Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My anecdote file is growing

I'm spending the week in a very tiny town in the middle of nowhere in the South and it's beautiful and quiet and hilarious.

This is one of those towns where the only crime is lawn mower theft and the angry old lady next door comes out and stares at you if your corgie thinks about urinating somewhere near her grass.

So I am making a lot of notes in my file of interesting quotes and anecdotes to use at a later date when I am in need of some comedy.

Everyone should have a file of quotes an anecdotes. Every time I get to a scene and I need some kind of filler material, like a joke or a bizarre opening line, I go to my file and pick one out. There's some excellent and strange stuff in there that I can no longer remember where I got it.

That angry old lady is totally going in it.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Advantages of small town life: you do know everybody -- or at least know of them, low cost of living, slower pace, no traffic and ample parking, etc.

    Disadvantages: you know everybody's business and they know yours, finding steady employment, limited entertainment options, getting stuck behind someone that uses their riding lawnmower as a form of transportation, etc.

    In my opinion it's a wash. :-)

    - Former Rural Resident/Current City Dweller

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  2. Dude! That reminds me: must use the itty bitty town my grandma lived in as a movie setting *duh*.

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