Sunday, November 25, 2007

Be my muse

No list today, I promise. Now that I’m home and can once again poach the internets from an anonymous neighbor rather than swiping my credit card for the pleasure of ten quick minutes of fulfilling my NaBloPoMo duties with sub-par posts, I can expound at length on my fascinating life and enlightening opinions. But I won’t.

Instead, I’d like to solicit post ideas from my many, many faithful readers. This is the final week of NaBloPoMo, and I want to make it a little more interesting, at least for me. After 25 straight days of posting, I’m beginning to lose the joy and verve I once felt every morning when faced with the prospect of the daily blog. For a while there, reality, or at least what the Matrix has me believing is reality, was providing me with all the inspiration I needed. Lately, though, I’m feeling the burn. That’s why I need you, fellow bloggers, to provide me with any theme or subject or specific idea and any voice or perspective from which I should write it. If inspired, I’ll take it and attempt to weave a web of literary bullshit that will probably only be fun for me and incomprehensible to everyone else. In short, I’m feeling creative, but not creative enough to come up with my own ideas. Give me your best shot.

7 comments:

Jacob said...

Um, why should I give you post ideas when I could just use my ideas for my own daily blog?

Noelle said...

I'm having enough trouble with my own blog... How about a story from your past? Your favorite book? A diatribe on ramen noodles? In a pinch, you could break your ankle. That helped me a lot. With the writing, that is.

Mickey said...

C'mon, guys. Just throw something out there, like "paranoid vietnam vet at the Rose Bowl Parade having acid flashbacks" or "Vladimir Putin enjoys a day at Six Flags with Miley Cyrus." Either one of these would work, but I wanted a little reader involvement.

Meaghan said...

The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy or an empire - discuss! (said with a thick Northern New York accent while pushing up glasses and stroking back my black short curls)

Chris said...

If you could lead a revolution in any country right now, which one would it be and why?

You'll be expected to include details such as the name of your revolutionary organization, how you would begin the effort in earnest and whom you would select as your second in command.

(Disclaimer: If you detail your plans to overthrow the U.S. government and are then subsequently arrested by the FBI, sorry. This is not my intent.)

Courtney said...

I'd like to second Chris' suggestion, with the added caveat that you write it from the viewpoint of Michael Scott on speed.

Julie said...

So sorry for the delay Mickey. I've been on the road, too, (woohoo Thanksgiving) and so have not had easy access to your blog. The following are my suggestions for what remains of NaBlopollowallabingbang month.

1. We've learned a lot about your environmentally conscious attitude and how you like to commune with nature. Let's hear about the opposite. How about this: I am a closet consumer whore / exploiter of the environment for the following reasons... (if you're really struggling with this, you can talk about how you exploit the environment to make your posts mellifluous but that's something only a sissy would do).

2. The craziest thing I have ever done is... eaten is... lied about is.... convinced others to do is... etc. Need more guidance? Feel free to use this as the audition script for the reality TV Show Meaghan belives you are destined to produce.

3. The person in my life that I truly never thought would make it this far... get their diploma... survive that night in the woods... avoid jail for this long... get a job ever... You get the idea.

4. If you could know when, where and how you die would you want to know? Explanation required. Bonus points for leaving the theroetical ethics debate to explore the most logical ways (given your lifestyle and habits) for you to bite the big one and walk us through those scenarios as well.

Good luck and Godspeed.