3.) Write a list of 10 things that can be done to stave off boredom
Mama Kat threw out some rather difficult writing prompts this week. Well, each one made me think, like really think. So I chose #3!
#1 - Texting. Sounds boring all by itself, no? Well, then you're not doing it right. My son Jerytt turned 15 this past October. We finally broke down and got him a cell phone. At first, we only got him 200 texts per month with no internet. We quickly were brought to the realization that that wasn't going to work and upped the texts to unlimited and internet access to go with. SO.... now when I'm feeling a little bored during the day, I text Jerytt with completely random messages. Sometimes I'm all "I just saw what you did!" or "You're in trouble for what you are doing right now!" or the other night I simply sent "Loser nut driver head!" Listen, I said these were random messages. I get a laugh out of his responses.
#2 - Cafe World. If you have a Facebook account you're probably blown over by the amount of invites to play this game or that game (Mafia Wars anyone?, uhhhhh... NO!). There are a select few that I actually enjoy and Cafe World is one of them. You get to have a virtual cafe with actual food and you get to pick the decor from simple things like tables and chairs all the way to wicked cool lava lamps and fish tanks. Okay so I'm kind of a dork but hell, I'm on like level 53 or something totally up there like that so don't hate. Sometimes the game becomes overwhelming and I start cooking dishes that take like 2 days to finish or sometimes I'm feeling really devoted and will cook all day long. Yeah, I said I'm a dork.
#3 - Create hidden messages in my infant's blocks to my family members:
Do you see what it says? You have to be open minded and creative and really open your mind's third eye. It reads "Eric is a cow dicky cat frog". You're just jealous that the creativity resides with me.... Eric is the husband and on this particular day, I think I came up with like 3 messages in those blocks for him. This on was photo worthy.
#4 - Facebook. I know I mentioned a Facebook game above but Facebook all by itself is really fun and quite entertaining. I like to comment back to people with totally off the wall responses. One time a friend was saying how tired she was from life in general, being a wife and mother and working full time, blah blah blah... you get the picture. So I recommended polygamy to her. I mean, have you ever watched Big Love on HBO? They so have the right idea on this one. Always having a babysitter and someone to bitch to. What, you don't want to have sex with the husband tonight, send him my way, but just this ONE time... you owe me big!
#5 - Find and remove that pesky hair. You know what I'm talking about. That hair which embeds itself into your bra clasp that is JUST out of reach. When you are finally able to grab that fucker and pull it out it's like the sky opened up and skittles drop down like those old commercials they once had...
#6 - Look at the photos I have stored in my computer. I have a lot of photos. I don't like to have photos professionally done. I like it better when a picture it taken when the subject if off guard, not posed.
That's when the most fun happens.
#7 - Read blogs. I can read blogs from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed. I have an obsession. My husband might call it unhealthy, but I think of all of you as a great audience and I like to be a part of your audience. The first ever blog I fell in love with is written by my childhood friend Naomi and it has blossomed from there. Perhaps one of these days I'll stop reading for a bit and update my list of blogs I read, you know, so you all can check 'em out. You can never read TOO many!
#8 - Eat. Self explanatory.
#9 - Make a plan to satisfy my sweet tooth. This goes hand in hand with #8 you say. It does not. Planning out what delectable treat my taste buds will savor next is an art form (insert sarcasm here) and other times, it is a tragedy.
#10 - Read my email. When in doubt, hit the refresh button. I love email. I love to send it, receive it, read and reread it. I check it on my phone. I check it all day at work. It's so exciting. OH a new blog comment. OH a new blog entry on ___'s blog. OH...OH...OH!!! Email is exhilarating.
There you have it. Sorry if I got a little carried away. Sometimes I don't know whether to be serious in an entry or just really throw myself into it and give you the goods. Go check out Mama Kat's Elevator Pitch entry today, she's knock your underwear into next Thursday funny!