Ya know what you learn writing a book?
Things you think you knew… you did not actually know as well as you thought. — And sometimes it’ll make you feel like you are especially dumb. 😉
You will spend a ridiculous amount of time researching and googling things you thought you knew enough about. — Turns out there’s a lot you don’t actually know about simple things you thought you knew and sometimes what you know slips your mind altogether.
When you are trying to be descriptive and accurate…. there’s a lot you don’t realize you need extra help with.
I have examples!
Tonight alone I’ve googled… Japanese Maples, types of sweaters, plaid scarfs, kitchen decor, various shades of green, the definition of the word rich, how to describe the color yellow, words for describing a kitchen, the name of the silver refrigerators, (It’s stainless steel by the way, I own one! ) what outdoor furniture looks like, synonyms for… bright, dark, muttered, perfect, colorful, exasperated, capture, proud of, and emotion.
Y’all that’s just tonight. & I assure you it’s not just a one night thing. It’s an every day thing.
Anybody ever stumbles across my search history and they’re gonna think I’m an idiot. Like… next level dumb.
That’s okay though… as long as I nail descriptive and accurate. 👌😀
1.) 60 million years ago there was a super giant monster snake that roamed the Earth. Titanoboa: Weighing in at 2500 pounds & 48 feet long. (Whaaaa? Yeah, you read that right.)
2.) 2 words. 1 animal. Think respiratory muscle paralysis. — Cone Snail! — 1 piece of advice. Whatever you do, don’t touch it! — Should you vacation in Australia… don’t touch it! Lol.
3.) In fact, don’t touch anything in the ocean. Nothing at all. Stay away. It’s all dangerous. (Okay that one is an opinion, lol.) —- BUT should you venture into the ocean & touch things or if things in the ocean touch you.. & it then proves to be rather painful… you should seek help from a medical professional. Lol! — I tried to warn you, I did all I could. 😉
4.) Chernobyl. The residents of Pripyat had no idea what was going on until like 36 to 48 hours or so after the accident. By then, tons of them were already feeling the effects of the radiation. — Seriously, when there has been a nuclear disaster, let’s not take our time informing the folks that are being contaminated by it. (That last part is an opinion, Lol, but a good one!)
5.) You probably shouldn’t live very close to a nuclear plant. That could very well be a disaster waiting to happen. Get far, far away. Far away. & once you’ve gotten far away…. go a little further. Lol. & just keep going. If you’ve gone that far & you pass by another one… keep going. Go passed that one & get further away. 😉 — Seriously… this is good advice, lol!
6.) Mudskippers. Coolest fish ever. They can breathe through their skin. They flip around in the mud. & they’re kind of aggressive & a little moody. They like to throw down with each other. — It’s pretty funny.
7.) Antarctica. There are these little research communities up there. Some people stay all year, through all the seasons. They hire people to work during the summer months… & a lot of those guys only stay through the summer because winters are so rough. — They even have like little grocery stores & all sorts of little things. They’re practically in their own little world, cut off from the rest of civilization. — & when they have winter storms, the ice comes like 5 or 6 feet inside their doors & they have to chip it away after the storm is over. — Pretty cool! 🙂
In case you guys haven’t noticed…. I watch a lot of documentaries. 😉