To bean or not to bean?

Sometimes I get that feeling that I’m entering a jelly bean contest. I put my two dollars in the little kids charity box, I take my coupon, I look at the jar of jelly beans and think about how great it would be to eat them all.
Sometimes I try to use my very limited powers of mathematics. I try to calculate the circumference, try to count the number of beans vertically and horizontally without making it look obvious that I’m counting. (As if making an educated guess would really be cheating and I might be disqualified.) Then my tongue sticks out the side of my mouth as I very carefully try to complete the simple sum in my head.
Iv’e got it!
I think.
It has to be close…maybe only a bean or two away!!
Its so simple…how could I possibly get it wrong?

But sometimes, there is no education that can save you, no enlightened vision, no secret trick. It’s just a gamble.
I don’t know how many beans there are, I don’t know if my guess will be right.
Is it my destiny to eat those beans or were they already divined for some other lucky soul?
I’m hungry. Screw jelly beans!
I’m going to go eat some cheese! And some freakin’ coffee!!!
Now there is a bean you can depend upon.

Light bulb moment

This morning I experienced my very first ever literal light bulb idea moment. I was dreaming about something completely different and then I saw in my mind that there was a light on in a room that was somehow through the wall of my bedroom. A big rose coloured globe. I thought to myself, “Is that a light that has been left on? Or is that part of the plot?”… I awoke immediately at this point with a brilliant plot saving idea for a part of my story that had been bothering me.
So impressed with the light bulb incident, I recorded it on Dave’s speech to text iPhone note taking app.  This cryptic message is what I magically recorded. Though it bears NO relevance nor resemblance to what I actually said…you bet I will be gleaning it for some deep special truths and radical subconscious ideas. ‘Grinstead’ for example…what an excellent name for a town! Oh wait…it is a town. Well, what a great location for some secret happening to occur!
And what about Testigo? What could it mean? Look out in the book for some amazing character called Testigo. Seafield Pizza Hut? Well that is just obvious isn’t it? That is precisely where Fahad times 10 occurs!

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