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Snails and me…
Thursday, February 11th, 2016

“By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.”
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I have an affinity for snails. Not because I love escargot, although that dish is delicious! (I know that’s an automatic ew for some of you!) My family thinks it’s because the only joke I can remember involves a snail. They think that’s hysterically funny—not the joke, because it really is kind of lame—but the fact it really is the only joke I’ve ever told. They give me snail gifts because they make me smile. Here are a few…


Spurgeon’s quote really does sum up why I love the snail. He’s kind of gross with his slick, wet body and as slow as molasses pouring. But he gets there. Ever keep an aquarium and watch snails slide along the glass? They are constantly moving.

Sometimes, I’m the snail. I plod along, but manage to get tons done, because I’m constantly in motion. Last week, I wrapped up a short story and published it. Finished a novella and shipped it to my editor. This week, I expanded another short story (you should see it tomorrow!), and now, I’m working my way through revisions of a story I wrote a long time ago, so I can publish it next week (Love space pirates?!). To mangle a “W” quote, I get ‘er done.

Some writers are flashy and quick. I admire their speed. Envy it. Sometimes, I wish I could tack a turbo drive to my butt to get it into gear. But I am what I am—a snail…

So, are you flashy or a snail?

And here’s my lame snail joke…

What does the snail say as it rides the turtle’s back?


7 comments to “Snails and me…”

  1. Pat Freely
    · February 11th, 2016 at 1:55 pm · Link

    Depending on the situation I’m either.

  2. Lisa J
    · February 11th, 2016 at 2:50 pm · Link

    Love the joke. I have to tell it to my great nephew. He is four and will think it is the funniest thing he ever heard.

  3. Ginger Robertson
    · February 11th, 2016 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Good afternoon Delilah,

    I’m more of a snail……..pacing myself. But when I really, really need to I’m Flash Gordon.


  4. Eniko
    · February 11th, 2016 at 5:00 pm · Link

    LOL I burst out laughing when I read the joke, too funny. Love the snail with the flower hat, cute and whimsical and I looooove escargot.
    I have 2 speeds, flash and stop, I don’t know how to do slow 😀

  5. Masha
    · February 12th, 2016 at 12:02 am · Link

    I’m an absent-minded snail who has great ideas and then realizes they go with seeds that were planted a decade ago! How’s that for slow-paced?

    And by the way, escargots are absolutely delicious. I’ve been craving escargots. I’m going to start dreaming about them. With garlic. Ooooh myyy.

  6. ButtonsMom2003
    · February 12th, 2016 at 12:55 am · Link

    I love the joke! I’m a procrastinator so in that respect I’m a snail but when I’ve got a tight deadline for something I turn into a flash.

  7. Mary Preston
    · February 12th, 2016 at 1:50 am · Link

    I’m a snail, but I always get there eventually.

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