Hump Day Kick Start – Tree House Edition

September 2, 2015

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

treehouse man

 

Sometimes it’s just nice to get back to nature, don’t ya think? And what a view!

Tell me about today’s prompt. Who is he and what’s he doing? Is he a modern day Tarzan who has spotted his Jane hiking below? Could he be an apocalypse survivor on watch for infected zombies? Had he had enough of society, shunning the decaying cities, taxes, and his Facebook account? What is he thinking? Contemplating the girl he left behind? Trimming the trees? Doing chin ups?

You tell me. I’d love to hear your take, or just caption the photo.


Link of the Week – Shakespearean English Quiz

September 1, 2015

Here’s a fun link for you. How well do you know your Shakespearean English? Take the quiz to see. Will you make Shakespear proud? Or will you be a tragedy?380px-William_Shakespeare.

http://www.earlymodernengland.com/2015/04/how-well-dost-ye-know-shakespeares-english/


Hump Day Kick Start – Back To School Edition

August 26, 2015

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

books

 

It’s back to school time! And I have a cutie to help carry your books.

Tell me about today’s prompt with the adorable up-to-no-good smile. Who is he and what’s with all the books? Exchange student not sure of his class schedule? Book store employee on a scavenger hunt? Slacker with barely passing scores and something to prove to his sexy tutor? Eager young professor out to impress the beautiful, elusive dean? Is he about to pull a modern day Ferris Bueller stunt?

I’d love to hear your take. Or just caption the photo.


Link Of The Week- Need A Cliche?

August 25, 2015

Do you need a cliche in your book? What about a cliche using the word cock? (This word has come up 81 times in the past few days…….don’t ask.) :-)animals_06

Our find would generate a list of cliches using that very word: John Hancock

warms the cockles of your heart
go off half-cocked
cock of the walk
a cock and bull story
proud as a peacock

 

“A cliche is not just something that lots of people say; It’s something that lots of people say and it conveys some sort of idea or message. A cliche is, in other words, a metaphor characterized by its overuse.”

http://www.westegg.com/cliche/


Friday Fun Facts- Our Hallowed Halls Of Learning

August 21, 2015

This is my last day as a full time mom. My son, and the last of our children, will leave tomorrow for college. I’m not sure where my emotions are because they swing the gamut with every passing minute. Since this was weighing heavy on my mind, I decided to research facts on colleges. Go figure.

  • Books. They need a lot of them. The price tag has risen 812% over the last 30 years. Sheesh! That’s more than health care, housing and tuition!IMG_0487
  • Almost 60% of students are female. Only Utah has more men than women going on to higher education.
  • I know I posted this fact when we looked at the KKK, but I thought it awesome enough to put it out there one more time. The KKK planned on  burning a cross at a college that had just integrated. The only problem was that when they did it, it was finals week. All of the students were in their rooms so they armed themselves with bats and golf clubs and forced them to retreat. Timing is everything.
  • The first guest to enter Disneyland was a college student named Dave. He couldn’t ride on a single attraction because he had to get back to class. Disney gave him a lifelong ticket along with 3 others. It also includes all the parks around the world!la29B
  • 14 of the world’s largest 25 stadiums belong to American universities.
  • In 2005, a student couldn’t afford to go to college so he created a million pixel web page and sold each pixel for $1. He sold out in less than 6 months!
  • Wow! In 1980, twins separated at birth ended up at the same college. The news went viral and then something almost unbelievable happened. They weren’t twins! They were triplets separated at birth and their sibling was also at that school!!!!
  • An anonymous donor pays for every single student going to Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • A condom ambulance will deliver condoms to your dorm for a small fee at the College of New Jersey.
  • If you are a Star Trek fan, you can get a $500 scholarship from an organization called Starfleet.
  • Theodor Geisel was caught drinking gin as an undergrad at Dartmouth. He was kick off writing for the college humor magazine. What did he do? He started contributing under the name Dr. Seuss.seuss-big
  • In 2011, California spent more on prisoners than it did on colleges.

Hump Day Kick Start – Gangster Edition

August 19, 2015

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

Brantly Gilbert

 

In keeping with the lawbreaking theme, I present you with today’s prompt.

Tell me about our bad boy. Who is he? (High-five if you know his real name.) Who is the girl? Are they a version of Bonnie and Clyde? Does he have a revolver hidden under his jacket? A tommy gun in the car? Could he be daring her dad to say no to him taking her out? Or intimidating the bloke who owes him money? Are they posing for an antique photo at the amusement park?

Love to hear your take. Or just caption the photo.


Link of the Week – Dumb Laws

August 18, 2015

Here is a gem for you. Did you know it is illegal to sell your eye in Texas? Or to drink more than 3 sips of beer while standing? How about not being able to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel? Or that it is a felony—a FELONY—to own more than six dildos? (I hear orange is the new black.)hammer-719066_640

It Galveston, you must get permission from Parks and Recreation to get drunk in any city park. No obnoxious smells can be emitted in an elevator in Port Arthur. No flirting or responding to flirting using eyes and/or hands in San Antonio (guess other body parts is okay…). No riding horses at night without tail lights in Texarkana. The sale of Limburger cheese is not permitted on Sundays in Houston. And you better not carry wire cutters in your pocket in Austin, for Pete’s sake!

See what idiotic laws there are in your state or country.

http://www.dumblaws.com/

 


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