Saturday, February 03, 2007

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The results from the most famous Groundhog Weather Prognosticators are in. They're listed by name, location, and whether they saw their shadow.

Birmingham Bill, Birmingham, AL -- No
Buckeye Chuck, Marion, OH -- No
Dunkirk Dave, Dunkirk, NY -- Yes
French Creek Freddy, French Creek, WV -- No
General Beauregard Lee, Lilburn, GA -- No
Jimmy the Groundhog, Sun Prairie, WI -- Yes
Malverne Mel, Long Island, NY -- No
Punxsutawney Phil, Punxsutawney, PA -- No
Sir Walter Wally, Raleigh, NC -- No
Staten Island Chuck, Staten Island, NY -- No


I do actually have some real news to report. I've been extremely neglectful of my WIP lately. It wasn't simply procrastination, or a laissez faire attitude. No, I decided I hated the very sight of it and refused to touch it. Today, I've changed my tune. Suddenly. Inexplicably. I can't explain why, but I got out my box full of sticky notes about the revisions I wanted to make and -- and I've actually started making them.

First, to absolve myself of the heavy cloud of guilt surrounding me and giving me grief about my housekeeping standards, I cleaned my bedroom. Okay, so it was mostly a lick and a promise, but nobody's going to slap Bio Hazard tape around it now. That done, I sat down with my box and my stickies and went to work. It doesn't look as bad as I thought it would. I don't hate it as much as I thought I did. By the time I get all these notes out of the box and into the computer, I might even like it. A little. I'm doing the work, though. That's the main thing. I had reached the point where I thought I would never pick up this manuscript again, so I consider this progress. Of some sort.

The ghost ship Twisted Linguistics hoisted its Jolly Roger and went trawling for Words Gone Wild on the loose and managed to shanghai this crew:

Verterean - A subterranean species of dinosaur.

legitimatly - An intimate inspection of legs.

the one I seek has alluded me - He's -- what? Talked about you?

Christians of differing dominations - This refers to a church-going dominatrix.

opnion - A highly opinionated Vidalia.


What is your element?

Your Element Is Air

You dislike conflict, and you've been able to rise above the angst of the world.
And when things don't go your way, you know they'll blow over quickly.

Easygoing, you tend to find joy from the simple things in life.
You roll with the punches, and as a result, your life is light and cheerful.

You find it easy to adapt to most situations, and you're an open person.
With you, what you see is what you get... and people love that!

12 comments:

Corn Dog said...

Hey, congrats on the revising mood. I am air to but I think it is more air headed than real air.

Roxan said...

***Your Element Is Air***


You dislike conflict, and you've been able to rise above the angst of the world.
And when things don't go your way, you know they'll blow over quickly.

Easygoing, you tend to find joy from the simple things in life.
You roll with the punches, and as a result, your life is light and cheerful.

You find it easy to adapt to most situations, and you're an open person.
With you, what you see is what you get... and people love that!

Hale McKay said...

Born and raised for the first 18 years of my life in West Virginia, I never heard of French Creek Freddie. IN fact I'm not sure that I ever heard of French Creek. LOL!

On your previous post, I meant to mention that I liked your animated groundhog pic. It would've gone nicely with my "Puxsutawney Phil and Phylis" post on Groundhog Day.

I'm glad you like that "card" from post after that one. It would like nice on a fridge, wouldn't it?

Serena Joy said...

We have air, air, and ... air. We seem to have a theme going on here.

I've never heard of French Creek, either, Mike. But then, I don't know where much is in WV outside of Beckley and Lewisburg.

Yes, I loved "the card," though my reasons for loving it are probably quite different from yours. LOL!

littlebirdblue said...

***Your Element Is Air***

I'm in good company.

Mayden's Voyage said...

I was fire~ :)
I love these tests~ I've got a whole blog dedicated to them :)

I was reviewing my notes from the writing conference from last year- do you know what the very first note was?
"Real Writers have messy homes!"

Oh- thank goodness :)
Love the woman who said that!
(Betty Stroud!)
:)

Serena Joy said...

Real Writers have messy homes!

Mayden, by that criteria, I must be a real writer. LOL.

Scary Monster said...

It's good to air out the thoughts and let 'em run free for a while. Sit down with a glass of your preferred libation and see if those disjointed notes and ideas don't coelesce into something good.
From the the alchemy of crucible and fire we derive the magic of discovering something new.

P.S. You could probably guess that me element were fire.
Mow me got a Jimi Hendrix tune runnin round in Me brain.

Steve G said...

Glad to see you getting back to work. Writing not cleaning(grin). I have set aside my work in progress for a while. Need to take a break.

Liz said...

I must be a real writer too! Yay!

Good to hear you're back in revision mode.

Roxan said...

So much to write, so little time to clean.

Serena Joy said...

Yes, Scary Mon, it's good to air things out every now and then. Libations wouldn't help, though. God knows what I'd end up writing then. LOL. Nope, I am not a bit surprised to learn you are Fire.

Breaks are often helpful, Steve. I know you'll get back to it when you feel the time is right.

It's more like revision "hell," Liz, but it does seem to be getting the job done.:)

I don't know, Roxan. Maybe I'd be better off cleaning more and writing less. Oh, what am I saying? I'd jump on any excuse not to clean. LOL.