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I wonder if I could be any less creative than I am?

Updated on January 18, 2011

Uncreativity

Here I sit at my desk, attempting to write a hub on how uncreative I am lately, and what happens?  As I'm setting up the hub I add the newsfeed to the bottom of the page.  Now since I don't have any words on here yet it only has my title to go by, so it picks up some news that may not end up being what the final news is by the time the hub is published.  But at the time I'm writing this the news is about a woman who is a famous Psychologist, and who also suffered herself from Bi-Polar Disorder.  Which, if you've read any of my other hubs, you know my son may or may not have..No, I'm not an idiot who doesn't know what her kid has, the experts are the idiots they don't know if he has it or not...or else they're just too afraid to say if he has it, or else they just like to mess with us so they know he has it but they won't tell us he has it and then they chuckle their little heads off when we leave the office.  I'm not sure which, I just know they won't say for sure if he has it or not.  

Oops, there I did it again...wandering aimlessly along the path of gibberish to avoid what it is I'm supposed to be doing.  You see, what I started to tell you is this...here I sit, supposed to be writing a hubpage about how Un-creative I am lately, and I got myself sidetracked first by reading about this psychologist woman, who KNOWS she has bi-polar, but probably only because she diagnosed herself, because you know those darn doctors won't tell you anything because they think it's so funny to keep you guessing....(oops again), and, oh heck where was I???? 

Ok, Ok, let me see if I can manage something that remotely resembles intelligent conversation with you people.  Me, uncreative...that's where we were at.  You folks=creative, me=no creativity whatsoever, not one tiny little jot, not a tittle, what do you think a tittle is?  Do you think it's something naughty?  Do you ever wonder where some of the words we use come from?  My husband likes to tell stories about where words and phrases come from.  He can babble on for long periods of time about words and their latin roots, and how root vegetables grow underground, and did you know the latin word for parsnip, which is also a root vegetable, is Pastinaca sativa? I bet you didn't know that, cuz I didn't until I looked it up to share it with you guys, but when I asked my husband he knew right away that it was the latin form..he says words either have a latin root, or a greek root.  He's smart that way.  He knows lots of stuff about lots of stuff.  Not me, I know a lot of stuff about some stuff, but I only know a little stuff about some stuff, and some stuff I know nothing about!  But what I do know is I just did it again...wandered off down that dangerous path of obscurity, rambling, nothingness to avoid the truth.

The truth is this.  I have no creativity.  None.  Nada.  Zip.  Zilch.  ZERO!  I have sat here for weeks trying to think of something to give you guys to read.  Something interesting, something witty, something charming.  Something to literally, or figuratively, I forget sometimes which one of those words to use where..I'll ask my husband, he'll know.  Anyways, something to knock your socks off.  To make you laugh, make you cry, make you keep checking back to see if I've come up with anything new to add to it.  Heck, something you'd be so thrilled with you'd email it to your friends and neighbors...perhaps even put in your scrapbooks.  And I got nothing.  I learned some new facts about parsnips, I found some interesting books about a lady with bi-polar that wrote some books that sound really interesting and I might have to try to sneak money out of the account to buy without my husband noticing, I found some cute clip-art pictures about bored people who are supposed to be working, but like me are wandering aimlessly doing nothing...or doing something, but not the something they are supposed to be doing, or want to be doing, or need to be doing, I read some emails, dinked around on Facebook for awhile, checked on our eBay store, Oh man, I have to go take packages to the Post Office soon...Yikes!   Do you know my Post Master sent me a thank you card the other day for the Christmas cookies we gave him before Christmas?  Wasn't that nice of him?  I wonder if he has to pay full price for his postage the same as we do?  I better ask him.  He'll tell me...he's used to me asking him stuff.  Heck, sometimes I go to take the packages to the Post Office and he can't get rid of me!  I just talk and talk and talk....and he sometimes has to go in the back room, so then I have to leave...Poor thing is so busy he doesn't always have time to talk to me! 

Oh well, I guess I'll just give up for now and keep trying to think of something creative to share with all you other creative people out there.  Maybe if I go read some more of your Hubs I will get some ideas for myself.  We'll see.  Sigh.


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    • AngRose profile imageAUTHOR

      AngRose 

      7 years ago

      Mark,

      What a kind and wonderful man you are! I'm not sure all my cylinders have fired for a long time...haha But I'm more than happy to entertain you with my rambling! Welcome friend.

    • AngRose profile imageAUTHOR

      AngRose 

      7 years ago

      Q, You know you're always welcome at my house...heck, I'm adopting Erik, so if you stay there you'll be all alone, so you might as well just come with him...I'll adopt you too! :) As crazy as you are, oh wait YOU'RE not crazy, I am, well anyway as crazy as you're not and I am, you'd fit right in...I think..if that made any sense..which it rarely does, but oh heck...you seem to bring out the worst of my rambling...how do you do that?? :)

    • Mark Ewbie profile image

      Mark Ewbie 

      7 years ago from UK

      Sheesh. If this is a low level of creativity then I dread to think what a high level is. If you can be entertaining, witty, humourous and a good read without firing on all or any cylinders then man, I'm in big trouble. Love the diversionary writing style.

    • What Is Q profile image

      Adam 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Ha. We probably are related. What are the odds that there's two crazy people out there? Our minds are just opperating on the same wave length or something. I still love this hub, by the way. I think I'll come over here every time I have writer's block. :)

    • AngRose profile imageAUTHOR

      AngRose 

      7 years ago

      Erik, Girls will make you crazy every time, then they blame it on you...focus on a career instead! LOL

      Q,

      We're obviously kindred spirits...neither of us likes to get up early, we both talk to ourselves, we both like to ramble nonsensically, and neither of us likes eye drops! Perhaps you're a long lost relative. Or perhaps you're just crazy too! :)

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      Adam 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      This is weird, because as I was driving to work today, at the ungodly hour of 7 in the morning, I was talking to myself and I said something that kinda impressed me. "If you can't write, write about not being able to write." I was like, wow, that makes sense. And you did it here! How cool is that? This was a great read. Thanks for writing when you didn't think you had anything to say. I love your rambling. Everyone should ramble.

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      Erik S. 

      7 years ago

      An ex girlfriend of mine used to think I was bipolar, and she made me go and see doctors and everything and they didn't think I had it. Turns out she was just driving me crazy, lol.

    • AngRose profile imageAUTHOR

      AngRose 

      7 years ago

      Erik,

      Very sweet of you to say I'll find my creativity, but I'm not so sure other people haven't stolen it. :)

      You're right about bi-polar being very misdiagnosed often. Although I was being silly in this hub, that part is true, they won't say for sure if he has it, but it doesn't matter as much as it would seem to because the medication they have him on for his depression and anxiety is a mood stabilizer, which is exactly what they would try him on if he did have bi-polar for sure. So he's getting what he needs either way.

      And anytime you want to come over and ramble on my hubs you are more than welcome! I'm waiting for you to write more new stuff...anxious to read! :)

    • AngRose profile imageAUTHOR

      AngRose 

      7 years ago

      Jack,

      Thanks for your kind words...I just felt silly and rambling seemed the way to work it into a hub!

    • AngRose profile imageAUTHOR

      AngRose 

      7 years ago

      Ian,

      Leave it to you to have the most cultured mice in the UK...one who loves Beethoven none the less. It stands to reason being the cultured guy you are yourself.

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      Erik S. 

      7 years ago

      I'm not %100 sure on this...

      I can't recall exactly, but I think a friend of mine-who is a registered nurse- told me this...

      But I believe that Bipolar Disorder is one of the highest misdiagnosed illnesses. Or something like that.

      I guess there's like a book or something that they use to help diagnose and prescribe stuff to people, but the pharmaceutical companies have a big hand in writing it, so it's all bologna so that they can make more money.

      Or something along those lines.

      Ha, guess now I'm rambling. Sorry! Nice hub, don't worry, you'll find your creativity.

    • Jack o'Nory profile image

      Jack o'Nory 

      7 years ago from A very happy place in the English countryside.

      Great stuff.Sometimes the most interesting stuff is just like a notebook of thoughts.

    • Twilight Lawns profile image

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      This is silly, but I haven't seen a mouse here for ages... and there aren't any signs of them.. But that night, I had been playing a couple of Beethoven Piano Concertos (Concerti, in case anybody wants to be picky) and the mouse turned up. Then I remembered that some time back I was playing Beethoven, and a (maybe the same) mouse came to listen.

      Are mice German, or do they just have good taste in music?

      If he had had something interesting to say, as you asked, I would have known, because he would have been speaking in German, or at least have a German accent.

    • AngRose profile imageAUTHOR

      AngRose 

      7 years ago

      Ian,

      I'm worried now, If my brain is starting to make sense to you it means you've been infected with my uncreativity, and then whose great writing will I read to attempt to be inspired??? Oh my....what will we do, what will we do??? Did the mouse have anything interesting to say? Did it bring you any gifts? Speaking of gifts, I need a donation to buy those books I found while I was researching this hub. :)

    • AngRose profile imageAUTHOR

      AngRose 

      7 years ago

      Tndrhrt, I think you have at least a tittle of kindness in you for taking the time to read my silliness! :) Thanks for the wonderful comments.

    • Twilight Lawns profile image

      Twilight Lawns 

      7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Loved it. I just sat and read and I found my mind was going along with it and it all started to make sense. that was when I started to worry. Don't worry, my friend, I sit here sometimes and I can't think what to write and then I can't even remember why I'm here and the night before last I sat here for so long in one of those La la la moods and a mouse came and sat at my feet. It was when i started to have a conversation with it that I thought...

      Don't worry. I happens to all of us.

    • tnderhrt23 profile image

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      This was an entertaining read! Comical meanderings...Me thinks perhaps you have more creativity than you give yourself credit for...perhaps more than just a tittle!

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