Hatt Tricking the Cat

6:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 64 Comments


Pat Hatt at Rhymetime offered this inspiration to bloggers:  Poof! Topics galore. Took 5 minutes at my shore. Don't you like a helpful cat? 

Why yes, I do like a helpful cat....

He took the time to inspire, so today I won't perspire. I'll take that cool cat's advice and put my brain on ice. 

1. Mommy Issues I have no issues with my mom. I think that crazy chick's da bomb.
2. Daddy Issues My dad was tops! No issues with my pops. 
3. How to build a fire? Need one quick? Flick your Bic.
4. How to change a tire? This gal don't play, she calls Triple A. 
5. Places I almost died? Land sakes alive, I don't even sky dive. 
6. Things never to say to your mother. My lord, never tell Mom you're bored. 
7. Butt pics Tsk, tsk, you asked for this...




Thanks to our hosts LexaL.G, and Tonja Drecker for this weekly good things check in!  


~The kids had more snow days this week. I know, adults are tired of the snow, but kids do the most awesome snow dances when they get that call.

~Crawled back into the edit cave. Hopefully this is the final edit. Wish me luck.

~I bought Scrivener. I'm not really sure how to use it, but I have it.




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64 comments:

  1. I most certainly enjoyed your post, to read and look at the pictures, we have had rain most of the winter ...no snow yet.
    Have a great week-end.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Snow is better than rain, so I won't complain.

      (That rhyme was unintended...still suffering from the cat's influence, LOL)

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  2. Very clever! The Cat will be proud of your little rhyming ass. (People who don't know Pat will really wonder about that comment, won't they?)

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    1. If they're curious about his rhyming ass, they can check him out...or at least his rhymes, not suggesting people check out his butt or anything.

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  3. Ha! Those rhymes were too funny!
    Good luck with the editing! I've been trying out Scrivener but haven't made the commitment to purchase it yet. I do like it, though.

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    1. I have it downloaded and went through the tutorial. I'll have to start using it to really get the hang of it.

      Jo Wake sent me an online coupon to get it at a discount, which was awesome.

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  4. lmao, look at you go with the flow. Good answers too that came due. Glad the cat can help out with a post about. But I still have one question for you. Are you as curious as that small ape at your zoo? I hope not, may curl your nose up a lot.

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    1. I'm glad you approve!

      And no, I'm not at all curious like that ape. LOL

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  5. Wow-you've got the flow! Yay to getting those edits done! I bought Scrivener last year, peeked at it a few times. Does that count? Hope you find more use for it.

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    1. I told my son to check it out too (he writes screenplays), so maybe he can give me a tutorial. If that fails, I'll probably be like you.

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  6. Haha, way to go!! You totally channelled Patt Hatt!

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    1. He is only the most prolific blogger I know- eventually he's bound to run off on us all!

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  7. Your rhyming answers to Pat Hatt's questions cracked me up! And especially those butt pics! Yay for the snow day dances and for buying Scrivener. I've heard it's very helpful. Good luck with your (hopefully) final edit! :)

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    1. Let's hope! That is only the fourth time I've said that, but the story still doesn't feel right. Must tweak until if feels ready for the world.

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  8. Haha, great job! I've been using Scrivener, but I know I'm not using it to its fullest. The hardest thing to get used to is not knowing what page number you're on! I'm 10,000 pages from the end of my book and didn't even realize I was that close!

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    1. 10,000 pages? That seems like a long way to go. I suppose this proves I may not have learned anything from the Scrivener tutorial!

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  9. Haha, that was fun! As for the pictures, it makes me wonder if that zebra is pregnant? Lol!

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    1. It's either pregnant or middle-aged. LOL.

      Seriously, I bet you're right. I never thought of it. I use Dollar Photo Club for my images and this was all they offered for "animal butts", so I didn't scrutinize any of the butts, I just downloaded and ran.

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  10. Wishing you luck with your edit. Light and tight. Sweet blog post. :)

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    1. I think all the Valentine chocolate went to my brain. :)

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  11. Ah, Pat. He's always good for smile, isn't he. Love your post. :D

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    1. Yes, he is. And such a loyal blog visitor. Him and Alex...how do they do it?

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  12. Cool rhymes. I wish those were the only butt pics out there. A lot of people are embarrassing themselves and leaving online footprints that they might not be able to erase. I'm also in the editing cave.

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    1. Amen to that!! Seriously? What are they thinking?

      Good luck with your edits!

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  13. Your rhymes are good, Liz.
    write Club is already here...again?

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    1. Yes, it is. I got an email from DL last week.

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  14. A delightful post no doubt, and its nice of you to share. Warm greetings!

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  15. Excellent!

    I like a gal who doesn't play, and I keep Triple A in business too.

    Hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day, Elizabeth.

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    1. I hope your day was dipped in chocolate!

      Yeah, I don't see my inability to change a tire as threatening to my independence as long as I can hire it done.

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  16. LOL this really made me chuckle!!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  17. Look at that line up of butts! Quite the show and, of course, the rhyme was fun as always.

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  18. Love the rhymey answers, very Pat-esque. I too learned early on never to tell my mom I was bored, as that was secret code for "please give me a ton of chores I'll hate."

    Good luck in the edit cave, and don't get lost in there!

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    1. Exactly. And as a mother, I utilize that same strategy. It works like a charm.

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  19. Places I Almost Died would be an interesting one for an adventurer.

    Good luck with your (hopefully last) round of editing! :)

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    1. Yes it would, but I have never, ever been called adventurous. Ever. I don't even like to drive over 55.

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  20. Places I Almost Died would be an interesting one for an adventurer.

    Good luck with your (hopefully last) round of editing! :)

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  21. Butts! Hehehe! I've changed a tire with help before. Though I'd be unlikely to do it myself. We had a snow day ourselves today. Have a terrific week!

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    1. I technically KNOW how to do it. I just don't want to do it. And you know, anything we assume responsibility for is ours for life, right?

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  22. Hey Patt!! I'm kinda leaning towards doing the write club. Maybe just one more time... Ugh. Decisions decisions. Big snowy hugs!! Line edits huh?? You like dying, don't you. Kidding. You have my blessing since you're my biggest cheerleader.

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    1. That was me, not Pat. I was that good, huh? Impressive. Most impressive.

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  23. You never fail to make me laugh, Elizabeth! And yes, I assked for it. ;) I hope all is well with you and yours, you brilliant woman!

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  24. You never fail to make me laugh, Elizabeth! And yes, I assked for it. ;) I hope all is well with you and yours, you brilliant woman!

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  25. (sigh) I must be getting old. This is a great post; I thought so when I read it last time, and I still think so. Thing is, I also thought I left a comment when I read it last time. Nope. Thinking it doesn't make it so. (Unfortunately.)

    You did a great job channeling Pat. And the "rhyming asses" are a real hoot. Fun post!

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    1. Blame blogger, not yourself. Several people said their comments were "eaten and lost" last few days. I've had some trouble commenting myself.

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  26. I love scrivener. I don't know everything it can do. I'm not fancy. What I do know works so well. It's the best way to write.

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    1. I'm eager to start a new story so I can try it out!

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  27. LOL! I hope you can figure out scrivener. I tried it. Too organized for my taste. The artist in me needed something a little messier. Good luck with the next edit! I just finished a draft and am handing it off to my editor to shred. Yay. I'll join you soon in the abyss of eternal edits.

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    1. I still need to read book Moonless two. I own it, just need to read.

      Organized? Oh boy, that's not me either!

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  28. Great rhyming! lol on the Scrivener comment. It's hard enough to us MSWord. I'll stick with it.

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    1. I love the idea of having the research at my finger tips. I forget character names and hair colors...then I lose my notecards...it's such a bother.

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  29. I love Scrivener. Joseph Michael is doing a free webinar on the matter with Joanna Penn. It's on third of March. There's also a few good YouTube videos. Have lots of fun. Love the photos!!

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    1. I saw that! I will either join in that or wait for my teen to figure it out and have him give me a tutorial.

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  30. I can recommend a course that will blow your mind, since you said you bought Scrivener:
    http://learnscrivenerfast.com/
    Or, if you are just looking for a few tips, his Facebook page is:
    https://www.facebook.com/ScrivenerCoach/

    Hopefully that helps with your goals next month. I know that I learned a lot from it!
    Helpful cat cracked me up, as did your rhymes.

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    1. Thanks Lenni!! I'm going to copy and paste these links for safe keeping.

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