So I resigned myself to digging through some oldies
But then an odd thing happened. When I stopped pushing and searching frantically for some inspiration, an idea came. In fact, two ideas shuffled in.
And since I can connect just about everything to Seinfeld, I have to mention this episode:
Elaine had a new boss, Mr. Pitt. He was obsessed with finding the
right kind of white socks. Elaine had to make multiple trips to countless
stores, all in vain.
Enter Kramer. Kramer brought in one of those "hidden picture"
paintings. To see the picture that was not immediately obvious, all a
person had to do was unfocus their eyes, and the picture would appear,
as if magically.
Mr. Pitt became frantic as he tried to see the hidden image. In
fact, he got quite agitated as his desperation increased.
Later, Mr. Pitt inadvertently got a spot of ink on his upper lip--
making him now resemble Hitler--and when he made a speech about
a new brand of bottled water he was proposing (Moland Springs?), he
proclaimed that "The stock shall rise," and when he raised up one arm
in an accompanying gesture, the new water never had a chance...
What writing experience can you connect to a Seinfeld episode or
character? Or would you be willing to share a story about how an idea came to
to you in an unusual manner?
And if you want to find a Seinfeld expert--or you want to follow a blogger whose replies to comments are just as funny as their posts--follow Val.