Friday, January 05, 2007

Wanted: A Muse

How's the view from the back burner?

(By the way, if you actually clicked on that link because you didn't know what a "back burner" was, I can't help you. You need to leave.)

Have you ever looked back on your posts and wondered, "What the hell was I thinking when I wrote that?" This is going to be one of those... Only, I'm realizing it as I type, instead of months from now. I'm convinced someone stole my creativity last night while I was sleeping. Which is a really impressive feat since I stash it in my ass. You thought I had a JLo butt because I sit at a desk eating bon bons all day didn't you? Well, you're wrong. I have it because everything good goes to my butt. Like ice cream.

Which leads me to believe my "funny" bone is located in my tookas too, not the elbow like everyone thinks. The elbow, apparently, is home to the oh-shit-that-hurts bone.

The point is, I've been feeling pretty creative lately and then *WHAM* nothing. No warning. No note. I swear I wasn't drinking this time... and I didn't wake up in someone else's shirt. So what gives? I think I need a muse, or a back-up list of things to talk about. Doesn't everyone? So here's my challenge. Leave a topic of interest in the comment box. I'll spend some time this weekend coming up with a few too. Then I'll pile them all together on Tuesday, create a master list, and post so that everyone can store it away for an uncreative day.

It's so crazy, it just might work.

Courtesy of
Odd Mix:

The words for this weekend are...


He's back! Don't be an ingrate, participate.

For The Heck Of It:

Have a wonderful weekend!



At 05 January, 2007, Blogger Sunshine said...

Tell us about the time you made out with your best friend at Catholic girl boarding school....
Oh wait, you didn't do that?

At 05 January, 2007, Anonymous wordgirl said...

Okay...I'm drawing from my own experience here. If you were to meet a group of bloggers (not just the lovely Teebs and Jeff), which of your characteristics/habits/whatever would make you the most self-conscious about meeting them? For me, it was revealing how old I was. I totally thought it would be a deal-breaker and that no one would want to read me or be my friend after that.I was wrong...but it scared me just the same.

At 05 January, 2007, Blogger Jay said...

Some topics of general interest:

Skinny dipping in the ocean.
Other Bloggers
New Friendships
Religion .. no scratch that one
Politics .. no screatch that one too
Childhood Memories
School Memories
Bodily Functions and other Bathroom Humor
Stoopid People

Not that I can come up with anything clever about those when I'm in the same creative funk, which is so much more often than you.

At 05 January, 2007, Blogger Mike Y said...

I totally could read that without any issue. I suppose it's not a good thing for certain folks to be encouraged not to use their spell checkers less than they already do ;)

And I never would have guessed you lost your creativity. I lost mine a couple months back. Now I've got all out writer's block.

I really can't comment about all good things going to your butt. I really haven't looked. LOL! Are thinking of doing some double-blind clinical studies with before and after shots? That could be fun ;)

At 05 January, 2007, Anonymous mamatulip said...

I'm always interested in what other people's pet peeves are, what their favourite books, movies and television shows are and what fashion crimes they committed in high school.

At 05 January, 2007, Blogger Newt said...

What are some of your favorite things to do?

What was your childhood like?

Where were you born?

Where have you lived?

How do wood chucks chuck?

Are you a glass half full or half empty person?

What makes your blood boil?

What makes you go weak in the knees?

Which came first the chicken or the egg?

At 05 January, 2007, Anonymous Susan said...

Is there anything left??? Now I need a muse to help me be a muse...

So...why don't you wrap Hoop up in a toga and have him pretend to be one of the seven muses. That should inspire you for something

At 05 January, 2007, Blogger Arabella said...

I clicked on the link, but only because I thought there was some dirty, slang meaning of "back burner" that I wasn't aware of, and I wanted to learn it. Can I stay? Please?

As for topics to talk about, I find it interesting to hear people talk about subjects on which their opinion has totally changed over time, and why they think that has happened.

At 06 January, 2007, Blogger spellconjurer said...

I totally don't know you. But maybe that gives an unbiased opinion hey? I think you've been under such immense stress, even if it didn't seem like it every minute,,,,with the house, the job for hoop, worrying about being an intrusion on your family,,,,(can anyone say RUN ON?) that your mind has finally just said,,,,,"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH". I think you needed a mental break. Or you might have gone mental. You have this incredible knack for finding the most amusing view of everyday comments, conversations, and happenings. You are never going to truly have writers block if you just look around. Same with your photographs. If you look through a lens, you will see 10 times the opportunities that the rest of us might. You're just neat like that. So don't despair Tink. Your worst creative day, is still better than my best! Besides you're cute. Distract us with that, and we won't notice a crummy post or two!

At 06 January, 2007, Anonymous Ch3ll3 said...

I'm with ya sistah! I mean, have you SEEN the latest post of mine? Snores-ville, Tennessee. (which is a really weird way of saying it's rather lame)

Hang in there!!

At 06 January, 2007, Anonymous Ch3ll3 said...

Topics to blog about:
-If you could pick one musical instrument and be a virtuoso tomorrow,(without all those years of practice), which would you pick?
-What's a song that is guaranteed to make you speed in your car?
-What's a song that is guaranteed to make you dance in your seat and sing along?
-If you could meet only ONE former American president, who would it be and why?
-Do you have a green thumb?
-When was the last time you wrote a letter and sent it via snail mail? Who'd you send it to?
-Tell us your first memories of losing a tooth...
-What games did you like to play when you were a little kid. If you played "dress up", what did you like to wear?
-How old were you when you had your first french kiss?
-Name a movie you've seen more than 10 times. Why have you seen it so many times?
-Tell us about a time you felt really scared

At 06 January, 2007, Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

I'm going with the crimes you may have committed but were never caught at. This could be anything from telling a white lie, making out with a friend's boyfriend, to a little five finger discounting.

Or just sex. That always sells.

Oh, and btw. I will be totalling stealing, I mean, borrowing to help my braindead self on my blog.

At 06 January, 2007, Blogger Mignon said...

First, although I'm going to start drinking later, that last deal, that made me feel lit already. Thanks! Now can I drive home?

Second, a writing topic: what person in your past do you most want to find out about now. Not dead and not famous people. You know, like Stacey Broy from 9th grad Civics. Or that kid that you had a crush on who worked at Orange Julius in the mall...

At 06 January, 2007, Blogger willi said...

This loss of creativiy thing happens to me a lot. It usually leads to a lack a motivation towards blogging. Seems like you have a good start on topics here. I may be referring back to them myself.

Many times the most creative things grow out of the ordinary. I have seen this in blog.

Good luck. I will check back on those topics.

At 07 January, 2007, Blogger Foo said...

I'm convinced that lapses in inspiration happen when your brain is so occupied with mundane crap that all the cool things you usually would have thought of or noticed get pushed aside. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

At 08 January, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

I'm having one of those uncreative days today - I can't come up with anything for your list! I need a nap.


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