I Had An Idea

empty notebook, paper, pen, writer's block

I got nothing. No witty caption for this photo.

So ever since we participated in a certain photo challenge hosted by Those Who Shall Remain Nameless, I haven’t been able to write worth a damn. Seriously, I’ve written four posts in 3 weeks.

One of them was written during the photo challenge and the other was about the damn challenge.

And my co-blogger, Mike, has not written anything. At. All.


The slacker.

tired dog, sleeping dog, brown dog, grass

I've decided there aren't enough dogs on the Internet.









So, I had a thought. I thought maybe it would be a good idea to participate in a writing challenge. A 30 Days of Writing, as it were. CheesyMike thought it was a good idea, but also mentioned that it would depend on the prompts.

Outlier will not be a prompt.


And I was wondering if anybody would be interested in participating. You can let us know in the comment section if you’d like to participate, and also offer up suggestions for prompts. The challenge would start June 1st. That is to say, it will start June 1st if we get any takers.

My drunken depression will begin June 2nd if we don’t.

So, what say you?

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  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Wait until I get warmed up.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I’d do Norma Jean.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I didn’t think Dufus remembered our wedding. I’m all misty now……

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Not mine, I hope.

  • Um…. Okay!

  • Hmmm. I have no idea.

  • Okay, here’s the thing. I would really, really like to join, but with getting married in July, working and trying to plan a wedding at the same time, June might be just a tad crazy. I’m not sure I’d be able to keep up with the writing, not to mention dozens of blogs with long posts that I would be reading every day. That said, I would really, really like to join. So now I don’t know what to do.

    As for promts, I’d suggest:
    -Rusty nails
    -Hanging out in the cemetery
    -The wind in my sails
    -The awkwardness of the common banana
    -A quick guide to taking over the world (this is purely for research reasons, not necessarily the best prompt ever.)

  • Hey noodle bowls,
    It’s called brainstorming, your list could have used some.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Hey, these are not only good theme ideas, but also good working titles for Merchant-Ivory films. Imagine Emma Thompson and Helena Bonham Carter in “Rusty Nails,” for example. I can already picture the lavish sets and hear the wickedly sharp diaglogue.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Oops, I pissed off God. Now it’ll be nothing but frogs, boils and locusts from here on out until I beg forgiveness and set His people free.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Fuck. I hate your blog’s comment section.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    That’s why you started this whole thing, right? So you can steal people’s ideas?

  • Oh oh, I smell a plague…

  • Well maybe if you would stop being such a crusty old man, these things wouldn’t happen!

    Um, yeah, you might want to get to work on that apology.

  • I think it hates you too. Unless this is the first of God’s punishments for you…

  • Exactly.

  • Okay, here’s the thing. Join us, quit your job, ditch the wedding plans and just elope. Or marry me instead. Whichever. I’ll leave it up to you. 

    Seriously, there are NO RULES (or very, very few, anyway). So you can write 5 words and call it a post. You don’t have to read anyone else’s post (just mine – but don’t tell anyone I said that) and you can leave the same generic “Great post” comment everyday for everyone (except me).

    Please!!! 🙂

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I’m not crusty. I’m all moisturized.

  • Yeah, yeah, NO RULES, I get it already. Did you all really hate our rules that much? ;P

    I’ll definitely consider the eloping part. Would you be up for a Las Vegas wedding? Also, I don’t really have any money for a nice ring for you…

  • Thank you for sharing. Now please stop. I beg you.

  • Nope, not against the rules at all. Because there are not going to be RULES. There may be the occasional suggestion, though. 🙂

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Okay. I will leave no more comments forever.

  • Sigh. If only that were true… 🙂

  • No, I absolutely LOVED all your rules. Really.

    I would be up for any kind of wedding you want. Or we could just live in eternal sin, if you prefer. That way you don’t have to worry about the ring part…

  • Who are you calling a slacker? Since the photo challenge ended I posted once, commented like 3 times, and set up a new blog.

  • You. You are a slacker. Slacker. 🙂

  • No rules?  At all?  Hmm.  I do good to manage my 3 post per week schedule.  It does sound interesting.  Perhaps more challenging than the photos.  I’ll think about it. 

  • Oh, I hope you’ll join us Linda! I’d love to see where your creativity goes with the themes…

  • No, no.  Let him tell the story about eating noodles in the rain on a camel in Mongolia.
    That would be a fitting punishment, even if he would enjoy it.  He might even be able to pull it off.  Dare him to try!

  • Count me in, I need a kick in the butt. Plus my kid’s friends found my blog, and now I have absolutely no direction. If I post about my kids, they’ll get made fun of at school more than they already do, and I could keep posted half nekkid pictures of myself, but eventually I’ll run out of ones that nobody has seen.
    So yeah. I’m in. Facebook me if you guys do this. If you don’t do this, I’ll join you in your drunken depression June 3rd…I can’t on the 2nd, I’ll be doing Provincials, and getting more half nekkid pics taken of myself because it’s sort of become an addiction.

  • That won’t be necessary. Haven’t you heard: God gave us his only Son who we promptly crucified on the cross, in order to absolve us of our sin. We’re good. No frogs, boils, or locust. And when I say “we” of course I mean the we who didn’t have central AC and toilets that flushed.

  • I can totally do: What the Fuck?, my head hurts, women’s undergarments (I can even provide pictures for that one! Squeee!)….and I’ve never had a noodle bowl but I will just so I can talk over it, then blog about it.

  • I’d like to add Ziva’s whip to our themes. Perhaps with pics.

  • Our what?

  • Excellent! And just for you, the theme will be Nekkid Pictures. For the entire 30 days.     🙂

    I’ll put up the list of prompts this evening!

  • Mikewj

    Wait, is this Sandra — I’ll call her half-naked Sandra –‘the same Sandra who just laid out the path of salvation for me? If it is, I’m morally confused.

    I need a noodle bowl. Where’s my fucking camel?

  • Yes, I did lay out the plan of salvation, didn’t I? Yeah me! I’m currently doing a bible study so I need to use this stuff on unsuspecting victims. I do wear clothes to my bible study though. It’s Canada. It gets cold here.

  • I think this sounds like fun.  I don’t know that I could do it every single day though, but I’d like to play as much as I can.  I’ve really gotten into flash fiction prompts and 5-sentence-type prompts.   Or under 100 word prompts.  They’re fun.   Count me (part-way) in.


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