"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Friday, April 16, 2010


This is what happens when you have writer's block and throw the following question out to my friends on Facebook:

Lady Rebecca Thompson I need an "N" theme for today's blog post. Drawing a blank. Any suggestions?

'bout 11 turn o' yer hourglass ago · · Do you like my Pirate settings? I LOVE it. It makes me happy every time I go on!
Here are the responses I received: (names have been removed to protect the innocent :P)

Nitwits? :-)
'bout 10 turn o' yer hourglass ago ·
'bout 10 turn o' yer hourglass ago ·
Nose hair trimmers.
'bout 10 turn o' yer hourglass ago ·
Numbers. (like having to make certain numbers on certain products in order to be considered at par?) But I do like nbacon . . .
'bout 9 turn o' yer hourglass ago ·
Nbacon does sound good, I was going to say not enough time to read all the books you want to read, or you could just write about nothing.
'bout 7 turn o' yer hourglass ago ·
Noodles! or nuts :-D

What lovely things to come home to after a long day at work! hahahahaha! I mean, who thinks a post on "Nose Hair Trimmers" would be interesting?! Love ya Emdy :)

And post #2 is a friend of mine obsessed with (you guessed it) bacon.

When we were visiting some friends in VA, I used their microwave - the first thing that came up was this:
HAHA! What kind of microwave has a bacon option?

So let's see -

Nitwits: I think I have proven that my friends are Not Nitwits. (etymology fun fact - Nitwit comes from the German root nit which means not or nothing. So a Nitwit is someone without wit.) You guys definitely have wit.

Nbacon: Oh, AR, you most definitely made my day with that one. I think I've covered that quite well already.

Nose Hair Trimmers: Ummm... I don't use them. I don't really know anything about them. But I would LOVE to see you write a story about them Emdy :)

Numbers: I love that TV show! Whee! The Eps brothers = palatable ;P
Not quite what you meant? Oh well.

Not enough time to read: Oh, CC - you know me TOO well. Of course you're in the same boat, so we can drown in a happy mound of literary excess.

Nothing: Yup, pretty much got that covered.

Noodles!: mummy, I love your pasta and sauce. But I forget, noodles are not synonymous with pasta. Crummy Italian I turned out to be.

Nuts: Almonds. mmmmmmm..... Oooooh - especially with dark chocolate!
I think that about does it :)


lemaniesunshine said...

N would have been a good retail Wednesday: Nitwits, Numskulls, nunchucks and nutterbutters. I suppose nutterbutters would only work if you had some exciting shopping experience with them.

arlee bird said...

Truly an interesting assortment of N words. Great to get the Facebook friends involved.

squiggle word: Delike-- when you decide to stop liking something.

Tossing It Out

Readerly Person said...

Nbacon. Let's make it a word. :)

Amie McCracken said...

My first English teacher in college always had her hypothetical story topic as nose hair. Like as in, 'If I were to write a paper on, let's say nose hair, the first paragraph would be about how people hate it and the last paragraph would be about the best nose hair trimmers.' Ha ha ha ha.

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@lemaniesunshine: Yes, it would have. Mm... Nutterbutters.

@arlee bird: That's one of the reasons I threw it out there. I figured my wacky friends would come up with all kinds of bizarre things :)

@Readerly Person: Yes! It shall be a word!

@Amie: hahahahahaha! That is the funniest thing. I will have to remember that when I start teaching :)

Shelley Sly said...

Haha, I love the "nbacon", and I'd love it if my microwave had a bacon option on it!

Jemi Fraser said...

Neat post! I agree with the Numbers series - love it :)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...


What kind of microwave has a bacon option???? I have never seen that before. And who cooks their bacon in the microwave?

Al said...

Where would one be without friends.
Well at least you can use Obananas for your next post :)

CC said...

I am def drowning in the too much to read category. I loved this post, it made my day. Thank you so much!

Teebore said...

What kind of microwave has a bacon option?

An awesome one.

Palindrome said...

So does this bacon option come with bacon?! I want bacon!!!

My old TV had a black level. When you turned it up, it gave every TV show an urban flare. Made for some interesting Little House watching.

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@Shelley: I'm just not sure why you would microwave bacon often enough to have an entire setting for it!

@Jemi: Yeah! Another Numbers fan!

@Carolina: I do cook bacon in mine occasionally, but it's more heating it, since it's the pre-cooked kind.

@Al: I don't know where I'd be without friends. Probably in a loony bin somewhere.

@CC: Wait, are you the CC from my post? Or a new CC? Hmmm... *is puzzled*

@Teebore: haha! I think you would get along really well with AR

@Palindrome: hahahaha! Messing with the colors can be fun. But it usually just ends up hurting my eyes, so I don't do it often. :) Bacon is good.

Blam said...

A microwave with a bacon option? Eh. Replicator, now we're talkin'...

I thought "nbacon" was already a word. "Medium well, please, with mushrooms, bleu cheese, nbacon."

VW: noresp — The condition of lacking the ability to mind-read in addition to other failings.

Blam said...

Palindrome: Funny. Took me a second, but funny.