Leslie hosted book club yesterday and we were missing half of our members due to a baby being born, a broken ankle, and a trip to Lake Havasu. But the rest of us had plenty to say over cheese dip and pulled pork.
John Grisham’s Camino Island was good, but almost like his other books. Good story which didn’t involve too many lawyers and included scenic Florida. A phrase from the book struck me the moment I read it, so we did discuss this at some length.
Page 281: Bruce burned some clock as he fortified himself for what was ahead.
Burned some clock as in “wasted some time”? A catchy phrase that I think I will add to my everyday vocabulary. J.K.
We did take the opportunity, however, to use it as our short-short-story writing exercise. Each of us writes a sentence and another one of us finishes the short story. Please enjoy.
No. 1: The Fire Department was investigating a factory fire in Fullerton. One rookie discovered a room full of cuckoo clocks all chirping as they were burning.
No. 2: Once the fire was extinguished, some one commented on how the clocks were still beeping, and no one knew what to say.
No. 1: Bob had to burn some clock before he went to his AA meeting.
No. 2: He dreaded waiting for the meeting to start but was always glad to have completed the necessary obligation.
No. 1: My plane arrived early and my connection wouldn’t take off for another two hours. So I prowled around the airport book store, managed to burn some clock, and kill enough time until they called my flight. Finally heading home!
No. 2: My grandson met me at the airport, waiting for the gift he knew I’d purchased for him. He was surprised when I gave him an Apple watch.
No. 1: While I was burning some clock around Thanksgiving weekend, I decided to adopt a puppy and I was going to name him Flava Flav.
No. 2: But wouldn’t you know it–I forgot to turn the oven on so the turkey wasn’t cooked and the whole family ended up at the Golden Corral next to the county animal shelter and we all got new pets!
No. 1: I had never heard the term “burn some clock” before. One day at the office, my boss asked me what I had been doing all afternoon. When I responded, “burning some clock,” he didn’t know what to say and walked way. Yeah, score one for the “gipper”!
No. 2: Bosses are asses.
J.U.G.S. (Just Us Girls) = best book ever!