Sunday, May 15, 2011

Next time? Just say NO...

Sam speaks clearly enough that our family understands most of what he says, even if you wouldn't.  For example, I know that "Foosh a bunion" is "Push a button."  But, sometimes- like when he's trying to pronounce a word we haven't heard him say yet, he's excited and speaking quickly, or when he's rattling off entire one-sided conversations- we have no clue. 

Sometimes I have to say, "Honey, I'm sorry.  I don't know what you're saying."  But then he looks so disappointed, or maybe it's disgusted- I'm not sure.

This is the short version of a lovely chat Sam and I had this morning.  Please, puhlease tell me what I've agreed to do:

Sam: "Tay uhno fee nay BICK honno uhfeh (...something, something, something)!"
Me: "Are you serious, dude?"
Sam: "MOM! No. Tay. Uhno. Fee. NAYBICK. Honno. Uhfeh (...something, something, something)!"
Me: "Ummmm... ...  ...  ...  ...  ...Ohhhhkay ...(???).  Yeah."
Sam: (jumping up and down)"YAAAAY!!  TayuhnofeeNAYBICKhonno dooooOOOOO!"

Naybick honno do, guys.  Naybick honno do.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I hate it when that happens...

The other night, I had the best idea for a book.  It was a murder mystery kind of thing and as I was about to drift off to sleep, I was thinking of plot twists and even character names, for Pete's sake, and getting really excited.  I couldn't wait to write it all down 'tomorrow.'

So you know what I'm going to say, right?  'Tomorrow' came, but the book idea did not.  I had forgotten it.  The whole thing.  Other than the fact that it was the best idea for a book and it was a murder mystery kind of thing.  I love those murder mystery kinds of things. 

I have now decided I will never procrastinate on writing down a book idea again.  Nevereverever. 

I have decided this before.  Quite a few times, actually.  Almost as many times as I've decided to lose weight.  And I never get around to it.  But I've never had an amazing, fresh, creative idea go POOF and disappear like this before. 

Of course, I've never had an amazing, fresh, creative idea before, period.  Bwaaha.  I kill me sometimes.

So, from now on...  I'm writing down my book ideas as I have them.  There's this one idea in particular that's been clunking around in my big 'ol head forever.  It may not be the best book idea I've ever had, but there could be a good story in there somewhere.  I think...

I don't really remember.