The name of the blog says it all “In My Sinke”, occasionally there are things i write in my Moleskine that i just need to share with the world. Well straight from the pages of my latest pocket journal is this lovely piece about Halloween.
The Real Halloween
As a wee lad I loved Halloween it was a time to dress up in my costume and go cruising the neighborhood with my two big sisters and my cousin harassing the neighbors for candy and a UNICEF donation. What ever happen to does good old days
The Costumes Mega Stores
The first disappointment with “all hallows eve” is the totally lack of creativity when it comes to the art of disguise. I wanna blame the costume mega-marts but they would not exist if people weren’t so fuckin’ lazy and insistent on this instant gratification disease. Remember the days when people all made their costumes? There was something about spending the month of October creating your All Hallow’s Eve ensemble with the help of mom, family, friends or the dude format the hardware store. Now we walk in and walk out ready to go but with no Halloween soul.
I’m too Cool the wear a costume
Even worse than the microwave costumes are the asshats who think they can just go out and parade around the Halloween festivities and not even wear a costume at all. Why are you too cool to celebrate the best Holiday of the year. At least throw on a homemade mask and try to be in the spirit.
Mall Trick or Treating
Since when did we become so untrusting of each other that we will only take our kids trick or treating at the freaking mall. Really, the mall for a family candy gathering excursion? Wow that just sucks! What will your youngin’s tell their kids for stories of days of Halloween past? Is this the proper legacy for orange day?
Maybe I’m just tripping or going crazy, Tell me what you think about his years Halloween celebrations. Drop me a comment or tweet me.
BTW Happy Freakin’ Halloween
Buster Benson’s 750 Words is a brain-dead simple as pie web application with only one goal… To keep you writing. The concept of 750 words is super simple: Everyday you find a way to craft 750 words which just happens to be the approximate word count for three pages of text. You write about whatever you want. It’s just a three page stream of conscious free writing tool.
Why 750 Words Is Worth Checking Out
This idea of writing 750 words per day is great for creating the keep writing work ethic; however the best part of this webapp is the visualization of you own personal data. When you created a few post you’ll get to have measured metrics of compositions. You can track how long it took, words you use the most, your subject matter and more. To give you an idea of how cool the metadata is check out 750words.com Explore page.
You will soon find even if you are a non-writer this site will at least get you brain working and is a great way to get unstuck. The writings are all private and nobody will ever lay eyes on your ramblings unless you export them.
I know this site is supposed to be my homage to Moleskine Legendary Notebooks but I find even if I’m writing in my ‘skine I like to let a quick 750 rip to this online tool when I can. Honestly I haven’t been keeping up with the daily requirements but I’m making a commitment to at least get’er done for the next 21 Days to see if I can recreate the habit.
Next Actions and A Quick Word of Caution
So go give 750 Words a try it is totally free and my just help keep your creative juices flowing. Signing up is easy though one of many authentication methods but make sure you remember which way you sign in. You’ll have to keep using that method forever or you’ll create new accounts for each method. I signed up using openid once and then Facebook Connect later and totally ended up with two accounts.
Update: Try The 750 Words One Month Challenge
Join me as I enter next months challenge for adding entries every day for the month of November.
All and all 750 Words is an awesome site and killer tool. Go forth and be fruitful with you writing
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