Miscellaneous musings

I’m taking a break this week from my regular posts about sharing people’s stories (whether personal or business) in order to bring you the following fascinating bits of random miscellany….

Wouldn’t it make more sense to call it a “war-of-tug” than a “tug-of-war”?

Here’s something cool: The word photography comes from the Greek words photos (“light”) and graphein (“to write”). So to photograph is to “write with light.” Nice, huh?

Free tip: When you’re starting to write a book, spend some time imagining what your desired outcome is. Do you want a memoir that your friends and family will treasure? Do you want a book whose royalties will be enough to quit your day job and take a six-week cruise? Or is the writing mainly an exercise for your own sense of fulfillment? Knowing what you want to get out of the process will help you know what to put into it.

Have you ever had any experiences with gruntled employees? Are these the same people who always look sheveled? (If you can think of any other words like this, put them in the comments! Don’t you think it would be fun to try and write a short story using only words that should have opposites but don’t?)

Why is it that sometimes when I’m using a can opener, I run into spots where I just can’t get the blade to cut the can lid? I end up with a lid that’s sort of perforated, and my veggies are still trapped inside the can. Is this a problem with the can? Or the can opener? Or the can opener operator?

Here’s a good one to end with: If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

6 thoughts on “Miscellaneous musings”

  1. I choose… “Do you want a book whose royalties will be enough to quit your day job and take a six-week cruise?”

    Except make it a 6-month cruise. A long vacation would help me feel much more “combobulated.”

  2. I am still looking for a “combobulated” person.

    The book idea is a good one.

    Can openers – now there is a tough one. Perhaps we can get around to an answer some time.


  3. Okay, no musings, but about the can opener problem–that is a great reason to eat fresh or frozen vegetables! Just had to comment and sorry–it’s not too vague!

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