Tuesday, January 4, 2011

How I Roll

Have I ever mentioned that I write most of my posts in my head?  I roll things around...think about what I can post next...write posts while I'm driving or cleaning the house or whatever.  It works well.  Well, except when I finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keys, as the case may be) and realize just how bad my post is in print.  In my head, it's funny or gripping or truly thought provoking.  But when the words finally hit the screen, they just come out looking like "blah, blah, blah".  And inevitably I just open a new page and read someone else's awesome post on how they are being stalked by a magazine.  Magazines never stalk me.

The other problem with writing in my head and not on paper (or computer screen) is that sometimes I forget what was supposed to go in the post.  Like my Eleven in '11 post the other day...do you know how long it took me to write it?  I seriously had to edit because I kept referring to "yesterday", meaning New Years Eve and I FINALLY finished the post on Sunday - January 2.  And why did it take me TWO days to come up with ELEVEN things I wanted to do in 2011???  Because I couldn't remember them all.  Which means, that some of those items weren't on the original list that I wrote in my head. 

Like the fact that I want to run a 5K in 2011.  I EVEN REFERRED TO BEGINNING A RUNNING PROGRAM and still didn't remember that one of my 11 things was supposed to be "run a 5K".  OR the fact that I want to go through all of the receipts that I have in my closet, on TOP of the filing cabinet and throw away what doesn't need to be kept and file away the statements/receipts that do need to be kept.  Because I seriously have Wal-Mart receipts from 2+ years ago.  And not the Wal-Mart receipt for a small appliance that I bought there...no, I'm talking receipts for groceries, gas receipts, restaurant receipts...basically anything I purchased.  I discovered this the other day when I was trying to find the receipt for my laptop that is not working right. 

I am not going to back and edit my Eleven in '11.  It's just so frustrating that I come up with these awesome posts in my head...but then they don't ever translate like I want to my blog.

So, I guess now I have Thirteen in '11...which doesn't have the same ring as Eleven in '11...but whatever.

And, I also thought I heard the garbage trucks again this morning at 6am...but I stayed in bed this time and didn't go wake up Dylan to take the garbage to the street.  Because I'm an awesome Mom like that.  And because he would've been right again...because the garbage didn't actually run until 7ish, like it's supposed to.  If you're not sure what I'm referring to...click here.

Yup, this is how I roll in the blog world.


Shell said...

I have to write my ideas down as soon as I think of them or they are GONE!

Brandi said...

I do this at night... come up with fabulous blog posts and then I forget by morning.

Rachel said...

I think of great blog posts the night before then get off track when I actually start writing them out(blasted A.D.D.!) ;)

So, did the garbage get out on time?


Impulsive Addict said...

I feel your pain. Seriously, I do. I should keep a pad and pencil by my bed at night. I totally have ADD at bedtime and then insomnia sets in soon after.

You're funny though. I like it!