Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bleary Homage

Every time I read TheBloggess I am all, "Why I don't just let you in on the insanity hilarity that is my constant inner monologue instead of getting all uptight about wanting each post to be in some sort of context or chronological order or with backstory or "about" something?"

Shit. I don't mean to say that Jenny isn't writing "about" things, like, to suggest she isn't poignant. On the contrary. I don't think it's possible to make a more poignant point about, say, Diet Doctor Pepper than she has. I'm just saying that I drive myself crazy worrying about What My Point Is when really 99% of the time I'd just like to blog the weird shit that goes through my head and then confess that I'm probably drunk.

I don't mean I'm drunk 99% of the time (although kind of maybe that would be fun) (except I'd never ever meet any of my weight loss goals then) (well, except also I probably would't notice or care), I just also want to be in a position where I can say "I'm probably just drunk" a lot -- say it, not be it, just to clarify, although I'm still clearly on the fence about this -- and have that be funny and charming and not cause for everyone I know to be all ALCOHOL ISN'T FUNNY, KRISTY, when really I'm just trying to be a better writer.

Also, there is a giant difference between "inner monologue" and "voices in my head," in case you were worrying wondering. There is also a giant difference between a child who naps during the day and one who doesn't and then also gets up at 3 in the morning and then decides that 5 a.m. means TIME TO START THE DAY! So, I guess there's your context.


13 comments:

  1. Whatever you do, just keep writing. For me at least!

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  2. I love all your posts, but I totally understand the need to some days just blurt things out. I say go to.

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  3. Blurting is awesome and I highly recommend it. Just give yourself a category of "Weird stuff going through my head" so that people are forewarned on those posts and then just go to town. You'll either be met with applause or silence. Either way, it's very freeing. Except when I get silence I have to stab someone. That's why I'm not allowed near the kitchen knives.

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  4. I'm pretty sure that my blog is one long blurt with only a sprinkling of brain cells. Maybe I need to change "the voices in my head" to "inner monologue", that sounds way more grown up. New to your blog but really enjoying it.

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  5. Maybe I'm the one blogging about the wrong thing. LOL

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  6. and all this time I've been thinkin it was just called 'brain dumpin'...well, whatever it is, me likey, i'm in. :)
    here's to no worries.
    let it flow.
    in words and however else.
    what's the real fear anyway?
    the whole why behind i blog is to sift my thoughts....it's only about me, right? isn't it?

    you rock.
    love it raw....love it real...love it flowin.

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  7. I might not comment a lot - but I read EVERY DAY! And get a little bummed when there's no update. So the way you're doing it works for me! Having a 3-month old at home who doesn't exactly prescribe to the norm (read: Aren't they supposed to be SLEEPING throughout the day?!) I can totally relate to your blog. Keep up the GREAT WORK!!

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  8. Overtired from small child= low level buzz most of the time
    They have the same feeling and the same result, right? No excuses needed.
    (Cept how can you be drunk if you gave up booze for 2 weeks?)

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  9. I like it when you blog your random thought processes - - every entertaining! :-)

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  10. Sometimes the Bloggess makes me pee my pants, and it's better if I only pee my pants once a day. So if you do decide to get more random, try not to be very funny.

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  12. Oops! Sure, predictable drunkenness is not funny, but random drunkenness (the 11 o'clock in the morning on a Tuesday kind of drunkenness) is a total riot. I try to be randomly drunk when I can. Hee!

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  13. That's my favorite part about blogs, that randomly talking in a diaristic way can equal something that's surprisingly coherent and cohesive. Sometimes you don't know what a post is going to be about until you get to the end. It's why blogging feels like therapy sometimes! You have to prattle on about whatever is foremost in your mind until the root issues eventually reveal themselves.

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