". . . our stories are what make the difference, and if we can tell them honestly we can hope to help each other. In the end, we have nothing to offer each other but our stories." ~ Emma Lou Thayne

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Color Crayons of Life and CAN it Be SAVED?

The question on The Redhead Riter's hop this week is: 
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I guess MY question is; Do I get to CHOOSE the color?? 
If so, I'm sticking with the BURGUNDY!! 
Even after discovering what it supposedly represents. 
To ME it IS regal and rich... It IS beautiful!! 
If it is more what I AM rather than my CHOICE... 
I guess that may be a different story. 
Is there a rainbow colored crayon?? LOL!! 
I just have to make EVERYTHING SO COMPLICATED!! ;p
I have many facets that make up my WHOLE!! 
This can have different outcomes. 
Sometimes WONDERFUL... others, NOT so much...
For example, A RAINBOW is a beautiful thing!! 
The colors  separate, yet blend in such magnificent beauty! 
Now look at the flip side... Did you ever do the stained "glass" art project with crayon shavings when you were young?  I did; it didn't always turn out so pretty. I have many colors!! So... I shave many different colors together thinking it would actually come out with the different colors fading from one to the other. It doesn't always work that way. Sometimes they just MUSH together making kind of a "POOPY" color... Bleh!

Since, I have learned that it also depends on the degree of heat and amount of time the heat is applied that will blend it nicely, or "POOPY... I guess that is kind of how my life is. My many facets can blend nicely when the heat isn't turned up for too long... ;p  How's THAT for an analogy of crayon colors vs my life??? LOL!!

*Sorry I have no melted crayon art to share. However, I did find a cool blog post from Sugar Boot and Weasel that demonstrates this theory quite well. LOL!! ;p

Tell The Truth Thursday

Now for

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back and sign Mr. McLinky (Click button above to go to McLinky on her post). Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!
The Prompts:
1.) Your childhood neighborhood.
2.) I was holding on tight but…
3.) “It was as if an invisible thread hooked her to her boy. The thread could go taut or slack but it could never come undone, it could never reach the end of its spool because there was no end; it bound them forever.” What does unconditional love mean to you?
4.) Can it be saved? Think of something that is ruined when it’s totally wet: like a newspaper or a piece of cheese. Write a scene (truth or fiction) that involves you and a soaked item.
5.) What five images paint a perfect picture of summer to you? Put those five images together in a piece of writing.
I chose #4 and it IS a TRUE STORY. ;p
In 2006 I had an AWESOME experience meeting up with friends in NYC to see Patrick Wilson perform on Broadway in Barefoot in the Park and check out the sites!
(This is when I met Karen in person... She's AWESOME!) To chronicle that whole weekend will have to be a post for another day. But THIS is when my story took place.
It was the first Sunday in April. Conference for the LDS Church. My plane was heading out at 4pm and I had to be out of the Hotel by 11am. There were 5 LDS gals in our group, but 2 of them (Karen and her friend Kelli) had an early flight. The 3 of us that were left decided to go to the NYC/Stake Center (The other side of the TEMPLE... SO COOL...) to watch conference.  
I had to go to the powder room... YES... It's a BATHROOM STORY!! (I KNOW Krista could make this MUCH more entertaining... Sorry... I'm just not that talented... *sigh* ) It's also an "If I knew THEN what I know NOW..." story. You can probably see where this is going... ANYWAY, my FANCY HOT PINK RAZR went for a SWIM! BLEH!! YES! I DID!!! I REACHED in and GOT IT! (Don't deny that you wouldn't have... I KNOW SO many that HAVE... In my defense... it was a VERY CLEAN bathroom... LOL!) SO.... I hurried and wiped it down and tried to dry it off the best I could. Washed up my hands AND ARM... Here's where I made the mistake... I turned it ON to see if it would still work! DUH!!! (I plead IGNORANCE!! I didn't know NOT to do that... or about rice in a zip loc and leaving it for a few days, etc...) The phone kind of flickered and shut down again. AAHHHH!!!! My stomache had sunk to my feet and my heart jumped to my throat! How was I going to communicate with the hubs??? Surely... since the porcelain throne WAS in a HOLY place... SURELY it would be alright in the end... RIGHT??? UGH!

When the meeting was over, I asked one of the ladies I was with if I could use her phone to call the hubs and inform him that I would not be able to have contact with him until I actually got home due to the adventure my phone had gone through. Unfortunately, I tried a few more times throughout the day to turn it on... So you ALL KNOW I "Dun it IN!" AND Of course I learned the HARD WAY what NOT to do... No matter WHERE you send your communication device for a DIP!! *sigh*


greatttt said...

My phone got soaked in a rain shower recently and now way would it go again. Had to buy a new one...sigh! I did the workshop too, the same prompt but a different take. Please check me out if you get time...


gaelikaa xxx

Kristina P. said...

That is the worst! I dropped my phone in the water, as I was getting a pedicure. No bueno.

Lisa said...

We've all soaked a phone...we've all turned it on, 'Just to see'...and we've all found it destroyed. You're in good company.

And I just saw that new Jennifer Anniston movie with Patrick Wilson~he is darling! Do you have a crush? I know~I'll get Gerard Butler and you can grab Patrick and we'll have a double date next time we're in Hollywood! :)

Holly said...

I would MUCH rather it have gotten soaked ANYWHERE OTHER that the toilet! LOL!! BLEH!

Lisa! LOL!! Actually... Gerard is SWEET, too!! ;p I haven't seen The Switch yet. I do think PW is very good looking and the best part is that as a person, he is so nice and down to earth. His wife Dagmara Dominczyk is also a sweetheart. When we went to NYC she was prego with their #1. We got to meet her with PW, as well as her sister Marika Dominczyk and her sister's husband (then BF) Scott Foley. It was unreal! I was mostly in the background... It was one of our group that pushed me forward to do a pic and said I would regret it if I didn't. I'm glad she did.

I'm trying to imagine this date... LOL!! Creating the visual of you and I strolling down the streets of Hollywood with hot celebs on one arm and hubs on the other... HEHEHE...!! Now THAT would be quite the sight!! ;p

eof777 said...

You are one funny lady!!! The poopy color story is a riot...I coulda told ya that mixin em colors aint a good idea :-) I picked burnt orange even though red was my fav color as a kid.
Your story for MamaKat's write ups was a hoot with sad touches... But that is life with our phones right. I picked unconditonal love (for my wordpress blog Mirth and Motivation) and five summer images for my blogger blog.
I am following you and catching up with visiting everyone for our TTTT with RedRiter and our WW with Mamakat
Happy Friday

Krista said...

Okay, Holly, here is the funny part. I'm reading your story and I'm wondering why you would fish a razor out of the toilet. I was contemplating whether I would have bothered or left my legs hairy. Then I realized you meant your phone. My phone is almost one of those bricks from the 80's, but it's pink and that's all that matters. I'm very funny about germs....thus the toilet stories and public-potty-phobia. Well, this gives a whole new meaning to "potty talk."

Holly said...

Thanks Elizabeth! I went and checked our your posts! That's an awesome photo journey through summertime!! I like how you went through what it COULD be but isn't to get to your burnt orange/gold! ;D

Krista: O.M.G.!!! LOL!!! So since I wasn't TALKING I guess I'm not a "potty-mouth"! HAH!! So this story must have totally grossed you out!! ;p

kris in larryville said...

I washed one before. In the washing machine. For about 15 minutes. Never returned. No amount of drying it out would fix it. And it was my boyfriend's.

Holly said...

Kris: OOPS!! So is he still your bf? If not, was it over the dumb phone?? If so, he wasn't worth it. ;p

If he still is then I take it he forgave the incident and all is good in the world again! ;D


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