At first, I was going to blog about the passing of Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson and earlier this week, Ed McMahon. I was going to talk about how each of those celebrities had a place in my stages of development to different degrees and the memories they all invoked. But that’s been done by now, I’m sure, and honestly, I have little to say. I’ve never been pursuant of popular culture in any significant way, so why start now? I decided to pass.
Then I was going to blog about H. P. Lovecraft, often heralded as one of the greatest creators in horror and speculative fiction despite not being an overly capable writer. He had a strong and cultic following, and a significant number of stories credited to him were actually ideas sent to him for authoring by his fans, or stories said fans asked him to re-work/re-write, which he did. Some of them came from his students, as well, and so I’m currently reading a book called The Horror in the Museum in which Lovecraft’s pen was put to a large collection of stories not original to him. They have all the common Lovecraft tropes, of course: elder gods, tentacle-laden amphibious monsters from times before the Earth cooled, and men who faint. Lots of deus ex machina, too; can’t forget that. Wouldn’t be Lovecraft’s work without that. But I decided against it, because I’m not an expert or even very knowledgeable about Lovecraft and his work, and what would I say anyway? Nah. Pass.
Then I thought I’d talk about movies again, but I’ve already spoken about my newfound love for (good) westerns, and any horror movies I’ve seen recently have been more than disappointing. I’ve already mentioned those worth mentioning anyway. So again, rather than beat a dead horse, I figured it’s time to look for something else to talk about.
I still don’t have work so I thought I might just talk about how that’s affected me and my family. But again, been there, done that, bought the T-shirt. No, time to let that alone until I actually have something to say … if ever.
I considered telling you all how close I was to buying a pair of cowboy boots, or maybe a cowboy hat, right up until I got a look at the prices. So that went out the window. And who cares? Maybe I should just talk about my time in the shower or bathroom, or maybe when I cut my toenails.
In the end, I decided to blog about all the things I might’ve blogged about today, the things I may yet have to blog about as blog material becomes scarce, and let you all know I hope you have a great weekend and how much I appreciate you stopping by here and letting me know you’re reading my blog, sharing my thoughts and discussing these things with me.
Thanks, one and all.
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