Odds And Ends …by Susan Lute
Being the commuting writer is perfect for me – for now anyway – because I love to people watch. In Portland, watching people can be a full time job. There are students, business men and women, the homeless, protesters camping out at City Hall, commuters, bicyclists, runners, the lunchtime crowd, the night crowd, straight hair, curly hair, blue and purple hair, nose rings, ear rings, tattoos, shy, in your face. It’s all there on the streets of Portland.
Which got me to thinking. If I was a twenty-something in today’s world, what would I look like? What story would I be telling? I’m always amazed by the single fact that there are now over seven billion individual people in the world. Doesn’t that just blow your mind? Just from that statement, you won’t be surprised when I tell you I was the last flower child born. When I was a teenager, back in the day, I wore long, flowery skirts I made myself, and most of the time had flowers in my hair. How far the journey has taken me since that day. Or maybe not.
I found a new place to eat. It’s called the Laughing Planet. The special this week was Mr. Green Jeans (a rice bowl). Ingredients: Organic brown rice, black beans, edamame (soy beans), local sweet corn, Tillamook Monterrey Jack cheese, pico de gallo, grilled chicken. I can make this at home, and will some day.
Startling news of the week: Amazon buys Avalon Books!
Books bought: Saving Gerda by Lilian Darcy
Books reading: The Digital Writer’s Guide to Twitter by Sean Platt & Tracy O’Connor
Insane moment: deciding to respond to Entangled’s call for submissions for Christmas Flirts. The deadline is today.
So back to my earlier question. If I was twenty-something today, what would I look like? I’d have short spiky hair. It might be blue. Or red. My ears would be pierced, but not my nose, or chin, or any other place. I’d wear lots and lots of jewelry. I’d have a tattoo. Maybe two. I’d be a nerd. In college studying liberal arts, mostly ancient history, maybe archeology. What story would I be telling? Stories about magic, and dragons, and prehistoric evolution. I’d write about the things folks no longer remember, and it’d be fun to read.
How about you? What would you look like. What would you be writing or reading?
Posted on June 10, 2012, in General and tagged 20 something, dragons, Mr Green Jeans, nerds, Odds and ends, people watching, See Jane Publish, Susan Lute, The Laughing Planet, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.