Some posts just are not meant to be written. A few days ago I got an idea for a post, wrote the title you see above and downloaded the image at left, though honestly I’ve forgotten what the image has to do with the title. I’ve never been twitterpated about memes, although I have occasionally come up with some clever ones. My friend Holly, who will be turning twenty-two on Saturday has a Scavenger hunt contest up on her blog this week.
Honestly, I want to participate, although I am finding it quite a challenge. While I have become known for pictures of pie and other food porn that appear in the background images on this site, the fact is that I can’t shoot a decent photo to save myself. (And for a woman who primarily identifies herself as a writer, Holly is certainly looking for a lot of original photos in this hunt.) I’m not especially frightened of most bugs and wouldn’t mind all that much having my picture taken with say a doodlebug (or even a zyzzyva). But Ron is working intently on the story he is writing and I don’t even know where Joel’s old camera is. (And it didn’t seem to work properly the last time I tried to use it anyway.)
The link in that last sentence is in fact to a picture of a plate of food I prepared, albeit a horrible photo. (The crawfish etouffee was quite delicious.) I don’t know any guys named Simon, so I’ve honestly no clue at all what “Simon says…”. I certainly am not going to do an entire post of Vogonic poetry* although once I did almost, kind of, sort of write about National poetry month. I’ve never made a physical scrapbook, although I have enjoyed pinning lots and lots of photos on my Pinterest boards. Honestly, I’m pretty darned sure that I’m not going to win the $25 Amazon gift certificate that Holly is offering, nor even the prize I really covet– a one month ad on her blog. But I am hoping that I will get at least a few points for creativity with this entry.
Alan Jobe is the author of Walking Down The Avenue and consults with #indie writers and entrepreneurs about social networking and self-publishing.
*this is a reference to Douglas Adam’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy– the Vogons were a blobby race of people who were known for composing Extremely bad poetry
And an aside to Elza– that is a vegan brownie in the background picture today.