I’m driving from Henderson, Tenn. to my parents’ house in Alabama. I just felt the need to express that the entire town of Tuscumbia smelled like pumpkins and five minutes later I realized the entire mentropolis of Muscle Shoals smelled like peanuts. What’s going on in Colbert County?!
Like the illiteration there? Me neither. Just a few things going through my head this morning: I’m sick of all this election stuff. It can’t be over soon enough. By the way, I just read somewhere that Obama is spending $273,000 an hour to win this election — money that he can’t even show where it came from. I wish I could see everything in the colors on Pushing Daisies....
Me: Scott Van Pelt just compared the spread offense — particularly Auburn's — to Meercat Manor.
Jonathan Bradford: I love Scott Van Pelt.
Me: And he loves Chick-Fil-A and mustaches.
Jonathan Bradford: Also I love Neil Everett.
Me: I don't know what he loves. Hair gel.
Jonathan Bradford: And Scott Van Pelt.
I’ve never really considered myself a pessimist or an optimist. I suppose like most people, I consider my outlook on life a realistic one, while simultaneously realizing that most poeple regard themselves as the same, even — especially — the ones who aren’t. Lately, however, finding myself surrounded by such an abundance of negative people who seem to be giving up so easily when...
What no spouse of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when...
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
From Pushing Daisies...
Chuck: I can’t even hug you? What if you need a hug? A hug can turn your day around.
Ned: I’m not a big fan of the hug,
Chuck: Then you haven’t been hugged properly. It’s like an emotional Heimlich. Someone puts their arms around you and they give you a squeeze and all your fear and anxiety come shooting out of your mouth in a big wet wad and you can breath again.
Ned: That’s fine for someone else to do if I’m choking on something other than emotion, but you can’t touch me.
Chuck: So a kiss is out of the question?
New Camera, Fall Creek Falls and a Much-Needed...
I got a new camera on Friday (I finally bought the digital SLR I’ve been wanting for years), and I really wanted to do something that would allow me to try out my new camera. So around 3:00 on Friday, Jonathan and I decided we needed a weekend out of Henderson (the small town life really wears on us sometimes), so we got on Priceline, got a hotel in downtown Nashville for two nights and...
About six months ago, Freed-Hardeman (the university I work for) hired a new president in Dr. Joe Wiley. Of course we sent out all types of press regarding his arrival on campus last April, but the school has found it necessary (and I don’t disagree, by the way) that we have an entire week dedicated to an inauguration for him. Granted, the fact that it is six months later is a little odd to...
Do I Miss This Stuff?
With my recent lunch breaks being filled with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and an occasional Oatmeal Cream Pie for dessert (Don’t worry — I finally went to the grocery store last night), I’ve come to finally accept one fact about myself: My tastebuds never advanced past those of a 12-year-old. Seriously, some of my favorite meals consist of those PB&J sandwiches, ice cream,...
I Have Tendinitis. And It's Going to Kill Me.
I can’t walk. OK, so I can, but it’s a lot harder today than it was yesterday. Apparently I was a little over-enthusiastic about getting back into my exercise routine, and after almost three weeks of waking up at 5:30 every morning to exercise, my ankles rebelled against my body today. I step out of bed this morning and nearly collapsed because my poor ankles couldn’t support...
It’s funny. I come up with these great ideas to write about — witty little ideas that pop in my head, mostly, often relating to some sort of news item — but considering I work for a university, there isn’t just a plethora of creative writing opportunities. So these ideas came to me, but without a place to write them, I just let the ideas go. Eventually, I decide it could be a good idea...
One of the things that draws writers to writing is that they can get things...– Tobias Wolff