Nice Costume

Ever feel like you’re getting sick but you never quite get there?  Like you have half a cold?  I’ve felt like that all day, actually for close to a week now.  It’s just that today was worse.  It’s probably from fatigue.  I keep waking in the middle of the night thinking I’ve forgotten something or else I get hit with a plot idea. 

Have you figured out that if you don’t get up and write it down, you forget it by morning? At least I do. 

Okay, since I feel terrible, this post is terrible. So, I’ll share this link to the trailer for 300.

Gerard Butler.  I feel better already.


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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11 Responses to Nice Costume

  1. Heather says:

    All you had to say was Gerard. I didn’t make the connection earlier when it was on T.V. Wasn’t paying attention.

  2. Kelli McBride says:

    I SOOOO hope this movie is a great as the story that inspired it – and I mean the historical story of the 300 Spartans, not the graphic novel. This is definitely a situation where Hollywood/fiction can best the actual eventd. Of course, casting Gerard Butler as Leonidas is a very good attempt. The real Leonidas probably wasn’t as well-kempt and clean as Gerard looks in the trailers. Spartans used their “earthiness” as part of their psychological intimidation.

  3. sniv says:

    I hate sick but not sick. I get that way when I’m uber stressed (like last November, I was ick all month). Maybe you need to take a breather? Even if it’s just for an evening? I find a hot bath helps me, but we all have our little things.

  4. Yeah. If I don’t get up and write it down, that idea is gone in the morning. I freakin’ hate that! And I’m lazy, so I never get up. 😉

  5. Word Doctor says:


    Try a little shot of whiskey…knocks that crap right out. I keep a notebad next to my bed for the very same reason, if I don’t write it down, it’s gone.

    Hope you feel better.


  6. Word Doctor says:

    correction: notepad. Maybe they are notebads…hhmmm….

  7. carol says:

    Hope you feel better fast. Whisky can help, even if you’re not sick. 🙂 Yeah, if you don’t write it, it’s lost forever. I should put a voice activated recorder by the bed. Then I could record the brilliant ideas without opening my eyes, turning on the light, etc.

  8. relliott4 says:

    Whiskey is some harsh stuff. Wonder if Vodka would work.

    What a great idea, Carol. Only my husband might object– but maybe this would be less harsh than flipping on the light. I even have one of those touch lamps…

    Yeah, stress is probably the culprit, Laura.

    Kelli, I think Gerard looked very earthy in the trailer. I know he made me feel very earthy.

    I’m much better today, all. Have a busy kid day, so that’s good.

  9. I used to have a notepad by the bed for ideas then when I woke up in the morning I couldn’t read them. Now I have one of those mini recorders and it works so much better. Great for ideas in the car too. I looooooove Gerard Butler. Even if the movie isn’t true to history, I will have to go see it.

  10. Heather says:

    Did you know that your comments are disabled for your most recent post?

  11. Missy says:

    Not many can surpass Gerard Butler in the sexy department but Michael Fassbender is also in 300 and he’s nothing to snub one’s nose at.

    Since this is a Frank Miller project, I’m not going to hold my breath on historical accuracy but it is definitely a movie I can’t miss.

    Thanks for mentioning it — it made me feel a bit better.

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