Going Nuts for a Meal of Oats

~Well everyone’s got something on their mind, and this is my thought at this present time.  I’m gonna say what I want, it might not be what you want to hear.~  This is a very random blog, but I make no apologies because this is, after all, Randomness!  So I will dive right in.  Back in the early days when Randomness! was first in existence, I had no trouble with the location of one of my favorite breakfast foods in the cereal aisle at the store.  Quaker Oatmeal to Go…has anyone seen or heard of it lately?  I think it may have experienced a discontinuation, so putting “to go” in the product’s name was most appropriate indeed.  Of course, there are comparable items to be purchased as far as breakfast bars are concerned, but they’re just not the same!  When I find an item of high satisfaction, it really bothers me when it is no longer available for consumption.  Continue reading “Going Nuts for a Meal of Oats”

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From a Grammatical Sabbatical Into a Whole New World

Today commemorates the 10th birthday of Randomness!  My baby is growing up so quickly!  Who would have thought she would transform from an exclusive virtual magazine in a physical basement into a tidy blog spot on the wonderful world wide web for anyone to discover?  A whole new world has opened up for her…what a radical revolution!  Time is a comical concept.  Of course, we must factor in that indefinite sabbatical between Randomness!’s past and present, where virtually nothing was happening grammatically.  And we’re actually okay with that reality.  Life can be complex and confusing.  Sometimes it’s critical to check into a hibernation station on one’s favorite imaginary tropical island to ponder life before one can truly flourish and thrive.  The therapeutic results can be astronomical.  Continue reading “From a Grammatical Sabbatical Into a Whole New World”

Let’s Make Neverland a Possibility, Part 2

My previous blog referring to Neverland, which I wrote over 8 years ago, has been on my mind as I recently celebrated my 30th birthday.  I have been dreading leaving my twenties for YEARS.  While I love birthdays, I do not love getting older.  Most people have been telling me, “You still look so young.  What’s the big deal?”  My answer is…time is a big deal.  While I have experienced so much, I often feel depressed about aging.  Thirty years sounds like a long time, but to me it went by too quickly.  I can only imagine that thirty more years will seem to slip away even faster.  “I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it?  Time is chasing after all of us.”  Many days I wish I could be Wendy…with just a little golden pixie dust from Peter Pan, I could fly away to Neverland and make the choice to not grow up.  Continue reading “Let’s Make Neverland a Possibility, Part 2”

The Insufficiency of the Descriptive Means of Expression Known as Words

I have an addiction.  To words!  I find myself comfortably in bed.  But then!  A thought comes to me that I must write down.  Or else.  Alas!  I may forget it by morning!  So.  I try not to start writing a story or my thoughts at night.  Or.  I would never get any rest!  Words!  Thoughts!  Spinning!  They come so fast!  Fleeting thoughts.  “Give me a pen!”  The words just keep coming.  “Stop!  I need sleep!”  But no.  The words.  They do not heed my request.  “Slow down, I can’t keep up!”  If I don’t write them down immediately, I find the words have left me, and I don’t know whether to turn right or left to search for them.  So I guess another name for a writer…is a word chaser. Continue reading “The Insufficiency of the Descriptive Means of Expression Known as Words”