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

For The Record

Photo A.M. Moscoso

When I am out and about in the world or walking my dog or tossing back a snack and something inspires me, I’ll snap a picture of it or pull out my pen and my ever present scrap of paper and jot down a few lines or a word or two and write about it as soon as I can- and by that I mean right away.

That’s not to say there isn’t a world of material on line just waiting for one to go  Belzoni  and dig until you hit that great find that will inspire a poem or story or an article.

So here is a list of resources that I tap when I’m working on my writing:

Google Arts and Culture

Our Random  View

Instagram

I’ve also made better use of my ‘category’ option here on my blog. It’s made it easier access my own material as well as posting links on my Facebook page. For example, I can direct readers to my Holiday Posts or Poems.

In the end though, it always comes back to the pen and paper for me, but playing on the internet is an adventure of sorts and I do love a good adventure now and then, don’t you?

Inspired by Day #2 Waiting For Godot 2017 Advent-ure Calendar

 ” Ambassador of Goodwill”

Picture This

Over the last few years I got ‘serious’ about my photography.

By that I mean  I paid more attention to – as my screenwriting instructor taught- Space, Light and Texture.  That actually applied to writing but it works for pictures too.

I even started to haunt Art Galleries and found discovered Franz Von Stuck and Hammershoi  and on a few occasions I even watched art students working on their craft.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

So what did I do with the results of my hard work?

Why, I stuck them on my Facebook page where they were buried under posts I didn’t write and pictures of talking cats and video of puppies learning to howl like Wolves and comics- I love the comics:

A few weeks ago I re-discovered Instagram.

The only rule I have there is, the pictures I post are actually pictures that I took.

They may not be perfect, they may not make a lot of sense but my Instagram pictures are snapshots of my real life .

So there are pictures of my dog, of places I visit and images of things that caught my eye.

When I started to take my writing seriously I learned that if you have to explain your stories you probably should go back and do a little editing because a story should be able to explain itself.

My Instagram pictures are the same- they tell their own story and they don’t need me to explain them in great detail.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

*Previous three photos taken on ” Ghostly Walks” in Victoria BC

Self Portrait A.M. Moscoso

I’d like my Instagram account to be a real photo album with real stories to tell- that is my goal. Let’s see how it goes, shall we?

Inspired by ” Preserving Memories

Waiting For Godot 2017 Advent-ure Calander

Dream A Little Home For Me

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I’ve always wanted to live in an old fashioned home that is warmed by a ornate fireplaces and full of hand carved furniture and books about archeology and astronomy.

I’ve always wanted to walk in long dark halls in my home that is lit by candlelight and sunlight and moonlight.

I’ve always wanted a kitchen that smells like apples and freshly baked breads and cookies.

I’ve always wanted to live in a house that used to be a funeral home with a cemetery in the backyard and doors that never stay shut and windows that look out across an endless night where it is always winter.

Holidailies Prompt:

” Tell Us About Your Dream Home “

Margaritas and Cupcakes

There are two holidays that I will throw myself into, headfirst with  blind gelato bingeing passion:

Halloween and my dog Hamish’s Birthday.

I missed Hamish’s first birthday because I was in Las Vegas- every time I think about that I feel guilty and buy him some new toys. I buy him toys buy Kong- which means I blow some serious coin on toys that he drops into mud puddles or drowns in his swimming pool ( you read that right, he has a swimming pool) when he gets tired of them.

My guilt knows no budget.

So this is how I feel about Hamish Birthday and Halloween as a rule:

They need to be bankers holidays.

I want businesses  to close, I want stamps and coins minted in their honor and if you even think about making gluten free treats on those days instead of real treats that make your teeth scream in agony before the sugar even crosses your lips I will personally show up at your house and kick you out of the human race.

I do like Holidays for the most part- they’re fun, some involve food and music and if you don’t get the day off,  other people do and your commute to work is a light one.

I just don’t want to take bankers holidays seriously, I don’t want to be forced to reflect on the day if I don’t want to and I don’t want to argue about their significance to the world or the community or the greeting card industry.

Who’s with me on this?

I should mention, cupcakes and margaritas are involved in my vision the new Banker’s Holiday calendar. If they were a staple of all the banker’s holidays I wouldn’t feel the need to cut so many of them loose.

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Our Random View Prompt#71

DO YOU LIKE BANK HOLIDAYS?

Spider Island

 

The weekend are never long enough

the days are too short

and the nights, oh the nights

they rush by

leaving me short of breath

with an unforgiving clock for company.

 

I think I’ll visit Spider Island

where time is caught on fine light lines

 

waiting to feed, to craddle

starving

passersby

 

Note:

I had a nightmare a few night ago about a group of people waiting on ferry dock to visit a place called Spider Island.

They had to agree to turn over their cars, which were locked up in cages.

I saw Spider Island once I  handed my keys to my car over:

I could see people wandering around a giant statue of a mushroom cloud with symbols and numbers  carved into it and before it was my turn to go over I grabbed my keys back and ran away.

 

Daily Post Prompt: Timely

operation just because

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

things i have done without question:

ordered gelato without asking for a sample first

jumped out of trees

fallen in love

let go of friends

drank something called a Toxic Baby

things i should have questioned:

why i bought a full length mirror

the last time i went on  diet

why i used to dress like an old woman

blindly going through life is not a good idea…

but it IS an idea all the same

and having an idea is better

then not having an idea

at all

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Daily Post Prompt: Blindly