Random Thursday: Random Accomplishments of Accomplished Accomplishing

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.

Nanonanonanonanonanonanonanonanonanonanonanonanonanonanonanonanonanonano . . .

Crap, that’s only one word.

Have a look at other people’s accomplishments (and one of mine in there, somewhere).



Fiber artist Toshiko Horiuchi creates large, colorful, interactive installations and play environments out of yarn-based textiles.

In other words,
she crochets them.

By hand.

horiuchi Crochet Ground

It’s like the spiderwebs of Wonderland . . .


Such a Time Saver!

(Thanks, honey!  Um . . . you don’t do this, do you? ‘Cause I noticed we’re out of hard root beer again?)


 Nanopizza Zone

As part of my Nanowrimo output yesterday, I wrote a bit of dialogue spoken by a character that I can’t believe came out of my brain, except the thing is in my handwriting.

Then again, the POV character is a wereduck P.I., so I don’t have a lot of plausible deniability, here. . .

I investigated Joly’s Pizza personally, around lunchtime, and found Joly to be a dyed-in-the-metaphorical-wool Rhombeck supporter, for all he was human.

“He gave me my start-up money and got the health department off my back,” he said, busy scattering a double handful of dead crickets across a crust that had been spread with a greenish sauce I probably didn’t want to know more about.

The crickets looked good though.

“I figured I was making specialty pizzas for all my buddies, why not do it for a living?” he said.  “We can handle orders from carnivores, herbivores, insectivores, fruit-eaters,* even celiacs and those no-carb weirdos.  Some guy called up the other day and ordered for like twenty minutes, asking all these questions. Vegan ain’t a problem, I told him.  Organic ain’t a problem. Nut allergies ain’t a problem.  Raw food crusts ain’t a problem, if you don’t mind ordering a medium.  Dairy-free, gluten-free, garlic-free, low-salt—no problem.

“Then he asks for this tofu-pepperoni crap.  That, my friend, is a problem.” 

It’s also about 164 words.

I believe that’s what we call a priority shift.



It’s Infinite on Both Sides

And flippin’ hilarious, too.

Amazing UniverseClick to check out More Abstruse Goose!

(Thanks, Watson!  Is it still a Captain Obvious moment if your audience doesn’t get it?)


Whirled Beat II

Jonathan Carollo has a drum set.  But he doesn’t need one.

At all.

His father Dan  records Jonathan’s original compositions that can be purchased at Reverb!Nation.  If you buy them, a percentage (don’t know how much) of the money will go to the Half The Sky Foundation.

Pretty cool.

(Thanks, Dee!  You’re right—he’s giving the Piano Guys some competition!)


*Sure, you and I know it’s “frugivore”, because we just looked it up, but Joly wouldn’t and the MC wouldn’t care.


13 thoughts on “Random Thursday: Random Accomplishments of Accomplished Accomplishing

  1. Yowza! That kid will be quite an asset to a drum line — but he’s gonna have a helluva time lugging that washer around during the halftime show.

    And I am delighted to see more wereduck prose! (Do feel free to recycle the Duckie PI doodle as often as you wish, by the way.)

    Welp, I have a novel I’m working on, too, so see ya later. Write on!

    • I’m glad he has cooler parents than me—I probably would have told him to knock off the racket.

      Your Duckie Doodle is my inspiration, Mike! 🙂

      Break a pencil and jam a key! Write on!

  2. Firstly, hard root beer? Why have I never heard of this, and where do I procure some?
    Secondly, If your husband can do that reverse plank thing, you are an even more fortunate woman than I previously thought!
    Thirdly, is that pizza place modeled after Fong’s? That scene made me think of our dinner.
    Lastly, thumbs up for the Abstruse Goose! It gave me a good chuckle.
    Write on!

    • Yes, ma’am and I don’t know. Hy Vee carries it—do you have those where you are?

      I’ll have to ask him . . . 😉

      The look of the place is modeled after a neighborhood joint, but I have no doubt that Fong’s had something to do with it. And to think I used to consider pineapple exotic!

      I just discovered the Goose. It’s a good Time Suck, or will be in December. 🙂

      Thanks, Dee!

  3. I got a great smile at the were-duck pizza scene. Huge pizza lover myself, so it made my night. I’m in the NaNo journey myself and chugging along. I have been watching a lot of Japanese great masters of art–some origami and most recently, ceramic masters. But this crochet master takes the cake…er, yarn? Beautiful.

    I have yet to write a word today, but here’s hoping I get more done than just reading this lovely post. ❤

    • Thanks, Lisa! Are you a pineapple or a cricket person? 🙂

      Japanese art is in a class all its own. Is your Nano-novel set in Japan? Or is this just for your own relaxation? 🙂

      Go, Lisa! Write on! ❤

    • Anything that is defined by the words “fake” or “almost” is terrible.

      Except for artificial sweeteners, of course, which are a staple of my own diet and which will, I hope, eventually bond with my system on a molecular level, rendering me immortal.

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