I've been told my blog tends to be a bit too heavy and depressing. I admit it: I am not a light, humorous person. So, I recruited one of the funniest, coolest people I know to help. This is kinda how our conversation went yesterday afternoon:
"Any ideas for a fun blog post?"
"But you're such a fun kind of guy!"
"I'm not a blogger."
Anyway, this stimulating conversation led to the conclusion that - TA DA! - today I should post about butts, Credence Clearwater Revival, and "sammiches." My Expert Adviser told me this would be absolutely hysterical. I have to admit - I don't quite get it. I must be more un-fun that I thought.
This puts me totally out of my element. After pounding my empty head on the counter for a couple of minutes, I got this really clever idea that it would be fun to do a poetical spoof of "Bad Moon Rising"....
I see the full moon arising
I see laughter on the way
I see jumping and splashing
I see good times today
Don't head toward the pond tonight
Unless you are a Brother
There is a full moon on the rise
(Okay, so it's not quite CCR. I need a jammin' guitar in the background to help stir the Muse.)
I tend to be more Austen-ian, so let's try another tack. A few lines of dialogue from my next novel. You'll just have to figure out scene/context on you own.
"What's for lunch?"
"PORK, Mother! The last of the smoked Boston..."
"But smoked pork is so greasy and rich. Don't eat too much - you'll make yourself sick."
"Don't worry, Mom. There were just two buns left anyway, so I only made a couple sammiches."
"You didn't leave a bun for me? You bum!"
"Hey, do we have any chips? Looks like we're in for nasty weather. Have you ever seen the rain comin' down on a sunny day?"
Sigh. This is much harder than I thought it would be. Maybe you can help me out: got any great ideas for a fun blog post? :)
3 weeks ago