Friday, February 22, 2013

Compulsively - Day 22 topic of the 30M2D Writing Challenge

The 30M2D writing challenge topic is "Compulsively" and link to my pals who are participating.

My argument in favor of compulsivity - imagine a world where no one took any chances.  I could envision that a least some of the world's great discoveries were because one of those inventors thought, "What if I combine these elements?"

If an athlete didn't think compulsively, there wouldn't be extreme sports.  You have to admit it takes a certain sort of someone and a whole lot of chutzpah to navigate down the edge of a mountain on just a snowboard.

I'm betting that some of the best recipes were a compulsive mix of ingredients, that, and perhaps a little too much wine.  Some of you might remember The Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr's romp through classic cooking.  It only aired in the States for two years from 1969 through 1971.  I think he drank more than he cooked.  It was one of my favorite TV shows.

I've done more than my share of compulsive acts during my childhood.  One fine day at the park, I envisioned a stunt (more likely had seen on a cartoon) where, while riding on a teeter-totter, I would flip into the air and land back on my seat on the teeter totter.  Seemed simple enough in concept but in practicality meant me ending up with a open gash on my chin.  Hmph, nothing ventured, nothing gained.  Here's to acting compulsively! 
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