Friday, October 18, 2013

5 Minute Friday - the ultimate quickie :)

Another example of the power of networks. I was reading a blog posted in the Ultimate blog Challenge today and they mentioned that their post was the result of a prompt from the site, Five Minute Fridays. Here are the rules:

We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that I post here at 1 minute past midnight EST ever Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FiveMinuteFriday
No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.
Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
It started because I’d been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.
So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.
Your words. This shared feast.
It’s easy to join in, just:
  1. Check what the prompt is on my blog.
  2. Write a post in only five minutes on that topic on your blog.
  3. {And if you don’t have a blog, no worries! Just leave your writing as a comment on my post}
  4. Link over here and invite friends to join in.
  5. Select the permalink to your post {so not your blog url but your post url }
  6. Using the blue linky tool at the bottom of my Five Minute Friday post enter your link.
  7. It will also walk you through selecting which photo you want to show up in the linky.
  8. Your post will show up in our Five Minute Friday linky.
  9. Be sure and encourage the person who linked up before you!
Our most important requirement for participation: There’s really only one absolute, no ifs, ands or buts about it Five Minute Friday rule: you must visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.

Their prompt today was "laundry."

"I gave up on laundry years ago. OK I have a washer and a dryer and I throw in bundles of clothes. Each bundle goes in the washer first and then into the dryer when the washer stops, or when I remember that maybe there are clean clothes somewhere in the house. I don't sort - whites, coloured, delicates etc. I just decided that I could eliminate a lot of angst from my life, if I just wore or accepted grey for underwear or anything that might have been white. If a colour ran, I decided that some how the gods were trying to say something to me. Think about it!! Yes, "things" shrink in the dryer too, but that is also an act of god!!

As soon as my son was able to lift a laundry basket, laundry became his job. He learned my rules very quickly and ironically, very quickly altered them. He never puts his jeans in the dryer, because they shrink!! Go figure!!"

Times up!! Now maybe I could turn this into a "groomed" post and add a little ironing, which I don't do on a regular basis, but when I do, I follow the rules!!

The first picture? Laundry as Art. It was an art installation at Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013. I would also like to do a post on "pegging out." I only peg out laundry when I'm in Europe. It's a travel experience I never mind.

The second picture? Laundry as Art too, but for different reasons. There are those among us who would raise housework to an art form. All the better to live with - if you know what I mean :)

Have a great day!!

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