Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Two-sday

Two Lines I have written this week.

From my novel in progress, Plundered Booty ...

She singed Frank with constant, torching remarks about his massive girth and thick, Oklahoma accent. When she branded him with the nickname, Bub-A-Lard, even Junior adopted the term.

Two Lines I've read.

From fellow blogger, and frequent commenter here at One Word, Carleen Brice's fabulous (I'm nearly finished but not quite) debut novel, Orange Mint and Honey ...

She wanted the big scene. She had been poking and prodding me since I arrived, trying to make me split open so she could put me back together.

Keeping with the Tuesday theme of two, let me apologize to the English duo of Debbie Lou and Lyzzydee for not getting their My Town Monday links posted until this morning. I urge all of ya'll to check out yesterdays post and to visit the England contingent of MTM as well as any of the other links you might have missed yesterday.

Now for two quick stories involving the youngest of my two boys. Z is five.

Yesterday, while eating a hamburger he looks up with sudden enthusiasm and says. "Hey why don't we save some of these sesame seeds and plant them so we can grow our own hamburger tree."


Ahhh ... only it a perfect world would beef grow on trees.


And further proof that the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.

This weekend while watching me play a hunting video game that ends the game if you accidentally shoot a female deer or elk Z asks, "Dad, how come you can't shoot the girl ones?" Busy trying to play I simply said, "You're just not supposed to." And his reply?

"But don't they have meat inside them too?"

Be sure and visit the Two Sentence Tuesday inventors over at Women Of Mystery.

22 comments:

Clare2e said...

Okay, Travis. I won't call you pervy, if you don't harass me about the fact my recent romance reading means any phrase with "massive girth and thick..." sends my mind a completely different direction than the delightful Bub-A-Lard.

Clare2e said...

Oh yeah- I want a hamburger tree!

Charles Gramlich said...

Lol. Burger tree and meat inside. Kids are such fun.

WordVixen said...

*snarf* Oh, dear dog! Planting sesame seeds to grow a hamburger tree... it's too cute!

But you shouldn't be supporting the idea, Travis. Beef growing on trees would make the beef a vegetable or a fruite. >:-D

Melissa Marsh said...

I love the things kids say. You are writing these great anecdotes down somewhere, right? You'll need them for when they're teenagers and dating. ;-)

Patti said...

mmmm, a hamburger tree. and we can go live by the beer river...

lyzzydee said...

A hamburger tree sounds perfect!!
It got me thinking about things I believed in when I was a kid, which now I am nearly grown up I realise was a silly thing to believe in, My grandad was forever finding money on the ground, I spent a huge part of my life looking down at the pavements looking for my share of the bounty. I must have been around 13 before I realised he was 'finding' his own money!!!

Miladysa said...

From the mouths of Babes...

Mom In Scrubs said...

I love the kid comments - those are always my favorites!

Don't get me wrong, Bub-A-Lard sounds ... enticing. Maybe you should write a Hamburger Tree into the story for him!

Chick said...

That looks like one hell of an awesome burger!

Monnik said...

love the quote from your work in progress!

And that kid might be onto something... a burger tree is a great idea!

the walking man said...

Everything in this post is so wonderfully fresh.

peace

A-Ron said...

Give him a couple quarters to bury in the back yard for a money tree. ;)

Make sure you send him outside nightly to water it!

Carleen Brice said...

Believe it or not, I woke up this morning wondering if you were reading and if you were what you thought. Yes perhaps I do have too much time on my hands! Thanks for the shout out!!

As for the hamburger tree, I now have a new "favorite thing" to think of when the dog bites, when the bee stings and when I'm feeling bad.

Maybe your sons could marry Ello's daughters and breed a species of superheros with fantastic humor as their superpower?

Josephine Damian said...

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His agency, Sobel Weber Associates, New York, represents a few scribes you might have heard of: James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia, American Tabloid), Joseph Wambaugh (The Choirboys, The Onion Field, Hollywood Station), Pulitzer winner Richard Russo (Nobody's Fool, Empire Falls, Bridge of Sighs), F.X. Toole (Rope Burns - adapted for the screen as the multi Oscar winning Million Dollar Baby - and Pound for Pound), Robert Jordan (the Wheel of Time series), Tim Dorsey (the Serge Storms series), and many more.

Oh, Nat also loves him some cats. My kind of guy.

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So do stop by and give a big shout out to the literary world’s best and brightest rising star!

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*shake my booty*

Having already read Stuarts’s manuscript (it already holds the distinction of being only one of four books I liked well enough to finish this year) GHOSTS OF BELFAST, I can tell you it’s nothing by clover ahead for this blessed son of Northern Ireland.

Bina said...

Oh my God! Your kids are so cute and so funny! Growing a hamburger tree sounds like a GREAT idea! LOL

Ello said...

I love it! Hamburger tree! I wish someone would grow that cause that's one tree I wouldn't kill with my black thumb of death.

Gosh now I'm hungry. I need a burger!

Britta Coleman said...

Love the hamburger tree. You should write a children's book about that...and have it really grow.

Bub-a-Lard? Perfect and painful. I like him already.

Bubblewench said...

I think a hamburger tree sounds fabulous! Can you send me some of those seeds?

ChrisEldin said...

That is tooo cute!! A cheeseburger tree!

(but what if he adds the veggies?)

Mom In Scrubs said...

Ooooooohhhhh, Traaaa-viiiisss....

You haven't been by my blog in a while....

I have a funny new post for you, and I need a MAN's opinion!!

Please do stop by soon. =)

Travis said...

A hamburger tree eh?

I like that two lines game. Pretty cool.