Sunday, November 28, 2010

(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!

Nan | WrathOfMom 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.