Remember back in November when I successfully completed my first shot at NaBloPoMo? The at-least-one-post-a-day thing that nearly had me in tears a few times while I tried to come up with something worthwhile to say each day?

It’s back. Kind of.

Actually, NaBloPoMo threw us a curve at the beginning of 2008, suggesting that any month would be good for NaBloPoMo … and that things might be made even more interesting by offering a theme each month.

I hadn’t mentioned this before, because I didn’t want anyone to think that I might try to do something crazy like attempt to do this every month. But the list thing was intriguing, and I thought I’d give it a try this month.

You’ll note that today is March 2. You’ll also note that technically,  I blew it already. But I’m going to forge ahead anyway, confident that I’ll come up with enough lists to satisfy the spirit of NaBloPoMo by the time the month is done.

To start, I offer this: The Top Five Reasons Why Uncle Crappy Already Screwed Up NaBloPoMo:

5) My computer was buried in a snowdrift.

4) March Madness struck me a day early.

3) That bottle of Victory’s Baltic Thunder was so good I was unable to concentrate for nearly two full days.

2) Sometimes, Seven Springs is more fun than the internet.

1) The Wife has been sick this weekend, and I’ve spent most of my time trying to be Super Husband while she endures horrible coughing fits.

There’s one thing you can do to help. I’ve started working on a list of potential lists for the month — how’s that for convolution — but I’d be happy to hear suggestions from you about lists you might want to see from me. Leave a comment or send an email — I’ll give almost anything a try.

No. 1 is true, by the way. So is No. 2. And No. 3 is pretty close.


  1. Using the movie High Fidelity as inspiration, how about Songs from your 5 Favorite Road Trips? Or how about Top 5 Themes for Mix Tapes?


  2. Woy/Cindy: Thanks, guys. The list thing was too intriguing to pass up.

    HP: I’ll kind of cover the first one with a post that’s coming later today. The mix tape idea is good, too. I’ll see if I can get to that later this month.


  3. UC – congrats in advance of another great accomplishment – takes a lot of work to think, write, edit, compose all of these entries –

    As for ideas, well – I’m not sensing a lot of extra neural activity in my cerebellum, so I’ll give you a couple of my non-edited non-sequitors –

    – politics – Democratic issues – Hillary / Obama – Ohio – NAFTA – statements there that make no national sense – Pennsylvania – hmmmm – if H wins Ohio – will the isolationist rhetoric continue through your primary?

    – politics – Texas – huh? primary caucus???

    – 2008 Presidential Elections? well what happened to the democratic landslide? Did the GOP put for the guy who actually could win against a Dem in 2008?

    – Skiing- not over yet (although this weeks rain is not good) – how many more days you trying to get in? We’re shooting for 2 the weekend of 3/15-16 (with kids – going to a 4 year old birthday party trumps daddy’s plans on skiing / biking / bar hopping / everything)

    – Real estate – so what are your 2 thoughts – gonna make the plunge and buy? I see lots of benefits – financially long term, location benefits, just my thoughts – but homes have done me well.

    – Summer plans – so what’s on tap this summer? tours – beaches – c-town? inquiring minds want to know

    Good luck on the posts – hope they are fun to bring to life.


  4. Woo!

    I’ve been inspired to do the same thing, and all of you guys are the reason. Thanks for the creative jolt! I’ll be switching my regular blogging to and that’s where my lists and NaBloPoMo attempt will begin. I blew NaNoWriMo, though I know there’s another one coming soon, so what better way to prep?

    And by the way, 50 points for trying to be Super Husband!


  5. Kewyson: You’re aware this is only one month, right? But thanks for the ideas.

    Dawn: Great to hear you’re on board. I’ll be reading…


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