Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'm Thankful for...Creativity

I think my son has a natural storytelling ability. What do you think?

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Barnacle.

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Barnacle was so happy,

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and then everyone died.

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The end.

Methinks I smell Caldecott!!

Speaking of making crazy with the creativity, check out what Doozer’s doing on her site—analyzing your personality based on your alcoholic beverage of choice. (And don’t think you’re going to trick her by owning up to your teetotaling ways like I did. She’s eerily accurate with us virgins, too!)

Here’s what she said about me:

“Avery Grey: I think what you are saying is that you don't drink. In that case I would have to say, you are suffering from chronic lack of a buzz, never have the urge to get into a barfight and can usually be found at the grocery store in the liquor isle taking pictures of your church going friends when they buy wine, to later use as blackmail to get what you want. Your husband would like you to take up drinking so you can be the saucy minx he knew in college.”


She should try this…

You Should Be a Joke Writer

You're totally hilarious, and you can find the humor in any situation.
Whether you're spouting off zingers, comebacks, or jokes about life...
You usually can keep a crowd laughing, and you have plenty of material.
You have the makings of a great comedian - or comedic writer.


Kimberly said...

What are they taking about, "makings of"?! You -are- a great comedic writer!

R said...

I know, she was very accurate with me as well. I think that is just because she knows me----but perceptive, she eerily is.

Whenever I do that I think, "around the survivors, a perimeter create."

I bet you have no clue what I am talking about. Wait. You probably do. You are smarter than 92 percent of the population, right? No, I mean, 97.2 percent. Gee whiz. :)

Jennifer said...

Hmm, the plot on that story, GOOD, perhaps he could flesh it out a bit. ;-)

Flip Flop Momma said...

im a joke writer too..imagine that..

what a cute kid and thats one huge ass smile..hehe

a writer's woolgatherings said...

I'm a film writer, evidently. ;-)

Emma Sometimes said...

I'm a joke writer too. That thing is sooo off.

holly said...

first of all, i did NOT see that ending coming. he really knows how to reel us in then BLAMO! shock ending. love it.

i was really surprised, after saying i like funny stuff, that the thing told me i'd make a good comedic writer. shocked. i mean, how could they know?

you: yes, you always make me laugh. it's starting to make my husband a bit annoyed, because i'm not laughing at *his* jokes as much. eh. i've heard all his material before.

Avery Gray said...

Kimberly--aw! You're just sayin' that!

R--you might be surprised to know I did not get your cryptic reference. You must be in that 2.8% of people who are smarter than me. Kudos!

Jennifer--I hear what you're saying, but the writer in him is so temperamental! I don't know if he'd be open to suggestion.

Flip Flop--isn't he though?! Don't have a clue who he is, but he's awfully cute!

Melissa--I could see that.

Emma--yeah, yours was way off. I mean WAY off.

Holly--liked that story, did ya? Yeah, I thought it was pretty awesome myself. And, as for husbands, they're never as funny as they think they are, but I hope I haven't caused irreparable damage to the delicate threads of your harmonious union. That would suck.

R said...

Smart AND humble! I love it!

It was all Star Wars. I was quoting Yoda. Of all the creatures ever created.

He always puts phrases in the front of his sentences and ends with the verb. Or at least that is what I think he is doing.

Jod{i} said...

The one genre I know I wouldnt be good at, sci-fi LOL
Hmmm well maybe thats my issue? Maybe this just solved all my problems? OH MY! You! You just saved my life from desitutuion with this one quiz!
See....not too sci fi-ish huh?

...I also wanted to thank you for your comments...You spoke volumes. I respect that!

Mike said...

Avery, no booze? And no coffee either, I recall. Christ, I don't mean to peer-pressure you, BUT DRINK UP ALREADY!

What's your deal? High on life? Xanax? Heroin?

Momo Fali said...

Oh, how funny! Mike made a reference to peer pressure and so did I just now, when I left you a cre8buzz message!

I loved the story. Short and to the point!

Radioactive Jam said...

Fine. FINE! I'll take the quiz and MAYBE subject myself to analysis. But if the results say I'm a waffle - AGAIN! - I'm going to be crabby.

Or maybe not; I can deal with it, right? ...Right?!




Jill said...

He should pitch that story to Spielberg-I smell blockbuster!

meleah rebeccah said...

you are one of the FUNNIEST women bloggers I read on a DAILY basis!

meleah rebeccah said...

you are one of the FUNNIEST women bloggers I read on a DAILY basis!

Avery Gray said...

R--ah! Now it makes perfect sense! Insightful, you are!

Jodi--see? You learn a lot about yourself by taking these things! And you are most welcome!

Mike--I'm high on you!

Momo--Cliff notes coming soon!

RaJ--oh, I'd love to know what you get! Greeting card writer? ;o)

Jill--Spielberg could probably turn it into a gripping epic. Maybe a miniseries! Great idea!

Meleah--you think I'm so funny, you had to say it twice?! Thank you! ;o)

QZ~Ba Doozie said...

oh you silly, silly girl......