I am foolishly participating in this thingy where I write a post every day this month. I think it should go well because I used the word “thingy” in the previous sentence and this shows my creative juices are thingy.

I did this last year with Jen of the illustrious Sips of Jen and Tonic, the most hilarious blog on the nets of Inter. I had thought the endeavor would be a tad easier than NaNoWriMo, the national novel writing month, but it turned out writing a daily post was about as fun as trying to come up with an analogy for this sentence. A lemon juice enema? A Miley Cyrus tongue bath? A Miley Cyrus tongue enema?

I still got it.

I believe I’ve conned Jen into doing NaBloWriMo because we have a beautiful masochistic relationship.

There are many reasons why I will fail and you will likely not see another post after this one:

  1. Now that it gets dark so early, I feel it completely unnecessary to be awake past 6 p.m.
  2. My husband is running for local office and the last time I saw him was on a campaign flyer asking for my vote.
  3. There is a small person who demands most of my time. His name is Hugo. I also have a three-year-old son.

cutiepie4. Obamacare

5. They have come out with an Angus Beef version of Hot Pockets

Jen had asked me what I planned to write about and I replied “Hot pockets.”

I still got it.


  1. Speaker7,
    I will deny ever saying this, but you should have read what Jen said about you on her personal Facebook page, about this NaNoSomethingSomething persuasion… It would give you enough writing material for the month ahead.
    Le Clown

      1. I believe I said we were both nutcases, and Madame Weebles agreed. I also said that I have pictures of you hanging around my apartment for inspiration. A lot like what contestants on Project Runway do, but more creepy.

  2. Perhaps you can truly take your place as the “Seinfeld of Blogs.” Jerry made a bundle. If you do, you must share. With me — not Hugo. Hugo would only use the money on hookers. I would rid the world of Republicans. Vote for me. And your husband.

    1. Has anyone actually earned money blogging? I once got a bag of Twix bars from Darla of She’s a Mainiac, but I wasn’t able to use them as currency and instead ate them in one sitting.

  3. Please pardon my ignorance. What, exactly is NaNoWriMo a cryptogram for? I can tell you that TriBeCa is Triangle Below Canal. Soho is South of Houston. But I don’t know NaNoWriMo. Are you sure you want to do this? Doesn’t this run the risk of turning blogging into a goddamn job?

  4. If you ever run out of inspiration, you can post campaign speeches of your husband and throw in the word “thingy” a bunch of times.
    If you run out of your husband’s speeches, you can ask Hugo to run. Because you don’t need legs to run for office, nor hearts or brains, if Congress is any indication.

    1. Who do you think writes his speeches?
      My fellow Americans,
      There is like a whole bunch of stuff that we like have to do stuff about, you know? Like now and these jackasses in office are like boring as shit. Peace out.

  5. I would sooner sky dive without a parachute than do this, but if you’re taking requests for posts, which could be one of your next 29 (a post taking requests for post ideas), or 28 of the next 29 (28 posts taking requests for post ideas), until you find a request you *might* like, consider this post request: writing about how you’re going to celebrate the anniversary of your tonsillectomy shortly before (or was it after?) moving. Revisit speaker7 fun times.

  6. Haha I love how you’re like “You probably won’t hear from me after this.” I’ve been blogging at a fairly consistent rate but I feel that by virtue of me committing to this I will suddenly just be like NAH.

  7. I’m doing NaNoWriMo for the first time and I’m naive enough (and new enough to this novel writing thing) to think it might be fun. Also, I’m so happy to hear there are more Speaker7 posts coming and more Hugo please! And number 2, haha!

  8. I remember you did this last year and managed to produce some seriously hilarious stuff. I’ve no doubt you will again. If you ever get writer’s block, just post various pics of Hugo in provocative poses.

  9. There’s no blog law that says you can’t use the word “thingy” as many times as you want. Be free! 😉

    On a side note, everyone seems so excited about these beef hot pockets that I almost wish I hate beef. Or hot pockets. 🙂

    1. Gah, “ate” beef. Not “hate” beef. I don’t hate beef, I just don’t eat it. Obviously drinking wine and commenting at the same time is not gonna work out for me. 🙂

  10. I love you and Jen dearly. You know this. And I think you’re both delightfully insane, in the best possible way. I expect to read many entries about Hugo. Perhaps something about the body parts he prefers to collect, or maybe something about why he was not considered for the part of Christian Grey.

      1. I’m still catching up on everyone’s blogs, I had a work avalanche that I just crawled out of!

        Please tell Hugo I long for the day when he can recite his poetry to me, by the light of one bare bulb, in a dank underground dungeon.

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