Today is November one, which is the first day of my commitment to write a blog post every single day this month as part of NaBloPoMo. That’s a really unfortunate acronym. Don’t you think?
It’s a spin off from NaNoWriMo, an equally unfortunate acronym which stands for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to pound out a complete work of fiction in the 30 days of November. This is the novelists’ equivalent to Lent or any other period of self-imposed discomfort, like a month long Brazilian wax.
Since I don’t write fiction, unless you count exaggerations and inaccurate metaphors, I’ll be doing the bloggers’ version, called NaBloPoMo, which I’m assuming means National Blog Post Month, but no one ever really said.
Ruth Curran, the administrator of our bloggers’ group, posted a message asking “who’s up for NaBloPoMo?” in the same way one would ask who’s up for a game of Scrabble or who’s up for doing the dishes.
NaBloPoMo reminds me of the trendy hybrid dog breeds that are all the rage these days.
“Your new puppy is beautiful! What breed is that?”
“Oh, he’s a JackShit. Ya know, Jack Russell terrier and Shi Tzu.”
“Wow, I thought he might be a LabSpanChiCockaDoodle”
“Nah, we researched those, but found that they’re prone to hip dysplasia. Our second choice was a PitPugRott.”
“PittPugRott. That’s what I had last night at the new Thai restaurant downtown.”
NaBloPoMo also makes me think of the pharmaceutical commercials that are always running on cable TV.
“You shouldn’t drive or operate machinery while taking NaBloPoMo. Some users of NaBloPoMo may suffer harsh side effects like suicidal thoughts, liver damage, restless leg syndrome, bad taste in clothing, relentless drooling, dandruff and voting for democrats. Do not drink alcohol while taking NaBloPoMo. Do not mix NaBloPoMo with other alphahydroxy beta blocker cumin re-uptake inhibitors.”
NaBloPoMo…Because Life Shouldn’t Be Interrupted by Psoriasis.
one blog post down. 29 more to go.