Friday, January 17, 2014

Word of the day: blocked

Blocked: (v. tr.) to stop or impede the passage of or movement through; to obstruct

Ok guys, here's the real deal.

I'm irritated with myself.

I'm frustrated beyond belief with my stupid brain.

I have encountered the worst writer's block I've ever had, and although I admit that I am not some famous author upon whose shoulders rests the devotion of millions of (or even thousands...or hundreds...more like teens, or maybe three) readers and that there is just not some huge need for my writing in this world, it still chaps my ass to be stuck like this. I've been writing for as long as I can remember, even way back in the day when I actually had to *gasp* pick up a pencil (.05mm lead, thank you very much) to record my nonsensical ramblings, and to experience this kind of mental drought is irritating beyond belief to my writer's soul.

I have sat for months staring at this blog, hoping I could find something to write about that might catch the interest of at least a few of you, and I haven't been able to think of a thing.

I'm just blocked.

I'm sorry.

I will try again soon, and I will leave you with this:

I love BMWs. I love them so much. They are my vehicular soul mate.

Sometimes I injure myself when I try to make my bed, and sadly I'm not even kidding.

Opting to pay for towing coverage on my car insurance was quite possibly one of the best grown-up decisions I have ever made and I highly encourage every single one of you to do it. Seriously. It's like three bucks a month and it will save your ass when you least expect it.

For some very confounding reason, the majority of the traffic on my blog comes from Russian websites. Some of them appear to be medical in nature, some of them are actually games on the Apple App Store developed by Russian computer programmers, and some of them are most definitely Russian prostitution websites, which absolutely floors me because for the life of me I cannot figure out what it could be about this blog that would entice someone who is looking for a prostitute in Russia.

So, that's about all I've got right now. Good night. Or, good day. Or happy Friday/Saturday/whatever day it is in Russia, because chances are that's where you are if you're actually reading this.


  1. он должен быть своего рода ошибка происходит вокруг ... Я также имеющие один раз hellova пытаясь придумать комментарий на этот пост! кхм

  2. I'm one of the three!! And is this comment above for real?
    If it's for real then that's the most awesome confirmation ever in the history of anything!!! Oh my gosh, I need the translation badly.....

    As far as blockage, I am too. I'm not a writer like you, more like a loose storyteller with heavy reliance on photos. I guess I have a blog picture book, almost like an old Dick and Jane reader.
    But I feel blocked because I don't want to share my life with certain people who know I blog and there's really no way to really filter that..... so I just kinda lost interest :/
    How do these bedmaking injuries occur? Are you making hotel corners? I hate those.
    And maybe the "ish" in "thirty-ish" is somehow sending out "fetish" vibrations? That's my scientific conclusion. ;)
    What can we do to keep the blog torch burning?! I feel like a lot of really good bloggers are losing steam lately, don't you? What's going on?!

    1. Laura, that comment was my uncle being silly and his comment roughly translates to "it must be some kind of bug going around ... I also have one hellova time trying to think of a comment on this post! ahem". Before I realized who it was that posted that, I almost died. It was too good to be true!! I will be honest and say that a lot of my block-edness is me not wanting to share certain things on here too, because they are just emotional issues and I don't need to broadcast them. I'm hoping that other funny silly things will take their place so I can start writing again! I'm so sorry you're having the same issue but just know that I support you choosing silence over over-sharing. That's a good choice in my book. As for the 'ish' thing, it makes as much sense as anything I've come up with. Kimmie has a lot of Russian attention on her blog too. Maybe us American bloggers are interesting to our dear Russian counterparts??

  3. OH DEAR GOD! I get so much random russian traffic...and sometimes I am scared to look because they have names like ....UGH! It makes me think we need to invest in some russian rosetta stone software or something...understand our demo better. We can go halfsies!

    Also, I was just saying the other day that AAA should seriously be a standard service for everyone. It is the best money I have ever spent and I use the shit outta them!

  4. Don't worry about writer's block, the words will natural gush like the Niagara sooner or later! As for your car insurance, towing can be a chore, and quite expensive, so not paying for it in the most inopportune time puts your mind at more important matters, such as checking out if you or your car is still at one piece!
    Cayla Dupont @