By the Numbers
Yesterday was just another day.
But it was Pi Day – 3.14159265359
Dark and dreary, thanks Daylight Savings Time!
Waiting for the fog to clear.
Couldn’t see the trees on the other side of the driveway.
7:10 and time to go.
Fog was not predicted to burn off until 10 am
Un-joyful driving today!
1 car leaving the driveway
3 deer crossing the road
Not even 1 was curious enough to stop and look
All 3 sauntered across the road as if they own it.
Hmmm. . . I guess they do!
1 stop sign
1 driver anxiously peering both ways
Who would know if a vehicle was approaching?
Go for it! Just go!
1 wet county road
visibility about 0
less than 1 electic pole at a time
2 miles later
4 red eyes about 20 feet away
2 white tails flip up
Will they run towards the road? Or towards safety and the trees?
8 legs poised for flight
1 driver pounding on the car horn: beep, beep, beep!
8 legs run away from the road
2 lights heading towards me
First car I’ve met
Brief glimpse of driver and zoom it’s gone
A car with 0 headlights
Seriously? in this soup?
A total of 27 cars with 0 headlights in fog so thick it seems to creep inside my car.
Able to finally relax upon arrival at work
After 5 green lights and only
1 red light on this
1 grey and gloomy Pi Morning!
How important are numbers in your writing?
Where and when do you use numbers rather than the words for numbers?
I have seen several posts during the March Challenge where numbers have been emphasized and yesterday seemed like just that morning – something positive out of the frustration from the weather! I jotted down # of items yesterday before my car was even turned off . . collecting ideas for my next slice on a post it while sitting in my car! This morning I pulled out the post it and started typing. I noticed that when the ideas began to wane, I immediately went to categories and tags, not wanting to waste even 1 minute. Draft completed, process begun, and not an image/picture in mind. No slices read yet this morning. Quickly trying to capture ideas and numbers. Noticing that I had to retype most numbers as I originally recorded them as words. I had to go look up “pi” as that number even beyond the standard 3.14 had to be recorded somewhere today in this post. Rereading, revising, editing. Still no picture/image so I decided to make my numbers blue and bold. Reviewing with 1 cup of coffee in hand! ARRGGGHH – can’t stand verb tenses! Preview one more time. Must publish – time’s up! And it’s dark and dreary Day 2!
Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. It’s the March Slice of Life Challenge so be ready to read DAILY posts!