I just did something dumb. Like really-really dumb. SUPERDUMB.
I opened a “Family Size” bag of Doritos, dumped the entire contents onto my kitchen table, and …
Ate them? No. (That would have been smart.)
Crushed them into tiny crumbs and fashioned action figures out of them? No. (But that would have been fun.)
Carefully picked up the chips one at a time, hand-counted and recorded the number of individual flecks of spice on each, and placed them neatly back into the bag?
Yes. Yes, I did.
(Like I said: DUMB.)
And, naturally, that brings us to Poetry Friday!
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As a human, certain things annoy me, and certain happenings frustrate me.
As a writer, those same things and happenings also always challenge me. While the human me wants to whine or complain or throw a fit, the writer me wants to step back and analyze and create something valuable from the experience.
I perceive most everything in my life from both of these perspectives. Even in my most human moments, my dispassionate writer self is standing in the back corner, just watching … thinking … looking for some new angle to be explored.
But through all of life’s fights and failures, insults and injuries — all of which give me at least some small drip of fuel as a writer — one thing stands out as a source of extreme annoyance and frustration that routinely leaves my writer self a writhing, hysterical, helplessly human mess:
That’s right … reCAPTCHA. The squint-inducing internet anti-spam program that spews out nonsensical alphanumeric sequences and demands that I, a human, prove to it, a robot, that I am not a robot. The cruelty! The twisted logic!! The extra clicks!!!
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