Yesterday I didn’t know what to talk about. And then you came to my rescue…
• Zazzy of zazamataz.com suggested that I “post more photos of your pretty area.”
I like that idea… except that it is gray and rainy today. And quite frankly, if you’ve seen one bleak midwestern day, you’ve seen them all. So I’ll do that when the sun shines again.
• Katie of slow down & savor suggested that I could “always use a silly #NaBloPoMo prompt from the BlogHer website.”
If I were a more rational person I’d do that. My problem with those prompts is that all they seem to do is make my mind go completely blank. They remind me of a sinister essay test question— which is going to count for 90% of my grade. And true to form, when I see them I immediately have nothing to say. My ability to think & write vanishes.
• Kristen of Kristen Loves Design suggested, among other things, that I “talk about my favorite color.”
Naturally, me being me, I don’t have one favorite color. I like all of them– depending on the shade. So, for instance, I like crimson red [not tomato red]; pumpkin orange [not football team orange]; lemon yellow [not neon yellow]; kiwi green [not kelly green]; denim blue [not baby blue]; plummy purple [not royal purple]; mahogany brown [not mustardy brown]; warm gray [not purplish gray]; golden or greenish white [not pinkish or taupe white]; and greenish black [not bluish black].
• Margaret of Stargazer suggested, among other things, that I “could do a book review of a book I’ve recently read that I hated or loved.”
Under normal circumstances I’d be delighted to do that. But the reality is that I’ve stopped reading during the month of November because all my free time has gone into NaBloPoMo. Doing this project has become a part-time job for me and uses up my daily allotment of wordiness.
• Laura of Team Tantrum suggested, in her own quiet way, that posting a “declaration of quit” is always an option.
I agree with her as a matter of fact. There’s no indignity in not making it through the entire month. Sometimes just giving something new a go is all that one needs to do— to learn what he or she needs to know about something.