Alas, this isn't gonna be just a white pages for bloggers. We are gonna have fun over here. I plan on having guest bloggers, selecting a state/country and it's bloggers to feature daily just to ram traffic through your sites, and starting next week I will spotlight and interview a particular blogger. And no questions like "where do you see yourself in five years" will be asked. Blech ick. If you want to be included in the listing or individually spotlighted at some point, go to your state/country of residence and sign in. I'll link you up.
You meet someone interesting, in a very personal way. Things go well during the first conversation and by the end of the time you spend together he is finding little reasons to touch you. A pat on your arm, stroking your back while you stand at a traffic light and then the very lovely, gentle kiss at your door. He phones to say he has to go out of town unexpectedly but asks that you contact him. Twice he repeats his phone number but says he can only be reached by mail until he gets back. He repeats the mailing address twice too and says how great it would be to hear from you and promises to write back. So you write a letter. It is surprising how much you begin to enjoy it, like therapy to write to someone who was so kind and caring. You write more than you feel completely comfortable writing. some very personal things about your past. Things you wouldn't likely have said in person until you really knew him a lot better. But, you mail the letter anyway. After doubt sets in and you reconsider. Too late though. You can't unmail a letter. Likely your letter with too much intimacy will scare him off. There is no reply, or phone call or email for several days, then a full week. Then, a letter! What do you hope he will write? What would be the best reply you would get a warm and positive feeling from? Write the letter you would love to get in reply.
You're making the bed, sheets are all freshly washed and dried outside with the summer breeze. Also, a summer bug. It's crawling on your fresh sheets, on the very bed you intended to sleep in once the sheets were back on it. Do you squish it, spray it, flush it or take it outside again to let it live? Have you ever picked up a bug without the aid of a stick, piece of paper or anything else but your own bare hand?
Off Center needs some writing inspiration. If you are reading this click to visit and give her a writing tip for when you just have the blahs and inspiration seems miles away. Meanwhile... You were visiting the chocolate factory. Oh yummy. There was a huge tank, a vat really, of chocolate pudding. It smelled so good you just had to lean in closer to get a really good whiff... then you fell in. Just like that kid in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Embarrassing. But, the problem is getting out now. No one seems to have heard you calling for help. Which is kind of ok since you will likely get into a ton of trouble for contaminating a vat of chocolate. It was meant to be edible after all. So, what do you do? I mean, after you've inhaled as much chocolate pudding as you can stand?
You're the Princess who promised to kiss the frog for rescuing your pretty golden ball when it fell in the well. Do you really go through with it and kiss a frog? You don't know ahead that he is going to turn into a Prince Charming. Maybe that part is just a rumour anyway. Right now it's just a slimy, slippery talking frog. Do you kiss the frog, as promised?