God Mirror Girl

God Mirror Girl

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dream Job

So, what is your dream job?  What would you be THRILLED to wake up every day and do?  What job would assure that you go to bed with a smile every night.  Outside of being a talent scout for the Chippendales/Hooter Girls (depending on what floats your boat)...Tell me about the job that you would LOVE to have.

For me, it came to me at work today.  I have always noticed random things...today I was noticing that all the streets in a particular neighborhood had an Alice in Wonderland theme to them.  My own neighborhood has Colorado-based street names.  A friend lives in a neighborhood with streets named after NFL teams!  How cool would that be to live on COLTS Ct?

Anyway, I decided that my dream job would be to help come up with street names and themes for the neighborhoods.

Digital Woods: BRB Blvd - TTYL Trail - WTH Way - LOL Lane - OMG Drive....

How about Comedian Cove?  Tosh Trail - Regan Road - Dat Phan Drive - Ron White Way - Cable Guy Court - Foxworthy Place - Chevy Chase Court - Dan Akroyd Ave....

Maybe go Pop Culture.  - Lady GaGa Lane - Katy Perry Court - Eminem Way - Taylor Swift Trail - The Hannah Montana Clubhouse - Big Time Rush Road.

Oohhh... POLITICS! Obama Lane (It's a dead end road with lots of turnover - People don't live there very long) - Bush Blvd - Chaney Court - Biden Blvd... -- and for my Indiana friends... Daniels Drive - Bennett Blvd - Coats Court -- Even going vague... Election Lane - Primary Place - Voter Blvd - Polling Place - Recount Court - Senator Street - Representative Road - Fillibuster Blvd - Elephant Way - Donkey Drive (I could go on forever...)

I can tell you, though, that there are some roads I, personally, wouldn't be caught dead living on.  There's a road in my little corner of America that's name resembles something that might happen after a bad order of sushi.  It's called Sharsted Ct.  Seriously?!?  Would YOU move onto a road that sounds like you didn't quite make it to the restroom after you mistakenly trusted a fart?  If you've ever driven south through Kentucky, you've probably passed Stinking Creek Road.  How romantic to meet the man/woman of your dreams and when they come over to meet your family you actually have to say "turn left on Stinking Creek Road" ... Kind of kills the mood, doesn't it?  I'm pretty sure I passed that one on the same trip that I drove past Bucksnort, Tennessee. 

I'll address unfortunate City names and ironic/unfortunate last names in another entry.

Seriously, though...Where else could I combine my love of writing with my warped affinity for grammar and alliteration and make money?!  I mean, my kids don't appreciate my humor, but someone might... Maybe even enough to pay me to do it!?!  Anyone?  Anyone.... Bueller...

Share some of your favorite/least favorite road names/and neighborhood themes. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friends are pretty fantastic mirrors, too

"Have you been writing?"

"I'm waiting to read...." 

I have many friends out there who are wonderful, but one, in particular, has been my biggest encourager in this venture.  Thanks so much for that!  You know who you are. For you and because of your encouraging, I've come to a conclusion.

I have a hunch that in order to continue writing this little blog, I'm going to have to wander away and back to my initial 'theme'....although the title will remain. 

I just feel like right now I'm writing the same entry over and over.  So, I'm going to begin letting my mind wander and see what comes out.

I'm sure many topics will come from my children.  Funny little people, they are..  :)

If you're reading this, thanks for hangin' with me and my randomness in posting.  I'll resolve to be better about blogging in 2011! 

If you have a favorite kid story, remind me and I'll try to make it interesting to others, too!  :)

God Bless!