Help me write a post!!

So now that I’ve determined that I’m going to keep this blog alive, I’m going to start cleaning house and reorganizing my blog-life.

And part of that reorganization involves one of the things that has been driving me nuts about maintaining my blog:

My unnerving penchant for saving unfinished blog posts.

I have 14 unfinished posts in my drafts file– from as far back as almost a year ago to as recently as a few days ago. Many of them have resurfaced as completely different posts, with completely different words; but for some unknown reason, I saved the original unfinished draft. I’m a pack-rat like that. Take a look at my apartment and you’ll see what I mean.

So, here is where you come in. You can help me finish one of these posts! I will post the title and the first few lines of each post, and you will choose the one you want me to complete. And the winner will be completed, no matter how irrelevant it may now be. The rest will be deleted forever!

Here they are… from oldest to newest:

Unfinished Post #1:
“Cool Vid: Pinball Counting Remix(es)”
As a counteract to the William Shatner schlock from yesterday, (I love the word schlock, have you noticed?) here is a great vid that takes the classic, always-hot, always-cool Sesame Street video short “Pinball Counting” and remixes it with a great dance beat and some psychadelic shots from the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine”….

Unfinished Post #2: “Tim Gunn Is God” I have mentioned in previous posts how much I love Project Runway on Bravo. And I am mentioning it again. And this is especially timely, because tonight is the finale, when we find out who of the “Final Three” is in… and who is out!

But after two seasons of watching Project Runway– the only actual “Reality” TV show that I watch, and the only “Reality” TV show, in my opinion, that is TRULY real and entertaining at the same time– I have to say that the reason I keep coming back to this show and enjoy it so much is because of one man: Mr. Tim Gunn.

Tim Gunn is GOD. …

Unfinished Post #3: “Maybe Now He’ll Shut Up” I hate to keep bringing him up, but “TomKat” had a baby today. They named it Suri. Apparently it’s a Hebrew name meaning “princess”. Or if you are Persian it means “red rose”.

In any case, the baby is out. …

Unfinished Post #4: “Where’s My Voice?”
Occasionally I will read back to previous posts on my blog, just to see what I was thinking back a month, six months, or even a year ago. As I approach the end of my second year of blogging, I’m starting to wonder something.

What happened to my voice? …

Unfinished Post #5: “Reducing The Clutter”
The last few months of my life have involved a lot of cleaning house.

I took stock of everything in my life and evaluated it. I added up all of my posessions, my commitments, my debts, my friendships, and even my relationships. And from that point on, I’ve been making some decisions.

What stays. What goes. And what needs more evaluation. …

Unfinished Post #6: “Happy Morning” OK, I will freely admit that I ‘borrowed’ this from Scott. He had it on his blog on Wednesday. But when I saw it, not only did I think it was fucking BRILLIANT (and not just because it’s so damn shiny-happy), it completely personifies how I feel every morning when the sun streams in my bedroom window and I fail miserably to shut it out with pillows, blankets, cats, or anything else I can get my hands on. …

Unfinished Post #7: “Summer Lovin’?” Ahhh summertime.

The days are long, the nights are short, and everyone’s on the prowl, looking for love.

Maybe not in the right places, though.

Every summer, I think that maybe this is the season for me. Maybe I’ll meet “Mr. Right”. Maybe this, maybe that. Maybe far away, or maybe real nearby….

…Sorry, I broke into a showtune just there. …

Unfinished Post #8: “Bush-Shit” I just have to wonder. Does George W. Bush even care that he’s completely messing up the United States of America? Does he care that he will go down in history as possibly the most despised president of all time? Does he even care if anyone likes him at all? And how, exactly, does he sleep at night? …

Unfinished Post #9: “Post #565” (This is essentially the same post as “Bush-Shit” but with formatting and further exposition. I just never got around to finishing either one. And I apparently never put the title into the formatted version.)

Unfinished Post #10: “The Pirate Queen- Review” So yesterday I said that I was excited to see The Pirate Queen because I knew nothing about the show going into it, and that I would see it with an open mind.

Having now seen it, I wish I had done a little research first. … (Note: I ended up podcasting my review instead of writing it, as this post got to be extremely long-winded. Not that this has ever stopped me before, mind you…)

Unfinished Post #11: “The Elusive Shut-Eye” Sleep and I have never been friends.

From as far back as I can remember, I was up late. Later than most kids.

Oh sure, doctors have always said that 8 hours of sleep is essential to good living. But in my lifetime, I could probably average out to about 5 at most per every night I have slept.

Unfinished Post #12: “I’m Still Here.. And Other Updates”

What a week.

I never intended to avoid the blog this week, but this being “Hell Week” and all for the chorus, I just needed one less thing to worry about. But the show is over now, and life can return to some semblance of normality. …

Unfinished Post #13: “Party On, Rick!”
(Note: Essentially a re-write of #12) This has been some week!

First, I want to thank those of you who wondered of my whereabouts last week while I was MIA. It wasn’t because I was incapacitated or anything…. I just had a chorus show to do, and the late nights were such that I didn’t feel like blogging anything when I got home. The fact that you noticed I was gone meant a lot. Thanks. πŸ™‚

Unfinished Post #14: “A Visit From The Rocket Men?”
There’s been a lot of buzz around Chicago lately about a possible UFO sighting over one of the terminals of O’Hare Airport, reported on New Year’s Day by the Chicago Tribune.

Apparently, in November, a large number of people working at O’Hare Airport witnessed a gray disc-like object hovering over one of the terminals. …

So those are the nominees. Vote for your choice in the comments, and later this week, I will finish that damn post, come hell or high water. I can’t promise it’ll make a lick of sense, but at least my drafts folder will, finally, be clean!

One thing at a time, right? πŸ™‚