Do you know where my characters and story ideas originate from? I'll tell you... they come from the spaces between when I CLICK on something with my 4-year old IBM ThinkPad War Horse ...and ...when something actually happens!
Let me demonstrate…
I am clicking on “Add Comment” …NOW!
Hmm hmm… yup …<deep breath> ...<tapping fingers on my desk> …<grinding teeth> …thinking to myself, “What exactly is “IT” doing? I have a degree in Information Sciences & Technology and yet, I have no idea what IT’S doing! …maybe IT’S not an IT …maybe, ITS alive! If it is alive, is IT doing this to drive me out of my @#$% mind?!
Is IT …laughing at me? I hear laughter (does anybody remember – laughter?)
It’s doing something, I see the hard drive light is lit, IT’S making a whirring sound, but then …nothing! …nothing … n – o – t – h – i– n – g…
I’m in control…
I’m in control…
I’m… IT’S in control…
IT’S in control?
IT’S in control!
“IT’S in Control,” the next novel by Christian fiction author Gerard de Marigny, available late 2010. Stop by www.GerarddeMarigny.com for more info!
Another thought that crossed my mind this morning... this might be helpful for others too, thought I would share it...
After 14 years of marriage, 4 children, our jobs, commitments, activities... I find myself thinking of "novel" ways to prolong lovemaking with my wife and one came to me while brushing my teeth this morning... when commencing lovemaking, excuse yourself... run to your bathroom and turn your electric toothbrush on (presuming, of course that you have an electric toothbrush. If you don't, it may be a wise investment in your intimate relations...)
You see, I noticed that time seems to slow down when I turn my electric toothbrush on. My wife usually, invariably asks me an assortment of questions the MOMENT I begin to brush my teeth, while I'm literally foaming at the mouth - a number of which I find it extremely IMPORTANT to answer, like - "g, is it okay if I go shopping for shoes later today?" <no reply from me because my bloody toothbrush is still going strong> My wife continues, as she leaves the bathroom, "You don't have a problem with that... excellent! Thank you!"
By the time my toothbrush ends its 3-minute cycle, my wife is already miles from home, content in the fact that she thinks I APPROVED of her buying her 200th pair of leather heels!
I'm telling you, ORAL-B has created more than an electric toothbrush. They've created a "Time-stopping vibrating wand!" 3-minutes becomes 3-HOURS, while I foam and fumble for the button. BUT, be careful trying to stop the cycle before it's thru, lest you accidentally start a NEW 3-minute/HOUR cycle! And don't even THINK about pulling the brush out of your mouth while it is operating or be prepared to be pounced relentlessly and covered by slimy toothpaste-saliva goo!
Another novel I intend to write, "THE ORAL-B INCIDENT"
Do you have similar experiences?
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