Friday’s Fun Find: Thank You Notes

ImageThey’re little things–thank you notes–but they can sure make a body feel good.

I opened my mail to find this seriously cute Santa thank you note from Lynn (Her story’s in Fifty Shades of Santa) and I had to smile. I mean, who doesn’t like Christmas in March?

And then I read Luke’s thank you note (I’d picked up an Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader for a quarter and passed it along to Debra’s son. He’s a huge fan of the series.) First, he called me, “Miss Cathy” which, I am not gonna lie, takes me back to much younger days when the little Brownies called me “Miss Cathy.” And secondly, he wrote that he was “spurting random facts to friends and family.” Come on, now. You have to smile at that.

Thank you notes. Little things, I know. But isn’t it fun to get one?

Friday’s Fun Find: Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, Part Deux

Remember how I started on the first day of August, suggesting you try something fun over at Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader?

And now here it is the last day of August and look what I’m modeling for y’all:

Get it? Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader…Go With The Flow? And I got to pick out any book from the collection of Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers, and I chose this one (It’s got 544 pages!):

And all because I started the month with a little writing fun (and thought up a caption for a picture, which you can see here , as well as other funny pics and the top winner pic and caption).

P.S. I sort of have this thing about Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader blog. I have to read it every day. I don’t think the Beneficent Mr. Hall quite understands. But I plan to read my new UJBR all the way from Georgia to New Jersey on the upcoming road trip to Rutgers. I’m sure by the end of the trip, he’ll love it just as much as I do.

Start August With Writing Fun

I cannot believe it’s already August, but calendars don’t lie (they do, however, mock you) so we need to get down to some writing business. Happily, it’s writing funny business!

I saw where Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader is having an Inanimate Object Photo Caption Contest. How fun is that? You only need to come up with a caption. Just a couple of brilliant words. That’s easy enough for the beginning of the end of summer, right? So take a look at the examples (I laughed out loud at the drunk octopus), grab your cameras, and start clicking and captioning.

I also saw that Pockets is having their Fiction Contest once again, and that should be fun if you’re in the mood to write a children’s story. Or maybe you have a story that just needs a bit of polishing before you send it out. Or maybe you’re going to take the story that you sent to the last Pockets Fiction Contest, change the names, and try again.

Or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, take a look at their Writer’s Guidelines to get a feel of the Pockets kind of story and get ‘er done before the 15th.

And extra points (and a bronze medal, at least) if you can get those done while watching the Olympics.