Reverb Writing Prompt #15: 5 Minutes

To be honest, even I, navel-gazer supreme, am getting a wee bit tired of all the navel gazing. I’m all about introspection, but this is getting too much. There need to be more fun questions (like that awesome party one). I would love to see more “describe some wacky thing” prompts. I’m starting to feel like they’re all asking the exact same thing. BUT – I am not a quitter (much to your dismay, I suspect). SO – ONWARDS & UPWARDS!


Prompt: 5 minutes. Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.

Author: Patti Digh
Creative is a Verb: If You’re Alive, You’re Creative

  • Trail running
  • Birthday bloody marys
  • Terwilliger Tuesdays
  • Naked santa party
  • Making lefse
  • Spectating the Eugene marathon
  • Brew Reviews
  • Distillery Tour
  • The architect’s 40th birthday party
  • 4th of July barbeque
  • Planting trees with Friends of Trees
  • Rooftop birthday parties in the Pearl
  • Drinks at the Vault
  • Book club discussions
  • Swimming lessons
  • My second OWS of the season (I’m really okay forgetting the first one)
  • Yoga in the park
  • Birthday lunch at VQ
  • The architect getting a job (even if it’s not the one he wants)
  • Waterfront runs with a stormy sky
  • Banks Vernonia Trail
  • Helvetia Tavern after the Banks Vernonia Trail
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Halloween Spooktacular
  • Martinis & oysters overlooking Puget Sound
  • Astoria B&B Anniversary trip
  • Camping in the deluge near Mt. Jefferson
  • Cheesemaking with friends
  • Canning classes
  • Fuck dill! pickles
  • Homemade salsa
  • Sitting on the patio with the architect, drinking white wine, and looking at the garden
  • Leisure Happy Hours

And that’s it for five minutes. I’m sure there are things that I would be sad about not remembering, but since the amnesia is imminent, I won’t know for too long!

Fortunately, I have such a great husband & such a great group of friends, that I will be able to continue making some fantastic memories & I know 2011 will be even better!

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