Friday, May 7, 2010

Whip It, Whip It Good!

My morning drive to get the kids at school was met with a blast from the past. I think it was a message from writerly heavens to get it done today: to whip it, whip it good.

Seems appropriate that this came up this week, after my the most current Monday Moment. Can I just say, I find the power of our senses fascinatingly wonderful.

My car radio released Devo's WHIP IT into my brain and and I was instantly nine-years old again, watching the Park High Rangerettes (drill team) stomp around the gym floor in their white boots with ginormous purple pom-poms bouncing with each step to the coolest song I had ever heard. EVER!

And isn't it funny that Whip it or W-I-P It, or Crack the Whip have all been major themes around Cuppa? Coincidence, or not?

And as I listened to Devo's WHIP IT this morning, it felt like it should be a mantra for my day; a message about the way I need to attack the writing.

So, take a listen. Really. See if it will help you want to whip it, whip it good.

I can't embed the video, but you can see it HERE!

Anyone in with me today? Let me know!


Yat-Yee said...

A great blast from the past. So are you wearing those funky hats as you crack your whip?

Martha Brockenbrough said...

I'm ALWAYS with you. Today, I'd like to get to the 40,000-word point in my revision.

holly cupala said...

Duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-Nuh! Whip it good, ladies!

Gail said...

I'm with you as long as i DON'T have to wear one of those hats!!!

Drop by my blog and sign up for the giveaway I have going, when you get a minute.

Kirby Larson said...

This song came out when my son was born. I have no memory of the 80s other than two trips to Group Health which resulted in two additions to our family.

But I heard the song in Raising Helen. . .does that count?

Roland D. Yeomans said...

A blast from the past. Luckily, I ducked. Like Martha, my present is all too much with me, and I have to finish revising my urban fantasy that no agent seems to want. Have a healing weekend, Roland