My exercise today is to write five pet peeves accompanied by five log lines or mini summaries loosely based on them:
1: Being blamed for something I didn't do.
2: People who think anything but a g-string constitutes granny-panties.
3: Parents who cannot stand up to the mind games of their three year old.
4: Co-workers who get away with laziness because they possess a minimal amount of charm.
5: Unsolicited advice on a consistent basis
1: A woman is found jobless after she is accused of embezzling large sums from her company. A few days later, agents show up on her doorstep questioning her about her connection to a terrorist cell. Soon after she is accused of the murder of her elderly grandmother, whom she cares for. Not trusting anyone, the woman goes on the run, in an attempt to clear her name and track down the person who has set her up.
2: Local DJ and avid womanizer rates his conquests on his popular "hot-or-not" website. His plans for blogging domination are thrown askew when he falls for the Queen of the Cat-Ladies, and his priorities begin to shift.
3: Welcome to baby Stepford, where the kids are in charge and Cheerios are serious weapons. Don't expect cuddles and colouring, these kids have worn down their parents through months of parental weakness. They hold the strings now, and plan to keep it that way.
4: Wilson Wicks has spent his whole life doing things by the book, and being walked all over. His best assignments given to the pretty girls, overlooked for a promotion, given instead to the lazy, yet charming bus boy, critisized by the parental unit for being less athletic, and more antisocial. When Wilson finds a manual at the used bookstore on how to charm his way through life, he begins to notice a dramatic change in how others respond to him.
5: Abby Watts, known as Dear Abby by her friends is the queen of friendly advice, even when its not asked for. Solving peoples problems is Abby's heroin, until the day she recieves an anonymous document on her doorstep, outline all her shortcomings and offering a suggestive "fix" for each mistake.
OK, so some of these are uber lame, but it's a valuable exercise. Favorites? Least Favorites (*ahem* Baby Stepford). Let me know.