I Got Bubkes

The pristine whiteness of the Word document mocks me as I sit, sweating and mumbling before my screen, because…

I got bubkes.

Maybe a change of scenery is in order.  It’s the technological sterility that has me blocked.  Yes, that’s it!  Curling up with pen and paper, the way it was meant to be, will surely inspire as it has for so many before me.  Something?  Anything?

I got bubkes.

All nine of the muses have turned their backs on me, not deigning to aim their inspirational arrows my way, so…

I got bubkes.

Crawling through a vast desert of creative aridity, I look for a drop, just a single drop to sustain me. The artistic wellspring has dried up.

I got bubkes.

American Pie lamented the day the music died, but where is my song?  Where is the ode commemorating the day the words died?

I got bubkes.

There is no inspiration; there are no words, no thoughts.  It has all been written before, and none of my pitiful efforts will ever make a particle of difference to the turning of this world.  There will be no blog post today.  Who knows if there will be again?  Because, as you might have surmised…

I can’t think of a damn thing to say. 

 

 

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39 Responses to I Got Bubkes

  1. Jackie says:

    These days are the worst, aren’t they? Ugh. Everything that strikes me is “overdone, already wrote about it, talk about it too much, stupid, unentertaining, booooooriiiing.”

    I have a plethora of draft posts that are finished but terrible.

    Kudos to you for posting anyway – it takes courage to write a post about not having a post. It’s a public admission of mental defeat.

    May you find a fountain of creativity and inspiration in the desert sand there.

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  2. Hmm for no inspiration you did a darn fine job!

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  3. Randall says:

    I like to carry a little notepad or paper and then write something down when ever a fleeting thought or someone says something (even on tv) I think might leed somewhere down. Otherwise, I will NEVER remember how it went. Like “the wind is blowing the prairie grass” could leed to something.

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  4. bigsheepcommunications says:

    Sometimes the harder you look, the more elusive the ideas are.

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    • pegoleg says:

      That’s true. Like when you don’t know if you’re spelling a word right, and the more you look at it and think about it, the more the word seems to become utter gibberish.

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  5. winsomebella says:

    Very nice post for a no post day!

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  6. But you say nothing so well.

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  7. Hmm, I don’t know. Bubkes can be a good thing. Very Zen. Let it all go, Peg. Ahhh…your mind is a blank. Feels good…Nothing is everything…and all is One and all is nothing…or something like that, right? Oh, who am I kidding, I hate it when I’ve got bubkes–very unnerving for a writer. But I giggled all the way through this post, well done, considering you’ve got bubkes!

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  8. Bubkes is such a great word. I like Apple Bubkes myself. With sour cream on the side.
    Sending you a cyber set of Groucho Noses & Glasses via a little-known Muse named Lull.
    (“Sometimes I sits and thinks. And sometimes I just sits.” — Anonymous)
    Thanks for the smiles on all sorts of days!

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    • pegoleg says:

      That’s a great idea! I should spend a day in Groucho nose and glasses and chronicle everyone’s reaction. Would you buy insurance from somebody wearing those? Didn’t think so. Never mind.

      Sometimes I just sits, indeed. THanks for the words of encouragement, Paula!

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  9. Tar-Buns says:

    Bubkes, eh? Where did you find that word or is it from your lively imagination???

    Still worth a chuckle, even if you said you had nothing to say. You did say something in the end – your frustration with the ‘block’. You’re bound to find some gems this weekend on your travels and at ArtPrize. Hang in there, this too shall pass. 🙂

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    • pegoleg says:

      That’s one of (our) sister Carolyn’s favorite words! Turns out it’s a real word – I looked it up.

      I’m counting on you to provide fodder for my blog this weekend.

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  10. I find it funny that I’m commenting on a post where you “said nothing.” 🙂

    Inspiration is a tricky thing. What works for me is to do something completely unrelated. Something where I have to move (as in, not sit). Then BAM the Bubkes goes Vamoose. (All words I had to use in this reply.)

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    • pegoleg says:

      I don’t blame you. I am going to be actively looking for an opportunity to work “the Bubkes go Vamoose” into conversations.

      That’s good advice, though. I’m trotting off to the gym to see if I sweat will help!

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  11. Big Al says:

    Trying to think of a comment but I got squat. Nothing clever, nothing amusing, nothing even remotely enlightening. Squat. I thought if I keep typing, a good comment would come to me but no, I got squat. Is writer’s block infectious?

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  12. Amy says:

    Oy vay. I’ve been there. I pray for my family to do something insane so I’d have something to blog about. Well, it’s not an ode, but I did once write a poem about writer’s block and the soul wrenching business of writing: http://fixitordeal.wordpress.com/2007/08/15/portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-raving-looney/
    I hope that your bubkes goes bye-bye soon!

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  13. notquiteold says:

    Sometimes nothing happens in my life. Good thing I can make something up.

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  14. Maybe it’s just me, but I read a post today. That means you HAD bubkes… 😉

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  15. Sandy Sue says:

    I love it when we bloggers blog about not being able to blog. They are some of the most entertaining posts. And the images you found for this one were pearls.

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    • pegoleg says:

      I guess we’ve all felt that desperation, eh? I had a picture of all the muses gamboling around, but it looked too cheerful for my purposes, so I went with just one of them, perusing my blog from the side of an urn.

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  16. MKC says:

    Lucky for you enough of us read your blog to keep you honest. We’ll try very hard to give you some great material this weekend! PS- I have never heard Carolyn use that word.PSS-Fun blog!

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