I’m Still Alive And Breathing!!!

Wow – long time no post!

Somehow I lost my notebook that had all of my passwords (blogs, recovery emails,  etc) for several months and when Mama found it today while going through I crossed my fingers hoping wordpress didn’t delete my blog – yay! Thank you WordPress!!!!

So a lot has happened in the past several months and upon reflection of this past year, my personal growth has been even more explosive than last year -WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

I tried entering the Industry Insiders Screenwriters Contest last year, but unfortunately it wasn’t the right time. Now, finally I have registered for this year’s contest and am working on my entry every chance I have on my breaks at work and on weekends. I chose the logline that resonated with me and although I have a small case of writers block with the opening,, I’m confident in my ability to create a script that will get noticed whether or not I win the contest (although that is the ultimate goal.)

Oh! And guess what?!?!?! I FINALLY GOT MY FINAL DRAFT!!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

And then not soon afterwards Mama accidentally cut the laptop’s power cord, so I haven’t been able to play with my program much but that will soon be remedied 🙂 🙂

So thank you to any and all who may still be checking my blog after all this time!

Hugs to you all!!!!!!

-Isa

“Awesomely Peachy”

So if anyone knows me, they know I use the term “awesomely peachy” in response to their inquiry of how I am. When I went to the dollar store today, the guy there did a double take and asked me to repeat my phrase. I explained that although “well” is proper English, it sounds so….BORING. Whereas “awesomely peachy” means life can’t get any better. He said it was cool and jokingly said he should pay me for it. 🙂  I never put it together until he said it:
Awesomely peachy. Life can’t get any better.

I said “I should trademark that!” He agreed. He also said he was going to start using that with his customers. How cool is that?

(I would add as a side note, I think “awesome” is WAY too overly used!) 🙂

Also, he was pulling out his phone to write it down as I was walking out the door.  🙂

Happy New Year!

This year is MY year. This year is the start of my dreams finally coming true. Although slightly daunting, it’s overall VERY exciting!! My level of personal growth this past year has been through the roof, and I feel that now, starting with this year, I’m ready for my dreams. The question is – are they ready for me? 😉

Look out world – here I come!!!!

Humorous Questions that make You Think Twice Part 2

Motivational Magic

Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?

Why is it that when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?

Are part-time band leaders semiconductors?

Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawnshop?

Day light savings time-why are they saving it and where do they keep it?

Did Noah keep his bees in archives?

If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth?

Why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why is it called Alcoholics Anonymous when the first thing you do is stand up and say, ‘My name is Bob, and I am an alcoholic’?

Why are they called stairs inside but steps…

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Humorous Questions That Make You Think Twice Part #1

Motivational Magic

 Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

If money doesn’t grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?

Why do you have to “put your two cents in” . . . but it’s only a penny for your thoughts?”   Where’s that extra penny going?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but…

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How To Write Good

1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.)
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
8. Contractions aren’t necessary.
9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
10. One should never generalize.
11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “I hate quotations. Tell mewhat you know.”
12. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
13. Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.
14. Profanity sucks.
15. Be more or less specific.
16. Understatement is always best.
17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
18. One word sentences? Eliminate.
19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
20. The passive voice is to be avoided.

21. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
22. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
23. Who needs rhetorical questions?