Friday, June 14, 2013

FRIDAY STIR FRY - Living Among Us

Not so healthy

Sorry there was no post last week. I was deathly ill. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration. A summer cold attacked me. We are still in a battle. Sometimes I have the upper hand, sometimes not. Anyway, I stayed in bed most of last Friday.

I had every intention to do more edits on BTH all last weekend. Yeah, that didn't happen. Between the nose blowing, the runny eyes, the sneezing and the coughing there was no way I could concentrate. And I've been so tired after work this week, there was a few nights I was in bed before 8:00. So no progress has been made. Excuses, excuses, excuses.

I spent much of my time sitting in my recliner and watching the strange people across the street. Mind you, it's not unusual to see strange people on my street. I live in the hood less than a block away from a liquor store and a Dollar General. Remind me to tell you sometime about coming home one night to find a man laying on my front porch.

Back to my neighbor. There were two men and one woman and I don't know how many dogs and cats. And one riding lawn mower. It seems that mower was their only means of transportation. At one point they attached a small trailer behind and two of them rode in it to the store. Yep, pretty entertaining. You know what though? They more than likely will end up as characters in one of my future books. I don't even have to leave my house to get inspiration!

If you don't live in the hood, where do you go to find interesting characters?

9 comments:

  1. I've had trouble getting much done while I've been sick too. Time for us all to be healthy!

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  2. Knock on wood, but I haven't been sick since last spring. It's unbelievable. Hope you're feeling better soon.

    Lawnmower man and significant other just go to show you don't have to have character to be one.

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  3. Well, I had a stomach bug this week, so guess something is going around. Hope we're all done with it.

    I work at a hospital and everyone who comes in from the ground floor goes by my area. I once saw a woman walk by wearing a bathing suit. Not sure what that was about.

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    1. A hospital would be a great place for characters.

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  4. Would love to see your 'characters with the lawn mower." Also, a man on your front lawn? What is that about?
    I get my characters from people I've known over the years. I combine them to make a conglomerate I guess.

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    1. Actually the man was laying on my front porch. Or should I say passed out.

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  5. It's not a lawnmower. It's redneck utility transportation.

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