It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s An Idiot!

Welcome to day 6 of 30 Days of Writing, a creative writing challenge I came up with because I am a sado-masochistic biatch.  Today’s prompt is “Pressure”. Anyone who references Queen/David Bowie gets 100 bonus points Enjoy, and don’t forget to link up at the end of this post if you’ve participated in today’s challenge and haven’t decided to off yourself.

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s An Idiot!

Have you ever heard of the Supermom complex? Apparently, it’s when women who work outside the home and have children try to accomplish everything. Cooking, cleaning, career, kids. And don’t forget pole dancing.

stripper, exotic dancer, stripper pole, pole dancer

I'm awarding myself 250 points for posting this picture. Any objections?

What? It’s the latest craze in cardio workouts.

Anyway. I don’t have Supermom complex. I have no problem whatsoever browbeating  asking Jepeto to help around the house. And he’s actually not a bad cook. He totally sucks at pole dancing, though.

The thing is, while I don’t have Supermom complex, I do have a “Type A” personality.

According to Wikipedia,  “a Type A individual is ambitious, rigidly organized, highly status conscious, can be sensitive, care for other people, are truthful, impatient, always try to help others, takes on more than they can handle, wants other people to get to the point, proactive, and obsessed with time management. People with Type A personalities are often high-achieving “workaholics” who multi-task, push themselves with deadlines, and hate both delays and ambivalence.”

Fancy-shmancy talk for: I’m bossy, blunt, obsessive-compulsive, a control freak and, while I may love you, I will kick your ass if you make us late for something.

When I suggested to Mike that we host this challenge, he really did send me a two-word email response: You’re insane. Jepeto’s reaction was much more… descriptive. I laughed at both of them and told them it would be fine. It would be fun. I could hack it. I thrive under pressure.

And you know what?

It is fun. I can hack it. I do thrive under pressure. Well, if thrive means to produce material of questionable quality, that is. Whatever. Look, I’m actually writing stuff instead of posting pictures of my shoes, okay?

And while I bitch and moan about this challenge (especially after writing my last two posts at 6 am), I really want to let everyone know how much I appreciate you all being a part of it. AND! Because I appreciate you, I’m awarding you all 500 bonus points today.

Um, I’m also awarding myself 100 points for referencing Queen/David Bowie. And another 250 for posting the video. What? Did you not read the part about Type A people being status conscious and ambitious and unreasonably competitive.

Oh. It didn’t say unreasonably competitive? Oops.

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  • I could hardly reference Queen and David Bowie in my post, so I want 100 points for something else.  I will leave that to you 😉 

    I know! For being first to comment here.

  • Any other self-indulgent self-awarding points excuses?  Hmff
    Look at you, you’re like a tin-pot dictator awarding yourself medals!
    One wonders what your mantle would look like if you were on the Pulitzer committee.
    I demand arbitration.  Arbitrator!  ARBITRATOR!

  • Yeah, right. Tell us something we don’t know. I didn’t reference Queen or David Bowie in my post. That would be too easy. But I did just reference them in my comment. That’s gotta be worth something, huh?

  • I would like an additional 500 points for you using that picture of me without my written consent.

  • Katherinez

    I posted THE Queen video…how many points for moi?! ;D

  • Good one!
    (unless you’re not joking, in which case CALL ME!)

  • Wendy

    Gosh, we have to post videos and pictures too…..wasn’t writing EVERY day enough!  And repeat repeat stuff you post….gosh…talk about competitive pressure…you type A types… sheeesh.
    Fun title…gotta start that…

  • I see you understand pressure.  That’s good.  I’d like 250 points just for having survived the pressure of posting for 6 consecutive days.

  • Nicky, I’m awarding you an extra 500 points just for posting that photo!  And another 500 points for the video of the “Occupy Oakland” protests!

  • Tami Von Zalez

    No objection to the pole dancer – may we all be so GORGEOUS!  I even mentioned David Bowie before the dangling of extra points.  *smirks*  
    I’m having fun with this and enjoy reading all of the posts ~

  • Nicky, Nicky, Nicky….both you and Mike are making it hard today.  My brain seemingly is on strike therefore, my contribution is sucky at best.  Whatever…some days are like that.  Still as I am your cheerleader, I am here…yay!!!

  • You’re amazing.   I can barely get a post or two a week out and all I have is a cat and dog.   But I’ll take the 500 points anyway.   🙂

  • OK, so… um… holy shit? 😀

    I am worried that I joined this challenge. Maybe I should cower in the corner? 

    Oh, and as for the poutine meetup this year if I get to Montreal… do I have to watch for flying cheese curds if I arrived a minute late? 😀

  • MsDarkstar

    Dudes don’t pole dance because of the potential that if onboard poles meet with metal poles, permanent damage could be done.  This whole “pressure” prompt has caused a completely awkward day for me.   I’m going to go nap under my desk til tomorrow.

  • Whoa, whoa, whoa, leave some points for the rest of us, eh?

  • MalisaHargrove

    Nicky, I can totally relate to the bossy, power thang! OMG! It is so hard to leave an administrative job of bossing and have no one to boss. Poor Lurch! I like having a blog group to join. Makes me more disciplined. Crap, I can’t even boss myself into working any more!

  • For you Babs, I’ll allow it. 150 points for being the first one to comment 🙂

  • First I was a sassy wench, now I’m a tin-pot dictator!


    I give you 50 points for coming up with great nicknames for me 🙂

  • Yeah, it’s worth something. 100 points for me! Just kidding. I’m feeling magnanimous today, Dufus. You get 50 points for the comment. 🙂

  • Good one!
    (unless you’re not joking, in which case CALL ME!)

  • I grant you another 25 points for this theft-worthy comment. 🙂

  • I can’t keep track anymore! What did I promise? Oh yes, 100 for the reference, 250 for the video! Way to go Katherine 🙂

  • Yup, Wendy, the pressure is on! Pictures, prose, and videos! You gotta have it all if you want the big points! 🙂

    And, yeah, I’m great at titles. Blog posts, not so much…

  • Granted! 250 points for 6 consecutive days. Congratulations!

    Seriously, I’m really awed and impressed with everyone’s dedication to this challenge. Thanks for joining in, Linda, and for contributing some really great material!

  • Don’t worry, Dufus. You used up your quota on day one. 🙂

  • And I’m awarding you 1,000 points for awarding me 1,000 points! You’re the best, hon.

  • I’m glad you’re having fun with this Tami! For that, and for mentioning Bowie without incentive, I award you 500 points! 🙂

  • OMG, Cheryl, that is freakin’ hysterical! Seriously, I snorted at work!! You get 2000 points for that one!

  • Some say amazing, others say demented… but I’ll accept amazing. 🙂

    You’ve earned those points and nobody can take them away from you. Well, except for me, of course. So you might want to keep those amazing adjectives coming! 🙂

  • I would NEVER fling cheese in anger, P.J.!! It goes against every fibre of my being to waste cheese.

    You might want to watch out for the fries, on the other hand…

  • And here I thought there would be no pressure on everyone since this is a NO RULES challenge…hmmm. Is there room for the rest of us under that desk of yours? 🙂

  • I am here for you Malisa! I’ll boss you back into shape! No, seriously. The men in my house have mutinied and won’t let me boss them around anymore. I need some fresh meat. 🙂

  • Thank you 🙂

  • I cannot wait for you and Max to be here!  I’m saving some of your points for him too!

  • Oddly enough we have a purple stripper pole in the attic. That is a story for another day, though.

  • MsDarkstar

    Heck yes!  I have an “L” shaped desk at work, lots of room! Bring Poutine!

  • Ellie Belen

    This is much harder than I thought.  I really need those 500 points to make me feel better. Thanks.

  •  Type A Personality = “Fancy-shmancy talk for: I’m bossy, blunt, obsessive-compulsive, a
    control freak and, while I may love you, I will kick your ass if you
    make us late for something”

    That cracked me up, Nicky!


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