Happy “National Corn on the Cob Day” (if you’re reading this on June 11th). Judging from the number of people loading up their grocery carts with ears of corn the last time I was at the grocery story, many people are planning to celebrate, and not just for one day. It’s also “German Chocolate Cake Day”–in case you’re not a corn fan.
Fun fact: German Chocolate Cake is not German at all, but rather named after the American Baker’s Company German Sweet Chocolate, which in turn was named in honor of Sam German. Personally, I think of German Chocolate Cake as more of a fall/winter dessert, so I may substitute a more seasonally appropriate choice like strawberry pie.
On a non-food related note, it’s also the “National Making Life Beautiful” day.
“National Making Life Beautiful Day on June 11th dedicates a celebration to those who make life beautiful. Whether you’re creating beauty by building relationships or helping others achieve personal success, your actions create a ripple effect, making life beautiful not just for yourself, but for those around you, too..”
For me, today will be “Family Day” as I get the chance to see some family members in person for the first time in quite a while. The visiting will be good, though the fact that we’ll be at a funeral will not. Fortunately, the life we’ll be celebrating was a long, well-lived one, so there’s that. The biggest concern at this very moment is whether any of my “going to a funeral” clothes still fit; I’m pretty sure black yoga pants won’t quite cut it. My Friday will also include spending some time on the elliptical machine (increasing the time from 35 to 40 minutes), and giving today’s writing prompt and random words a try.
Care to join me?
For those of you working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication), if you’re not feeling random, we’d love to hear a bit – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with and would like to share.
If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, I hope either today’s random words or writing prompt will catch your creative fancy.
Prompt: Nothing to Wear
Feel free to interpret the prompt any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
bulge hideous cram fashion
surreal grinder fumbling flamethrower
affordable endless power gloomy
absurdity brilliant crafty fiendish
I look forward to seeing your stories in the comments. If you’re not feeling in the writing mood today, or don’t have time, feel free to post suggestions you might have for future writing prompts. Ideas are always welcome.
Happy writing to all!