Each week, my friend MamaKat (I’ve never met her before but she seems like a nice lady) posts five writing prompts to inspire her readers to create something. As a change of pace, I decided that rather than choosing only one of the prompts I would instead try responding to all five (in a manner that hopefully makes sense) in the same post.
For your reference, here are the five prompts:
1.) What were you writing about last year at this time? What has changed?
2.) Things that make you happy.
3.) Something you bought this month that you love.
4.) 8 accounts you love following on Instagram.
5.) A blog post inspired by the word: Easter
(Taking deep breaths and stretching a bit) Okay. Here goes. … Expect nothing.
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On this day in 2013, I wrote about a horrible experience I had at my local Honda dealership (#1) and the complaint letter I sent them about it. In short, the service department was manned by a bunch of boobs who grossly mishandled me that day, but at least my letter scored me a free oil change.
I love free stuff. “We’re so sorry you found a roach in your soup, ma’am. Which was actually supposed to be a BBQ Chicken flatbread. Please allow us to purchase a round of drinks for your table.” Restitution makes me happy. (#2)
Of course, my children’s joy makes me the happiest of all. Which explains why, when I suggested that they each pick out a treat from the grocery today, I wound up purchasing these heart-healthy delicacies. (#3) I’m getting gassy just thinking about them.
Oh, and speaking of pictures of stupid things, let’s talk Instagram. I’ll admit … I’m a suckish Instagrammer. Where Facebook is for sharing pics of your delectable Beef Bourguignon and Twitter for throwing out the perfect one-liner, Instagram seems to be for people trying to combine the two. And, seriously … I CAN’T BE EXPECTED TO COME UP WITH ZINGY ONE-LINERS ABOUT FANCY FRENCH BEEF! Thus, I am a passive user. Although (truth) I did hurry to find MamaKat and follow her before I went live with this post. It seemed not only sensible and polite but also PC given the circumstances. So there’s one loved account. But I still need seven more. (#4) Leave your recommendations in the comments so I can catch up with them, too.
Did someone say “Ketchup?” (Well, no. I know it was “catch up.” Plus no one actually said it. It was typed. Duh, it was me who typed it so I’m totally aware of what happened. Just go with it.) Like Mrs. LosinIt (I’m not actually sure what part of MamaKatsLosinIt is her last name so I just broke it in half), I also run a blog hop. I co-host it with my friend Mel on the 1st and 15th of every month. It’s called KetchupWithUs (oh, now you get it) because it always features a picture of one of us in a full-body ketchup costume. I know. We’re a couple of geniuses. But it’s supposed to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and not take yourself too seriously. The current link-up is live right now and my chosen subject matter is Easter. (#5) Here’s hoping you’ll come check us out, too.
Until then, Viva la MamaKat. Thanks for the prompts, my friend.
Look at you go! All five prompts. I’m super impressed. And done with such ease!! I need to hop on this train, but maybe just one prompt.
P.S. I’ll be by later to share the treats with the kids. Think they’ll share?
What in thee hell are Cracklins?! Is that a regional snack? I love free stuff, too. Just not sure I want to get Cracklins for free. Unless you say they’re beyond good and we should all be packing our maw with them. I’d consider you a good judge of all things, since you have one of the funniest blog names ever.
This is awesome!
Just found you through bloggy moms – love your site! I’m a brand new blogger and I’m having so much fun finding other interesting women in blogland. I’ll be back to read more. BTW, the Josh Hutcherson post was hysterical!
Thanks, Lana. Welcome to the blog world. Why don’t you promote your new site by linking it up to our bloghop? It can be found here … https://olddognewtits.com/2014/04/15/ketchup-with-us-bloghop-40/
Thanks for sharing the prompts. Will apply these =)
Cracklins? We clearly don’t live on the same side of the country. Never heard of those…but I’ll help myself to the rest of that snack tray and of COURSE I had to follow you back on Instagram. I think you can definitely use Instagram for displaying photos of bacon bowls! There’s room for all kinds on that platform!
For the record, my daughter HATED the cracklins. Which is a good thing because it means I don’t have to make her take a maternity test. No way she’s my kid eating that nasty crap. (It’s fried fat, MK. Fried FAT!)