I wanted to share something really cool I found early this morning, as I was browsing Twitter. Lol, why was I home, and not at FedEx, you ask?
Yep. That’s what I’m going with.
Allow me to explain. It will all make sense (not really) in a minute.
The route I take to work at 3:15am every morning is fairly straight-forward. Except for the surprise construction that seems to pop up without warning every once in a while. This was one of those mornings that Ohio gifted me with this joy. They shut down ALL 3 LANES of this highway, without warning, forcing me off onto an exit I’ve never taken – in the OPPOSITE direction from my work. So I wandered aimlessly, lost for about an hour (to say I’m directionally challenged on a good day, with a gps, is an understatement), before finding my way home because they also closed several exits getting back onto said highway.
There’s no other explanation.
I am so thankful that there were no emergency vehicles present, which means it wasn’t an accident. I would rather be lost all day, than there be an accident.
That just leaves them doing emergency construction on all 3 lanes… because…
Really, you could replace ‘waffles’ with anything, and it would make just as much sense. Go ahead, try it. It’s fun. That’s about all I did (aside from cuss) as I took the very scenic route home.
They closed all 3 lanes of a major highway:
Because water buffalo.
Because wasabi peas.
I get doing it so early, when there’s hardly any traffic – but WHY all 3 lanes? They were all perfectly fine stretches of smooth, non-potholed concrete less than 24 hours ago. Unless there was a freak earthquake or meteor strike that I didn’t hear about, there is no valid reason that I can wrap my brain around.
Evil waffles, apparently.
Still doesn’t make any sense? Lol, it doesn’t for me either. I’m just going with it at this point. 🙂
So I decided if I’m not working at FedEx, I should be working on my writing. Work of some sort had to be done, period. And that’s how I found this awesomeness. 🙂 Lol, so it all worked out in the end.
Feel like stretching your writing wings? Are you up for a fun challenge? 😀
I found a tweet this morning inviting writers – published, self-published, and unpublished – to use Twitter in creative ways to tell some kind of story. For example – you could tweet Vines to tell a story through images, or you could create multiple accounts to have a real time narrative with characters, or you could create a parody account and write as someone else. Whatever you’d like, as long as you’re using Twitter in some interesting way to tell a story. It sounds like it would be extremely hard to write anything as you would traditionally – so there’ll be as much creativity in how you approach the challenge as what you write for it. 🙂
You can submit an idea directly to TwitterFiction to be considered for the line-up they’ll be featuring, and/or you can participate on your own – either way, just include #twitterfiction in your posts. The deadline for submitting ideas to try and get to be a TwitterFiction featured author is February 5’th, and the TwitterFiction Festival runs from March 12-16. Also, your tweets can span the entire festival, or they can be a day, or an hour. Whatever you’d like. 🙂
You can check out more details here:
So, the waffles did me a favor in the end. 😀
Until next time, Take Care and Happy Writing! 😀
I found the artwork in my greeting –> here.
The first thing I did when I joined Twitter was to write a short story using Twitter’s 140 characters limitation.
I reproduced it on my blog because no one read it on Twitter. Come to think of it, few read it on my blog.
If you care to read it (you don’t have to):
The medium has changed since then, and a mix of text, photos, and video might be interesting.
. . . and if it weren’t for them other 200 ideas I have for stuff, I’d get right on this.
Sorry about the traffic and missing work (or maybe glad for you, depending on how you feel about it).
Lol, thank you – missing work wasn’t so bad, aside from the ding to my poor paycheck. It gave me a little extra writing time today, and led to something else good, so I think it worked out alright. 😀
And I really like the way you handled your Twitter story. Lol, I’m going to have to really think about how to do mine. I’m considering having a few of my more colorful characters poking fun at each other under different accounts. That’s my initial plan anyway. We shall see. But if I do that, I have to make separate e-mails for them too, which is a pain. I wish Twitter had the “add a page” feature that Facebook does. Unless it does, and I just haven’t found that option? Lol, this is entirely possible since I’m not very computer savvy. Do you know if it does?
Alas, my interaction with Twitter is limited . . . I still don’t understand all the rules with “@” and “#” and other swearing symbols.
Lol, I’m right there with you. I think I have @ down, but I know I’m not using # correctly. 🙂
In the famous words of me and your hubby, PICKLES!!!!
Lmao – agreed! It was totally PICKLES!!!! XD
Thank you for following my blog. This is really interesting and I like the waffle use. Saves a lot of energy.
You’re welcome – and thank you for the follow as well! 😀 Lol, and I’m glad you liked my waffle usage – if I can’t laugh at myself and the silly situations I get myself into, I’ll be in a lot of trouble. Waffle level trouble. 🙂
A waffle lot of trouble
Lmao – my thoughts exactly! XD
Great story and I appreciate the attribution to waffles. My thinking is that when they close down three lanes of highway there is big thick Belgium waffle to blame. 🙂
Thank you, Gracie! 😀 Lol, and I totally agree! There’s some kind of road waffle conspiracy happening around here. XD
this post is awesome. Why? because waffles. 😉
Lmao – thank you my friend! 😀
Lmao – the waffles are taking over! I knew it was only a matter of time! XD