My sister wanted to see Bob's "buffalo" headdress before deciding if she wanted to borrow it, so I modeled it for her. Take a look at those horns! Do you think I could scare off the sticky Indian summer flies with that? The answer is: no, I can't. They still think they own the house, so I turn on the fan while I sit and write. Yes, a fan. It blows the flies away, is more convenient than a fly swatter, and works better than a buffalo headdress.
Writers are always thinking of different ways to do things. What do you use that is out of the ordinary scope of its purpose? Do you plug your ears with marshmallows? Use a pierced earring post as a toothpick? Mop your floor with a bath towel? Come on, if I can play Fred Flintstone on bowling day, you can share your secret!
WARPED HUMOR, GENERAL MAYHEM, AND A SIX-FOOT-TALL VIEW OF LIFE FROM AUTHOR SHIRLEY BAHLMANN
Monday, September 24, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
A nice surprise
Hey, it's human nature to use the bathroom. It's simply routine, everyday life, unless... someone leaves a toilet paper flower on the handrail. A small, unexpected, pleasant surprise.
Surprises are good to use in writing a story. Authors like them, readers love them!
Now, what are you going to do to surprise someone? It can be as small as a toilet paper rose or as big as a loaf of zucchini bread. (I'll send you my address for the z-bread!)
Monday, September 10, 2012
Mom's Magic Mending
THE SHINING LIGHTBULB DID NOT LIKE MY BIG COMFY BLUE DRESS, SO IT BURNED HOLES IN IT!
Then my magic mother took the dress and used her considerable sewing skills to patch it so beautifully it looks like it was meant to be this way!
So, if we keep trying, we can always find some kind of solution.
What potentially sad event turned into something good for you?
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
This was fun to watch, especially since my husband is Dutch!
Monday, September 3, 2012
Huey and Me!
Silly me... I clicked on a twisty arrow at the top of Blogger, thinking I could turn the photo straight... but nooo, it was an "undo" button!
This is me SMILING WITH DELIGHT at about 10:30 p.m. a week ago, Monday, August 27. (Turn your head to the left, you can see me better.) Musician Huey Lewis was on the stage behind me (under the red lights) just a second before this photo snapped. You'll just have to believe me.
It's so fun how music can peel the years away. I love to listen to music as I write. Listening to music that you liked as a younger version of yourself makes you feel young all over again!
"My Sisters and Me" sang at the Sanpete County Fair!
From L-R: Rebecca, Loraine, Shirley.
What kind of music inspires you?
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