Wacky Wednesday: What if…

One of the topics I talk about on Wacky Wednesdays are what if games.  What if games are a boon to many writers.  Writers use the game to form story ideas, such as what if we lived in a world with dragons.  The game can also be used for other aspects such as character development or possible plot twists.  Unfortally this wonderful game can be a bane to the friends and family of the writer who are dragged into playing.

 I thought I would start with a what if question that helps me learn more about the person answering it.  What if you could only use one condiment for the rest of your life?  What would you pick?  Anyone from my family could tell you what I would pick, mustard.  I had a little bit of meat, bread or fries with my mustard.  Heck, I loved hot mustard so much I could it eat it plain, the hotter the better.


Wacky Wednesday – Baby Boomers Just Want to Have Fun

The new urban crime wave.  Do you know where your mother and grandmother are?  Sadly, I might know where mine was.  Every Tuesday night she disappears for hours with her knitting.  Could she be one of the the knitting guerillas?

How about you, have any of your loved ones taken up yarn bombing?  At the moment I’m looking for a support group for my mother.

Wacky Wednesday: Ninja Squirrels

First you hear the rustling of leaves as the ninja squirrel runs from one tree to the next following you as you walk your dog.  When the dog finally notices it, the squirrel climbs down towards the dog instead of away.  The squirrel sits just one inch away from the reach of the dog.  After pulling your dog away, the squirrel is more than willing to say goodbye wagging its bushy tail and taunting them with their chatter. Squirrels seem to make taunting dogs a sport.

My poor dog seems to run into these ninja squirrel every time I take her on a walk.  You have to wonder if the squirrels do it on purpose.

Have you ever had another animal tease your pet?  Have you ever had your pet catch another animal?

Wacky Wednesday:Roasting the Critic

I had another blog post ready to go this Wednesday, but I felt the need to change it after last night’s episode of America’s Got Talent.

For those that don’t watch the show, the show is basically about ordinary people showing off their talents in an attempt to win the grand prize of a million dollars and their own show in Vegas.  Piers Morgan is one of the judge son the show, and he has a habit of being over zealous with pressing his buzzer on contestants.  Piers has been particularly hard on a comedian, Chris Newberg.

Chris Newberg’s act last night was to roast Piers Morgan.  It was the best comedic act this year on America’s Got Talent.

Wacky Wednesday: Part Dog Part Human

I have a dog that is part German Shepherd and part Border Collie.  She is an adorable dog that is my inspiration for Rosie a dog in my book, the Puzzle Keeper.  It is never a good idea to share pets’ names on the web since people use them as security questions so for that reason I will refer to her as Rosie.

Rosie acts more like a human than a dog.  She sleeps with a pillow.  She refuses to walk on wet grass, and spends her time with humans instead of dogs at the dog park.  She’s even smart enough that she learned how to use her nose to press the power button on my computer to turn it off.  It’s funny now, but the last time she did it I was almost finished writing a paper for school.

There is one way that she tries to act like a dog.  She likes to try to chase animals.  She once cornered a cat.  I was surprised since she has really bad arthritis and doesn’t run far or fast.  Lucky for the cat, she knew to chase it but not what to do when she caught it.  She just stood there wagging her tail.

Recently she has a new target.  In the backyard, she would smell the ground and pick something up with her teeth.  When we gets inside she would drop something black on the floor.  When I went to pick it up it moved.  It was a huge spider.  Rosie looks at the spider and than at me all to pleased with herself.  She would then strut into the kitchen to wait for a treat.  Rosie has done this several times in the last few weeks.  The funny part is that if there is a spider in the house she runs away from it and hides, yet she’s the one braining them in.

Wacky Wednesday: Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny!

 Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny!

One of the most memorable wacky cartoon duos is Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.  It was 71 years ago today that they first appeared in a short film, A Wild Hare. Who can forget the dim witted Elmer Fudd who loves to hunt “wabbits”.  In fact I still hear people quote Elmer Fudd, “Be vewy vewy quiet I’m hunting wabbits.”  Elmer wouldn’t be as funny without the wacky, clever Bugs Bunny who outsmarts him every time.  After 71 years Bugs Bunny is still hilarious and for many a childhood icon.  I hope he sticks around for another 71 years.

Does anyone still have favorite cartoon characters from their childhood?

A Wild Hare