Saturday, August 13, 2016

Warning Drum (8-13-2016 RWC)

( #arrival #protest #basement #drum #fence #flowers #random #word #challenge ) 

Warning Drum 

Dum ditty dum dum dum

My eyes opened to see a small basement type room with no apparent exit and the sound of a drum beating in my ears. A single 25W incandescent light bulb hung from the wood plank ceiling. In the corner of the ceiling, I a fenced in part of exposed cold earth.

My mind raced as I realized the danger I was in, for the air would run out. I had to find the way out. There was no break in the walls to allow for an escape, all that was available was the fenced in earth that was above me.

I struck at the earth in protest of the inevitable death that awaited me. The drum's beat became stronger and stronger as my hands clawed at the dirt. At last, I became filled with joy as the arrival of roots came before me. I knew that if the roots were of flowers I would be saved, but I kept digging and digging. The drum beat became louder and louder.

My hands took the first breath of air as I broke through. I peered through the hole and saw the light of day as it gleamed off a new headstone with my name.

Random Words: arrival, protest, basement, drum, fence, flowers

Random Word Challenge At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them. I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 1000 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.

Monday, August 1, 2016

8-13-2016 Random Word Challenge (updated)

( #arrival #protest #basement #drum #fence #flowers #random #word #challenge ) 

Random Words: arrival, protest, basement, drum, fence, flowers

Random Word Challenge

At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them.

I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 1000 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.

Updated: release date of my story will be on 8-13-2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Honest Apprentice (7-30-2016 RWC)

( #wire #tragic #chisel #careless #abrasive #honesty #random #word #challenge ) 

Honest Apprentice 

As the master sculptor approached, the apprentice felt the tension in the room like a taut wire. The master yelled at the apprentice, "How could you have been so careless?"

 "You asked me to try something bold and new, so that is what I did," answered the apprentice.

"I meant for you to experiment on your own sculpture, not on mine!" said the master. "You took one of the greatest heroes of scripture and put a crown of daisies on his head."

"I thought it was an improvement."

"How is David as a young man going to meet Goliath improved by flowers in his hair?"

"A lot seeing as how he is wearing nothing else."

"David would not have gone to meet Goliath with daisies in his hair!"

"Maybe not, but you depicting him as nude, is not much better," retorted the apprentice.

"Of course, it is. I'm showing him in all his glory. The Scriptures even say how David did not wear the armor offered him because it did not fit."

"Master, are you trying to imply that David took off the ill-fitting armor and then all his clothes too? I do not see him stripping off his clothes to slay Goliath. Your sculpture seems to depict him being presented to Goliath as a beautiful young virgin sacrifice. So a crown of daises is appropriate. Or have you confused him with the naked Bathsheba David spied on his roof?"

"I have not confused anything! It is perfectly reasonable for a young warrior to engage in mortal combat undressed, as an intimidation tactic."

"I cede the point master."

"Never mind. This discussion is moot because you are no longer my apprentice. Take your things and never return!"

As the former apprentice left many thoughts cluttered his mind. He thought, "It is best if my next master appreciates my honesty and has a less abrasive personality. And lastly how tragic it must have been for Goliath to be killed by someone smaller than him let alone someone naked."

This one has been donated by Annegu N.B.

©2016 Annegu N.B. Random

Words: wire, tragic, chisel, careless, abrasive, honesty

Previous Random Word Challenge

Random Word Challenge

At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them.

I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 1000 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.

Monday, July 25, 2016

7-30-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #wire #tragic #chisel #careless #abrasive #honesty #random #word #challenge ) 
Pencil Clock (7-23-2016 RWC) <--> 7-30-2016 RWC (to be published 7-30-2016)

Random Words: wire, tragic, chisel, careless, abrasive, honesty

Random Word Challenge

At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them.

I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 1000 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.  My story will be posted on 7-30-2016.

If you missed my previous story Pencil Clock (7-23-2016 RWC), then click the link to see it.

Pencil Clock (7-23-2016 RWC) <--> 7-30-2016 RWC (to be published 7-30-2016)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pencil Clock (7-23-2016 RWC)

( #lake #horse #clock #distrustful #pencil #rose #random #word #challenge #horror ) 


Pencil Clock 

"Down by the lake. Down by the lake. Down by the lake. We will go. If the horses wake and we ride. We will see the morning bride. Singing of the day and the beauty of the sky," Jason sang as he drove on a narrow dirt road. He was hoping this trip would re-kindle the love Jillian had for him. Lately, she had become very distrustful of Jason. Jason had done nothing to deserve the distrust of Jillian, but every day she was becoming more and more difficult to live with.

Jillian was trying to sleep in the passenger seat. She was getting tired of Jason singing about their trip to the lake. She knew that Jason wanted to do this trip to revive their marriage. She had no intent of letting that happen. She wanted to end the marriage, but she wanted everyone to think that the marriage was ending because of Jason.

As they pulled up to the cabin Jillian was filled with relief that she could finally leave the car and Jason's singing. She got out of the car and left all the luggage for Jason to carry in. She rushed into the cabin, so she could have some time alone. As the door swung open she saw a clock with pencil hands on the wall. Jillian gasped in horror as images of her lover's office washed over her.

©2016 Brady L.B.

Random Words: lake, horses, clock, distrustful, pencil, rose

Previous Random Word Challenge

Random Word Challenge

At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them.

I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 500 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.

Monday, July 18, 2016

7-23-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #lake #horse #clock #distrustful #pencil #rose #random #word #challenge )
Cynical Morning (7-16-2016 RWC) <--> 7-23-2016 RWC (to be published 7-23-2016)

Random Words: lake, horse, clock, distrustful, pencil, rose

Random Word Challenge

At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them.

I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 500 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.  My story will be posted on 7-23-2016.

If you missed my previous story Cynical Morning (7-16-2016 RWC), then click the link to see it.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Cynical Morning (7-16-2016 RWC)

( #wake #allow #orb #mighty #empty #cynical #random #word #challenge #morning )

Cynical Morning 

The orb of daily light inched its way into the mighty sky. Its warming beams were sent to wake them all from their gentle sleep. Not all were welcoming to this warming blanket. One on the far side of the little town of Bermsteed found this morning to be empty.

He did not want to allow the light of day to end his tormented sleep. His tears of grief and self pity had soaked his pillow the night before. He hated the idea that he had to meet the day and the sorrows of the previous day.

 His thoughts went to freak accident that caused his beloved wife to die.

"It was the light of day. It was the light of day that causes me misery," he moaned.

She stood next to him in the market. He was board from all the shopping she was doing. He had let his mind to wonder as she browsed. A cracking sound came from above and they looked above and saw a piece of wood coming at them. He was able to get out of its way just in time, but his wife was not so lucky.

"I hate you light!" He yelled as he began to soak his pillow again.

©2016 Brady L.B.

Random Words: wake, allow, orb, mighty, empty, cynical


Random Word Challenge

At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them.

I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 500 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

7-16-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #wake #allow #orb #mighty #empty #cynical #random #word #challenge )

Random Words: wake, allow, orb, mighty, empty, cynical

Random Word Challenge

At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them.

I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 500 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I come up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.  My story will be posted on 7-16-2016.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Chief Bananas (7-9-2016 RWC)

( #glumly #compact #root #spirit #chief #bananas #random #word #challenge )

Chief Bananas 

"Don't let some heart beat leave you bitter, Chief Bananas. You should get up and dance with Root." said Sitting Spirit.

Chief Bananas decided that he would not listen to Sitting Spirit. He preferred to sit there glumly as he held a compact bundle of banana leaves. He had gotten the bundle from Free Leaves. Free Leaves was the love of his life, but she decided to run off with Chief Apples. Others claimed that Free Leaves liked how Chief Apples was more firm than Chief Bananas.

Chief Bananas did not know how he was going to get over his heart break. Sitting Spirit was trying hard to cheer him up by setting him up with other partners like Root, Stem, and Flower. They were all pretty enough, but Chief Bananas would always focus on how they were not like Free Leaves. For example Root seemed to be way below him compared to Free Leaves. He did not like how far down he had to look to see her.

©2016 Brady L.B.

Random Words: glumly, compact, root, spirit, chief, bananas

Random Word Challenge

At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them.

I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 400 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.

Friday, July 8, 2016

7-9-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #glumly #compact #root #spirit #chief #bananas #random #word #challenge )

Random Words: glumly, compact, root, spirit, chief, bananas

Random Word Challenge
At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them. I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 400 words) with the following random words.

You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.  My story will be posted on 7-9-2016.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

6-30-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #hippo #rattle #serum #contagious #vulture #periodic #random #word #challenge )


Random Word Challenge

At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them.

I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 400 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.

Random Words: hippo, rattle, serum, contagious, vulture, periodic


My attempt at these words:

The Hippos Love 

The silence of the morning was breaking as the rattle of young animals joined in a chorus of the day. Many acting as if they had taken the Serum of Love moments ago. One particular hippo was drunk on the Serum of Love. His motions and actions were without propriety. The female hippos were giving him a wide berth so they would not get caught in his keen net. One poor young hippo did not pay the needed awareness until it was too late.

The essence of the serum resonated from his essence and being absorbed by this young cow. She was swept away by his masculinity and joyful being. They wondered off, away from the crowds, to spend some time together. They showed there love by movements so grand that the ground rattled underneath them.

A passing vulture took notice of this scene. He found the actions of these young animals to be hilarious. To mock this ridiculousness he decided to sing a small tune.

"Once is love and love is here among the hippo children. Once they die I will cry at how full my belly is with them, " the vulture sang in a joyful periodic contagious tune. It was so contagious that others in the area continued to sing the first sentence in the song well into the following night.

© 2016 Brady L.B.
Random Words: hippo, rattle, serum, contagious, vulture, periodic

Monday, June 20, 2016

LLC QuickStart Guide Review

#ClydeBankLLC #review #LLC #quickstart Guide
http://www.amazon.com/LLC-QuickStart-Guide-Simplified-Beginners-ebook/dp/B014HXQYKA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1460950873&sr=1-1&keywords=limited+liability+company 


LLC QuickStart Guide Review
by ClydeBank Business
ISBN-13: 978-0996366762

First off I would like to say, I would rename this book to "To start a LLC - Get a lawyer"

This book has a lot of good information in one place and provides places to find out more information about some of the topics covered. The chapters that I found most useful were chapters 1 through 4. I personally think that it should be a little more in depth to be considered a quick start guide.

The biggest complaint that I have for this how often it tells you to get a lawyer. It starts out with a section called "Do I Need a Lawyer?" It does not end there, it continues to tell you to get a lawyer throughout the book.

actual size of the book (59 pages):
Chapter 1 starts on page 9
Chapter 8 (last chapter) ends on page 67

Chapter titles:
Chapter 1: LLC Basics (8 pages)
Chapter 2: Is an LLC Right for You? (11 pages)
Chapter 3: Articles of Organization (8 pages)
Chapter 4: The LCC Operating Agreement (13 pages)
Chapter 5: Understanding Your Tax Options (6 pages)
Chapter 6: Choosing the Right State (2 pages)
Chapter 7: How to Convert into an LCC (4 pages)
Chapter 8: Knowing When Not to Form an LCC (5 pages)

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review

#ClydeBankLLC
http://www.amazon.com/LLC-QuickStart-Guide-Simplified-Beginners-ebook/dp/B014HXQYKA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1460950873&sr=1-1&keywords=limited+liability+company

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

6-15-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #bible #liquid #promise #democratic #disobey #condemn #random #word #challenge #dystopian )

Random Word Challenge

"I promise!" The crowds yell could be heard for miles around.

Every day all are required to gather in front of the towns Promise Screen and participate in the promise ceremony. It starts out with a reading of the oath that all must agree with. It is followed by the "I promise" yell and a review of recent punishments carried out for those who were condemned for not following the oath. These promises happen to remind the people of the New World Democratic Order (NWDO) rules and to condemn any who would think to disobey.

In today's list of oath breakers was a young man, named Thomas, who had a hidden copy of the Christian bible. In the promise, all agree to destroy all religious texted that existed before the NWDO was organized. The claim is that all religions are based on bigotry and to have a copy of a religious text proves that you are holding onto bigotry tendencies. What the founders failed to realize is the NWDO was founded on bigotry against religious people. Thomas was found, tried, and condemned within the hour of his neighbor finding the bible. For Thomas's religious belief he was sentenced to be liquefied by acid. This liquid remains will be on display at the hall of justice for all be reminded of what happens when you believe differently than the NWDO.

© 2016 Brady L.B.
Random Words: bible, liquid, promise, democratic, disobey, condemn

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Grumpy Old Wizards book review

#GrumpyOldWizards #Book
http://www.amazon.com/Grumpy-Old-Wizards/dp/1484020855/ref=la_B00BQRNHMO_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456891602&sr=1-1 

Grumpy Old Wizards (Grumpy Old Wizards Series) (Volume 1)
byJohn O'Riley

Has potential.

Grumpy Old Wizards has many good parts. I Think that the characters of the book were sufficiently developed. In my opinion, Morgan and Riley were the grumpy characters of the story. Josephine, Helen, and Alice acted more like spoiled children. That being said other people may see Josephine, Helen, and Alice as grumpy vs. spoiled children.

The story has a good structure. I liked the mystery that the book develops, but it ends abruptly and should have more ending development. The back story gets developed throughout the book, but it needs a little more on why the back story is important.

Some problems with the story

1. If Josephine is to be the heroine of the book, I think that she should take a more major role in defeating the villain. In my opinion, it looks like Josephine is the main character, but Gary and/or Morgan are the heroes.

2. It has grammar problems.

3. I think that the climax of the story should be expanded. I think there is a lot of story (300+ page) to lead up to a 5-10 page battle.

4. I think that the Epilogue is not really an Epilogue, but more of the next chapter of the book. I think it should be expanded.

5. The two cloaked wizards that occasionally assault Josephine seem to me to be a side story. I would suggest either eliminate them from the story or expounding on why they are important.

I received this book for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.

#GrumpyOldWizards

http://www.amazon.com/Grumpy-Old-Wizards/dp/1484020855/ref=la_B00BQRNHMO_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456891602&sr=1-1

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Free Comic Book Day (It is not too late)

It is not too late.

If you missed "Free Comic Book Day 2016" the good news is: It is not too late.  There are several kindle comic books available for free on amazon.com.











Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy International Table Top Day

( #International #table #top #tabletop #day )
Geek and Sundry Announced that today, April 30th, is the International Table Top Day.



INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY 2016 24 HOUR LIVE STREAM! #TABLETOPDAY

This is the day that we can set appart for playing the games that we love.  Gather your friend and family, sit them down, and have some fun with the board games you have around the house.

If you don't have some games, go to your local game shop and find your love of games.

See a list of retailers observing International Table Top Day by clicking here.

To see Community Events near you click here.

Monday, April 25, 2016

International Table Top Day Count Down (5)

( #International #table #top #tabletop #day )
Geek and Sundry Announces that this Saturday, April 30th, is the International Table Top Day.


5 days until April 30th

Amazon has gotten in on the action with great discounts:

"For a limited time only while supplies last, up to 40% off strategy board games for TableTop day. Discount is only applicable to items sold by Amazon.com. Also, for an even greater value, take advantage of FREE Shipping (restrictions apply) and Prime (restrictions apply)."

Take a look at this great game for $8.99 today only:



And this great game for $10.39

See a list of other retailers observing International Table Top Day by clicking here.

To see Community Events near you click here.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Falling Tree

( #EasyToon #tree #animation #apple #life )
Falling Tree - Brady L.B. - EasyToon Animation 

In the above animation I used the program EasyToon to produce the animation of the growth and death of a tree. I found it fun and easy to use EasyToon to produce this animation.

©2016 Brady L.B.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Easy Toon Review

( #review #easytoon #plant #animation #growth ) 

Easytoon Review: 

It is amazing some of the things that you stumble across when you are searching the internet. One such thing is a program called EasyToon. 

Below is some positives and negatives of the program. I also included one animation that I made with EasyToon. 

Some Positives: 
  • Easy to use tools 
  • Previous frame(s) overlay 
  • Next frame(s) overlay 
  • Free to use 

Negatives: 
  • Only black and white 
  • No timeline preview


Monday, March 28, 2016

2-28-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #helmet #back #gum #puppet #ivy #canvas #encounter #glandular #homicide #destruction #word #challenge )
Ivy Helmet - Brady L.B. - Pen sketch
Random word challenge - Recording

Down in the depths of the jungles of wars gone by, rests the stories of the fallen puppets of evil men. Perhaps these evil beings had a glandular problem that caused them to bask in the destruction of so many people. The puppets committed homicide in the name of the greater good, without knowing the real intentions of their leaders.

Today we would like to encounter one of the stories left behind. A body laying face down in the mud. His helmet has fallen from his head and is now stuck in the ivy. As we take a closer look at this canvas of life, we see that this soldier was shot in the back. Could he have been shot with friendly fire, or was it that he had turned his back to the war to enjoy a piece of gum.

© 2016 Brady L.B.

Random words: helmet, back, gum, puppet, ivy, canvas, encounter, glandular, homicide, destruction

Saturday, March 26, 2016

3-15-2016 through 3-25-2016 Spring Distraction



This time of year can have many distraction from your life.

Calm down
Enjoy the time

You should sit down and have some icecream with those who you love.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

3-14-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #actor #believing #excitement #elastic #willow #blackness #hate #funnel #headphones #flesh #word #challenge )

Daily random word challenge

The actor Bill was filled with hate for his wife as he listened to her good bye message through the headphones of the movie set. She had funneled all his money to the private account of her lover. 

Waiting under the willow tree for him after making the money transfer she realized that her desires of the flesh may have left her with nothing. Her secret lover left her believing that he wanted to run away with her. The blackness of his elastic heart left her excitement in the dust when he left with the money.

© 2016 Brady L.B.

Random words: actor, believing, excitement, elastic, willow, blackness, hate, funnel, headphones, flesh

3-11-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #favor #fatality #daring #guilty #potential #aim #liberating #room #graffiti #rattle #random #word )
Daily random word challenge

It was the morning of the final fatality that Jim would add to his resume. Jim had favored to perform this act in a graffiti filled room of an abandoned hotel, because he had lost his daring nature. During recent jobs his nerves were rattled at what he was asked to accomplish. His aim today was to perform the deed in a place that did not have the potential of others finding him guilty on his last job. Jim's main thoughts were on how it would be very liberating to put all this all danger behind.

© 2016 Brady L.B.

Random words: favor, fatality, daring, guilty, potential, aim, liberating, room, graffiti, rattle

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

3-10-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #eastern #exhibit #groovy #formula #abnormally #knuckles #whales #align #degenerate #gold #random #word )

Daily random word challenge

In the eastern corner of the flat degenerate world, lies a gold encrusted museum of the world that used to be. It was build so that it was aligned with the edge of the world. This museum had almost everything from the world that no longer exists. It stood as a reminder of what the human race no longer had. It had a sign with the word “groovy” that astonished all that visited. What was this sign used for? No one could figure out its true purpose. It had exhibits of extinct animals, such as the whales that died out when the oceans disappeared. It even had exhibits on abnormally large knuckles and body parts. At the center was the prized exhibit. It was that of the formula that had changed the world from a sphere to being flat.

© 2016 Brady L.B.

Random words: eastern, exhibit, groovy, formula, abnormally, knuckles, whales, align, degenerate, gold

3-9-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #human #voice #grain #dishonest #zebra #divinity #dumb #finishing #bloodstain #bitter #random #word )

Daily random word challenge

Kall the zebra was minding his own business, while he was eating his bitter grains. He was interrupted by a human voice sending out dishonest saying about all zebras. He was acting as if he had divinity over all zebras. The human pointed to the bloodstain on Kall’s leg and finishing with how dumb Kall was for getting hurt. The main part that he had left out is that the injury was caused by this very human while being chased around with a teaser. Kall was glad when his jailer had finally left his sight.

© 2016 Brady L.B.

Random words: human, voice, grain, dishonest, zebra, divinity, dumb, finishing, bloodstain, bitter

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Watercolor Bird

( #bird #water #color #colour #watercolor #pencil )
I created this bird using watercolor pencils.  I then when over the image with a moist paint brush to spread out the color.
©2016 Brady L.B.
Paper (75 g/m2)
Watercolor Pencils (fine touch brand)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Fear

Fear

What is my greatest Fear?

We would have to dive into the deep corners of my mind to find the place that I lock. It's the place I do not want to wander and try to avoid; down to the deepest chasms of terror and pain. In this place of horror we will find the things that I fear the most. In this journey we may not find the thing that I fear the most, but we will find things that cause impediment to functions of humanity.

We go down the long corridor of apprehension with doors of dread on each side. We decide to turn and look into a door that is old and causes fear by itself. We slowly turn the cell's lock to access the dismay that awaits us on the other side. The metal explodes around us as the magnitude of the devil awaiting on the other side is able to escape due to our actions. Our empty vessels begin to fill with the dread that is so vast. We begin to see the images of the world around us and the many complexities that it has.

Our minds try to comprehend all that we are seeing and then more images flow into our vacant container. The complexities of the galaxy begins to overflow our vessel, the anxiety of loneliness. But the images don't stop there, they continue to flow onto the ground around us beginning to fill the space around us. The air around us evacuates leaving us in the liquid of despair until we are unable to breath.

The only chance that we have is to close the door that no longer exists. We struggle to stay alive to no avail and we shut down.

After an unknown time we wake up to find the door has closed. All we feel is the cold, wet stone floor and curl up into the fetal position to stay warm.

©2016 Brady L.B.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

3-8-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #charisma #American #dam #bestial #lollipop #poison #downfall #light #act #adult )

Daily random word challenge

DOWNFALL, DOWNFALl, DOWNFAll, DOWNFall, DOWNfall, DOWnfall, DOwnfall, Downfall, downfall

The American way of life is going into a downfall. The country that was led by adults has passed and has been replaced by children with charisma. They hand out beautiful, light lollipops full of poison. The poison brings the American mind into a bestial state; all yelling out for change and following the brightest penny while ignoring the dollar.

Soon the dam of incompetence will brake and the charismatic children will not know what to do. The world will see that we have fallen and became as little spoilt brats not knowing how to act as adults.

© 2016 Brady L.B.

Random words: charisma, American, dam, bestial, lollipop, poison, downfall, light, act, adult

Monday, March 7, 2016

3-7-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #gifted #barber #calling #pavement #baron #bubble #auction #primitive #drink #glamour )

Daily random word challenge

The whole town was gathering for the estate auction of the recently departed Baron. The auction was being held on the front pavement of the estate. A stage was set up with a single table next to the podium. In front of the stage were chairs set up for those who wanted to attend the auction. The people restlessly waited to see the stuff that the Baron had gathered in his life and perhaps walk home with some of the heritage that was contained on his estate.

The auctioneer walked up onto the stage and tried to calm the crowd.

"Attention! Attention! It is time to start the auction, will everyone please take your seats.
'As you know the Baron was a little eccentric and was a gifted barber in his free time. That being said, he gave some instructions in his will on how this auction will be run. Be calm and understanding and we will get this auction over with as soon as possible."

A primitive bubble bottle was brought onto the stage and placed on the table. Inside the bottle was a dark black drink.

"First we have the Baron's hair tonic. There is only this one bottle available. Who will start the bidding?"

The crowd was silent, they did not want to waste their money on a hair tonic. The crowd called out, "No one wants that, let's move onto calling out for other items."

"I am sorry, we cannot move on until this tonic is sold."

A bald beggar in the back called out, "I will give you a soda can for it."

The crowd yelled, "Give it to him for the can."

"As you wish, the tonic is sold for a soda can." The auctioneer waited for a second to see if there was any objections. When there were no objections he continued, "Well that ends the auction today. The glamour of the estate goes to the purchaser of the first item of the auction."

Everyone's bubble of hope was popped.

© 2016 Brady L.B.

Random words: gifted, barber, calling, pavement, baron, bubble, auction, primitive, drink, glamour

Friday, March 4, 2016

3-4-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #accomplice #help #fashionable #hipbone #blinding #carver #hibernation #burial #melody #bullwhip )

Daily random word challenge

She was just like any other strong and confident woman. She had a killer job and a sweet family. She knew how to use a bullwhip to carve into stone. She would send the whip at a blinding speed as she carved. When she was having a hard time, carving would help her get over the troubles of the day. She liked to wear the bullwhip on her hipbone like a fashionable belt when she was not being a carver.

After a really hard day she had finally finished the largest sculpture of her life. That is when everything went wrong. Her accomplice in life died in a horrible car crash the very next day. The death of her sweet heart killed her inside. It sent her internal carver melody into forever hibernation before his burial.

© 2016 Brady L.B.

Random words: accomplice, help, fashionable, hipbone, blinding, carver, hibernation, burial, melody, bullwhip

Thursday, March 3, 2016

3-3-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #mongrel #bold #mutagen #demolishment #inner #chill #mirror #hopper #conspiracy #bonus )

Daily random word challenge

It was the morning of the governmental grain hopper demolishment project. We had been preparing for this project for weeks. As I arrived on site the paint job on the hopper caught the mirror of my eye again.

Mutagen 

I always thought it was strange that it had painted on it "Mutagen." It was probably some bold high school prank from years gone by.

I parked my truck and started my safety check for the project. First step was to make sure there was nothing left in the hopper. I stuck my head in the manhole and viewed the inner portions of the hopper. Everything was checking out until I saw it. It was a mongrel trapped in the lower corner of the hopper. I had my crew remove the dog and began my check again. With a chill down my back I found a bonus mongrel that was the mirror image of the first one. We went through this cycle a dozen times until the crew had one phrase on their mind.

Government Conspiracy 

© 2016 Brady L.B.

Random words: mongrel, bold, mutagen, demolishment, inner, chill, mirror, hopper, conspiracy, bonus

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

3-2-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #iguana #distinct #bacteria #glossy #evacuation #robber #granularity #annual #bitter #regional )

Daily random word challenge

It was time for the annual regional iguana games. Reggie was ready for his event and he was hoping that he would win this year. He had competed in the bitter bacteria eating contest every year. Every year he came in second place to Burney. Reggie looked over at Burney and could see the glossy look he always had before the event. Reggie wondered how Burney could consume the distinct granularity of the food and if his glossy look was part of his ability to get over the texture. Reggie was used to his bitter bacteria to be smooth, but the competition always had granular food.

As Reggie was about to take his first bite of the bitter bacteria, he noticed that the event center was being evacuated. What was causing this evacuation?

One word was ringing through the air, "Robber!"

© 2016 Brady L.B.

Random words: iguana, distinct, bacteria, glossy, evacuation, robber, granularity, annual, bitter, regional

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

3-1-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #waveform #mistaken #wish #cast #glow #beginning #bliss #enlighten #assault #collision )

Daily random word challenge

The sun was slowly coming over the mountain range. It was beginning to enlighten the world to the new day. With this new light of day, the trees were casting shadows across the roadway. As the shadows began to reduce and the sun’s glowing light filled the world around us, an assault on a tree was revealed. This collision with a car was proof that the wishes of wedded bliss can end quickly with a small mistake. The groom had the wheel in one hand and his cell phone in his other hand. Could this phone be the cause of the end of this disastrous end? On the phone could be found one word that caused the man to mistaken a tree for the road. This one word was “waveform.”

© 2016 Brady L.B.
Random words: waveform, mistaken, wish, cast, glow, beginning, bliss, enlighten, assault, collision

Monday, February 29, 2016

2-29-2016 Random Word Challenge

( #simple #zebra #overt #lemon #vest #mercury #kinship #nasty #passion #rehearse )



Daily random word challenge

The simple inked Zebra sat overtly next to the remote road. It was kind of strange as he was dressed oddly. He had on a lemon vest and mercury Styrofoam leggings. Why was he there? What could he be doing? Being overt would indicate that he was not looking for kinship, passion, or love. As you look closer you could see the nasty look he was passionately rehearsing with a nearby tree. Could it be that he was rehearsing how to interact with some other zebra or animal that was nasty to him?

Maybe we should ask his trainer who dressed him so oddly for a notion.

© 2016 Brady L.B.
Random words: simple, zebra, overt, lemon, vest, mercury, kinship, nasty, passion, rehearse

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Call Center Last Meeting

Have you ever had a meeting were you did not know why you were there?  And then you find out it is because your boss is upset about your performance.  In this short video I create the last meeting of a sales person for a call center.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Smart Weigh CSB5KG review

#smartweigh

Smart Weigh CSB5KG Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale with Bowl 11lb x 0.1oz / 5000 x 1g

I've been looking for an affordable scale for my kitchen.  When I was given the chance to use this scale, I took the chance.  I found that this scale meets my needs.

The scale requires two AA batteries (supplied).  The scale comes with two AA batteries and a clear plastic bowl that fits on top of the scale. The scale is stable and it easily accommodated a variety of containers on top.

The scale can easily be tared to eliminate the weight of the bowl or other containers.  If you start the scale with something on it, it automatically tares to the weight of the container and starts the weight at zero.  If you start the scale with nothing on it then add a container, to tare out the container weight press the on/off button and the scale will zero out.

The scale has two modes: lbs/oz and kg/gms.  With the mode button you can move back and forth between the two. The scale has a maximum capacity of 5000 gms.  I tested it against the weight of the pennies and verified that the measurements were accurate.

I received this product for a discounted price in-exchange for a fair and honest review.

#Pennies/gm/oz/test results
1/2.5/-/2gm
2/5.0/-/4gm
3/7.5/-/7gm
5/12.5/0.44/12gm(0.4oz)