Friday, July 20, 2012

Calling All Lunatics

If we can put a man on the moon, we can make pantyhose comfortable.
~ Sara Blakely (Spanx Founder)

Happy Moon Day!
Yep, on this date back in 1969, Boilermaker Neil Armstrong took a small step and did NOT sink up to his knees in Gouda.
Purdue grads were over the moon about this. Trust me, it was WAY bigger than Woodstock. Yeah, we put the MOON in Moonshine, Baby – and we’re still proud. Of course, this might explain why our school mascot is a party drink.
Anyway, if you’re flexing your mind’s elbow today, go ahead and shoot for the moon. After all, when it comes to the writing universe, you could say that the moon is something of a good luck charm...

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown has been in print since 1947! And as we all know, it’s now a fabulous musical. Then there’s the 2011 Newbery medal winner Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, 2010 Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, and 1995 Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Of course, for those who like to walk on the dark side of werewolf and vampire lust, I must not fail to mention The Twilight Saga: New Moon by Stephanie Meyer.
So get moonstruck today and ask for the moon, promise the moon, howl at the moon, or moon over someone (but please do not confuse this last suggestion with actually mooning them).

And while I’m on the subject, does anyone know if Keith Moon and the Man in the Moon are related?

PROMPT: So many loony ways to begin your writing today –
Once in a blue moon…
Many moons ago…
Yeah, I once thought he hung the moon, but…

And this weekend you can even extend your moony fun by planning a different kind of plot. Plant every white flower you can find just because moon gardens rock – especially if you root for Team Jacob.

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