To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write. – and the twist is to publish it on your blog…
…if I dare, but here it is 🙂
Free write for 20 minutes? OMG! What do I write about? I’m in panic mode now….
Just now the house alarm down the street went off … I think it malfunctions sometimes. On Saturday it went off a few times and stayed woo wooing for a while before being shut off. I think alarms, house, car or otherwise, are pointless. No one pays attention to them. I acknowledge them and may look, but always, nothing is happening, nothing going on, nothing being snatched which it a good thing don’t get me wrong.
This brings to mind fire alarms. While growing up and at school we had fire drills allot, well it seems allot, was actually probably only once a year. But all it managed to instil in me was that a fire alarm means nothing, there’s no fire, it’s just a drill. Here in my apartment building, whenever the fire guy comes to check the smoke detectors and alarms, our fire alarm will go off in a day or so after the guy leaves. There is no fire, it’s just malfunctioning.
I’d hate it ever be a real alarm and at least we have them in the building. The building on the corner didn’t and a couple of months ago it burnt to the ground. Everyone got out alive, a few residents ran through the smoke filled hallways banging on doors and such, helping their neighbours outside. The building collapsed and is no more. There is nothing more shocking then seeing a building just disintegrate like that (I saw it on news video). I was stunned to see it later in the day, the smoke still billowing from the ruins; I had walked up to the grocery store.
This brings me to another thought. Our Safeway is now a Save on Foods…we already have one a block away but the Competition Bureau thought it was a good idea to make Sobey’s (who just bought all the Safeways) sell the Safeway to Overwaitea (who own Save On). Now, once the Save On down the hill opens, we will have 3 Save Ons in a kilometre radius. So, instead of 3 Safeways, and 2 Save Ons we will have 3 Save Ons and 2 Safeways. Okay whatever…
I think my time should be almost up, I forgot to restart my timer after I paused it. Its going to get loud around here now, lawns are being mowed. Riveting stuff I just wrote about eh? lol 🙂