Casey started blogging more than 6 years ago as a way of keeping our family in Utah up-to-date on our lives after we moved to Indiana. It became very clear early on that Casey has a special kind of blogging brain.
She has what I like to refer to as a Brett Michaels brain. Yeah, that right. Brett Michaels of the band Poison. Watching that guy on Celebrity Apprentice gave me an epiphany of sorts. There are certain types of brains that are just good at all that creative stuff. They naturally excel at all things creative and no matter how much the rest of us try, we just don’t have that Brett Michaels brain. There were many challenges throughout the course of that season of Celebrity Apprentice where I thought Brett Michaels’ ideas were going to end up as complete flops. Only his ideas were so creative that he ended up winning the show.
That’s how I view my wife’s brain.
If you take Casey’s brain and reverse all of its creative strengths, well then you’ll get my brain. The type of brain that I like to call the boring as hell brain. Everything in my world has to have a pattern. Challenges are approached with the idea of a basic plan in place and then, with practice, more complex steps are added to that pattern until the pattern eventually becomes full-proof. No part of that process involves creativity.
One thing my wife pointed out on Halloween night, as I was free-style carving a pumpkin, is that the pea-sized quantity of creativity contained in my brain seems to display itself in pumpkin carving. Kind of weird? Meh, I just like carving pumpkins.
Here are some photos of my pumpkin carving creativity as well as a few shots of Addie’s and Vivi’s pumpkins from this Halloween:
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