Daily Create #1588; Turn @johnjohnston’s Random Image Pairing into a Self-Help Book Title

For today’s daily create we had to source an image from John Johnston‘s experimental random flickr image blender (which does just that, blends random pictures from flicker) and from there create a Self-Help Book Title… Okay, I couldn’t stop at just a title, but hey, this book and approach (if not already written and on the shelves), should be…


DS106 Daily Create #1586: Give us our daily creative freedom, or give us a paraprosdokian

Had to go a little deep today… It’s one of those days where life just needs to be put into perspective; where hard lessons are being learned; where battered and bruised you pick yourself up; you dust yourself off; you resolve to move forward onto bigger and brighter ventures where people are worthy of your expectations… Oh and DS106 gives you an opportunity to capture it all in a message for prosperity!



The Toasted Self – the daily create #1583 (or just 3 for me)

I myself have been “toast” before, and I had a really good time, although I would never condone anyone repeating the mistakes of misguided youth, toast is good, especially with the right accoutrements…

When the concept of the toasted self arrived today as the daily create challenge of DS106, I wondered among tangents, and was moving to a gif that went something like this:

Toasted Self formula(followed by a nom, nom, nom effect)

But on the record, I don’t know anything about any of that… Anyway, I took it back a step to the essence of the title, I went and made some toast on my Mickey Mouse toaster which burns the face of Mickey Mouse on my toast (I have one of those, #TrueStory, please ask for proof), and thought, “I’m not Mickey, and I don’t want to eat my mug (as yummy as it may be too many) because some things are just too good to eat – but the toasted self (in it’s definitive form) this I can do”:


DS106 Daily Challenge #2 (one for the Grammar-Nazi’s)

This was a difficult one to conceive – but seems like I’m learning basic storytelling tools too (like more better grammar)…

“With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for the semi-colon; it’s a useful little chap.”
― Abraham Lincoln