So. I'm doing NaNo. However...I'm torn. Below are the five ideas that are reasonably well percolated, and some of them even a little bit researched and two of them (not saying which!) are even PLOTTED OUT a bit!!!
So, I leave it to you, dear readers, before just rolling a damned d6...what should I write?
If you're on my friends list, I want to know 36 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine ... you're on my list, so i want to know you better!
Comment here and re post a blank one on your own journal.
01) Are you currently in a serious relationship? 02) What was your dream growing up? 03) What talent do you wish you had? 04) If I bought you a drink what would it be? 05) Favorite vegetable? 06) What was the last book you read? 07) What zodiac sign are you? 08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where. 09) Worst Habit? 10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride? 11) What is your favorite sport? 12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude? 13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? 14) Worst thing to ever happen to you? 15) Tell me one weird fact about you. 16) Do you have any pets? 17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? 18) What was your first impression of me? 19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary? 20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? 21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? 22) What color eyes do you have? 23) Ever been arrested? 24) Bottle or can soda? 25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? 27) What's your favorite place to hang out at? 28) Do you believe in ghosts? 29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time? 30) Do you swear a lot? 31) Biggest pet peeve? 32) In one word, how would you describe yourself? 33) Do you believe/appreciate romance? 34) Favorite and least favorite food? 35) Do you believe in God? 36) Will you re post this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
It's the end of an era. An era that I grew to adulthood in. An era of greatness, of enjoyment, of beer and pretzels.
I am, of course, talking about a baseball season that lasted into October. A baseball post-season that included the best team in the history of the sport. For the first time since 1993, on the last season of their historic ballpark, the New York Yankee's failed to clinch a playoffs spot.
It's been a hard year for me, both professionally and personally; watching My Team struggle through these periods of mediocrity has been frosting on the cake. And so, I don't have to change the stats on this icon much, again. And I turn to those fans of other, lesser teams, and I ask: "How do I pronounce 'rebuilding year' exactly? And how do I force it out from between my lips without chocking on the very thought of what it represents?"