Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Help! I'm a Muse - get me out of here!

Hello all, Old Kitty’s Muse here.

I thought I would take over her blog for today seeing as she is so poorly and frankly in need of a good scrub, a wash and I daresay, a thorough fumigation.

Bring on the vapours and wear your anti-swine flu masks!

As a Muse none of the above should really matter but she tries my patience continuously. I give her all the inspiration to stimulate her creative juices and she is still none the wiser with her creative writing as she ages and wrinkles.

Worse, her creative output is - to put it mildly – ATROCIOUS!

I look around me and all my sister muses are glowing with their charges who are winning competitions, working on their nth novel, getting published left right and centre, are tall, thin and gorgeous!

No ! That shouldn’t matter! But do you see why I despair? Now even she’s got me flicking through the latest issues of Grazia, Hello! and OK magazines. Ew.

And as for that cat…

Charlie says: One is not a-mused.


[Lovely Sally Quilford is having a Takeover Blog Day today – where creatures take over one’s blog and wreak havoc and mayhem! This is my shoddy entry! LOL! I blame the Muse]

Have a whacky Wednesday everyone!

38 comments:

Kea said...

Well, Jennifer's Muse, we think her creative output actually is excellent. Let's remember she did take bronze in the Twisted Tails story competition!

As for tall, thin, and gorgeous--eventually even plastic surgery and silicone cannot keep up with the ravages of time. Besides, who wants to eat [clean] toilet paper to feel full, instead of real food? (So we've heard, though that could be an urban myth.)

Charlie is above such human nonsense, this is true. Smart Charlie. Smooches to him! We hope Jenn is feeling better today--since she's been sick, Muse, we think it only fair of you to cut her some slack.

Just our $0.02!

Rahma Krambo said...

Sorry to hear Old Kitty is under the weather. Tell her to just curl up with a book and get well. No worries!

Brian said...

Well I think ya done good!!! Hope Mom feels better really, really soon!

Theresa Milstein said...

Muse, she just won a contest. Why are you being so hard on the poor, sick girl? Be happy you're not my muse. You'd have a complex.

I hope your swine flu is improving. Feel better soon.

By the way, I love the wreaking havoc on blogs idea.

Guinevere said...

Don't be such a naughty muse - it's all your fault anyway, so no blaming the nice writer who is hard at work!

(Just for fun, here's a post I wrote about my own muse - http://thisisnotnotmydayjob.blogspot.com/2009/08/what-muse-says-goes.html)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cats are not easily impressed.

Ann Best said...

You are SO creative. I love this takeover thing and will read some of the others later. I clicked on the link. Thank you for it! Wish I had the time and energy to do this, but I'm still knee deep in revisions on my book; and as of yesterday I'm also editing a book, that's under contract and in its final stages, for a friend.

You must GET WELL SOON. Jen & I do hope you're feeling better today.

Katnip Lounge said...

Naughty Muse! Get off your arse and give your Gal some inspiration! Who gave you permission to join the whiney Greek Chorus, anyway? I think Charlie has the right to widdle on you if you don't straighten up.
There. I told you.

MomKat Trish

pee ess: Jenn, I loved your stories!

Winston said...

We do not agree with the muse - we think your writing is wonderful and say don't give up!
No wonder Charlie is not a-mused.
Love from Winston, Harry and Manda x

Jacqueline said...

A very creative post!...I hope you feel better soon, Jenn...kisses to sweet Charlie...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Bossy Betty said...

Muse--I'll bet you are getting hungry after a full day like today! Time to eat!

Whirlochre said...

Beats dusting the keyboard...

fairyhedgehog said...

Hey, Muse! Don't be so hard on Kitty! She's doing just great.

And Kitty, I hope you get better soon. It's the wrong time of year to get the dreaded lurgy and I'm sorry you're suffering with it.

Mwah to Charlie.

Boonsong said...

If Charlie available for loan. He seems so lovely.
Amusing post. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonsong

Brigid said...

Charlie, you are a very capable cat.
While you are tapping away doing your blogpost, you could be springcleaning the flat for your lovely mistress.
And put on the chicken soup, sounds like Old Kitty has the virus I had before hols, tell her she needs some sea air!

Kay Richardson said...

Wow. There are plenty of cats in these comments. And if I have to fight them one by one, then I shall.

Ann said...

Hey Muse, I read Jennifer's entries in the short story competition and they were great. She isn't feeling well, give her a break.

Charlie, make Kitty a Lemsip!

Feel better soon.

Ellie said...

Hello, Jennifer's Muse. I can't agree with you - I think her creative output is just fine. Now stop picking on her when she's feeling poorly, and go back to your muse-hole or whatever it's called!

Bring back Kitty!

Susan Fields said...

I just read a bronze-winning entry and a runner-up a few days ago, so I know her creative output is actually quite high! And please give her some chicken soup and tell her we hope she feels better very soon. :)

Quillers said...

Goodness, I'd sack that pesky muse. Do give credit where it's due (and well done on the comp placings Kitty!)

A lovely addition to Blog Takeover Day. Thanks Kitty (and Muse even if you are a bit hard on her!)

TK and Squashies said...

We is purring for Old Kitty to gets better real soon!

And now- Ms. Muse, have a care with our friends. We very much enjoy their literary contributions and love their spirit. So, off you go, with all your negativity!

lupie said...

Hey Muse!

Wait till we get our paws on you.

Better be nice to Jenn or else, we will throw up furballs on you, corner you to our litter tray(s) and push you down bad ... now ... go and be all nicey to Jenn.

We love Jenn! We are sending purrs that you feel better soon! :)

Charlie, now keep that "muse" under control! Claw it, smack it!!

Love, Bin, Lucky, Lulu, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Salem, Manja, MoMo, Sunshine, Summer, Wolfie, CMY, Darkie, Tiger, Parsley .... and many more (alley cats included!)

stacy said...

I think you're being really hard on her, Muse.

Joanne Fox said...

Hope your human feels better soon. Who are these tall, thin, gorgeous people, by the way? You Muses are so picky sometimes!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Hey Muse - we thought you were supposed to be constructive not destructive - get your act together and then a nice cool drink for Jenn please.
Charlie - smooth the bed clothes and get a wet wipe for Jenn's fevered brow.
Hope you soon feel better.

Hart Johnson said...

teehee--Have some PATIENCE Muse! (though being a little familiar with muses, I do know that doesn't come easily) and DON'T abandon Jenny!

Sammy and Andy said...

We continue to purr that Jenn will be feeling better soon...and we also think she is very talented and we loved her stories.

Charlie, we think you've done a brilliant job as a muse!!!!!!!

We love both of ya.......

Marg said...

Muse, you shouldn't pick on that ole Kitty. She is very sick and can't help herself. We think her writing is quite good and shouldn't be picked upon. Good boy Charlie for not being amused. Take good care of Jenn.

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

This has been such an enjoyable post to read! Thanks for the touch of humor today!

wildcatwoodscats said...

Sounds like your Muse is one tough cookie - tell her to ease up on ya!

Debs said...

I think you're a far better muse than mine, so if you fancy a change you're more than welcome to come and help me.

Love Charlie's photo. What a handsome chap he is.

Talli Roland said...

Grazia is a good magazine, Old Kitty's Muse, so you need to give her a break! Come on!

elizabeth mueller said...

*hugs* There may be tall, thin, gorgeous writers out there, but it's what's inside that counts. A writer's passion shows through her work and how she lives.

Jennifer's fans will see right through that as long as you keep her thought churning with interesting things to write--do don't ever abandon her cause there's an epidemic out there of Muses leaving their writers.

Be good to yourself AND your Old Kitty.

:)

laughingwolf said...

cute... charlie, be a-moused ;) lol

Ginger Jasper said...

LOve the photo and the post.. Hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs GJ xx

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We think it is a great post - and that your muse should appreciate you more (and Charlie should be appreciated more too by the muse!)

L'Aussie said...

I hope Old Kitty scrubbed up well. Lovely of you to give her the day off to catch up on her reading..:)

Jayne said...

My muse has just been playing with your hamster... which sounds a bit wrong, somehow!