Mozart Doesn’t Live Here

The worst part of 2017 was when I realized that I had become a WalMart shopper.

I can’t explain how it happened, but it did.

Why confess it at all?

Because I’m a writer and it’s a story, but I don’t want to hide it in a poem or a fictional story. So this is me telling your how I started to do something that rubbed me the wrong way and what I did about it.

It all snapped into focus for me when found myself standing in line behind woman with tramp stamp showing above the waistband  of her fleece pajama bottoms. On other occasions I noticed that people don’t say ” get ” they say ” git ‘er  ” ( which I get if you’re from the South, but NOT South of Seattle )  and on the bad days the entire store reeks like aqua net and cigarettes and motor oil.

What I saw was that all of these things were beginning to look normal to me.

The babies in  Camouflage  onesies, the woman with big hair 1980’s hair, the pinched up angry faces barging down narrow aisles with giant shopping carts.

One day I asked myself, ” Really Anita, what the hell are you doing here? Mozart, Anita will never be played over the sound system here.”

So yes, that’s when I decided to shop elsewhere, because Mozart doesn’t live at Walmart.

I think that maybe Mozart kept me true to myself and the things that I would like to see in my life and the things I don’t need to see in my life.

Thank you W.A.  Mozart

Our Random View Writing Prompt #5 Worst Part of 2017

 

 

 

 

 

That Was Fun

If I had to pick some stand out moments of 2017 I would have to say what made it great to me was:

The movie ” Get Out

It snowed on Christmas Eve and On Christmas Day.

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I discovered the fun to be had with The Mysterious Package Company

 

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I found out I’m going to be a Grandmother in March of  2018

My Granddaughter!

I got to experience the Solar Eclipse from my loading dock at work and I caught this picture of it on accident

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My favorite picture of my dog, Hamish Macbeth. It sums up his personality.

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I got published in an E-Zine called “Modern Creative Life” !

I was really happy about that.

I wrote a Halloween story called, ” Wax Lips “  It was slightly twisted and  featured two of my  favorite characters- Milo and Jingle

 

My friend Heather is putting together a new hub for creatives at her new Website

While Waiting For Godot.

I’d tell you more, but that would spoil the fun.

Check it out and CREATE!!!

I went to my most FAVORITE place in the  world for  a short vacation.

I took the Clipper to Victoria BC- where I spent oodles of time at the Royal BC Museum AND I went on a Ghostly Walking Tour and I sort of developed a liking for chocolates. Actually, I gave chocolate  a chance because the shop was awesome and it’s supposed to be haunted by a ghost with missing fingers.

Yum.

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Ghostly Walk HQ

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Royal BC Museum

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Halloween was pretty neat in ’17- Space Aliens and Alien Autopsies  were a big thing- which I found to be far more cool then the Zombie theme.

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I also discovered that I like to write poetry! What do you know. Weird right? I thought so. I’ve spent most of my life avoiding writing it, but I gave it a try and it was fun.

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In a word I guess I thought 2017  was BRILLIANT because it was a full of adventure. I just hope that 2018 lives up to that!

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Our Random View Writing Prompt #3- Best Part of 2017

Funny You Should Ask

Did I make any New Years Resolutions.

Hmmm.

You know what Post Its are, right?

You write things that you don’t want to forget on them. Things that you intend to do.

I had like a dozen of them filled out with my New Years Resolutions. I wrote them out in fancy writing with my nifty Gel Pens. I even used some Glitter Gel Pens for variety.

and then…

I really wish I could tell you what happened to my New Years Resolutions  after I did that, but only my garbage disposal knows for sure and it’s not talking.

Our Random View:

WRITING PROMPT #2 – NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS