Writers Challenge; Map it Out

This exercise is for the Daily Prompt Writing Challenge Map it Out.  Yeah yeah, I am a day late.  Story of my life!

10 REASONS I SHOULD BE CHOSEN AS THE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER FOR HARVARD CLASS OF SPRING 2013

1.  I have never been to Boston.  How about a free flight and hotel for me to see your historic city!

2.  I hate the NE Patriots.  But a high school friend of mine Orlando business sold the Patriots a jib, whatever the heck that is!  SEE PICTURE  Also, since I mentioned the Patriots, I once owned a Remington electric razor!

3. I  am just like the friend in Goodwill Hunting.  Not the smart kid or the ones whose last name is Affleck.  The other one. You remember him right?   Except I don’t smoke.

4. I Love Conan O’Brien!  And I have seen many Matt Damon movies.  See above example of one.  And I like 70s Aerosmith, when there were doing heavy drugs.  Not that crap they play now.

5. If you take my ACT score and multiple it by 2, I meet your minimum requirements!

6. I once owned a pair of red sox.

7. The Celtics color is green.  What a coincidence, it’s my favorite color of all time!  Well, 2nd favorite color actually.  Ok, I lied.  I hate that shade of green!

8. I wasn’t at the Boston Tea Party, put while I was in college boy did I PARTY!

9.  I have been a life long member of facebook! Hmmm…how long has it been around?

10.  Why in the #*%@ not chose me, I’m Cajun!

This came to mind after watching Conan O’Brien’s commencent speech to Darmouth in 2011.  Found on You Tube HERE.  Extremely funny and well written, with a wonderful lesson thrown in there as well.

Till we meet again.  Good Day

Mind of Shoo

Daily Prompt Circle of Five

A writer once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, which five people would you like to spend your time with?

I know I am a day behind but I really wanted to do this one!  Who would I spend my time with? So so many choices.  I’ll give it a shot.

 The great Freddie Mercury.  My understanding is he died unhappy.  How could it be?  He gave so much to the music world.  He is easily the one person I’d give anything to talk to.

Conan O’brien.   The funniest guy alive.  His humor is intelligent yet simply written and to me just unbelievably funny. His commencement speech to the Darmouth Class of 2011 is historical.  You tube it, it is so funny yet you can see how affected he was about his issues with NBC.

Walter Cronkite.  Growing up as a young kid in the 70’s, he was the news.  He came across that screen to me as humble, honest and trustworthy.  He is one I would love to pick his brain cause he reported on so much.  I remember him ending the news with the total number of Americans lost in Viet Nam.  Great man.

The great Morgan Freeman.  He has always come across as someone you could easily sit down with and have a beer.  Fame doesn’t seem to make a difference to him.  His acting is incredible, I am surprised he only has one Oscar.  Not to mention his voice is so soothing. I wish he would live forever.

Vincent “Bo” Jackson.  What more do I need to say then Bo.  Easily my favorite athlete of all time. 

It’s hard to make a list of just five.  I’d love to meet my mom and dad again.  My Uncle Charles.  My grandmother who was the quintessential southern belle. 

Till we meet again.  Good day.

Mind of Shoo