Bloggers Want to Have Fun

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 24, 2021 - Features, Politics, Writing - No Comments

It’s been a while since I have been on the soapbox.

I have not been suffering from writers block. I have been spending a great deal of time on my writing projects that I hope will become published someday. However, I have noticed lately that whenever I write, I suffer from another problem–“procrastinator’s block”. Thanks to the Internet, I spend countless hours reading my favorite and not so favorite blogs, looking at music videos from the early days of MTV, and watching cartoons and mixed martial arts contests rather than devising simple declarative sentences. I want to concentrate my energies on writing, but when I am perplexed over the rules of the correct use of a semicolon, I can’t help but head over to the Internet and look at the latest celebrity shenanigans on the tabloid websites.

Even though New Years Day is long over and even though I broke almost all of my New Year’s resolutions by January 2 like trying to write more and to surf less on the Internet, I do resolve to write a little more often than what I have done over the past several months. I am also trying to change the direction of this blog a little bit. I want to write more almost exclusively on trivial and comic stuff rather than heavy issues like politics. More and more, I am coming to appreciate the wisdom of perhaps the greatest philosopher of the 20th century, Linus Van Pelt, when he once said there are three things never to discuss with people: politics, religion, and the Great Pumpkin. Over the past several months, I have been all too bewildered to write because of all the Twilight Zone-like stuff than has happened in the past several months. Like Warren G. Harding, I want a return to normalcy when we cared about Dancing with the Stars and sports superstars. And like the Romans in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, I want comedy tonight as well as in the morning and at lunchtime.

I mentioned that when I procrastinate, I watch videos from the early days of MTV. One of those videos was Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. Bloggers just to have fun, too, and I hope to have lots of laughs coming up with my pearls of wisdom.

Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day

Having fun is a lot more fun than not having fun.

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