Free, Tree And Dead Again Me

21 Feb

When you were 16, what did you think your life would look like?

M (James Bond)

M (James Bond) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Like I was a successful actress.

Does it look like that?


Is that a good thing?

It is what it is.  I never had the courage to pursue it so I have nobody to blame but myself.  Regrets are useless so I don’t have any.  What I do have is a happy marriage and two gorgeous sons.  I wouldn’t trade them for anything.


If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick?

Cooking, so I could hang on to this perfect family I am slowly poisoning.


“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?

Well, dear WordPress prompter, I’d rather not say because I don’t really know you.


Write your own eulogy.

Tilly’s death at the hands of irritated WordPress prompters was sudden but inevitable.  She never knew when to quit and they didn’t like her pointing out that she had recently had to write her own obituary and was it personal on their part or had they become FreudPress prompters?

Also, she knew her way around a box of Maltesers, but not a kitchen.


Blue Bee

Blue Bee (Photo credit: bob in swamp)

Most of us have heard the saying, “That’s the best thing since sliced bread!” What do you think is actually the best thing since sliced bread?

The internet.  How else would I have discovered a bunch of people around the world willing to send me stuff out of the blue?

Speaking of which, thank you for the book, Bee Blue.  I’d kiss you but I know how you feel about that.


Go to the nearest window. Look out for a full minute. Write about what you saw.

A tree.

That’s it.  It’s bigger than our house and blocks the view to everything…no, wait: something’s behind it.  Is that a WordPress prompter with a stick of dynamite in her mask…?


Describe your relationship with your phone. Is it your lifeline, a buzzing nuisance, or something in between?

I’m sure that once I discover how to turn it on, we’ll be the best of friends.


A genie has granted your wish to build your perfect space for reading and writing. What’s it like?

Actor portraying blue Genie character in Disne...

Actor portraying blue Genie character in Disney’s Aladdin stage show (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s like Robin Williams. Since Aladdin, they all are.


You have to learn a new skill. Do you prefer to read about it, watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?

Why do I need to learn a new skill?  I have my own personal genie.


Write about anything you’d like. Somewhere in your post, include the sentence, “I heard the car door slam, and immediately looked a the clock.”

I was reading this post when I heard the car door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.  I knew it was the Grammar Police, come to take away the WordPress prompter who had one too few ‘t’s in his at.

41 Responses to “Free, Tree And Dead Again Me”

  1. bluebee February 21, 2013 at 12:23 #

    😀 xxxxx (on the Blogosphere, they’re silent, haha)


  2. vivinfrance February 21, 2013 at 12:35 #

    Could you describe for me in words of one syllable how your workspace resembles Robin Williams (one of the funniest men on earth). Ah, I see I have answered my own question!

    Apart from saving crumbs and not blunting the bread knife, sliced bread is NOT a best thing – it is un-nutricious pap!


  3. Pseu February 21, 2013 at 13:22 #

    “That’s the best thing since sliced bread!”

    I mean, really, is sliced bread that great? I’d rather cut my own.


  4. laurieanichols February 21, 2013 at 13:25 #

    Why did they invent sliced bread anyway? You are far too funny!!!!


  5. McGuffy Ann February 21, 2013 at 14:03 #

    I love the prompts. I want to do Word Press just for these.


  6. mairedubhtx February 21, 2013 at 14:44 #

    Some of your answers were actually very similar to mine. Now that is scary.


  7. sharechair February 21, 2013 at 14:54 #

    I prefer to slice my own bread.


  8. WomanBitesDog February 21, 2013 at 15:03 #

    What are the prompters? Perhaps I don’t want to know…


    • The Laughing Housewife February 21, 2013 at 15:07 #

      In 2011, WordPress sent out daily prompts to encourage people to blog every day. I took them seriously at first but they got more and more ridiculous, climaxing in a sack of kittens on a railway track. I have made fun of them ever since. 🙂


  9. sanstorm February 21, 2013 at 17:06 #

    SInce I spotted the typo in the clock one, I was anticipating your response. Just as well the mistake was in the word “at” and not “clock”…


  10. slpmartin February 21, 2013 at 17:13 #

    As always a total delight to read….again you’ve sweetened my morning coffee.


  11. Musings February 21, 2013 at 18:39 #

    I would dearly love to be a better cook too. I’m relying so much on my mother now. I agree about the Internet, that’s for sure! This post was so much fun to read, Tilly.


  12. colonialist February 21, 2013 at 21:11 #

    These remarks of yours really put a smile on my dial. I particularly loved your picking up on the. ‘What’s the genie like?’ one!


  13. Tom (Aquatom1968) February 21, 2013 at 21:29 #

    I love your fun responses, Tilly, especially the ones at the WordPress Prompter’s expense. I’m wondering if they are now writing the prompts JUST for your responses… double-bluffing, so to speak?


  14. Karen Snyder February 22, 2013 at 00:21 #

    Appreciating your wit and the chuckles this provided, Tilly. Provided a bit of sunshine in the rather somber week I’ve had. Thanks.


    • The Laughing Housewife February 22, 2013 at 10:54 #

      I’m always glad to know that someone smiled 🙂

      Sorry to hear you’re not having a good week 😦


  15. terry1954 February 22, 2013 at 00:36 #

    so glad you are a part of my life!


  16. eof737 February 22, 2013 at 01:38 #

    You are relentless…. 😆


  17. adinparadise February 22, 2013 at 02:09 #

    I try not to eat bread. I also don’t do the WordPress prompts. It must be the rebel in me. 😀


  18. sarsm February 22, 2013 at 09:18 #

    I can teach to cook. 🙂

    I should have done this this year. Then I’d have a genie too.

    Ah, so you don’t need me to teach you to cook then!


  19. kateshrewsday February 22, 2013 at 10:51 #

    You just can’t get the staff these days, can you?
    Love Freudpress. Now that I’d subscribe to.


  20. SchmidleysScribbling February 22, 2013 at 16:18 #

    How do we know its a Word Press prompter and not a WP Prompteress. Either way she is trouble. Dianne


  21. robincoyle February 22, 2013 at 23:30 #

    Once an editor, always an editor, right Tilly dear?


  22. Grannymar February 23, 2013 at 03:29 #

    You are back on top form and I am happy!


  23. Three Well Beings February 23, 2013 at 08:58 #

    You have an interesting love-hate thing going on with the poor WordPress prompter hiding behind your tree! Glad you’re feeling better!


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