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You Should Be a Film Writer

You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.
You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.
Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.
And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!


This morning, my mother's church was having a breakfast so my father and I ran over and ran back. (Not literally.) We had pancakes, sausage AND bacon as their current confirmation class put it on and it's mostly boys this year. 'Nuff Said.

I feel the need to clear up some confusion about my posts and comments thereof. Why am I spending money on CDs when I should be saving it up to pay my two monthly bills (health insurance and consolidated student loan)? Because I have only so much will power. Sure, I can hold out when I have no money but if I'm able to buy a damn CD without overdrawing my account, I'm going to do it. Besides, I'm buying, what, two CDs a year? Besides, I'm not sinking my money into a cell phone or credit card. I also want to point out that my annual ALA dues, and other more frivolous bills, are still paid for by me alone. Thank you.

Comments

JRRyan said…
I really would love to go to a pancake breakfast at a church. My thing (and I not an uber-spoiled rich kid--more like spoiled-lite) is I won't eat unreal maple syrup. So, if I brought some, would that be rude? and would I have to share? You are mad lucky to get both kinds of breakfast meats tho.

Also, I saw a sign for a church pasta supper. Yes it had meatballs, but it was 10$ a head. For pasta at a church? I thought it was kinda pricey but maybe times have changed since I was religiously active.
Likestrek said…
10 dollars is way too much. Many suppers down here are like 6 or 7 which seems a bit too expensive to me so, 10, forget it...

Your fancier churches would frown on you bringing your own syrup but they would probably be more apt to have the real stuff anyway. The less fancy churches wouldn't care but would expect you to share unless you had some sugar-free stuff because you're diabetic.

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