The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Official Report on the WWWP Workshop--Plus Unauthorized Photos

       My apologies for taking so long to type up the minutes of our workshop. The amount of work that was accomplished in one day sapped all my energy; I am just now recovering.

      There were some unexpected activities that peppered the day. Thank goodness, one of the writers remembered to ask about swimsuits (since all women over the age of 40 looooove to put on a swimsuit and prance around in public) and so our writing sessions were sprinkled with dips in the lake.

      (Did you know that in lakes, wild life is unavoidable? Some of what we encountered was positively petrifying. One of the creatures was long-limbed and snorted at completely unpredictable intervals. It proved itself capable of scaling a boat and could slip its entire body through the arms of a lifejacket. And that was only Beth.) 
photo by Anacronicos Recreacion
This is me, enjoying a moment of leisure before
Linda O'Connell cracked the whip and demanded I get back to writing.
                   
       The food was simple simply scrumptious...bread (that we dipped in a cheese and mayo dip) and hot water wings. We would nibble a bit, just enough to sustain us, and then would retreat back to our own shacks to write.        

 
photo by Aracronicos Recreacion
We kept our limbs limber, so that crusty bread could get digested
and to ensure that our writing flowed unencumbered. 
                           
      One of the WWWPs--Lynn--is such an accomplished cook and hostess and crafty woman, she was gifted on Sunday with a Martha Stewart magazine. (Martha really has a grip on what's important, after all.) We also discussed how important it is to get things recorded--even with a camera--and Tammy reminded us that when the bar is set high, everyone else rises to meet the expectations.  

photo by Aracronicos Recreacion
This is some of the group (I took the picture), along with a "Boy Toy"
who happened to get lured into our cove of cackling. 
         Tomorrow we are going on a research expedition. We didn't see any cougars while on our workshop, but perhaps we might see a few tomorrow... 
                 
       

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    1. But people expect me to shoot out the snark, as I hope for quality amongst my quanity. You, on the other hand, are quieter, so your zingers really catch us off guard.

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  2. My heat palpitated when I read that you had pictures. I am sitting here laughing so hard I'm crying. You are the best recording secretary! OMG what a hoot.

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  3. Oh, Heavens to Flying Flounder Fish, I'm with Linda about the posting of PICTURES. I didn't know I could click that fast! Now I'm laughing so hard, the screen is jiggling. I hope our field research uncovers some interesting wildlife!

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    1. Hopefully the most noticeable wildlife is not US!

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  4. Hello Sioux....Sounds like a pretty good writing workshop. I think I'd like one of those bathing suits.

    As for gladioli, they are pretty simple to grow, believe it or not. Try it. Your "black" thumb might turn green, right before your very eyes! Thanks for your visit. Susan

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    1. Susan--I would have liked a suit like that, too. Maybe that kind of suit would have corralled the cellulite?

      Maybe I'll try growing gladioli...next spring.

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  5. I'm with the rest of us... crap! she posted pictures! Probably that one Linda took of me on all fours...dear God...

    Ahahaha... you must now be our official VP of Minutes. Love it! Tonight's meeting of the minds should definitely produce some... MAGIC. Can't wait!

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    1. Yes, it should be a magical evening!

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  6. I am astonished that you all returned with your scalps intact. That nobody's tresses were yanked out by the roots. You know, what with sharing only ONE cabana boy amongst the five of you.

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    1. We always defer to the eldest in our group, which would be...Linda.

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  7. :-) That was very amusing!

    Pearl

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    1. Pearl--If you came to St. Louis for a weekend, we'd make you an honorary WWWP and show you a good time. Really.

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