Aug 18, 2009

A Plethora of Randomness

First of all, please take not of the new link to your left under my About Me heading. It’s for Random Writings, where I’m going to post my creative efforts from a couple of timed writing prompts I found. It’s just for kicks and I invite everyone to join in the fun.

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When I was driving home from school yesterday, I passed a couple of cop cars parked on the sides of the road and the cops were talking to three people in front of an apartment building. When I was bringing Panda home from the vet two and a half hours later, they were still there. It makes me wonder what was going on.

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When in so much of a hurry to get to school that you’re running amber lights, it will catch up to you eventually. Just sayin’. :-)

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Have you ever noticed the interesting words you sometimes encounter when you go to leave a comment on someone’s blog and they have the word verification gizmo active? I found a use for these words - not all of them, just the really interesting ones.

One of the problems I have when writing about aliens, is coming up with interesting, yet pronounceable names for them. Some of the word verifications make really cool names! I’m starting a list of them.

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I like to doodle. Doodling is relaxing as well as entertaining, and I tend to do a lot of it when I’m writing long hand, especially when I’m writing poetry. There’s just something about a clean white page that bugs the crap out of me.

I was thinking about this the other day when I was typing away and got the urge to doodle. So rather than waste even more paper than I already do, I opened up the Paint program in windows. You know, I think Paint is a really under rated (and under used) program. I started with flowers, then branched out into vines and three dimensional boxes, and ended up using a slanted paint brush effect to write my name in calligraphy.

Oh, will the ways to procrastinate never end? At least I wasn’t playing games! :-)


Jamie D. said...

Checked out your new blog...I'll join in soon. Looks like a great quick way to get the brain moving in the morning!

What a great idea for the word verifications! Here's another one for you - today's is "hyogs". Swine-like aliens, perhaps?

My husband likes to play with paint. Both the real kind, and the digital kind. I used to doodle when I was a teenager, talking on the phone for *hours*...not so much now. Come to think of it, I can't remember the last time I was doodling. I don't use pen and paper much anymore though either...

C R Ward said...

You know, you could probably come up with a whole alien language using word verifications . . .

I get some of my best words when I leave comments on your site. :-)