In three acts, for Mundane Monday.
1. Who is one fictional character you would love to see more of?
– Lots! Mrs. Maisel, Grace & Frankie, all the main GOT characters like Dani, Jaime, Tyrion, Cersei, Varys, Samwell, Jon, Arya, etc.
2. Early to bed, early to rise … or I’ll sleep when I’m dead?
– Generally I’m in bed around 11pm and asleep by midnight (I’ll usually read a bit of garbage news first and/or blogs). I’m always up early and never sleep past 7am, but usually am awake way before that, between 5-6am.
3. Have you ever complimented someone but thought the complete opposite?
– Probably, but I can’t remember doing this specifically. If I want to compliment someone I dislike or give a positive review to something I didn’t much care for, I can find a way to creatively not lie outright. Not that I have a problem with lying outright if I have to. Life is complicated.
4. What is your favorite classic arcade or computer game (MS-DOS age)?
5. If you had to pick one song that best represented your life, what would it be?
– Stones by Neil Diamond.
6. Which Halloween character would best stand a chance against Santa Claus and his elves?
– The Night King. (Sorry, GOT on the brain.)
7. You can swap lives with one historical figure for a day…who would it be and why?
– Eva Braun, to kill H* early on.
8. Aliens have landed…do they come in peace?
– Sure, they even brought cookbooks. 😂
I use everything in my writing, like a depression era cook. Nothing goes to waste. While juicy bits might be served immediately, scraps and fat are not tossed out, but flung into the pot on a slow simmer. Bones and beaks will be cycled back in someday—wait and see. Feathers float around the stove whispering poems as I stir the plot. Little feet line up on the windowsill awaiting their turn as I sweep broken shells into a corner. Oh, I haven’t forgotten what you’ve done. You’re just lucky my weapon is a pen and not a gun.
Prompt via the Carrot Ranch
Roll does make me think of “rolling on a river” from “Proud Mary,” a song I love. But I also think of rolls, like the kind you eat warm with butter, not that I do much of that. I hardly eat any bread these days, just some boringly healthy whole wheat for the occasional snadwich, not that I’m doing paleo gawd no, but I try to avoid it because eh. Bread. So high in cals & carbs. I love the group Bread though… didn’t I mention that already recently? Those songs break my heart. “If the world should stop revolving…” Kills me. Dead. And there was that line in Young Frankenstein about rolling in the hay, which was hilarious… and I said I was going to rewatch YF at Halloween but I didn’t. I just haven’t been into movies lately. I do want to see Bohemian Rhapsody though. And Mary Poppins. I thought I might talk about role play, but it would just be talk, IYKWIMAITYD.
Yeah, I didn’t do troll and droll and proletariat. Whatever dudes. I’m tired. 😜
Fandango tagged me in this fun game, and I am almost at my NaNo goal of 25K, so I’m relaxing a bit.
Here are the rules:
There is no deadline for participating in the game, which makes it perfect for everyone.
Truth is a tricky thing. We discussed it a lot in philosophy (my phone wants me to put Philadelphia). We spent a long time on the sentence “Katie is waiting for Santa Claus.”
There are things that are true, things that are correct, and things that are real. Are they always all the same things? Hmm.
But I don’t have to ponder any of that now. All that’s required of me is to plop a couple quotes here and then tag peeps.
“When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” — Yevgeny Yevtushenko
(And silence favors the oppressor.)
“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” — Niels Bohr
(See? Truth is tricky. Told yas!)
Done and dusted!
Fandango asks the provocative question what we would do if we could be the opposite sex for one day.
Me, I would find it the most interesting to do exactly the same things as I normally do and see how people treat me differently, or if they do.
Forex, I often compliment the server in my favorite coffee place when she has a new manicure because she gets super pretty, elaborate ones. If I did this as a man, would she say thanks as usual, or hesitate cuz it now seems weird and/or creepy to make a comment?
People generally hold doors for me ~ would they do this if I were a man?
However, people also seem to cut me off a lot in traffic. Maybe they wouldn’t if a manly face was behind the wheel. I’d like to know!
Same with lines. The same person (man or woman) who holds the door will step in front of me in line. I bet if I were a man they wouldn’t.
These are the little things I think it’d be fun to discover.
Of course, according to a certain orange slush for brains, I would also vote twice.
This week’s fun challenge from Cee is all about light. 😎
Painting lighthouses with the fam.
Early morning light.
It’s easy to be funny on the fly ~ most of us have come up with a zinger or three and cracked up our friends. I do it pretty often, but a lot of my jokes fail, especially in text. Imagine being funny for 5 minutes straight or 10 or 30… think that’s easy? No, it’s not.
Beware of the man who insists he’s funny all the time and humor is easy for him. They are manipulative and scary. There’s a reason why so many people are terrified of clowns ~ I’m not, but I get it. When you don’t laugh at the clown, he gets angry, very angry. It’s never his failure to be funny; it’s always you not getting it.
I love parody, but it has to be good. Crappy parody makes me cringe. I’ll give you an example. I think Alec Baldwin’s parodies of Trump on SNL are crappy. They’re simply imitating Trump’s stupidity, not adding any dimension to it. When someone came out portraying Bannon as Darth Vader? That was great parody! Larry David’s parody of Bernie Sanders had me on the floor. So effing funny.
One of my favorite parodies of all time is the film Analyze This! It gently mocks the entire mob movie genre, starring Robert DeNiro as a caricature of all the mob guys he’s ever played. I love it so much. Billy Crystal is wonderful as the straight-man psychiatrist.
I love language-centered humor and wordplays. I find a lot of country music has super funny lyrics, which is why I roll my eyes at peeps who dismiss it outright. Have you ever heard “She’s Got a Way with Words” by Blake Shelton? Omg hilarious!
The best kind of humor imo is the kind that’s intertwined with the story, not the focus of it, but inevitable, despite drama and trauma, because ~ let’s face it ~ you have to laugh at the absurdity of life lest you go completely bonkers.
Or you can do both. Some people are better at multitasking than otters.