When the Idea Fairy Goes On Sabbatical

Every blogger has had at least one period of time when those post ideas simply won’t come.  What do we do?  Some of us research recent news stories, some of us look around the house for items to write about, some of us just start drinking and hope the ideas will arrive in the form of alcohol induced dreams.

Then there are those of us who “borrow” another blogger’s idea.

This post is based on Archon Den’s “T.M.I.” post, which was based on Grae Area’s “26 Things About Me.”  I thought it might be fun to add Cordelia’s Mom’s info to the mix – and it saves me from exacerbating my colitis with excessive consumption of alcohol:



26 Things About Cordelia’s Mom

(what you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask)

A – Age:  Oh, lordy, it’s never easy, is it?  63.

B – Biggest fear:  It’s a toss-up between “All my readers will leave me” and “I’ll write a post with some glaring error that then goes viral as an example of what not to do while blogging.”

C – Current time:  This isn’t as easy as one might think.  Does the question mean “time the post is written” or “time the post is scheduled” or “time the post is published“?  Nuts.  Just look at the clock on your computer or tablet or phone, or whatever you’re reading this on right now.

D – Drink you last had:  bottled water (bet you thought it would be wine).

E – Every day starts with:  waking up, thank God.

F – Favorite song:  “I’m in the money” – if only.

G – Ghosts, are they real?:  I’ll answer this when I get to the other side, hopefully not real soon.

H – Hometown:  Buffalo, New York, USA (#1 in the country for drunken sports fans – woo-hoo!)

I – In love with: Puppy Cody, of course!

J – Jealous of:  anyone with more readers than me.

K – Killed someone?:  Not yet.  Still working on the pistol permit.

(Relax people, I don’t intend to actually shoot anyone.)

L – Last time you cried?:  At the funeral, when our Dan died of cancer at the age of 26.

M – Middle name:  Anne

N – Number of siblings 3, all brothers (and people wonder why I’m the way I am).

O – One wish:  Just one?  Ok, world peace.  (And I’d like to thank the Academy, my parents, my agent, my producer, ….)

P – Person you last called:  Hubby, to let him know Puppy Cody had not peed at lunch time, and he better not be late getting home after work.

Q – Question you’re always asked:  “OMG!  Aren’t you the lady who writes that wonderful blog?!”  (I wish.)

R – Reason to smile:  Snarkiness.

S – Song last sang:  I have been forbidden to sing by everyone who knows me.

T – Time you woke up: I’ll let you know when it happens.

U – Underwear color:  I hear a local female judge wears tiger patterned thongs (witnessed by a friend of a friend who was in the dressing room at the health club with her).

V – Vacation destination:  Bed.

W – Worst habit:  Snarkiness.

X – X-rays you’ve had:   Are there any I haven’t had?

Y – Your favor food:  Yes.

Z – Zoos visited:  Buffalo, NY, USA; Binghamton, NY, USA; Washington, DC, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Wasn’t that fun?  Anyone else want to take a shot at it?


I love to hear from my readers. You may comment on this post, comment on my Facebook or Twitter pages, or email me at cordeliasmom2012@yahoo.com or notcordeliasmom@aol.com


Image by Cordelia’s Mom

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15 Responses to When the Idea Fairy Goes On Sabbatical

  1. Victo Dolore says:

    Reason to smile: Snarkiness. I love this! 🙂


  2. I was so amused by this post. Then I read the link for “Last time you cried”. That was a truly beautiful piece, CM, thank you for sharing it. 💔


  3. Dan Antion says:

    I’ve heard that, back in the 70s, you could take a pony keg into a Bills game, as long as you bought a ticket for it. That’s some serious fans.


    • Before she went into the nursing home, my mother had an apartment just a mile or so from the stadium. I refused to visit her on days the Bills were playing at home, because I knew traffic would be hell after, what with all the new drunks on the road. And, of course, the fans start drinking way before the game during all those tailgate parties.

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  4. Archon's Den says:

    Everybody who writes on this prompt does it differently. You bring a new aspect to, “It’s a zoo out there.” Well done. 🙂


  5. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Great list, I like it!


  6. I totally relate to ALL of that and I’m not being snarky. Or not intentionally, anyhow. You made me laugh, and that made my day.


  7. candygai says:

    I wanted to tell you how much this post delighted me CM. I loved getting to know you better. I might try this on my neglected blog.



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