I keep thinking that I should start one of these "Blog Carnival" thingys. I mean, I've always considered myself an excellent hostess, and you'd all certainly be cheap guests. I could put out a lovely virtual spread for next to nothing.
But what theme should it be? We all know that the success of any gathering hinges on it's theme. After much pondering, I've come up with a few suggestions. Treat them as seriously as they deserve.
- Menopausal Monday. Night sweats? Nasty mood swings? Bring 'em on! Whether you're just starting perimenopause and want to share the story of that wacky time when you ovulated for two full weeks, or if you're deep in the thick of it, and want to regale us with hilarious tales of ill-timed hot-flashes, this is the place for you. Because misery truly does love company.
- Wasted Wednesday (alt. titles - Trashed Tuesday, Tipsy Tuesday, Fucked-Up Friday). It's a 3 drink minimum to join the fun! Everybody stays up really late, gets drunk then starts typing! You know you're at your funniest and most charming when you're loaded, so just let the words fly! Think of how embarrassing Thursday morning will be! Drunken Vlogging highly encouraged!
- Talk Like a Pirate Tuesday. Arrr, Maties. Tie on your eye patch and wooden leg and run your entire post through the "Pirate Speak Translator". What could be wackier? Ye'll ne'er get me buried booty!
- Therapy Thursday. Can't afford to go to a real therapist? No problem. Talk about your deepest issues in extreme and intimate detail, then open yourself up to "therapy" from your commenters. Oh wait. That's what we bloggers do every day. Never mind.
- Whiny Wednesday. Got a bad back? Cramps? Sick headaches? Bring all your ailments here and complain to your heart's content. This would be the perfect place for my mother-in-law's best friend Cathy to tell us all about her gas.
- Think Tank Thursday. We all think that bloggers should rule the world, right? Well here's a chance for us to pool our collective knowledge in a productive way. Every week I would throw out a topic, say...World Hunger. Or...Global Warming. And we'd all figure out how to save the world. Easy, right? Eventually the powers that be are bound to pay attention, don't you think?
- Bloggers Got Talent Tuesday. Here's your chance to reveal your secret talents. Tap dancing? Magic tricks? Stand-up comedy? Let it all rip. Vlog your talent and post it here, then each week we can all vote on who's the best. I gotta warn you, I can peel a banana with my toes, and it's pretty impressive!
- Turning Green Tuesday - Are you green with envy over another blogger's success? Get so mad you could spit when somebody gets 53 comments over some stupid post of a Precious Moments cartoon? Or some silly picture of their kid? Vent it all right here. Who knows? Maybe you're not the only one who thinks that way?
- Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras, if you will). Diet ideas, Weight Watcher's recipes, exercise plans. Let's link them all up here and bring all our weight issues, either real or imagined, to a big virtual OA meeting.
- Prescription Drug Swap Saturdays. You know that half full bottle of Vicodin you have left over from your C-Section? That Paxil in the back of the drawer from when you had that bout of postpartum depression? Don't let them go to waste, swap them! 12 Prozacs for 15 Xanax? Sounds fair. I've got a third a bottle of Ativan I'd love to trade for some nice Ambien.
So what do you think? Ready to sign up for any of these?
And swing by Anna at ABDPBT for other Listless Monday lists!
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