Sunday, September 30, 2012

I'm Not Sure Where This Is Going, But I'm Pretty Sure It's Nowhere.

Sometimes I write an entire post in my head before I sit down at the computer. Sometimes I start out with just the idea of what I want to write about and start writing, seeing where that leads me. But then I asked myself, what would happen if I just sat down and just began to write? Start with no topic, no plan and no direction, and just write and see what happens.

I'll admit I'm cautious, but I'm not the "must have everything organised and planned out" type either. On the contrary, all I've even needed to get something done was a general direction and enough fare to pay for the ride. I don't need to have it all mapped out, but I still feel comfortable with having a general direction. This is the complete opposite to Mrs. C's personality. While she is the type to lunge headfirst and full speed into something, she needs a plan, even if it's after taking that first step. She needs to know how she's getting there, what route she'll take, what would be the best time to move to avoid traffic, if she should wear comfortable shoes and so on and so on. Yes, she's that neurotic anal (I wish) thorough.

But I digress... Where was I going with this? Oh yeah! Nowhere... Or somewhere... But I guess that's the point.

Wait, there's a point?

Anybody ever use Zemanta? It's this software that analyzes your posts as you type and helps you with pictures and related links and whatnot. It normally works pretty well but right now one of the things it's showing me is a picture of a man named Georg Lunge (I had to Google who he was). For those who didn't know (like myself) he's a German chemist who lived in the late 1800's to the early 1900's and he has nothing to do with anything I'm writing.
Georg Lunge
That's it?! You're just going to read the first sentence in my bio and leave it at that? I hope my name comes up in a pop-quiz or something someday.
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From this I can only deduce that I've gone so far off the reservation with this post that I've confused the program. I can only imagine what I'm doing to everyone else.

Wow! Those are a lot more words than I expected for a post that's basically about nothing. I feel like I should apologize or something for making you read all this drivel, but then again, it isn't like I'm making you sit through this. It isn't like I'm secretly lurking in a shadowy corner, pointing a gun and expecting a three-page report (double-spaced, use serif typeface, citations where necessary) on a) your impression of this post and how it may or may not contribute adversely to climate change and the global economy, or b) how the work of Georg Lunge helped shape the face of modern chemistry (he's your problem now). No, it's nothing like that.

It's due by Thursday.

Hey! That reminds of a cartoon I saw on Facebook once:
Wait! No... that's not it...

Oh, I remember. It 's this one:
Nobody said anything about a coherent story. Did they?
So, yeah, I think it's safe to say that I've tested the limits of this exercise (and your patience) as much as I can for now. If you stuck with this all the way to the end you deserve a standing ovation.

Here you go.
Unfortunately, the answer is still no, you can't get those last few minutes of your life back. If you were expecting me to come to some kind of point, the only one you'll get is me pointing out that I warned you in the title.

No refunds!
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16 comments:

  1. What a ridiculous romp into a canyon full of yarn. Call me if you ever need that printed on the back of your dust jacket.

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    1. I like it! I'll take a size XXL. Wait... The jacket comes in the deal too, right?

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  2. Well, at least I now know who Georg Lunge is...sort of. But I do now know what Zemanta is. And you made me want to watch 5th Element again. So it's not a total loss.

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    1. It's not? Hmm... That was unexpected.

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  3. Ah..The Fifth Element. I loved that movie!!! I didn't realize you were that guy..he has quite the voice in this movie!!

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    1. I wish I could say my voice was much deeper than his. Sadly, it actually isn't much.

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    1. I'm pretty fond of how this little experiment turned out too. I may try doing this more often. Don't worry, I'll give some warning first.

      Probably.

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  5. This was so much fun and I am so glad to be back at your blog. (last time I tried to get here, it wouldnt let me for some reason..perhaps that Zemanta thing...)

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    1. That is so weird. It was just the other day I realized your blog mysteriously dropped off my reading list. I don't know who's trying to keep us apart, but I won't let that happen!

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  6. I liked it too. But that's because I also have internet ADD.
    Randomness. Makes perfect sense.

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    1. Internet ADD may explain a lot of things with me too. Like why I'm so- Ooh! Someone tweeted something...

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  7. and you know, it's not as easy as one might think to write about nothing. I did it one time too, though without the cartoons...which I like...especially the boob one, though I'm not sure why.

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    1. If I had to guess I'd say it's because it's "boob"! Who doesn't like boob?

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  8. Ah, great example of a completely segmented and braided essay ... Sorry, that was MFA-speak. I enjoyed your post, Vinny C. And, yes, "boob" is a great word.

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    1. No need to apologize... at least not until I Google what you just said. Thank you. I aim to please.

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