Thursday, August 27, 2009

New and Exciting Things

Hello all! This is post number 800!

Today I have photos, as well as the intro to a new feature here in Flea's World. Photos are of my darling child, sewing his own shorts. While he's wearing them. Ten minutes before he leaves for the bus. Always a fun sight when mom stumbles out half awake.

Uh huh.

I asked him to stop and change pants.

Not gonna happen.

He's a boy scout - what can I say? He wore them. *sigh*

Now! My good friend, Heather, recommended my new regular feature. She's the fearless, peerless leader of the writer's group, and I was shopping Salvation Army with her just last week. Isn't she cute?

We were shopping for useless items - someone else's trash - to use as writing prompts in our meeting last Saturday. You lack for a good time? Take a friend to your closest SA or Goodwill with the intention of buying useless crap just for fun.

After the meeting, Heather turns and hands me the bags of useless crap, which I politely hand back, muttering something about not wanting them lying around my house and my Hunny having a conniption if I bring them home. Then she comes up with her brilliant plan, albeit in an effort to avoid bringing the useless crap to her house - post a photo a week of the items and ask y'all, my bestest friends in the entire world, to write a story about it. The most fun story (you all will vote on it) will get the piece of useless crap.

Wait! Don't go! Here's the best part! The challenge for the winner is to post the useless crap, along with the winning story, on EBay and see if it brings in any moolah! Doesn't that sound like fun? Doesn't it?!? It does! You know it does!

Short of the EBay thing, you can always pawn it off as a white elephant gift at some party.

So tomorrow I'll be posting the first photo - it's a doozy - and y'all will have till next Thursday to write and submit a story. Write it on your blog, or email it to me (I'll have the particulars up with the photo). Then another week of voting. Every Friday, or every other Friday (we'll see how this goes), I'll post a new photo!

Well. Now that I've dropped THAT loser of an idea on your heads, it's time to skeedaddle!

Until I write again ...


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Ellyn said...

Great idea! Can't wait to see what crap you got.

Marguerite said...

Clearly, you did not read his shirt. ;)

Trisha said...

Oh my! A new "evil" plot. It should be interesting to see what you came up with!

CanadianMama said...

You should not have asked him to change pants, you should have trusted him - he is a doctor ya know LOL!

Oh, I'm not participating in your game, I'm trying REALLY hard to get rid of crap in our house - really - i hate crap LOL!

But...I can't wait to see how this all goes down - sounds like a really fun challenge :)

Daryl said...

Tell him that unless he chews on a piece of thread while sewing clothing he is wearing, he will sew up his brains .. seriously its a real superstition ... :-D

MUD said...

Once upon a time a family friend got into pottery. She made some cute coffee cups with little green ceramic frogs in the bottom. The problem was she also made this large orange piece that she gave with the cups. I swear it looked horrible no matter where it was placed.It looked like the starship Interprise done in orange with funny spots on it. She wanted it to be on the coffee table in the living room. Somehow it got broken in a move and not repaired. I think that if I look hard I might be able to find one of those cups if I look hard. MUD

Laura ~Peach~ said...

oddly enough this actuallly sounds FUN!

Cecily R said...

OH I can't wait to see the crap that comes out of this fabulous idea!!!

AND I love your kid. He's brilliant. You should link this post up to PSF. It's perfect.

The Sports Mama said...

Despite the fact that everyone else beat me to it... I'm still going to tell you that I had to giggle a bit when I realized what his shirt said and that he was, indeed, administering stitches. :)

And Cec is right... it would be a fantastic PSF!

abb said...

Now that's something my son would never even think to try. I'm impressed!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

This should be an interesting challenge!