She Went There

If you are a Science Geek like me two events really made the news in a big way.

First of all Pluto was stripped of it’s Planet Title and a bunch of Scientists went on tour to teach us how to say the name of the planet ” Uranus ” correctly.

When I got hit with those two things at once, I spent my free time watching Cooking shows and ignored the rest of the news cycle. When it was over I went right back to pronouncing ” Uranus ” the way I always have.

And then me and my friend Cle for different reasons decided to post things about Uranus on each other’s facebook walls. Because who doesn’t want their friends and family to see you getting excited about Solar System Lollipops  that include Uranus?

I ask you:

Who among us can ignore news like Massive Storms Erupting on Uranus and not laugh like a madwoman?  I don’t have the maturity required to walk away from a cheap laugh. I admit it. Freely. I swim in toilet humor.I blame it on my massive sugar intake as a child. Oh. And my vaccines. I had ALL of them back in the day.

Atmospheric features on Uranus are revealed in images taken with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph and the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

Today the question popped up at Our Random View where they are putting out daily Christmas Writing Prompts  Christmas Special (2017) Writing Prompt #7 – Where to spend Christmas.

I couldn’t just walk away from that one. I tried to be serious. I tried to be creative and write about something with a feel good Holiday theme. But you know…I just couldn’t do it.


If I could go anywhere for Christmas- oh yes- I’d go to Uranus.

Uranus is no longer a single lady- it has a ring on it.

Who wouldn’t want to explore the Solar system and then top off that grand adventure with a trip to Uranus for Christmas.

After all, this was big news back in October and it would have made a great headline on a travel brochure stuck on the side of a bus:  We’ll all get a great view of Uranus tonight, and we won’t even need a telescope

So if you had a wish or a dream for an awesome holiday trip, my advice is- think big, think fun, think exciting…think


Look What I Got In The Mail Today

I am not sure why anyone else thought these would make fun and amusing Christmas Greeting Cards- but I thought they were hilarious and I am truly sorry I didn’t create them myself:

Nothing says ” Wish You Were Here ” like sending a friend or loved one  a picture of a guy being killed by a bear.

They stuffed Santa into a giant snowball, stole his boots and are probably going to leave him to die of exposure.

Ho. Ho. Ho.

Somebody is flying to the top of the Naughty List with a rocket.

Here’s a card from a Goat that ate a kid’s head and then tried to hide his body in a giant shell.

I like Goats.

Especially this one.

Anita Marie, you maybe thinking,  is there a point to this weirdness today ?

As a matter of fact there is.

Today I am reminding myself that writing is an adventure- all the way from being inspired to choosing the music I’ll listen to when I’ll work and even what book I’ll read or movie I might watch when I’m done for the day.

Each of those steps is fun for me- and if I pay attention to what I’m doing at each step I might be lucky enough to see something new or end up in a new and exciting situation.

Yesterday I found these cards on line and had no idea what to do with them- so I played around a bit and ended up making myself laugh and I got a reminder that what I do isn’t just about stringing words together in an amusing and insightful way.

That’s not me, it will never be me, I probably wouldn’t be a writer if I thought that’s what I had to strive for when I tell my stories.

I will forever be the kid who shows up on the playground with something in her backpack and says when the Playground Monitors  (Recess Ladies, we used to call them) aren’t looking- ” Want to see something really weird?”

Inspired By:

While Waiting For Godot Advent-ure Calandar #4

Fantastical Stocking Filler Fun