Book Hang Over

Hey, Ali!

I saw this on Facebook:

I suffer from this mightily. Almost every single day the husband and I sit down to rehash the day, telling stories. I list what I might have heard (or stalked online) about the two kids. I might have a story or two about e-mail conversations with friends. And in the middle I start to tell him a book plot as if it really happened and then remember, “Wait! Not real. Fiction…..”

Nancy says:  Y colorín, colorado, este cuento se ha acabado.

Oh, Nancy!

Don’t I know that plot in my own life! I find that my lapse into literature happens more in a group discussion where I start with, “I have this friend that one time…” In my mind, it is totally honest. I can’t really remember how I know them, or who they are, but they are a friend–I’m sure–and what happened to them fits perfectly with the event in the present conversation. On a few occassions, I’ve been enlightened when a listener tilts their head, wrinkles their brow, and says, “You know that character?”

To me, this is the highest praise for any writer…when we bring their story into our story.

I wonder? Do we ever do that with movie or tv characters?

Ali says: All shall be words, and all shall be words,
and all manner of thing shall be words.

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Pocketbook…

Hey, Ali!

So I saw this pocketbook online … but I don’t know what brand it is or where to find it or anything.


So I decided to use Google’s image search for the first time.

They pulled up the blog where I saw the picture, no problem. In other words, Google correctly identified the place where I lifted the picture.

 I was HOPING they’d find it other places, like “Gucci Purse Store” or something, so I could scrape up my spare millions and buy it. Here’s what Google identified as “visually similar”:
Nancy says:  Y colorín, colorado, este cuento se ha acabado.
Hey Nancy,
How did Google know you have a dog?
Hahahahahahaha.
Ali says: All shall be words, and all shall be words, 
and all manner of thing shall be words.

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Okay, but what do we name it?

Shakespeare asked what’s in a name…and so we got stumped. Who knew that naming a blog could be harder than naming a child? Here are some names we considered:

wordsmerely.wordpress

wordsmere.wordpress

randomfrogs.wordpress

watchwhatwe.wordpress

inexplicable.wordpress

wordsshallbe.wordpress

merelyrandom.wordpress

aspicof.wordpress

randomwordplay.wordpress

wabisabi.wordpress

weaklyrandom.wordpress

We really like the frogs, but hate aspic, so — like the saying goes — go with what you know.

Ali says: Y colorín, colorado, este cuento se ha acabado.

Hey! I don’t remember aspic of.wordpress. That must have slid by when I misunderstood your offer to cook me a tagine as a terrine…..yuuck!

Nancy says: All shall be words, and all shall be words,
and all manner of thing shall be words.

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