Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I Have Nothing Good To Say

I have nothing good to write about. I really don't. I can't think of a thing. Nothing. No.thing.

Sure, I've come up with some ideas. I thought perhaps I would post a letter that I had written to a friend. It was one of those thoughtful letters. It was even fairly well written. And then I decided not to post it for various reasons. But that was the best idea I've come up with in days. Days, people.

Then I thought I could write about how my kids and their friends were driving me crazy jumping on those plastic bubbles you get in packages. It was driving me so insane that I almost died, or killed them, or both, but instead I left the room with some tea and the latest Real Simple magazine. But I knew that post wouldn't garner me any Pulitzers or anything.

Then I thought perhaps I would write about how so many of the things in my home are falling apart or dying. Things that I should be taking care of---like the cutting boards and the houseplants. But I knew that would bore my readers to tears.

And then I thought I would bounce off of Jen M's comments about how women are so self-deprecating that it's nauseating. And I would rant about how some women don't like Hillary because of this very thing---that she's not self-deprecating enough. She's too confident. Like a man. She doesn't stand up at a podium, like a woman, and say, "Really, you should just vote for Obama. Basically, we have the same positions on the issues anyway. So, pick him. Not me. I wouldn't be that good at it anyway." But then I felt like I wasn't being articulate enough. Or pissed off enough. I write best when I'm pissed.

So, that's it. There's just nothing to write about. I can't think of a damned thing. Is that sad or what?


Mrs. G. said...

I have mentioned on my blog that Edwards is my first candidate of choice (we have a long history together and I genuinely think he would do a wonderful job), but I'm a realist. Unless there is a miracle, he's not going to make the cut. So now I have to decide on my second choice, and, honestly, I keep going back and forth. But I have been so disheartened by the different standards HC has been judged by: her voice, her aloofness, her ankles, her hair, her marriage, her clothes, her wrinkles, her "emotional breakdown." And I know this is going to probably get me in trouble, but while I think her politics are sound, I just may vote for her because she is a GIRL. Is that a sin?

Family Adventure said...

This HC stuff is so infuriating to watch from afar...the things that woman has to put up with. I totally agree with Mrs. G - if I were American, I might just vote for her *because* she is a woman. Which is completely idiotic, too.

Still, I have to say...if the US could get one female President...the next one wouldn't be such a big deal. Of course, the same is true for one black President. Someone has to be first, and after that, noone cares. So in a way, I suppose we have to be grateful to Obama and Clinton for being trailblazers. Because goodness knows, they both have to take a lot of irrelevant crap...

Sorry....I'm rambling on.


Rose Daughter said...

well for not having anything to say, you posted a legenthy blog. I understand about writers block, it's so frustrating.

Crystal said...

HC is still my first choice. I like Obama, if he ends up the winner, I will vote for him and be a strong supporter. But HC I love and I have loved for a very long time. I want her to have a chance to do what I believe she can do. I went to see her speak when I was in high school and I have been hooked ever since then and that was over 15 years ago. She had it then and she has it now. I believe in her.

Jenny from Chicago said...

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Lisa said...

Hi lady,

Just checking in to see how you are doing. And I know what you mean... On the nothing to blog about thing. Have that often... :-)

Hope you have a great weekend and that certain things that are breaking down get fixed and you come away with some great blog fodder. :-)