Block Party

I have writer’s block pretty severely. I mean it is a bad case of it. So far I have started this entry 6 times.

Attempt 1: A post about how a middle of the week holiday sucks

So did the beginnings of that post

Attempt 2: A post waxing nostalgic about blowing up snap together models with my brother on July 5th with left over fireworks

Just could not come together

Attempt 3: The complete uselessness of fireworks

They aren’t even pretty, but they are pretty smelly

Attempt 4: How holidays without gifts are kind of silly when they art(e) in the middle of the week

Very similar to Attempt 1, same issues

Attempt 5: Something about witches and warlocks

Really didn’t work… at all

Here we are at attempt 6 and I have nothing. Absolutely nothing. I think it has something to do with the sleep debt I constantly live with. Stupid sleep debt.

So I asked my darling wife for some help with the writer’s block and this is the email I got back:

From: Wifey []
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:38 PM
Subject: RE: wednesday

Well, you may compare your dislike of fireworks and the associated farfalle of the holidays with my hatred of numbers. I don’t think they’ll compare – and I know that’s an inappropriate use of “farfalle” but it was fun – but you may try. You can typically call up strong hatred for minutiae like nobody’s business.

So, I do not even know how to take that and I cannot come up with a topic for a post. I can “typically call up strong hatred for minutiae like nobody’s business?” Is this a positive thing, or a negative? I cannot tell. So I asked Wifey for some examples of my minutiae hating ways. She responded with

From: Wifey []
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 3:18 PM
Subject: RE: wednesday

Well, your hatred of hippos, your anger at not having a variety of food in the vending machines, your hatred of the yeti and all he stands for, you don’t like it when people eat part of the ham they are giving as a gift to someone, and you don’t’ care for san serif fonts.

To name a few.

I guess I do hate minutiae.

To Recap:
Writer’s block sucks
Even for a blogger
Attempt 6: A post about how I cannot come up with topics for a post
It didn’t go great either
I still posted it
We are having some kind of Turkey and bean thing for dinner
France v Portugal right now
I am too post weary to link all my various tirades about minutiae