describe them. 🙂



    • mspicher
      Jul 19, 2011 @ 23:05:14

      Hi Laurie, Glad to know I’m not alone in scanning expressions, facial characteristics. I need to carry a little tape recorder or something, or a sketch book, and as soon as I am alone jot a note to myself.



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