Saturday, 4 September 2010
I thee defy!
About 8 or 9 days ago, certainly some recent time in August, a friend and reader of this blog slapped me around the face with her glove and then threw it on the floor glaring defiantly.
As you may or may not know, this blog and its humble host enjoy the occasional challenge – either self inflicted, as incremental word month, the ground breaking alphabetic guide to San Francisco or the filmed advent calendar hopefully bear witness; or issuing forth from others –as improvisation week attests.
So I’m not one to shirk.
Her exact words were, and I quote – “Top 10 things to do with one's lifetime”
Now I confess that it was unclear whether she was challenging ME, or MY READERS - but since, at the moment we are few I think it is down to me to answer.
However contributions along the way are welcome.
Normally I would like a couple of months of summer and no distractions other than swimming to give such a challenge its due, but – even though this summer has been the longest in my memory and seems happy to continue into September – I fear I have not such luxury and need to start before I am accused of cold feet.
So, you are probably asking, why don’t you get to it?
Patience my friend – I need to gather both inspiration and literary back up otherwise it will simply be a ten line list.
And that’s way too easy isn’t it.
So I guess that means ten posts then?
Er, yes so….
You need a structure?
No it’s not that, the problem is the 10 – if I do ten consecutive posts there is a problem with The Digestive, which for the moment appears every seven days, and if I interrupt the ten then they won’t be consecutive will they?
Who are you talking to?
So it could be one a week, ten weeks – but do we have a significant 10 weeks?
What about the last ten weeks of the year?
Hmm, nice idea – how many weeks are there to the end of the year?
Well, it’s week 35 now so there’s plenty of time.
Shame, we would have to wait – hang on, last week was The Digestive Number 10, so let’s say The Next ten Digestives?
Cool – a sort of special issue serries?
And what’s it going to be then – a sort of Ten Things to do before you die?
No way – it will be a “Top 10 things to do with one's lifetime” practical guide.
What’s going to be in it?
But it starts tomorrow.