This is a ten minute exercise. No cross outs/corrections/don’t worry about spelling or grammar. Just keep fingers typing. Please understand I am showing this as an example of how the exercise is. If you are a beginning writer know that the purpose of sharing is for you to see an example. It will provide insight into my thinking. Most importantly it is hoped to be of value to you, my primary goal of this website. So here goes ten minutes of non stop writing following the prompt: I am looking at….
I am looking at my MacBook Air. In my periphery are the keyboard, the empty box that contained new swim flippers, my headset, journals, the book I am using as my writing guide for this and future activities to be put in this website under the category of whatever I just named it. I think I named it memoirs.
The website is a challenge to organize and understand. My friend said it would be easy but what I am looking at now is not so easy. There is a blue banner above this window. This window is inside a bigger window overlaid upon the desktop of pretty blue. Like the blue of the crystal clear Bahamaiam waters I have sailed on. JPictures of two special people, Nicole now deceased and Joan. There is a folder also colored blue but a light er shade just light enough to contrast with the blue background. Theere are two folders one called Banking and the other called Movies. Safari is also designed with a compass icon surrounded by a darker shade of blue. The upper toolbar of the safari website lists categories familiar to most computer users, file, edit, view, history, bookmarks, window, and help. There is an apple icon with a bite taken out of it.
The use of the apple computer should be a reminder to eat more fruit. Why I eat more than I want in tmy body stored as fat is a mystery. Oh, most think I am fine. My stubby fingers remind me of my great grandmother, someone i now wish I got to know. I believe she had an interesting story to tell. The shortness of my lap top screen reminds me of her short stature.
Along the bottom of the computer screen are many icons. A smile in a square face a circles with an x, four lines extending outward one yellow one blue one red and one green: I have no idea what that icon is for. The mail icon of a postage stamp with a bird, perhaps an eagle or a vulture, not it must be an wage as its underbody is white with a black head. The bird is flying overhead so you see his belly. Next icon is a brown looking book with an @ sign which represents the contacts, then the calendar showing Jul 26. Next then is the journal pad, pages, iPhoto, an icon with four graphs, a yellow which is the shortest next to it a red bar, then the tall purpose bar and finally on the opposite end of the short yellow is a taller, the next to the tallest or third to shortest in a light blue, baby blue I guess you could call it. The iTunes logo with a red circle and two eighth notes connected in which, the kindle icon, then the ibooks, icon, ayyyy yes the apple icon showing there is 1 update to be hd, a box with a bunch of stuff like a camera and maybe a paint brush and palette . Beside that moving continually to the right is the Nikon icon, followed by the safari compass. Hmmm, the safari compass appears on the bottom tool bar and on the right side of my computer screen.
August 7, 2015 at 6:54 am
Hi Sassea, your blog’s looking great. Thanks for checking out mine and your comments. I love your attitude – will be interested to watch the blog evolution. All the best :-).
September 16, 2015 at 4:33 am
I regret I have not responded sooner. Like you, I am guilty of supplementing my presence with advise or comments that disempower others. Although my goal is to empower. Being full of myself is a trait that sometimes I take pride in; much to the chagrin of others! Keep your sense of humor, and know your art work encourages me to dabble in my own renditions.
December 26, 2017 at 2:06 am
I am finally back to writing. Hope to continue our connection. As we welcome the new year, I wish you well.