When you can't write…

… write.

12 days into 2009 and my first little hiccup. The weekend offers me nothing with which to grace this blog, unless you want the fascinating tale of the one time I ventured outside all weekend, to pick up our wheelie bins as they had blown over. This led me to have wet slippers and the discovery that the sole of said slippers is slightly tapered and the join between sole and upper is almost completely underfoot in the middle of the slipper, unlike a more conventional slipper construction which would have a solid sole all the way across the sole of your foot, the join being at the sides.

Oh god. Am I really talking about slipper construction? How quickly I sink to such depths.

But then deciding to stay within the confines of the house, rather than venture outside into the howling gales and lashing rain, means my sources of blog inspiration are limited, as evidenced above.

Largely I ‘pottered’. Which means I did a little work (a design proposal for a prospective web design client), played some games on the PlayStation (ok, one game, Pro Evolution Soccer 3), tidied a little, watched TV a little, ate a little (3lb weight loss from last week!), read a little more of Live and Let Die, and so on and so and so on.

Ohh and I played with the cat.

But I’m determined I won’t resort to using the cat as blog fodder even if he remains charmingly cute and occasionally annoying.

To be fair my weekend was quietly enjoyable and if I’m honest it did actually generate a fair few topics for this blog. It’s just that I can’t seem to write that much about any of them.

I was going to discuss the blatant sexism in the James Bond novel I’m reading but then it was written in 1954 so one can hardly expect it to live up to modern political ideals.

I could discuss Pro Evolution Soccer Master League tactics, specifically who is a good buy for a Division 2 team (hint: Gouffran, Gambino, Urreta, Mezague and Beria first) but that would REALLY narrow my audience. Not to mention the fact that most of the information I have to offer is already listed in the previous parentheses.

I could cover the fact that I spent some of the weekend re-installing Windows and, subsequently, will have to spend more time re-installing the applications I use. In a way this is a good thing, it means I can clear out those that I don’t really use anyway.

And finally, I could ponder my thoughts around the idea of switching to using my MacBook as my main computer, with the purchase of a NAS drive to host my working files, media and photos but… well that’s a way off so no point in doing that.

Instead I thought I’d just start writing and see what happened and, as usual, I find that I’m quite able to fill a blog post. Sure the quality isn’t that great but a post is a post (except when it’s a page, right?).

And hey, YOU’RE still reading..


  1. K said:

    *snore* ahem, I mean yes, still reading 😉

    January 12, 2009
  2. graybo said:

    It’s dangerous. My blog used to be filled with this sort of post. But my then-girlfriend-now-wife told me that it was boring. So I stopped.

    Now I find that I hardly write anything except posting a few del.icio.us links (which are, apparently, even more boring).

    I’m quietly thinking that something in life will spur me to start writing more soon. I have a feeling that something might be coming my way in the next few weeks and months. It’ll be interesting, of not uplifting. Or it may just be boring. Who can say?

    January 12, 2009
  3. Hg said:

    It’s a “should”, isn’t it? You think you “should” be writing something. I’m no stranger to that feeling. And in a way, you’re right: when you can’t write, write. Do something. Anything. But think about your motivation before you press the Publish button.

    Are you writing because you’ve got something to explore and communicate – something that will make your head explode if you don’t get it into words and out into the world – or just because you’ve got some kind of notional word count to satisfy today?

    January 13, 2009
  4. Gordon said:

    Hg – yeah you might be onto something there.

    I’ve a quiet resolution to try and post everyday and perhaps I need to slacken that a little. Or learn to post something shorter.. or a photo.. or something else. More pondering required.

    January 13, 2009
  5. Hg said:

    The slipper paragraph was so utterly bonkers that you could have published it on its own, completely unashamedly 🙂

    January 14, 2009
  6. Hg said:

    Those smileys are annoying 😛

    January 14, 2009
  7. Gordon said:

    Smileys – Yeah I know, I’m still trying to sort them out!!

    January 14, 2009

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