Friday, February 4, 2011

Here's the thing about planning ahead...

It's always good to make notes.

That way you can remember what you wanted to do.

Right?

Yeah.

So...on Wednesday I was waiting at a red light and I thought of four great subjects for my next blog posts!

I quickly wrote them down on a napkin as the light turned red.

And today I went and retrieved them out of my jacket pocket...

And here's what I read:


Only now I can't remember why I even wrote them down in the first place.

'WW2'? Seriously. Why would I write about that and what could I possibly have been thinking about?

'Potato skin bars'? That sounds yummy and I'll be happy to come to your house if you plan one, but what the heck was I planning to write in a post about it?

And 'Send True Crime' and 'Car fancy'? OK. I'm just an idiot.

So now I am out of anything to write about.

Yup, it's true. Total writers block.

I could tell you that it got so cold here we had ice in our front yard. And it's so exciting when we get ice in Arizona that we take pictures of it.




We also get so excited that some people try to slide on it while other people take their pictures...(and, perhaps, somehow those pictures mysteriously disappear from the camera...)

I could tell you if you were thinking about making apple jelly and cardamom glazed cinammon rolls for the Pillsbury Bake-off to save your efforts. That particular flavor profile was pretty disgusting. Even Mr. Jenny couldn't gag down more than one.

Or I could just be honest and say that I don't have a darn thing to post about today.

So, yeah.

I'm sorry I don't have a darn thing to post about today...

And I'm truly sorry you came to my blog and had absolutely nothing to read.

I feel really bad about disappointmenting you...

But thank heavens you didn't have to just read a bunch of blathering because I had nothing to write about...

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Sigh...

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45 comments:

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I'm just glad other people besides me have that problem. How to people keep up that pressure when they have like millions of commenters?

Oh .. and your notes? I had a wonderful idea once in a dream so when I woke up I wrote it down on some paper that was handy next to my bed. Not only did I go back to sleep and couldn't remember one thing about it, I couldn't read my handwriting the next morning.

I think Seinfeld stole that experience from me for an episode of his.

Jennifer said...

LOL. Great post anyway. I really enjoyed it. :)

Terra said...

I am thinking ice in Arizona would be pretty stinking fun...I wonder though how dangerous a quick slide through the yard could be if you lost control and landed in a cactus?

noexcuses said...

I am never disappointed when coming to your blog! Writing about the fact that you don't really have much to say, is so much better than not writing at all... which is my way of dealing with the block. Besides, you did write about making a list and then forgetting why you wrote what you did... how many of us live our daily lives like this? Well, maybe not many, but I can certainly claim that talent!

Any post of yours is pleasure for me to read!

Deb said...

I love rambling posts....

J. Kwiatkowski said...

A good, honest ramble is very refreshing.
The ice hasn't melted here since November. Everyday I slip and slide down the sidewalk getting Matty home from school. I know one of us is going to end up on our bottoms, sometimes all of us. I don't know why they don't salt the sidewalks, must be a salt shortage this year.

ImagiMeri said...

Dearest Jenny,

You've always got something to say, and in my opinion it's always interesting.......so there. The fact that you ramble (continuously, forever, never-ending) is such a small point and not even worth mentioning.

I love you!
Meri

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love reading whatever you write.

La said...

I will gladly send some of our Ohio ice to Arizona. Please email me with your mailing address. Oh, and the package will be too large to fit into a PO Box.

Have a great weekend, Jenny! La

Theresa said...

I have been having a bit of writer's block too! Just not much happening, my blog today is on clipping coupons... too exciting for words:)

Enjoy your day my friend! It is always nice to read your blog even when you have nothing to say!

HUGS!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

something tells me you could take any of those topics and make them a great read! I'm never disappointed at jennys:)

Wanda..... said...

Is that what they call ICE in Arizona? It looks as thin as Saran Wrap!

Life in Rehab said...

That was my day yesterday...funny how having nothing to write about was so humorous for you!

Theresa said...

O Jen! It'll come to you when you jump in your fancy car to the WW(Weight Watchers) meeting where your 2 lb weight loss will be celebrated with Potato Skins at the bar while composing your latest novel, "Send True Crimes"....

Donnie said...

You write better with writers block than I do thinking I'm being brilliant...lol...Cute post.

Dee said...

LOL. Now I have commenter block. :)

Jeanie said...

Maybe it is not writer's block, maybe your mojo is just frozen like all that ice.

Drama Queen said...

Hee.

Happens to me, too.

But I'm pretty sure "WW2" stands for "2 Wonderful Women" - (in a dyslexic sort of way) - and you were going to write a wonderful story about 2 wonderful women - namely, you and I - and how you and I are BBFF's (Blogging Best Friends Forever).

Right?

No?

Oh. Beats me, then, what you meant. ;)

Ames said...

You crack me up! I guess you can file that one under random thoughts.

That potato bar sounds interesting. Maybe you were going to concoct some million dollar recipe huh?

Maybe it would help to retrace your steps until you got to that red light again and the thoughts popped back into your head. You know, sort of like when you can't find that toilet paper you bought and you back track to all the places you put groceries away and find it in the frig?

Sometimes I write something on my grocery list that for the life of me I can't figure out what it is. We women are just so darn busy, it's bound to happen!~Ames

Pondside said...

I'm glad I came by for a visit - you always make me smile! Up here, if a traffic policeman caught you writing in your car at a traffic light he'd probably ticket you!

BECKY said...

Hey Jenny! I scribble notes as I drive, too! And I have little note pads everywhere...cabinet draws, night stands, coffee tables, purses. I must say, I don't remember ever forgetting what I wanted to write about,though...Hmmm...are you older than me??!! LOL (actually, I hope you aren't or you'll think I was just being mean!)

Bossy Betty said...

Blathering is good! We love all your posts!

Jocelyn said...

Love your Blathering....you can blather anytime with me!!!

Hugs sweet friend!!!

Allie said...

I have those notes!!!! I hate those notes!!! And even worse, when you are writing it down, you say, oh I will remember what that means! Grrrrrrrrrr, I feel you cousin!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

With ICE in Arizona, who says you have nothing to post about????? :-)

Hugs and ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm absolutely and utterly convinced. We are twins, separated at birth! That napkin is the telltale sign of our kinship.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sue said...

My son told me it was 19 degrees at the U of A (Tucson) yesterday. He couldn't believe it!

And I think I'm going to suggest a fancy potato skin bar at our next Relief Society dinner for my church. It would certain be less starchy. And if the toppings are good enough, who needs all that mushy white stuff anyway?

;)

PS. I really did laugh at the napkin thing because I scribble poems on napkins in my car all the time. While I'm driving. Making me a menace on the road. (And I have a heck of a time deciphering them later!)

linda said...

Coming to your blog when there is absolutely nothing to read in it is a heck of a lot better than watching t.v.
So, what else do you not have to talk about?
Giggle.

Holly said...

At least you still post when you have nothing to say, and still it sounds wonderful and brings a smile to my face:)
I just don't post. Then people don't visit my blog anymore. And that's really what it is to me...visitors!!!!
It's so much more fun to read the blogs of others!!!

Happy Day Jenny!!

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

It's ok Jenny, I haven't had anything to blog about in quite some time. Whether it is writer's block or just a busy life, there's always something, isn't there. Hope you have a great weekend!

5thsister said...

It doesn't matter what you say or write about. I always feel like I've come home when I drop by for my daily visit.

H said...

You call that ice???

Amy said...

Why is it your writers block is still interesting? Really? And the ice? I am so happy for you! I think all people from AZ should rejoice when they get a little ice. Enjoy it. :)

P.S. So very curious what you have to say about WWII!

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

Well, you know what? I guess I like posts when you have nothing to blog about because I enjoyed this post. I like that you showed your list and told about it...reminded me of myself and it is good to know I am not the only one that happens to. I also liked seeing your ice in AZ. We have ice here too but we see it quite often. I really did enjoy reading this and that is the truth. Hugs

Annesphamily said...

HeeHee! You always make me smile. I hope I am getting linked to you for Alphabe Thursday. I am a computer dork!
Love the post. Hugs and Happy weekend! Anne

wheatgerm said...

That ice looks like mould

Judie said...

I could have swowrn that I left a comment earlier! This cold weather has made me stupid, I think. I thought I had told you that those grands have your number!!!

Karen S. said...

Still laughing over people taking pictures of ice in Az and the people trying to slide across it too...hmmmm have you checked out my latest Thematic Photographic posted a bit ago (Friday night) yep that's stuff in my yard most of it buried in white stuff! I'm not laughing about any of that...you sure do live in a most beautiful state....! ;)

elysabeth said...

I love reading the emails and then coming over and reading the comments. That's part of the fun and a blog posting of nothing sure seemed full of lots of things. Ice in AZ - wonder if my illustrator got any - I'll have to double check with her tomorrow. She was so jealous of the snow we got a few weeks ago - that was not fun for us - five full days of missed school, then a holiday before they even want back to school. At least your ice came at the end of the week -so maybe it wasn't so bad and it should be gone before tomorrow or Sunday - lol. Enjoy it - I'm hoping we don't get any more but they are saying we probably will - yuck.

Enjoyed the post - E :)

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I'm laughing out loud, Matlock! You don't need anything to blog about. Your blogs about nothing are better than 90% of the stuff other blogs post.

Poor Steve, gagging down Pillsbury cast offs......

WW2? Hmmmmm.....

taylorsoutback said...

Very entertaining post - you bring smiles & laughter to the day & that is very commendable & not disappointing at all

Have a great weekend!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am very guilty of making scribble notes like that too. Perhaps we should have an assistant to write down all this stuff for us, and of course we will make sure they write better than us.
Good luck with the baking. :)

Holly said...

See...a kindred spirit. I have notes all over the house and am constantly thinking what was I drinking when I wrote that...I have one sentence and one sentence does not make a blog post!

We had ice on our deck last year - we took photos too - my son tried to make a snowman

myorii said...

You are too funny even when you have nothing to write about :) The photos of the ice totally reminds me of how excited I get when it snows in Tokyo. So excited that I'd run outside to take photos of it without being dressed for being outdoors.

By the way, the note taking thing you did? I do that too. Except I tend to come up with ideas when I'm lying in bed at night and in the dark. Yea....nothing I write in the dark while lying down ever comes out legible....

Tina said...

haha the note is so funny with the rushed scribble and how you cant remember!

usually if i do that i cant read my own writing and end up thinking what does that say !!!

Tina from Mummy Diaries