Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nothing coherent, alas

When you're writing every day for a blog, not every day is going to be a diamond. Today is one of those days.

Normally when I'm having one of my befuddled days when I can't think of anything to write about, or I'm having a problem getting an idea to jell, I go for a walk. It's worked any number of times when I was with The Packet and The Express. Fortunately I have a little dog who excels at looking up at me with sad, pitiful eyes if I'm spending too much time on the computer and not enough time out walking him.

But even two long walks today didn't help get the thoughts organized. The few ideas I had never really moved much beyond that stage.

I had the idea of writing about what happens next if we get a house...which is we're going to end up with another dog.....and that was it. Nothing really further to go with that.

All right, time to go to the Globe and Mail....to see that an election might be delayed because the BQ is going to support the Conservatives. God, I so couldn't care less. I don't want an election, but I hate every single party and leader currently in Ottawa. And yet, with that hate comes a beat down feeling. I'm so uninspired by the lot in there right now, I can't even muster up the necessary hate to rant about them.

So that one fell to the wayside. Next.

Pop over to Entertainment Weekly. Kayne West and Taylor Swift...let me see, I couldn't name one of his songs if you put a gun to my head. Nor Swift's. And it was over a best video award given by a station who doesn't show music videos anymore. Or there was Jon and Kate rackets, who I couldn't care about. A couple that got in over their heads, made a deal with the devil and became demons. Ta da.

Um...Patrick Swayze...I think it's interesting that women mourn the loss of the guy who did Dirty Dancing and Ghost. Guys miss the dude who did such cheese classics as Red Dawn, Point Break and, of course, Roadhouse. But that's it for me. This isn't one of these shocking or tragic things for me.

So yeah, nothing coherent, just idle ramblings. Even this took two hours, on and off, to finish. I'll try and recharge and come up with something better tomorrow.

Last Five
1. Daniel - Elton John
2. Been a son - Nirvana
3. Stand up guy - Mark Knopfler*
4. 4th of July, Asbury Park (live) - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
5. My life as a wrestler - Dear Leader


Karin said...

You forgot Skatetown USA.

Jackie S. Quire said...

I know exactly what you mean. I think for me some of my inspiration to write comes from having a day job. Where I'm doing REAL WORK for 8-9 hours a day and sometimes my release is to come home and just WRITE MY ASS OFF. I've not had much of that desire lately... and I blame unemployment.

But I ditto your sentiments on general apathy for all parties in Ottawa right now. And I consider myself a relatively-well-informed human being. Isn't being well informed supposed to help you make these kinds of decisions?

Maybe it's because we know too much...