Random Muddy Writing

Random Muddy Writing April 13, 2023

Ever have those nights where you try as heck to lie still and let your brain turn into mud with the goal of drifting off into some sort of deep sleep?

Ever have those moments as a writer when you just can’t think of what to write about and your creativity is stuck in the mud?

I was having one of those moments last night and decided to turn on the laptop and write something random.

Earlier in the day I had had a conversation with my wife where I was attempting to spark her vacant writing muse by giving her random words and having her come up with a story based on the word. I just happen to pick the word Mud. And this is what she came up with.

Muddy Story

Well, I don’t really remember if it was 1982 or 1985. But I do remember my father’s cousin’s son when we were in Ireland visiting as children. We went to a local beach. There we were with Neil Casey who was wearing rain boots, which have the nickname Welles, probably short for Wellington, a company that made rain boots and perhaps still do.  So there he was as the water was rising with a pail and shovel or a bucket and spade if you prefer, feeling stuck, stuck in the mud as he called it. I was either 7 or 10 at the time this story took place and Neil was younger then that.  I would have said sand personally. Also the water really wasn’t that high. Neil however felt stuck. Stuck in the mud. But what do I know, I’m only an American. He called out to my father who had come down to the beach to see where the kids were and to make sure we were not lost or whatever. He likes checking in on us. I think it helps him feel better.

Neil saw my father and started calling out. “John, I’m schuck in the mud,” and asking for help with a worried voice and the thick accent. My father helped Neil out of the ‘MUD’ and we all walked back on that summer day to my father’s cousin’s house. I don’t know why I remember this so well. It is just one of those things that get stuck in your head just like Neil got stuck in the mud.

Muddy Article.

So in the middle of the night when I needed something to write, I typed the random word MUD in different places and this is what popped up.

Muddy Microsoft Bing Search

Good, clean fun might seem hard to find in Maine this time of the year.

That’s because Maine has a mighty mud season, where late-melting snow turns anything that’s not paved into a gooey mess.

Some folks might want to embrace the mud and get their hands (and other body parts) as dirty as possible. Other people might want to avoid the muck but still get outdoors and enjoy the (relatively) mild Maine spring weather. It’s a good time of year to do that, since a lot of the state’s scenic areas are less crowded in the shoulder season.

Mud season has arrived. Here are fun ways to embrace or avoid it. – Lewiston Sun Journal

Some good clean fun at the Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run in Waterville last year.

Muddy Patheos

This past weekend, some buddies of mine talked me into doing a “Mud Run” with them. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, basically you wake up early on a Saturday morning, put on some old clothes, meet up with some friends, and spend several hours running through mud, cold creeks, obstacles, and everything that nature has to throw at you. It’s crazy, and painful and AWESOME! By the end of it, you’re exhausted, bloody, and muddy but you feel an unbelievable sense of accomplishment.

Whatever challenges you are facing right now in your relationships, finances, health or life in general, tackle those trials with courage and be willing to get muddy and bloody along the way. Our greatest breakthroughs usually happen outside our comfort zones! Once you cross the finish line, I can guarantee that you will feel incredible!

Life Lessons from a Mud Run | Dave Willis (patheos.com)

Muddy Poem

Polly Chase Boyden

Mud is very nice to feel
All squishy-squash between the toes!
I’d rather wade in wiggly mud
Than smell a yellow rose.

Muddy Music

Muddy Movies

WARNING: Mild Language and an instance of Profanity

Muddy Names

Samuel Alexander Mudd Sr. (December 20, 1833 – January 10, 1883) was an American physician who was imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth concerning the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He treated his fractured leg and didn’t report the incident.

Mudd was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson and released from prison in 1869. Despite repeated attempts by family members and others to have it expunged, his conviction was never overturned.

Samuel Mudd’s name is sometimes given as the origin of the phrase “your name is mud,” as in, for example, the 2007 feature film National Treasure: Book of Secrets. However, according to an online etymology dictionary, the phrase has its earliest known recorded instance in 1823, ten years before Mudd’s birth, and it is based on an obsolete sense of the word “mud” meaning “a stupid twaddling fellow.

There is the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum


Muddy Ice Cream

Muddy Art

Japanese artist Yusuke Asai used 8 different types of local mud, dirt, and dust to cover all the walls and the ceiling of a classroom of a village school in east India.
Extraordinary Mud Paintings Decorate An Entire Classroom To Bring Art Into Indian Village Children’s Lives | DeMilked

Muddy Day

International Mud Day-June 29

Muddy History

Muddy Twitter

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When a cat gives birth right in the mud of the trenches, on the front line… Ukrainian soldiers come to her aid, bring her a basket, a blanket and bring the young mother in labor and run to put her in a warm bunker where she will finish the delivery in peace and warmth! These are not pretty photos, they are just a moment of Ukrainian reality in the trenches, of men who, despite the harsh conditions, find time to help a cat.

Photo: Gaelle Girbes

Muddy Facebook

 Tamarack Hill Farm 

“Glop” noun, as in, “My horse rolled in the glop.”
“Gloppy” adjective, as in “My paddocks are a gloppy mess.”
Glop is a new word that is a combination of, but not limited to, such words as grime, goo, goop, slime, and slop.
Glop is 4 parts wet manure, 5 parts mud, 3 parts slime of an unknown nature, 2 parts last year’s leaf mold, 2 parts some other disgusting substance.
My farm, currently, is under a severe glop watch. My horses roll in glop. The glop dries on their bodies in thick sheets that can best be loosened by a garden rake. We wade in glop. We haul hay carts through acres of glop.
It will be observed that glop and glitz are not related terms. Neither is glop a close relative of glamor. The horses in the big shows are not gloppy. Most of the famous riders of the sleek horses at the major venues rarely deal with glop.
Glop is a hidden reality of the joys of springtime that many never get to experience in a close, intimate and personal fashion.

Muddy Places to Live

Muddy Amazon Products

PURE DEAD SEA MUD – Dead Sea Mineral Mud is world famous for its anti-aging and healing properties. This Mineral Rich formula that has been infused with the highest quality ingredients to naturally fight breakouts, blackheads, clogged pores, and pimples, while repairing acne scars, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Nourishing vitamins leave your complexion looking and feeling clearer and more radiant without drying your skin.

Hannah B.
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn’t do much for my skin
Reviewed in the United States �� on July 30, 2022
My boyfriend and I tried this. I didn’t notice much difference in our skin though it smells great

Amazon.com : Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask Scented with Lavender for Face and Body – 100% Natural Minerals – Minimize Pores, Remove Blackheads, Reduce Acne and Wrinkles for Men and Women, a Healthier Complexion 8.8 oz : Beauty & Personal Care

Muddy Books

“Every Kid Should Roll in Mud” is a delightful children’s book that encourages kids to explore, experiment, and embrace life’s messiness. Through playful rhymes and colorful illustrations, the book celebrates the joy of rolling in mud, baking cakes, playing pretend, riding a bike, asking questions, and even playing with bugs. It inspires kids to use their imagination, follow their passions, and discover the world around them. This book is a perfect gift for any child who loves to play and explore!

Muddy Tik Tok

Muddy Youtube

WARNING: Mild Language and an instance of Profanity

Muddy Quotes

“Alec looked at her and shook his head. “How do you manage never to get mud on your clothes?”
Isabelle shrugged philosophically. “I’m pure at heart. It repels the dirt.”
— Cassandra Clare (City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2))

“We sit in the mud, my friend, and reach for the stars.”
— Ivan Turgenev (Fathers and Sons)

Muddy  Images

Muddy NPR

When a journalist describes a building as a “mud hut” or a “mud house,” many Americans will infer extreme poverty and substandard living conditions in a faraway country. And yet, equating the construction material with an economic standard isn’t fully accurate. In some places, it’s considered trendy and environmentally sound to build a house made of mud or clay. Some ancient cities that are still inhabited were built from mud. And in the American Southwest, historic adobe homes are rarely described as mud homes.
When you hear the term “mud huts” : NPR Public Editor : NPR

Muddy Religion

The God Who Enters Our Muddy Waters

JANUARY 10, 2021

Muddy Bible Verses

“The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes.
He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.” John 9:11

Muddy Catechism Passages

Often Jesus asks the sick to believe. He makes use of signs to heal: spittle and the laying on of hands, mud and washing.
The sick try to touch him, “for power came forth from him and healed them all.”
And so in the sacraments Christ continues to “touch” us in order to heal us. CCC 1504 




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