I recently used the expression “come in over the transom” to describe the random arrival of blog post submissions. I was talking to someone who had no idea what a transom was. It is a flip in section above a door to let air in without opening the door. My college dorm had transoms. And apparently my voice carried in just a certain way so that when I talked in the hallway it came over the transom.
We all experience frustration in various parts of our lives, but how we deal with it is what makes a difference. Usually we just accept it and move on, whether it’s personal or professional. But sometimes it just reaches its limits and you have to walk away permanently.
I read that in certain cities it is the niche restaurants and boutiques that are thriving. In my area local is way more interesting than a chain. I am concerned that in the location where a grilled cheese restaurant closed, there is a poké restaurant opening.
You can print out articles from the web, maps, directions and pictures. There’s probably a stat somewhere that describes how much paper you would need to print the entire internet. But you can’t click any of the links or follow the blue navigational dot as it tracks your location while you approach the next turn.
It was a rainy morning today and I had to drive to Raleigh to record a podcast. I didn’t need to leave until well after rush hour, but I looked at the map to see how long it would take me while there was still a lot of traffic. The map showed 3 incidents and 3 accidents. I can find many explanations about the difference between these two words, however in a traffic context, it seems to mainly refer to the severity.
I was looking at buying a new hiking pack and one of the manufacturers has a sizing chart on their site to determine what size pack you should buy. Makes sense, right? Well, the problem is that I can’t understand where to measure without the assistance of a medical professional. “Measure along the spine between the 7th cervical vertebra and the level of the hip iliac crest.” Good thing I’m friends with a doctor who helped me find my 7th cervical vertebra.
Today I described myself as being in the “No Flies on Me Zone,” as a way to express that I was being productive and getting things done. While I am sometimes amused at some of the things that come out of my mouth, I was especially pleased at this combination of “No Flies on Me” and “No Fly Zone.”
I read a definition of the unconscious that described it as the ceaseless murmurings of your mind that reveals the truth. That makes it sound like an active process of your mind.
I’m sitting outside eating lunch, as it is a beautiful Spring, er Winter, day and there is a store across the street called Dry Clean City. I have no idea what that means. I have a mental picture of a futuristic, steampunk-style city with pipes and tubes and steam everywhere. This is the only place where this old-fashioned process gets done. I don’t know how this attracts me to a small, brick storefront.
One of the keys to successful writing is to choose the right details to help tell a story. This is true in both fiction and non-fiction. While I learned this lesson writing short stories, it is even more important in marketing. When you are writing something with a target audience in mind, you definitely need to select the right details for your words to resonate with them.