Daily Prompt – Cliche

Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you.

In my line of work, which I refer to as being a ‘shit kicker’ (not literally of course!) I’m tasked with a lot of remedial things, either because others are lazy, or simply not competent enough to know how to do so.

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Daily Prompt – Happy Happy Joy Joy

We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?

What is this sorcery you speak of? Tears of… joy? What the fuck is that? As in, being so overwhelmed with happiness that you cannot control yourself, and all the squishiness comes out of your eyes??

Nope… never heard of such a ridiculous thing.

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Daily Prompt – Hindsight

Now that you’ve got some blogging experience under your belt, re-write your very first post.

Well, the very first thing that I posted, was this little blurb, which was the very first post that I ever posted on my blog.

And now I’m faced with the task of re-writing it… *rolls up sleeves* here goes…

Adorably Obnoxious? Or Obnoxiously Adorable?

What exactly does it mean? Isn’t this just a contradiction in terms? Perhaps I should start at the beginning…

I’ve been working at my present job for the past ten years now, and the last four or five of those years, have been perhaps the most entertaining thanks to my friend and co-worker, Crazy Cat Lady. I don’t really know how to explain our relationship – it’s a truly unique and exclusive connection that is shared between us. We speak gibberish, and we lean on and support each other. It’s the kind of connection that truly completes me – and if either of us is away, then the other suffers. As though a significant piece of us is missing.

Some of you are probably reading this wondering what I’m talking about, and it’s hard to explain, it needs to be experienced to be understood.

So, Crazy Cat Lady and I don’t necessarily communicate with each other, like other ‘normal’ people do. We have an entirely different sense of humour, almost completely disjointed from what others would consider a ‘normal’ sense of humour. It’s very unique, and almost becomes it’s own language that only the two of us understand – for everybody else, it just looks weird. We look weird. The way in which the two of us interact is also highly unusual – C.C.L. says she only speaks two languages, English and Gibberish, and given that our desks at work are now side-by-side, we kind of don’t get much work done.

In fact, most of the time when we start talking interacting (because what comes out of our mouths wouldn’t generally be considered talking!) is just random gibberish… and then we start getting louder. As as we get more excited, we get even louder, and then before long we’re being ‘shushed’ by other co-workers. This is what led to us being called obnoxious by somebody in the office.

After being initially offended by this statement, we both agreed that there was some truth to it, but C.C.L also suggested that we were being adorable, hence the suggestion that we were obnoxiously adorable… or adorably obnoxious.

 

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Daily Prompt – Secret Santa

You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?

This is quite a hard decision to make – every person knows a lot of people, and there are a lot of people whom are genuinely in need, not to mention the countless others who are living in poverty around the world.
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Daily Prompt – To Be Resolved

How did you do on last year’s New Year’s resolutions? Do you anticipate there would be any leftover items to be carried over to next year?

I don’t even remember what my New Year’s Resolutions were… I wonder if I wrote a blog post about it??

<<goes searching…>>

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Daily Prompt – Another Trio

Write about any topic you wish, but make sure your post features a bookcase, something cracked, and a song you love.

Casey put down the box in the hallway, straddling the top of it to push the two flaps on top together, and then using the heavy-duty packing tape, taped the top of the box shut. She carefully sat there on top of the box, let out a giant sigh as she looked around her, observing all the other piles of belongings that still needed to be packed.

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Daily Prompt – In Due Time

What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it?

OMFG let’s talk about deadlines… I’ve got a backlog of approximately 20 posts that I need to actually finish writing to finally finish my daily-post challenge for 2014… then I need to find a good weekly writing challenge that I can focus on for the next twelve months to develop my creative writing and start actually doing some real writing, instead of spending all my time on these daily prompts. I’ve done it for 12 months, and I’m done.

It’s proven that I just do not have the time to dedicate to daily writing, and instead, I end up with a giant backlog, that I have to spend excess time on in order to try and catch up on.

I’m looking forward to clearing this backlog, but I’m more excited about really being able to sink my ‘teeth’ into some creative writing. I’ve realised that I’ve got a strong connection to it, and I really want to pursue it further.

I also think that it will allow me to write a lot more other posts from week-to-week – about anything that happens to pop into my mind. I’ve got a couple of posts that I wanted to write a little while ago, but never got around to it… 2015 will be the year I change that.

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Daily Prompt – The Object of my Dejection

Tell us about the object of your dejection — something you made, a masterpiece unfinished, or some sort of project that failed to meet your expectations. What did you learn from the experience? How would you do things differently next time?

Easy… my other blog…

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