Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Unfortunately . . .

I have blogger's block.

After 500+ posts in a year and half, and right now --I got nothing.

I have written about food and restaurants, religion and politics, television, movies, money, sports, recreation. I've even mentioned Dallas a time or two. Until November I could always gen-up a post about the dangers of Barack Obama. Not now. Not since he is behaving more like a Republican than Republicans.

Nothing new is bubbling up. I haven't felt a bubble in weeks. Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's that the wife is out of town. Maybe I'll start stealing food posts from Fortworthology, or the Hole in the Wall. I've already stolen comics from the Whited Sepulchre.

I have considered not posting altogether. But then I would have to do something really constructive at night, and why would I want to do that? I hate the unnecessarily constructive use of time. Makes me feel like a Protestant. Maybe, I should get out more, actually talk to someone. But talking is just so . . . '90's.

I had one goal when I started this weblog: to try and write a good sentence. Just one. I haven't done that yet. Not really. So bubbles or no, typing I will do.

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

Now that's a sentence. George Orwell. If you can't create them, copy them.


Anonymous said...

could you write about what you miss the most about fw or tx since you've been in yankeeville for so long? or what they have up there that we need here? or what about comparing and contrasting the good sentences and language used in both locations. Youse guys to Ya'll. ???

Lynn said...

Your Mrs. could teach you to knit, once she gets home. One doesn't have to be Protestant to want to use one's time constructively.



Francis Shivone said...

Lynn -- Actually, knitting like whittling or model-building is one of those things folks did before television ensnared man's mind, and falls into the category of enjoyably productive. We once called them hobbies and everyone was encouraged to have a good one, so as not to fall prey to a bad one, such as, a nightly twelve-pack.

The LDS music site is amazing and a good example of LDS ingenuity. Catholics would never have something so complete and "user-friendly."