Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Decisions, Decisions

At the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas posts I expressed concern about coming up with something to blog about. I had hoped to have an epiphany on the Epiphany but alas no kings bearing gold, common sense and mirth arrived. Not even one much less three.

The truth is, I'm kinda in a post holiday funk. Saturday we took down the tree and the outdoor decorations and Sunday we took our oldest to the airport to go back to college. That pretty much signaled the "official" end of the holidays. I didn't feel much like writing during all that. Then, yesterday was my day off and what with all other important things I have to do, well ya'll know how I feel about blogging on my day off.

In comments on my last post some of my loyal blog followers and fellow bloggers gave me some suggestions for topics.

Preposterous Ponderings expressed confidence that I would think of something and suggested posting naked pictures of myself if I didn't. Dear Kitty agreed. [Sorry to disappoint ladies but that's not happening. In fact it's so not happening that I am blogging about not having anything to blog about just to have something to blog about (huh?).]

Malicious Intent presented this list for consideration:
1.) Malicious Intent-who is she? We must worship her!(that would be the BEST topic, but I am biased). [A fine topic to be sure but...We're not worthy]

2.) It is an election year and our candidates are guaranteed to provide us with and endless stream of soundbites to amuse and amaze. [Definitely a good "go to" topic]

3.)Britney Spears. You don't have to start anywhere particular, just make it up as you go, she does. [I think I'll let Dr. Phil talk about her for now]

4.) Writers strike, I mean it really has impacted all of or lives! [Great idea, I have a few things brewing on this one]

5.) Pedicures. [Hmm. No personal experience. I suppose I could go get one for research purposes. While I'm there I could also research massages. I think we're on to something]

6.) P.P. will like this one "The incredible edible egg." Maybe a recipe of the month club. [Prepo has six kids. She knows WAY more about ova than I do]

7.) A study on belly button lint. [I already spend too much time navel-gazing]

8.) You can do surveys, topics can include marriage, children (nah), thoughts on world domination, etc. [Possibilities]

9.) World domination. [Definitely not. If I start talking about this I may say too much and tip my hand. I don't want the world to know my plans until it's too late to stop me]

10.) Worshiping Malicious Intent. [We're still not worthy]

Tequila suggested an in-depth examination of ninjas vs pirates.. their merits, who would win in a fight, etc...[This is a very broad and deep topic. I could do a college course on this. In order for it to be parsed down to a blog topic we would have to look at all the variables (how many pirates?, how many ninja?, are they evenly matched?, on sea?, on land?, can the pirates use cannon and firearms?). The analysis would have to be limited to certain defined parameters]

Hungry Mother pointed out that the college football season is over, and thinks I should blog about college basketball. [I know even less about college basketball than I do about college football. I'm a theater guy. I like hanging out with hot girls not sweaty, smelly macho guys. Still, I guess I could approach it from the perspective of a guy that doesn't do sports. HM probably wouldn't like it though.]

So I guess I have some ideas now. I'll be happy to entertain additional suggestions while I contemplate these. Thanks!


Kitty said...

He Who No Longer Resides always used to say belly button lint was properly called 'fledgit' ... pronounced 'flejit'. I think you should definitely devote a blog post to this subject - why do men get it and women don't? x

PS I'm extremely disappointed that there will be no naked pictures :-(

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Hmm. I hadn't looked at it like that. You just gave me an idea. A blog about the proper names of things that most people don't know the prober names of. Like those little plastic ends on shoelaces. Thanks!

Malach the Merciless said...

You could always discuss the Mitchell Report and Roger Clemens

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Mal, who?


Hey, I've just corrected a long-standing oversight and added you to my list of blogs. Sorry 'bout that.

Biscuit said...

I'm disappointed about the pictures, too! I mean, I showed you mine, you could at least show me yours :)

Tequila Mockingbird said...

what about why diet dr pepper is the only diet soda that doesnt taste like analeeze and battery acid.

hmmm, i dont think anyone has mentioned brittany spears recently.. OH WAIT I THINK I'M GOING TO SCREEEEEAM IF I HEAR ABOUT HER MORE.

also, if you still need more ideas, blog about hobo migratory patterns.

Malicious Intent said...

BRITNEY SPEARS, BRITNEY SPREARS, BRITENY SPEARS, BRITNEY SPEARS!!!!!!!! Sorry I just had to do that, the 5-year-old in me ya know.

Bruce, I agree...in light of recent reports I think Dr. Phil has our back.

I really think you should consider discussion on world domination. I mean there are so many topics like a strategic plan, operating budget, most likely would need a non-profit status as a cover. Then there are the commomittees! What committees would be needed? Who would run them? Programs(Like the War-Lord Training Program,etc.), services, hit lists...I mean you have an endless supply of topics! Hmmmm....I am feeling agressive...must be PMS (Pissed-off Malicious Syndrome)

As far as sports go, yuck! Hot chicks at the theatre definately a win-win Bruce, keep that up. Hehe.
I totally ruined football for a friend of mine one day sitting at a bar watching football. I asked "Why do men like to watch other men who are wearing pants so tight you can make out their shoe size, stick their hands between their legs, pat each other on the ass and prance around doing the funky chicken dance after each touch down followed by a massive man-love group hug?" He turned to me and said, you just ruined the game for me.

Mission accomplished.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Biscuit, look at you barely out of the hospital, recovering from surgery and bein' all fiesty. Welcome back.

TM I have to disagree. Diet Dr. Pepper is second in nastiness only to Diet Pepsi which tastes like urinal cakes smell. Diet Coke is it baby.

MI, you've obviously though this world domination thing out. How'd you like to be on my team? You can have a very high cabinet ministry position when I'm in charge.
And I'm with you on the sports thing.

Colonel Colonel said...

Britney did Rocket Roger????

Damn, I gotta read the newspapers more often.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Col, not sure about that but I do know she now has lost her car. Hopefully her next one will be higher so she's not sitting so low to the ground when she gets out of it with no underwear.

moooooog35 said...

Here are some ideas:

1) Reasons to hate people

2) Things you disklike enough to write about them

3) The Olsen Twins - hot or not?

That's all I've got...maybe I should do this, too.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

you are mistaken. diet dr pepper is the pimp daddy of all diet beverages.

Mike said...

You could always do a post about how crying can change the outcome of an election.

It's just a suggestion.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

M6og, very good ideas. I think I'll stay away from the Olsen twin thing though. Considering my age and their age, they're hot in a "makes me feel really dirty to even think it" kind of way. Thanks.

TM, we'll just have to agree to disagree.

Mike, actually I kinda liked the teary-eyed episode. I don't believe it was real for a second but up until then I didn't even think she was capable of pretending. At least now we know that she can fake emotion.
Not to defend Hillary but she's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. Be the cast-iron bitch that shows she's strong enough to be prez and she's...well, a cast-iron bitch. Show some emotion and she's a weepy woman who couldn't possibly do a "man's job". Honestly, I'm ready for a woman president, I just wish it was a different woman.

Hungry Mother said...

OK, here it is: drunk college basketball players who haven't done Britney Spears. I hate to give up the one I was going to do tomorrow.

BBC said...

"9.) World domination. [Definitely not. If I start talking about this I may say too much and tip my hand. I don't want the world to know my plans until it's too late to stop me]"

I wish you would hurry up and finish the bombs or it may be too late.