Sunday, June 28, 2009

Commander McBragg, Roller Skating, Writing and a Texting First


It’s been a fast three weeks – too fast. My summer school students were pretty good pranksters. The highlight of the three week session came when I ran to the office to make copies and returned to find they had moved my desk out into the hallway. Crazy darned kids.

My goal is to write fifteen short stories by the time school resumes in three weeks. At 1,500 words into the first story, I’m finding it hard to get the creative juices flowing.



Yesterday we celebrated my daughter’s eleventh birthday at the skating rink yesterday. I laced up the skates for the first time in a solid decade and showed the kids a few old school moves. All I can say is falling is bigger deal now than it was ten years ago. I’m moving a little slow today.

I finally broke down and sent my first text message yesterday. My daughter will be attending school in California next year and I realize I’m going to have to text her if I want to communicate with her.
You might be wondering why I included the picture of Commander McBragg. No reason...


7 comments:

James West said...

I'm so sorry you had to send a text, it must have been a horrible experience.

beFrank said...

I text my blog posts in sometimes. Last line made Dellis and I both laugh out loud.

Qi said...

Texting will get to you and before you know it, you'll be texting EVERYTHING. Trust me. =D

Bluesfrau said...

I laced up the skates for the first time in a solid decade and showed the kids a few old school moves. All I can say is falling is bigger deal now than it was ten years ago.

Haha!

Texting is ok - if one doesn't live on it. (Prefer the old phone or even face to face chat...)

Bluesfrau said...

Who's Commander McBragg?? I hope you will enlighten me, the ignorant, TV-less German lady with no clue --

#167 Dad said...

Jackson,
Great to hear from you. Shoot me an email.

Bryan Frank,
Brazos!

Qui,
Thanks for dropping in. Dig your 55word story concept.

Bluesfrau,
Thanks for hanging in with me. I will post about Commander McBragg...

Commander Mc Bragg said...

Mr. Snyder how fortunate for you Mc Bragg himself is using his kerosene powered computer on this glorious eve. Mc Bragg is alive and doing well.(Superior genetics you know). I created the first text message,not Bill Gates!! It was on the island of Papua New Guinea.The natives were restless that July night. The cauldron was boiling at fever pitch,and I was on the menu. Mc Braggs' future was uncertain. At that moment(with natives closing in),I threw 1 banana then a coconut then another banana into the air(superior strength you know)An army helicopter saw my SOS and rescued me. Hence creating the binary code and the first text message!!Quite. Mc Bragg has spoken.