Writer's Block

13 Ways I Know I Have Writer's Block

1. I actually throw up a little when I look at the cursor.

2. I keep preparing snacks.

3. I force the cat to wrestle with me.

4. I yell at Chris to keep it down as I hear his keyboard tapping away.

5. I actually start doing laundry.

6. I peruse other funnier blogs and mentally try to sap their energy. (You’re not doing that now are you?)

7. When the phone rings, I leap up and answer it “Yes I will!”

8. I desperately search my surroundings for blog worthy content. ‘Hmm, how can I make my bookshelf funny? Are those pillows holding a story? Would anyone find this amount of dust interesting?’

9. I call my four year old in and ask her to say something cute. To which she responds ‘You don’t pay me enough’.

10. I have a sudden urge to clean the oven. And under the fridge. When did we have ham? And then bake oatmeal bars while I’m there.

11. I call my mom and start an argument…just to have something to write about.

12. I run an anti-virus scan. Three times.

13. I end up at this website. WTF?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


WTH? Ya know, this is exactly what I am posting right now - 13 reasons why I have blogger's block! LOL I'll go change mine so it doesn't look like I'm copying you. That is WEIRD! :)

Posted by: Lisa | 03/09/2006 at 03:24 AM

I'm the opposite. I worry that I can go out, see something random and think "I'll blog that when I get back".I need to get a life.Thanks for visiting my TTElle x

Posted by: Elle | 03/09/2006 at 03:27 AM

Oh I'm so like that. If I had had a blog back in school one of them would have sufferered! Cheers,K

Posted by: KDubs | 03/09/2006 at 03:33 AM

Nice list! Wow, it must be REALLY bad if it makes you want to do laundry. At least you haven't sunk down to the level of actually having a laundry DAY. Or have you?My TT are up!

Posted by: Amanda | 03/09/2006 at 06:15 AM

Wtf? ok then on 13!:)This list does not make you look like you have writers block you are funny even when you don't know what to write about:)My TT are up

Posted by: mommyof4 | 03/09/2006 at 07:18 AM

Hilarious crochet crotches!!! Your comment about your daughter made me laugh. I used to be a nanny to a little girl who would say "I'm busy" if you asked her to do anything she didn't particularly want to do. It cracked me up every time.

Posted by: Jessica | 03/09/2006 at 09:41 AM

She was 2 and 1/2.

Posted by: Jessica | 03/09/2006 at 09:41 AM

Your like Sienfeld! You have an amazing ability to write about 29 potatoes and make it funny and interesting! BTW, those snack sized bags are so unreasonable!

Posted by: hook | 03/09/2006 at 09:58 AM

Your daughters comment way too cute. Loved the TT.Mine are up!

Posted by: Dawn | 03/09/2006 at 10:16 AM

Hahaha! I love your TT this week! But now, am blaming you for the odd images of crocheted crotches that keep flashing through my mind. Two questions....."Why?" and "Is that a marketable commodity, really?"

Posted by: Angela | 03/09/2006 at 10:28 AM

OMG...crocheted vaginas...NOW I HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING!!!! LOL!Thanks for stopping by my TT.

Posted by: Courtney | 03/09/2006 at 10:59 AM

why oh why does my work have to block "Crochet My Crotch" as "adult"??? Now I'm spending all my time here wondering what exactly is on that site!!

Posted by: Marcia | 03/09/2006 at 11:26 AM

I'm curious to know how you found the the Crotch site? Just what WERE you googling?Funny kid. Obviously picking up your SOH.My favorite cure for writer's block? Scotch.Check out my T13 at The Moonjockey Lounge

Posted by: Moonjockey | 03/09/2006 at 11:45 AM

MJ - I was waiting for someone to ask me that! It was actually a link in someone else's post about 2 years ago and I alwasy remembered it! How could I forget?Surrrrrre, Lena.

Posted by: Lena | 03/09/2006 at 11:46 AM

I'm sorry you're experiencing writer's block... but thanks for the crochetmycrotch link. I don't know how I could go another day without one. I'm ordering the ear muffs... which makes it all sound better :pMy 13 are up!

Posted by: Kimmy | 03/09/2006 at 11:50 AM

LOL, I think Lena, this TT thing is a crap load of pressure and as always (no matter what you say), it was funny.Girl we all KNOW what your talking about, I spent the last 10 minutes staring at an empty cheezit box, trying to get inspired. I so agree with #4 though, it interrupts my concentration and drives me crazy. It's like someone eating next to me with their mouth open. (but only when I have writer's block)

Posted by: Virenda | 03/09/2006 at 12:03 PM

Hilarious! :) Mine are up

Posted by: Frog Legs | 03/09/2006 at 12:26 PM

Another fun list, Lena! I do exactly the same things, only when I can't think of what to write on my book, I start looking for things to blog about. Then I hit most of these thirteen points.The crotch crocheting link is priceless. I immediately sent it off to two of my friends, one of whom crochets; the other knits and would probably pick the crocheting up in no time. You might also like these patterns, for cross stitching:

Posted by: Caryn | 03/09/2006 at 12:31 PM

Excellent! I'm with you on the "when did we have ham?" Maybe I'm just a slob....Thanks for stopping by my 13.I never went to Puerto Vallarta, and really wish I had. Next time...

Posted by: Tanya | 03/09/2006 at 01:11 PM

#8 Hahahhah....And. ERM. I think the story of how you landed at a crotch crocheter's site is worth an entry...HMMMM?

Posted by: TheIdleReceptionist | 03/09/2006 at 01:53 PM

Marcia - It's literally a site that shows pictures of little crocheted vaginas with black yarn surrounding the edges. Oh also they're for sale.

Posted by: TheIdleReceptionist | 03/09/2006 at 01:55 PM

that website was hilarious! It just goes to show there's something for everyone on the internet!

Posted by: Chic Mommy | 03/09/2006 at 03:03 PM

I thought I had seen everything until I saw the kleenex dispencer! Should have stopped that list at 12 LOLcheck my TT to :)

Posted by: feedscott | 03/09/2006 at 03:59 PM

I LOVE you TT. Love it. Okay, but um, How does someone think up an idea like crocheted crotches? And do people buy them? Like, how many of those do you have? ;-)

Posted by: Linsey | 03/09/2006 at 04:08 PM

#9 hilarious!

Posted by: Anonymous | 03/09/2006 at 05:14 PM

I just responded with hilarious and i showed up as anonymous. what's up with that?!? LOL...Anyways, back to my comment:my favorites were #1, 5, 7, and most of all #9. Priceless. She's a genius!

Posted by: Days Like These! | 03/09/2006 at 05:16 PM

Your 13 cracked me up - Thanks for visiting my blog!My thirteen are up there, as you know.

Posted by: Lingerie Lady | 03/09/2006 at 05:31 PM

funny list. thanks for the laughs....some are at to your TTmine is here

Posted by: Laura | 03/09/2006 at 06:04 PM

Really funny! I wish I had writer's block as well as you do. I'm new to your blog, just found it through TT, glad I did. I've posted mine, too. I look forward to reading more of your blog. HILARIOUS and refreshing. ;)

Posted by: Momma M | 03/09/2006 at 08:02 PM

To honor your writer's block theme... I have nothing to say in this comment. Damm it, I don't think that will work now.

Posted by: Freakren | 03/09/2006 at 08:43 PM

I can't believe i looked at the website. I mean, i'm totally comfortable with the female anatomy and all, but a purse? made to look like a hoo-hoo?

Posted by: R. Robyn | 03/09/2006 at 11:32 PM

To everyone that enjoyed "Crochet My Crotch" today I just want you to know that it hurt me more than it did you. Also, no crotches were harmed in the making of these furfy wonders. Just our sensibilities.

Posted by: Lena | 03/09/2006 at 11:56 PM

I went to that link and saw the crocheted things. You just never know what you will find on the net.I went back and read your entries regarding your vacation and smiled.I like your fresh style.I do Thursday 13 as well. Mine is up at

Posted by: Master Enigma | 03/10/2006 at 08:15 AM

You're not alone in the blockage. I feel pretty mentally constipated these days myself!

Posted by: Jess Riley | 03/10/2006 at 09:38 AM

#9 made me LOL! I hope you're over your writer's block soon.Come on by fefyfomanna: Thursday 13: Places to call home You're already linked up! :D

Posted by: Renee | 03/10/2006 at 11:24 AM

OMGosh! I'm so with ya on #5, it's the ONLY time I do laundry. *grin*#9, 11, and 12 - Funny, funny, funny ... I think I'll go call my Mom. Heh.As for #13 - That's just bizarre.

Posted by: ~ Stacy ~ | 03/10/2006 at 09:43 PM

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