For those who don't normally, go check out Jacob's post today over at his Land of Bliss and Blisters (Sorry, no link. I had to e-mail this post in, so no extras. Go click on it in my sidebar.) He decided to skip the usual history lesson and instead blessed us with an interesting bit of creative writing. It's not very long, and some of it I don't get, but it strikes my fancy. I always think I'd like to do a little more on the creative side around the Waitress, but my writing tends to come off as either nonsensical or pretentious. Sometimes both.
Actually, that reminds me of an idea that's occurred to me from time to time when I'm struggling with ideas for posts. Back during NaBloPoMo, I usually was a day or two ahead as far as knowing what I wanted to write about. The fact that I knew I had to post something kept me thinking about it. It gave me structure. Maybe that's why the quality of Jacob's blog seems to have improved somewhat since he's been keeping up with Blog365. I've never wanted this blog to just be about my day to day life because frankly, my day to day life does not a blog make, so I'm trying to mix it up. To that end, I'm considering instituting assigned days around here to force me to write certain things. Some folks do FAQ Fridays, and that could be a good start. Maybe I'll institute Bullshit Tuesday, when I'll completely make something up for my own amusement. Or I could accept submissions from you guys on what to bullshit about. I just like bullshitting, if you must know.
Character Assassination Thursday could turn out a lot like Bullshit Tuesday, but with a specific target in mind, like whichever celebrity, politician or friend disappointed me the most during the previous week. And no, Toby Keith would not be a perpetual target. He's just a general waste of life and we should accept that and move on. (Actually, I don't know anything about the guy except that he shills for Ford, plays shitty music and votes Republican. Really, I just don't like his name. People with two first names can't be trusted any more than people who use an initial in their name and aren't a member of a professional guild. And people who back into parking spaces. What's their hurry?) What was I talking about, pre-parenthetical?
Oh, right. How do you like the sound of If I were ____, I'd eat ____ for lunch today Wednesdays? It could go something like this: If I were Paula Abdul, I'd eat a basket full of puppies for lunch today because I'm Paula Abdul and that's what I eat for lunch every day. Of course, I'd stretch it by making it a five-course meal. And now I've completely lost the plot here.
So how 'bout it? Got any ideas for me? Or questions. I'll even answer questions. I ain't 2 proud 2 beg.