Thundra- apparently the orb gods were not happy with me trying to take a photo of one of our pooches. Next thing I knew, I saw orbs... orbs with lasers shooing out of them. The camera could not focus. A coincidence? I think not. I'm lucky the camera did not blow up.
I was at a party recently that had a lot of creative types in attendence... talk turned to slow work or no work in the past couple of years and what we had done in the meantime to earn a living or at least keep creativity alive. One woman, a baker, had the good luck to hook up with a competitive baker. They were now being considered for a show. One theme that they were thinking of dealing with was, "Extreme Creativity"... taking something familiar and taking it to its extreme. She asked those in the room if they had ever done that. After a few others answered, I spoke up and said that I had spent a portion of the past few years doing something I had never imagined, but that yes, it could be considered taking a simple idea and morphing it to its extreme... that it had started as as play and had turned into a daily commitment of sorts. They asked what it was, I told them I couldn't say, since there were people at this party who I knew, but they didn't know they knew me...
It was then that 4 of them asked in unison if I did phone sex.
It was during the last bit that Grizzled left the room with a "you're on your own" grin on his face.
No, it was not phone sex and I told them so. It was something much more innocent... and then changed the topic the best I could. They didn't believe me.
Reminding me that I'm old... and possibly vacuous... whereas I supposedly once had youth and bounce and was malleable.... I'm probably still malleable under the right conditions.
It's always dangerous to open an email that says, "This made me think of you!" :) It was still good to hear from the person though... a person who has a much older name than I do, even if he's not older.