The thoughts of a writer.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Remember... Remember...

What was I trying to remember?

Oh that's right! I have to water my plants! Thank you random road sign!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Loud Frogs!

The frogs in these bogs can be really loud! Take a listen.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Social Media or Anti-Social?

Every morning I drive by a woman with a small boy about three-years-old. I have yet to see the woman interact with the boy, as she is always doing something on her phone. There was a guy texting while driving in both of our lanes this morning. I've been out to dinner with my wife and noticed couples out to dinner ignoring each other as they are talking or texting on their phones. I've seen family members at gatherings oblivious to those around them as they are absorbed in whatever is on their phone. Perhaps this should be called, Anti-Social Media.

While I enjoy connecting with friends by email and writing goofy things on my blog, I think many people are getting carried away. Perhaps the most insane waste of time is Twitter. Does anyone really have something important to say every few minutes--and is that activity possibly a giant waste of time?

I started a Facebook page for my novel, Cottonwood. I decided that since it was a promotion for the book, anyone could be my friend. When I actually took the time to see who these people were, I realized that I would not want to be friends with most of them--as they were promoting very questionable activities. So, I shutdown the Facebook and never looked back.

I think I prefer spending time with my friends and family rather than "connecting" with people through "Social Media."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Short Stories By Kevin J. Curtis

This is by no means a complete list of what you can find on this blog for short stories. But here are a few links to some good ones.

Sky Drop
Airborne Army into combat...

A Short Cutris Spy Story
There are lots like this on the blog, but this silly Cutris story says it's a short story...

Star Trek: Next Generation "#2"
Here's one for the Star Trek (Next Generation) Fans...

Mr. Butz Dairy
From the mouths of babes...

Peter Goes to College
Peter's life from inside the trunk...

Escape from St. Josephine's
Can Philbert survive Catholic school?

An outcast turns into a gypsy...

A little man becomes a big threat...

Bastardly's Hangover
This one might just be dumb...

Rat Bastard Meat Market
Rags to Riches...

Unknown Superhero...

The Pounders
Not responsible for their actions...

Silly Romans!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hair Milk?

What is "hair milk?" Is it milk that you get from hair or milk that you give to hair? It sounds gross! Perhaps the best question is, do I really want to know what goes on in this building?

Click photo to enlarge and click back to go back.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Turn Over!

Our baby son has been trying to turn himself over from his back to his tummy and he finally got all the way over this morning! His mommy and daddy were very impressed!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Big Buck

This is the second best picture I took of the buck I saw today. He was just starting to grow his antlers back.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Red Fox

I saw this Red fox this morning as I went to buy a newspaper!

Cutris Talks About Time-Travel

Cutris Talks About Time-Travel
UnAssociated Press
May 13, 2012

Cutris spoke to the media this morning regarding allegations that he has been traveling through time and space. He said that he had brought an extinct Dodo bird back from the past and had also brought a futuristic cell phone and an invisible car back from the future. When asked where these things were now, Cutris sighed and said that he had left the phone and bird inside of the invisible car. The question that was posed next to Cutris, asked where the invisible car was. Cutris looked slightly uncomfortable, and then said that he had forgotten where he parked it. No one has seen the invisible car since.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cutris Seen with Extinct Dodo Bird!

Cutris Seen with Extinct Dodo Bird!
UnAssociated Press
May 12, 2012

A new picture of Cutris has emerged of him posing with an extinct Dodo Bird! The picture of Cutris with the young bird seems to reinforce the speculation that Cutris possesses a time machine.

Cutris See Driving Invisible Car

Cutris Seen Driving Invisible Car
UnAssociated Press
May 12, 2012

Further fueling speculations that Cutris is traveling through time and space in a secret time machine, the controversial figure and former presidential candidate was seen driving an invisible car yesterday. This photo caught by Japanese photographer Lars Ingebretson, clearly shows Cutris behind the wheel of an invisible automobile. Cutris has since then disappeared and the car has not been seen.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cutris Seen Using Futuristic Cell Phone

Cutris Seen Using Futuristic Cell Phone
UnAssociated Press
 Press May 11, 2012

This picture of Cutris surfaced today--showing him using some sort of cell phone that he may have brought back while travelling in the future. No further information about the phone or who Cutris was calling was available at the time this story was published.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cutris May Be Time-Traveling

Cutris May Be Time-Traveling
UnAssociated Press
May 10, 2012

Sources say that Cutris may be using some sort of machine to travel across time and space. This picture was leaked to the press yesterday. No more is known about Cutris or his time travel machine at this time.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Baby Stuff

When he gets fussy, our baby boy likes to be carried. He doesn't want to just be held, he wants to be carried. He wants to be moving and to see interesting things along the way. Like yesterday he decided that the handle for the sliding patio door was interesting.

Our baby son likes to move. When we take him in the car he is content as long as the car is moving. He doesn't like it when we have to stop at red lights. He wants the car to move again and he vocalizes his opinions.

We have a happy baby who smiles and laughs a lot. When he gets upset, the best way to calm him down is by singing. He doesn't much care what you sing, but he likes it when you keep singing. If you stop, he resumes being upset.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Alligators Use Ice?

So my question would have to be... what do the alligators do with the ice? They like to live where it's warm, so they don't need it to keep cool. Maybe that is the key to the mystery! Since alligators live where it is warm, they must have to use ice to keep their drinks cold!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Ace Hardware

The big chains like Homedepot and Menards are fine if you don't need much (if any) knowledgeable help. I've found that if I have a question about something I'm not sure about, Ace Hardware is the place to go. The guy who helped me today apologized for being slow to get up (he was stocking something on the lower shelf) and said he was 85. The thing is, the guy knew what he was talking about as far as product goes. That is invaluable!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Poison Ivy

This is Poison Ivy. Avoid contact with this plant. It grows in many forms from little plants to vines to bushes. The leaves look different depending on exposure to sun or shade; or other variables. I took this picture along a walking path in a local park. This is a very common plant. Click on picture to enlarge and click back button to return.

4 Years

My wife and I have been married for 4 years!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Baked Cookies

Baked cookies, as opposed to the unbaked kind of cookies--which are also known as dough.