“A Rambling Rambler Rambles About Rambles”
Look, I know we all dislike “ramble” posts. But sometimes the only way to cure writer’s block is to just get up and go for a ramble I’m sure there are several of you who wish I would just up and ramble away, but that’s not quite what I meant.
One of the problems of having a blog while leading a spectacularly uninteresting life is that it is hard to find things to write about. Often I will just sit here staring at this darned blank “Write” screen and go back over my day minute by minute, hoping to find something, anything, to write about. The conversation in my head goes something like this.
There was that time I was on the phone and wrote down something on a sticky note, but when I went to stick the note on my wall it just fell off, because I had used an ordinary notepad instead of a sticky one.
Um … no … I don’t think so.
Oh, how about when I was driving at lunch and I saw that sock laying in the middle of the road and I was like, “What? Why is there a sock in the middle of the road?“
No … keep looking.
Remember when I stopped working on that report and I leaned back in my chair to stretch and almost toppled over backwards, but I caught myself just in time, and I was like, “Whoa! I almost fell over backwards.” But I didn’t. That was sure something, eh?
Umm … I think we should just save that one for when we’re REALLY desperate for something to write about. Keep thinking.
Oh, I know! Remember when I went down to the vending machine to get a package of Cheez-Its™ and I was putting my money in, but it kept returning that one quarter and wouldn’t take it, so I just kept putting it in over and over until I was like, “Hey, what the heck?” and I was getting really torqued off, but then I noticed I had already put in enough money so that’s why it kept returning it and then I was like “dur-hay!” and just got my Cheez-Its™ and went back to my desk?
Wow! Dude. We really need to work on getting you out of the building more often. Come on. Surely there’s something you can write about.
Well, there were those two Cheez-It™ squares that were still joined together. I guess they didn’t break them apart at the factory or something, so I got a double-square Cheez-It™. How cool is that?
You know what? I give up. You’re on your own.
A conversation like that can go on in my head for an hour or more with not a word making its way down onto the computer to be posted in this here blog.
Now do you know why I like to ramble away sometimes?
Author’s Note: I didn’t receive diddly squat from the Kellogg company for endorsing their fine Cheez-It™ product in my blog. However, I’m sure I could be persuaded to write Cheez-It™ themed blogs regularly (if you know what I mean … wink wink nudge nudge).