Wednesday, 23 March 2016

whatcha doin'?

Whatcha doin' there, Peepers?  Writing something?  Anything that might be of interest to me?

Mouses Peepers, you've written absolutely nothing.  That there is what one would call a blank screen.  Blank as in, you know... blank.  Got nothing on it at all.

What am I talking about?  Actually, I think you mean about what am I talking but that aside, I'm referring to that ol' blank computer screen sitting there in front of you.  I hate to say it but you've got nothing but screen.

Now I know, if you were playing basketball or something and you had nothing but net, that might be a good thing but that's an entirely different matter, if you know what I mean.  MOUSES!

So anyway, Peepers, you need some help?  Let me go get my fee schedule for you and then we'll talk.  MOUSES!

Now first things first, Peepers.  Before you do anything else you need to put your paws on the keyboard and prepare yourself for typing.  You need to have paws at the ready, so to speak, for when inspiration hits you.  That's right, Lady Inspiration is gonna hit you and then you're gonna start hitting those keys.  That's how we professional writers do it, you see.

Secondly, close your eyes.  That's right, Peepers, close your eyes and wait for Lady Inspiration to strike

By the way, Peepers...  Perhaps I should have asked this first but uh...  You do know how to type with your eyes closed, right?  You do?  Excellent.  Not that it would matter much anyway considering how little you've typed.

What's that, Peepers?  Don't blame ME.  I'm not the one sitting there in front of a computer with a blank screen.  Clearly you have typed absolutely nothing and the proof is right there in front of you, in the form of that there screen with nothing on it.  MOUSES!

Peepers, would you like me to get you a cup of nip tea or something?  I find my writing is much better after having imbibed in a little nip, myself.  You think a little nip tea would help you, too, 'cause judging by that blank screen, you're in need of all the help you can get and...

Mason, stop distracting Peep #1 with your incessant questions about whatever you're questioning her.  She needs to concentrate on her writing, here, if she's ever gonna get anything done.

Okay Peepers, now we wait.  Yup, now we sit and wait.  We wait for Lady Inspiration to make an appearance.

Er-hmm...  Anything yet, Peepers?  I don't see your fingers moving.  You haven't typed a single word. Not even a letter.  Not even a punctuation mark or anything.  MOUSES!

We'll just wait a little longer then.

Anything now, Peepers?  Anything at all?

Peepers?  PEEPERS?  PEEPERS!!!  You still awake there, Peepers?  Just checking.

By gosh, it never takes me this long to come up with something about which to write.  I come up with a blog post twice a week, every week, and I can say with utmost certainty that I have never - EVER - taken this long to come up with a post.  Hmmm...

Peepers, anyone ever tell you you're not really cut out for this writing thing?  'Cause if no one else has told you, I might....

Peepers!  It's working!  Lady Inspiration has arrived.  The screen is...

Wait a minute.  Why is the computer screen going all dark and...

WHAT DID YOU DO?  That's my computer you're using and you've gone and...

Oh.  Oh?  What the mouses?  Uh Peepers, how come the computer is shutting down?  That's what the computer does when it shuts down.  How come it's doing that?  You haven't done any of your writing yet.

Really?  Well why the mouses did you not say that before?  For mousin' out loud.  MOUSES!

Next time when you've finished all your writing for the day and saved the file and are shutting the computer down when I come into the office Peepers, let me know BEFORE I waste all this time helping you write whatever you've already finished writing, okay?  My time could have been far better spent biffing a nippy biff bag around or something like that.  Actually, my time could have been far better spent taking a nap or pretty much anything else.  Truth be told, my time would have been better spent watching a bug sitting on a window - not that we have any bugs on windows at this time of year but still...  Suffice it to say, it would save a whole lot of effort on my part if I didn't need to help you when you're not actually in need of my help.

Not that you don't need my help.  I mean, you do tend to need my help on a daily basis, Peepers, especially when it comes to writing but still...

Just be sure that next time you speak up before we repeat what happened here.  No more repeat performances of this are allowed.  Okay?  Okay.  Now I think I'll go find myself a nip mouse or something 'cause let me tell you, I really need a nip mouse right about now and that, Peepers, is a fact, for sure.  MOUSES!



32 comments:

  1. *We know how you feel, Pal.*

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    1. You feel my pain, too? You have peeps like mine? MOUSES!

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  2. Too funny. Maybe that will teach you to mind your own business. But glad the peeps fingers have not gone into retirement. You all have a great day.

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    1. Mind my own business? But I thought that the peep's business WAS my business. Hmmm... MOUSES!

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  3. Peeps, they really do need to communicate more, maybe even run up a flag or something to say the blog is done. OK I didn't mean peeps actually going up a flag, just thought I'd qualify that. purrs ERin

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    1. Oh yes. Best for the flag to go up and not have peeps run up it. Cats, on the other paw... MOUSES!

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  4. Peeps are always blank...our Mum goes blank all the time..not just her screen..she goes out bush and goes blank..off with the fairies she says..sheesh..i mean no winder we have had NO blog done for 3 months.....helllo MAAAAA WAKEY WAKEY...i rest my case Seville..i rest my case..paw pats and loves Dinnermintz xx

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    1. Your mum goes off with the fairies? MOUSES!

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  5. Bwa! Haa!! Haaa!!! My Mommy has gotted so bad...mes had to start my own blog...again!!!!
    What is it with Peeps!!!???!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie
    PS Wes really coast to coast now...

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    1. I don't know! Can never figure those peeps out and that, my dear friend, is for sure. MOUSES!

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  6. Peepers everywhere are notorious for their poor communication skills. We SO understand your pain, Seville!

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    1. Notorious for a few other things, too. MOUSES!

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  7. Humans are very poor students, I've discovered!

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    1. It's true. By the way, how is yours coming along? purrs

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  8. Good thing you got your peep fired up.....these humans need us to keep them on their toes (and their keyboards!).

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. They sure do! Whatever would they do without us? purrs

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  9. dood...we think itz called riterz block....knot like toyz... ore de tetriz game fun kinda blockz.... but like a chunk oh block nezz getz in ther headz....

    N troo lee we dunno if thiz iz why Lucy used ta say Charlie Brown waz a block head ore knot....

    ever wunder if Charlie Brown wooda liked ta haz had a cat ??

    oh well, hay heerz two a ham samich, dino eggz, happee easturr, kinda week oh end !! ►◄►◄►◄►◄

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    1. Blocks in their heads, huh? That 'cause they stuffed those toy blocks in there? MOUSES!

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  10. Peeps must think we're mind readers or something.

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    1. You know something? I think they do. MOUSES!

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    1. You ever have troubles like this with your mum? purrs

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  12. I think the peep should stick with knitting nip bags and leave all the writing to you Seville. Hope you have a nice Easter.

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    1. Oh that would be a WONDERFUL idea. I'D actually get more writing done and there'd be more nip toys to go around! purrs

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  13. I have to watch Mom L all the time to make sure she gets moving on my blog post early. She snoozes and I loses

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    1. Same thing here. I mean, I'll TELL her my post is ready for edits but then I need to tell her again and again and AGAIN. You get my drift, I am sure. MOUSES!

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  14. If only I had opposable thumbs!
    I bet I could write a better posty than the peep and on time too...

    Noodle and crew

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    1. I've found that where opposable thumbs are quite necessary for knitting, writing on the computer can be done without 'em. Claws sometimes slip, though. That's why I get the peep to do my editing and stuff. She's also my IT support but she's not very good at that. MOUSES!

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  15. We feel your pain, Seville, truly we do! (at least you got YOURS to the computer keyboard. We've failed miserably at that of late)

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    1. My Peep #1 has a ponytail these days. This is quite convenient when dragging... ENCOURAGING her to come edit my posts. purrs

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