Friday, June 26, 2009

Not Uncool; Not Dead Either

Two Three Thursdays ago, Grant wrote, "You haven't posted in a week. You're not dead, are you? 'cause that would be uncool."

News of my death has been greatly exaggerated, hence the title of this blog entry.

I have not blogged in more than two weeks. Okay, it may be three weeks now. Well, I have tried and tried and tried to write my next post. And I have failed on all of my attempts. And then it occurred to me why I can't write right now: I have writer's block (how about that, using the same sounding word so close to one another; another sign of writer's block, perhaps).

And I sort of feel bad because I am writing to say that I am not dead – I have always hated reading those posts. Plus, Farah Fawcett died between my last two posts. So did Michael Jackson. So you see, lots of people have died recently, so you would be totally correct in assuming that I have died as well. Though I don't have Farrah's famous nipples or Michael's famous dance moves. I mean, really, how many of us did not want Farrah's hair or to be able to dance like Michael Jackson. I can remember practicing to moon walk for weeks. If I was a productive member of society at the time, I would have been in an office, doing the moon walk, I am sure.

Oh, but back to talking about me. I have writer's block and I am not dead.

I wrote a Twitter message – I mean, even with writer's block, I can type out 140 characters.

Then I read one of the previous paragraphs – I normally just type out stuff and don't even read it, but with writer's block, the process changes. Anyway, I talk about Farah's famous . . . and Michael's famous . . . . What a lack of a real adjective. I mean, of course, if we know about it, you and me, you on the other side of the world, perhaps, me in Georgia. That would sort of define famous.

Part of me just wants to delete this message – like I did the last two messages, but you see, I have writer's block and I am not dead, so I need to place something out there. Having writer's block sort of sucks. I mean, I have been known to write about any damn thing that pops into my head, but this does not really work right now. I can't decide if I have nothing in my mind right now, or that my filter is just working on overdrive. I have not a clue.

Me, I want red hair. I don't have the complexion or the guts to dye my hair red, but I want red hair. I think hair color should be sold with other helpful items, like something that would give me freckles as well.

I was watching a YouTube video, and instead of saying, "Wow, I like that song or voice," I am thinking I would kill for that hair. I can't sing, and so I sometimes fantasize about being able to sing. Or having a magic lasso would also be so cool. Can you imagine red-headed Leesa walking in a car dealership with a magic lasso, asking about the real gas mileage of the cars on the lot? Of going in a GM dealership and asking what kind of car they drive. "Hey, you get employee pricing on your cars, and you drive a Toyota. Don't tell me it is your wife's car. I have a magic lasso."

I have not brought myself to read the comments on my blog either. Well, I read Grant's comment. But that was weeks ago, and I started writing about it, but you see I have writer's block. I guess I should go to Walgreens and see if I can find something to cure my writer's block. I mean, there are drug companies that sell herbs to cure all sorts of things. Hell, they sell mushrooms to cure cancer. Why can't some company deceive us about a cure for writer's block, too? I mean, writer's block is mental, right? I mean, how hard is it to add a few herbs to witch hazel, and sell it as writer's block remover? That's all I ask. Oh, and to have red hair, a superhero lasso, and not to be dead.

19 comments:

Knot said...

I have a think for red heads. I really do. Read my blog. Grant has a thing for Asians, I have a thing for red heads.

I really don't get the pressure a lot of bloggers put on themselves about writing. My blog got better when I realized I wrote when I wanted to.

And as far as subjects, have two or three "go to" topics. For me that's guitars, current events or what's on my mind. Make up a goofy neighbor and write outlandishly false things they never did.

The rest is creativity. I know people who have a M-F "feature". To me that's not really writing, that's formulaic driveling. E.G. Thursday 13, Haiku Monday, Half Nekkid Thursday, Wordless Wednesday ...

Stop being so hard on your writing. I'm just glad you aren't dead.

Sheen V said...

How about auburn? Not red, not black, a combination of the two. When I'm in the sun too much my black hair takes on a reddish tint, but now there's a lot of gray.

Grant said...

If you ever get blocked again, you could always post pictures of hot Asian women. There isn't enough of that on the web.

Under the Influence said...

I colored my red and I love it. I have had it all shades of red, but now that it's long, I did a dark red/light auburn. Give it a try - you can always color over it later if you don't like it!

Deb said...

Don't redheads have bad tempers? Hrmm, what would explain my problem then?

Glad you're still around. I get in those modes where I just can't write... Which leaves me also not commenting very much on other people's blogs, but that's because I'm avoiding my own as well.

Hope you're doing great...!

Advizor said...

It's good to see you again, and yes, you should go with red hair.

And I think your nipples are fabulous, though strategically hidden.

Xmichra said...

Very glad to see you aren't dead :)

Red is awesome, and you can go different shades depending on your skin tone. I am crazy where i change my hair color every week.. so you might not want to ask me. Darkest brown and purple are my next hit i think. right now i am sporting blonde and red. who knows where the dye madness will end!

LarryLilly said...

Go for it, if you dont like it, change it back. Its not like its forever, like writers block.

LOL

AcuityTodos said...

I empathize with you. Writer's block - and the ennui that accompanies it and related artistic blocks - is not a great state to inhabit. Worrying about it, of course, just makes it worse. But that is advice I don't take!

Glad that you are still alive, and the dry spell will end. Perhaps with the advent of the red hair?

Malach the Merciless said...

Your Jacko, I can tell

mrwriteon said...

Writer's block is not to be trifled with. Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) was effectively killed by it. Glad it didn't do the same to you -- very, very glad. And I knew you were OK because I'd checked you out on Twitter. But, dear, you do have a fan base and that is gratifying in itself. I've always been a member of that base. And personally I love your hair color.

Rex Venom said...

Remember what the big guy said; Two out of Three aint bad...
Mayeb you need to just pick a couple of those goals for now.
Heehee
Rock on!

74WIXYgrad said...

Let us reason about this. It's now summer and there are things that can take precedence over blogging.

And as far as Jacko and Farrah are concerned, think about this: there are some around to whom you are more important than either of those and though we have never met except through our blogs, you are more important to me than most famous people.

Go around every once in awhile if for nothing else just to say "Hi"

We all understand writer's block.

74WIXYgrad said...

Let us reason about this. It's now summer and there are things that can take precedence over blogging.

And as far as Jacko and Farrah are concerned, think about this: there are some around to whom you are more important than either of those and though we have never met except through our blogs, you are more important to me than most famous people.

Go around every once in awhile if for nothing else just to say "Hi"

We all understand writer's block.

kathi said...

That's my girl.

Gossip Guy said...

I was by chance browsing some blogs and I happen to come across yours. I must say for having writers block and being dead this was quite humorous. I found myself expressing some controlled laughter throughout the entirety of your post. And I too would love read hair, but I am going to have to go with the all original mind reading capabilities. Oh the things i could blog about then. :)

Knot said...

When I said write when you want to write I didn't mean once a year!

btsea said...

Something tells me that a cure for writer's block would be worse than taking a laxative! ;)

Chris Harris said...

I was gonna leave a comment, but I got writer's block. Ha Ha. Pleasure reading your posts.