It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain
With the wit and intellect of Mark Twain, I face the empty blog page and cringe. No idea what to say?
I am empty-headed tonight, pulling up random thoughts and trying to thread them into a cohesive fabric you might then unravel.
Back to the tried and true method of word association. Have you ever played the parlor game where you whisper a sentence to the person next to you and so on, around the table until the last who is to repeat it out loud?
Better, have you ever played with a Freudian Psychoanalyst? There’s a bundle of laughs. Word association is supposed to give them a clue to the inner workings of your sub-conscious mind.
I can guarantee, you do not want to venture into my sub-conscious. I know, I don’t.
Okay … I’ll pick a word … any word.
Lollygag is a good word. To saunter, to take too much time getting to the kitchen when your mother calls you to dinner. “Don’t you lollygag when I’m calling you, young lady.”
Balderdash is another fun word. Nonsense, makes no sense and if you had any good sense you would know it was a foolish waste of time.
Homonyms are my worst nemesis. Waste as in to use a belt or waist as in it is a shame to not eat all your food.
If I were staring at you and I had a starring role in a play I wouldn’t know if I should stare at you while you star in the lead. I could say I reversed them on purpose for the means of being funny.
Phrases that make me nuts, such as “being in the moment.” Like I have a choice or maybe I could wiggle my nose and not be in this moment.
“This has been the worst day of my entire life.” Oh, so you’re going to drop dead now?
“I have never been so insulted.” Wait, I’ll try better next time.
Try to have a conversation with someone who talks in clichés or repeats the same word …
Like, you know. You know, I don’t get it. You know, he was right there. You know, I’m going to hit you in the head with a hammer.
When I started I didn’t think I had anything to say. Now I am convinced.
Remember not to bang your head against the wall too many times, you could get hurt.
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