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Wishing for just one more day?

February 29, 2008 by in category Archives tagged as

Haven’t we all wished for more time? This year we’re lucky, it happens to be a Leap Year and theoretically we all have one more day.

What would you do with one extra day? Would you squander it in your pajamas eating junk food watching a Mike Rowe marathon on the Discovery Channel? Would you use it at the office to catch up on filing? Or would you do something you always wanted to do but never had time for?

My friend Susanne, a leap year baby, is wildly enthusiastic about turning 10 years old today. I’ve known her for 11 years and she’s been married for 17.

Speaking of marriage, it’s also Sadie Hawkins Day — the day when it is acceptable to propose marriage according to a tradition started in 5th century Ireland. St. Bridget convinced St. Patrick to allow women to propose on this very day. If the man refused, he was fined either money or a gown. (By the way, St. Bridget proposed to St. Patrick that day; he said no).

For the majority of us, February 29th is simply an extra day we have to work. Even so, February 29th gives us one more day to dream, to laugh, and have just a little more time with the ones we love.

What are you doing with your one extra day?

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

January 29, 2008 by in category Archives tagged as

I haven’t written a word towards my WIP since January 12th. That’s an eternity for me. My day job has once again taken over and by the time I arrive home only a couple of neurons are still willing to fire.

When I don’t have much brain power left I can always find a cartoon that will brighten my mood. Cartoons are my intellectual M&Ms and my hips won’t be chastising me later.

One of my favorite cartoonists is Debbie Ridpath Ohi over at Inkygirl.com and willwriteforchocolate.com. Those of you who participate in NANORIMO (National Novel Writing Month) may recognize her work.

I especially liked this one. It reminded me of the first time I actually shared the plot of my WIP out loud.

So, what cartoon strips make you laugh?

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