Tuesday, February 2, 2010

And The Nominees Are...

I figured out why I hardly ever blog anymore. Well, there's multiple reasons, one being that I worry no one cares what I have to say, but another big factor is that it seems to take me F-O-R-E-V-E-R to write a post. By the time I upload my pictures off my camera, make them small enough to put on my blog, put them on my blog, and sit and think of clever, witty things to say, I've blown an entire morning. Lately my time is sacred and I am just unwilling to spend all morning on the computer. (My phone, now that's a different story altogether.)

Anyway, I've heard people say that they get bored with blogs that don't have a lot of pictures. So I put off blogging because I don't have any good pictures and even if I did it takes too long to put them on my computer. But then I realized...I'm not a photographer. I'm a writer. Therefore, I am officially giving myself permission to blog without excessive use of pictures. Of course I'll still put pictures on when I have good ones or something noteworthy to talk about that has accompanying pictures, but otherwise, nope. I've come to terms with it, you need to too. I'm a writer, so I will write, and if I have any talent whatsoever, my writing should be able to hold its own, picture-less.

Speaking of writing, I'm working on my book after a dry-spell. (You may also know it as "writer's block.") But I've been given great advice and I'm going to plug ahead, even though (heaven forbid) I'm not 100% thrilled with the last little bit that I've written. But good heck, if I'm ever gonna get this thing done I am just going to have to WRITE and quit worrying about perfection.

On a side note, they announced the Oscar nominees today. I thought I'd announce them on my blog by (aha) writing a little story. See if you can figure out the nominated movies and actors.

A serious man named George Clooney who lived in District 9 was fed up with being single. He decided to create an avatar of a young woman for a companion, whom he named Sandra Bullock. She was precious. George and Sandra were happy together for a while, until one day they were driving in George's car and two guys named Morgan Freeman and Colin Firth hit George's car with their Hummer, right in the blind side, throwing Sandra out of the car and up in the air. "Inglorious Basterds!" he yelled. (Hey, don't judge me, it's the name of the movie.) "You need an education in driving!!" George ran over to Sandra, who had landed in a locker room. Sandra, being an avatar, wasn't hurt thank goodness, but she had done some serious damage when she fell. As George inspected the hurt locker, Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren walked up. "What happened here?!" they exclaimed. "Jeff Bridges just told us about an accident, so we came!" Then Gabourey Sidibe walked up and asked if anyone had seen Jeremy Renner because she had heard that he, too, was a huge N'Sync fan. They all laughed at her and headed off to Carey Mulligan's house for a little pre-Oscar bash. The End.

Only a month 'til the Oscars baby!

11 comments:

Brenda said...

Very clever story.

I like to read what you write, even with no pictures....it gives me something to read while I am trying to ignore the crying children. Hope to hear more and more from you!

Washington Rimmasch Family said...

I like what you write too. It makes me laugh. I'm glad your back to your book I think it is going to be awesome. I love all the little sneek peeks.
p.s. sorry you had to add the word Verification it's awful! I understand though,and I will still stop by even though it takes me 10 min to comment.
:)

{ bRee } said...

I love when you write, you are oh so talented! Please keep it up, we are not bored here. Love your Oscar story!

Shayla said...

Blogging with pictures is overrated. Seriously, whenever I do it I realize why I haven't blogged in over (insert amount of months here). It takes way too long. Who says you need pics to make a good blog, anyway? You've always been an awesome blogger, don't start getting all self-conscious on us now. We, the fans, demand more! :)

Rachael said...

Dude! You should never feel boring. There is no other blog in blogland that I have come across that is half as witty as yours! Not to mention, No one can write about pop culture and famous-ee stuff like you can!

I am not complaining about the lack of pictures, but I am not sure I understand why it is such a problem. Why do you have to shrink your pictures or whatever? I don't do that...hmmm..are you just making this up???

Noelle said...

oh clever cousin! i never expect pictures. so keep writing, atleast for me. i miss you. you can always blog from your phone! but the screen is so tiny it gives me a headache. :)

Amy J. said...

You are going to have to give me the answers on this one...I am not good with guessing movies. I guess it doesn't help that I havn't seen one in the theater since Summer. Hey, you do the written posts, I will do the photo posts. Deal...deal.

Marilyn said...

I don't mind blog posts without pictures especially on your blog because your writing is substantial enough!

Also, that little story was soooooo clever. You're a genius.

Sara said...

With or without pics, I would read. I think your a very witty and talented write with a whole lot to say. Keep it coming.

tharker said...

Love the story! You're so funny Alicia, and very talented.

Amy said...

I feel the same way! It takes me so long to post with pictures.

Write away!