Counting to Five

This week has been a hard start to the annual Slice of Life Story Challenge. I’ve been super tired and super busy and ideas have either not come at all or have come too big to finish in time for posting a slice.

That’s where I am tonight. I started an essay yesterday but couldn’t get through to an end. Today I was too busy to have time to work on it. With luck, I’ll muddle my way through tomorrow and get it posted.

I still need a slice for tonight, however. Happily, I’ve been reading other slicers, a past time that often results in me feeling inspired by something one of them has written. Over at Teacher Reader Writer, Donnetta shared a list for her slice, a good reminder that lists make excellent slices! And so, following her lead, here is my list of five random facts about me.

  1. I was in the Coney Island Mermaid Parade four times.
  2. I don’t have a driver’s license.
  3. I was once the host of a party at which a friend’s +1 thought his clever party trick would be to insert himself into groups and diagram the sentences of everyone trying to have a conversation. <sigh>
  4. The episode I recounted for my Monday slice isn’t the only time I’ve been lost in the woods.
  5. I am one of those people who has an anecdote for everything (… and one of those people who often forgets that I don’t actually need to share an anecdote for everything).

And there you have it. I have a “random and fabulous” tag … I don’t know if all of these things are fabulous, but they are definitely random!


It’s March, which means it’s time for the
13th annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Curious? Head on over to Two Writing Teachers
and see what the rest of this year’s slicers are up to!

Original Slicer - GirlGriot

17 thoughts on “Counting to Five

  1. This community is so amazing. I was stuck on Day 4 (which was what my post ended up being about) and I got so many great suggestions from fellow slicers. And the list is perfect. Little known facts arbout people are so fun to learn-even if we’ve never met.

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    1. I always think I won’t have enough things to write about in March … and I always forget that other slicers are wonderful for inspiring me. I love this community! 🙂

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  2. #5 was a perfect conclusion to your list. Thanks for the chuckle. And #1 is a story that must be told. You probably can’t imagine how exotic The Coney Island Mermaid Parade sounds to a child of the Rocky Mountain west!

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  3. #5 definitely made me laugh! I love list slices–never get tired of reading them or writing them! I love the stories that are hinted at in all of these, but they also make strong statements by themselves. And a big yes to all the ways the slicing community inspires us!

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    1. This March challenge always draws so many stories out of me. It’s the thing I forget between SOLS challenges: if I blog every day, I’ll find more and more things to blog about!

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