Saturday, December 24, 2011

Have yourself a merry little

Our children are nestled, all snug in their beds, as we the parents, drink champagne and let it go to our heads.

As I type, my husband is assembling his childhood train set in front of our Christmas tree as a gift for our eldest.  Because he loves me (and you, too) he first created the official 30 day writing challenge list for your viewing pleasure.  It should come to no surprise to you that in order to accomplish this task he created a spreadsheet complete with a column that tallied how many entries he had chosen (x for yes, m for maybe.)  Apparently, he can not otherwise count to 30.    

Thank you for all of your fabulous ideas.  I received nearly twice as many as I needed and this resulted in some tough decisions.  They were all enticing ideas that I may just save for later anyway.

And so, without further adieu, I present my Christmas gift to you.  Here, in a very specific order, are the voyeur's blog topics for January:

1.If I were a video game, which would I be and why
2.How my husband survived a week without his 360
3.What early childhood game does the hubs remember
4.Food or cake related video game
5.Gameplay vs graphics
6.Does anyone play pong, below the root, or tetris>
8.Do you miss softball
9.Gamer personality (do you define the game/gaming preference? ...does the game/gaming preference define you?)
10.Top 10 hottest video game chicks to play as
11.Laundry Achievement Points.
13.Interview voyeurs and compare experiences
14.Your dream video game
15.Voice acting (or attempting)
16.How I put too much pressure on myself
18."There's an app for that"
19.Mobile gaming
20.Potty Training
22.How good are the stories/ plot in games you watch - any attachment to  the story?
23.Mini/micro vans
24.Matthew's birthday
25.My girls in 10 years
26.Back when I was in college
27.Food pairings with video games
28.Video game impaired
29.Stupid hot girls on G4
30.Gamer dads

And now, back to my carpet picnic and champagne.

Merry Merry.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

30 Day Writing Challenge

Ok, folks, I need you.

In an attempt to rejuvenate I am embarking on an adventure.  I am not one for new year resolutions, but come January 1 I plan to blog once a day for 30 days.  The self inflicted rules are as follows:

1. Write one blog entry for this site each day for the first 30 days in January 2012.
2. Each entry must be at least 200 words and posted by midnight that day.
3. Each entry must be written based on a single word or phrase prompt.
4. The prompts will be chosen from suggestions from the blog's beloved readers.
5. The order of the entries will be designed by the hubs and publicized via this blog on December 24 (My Christmas gift to you).
6. Though the daily theme does not need to be video game related, each entry must be written in the style of the video game voyeur (random, saucy and kinda sorta funny).
7. The daily blog title will feature the prompt and the person who submitted it. 
8. Each blog will be shared on both Facebook and Twitter at the time of posting.
9. This endeavor will officially conclude on January 31 at the CurlyRed 5 year anniversary party where girl power will be fully celebrated.

So, as I said, I need you.  Please send me your blog theme suggestions as soon as you feel moved.  You can leave them as a comment here, there, or basically anywhere.  If you need inspiration, there are many 30 day challenge lists online.  The first list I saw was for photography and was what inspired me to take this journey to improve my art.  Since talking (I mean writing) is my thing, I am adapting the idea and making the challenge my own.  Help me create a unique one, one that you will also enjoy.

In video game related news: my husband bet Arkham City, is STILL playing Skyrim and spent at least 20 minutes tonight discussing games in which he had to blow into his handheld system.  Thrilling, I know.