I really wanted to blog about what a genius he is! Perhaps I should have been British because most of my favorite authors are from the other side of the Atlantic. (So are most of my favorite films and sitcoms)
I mean, what sounds funnier?
We ran to the supermarket because we had run out of junk to eat.
We ran to the supermarket because we had run out of rubbish to eat.
Of course, the latter. (You might want to read the whole post on my friend Laura's blog)
Anyway, back to my idol, A.A. Milne. I think Winnie-the-Pooh is sheer brilliance.
At breakfast that morning, Pooh had suddenly thought of a new song. It began like this: "Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear!" When he had got as far as this, he stretched his head, and thought to himself, "That's a very good start for a song, but what about the second line?' He tried singing "Ho," two or three times, but it didn't seem to help. "Perhaps it would be better," he thought, "if I sang Hi for the life of a Bear." So he sang it... but it wasn't. "Very well then," he said, "I shall sing that first line twice, and perhaps if I sing it very quickly, I shall find myself singing the third and fourth lines before I have time to think of them.This is going to be my new strategy for 2009. I am going to write really, really fast before I have time to think of anything!
Actually, that is kind of how JOPs work. Maybe you should all go over to Becky's and try one.