Day 10 of the Blogging from A to Z April challenge. Today’s topic: Jello.
I’m sorry. Really, I am. But I’ve spent the last half hour trying to think of J topics to blog about today, and only two things show up: jerks (did you know that Backpfeifengesicht is German for “a face that needs to be punched”?) and Jello.
I’m not actually a big Jello fan – it’s too sugary – and Jello has nothing to do with writing, but I’m tired. I had a nine-hour day today, accepted another project
(Me to boss: I’m super overwhelmed right now
Boss: Would you like to take on a mentoring PBL [project-based learning] project?
Me: Sure! [pause] Damn, why did I say yes?
Boss: Ha ha, too late. [last two sentences not actually said])
and I still have to prepare for the sub who’ll be in my class tomorrow as I take a gaggle of kids to an all-day carpentry/welding career fair.
So you get Jello.
But really, sometimes it’s those non sequiturs that make life – and writing – so enjoyable. I’m sure you’ve had this happen to you: You’re all set to write a story. You know the characters, the plot, the last line. You’ve written a decent chunk when suddenly something random happens. You go with it, and before you know it you have a great yet completely unexpected story.
All because of Jello.