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Day #338: Beware of Kiddy

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This is a fun one, enjoy! 🙂

Guess What I Did Today?

The Story:

Gather round ye imps and snotty-nosed wastrels, I have a tale that must be heard.  Tis the tale of that scurvy lass, the witch of the waters, the siren of the seven seas, a temptress and marauder the likes of which no man had ever seen before and will ever see again. Filled with hate was her heart, her veins, if tapped, would spill ice water. Cruel and desperately intelligent, she could convince ye to hand over yer life’s savings and kiss her boots for her trouble. She’d just as soon make love to ye as carve you up to feed to her mongrel dog, Gigi. But a beauty she was, nonetheless- she could make a man fall in love with a wink of her sapphire eyes and even the lowest cutthroat could be lulled to submission by the sway of her hips. Her hair, like a raven’s…

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Day #350: As You Wish (but not really)

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Came upon this gem this morning and thought it appropriate for today.

Having to fulfill my civic duty yesterday in the form of a jury summons, I returned to the office this bright and shiny Tuesday morning to an onslaught of emails, questions and papers jammed under my door.

So, while I was not ‘out sick’, returning post-absence of any kind seems to bring about the same results- a whole lotta catch up. 🙂

Guess What I Did Today?

The Story:

Returning to Work After Being Sick…
As Told Through Pictures of Westley from The Princess Bride

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The Not So Fantastic Reality:

The above story was inspired by the following tidbits I encountered today:

ONE:     As I drove into work today after being out since Friday afternoon, I was actually looking forward to getting back and was pretty chipper upon arriving at my office. Fast forward through the day and about 100 emails later, 40 students asking all kinds of bizzaro questions and a number of other obligations and by mid-afternoon I was spent. Still not feeling 100%, the day took a toll on yours truly and sometimes I need to use pictures to express myself- enter Westley from one of my favorite movies, The Princess Bride. I think he handled the retelling of my day quite nicely, don’t you?

Love & Squirrels.

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Although this was my first story… it is still one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do…

Guess What I Did Today?

The Story:

They couldn’t make heads or tails of it.

But it was quite obviously a work of genius. It had to be. Everything edgar touched turned to literary gold and his final work would be no exception. Everyone was sure of it. Now if they could only figure out what it meant…

After 65 years of producing masterpiece upon masterpiece, after reshaping the grammatical standards of the English language, (after all, capitalizing one’s name was nothing more than a self-indulgent manifestation used to appear more grandiose than one actually is…surely you agree) edgar now lay dead–  face down in what looked to be two day old pancakes, smothered in canned peaches and what smelled to be some sort of hot sauce.

It was a travesty to be sure, the world had lost its one true voice, but a small glimmer of redemption was soon found in a neat stack…

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In honor of Mother’s Day and the bestest mom a girl could ask for, I’m reposting Day #152: Super Mom. Love you, mom!

Guess What I Did Today?

The Story:

 

My Day, In Pictures

 

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The Not So Fantastic Reality:

The above story was inspired by the following tidbits I encountered today:

 

ONE:      Count me as another hapless victim of the evil that is Facebook. As I was posting yesterday’s blog to THE social network around 1am, I was sucker-punched in the gut by some news I could have probably gone an entire lifetime without knowing. Alas, thanks to lovely technology (and the insensitive actions of a certain individual) I was forced to face the music. This immediately rung the bell on yet another battle between my heart and head… my head told me to get over it, my heart had other plans… like weep uncontrollably. So I walked around all day, a weepy, blubbery mess. My head told me to just keep it inside, that eventually the pain would dull and things would…

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What A Year…

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What I Did Today- One Year of My Life

Upon meeting my goal and blogging everyday for the 365 days during my 30th year of life I am… a bit tongue-tied as I look back and let out a low whistle. All I can think is, “I did that.” Going from not writing at all in years, to writing an original work of fiction based on one or two things that occurred during my day was not easy. Some days it was not fun (ok, more than ‘some’). But now that it’s done, I feel kinda weird… like I forgot to turn in my homework last night, or something.

So what did I learn?

  1. Blogging is rewarding, time-consuming and definitely worth the work
  2. Interesting things happen to all of us EVERY DAY. If you pay attention, you’ll be amazed.
  3. Family members, friends and strangers learned WAY more about me than I probably intended… oh well.
  4. I can accomplish great things… even when other people tell me I’m crazy. Even when I know that I am…
  5. I love to write.
  6. Some of the best ideas come out of nowhere at 11pm and many times, write themselves.
  7. If I’ve hit a wall and can’t think of a thing to write, taking a long, hot shower is like a miracle elixir for writer’s block. Works almost every time.
  8. WordPress is more than a platform it’s a community, an inspiration, and a creative motivator and I’m so glad I decided to call it my blogging home.

So what’s next?

I’ve thought a lot about this… and I’ve come up with a few things for ‘The Future’. First priority… lots of naps on the couch, catching up on some movies I’ve missed out on and totally being the laziest person ever.

Secondly, while I won’t be blogging everyday, I do still intend on posting from time to time. These posts could be anything from a crafting project, a recipe I’ve tried or some more of my writings. We shall see…

Next ‘big plan’ is I’ll be creating a second blog, in addition to my Guess What I Did Today?blog, I will be launching, Pale On Purpose (P.O.P.) a humorous narrative focusing on those of us who can’t seem to tan, are borderline-transparent and… prefer it that way. It’s not a slam on all of you loverly tanned beauties, it’s more of us pale people are pretty okay too. So stay tuned for that…

He is like a god to us 'pale-o's'

I’ve also recently been accepted into a graduate certificate program for Professional Writing. So yeah… I’ll still be writing, but now will get credit for it! The goal is, hopefully, to land a part-time instructor position teaching composition, writing, english etc. So here goes nothing!!!

This was either a really good idea.... or the worst ever.

I definitely want to go back through this blog, update pictures, proofread the stories and do some general housekeeping stuff. I would like to extract a few of my stories and characters and somehow create one work of fiction that will connect them in a seamless way.. combining their worlds. I also plan on potentially publishing my stories, either a la carte, as they are or beefed up a bit, and also putting them all into a memoire of sorts and trying to get that published, if just for myself.

This is where you come in, dear reader…

In the coming weeks, I think I’ll be reposting some of my favorite stories and I want your input. Do you like them, would you like see more development on any of them, do the have legs to stand on as a short story or character for a novel? You know that type of stuff… Comments, story ideas, thoughts, constructive criticism… it’s all welcome (please be gentle, ha ha!)

Love & Squirrels.

Thanks for reading! ~ Sam

Shameless Plug (at least I’m honest)

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Hello fellow bloggers, writers, readers and random peeps who found yourself directed to this page!

Please check out the link below and help a budding filmmaker (who also happens to be my boyfriend) produce his short film on the devestating effects of Alzheimer’s.

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/A-short-inspirational-film-about-Alzheimers?c=home 

Today is the day to donate so don’t delay!

 $1 or more = Copy of the film and an Executive Producer Credit in the movie…

$50 or more = All of the above PLUS an invite to the film premiere in bea-uuu-tiful Orlando, FL (can’t cover travel costs though, sorry!)

I think I want my name to be listed as: SamLikesT-Rex, or maybe create a screen name… something like: Natasha Sphinx.

What do you want your name to be on the big screen???

Chip in a buck and let us know! 🙂

Thanks lovelies (and no, this does not count as my story for today).

 

Click the pic to donate or our faces will freeze like this!!!

Love & Squirrels.

Day #218: Who’s the Turkey?

The Story:

Clues that it’s the day before Thanksgiving (at work):

  1. People are surprised to see you are there (even though it’s a regular work day)
  2. You arrive at work 20 minutes early because everyone else was stuck in traffic traveling the opposite direction- to their in-laws two states over
  3. Email replies end with the obligatory “Have a Happy Turkey Day!” or auto-generated “Out of Office” reply
  4. Your car is one of only about five vehicles in the lot
  5. All your coworkers’ Facebook statuses refer to pies being ruined, driving and packing that was put off to the last minute or random pictures of table settings
  6. The only other person at work is the IT guy
  7. It feels like a Friday
  8. You get a lot of things checked off of your “To Do List” with no one around to interrupt you
  9. You have nothing for lunch since you refused to go to the grocery and battle all the last minute shoppers and manic hostesses who need that last can of French cut green beans
  10. You’re already a little drunk

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The Not So Fantastic Reality:

The above story was inspired by the following tidbits I encountered today:

ONE:      Am I the only one who didn’t get the memo that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is an understood “take a day off” scenario? At least after 1pm, there was NO ONE in the entire building, except for me and a few others who apparently missed out on the massive email that went out notifying people that no one really goes to work on Turkey Day Eve. Oh well, I got a lot done, wore jeans to work and got treated to lunch by the boss man, so I’m kinda glad I went in today… especially since all that’s awaiting me at home is laundry to put away, housework to do and pies to bake. Better get started…


Love & Squirrels.