Thursday Thirteen: I have a Problem


I have NO IDEAS what to write a Thirteen on this week. That’s SO not like me.

I keep opening windows and shutting them, ten words in.


This, friends, is a problem.

1. Problem: 1 a: a question raised for inquiry, consideration, or solution b: a proposition in mathematics or physics stating something to be done2 a: an intricate unsettled question b: a source of perplexity, distress, or vexation c: difficulty in understanding or accepting

2. In the grand scheme of life, is one difficult Thirteen so problematic? I mean, think about it.

3. Cats and dogs need homes and people to love them.

4. Hell, so do many children. Orphaned or not.

5. Have ya seen the economy? THAT is a problem.

6. Ever noticed there’s a scale to problems? There’s your problem, which is always the biggest and most Earth-shattering, and then there’s everyone else’s.

7. Including the problems of cats, dogs, and kids.

8. The problem isn’t that I have no idea for a Thirteen. It’s that something’s sapping my creativity.

9. I know what it is. It’s an addiction.

10. See? I told you it was a problem.

11. I’m trying to wean myself off this addiction.

12. You can help. Leave me lots of comments. I’ll return the visit.

13. And you can have more Trevor.



  1. J

    June 24, 2009 10:34 pm

    I have plenty of weeks with this problem, so I don’t post. I admire you for doing it even while stumped.

    My big problem right now is that my dog needs x-rays tomorrow, following the other $500 worth of tests we’ve recently done on her. Also, there’s a scheduled power-out in our house all day tomorrow. See? You were right. Neither of these are huge problems. Painful, yes (the dog $$ more than the power), but nothing as bad as what is going on in so much of the world.

    J’s last blog post..Testing … 1, 2, 3.

  2. Andi

    June 24, 2009 10:39 pm

    Brilliant list!

    Andi’s last blog post..Thursday thirteen: Vacation playlist

  3. PopArtDiva

    June 24, 2009 10:52 pm

    So, let me see if I got this right – you were inspired by being uninspired? How brilliant! And I was most humbly and banally inspired by a Hostess Cupcake<?

  4. Auntie Q

    June 24, 2009 11:02 pm

    #6 is so true! 🙂
    A problem is a problem, no matter how small, and we can’t really compare because it’s all apples and oranges, anyway! 🙂

    Auntie Q’s last blog post..13 Thursday 13s

  5. jeng

    June 24, 2009 11:36 pm

    You came up with a 13, and that I think was not much of a problem. :)) Love your post!

    jeng’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen – WOW Philippines

  6. Alice Audrey

    June 25, 2009 12:11 am

    in my opinion and addiction to T13 is not a problem.

    Alice Audrey’s last blog post..13 Hopes and Fears

  7. Pisio808

    June 25, 2009 12:24 am

    I loved number 6. Having worked at a Church I think that I have a greater understanding of that then most. Someone’s child could be in the hospital after a car accident, and the parents of the child who just failed a test would demand all of your time… Sick how self centered we have become.


  8. JM

    June 25, 2009 1:04 am

    Awww. *HUGS* I routinely hit a block with T13s because I try to come up with 13 writing prompts every Thursday. Ack.

    You can always ask thirteen of your characters what to do when you’re blocked and see how they respond…

  9. Thomma Lyn

    June 25, 2009 1:54 am

    I like JM’s idea, which brings a question to mind: WWTD? (What would Trevor do?) 😉

    Thomma Lyn’s last blog post..Happy Summer!

  10. Adelle Laudan

    June 25, 2009 2:34 am

    It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya…

    Adelle Laudan’s last blog post..

  11. AD

    June 25, 2009 5:46 am

    i ran out of ideas today but i was so sour that it had to pour the way it did.

    love ur post btw 🙂

  12. Hazel

    June 25, 2009 7:28 am

    Cheer up! I also have an addiction and a sackful of problems like the rest of us. While I sometimes go blank, here you are coming up with these thoughts and – they are something to ponder on.

    Hazel’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen: Cavatina

  13. Harriet

    June 25, 2009 8:01 am

    Great list. To think, the world can come to an end tomorrow and it won’t matter 🙂

    Happy TT!

  14. sandy

    June 25, 2009 9:58 am

    big problems

    sandy’s last blog post..13 Reasons not to dress today- Thursday 13

  15. Jenny

    June 25, 2009 11:29 am

    awesome list.

    just dropping by from the T13 site. 🙂 love your blog. happy thursday!

  16. chris

    June 25, 2009 11:46 am

    happy TT… you still came up with something!

    chris’s last blog post..badges

  17. RE Ausetkmt

    June 25, 2009 3:10 pm

    Girl Girl Girl !!!
    You hard as a rock today.
    so what brought this on, cause I’m lovin it.

    “Ever noticed there’s a scale to problems? There’s your problem, which is always the biggest and most Earth-shattering, and then there’s everyone else’s”

    Ms Susan You can Always Get A Comment From Me Girlfriend, no go bring my bwoy trevor back.

    Mi see him as a Jamaican ya know – him mus be a yardie, cau him nah easy.

    hope that some food for thought sugar, as you sure gave me some with your comments on badgalsays the other nite.

    RE Ausetkmt’s last blog post..Goats are Cute; Sploggers Aren’t – Don’t Feed The Sploggers

  18. RE Ausetkmt

    June 25, 2009 3:13 pm

    girl let me make you laugh,
    maybe I need to hit some of them splogs and build
    up some ec’s so I can afford to buy an ad when you
    bring mi bwoy trevor back.

    bo bo bo !


    RE Ausetkmt’s last blog post..Goats are Cute; Sploggers Aren’t – Don’t Feed The Sploggers

  19. The Gal Herself

    June 25, 2009 4:18 pm

    What a terrific idea for a TT!!! Like me, you have been doing this for many, many weeks, so I feel your pain. Have you ever wondered what would happen if we recycled a past TT? Would that be okay, or would it earn us a spot in meme purgatory?

    The Gal Herself’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #114 — On My Mind

  20. Patty Reiser

    June 25, 2009 7:28 pm

    It took me a few hours before I came up with my TT this week. Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!

    Wishing you a scent-sational TT!


    Patty Reiser’s last blog post..Thursday 13 #25

  21. Celticlibrarian

    June 25, 2009 7:43 pm

    I finally got my T13 up.

    And really, less of the Crew (and Roadie Poet) would be a big problem. Also? I would pout.

    Celticlibrarian’s last blog post..13 Images from the Hubble Space Telescope

  22. Mom

    June 25, 2009 8:26 pm

    So what’s the addiction? You never did say…

    Mom’s last blog post..Yet Another Icon

  23. Andrea Jackson

    June 26, 2009 9:58 am

    Very inventive! I wish I could come up with something on those weeks I don’t have it.

  24. Julia Smith

    June 26, 2009 11:03 am

    ‘There’s your problem, which is always the biggest and most Earth-shattering, and then there’s everyone else’s.’ – LOL, Susan!

    Julia Smith’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen – 112 – 13 of My Favorite Classical Pieces

  25. YellowRose

    June 28, 2009 4:22 pm

    Great T13, I have those weeks also…unfortuantly my lists are as great as yours is when that happens! LOL

    YellowRose’s last blog post..Photo Hunt – Flags

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