Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #4

February 22, 2017

Writing prompts to kick start your muse.

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Wow. Wouldn’t that be creepy? Or maybe it would explain a lot. You’re up. Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. You know I would love to hear them!


Hump Day Kick Start – Pedicure Edition

February 15, 2017

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

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It’s February 15th. Let’s keep the love going, shall we.

Ladies, do you like it when your man paints your toenails? I sure do! Gents, how do you feel about it? Yay or nay?

Our fellow for today’s prompt doesn’t seem to mind. Who is this couple? New bride and her whipped groom? Actress and her personal assistant? Hotel guest and the concierge who takes his job very seriously? Who is she talking to on the phone? Mom, girlfriend, boyfriend? Maybe she’s an heiress and together they are plotting the demise of Old Money Bags. I wonder what color he’s using.

You’re up. Tell a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to her from you.


Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017

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Friday Fun Facts- MOM!!!!

February 10, 2017

The only fact you need to know today is that Moms are AMAZING!

 

I love this!! Moms are pretty special people. I know because I’m one of them…just kidding, just kidding. Well, I mean, I am a mom but I wasn’t claiming the “special” part. 🙂

My son is coming home from college for the weekend and I probably won’t get to see him again until Spring Break. I’m so excited, I can hardly sit still to write this! I will get to do extra loads of laundry (because he saves it up for me), cook many extra pounds of meat, wash a ton of extra cups and protein shake (nasty) bottles, and many of my kitchen towels will be mixed in with the car rags and will be covered in oil and axle grease (the boys are restoring a 1970s 280Z).

But…I wouldn’t have it any other way. Enjoy the video.

 

 

I love you, Mom and I miss you everyday.alaska-trip-1990-046


Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #3

February 8, 2017

Writing prompts to kick start your muse.

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You’re up, pen monkeys. Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. I love to hear them!


Friday Fun Facts- Potato Chips!

February 3, 2017

Yes, you read that correctly. I bet you didn’t know there was any interesting information about potato chips! Check this out-potato

  1. The United States potato chip industry employs over 60,000 people. Let’s hear it for crispy jobs!!
  2. There’s a tale that says the lowly potato chip was born out of frustration. A New York chef who worked for Cornelius Vanderbilt was so fed up with the mogul complaining about his potatoes being soggy, or bland, or mushy, he decided to teach him a lesson. He shaved the potato paper thin and then let it fry until it was golden colored and too stiff to eat with a fork and knife. To his surprise, Mr. Vanderbilt loved it and the first potato chip was born. Great story, but there are numerous folks who say that it’s a folk tale.vanderbilt
  3. That may be a great story but Americans do own the chip! We had them around before the UK had their crisps. In 1822, there was a found recipe, but it calls for the potatoes to be 1/4″ thick. Chips really do trace their roots back to Saratoga, New York, but it wasn’t until a man by the name of Herman Lay brought it to his Nashville company that it became a national phenomena.
  4. Frederic Baur, the inventor of Pringles, died in 2008. He was cremated and his ashes were buried in one of their cans.177179_030608124542_pringlesfuneral_455x290_591w
  5. In the UK, numbers show that a ton of crisps are eaten every 3 minutes. A telephone box could be filled with eaten chips every 43 seconds and an OLympic sized pool could be filled every 14 hours………..that’s a lot of crisps!
  6. When the US entered WWII, potato chips were declared non-essential food and production was called to a halt! Manufacturers were not happy and set on a campaign to convince the government chips were necessary. They won (Phew) and chips sold better during and after the war than they ever had before.e26a0e47fde16733b3ae10d501f670c6
  7. You’ve heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys’s feud, right? That was nothing compared to Pringles vs. the potato chip industry. Pringles had the gall to make their product from dried potatoes and not from a slice of fresh potato. After 10 years of fighting they lost the right to call it a chip so it is a crisp. Whoa.hqdefault
  8. Your bag of chips doesn’t just have air in it. It’s pumped full of nitrogen to keep it fresher longer.
  9. The largest single bag of potato chips was 18 ft. tall and had more than 2515 lbs. of potatoes in it- all of which were cooked in a single batch to fulfill the Guiness Book of Records’ requirements! It took over 17 hours to fry.
  10. Flavored chips came to be in the 1950s. We have our usual barbeque, sour cream etc., but there are some unusual flavors for sale! Have you ever tried OLd Bay crab seasoning chips? How about fried pickle flavor? Got to Greece and you might get Oregano, Japan, there’s soy sauce flavor and seaweed. Other countries might sell you mayonnaise, paprika, or mint, but I know you’d really like the hoisin duck or Cajun squirrel ones the best!!!!the-14-strangest-potato-chips-flavours4
  11. Laura Scudder came up with the idea to put chips between 2 pieces of wax paper and ironing the ends shut. Voila! The first bag of chips.70ca0fab03c12bcb51a391d9e23016ae
  12. Some engineer spent 6 years studying the “crunchiness” of chips……….I got nothing…….

Hump Day Kick Start – Payphone Edition

February 1, 2017

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

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I love this prompt on so many levels. The possibilities are endless.

Tell me about him. Who is he? Where is he? Who is he calling? Or has someone called him? Is he a time traveler restricted to the 20th century and payphones are his vehicle? Could he be a low-level criminal in a police station desperate for a better way of life, reaching out to the one woman who can help him, hoping against hope he hasn’t screwed up so badly that she won’t answer? What if he is getting instructions for his next hit and he’s not down with who the mark is. Is he saying he’s sorry to someone on the other end? If so, who? Perhaps he’s just received bad news. Or maybe he’s hearing his wife/girlfriend’s voice for the first time since she was taken/he was deployed on a mission/they had a fight a year ago/she married someone else/he took off to protect her. Endless possibilities, I tell ya.

What’s yours? I’d love to hear your take or just caption the pic.