Designer word storage or why I need something nice to keep “shit” in.

Finding the words, the right words, to string together to make a blog post is not always an easy thing for me to do.    I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe I just don’t have the right word storage.

I have friends who write for a living or whose living includes writing. Authors, attorneys, corporate writers, university professors. I imagine they have a beautiful vintage Louis Vuitton trunk full of words to use in their writing.  They just open the lid, and their stock of beautiful words flows out like a melody.

Louis Vuitton Trunk

Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk. Holds a melodious crap ton of words.

I have other friends and acquaintances who are great with words and can write paragraphs of interesting sentences that make me want to read the WHOLE thing.   I imagine they store their words in something like this and when they open it their words are neatly arranged in perfect order.

Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase

Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase. Holds a lot of neatly put together words.

I sometimes struggle to bang out three or four paragraphs of words that make sense.  The problem might be that I keep my words in this bucket.   There isn’t any order, I just reach in and pull out any old words and then try to arrange them.

Plastic Sand Pail

Dollar Store plastic bucket. Only holds a small jumble of words but note the bonus of the added plastic shovel can also be used as a pooper scooper.

I keep my hot swear words in the bucket below and since there are fewer of them they are much easier to get to but the open top often allows for escape.


Fire Bucket

Plastic fire bucket. Does not hold real fire because it would melt. Holds my hotter swear words but not securely because almost every post “shit” escapes and inserts itself on the page. Sometimes the “F” word tags along.  The pooper scooper shovel comes in handy here.

They say the more you write, the better you get.  I take that to mean the better your word storage gets.   I hope so because I really would love to store my little stock of words in something like the picture below.   They would still be a jumble but at least not the dollar store kind, and the inside zipper pocket would hold “shit” securely.


vintage louis vuitton bucket bag

Vintage Louis Vuitton Bucket (bag). Holds a lovely jumble of words securely. The inside zipper pocket keeps “shit” from escaping.


I’m going to keep writing and hope that one day when I reach for my bucket of words the bucket has a lovely monogrammed “LV” all over it and didn’t come from the knock-off aisle at the dollar store.

Until then……shit… will happen.

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