So, it turns out that staring at a blank computer screen for one hundred and thirty-seven consecutive hours is not the best way to get ideas. Why did nobody tell me?
I figured this out for myself eventually. Only five and a half days wasted.
Jusmeh recently asked me “Where do you find the inspiration for your blogs?” H’mm, let me see…
LIFE IS THE ANSWER
An unfortunate home hair dying incident when I was seventeen resulted in me adorning hats for the entire summer of 1999. This seemed a fitting tale to include in my post I Really Should Have Thought This Through, which, much to my delight embarrassment was Freshly Pressed in February.
Just to reiterate: I still don’t know whether blondes have more fun, but I can verify that oranges certainly do not.
A few months ago, I noticed a sweet little girl on the bus, with big brown eyes, short curly auburn hair and a cheeky grin. She turned to her mother and said “When I grow up mummy, I want to be a tomato”. Quite clearly a god ‘dam genius – she inspired my post Think Different.
I have been unable to eat a tomato ever since.
My brother Oli recently invited me for Sunday lunch. A prospect that would have filled me with joy, if it wasn’t for the fact his latest pancake attempt looked like scrambled eggs and he referred to his colander as coriander. I survived though and had lots of new material for my post “I Just Found a Chicken Bone in My Cheesecake. Is That Bad?”
Thank you brother. Your thrice microwaved chicken was delicious.
A couple of weeks ago, I decided it would be a brilliant idea to walk three miles home in four inch heels. Turns out – it wasn’t.
I ended up in agony, with several blisters and one less toe. My post This Season I Shall Mostly Be Wearing Slippers was born.
If only I had a brain.
Yep. I find it’s the little things that inspire me to write a post. And those are often the best. And when you get picked for FP, it’s not the one you would have picked! But still great anyway.
That’s so true! I could have chosen three more that I preferred! Still, I can’t complain. ‘Tis the best thing ever!
hahaha… that picture where your brother gives you his Chicken, you are happy and then with one bite you go green…so funny… 😀
Thanks! 🙂 I think it’s a pretty accurate re-enactment…
Naah, it wasn’t too bad actually. No food poisoning! 😀
Great post! Sometimes inspiration is hard to come by. But I really think that it’s important to be consistent. I really enjoy your blog!
Thank you very, very much. I tend to find inspiration in the most unlikely of places – and when I least expect it too.
A trusty Notebook is imperative! 🙂
I try to use Siri on my iPhone but she doesn’t understand me! Keep up the great work!
Thank you. 🙂 Geniuses are never understood in their own lifetime, so worry not. 😀
You are too kind! I have a new found appreciation for the dumb things I do. Without them – I’d have nothing to write about. 😉
It’s all about the dumb things in life for as they inspire us to write! 🙂
Loved your post!
Thank you! 🙂 I’m sure if you saw a photo of my brother Oli you would fully appreciate the uncanny resemblance. Obviously I am much slimmer than shown, with a smaller head. 😉
Wonderfully moving illustrations. I could just taste the radiated chickeny goodness.
Ha! Yes, that’s what I was going for. Excellent news, thanks! 😀
That’s why you’re my Hero. Who needs a Wiz???
Phew! What a relief. I can stop pretending to be brainy now and go and play with Stickle Bricks… 😀
Whatever you’re doing seems to be working! Keep it up!
Thank you! I suspect that if I had a brain, I wouldn’t know what to do with it anyway! 😉
Hahaha, love the Oli avatar! The resemblance is indeed striking. In fact, all the illustrations are too cute, well done!
Thanks! Uncanny isn’t it? I’m glad you thought so. I had lots of fun playing around with PowerPoint! 😀
Oh and Sandra, I’m not sure if you’ve had a chance to see it yet – but I have addressed your crisp question via the medium of video. Be afraid! https://jessseeker.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/12-things-i-learnt-from-my-less-than-brilliant-vlogging-debut/
Ohhh…. so thrilled to have my question inspire a post 🙂
You of course do have a brain, but more than that you also have courage and a heart!
I think I shall call you Legend… (wait for it)…..dairy!
I do hope you like “How I meet your mother” or you would not get this quote! :l
Ha! I didn’t know the reference (sorry) but swiftly YouTube’d it and laughed out loud! Thank you! 😀
Tee hee! I wonder if I can convince my husband to call me that now too… 😉
how’d you make the cute little cartoons? xxx