"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

** Spunk! -- I've Got Spunk! **

How many of you remember "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" from the 1970's? It was such a well written, classy comedy with many memorable episodes. One of my favorites popped into my head this evening. I was contemplating the progress I have and have not made on my book, and all of a sudden, I heard Lou Grant's voice saying, "You've got spunk! I hate spunk!"


And then I heard myself saying, "Oh yeah, Mr. Grant? Well you just wait. You haven't even begun to see spunk! You've never seen the Becky Povich version of spunk! I'm going to sit my butt down, stop dilly-dallying around, and get my book completed! What do you have to say about that?"

"Well then...I'd say I guess I was wrong....about you, anyway. You go ahead and show me your spunk. Show me that finished book. Then you'll have proven to me that determination, dedication and spunk can move mountains."

The Fine Print: Disclaimer: Neither Lou Grant (or Ed Asner) and I have ever had a real conversation, either fictional or real, spoken or unspoken.

Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.--Diana Rankin

7 comments:

  1. Hooray for Pretend-Mr.-Grant!!! He is SO right!!! You and your spunk can move mountains AND memoirs!!!

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  2. Nice to know hearing voices can be helpful. :)

    You've got spunk. Yes you do! You've got spunk. Now what will you do?

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  3. Hi Sue! Thanks for the support!

    Hey Tammy! Thanks! I know I can do it, especially with my friends helping me along, both in person and on my blog!

    Oh, Janel! You made me laugh...on all of it! I think a lot of writers hear voices from time to time, don't you?! But this was a first for me! :D
    And for your ode to Dr.Seuss, I say this: Because I have spunk, oh yes I do, I won't write junk or any poo poo!

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  4. You go Becky - don't let anyone take your dreams away - not even yourself! sandie

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  5. hi! Spunk. are you Spunking today? have a good Spunking day.

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  6. Hi Chatty! Thank you! You wrote a very powerful comment!! I think I'll add that to my quotes at the top of my blog! That was just wonderful!!

    Hi Rose! Thanks! You're funny! And yes, I think I'm having a spunky kind of day!

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