Thursday, July 9, 2009

Writer's Workshop

Ah, Thursday. And, one week people, ONE WEEK until I leave for the beach! It's been a crazy week - car drama, good and bad, and I am SOOOO ready for sand time. Really. But, for now, it's time for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop, so let's get right to it . . .

The Prompts:

1.) Tell us about a "dirt cheap" you've taken this summer.(inspired by Anti-Supermom)

I don't know about "Dirt Cheap", but I did find it fun, while my friend was up in May, to be playing tourist. It's been YEARS since I was at the Bridge for anything other than a squad call, and to actually go up and visit Foamhenge, rather than just drive past? Heck, I never even left my own county! Sometimes, I forget that I live in a pretty amazing place. Did you know Stonewall Jackson - THE Stonewall Jackson was born and is buried here? Huh.

2.) When I grow up I want to be like...(inspired by Jenny Says What?)

Wait - you mean I can still decide? Well, I want to be like my Grancy. She's 90 something years old, going on 21. In fact, every year she either goes up or goes down - so this year if she's going up and she's 23, then she'll be 24. She never turns 30, just starts going the other way. And, on top of that, she's a volunteer police officer, volunteers at the hospital, volunteers at the animal shelter - and I wonder why it is I can't say no to things? She's on the go all the time. I want to be just like her when I grow up!

3.) Describe a difficult moment that you survived.(inspired by Sarah M.)

Difficult moment. Wow. Do I go with something serious, or something snarky? I think one of the hardest things I've had to do, would be to sit with a college kid whose brother had just been killed in a car accident. I sat there with him while he called his parents to give them the news. My brother was killed in a car accident, and while I was dealing with a rush of memories from that, I was trying to keep on a professional face and help this kid. Hard? Not even a close enough word.

4.) List 5 things you like to do while camping...or 5 places you'd like to go.(inspired by Kisatrtle)

Let's see. Where would I like to go. Beach, ocean, beach, Caribbean, ocean. Maybe I better go with what I like to do while camping. Roasting marshmallows/hot dogs, making omelet in a zip lock bag, staring at the fire, sleeping under the stars, and playing in whatever body of water I'm near. Yeah, that about covers it!

5.) What are you paranoid about?(inspired by Melissa)

Ya'll might laugh about this one, but I'm paranoid about leaving things "on". I won't leave the house with the dryer running, or the curling iron plugged in, or even the window A/C units running. Uh-uh. Gotta shut them off! I know it's crazy, because I leave the refrigerator/stove plugged in, but . . . it's just one of those things!

Come play with us . . . .


Little Ms Blogger said...

I can't even begin to imagine having to sit next to someone while they called their parents to tell them his brother died.

I would have cried and cried.

I also couldn't imagine telling my parents that my sibling passed away.

Charlene said...

Visiting from Mama Kat's.
My husband won't leave things on either. I'm not sure why, he's never experienced a fire or even known anyone who has lost their house to a fire...I have - my bestie lost her house to a fire when we were in highschool - but that doesn't stop me from leaving the crockpot on all day, or the dryer running while I'm out. He doesn't even like for me to leave the ceiling fan running while we're gone.

Grammy Suzzy and DJ Doran said...

What a great post...especially about Grancy. I think is is so great that some of us find such great things to learn from those that some think are "past their prime". I need to try that omelet in a bag thing...I have heard of it. Next trip! And, you know, I didn't think I was very paranoid until I read all the things others are paranoid about, and then I realize I am paranoid! That leaving things on thing...truly is me!

Unknown Mami said...

I come all the way back home before because I'm worried I've left a curling iron or the regular iron on. They've never been on. I even made my landlord check once.

Kekibird said...

Oh my...I just got nervous wondering if I've left anything on today at home! I'm the same way. Have to make sure things are off or unplugged. Makes me nervous. And I wanna grow up like your Grancy too! She sounds cool.