Having been ill, under the influence of some heavy duty drugs (translation: the best cough syrup the pharmaceutical industry can provide, hic…), it’s been a bit difficult to come up with blog material. I could tell you wonderful anecdotes about the Kleenex sculptures I’m making but that only takes two sentences at best.
In times like these I turn to my handy ‘random blog idea generator’. This time Idea #105 came up: “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. Today stop what you’re doing and listen for 2 minutes. Then write the new thoughts you had as the result of this simple activity.” Are you kidding me? Be quiet for 2 minutes? Me? With this infernal cough?
It’s difficult to be quiet when you are in the throes of hacking up various organ parts. I’ve expectorated (hawked up) most of both lungs from this bronchitis and today I noticed I was close to ejecting the lining of my lower intestine. My appendix had hit the floor last Friday closely followed by my spleen; two organs I didn’t need anyway. And I’m supposed to find two minutes of quiet. Yeah.
I made it about 45 seconds. During that time here is what churned through my mind. Why does Oprah continually name new ventures using a variation of the letters in her name? Her production company is Harpo, her magazine is O and now her network is OWN? Does this trigger your gag reflex as much as it does mine? What has she not tackled yet? Hmmm…other aspects of entertainment. Music for example. If she can find enough bad country singers, she could christen The Grand Old Oprah. What about the high tech industry? Someday we could find ourselves watching the latest Batman DVD on an Oprah-Ray player. Wait…HDO – High Definition Oprah — no, let’s not go there. Perhaps in the future there will be an awards show with a little statuette named after her. Would you be proud to display your very own coveted Opri?
Those thoughts took 45 seconds. Then I had another coughing fit…probably a good thing because the Oprah subject was going downhill rapidly…sigh…