I’ve watched through his eyes, I’ve listened through his ears, and I tell you he’s the one.
I hope you don’t mind another prompt post. I had 42 prompts sitting in my inbox, begging to be answered.
Take the first sentence from your favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post.
I don’t think you thought this through, dear prompter: the first line of this post bears no relation to the rest of the post; shouldn’t you have instructed me to carry on the story? As it is, all I have is a confused reader and a line from Ender’s Game – being made into a movie at last, at last, at last!
What’s the most surreal experience you’ve ever had?
Meeting a pretend stripper and a pretend gangster on The Big Breakfast.
Now that you’ve got some blogging experience under your belt, re-write your very first post.
The original post:
[I didn't know how to use the colour icon back then]
I’ve just had my teenage son sort me out with my own blog; now I have to hope
1. I can think of something interesting to write and
2. I can get some people to read it.
Mission Statement: to be amusing (mission: impossible)
Welcome, new reader; I hope you enjoy this as much as I expect to.
Now for the official bit: you can’t reproduce anything on this site without my permission; it all belongs to me…nnnhhhaahhhaaahhaaaaa! (Wicked laughter, not a raspberry)
The re-written post:
I swear I’m funny; please like me.
Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or the worse. How is your life different today because of him or her?
Mr Lever marked down my English essay because I used the word ‘amoral’, which he said did not exist. I looked it up in the Oxford Dictionary. It did and does exist. I did not have the courage to prove my point.
I now have a compulsive obsession to make fun of WordPress prompters who make grammar and punctuation errors* and if they dare misspell a word…well, let’s just say it’s not pretty.
*Should that be ‘grammatical and punctuational errors’? I’ve lost my Cassell Guide To Common Errors In English so I can’t check.
You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room.
An angry WordPress prompter with a grammar handbook in one hand and a well-sharpened pencil in the other. I suspect they suffer from dacnomania, brought on by pedantic bloggers and evil dentists.
Honestly evaluate the way you respond to crisis situations. Are you happy with the way you react?
- If it’s a bomb threat, I have no problem speaking quietly to the store manager and calling for an orderly evacuation.
- If the building is on fire when I am seven months’ pregnant, I have no problem ensuring all students have been evacuated from the classrooms before evacuating myself.
- Ahem. I mean, I have no problem ensuring all students have been evacuated from the classrooms before I leave the building in an orderly if somewhat clumsy fashion.
- If the door is locked and there’s an angry prompter with a sharpened pencil, I have no problem screaming as I scratch at the window in a futile attempt to avoid being…well, let’s just say it’s not pretty.
I’m pleased to see you had no trouble spotting yesterday’s word, cunctation (procrastination; delay). I hope my use of it didn’t put you off.