(Little Ray of) Sunday

Last year nablopomo was really fun. I was coming up to the end of my first year of blogging and it was a great galvanizing force, encouraging me to shape a little word sculpture every day, channelling my thoughts into a few posts I really loved, and several that I was quite happy with.

This year? Not so much.

It's not horrible. I don't approach the computer chair with a great heavy curtain of doom closing around me or anything. But I also haven't whipped out anything that I'm terribly proud of, and several posts have definitely just been for-the-sake-of-posting. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to look at it like a canoe trip. I always end up wondering, at some point on the second day, why the hell I thought this was anything resembling a good idea. I always end up wondering, at some point during the second night, if my triceps will ever feel like normal muscles rather than knotted-up, chewed-on, whipped chopped and puréed balls of PAIN. I always end up wondering why some douchebag thinks it's a good idea to bring a watermelon on a canoe trip. And then at some point on the next-to-last day I realize sometimes you just do shit to prove to yourself that you can. And at least I don't have to do nablopomo with a crazy Austrian in the bow making me go all crooked. For that I have Absolut pear vodka.

And now I will leave you with my best two word verifications of the past few weeks:

irant (funny 'cause it's true)

rubpro (funny 'cause it's dirty).


Mary Lynn said…
I think I've felt slightly less annoyed with myself for signing up for NaBloPoMo than I've felt previous years. It's not that I feel I've done any particularly fabulous writing, but I had been starting to feel a bit ambivalent about the blog, and getting back into blogging more regularly has reminded me that I really do enjoy writing.

Teehee...rubpro made me snort.
Nicole said…
I have to say I've enjoyed your NaBloPoMo because it's been fun reading your blog every day! I've really liked it!
Wrath Of Mom said…
Rubpro is very, very funny.

Way, way, way back when I had a different blog, I did NaBloPoBlahBlah and it killed my love of blogging for a very very long time. So I'm always a little bit bitter w/ the whole concept. B/c I'm bitter that way.

Are you a canoe family, too?
Julie said…
my first attempt at nablopomo will probably be my last. i too ohave come up with some pretty pathetic posts just for the sake of posting. i'll have to look back to see if there is anything that i think is good. the only thing good, is i really like the monday microfiction thing that i stumbled across. silver lining i guess.
Pam said…
Tee hee - watermelon on a canoe trip ... pear vodka...rubpro. See? THAT's why we need you to do NaBloPoMo, whether you like it or not. It's not about YOU!
Being a fairly new blogger, I'm enjoying it... mostly. Though it is likely that the first week of December will involve a vow of silence.

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