Monday, August 29, 2016

Head Turners

I think the last time I saw a sidecar, well, since this one this summer, was when I was a kid sitting in front of a TV with the show "Hogan's Heroes" playing on it. 
Then there was this car that would survive any collision. (Look at those teeth!) 
 Would you choose the motorcycle? The side car? Or the one with teeth?
(Rawr!)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cat on a Hot Car Roof

There's a movie called "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," based on a book by Tennessee Williams. (I wonder if he's related to Indian Jones?) That cat is a woman who wants an inheritance.
 This blog is about a cat on a hot car roof. This is a real cat with four legs, fur, and whiskers who's after the leftovers in the fast food bag.
Now take a step back and think about this... if you could inherit money or food, which one would you pick?
You can't eat money. You could use it to buy food, if there was food for sale. 
But if food was scarce, who would trade it for rectangles of paper or hard metal circles they can't eat?
I suppose you could always eat the cat...
Overall, which one is better in your opinion? Why?

Monday, August 15, 2016

What Would You Do Here?

What do you think of this place? Does it make you want to turn and walk fast the other way? Is it appealing? Does it make you hungry? Or are you ambivalent?
This is one of the places I do my writing these days. It is a bistro, so people are coming and going, and peppy music is playing, and coffee is brewing, and there are outlets and FREE WIFI! (I don't even have to buy anything to eat!)
I find it positively inspiring.
What about you? Would you want to hang out here?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Too Hot!

There seem to have been a lot of wildfires lately.
 They are just too hot for me!
Even my car feels too hot inside. These were cheese slices. Honest. That was before they sat in my INSULATED lunch box in my car.

Cheese fondue, anyone?

Monday, August 1, 2016

Mouse Car!

What a surprise! When I was driving in Salt Lake City, I found myself driving behind a rather unique car. It looked like a big, yellow mouse.
Because I dislike the startle factor of mice suddenly dashing across my path when least expected, it was kind of creepy. On the other hand, it was kind of cool, too. It looked like a really good way to not lose your car in a parking lot.
Would you drive a car like this if you didn't work for the company? Or are you more of a low-key driver kind of person?

Monday, July 25, 2016

Barbie style

What happens when Barbie goes skinny dipping and someone steals her high heels while her head is underwater?
Innovative Barbie straps on a tin foil skirt!
I used to make clothes for my troll dolls out of a fabric rectangle with holes cut for the arms. I'd wrap it around their round, stout bodies and snug it closed with a tie around the waist. Those trolls were real fashion statements, with vast wardrobes of colorful clothes.
Did you play with dolls? (GI Joe's and army guys count, too.) Did they keep their original clothing (if they had any) or was it lost to unfortunate sandbox burials, washing machine mishaps, or giant dog encounters?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Book Ideas are Everywhere

What would you think if you saw an apple rolled up against a store parking lot curb?
That it dropped from someone's cart?
That an obstinate child threw it on the ground because s/he wanted a candy bar instead?
That its chief aspiration in life was to become apple sauce, and it hoped a car would pull up close enough to the curb to make its dream come true?
The first thing that came to mind was that it was a poisoned apple, and a witch lay in hiding, waiting for a hungry, health conscious, five-second-rule passerby to pick it up. 
Then she could entrance him/her to go into the store and pay for all the witch's groceries, which would consist mainly of candy.
What would the witch do in your story?