Potato, potato, ching chong tomato!

How do you answer when someone asks you: “What’s on your mind?” How do you answer when someone is trying to get all deep and philosophical and asks: “But how are you, really?”

I never know what to say and my reply depends on who is asking, why they are asking, and how much time & energy and emotion I want to put into it.

Saying exactly what I mean isn’t something I am good at. Sometimes it’s yes just to please someone else and end my ordeal quickly. Sometimes I say I understand when I really don’t have a clue, but I say it just so I don’t look ignorant. And sometimes I just hold back from saying anything at all.

But there are some very good reasons for not holding back and for actually speaking your mind. You could just get what you want without sounding demanding. If you are being asked maybe it’s a good thing to say what your needs are, you might just end up being happier.

When someone asked me today; “what’s on your mind?” I simply replied potato, potato, ching chong tomato only because that was the last silly thing I had seen on Facebook. This didn’t solve anything but it did make both of us happier. We burst into laughter, the moment broke my frown and we both burst into spontaneous conversation about everything frustrating & annoying at work and also about everything funny & fuzzy in our lives.

So….moral of the story is, if you are going to be real and really say what is on your mind or give some weird answer like potato, potato, ching chong tomato that is ok as long as you end up feeling lighter and happier.

Or you could just say porn – that should stop people from asking!



Utter ramblings and … and connections

@Writersbootcamp on Day 21 of a 30 day challenge (but July has 31 days guys!!)

Utter ramblings and … and connections

These little dots, the three dots, that look like so … are called ellipses

I use them a lot, I love them, they allow me to not finish a thought or sentence that maybe I don’t have the courage to put out there, so I just go …

I use them when the story is getting too long and it’s up to you to decide the rest …

It creates some kind of mystery or fantasy in what you write when you just finish off with …

And somehow when I see them … I think they create a bit of order in this chaotic artistic mind of mine, they do, just try it you will see how well it works …

When you can’t remember something you can go … and wait for a little trigger or someone to remind you

It’s also kind of romantic, like meeting a new person. The beginning of a new relationship is a few of these … like connections with people, holding hands are exactly the same as these little things …

Just saying that I like love to use ellipses (singular – Ellipsis) and I do try my best to contain myself and not overdo it. They work so well that I can’t help myself sometimes …