Well, it is Thursday so it must be Writer’s Workshop time over at MamaKat’s. I’m going to do all five prompts (the overachieving part) but do them very short and to-the-point (the pithiness part).
This week the prompts were as follows.
Prompt 1: If you were starring on American Idol TONIGHT and HAD to sing, what song would you choose and why?
My Pithy Answer: A Tom Waits song — I mean, I can’t sound any worse than him, right? How about “Cold Cold Ground.”
Prompt 2: Take a picture of yourself right this minute without primping and explain to us why it is you have not washed your hair today.
My Pithy Answer: NO FREAKING WAY! I’ve done enough self-humiliation in the last few posts! I mean yesterday I told you about when I pooped my pants, and two Fridays ago I documented my descent into nerdiness. What more do you want, Mama Kat? My head on a platter?
Prompt 3: I just asked Pat to help me with a writing prompt so here’s his: “What do you think about the NBA All Star game”…blech.
My Pithy Answer: Yeah … blech.
Prompt 4: What’s your number one pet peeve? Develop a punishment for anyone caught in the act.
My Pithy Answer: Pet Peeve: People who don’t identify themselves when they call on the phone and just start talking. Punishment: I hang up on them.
Prompt 5: Write about something mean you did to a sibling growing up.
My Pithy Answer: Me? Do something mean to my younger brothers? I never did anything mean. But my middle brother once took many of my prized possessions from my room and tried to sell them back to me at a garage sale. My dad’s response? “I admire his entrepreneurship.”