Thursday 2 August 2012

Days 1 & 2 #Blogflash2012

Terri Long has issued a blog challenge. She has 31 topics for 31 days. I'm already a day behind, and I've got a brutal schedule this month, but I'm going to try to keep up for most of the month.

Day 1: Thinking

I'm not a planner. I'm a seat of my pants kinda girl. This blog had scheduled interviews until my tap ran dry and my summer entered 'insane' mode. Thinking ahead isn't something I do a lot of or do well. On the other hand, I do a lot in my head. Almost every story I've written doesn't have a paper-and-pen outline, but rather is plotted in my head. I see the majority of the story like a movie, with some thoughts of characters being conveyed, and that is what ends up on the page. At work, I hold a lot of information in my head and can use it to adapt plans, answer questions, and analyze test results. I am a thinker, I'm just not a planner.

Day 2: A Furry Friend

Peppermint Chaos - better known as Dummy
I work in a home office. Not my home, but the boss'. She has two cats. There is no better addition to the day or way to spend a coffee break than watching one of them strut around the office, sit in front of our monitors, pounce on inanimate objects, or curl in a lap for petting. This morning, we were entertained with a game of catch the sowbug (a sowbug is a kind of millipede). Dummy, as we have nicknamed the poor thing, seemed uninterested in it at first and we figured there would be no show, but as soon as that bug got off the carpet and on the laminate, she became fascinated and played with it for a good 5-6 minutes, picking it up and throwing it down, following it with her nose, and picking it up in her mouth again.

My coworker and I have decided that we want to be reincarnated as house cats. Talk about the best life ever!