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"Purple Things"

Exercise #28: "Purple Things"
What things are purple? Make a list.
  • Eggplants
  • One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying, Purple People Eater (see below)
  • Bruises (sometimes)
  • a REALLY beautiful sunset
  • Elizabeth Taylor's eyes (does violet count?)
  • Barney (I love you, you love me...)
  • Grapes
  • Lavendar
  • Orchids
  • Amethyst
  • Cabbage (sometimes)
  • Lots of different birds
  • Plums
  • Violets
  • Onions
That's all I can think of. You know, you don't really notice it, but purple appears quite frequently in nature. When I think nature, my mind immediately imagines greens, browns, and generally all kinds of neutral colors, but purple is everywhere. It's pretty awesome.

Without further ado, the One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying, Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley:

Great, huh? I don't remember when I was first introduced to this all-sorts-of-wonderful song, but I'm pretty sure it was care of my Mom. She definitely has provided quite a bit of the humor in my life, and I'm sure she's one of the big reasons why I have such a quick wit today. Props to Mom, says I.

Speaking of my Mom, I'd like to give her a special thanks today for encouraging me to read and write when I was little. Both of my parents valued literature while I was growing up (They still do.), and I was always encouraged to express myself in writing via journals and reading as many books as I could get my hands on.

I actually had a talk with my Mom about this the other day, and she brought up a good point. She was very active in our language growth by taking us to the library and giving us books and journals (I have around 20 journals, ranging from 7th grade to present times.), and my Dad was our example to follow. He's a voracious reader, and seeing him practically devour books while I was growing up definitely had an effect on what I read and how much.

I guess I shouldn't leave out my sister, either. She's an awesome writer (much more advanced than my little ditties here on this blog) and has some blogs of her own (see below), but as a kid I watched her sit for hours and write stories and ideas down on paper. She would never let me read them, of course, but I sneaked a peak every once in a while.

Every young girl (if she has one) strives to emulate her sister's example, and I was no exception. To me, my sister was really cool, and the things she did were really cool. And I wanted to be cool. So I started writing. And here I am.

To my family: Thanks. You're all pretty awesome people.

Well, that's enough of the mushy stuff.

Today I have 2 showcase blogs to visit (I just couldn't decide between the 2...).
  • The first is Juniper Trela's blog, A Million More to Go. She is currently working on a science fiction / fantasy collection of short stories, and the blog is quite new, but it's definitely really well written. She has been compiling her work, so the posts have been spanning a couple of weeks, but I've talked to her, and she said that from now on we can expect to see daily posts from her. I'm so excited! I'd follow along with her, because her name is going to be gracing the covers of books soon.
  • The second is my sister's (Jennifer) personal blog, We Can All Use a Little More Juju. She says, "I write when I'm angry, when I'm sad, when I'm happy. I tell stupid little stories... with no real meaning." It's a great read, because she's super snarky and is sure to make you laugh.
Well, what are you waiting for! Go visit them, already! You won't be disappointed!



Unknown said…
Hi :)
Thanks for a fun blog post.
Did you know Purple was once only to be worn by royalty?
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I've joined your Blog site.
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