I’m perpetually mind-blocked, so I searched for things to write about online and I came across the 30 Day Writing Challenge and the 30 Day Song Challenge. I decided to combine them and give them a go, with some disregard to their rules. So for the next 30 days I’ll torture you with my stupid answer to these interesting writing prompts.


Writing Challenge – Day 3:  Something with which you struggle.

People.  That’s my biggest struggle.

After many years of herculean effort, I’ve got to a point where I can interact with human beings without quietly begging for my body to expontaneously combust. I was terribly shy as a kid.  I hated people, but I particularly hated kids.  Talking in front of my classmates in school was torture.  I couldn’t stand birthday parties, especially those were playing games were mandatory and failing to achieve the goal of the game meant being dared –actually, being forced- to do something embarrassing like drawing the numbers from 1 to 10 in the air with you ass.

Fortunately I got over by eighth grade.  I still have social skills that can only be described as deficient, but at least they’re not nonexistent.  I can handle a small group of people pretty well, but put me in a club and I’ll either go catatonic or I’ll have a panic attack.  It’s pretty gross when it happens.


Song Challenge – Day 3:  A song that makes you happy.

Well, let’s talk about levels of happiness, because as usual, I can’t just pick one.  I also can’t explain why these songs make me happy. But let it be known that I am the type of person that needs music at all moments of the day.  So:


Cures for a crap day

George Leach – Indian Time

Ask DNA – Yoko Kanno

Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle

Rammstein – Du Hast

Shutterspeed – Good Little Monkey

Powderfinger – Like a Dog

Monoral – Sparta


The songs that make me smile like an idiot:

1 Giant Leap – My Culture

Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me

INXS – The Strangest Party


The song that makes me feel the way I should feel at a club if I weren’t a total psycho:

Praga Khan – The Power of The Flower


The songs that get me out of a girly weird funk:

Garbage – I’m Only Happy When It Rains

Yao Lee – Rose, Rose, I Love You

Skunk Anansie – Glorious Pop Song

Spiderbait – Outta My Head


Reminders of good times

Eskimo Joe – Sidney Song

PG Six – The Divine Invasion