If you’ve never done any free association writing, I highly recommend it. You never know what’s going to come out. My topic was, obviously, things I love (or loved).
If you use a pen, the goal is just to keep the pen moving. I was typing, so I set a timer for three minutes and tried to keep my fingers moving. I didn’t edit anything and only went back to add links.
Sometimes it will probably be apparent when one association led into the next. Sometimes it’s totally random and even I can’t figure out how I got one to another.
The sound of frogs
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
50% of Jack Nicholson’s movies
Alice in Wonderland (the books)
A Gentle Madness
Sleeping in on Saturday
Sleeping under a million blankets when it’s snowing
Free rice (online game)
Remembering what I forgot
Seeing an old friend
Feeling the anger fade
Thundercats (not Snarf, though)
The old Twilight Zone shows
Most Tori Amos
Team Gaggle (the post)
Being first in line at the DMV
Being in the library before it opens
Reading when I should be sleeping
Sleeping when I should be working
Memories of when my dad’s friend Charles took me to the arcade to play frogger
Sitting on my dad’s shoulders when we went fishing
Throwing salmon eggs at mosquitoes on Hidden Lake
Lifting more weight than before
Getting free books
A new novel by a beloved author
An old novel by a forgotten author
Conan The Barbarian (and the Destroyer)
The NBA Finals
The Shield on FX
Up to Season 8 on the Simpsons
Sand dunes in Moab
This burrito I ate once in Moab
The walnut tree at my grandparent’s
The handicapped bars in our hotel bathroom
The first time
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