Tag: NaBloPoMo

Multiple Milestones

This post, the one you’re currently reading (if indeed you are reading this) is the 524th post to appear on James Proclaims. Which is not hugely significant in and of itself, but back on October 30th 2017, I had only written a measly 324 posts. On October 31st, I wrote a post about Halloween. Little…

Quality Is Overrated

Happy Cyber Monday! Words to warm even the coldest of hearts as November draws to a close. Not some dystopian vision of a future in which robots control our every movement, but a cheerless reminder of our mercantile present.

A Chicken And Egg Conundrum

I honestly can’t recall If I started drinking coffee To combat the resultant fatigue Of insomnia Or if the fatigue is born of An insomnia That is itself a symptom Of excessive caffeine consumption But on a day when I have An omelette for breakfast And a Nandos for lunch There is at least one…

James Reviews James Proclaims

I haven’t written a ‘James Reviews’ for a while. The original concept was that I’d write reviews about stuff that no-one really needs, or at least stuff no-one really needs a review of. Obviously everyone should own drumstick pencils and a Jedi dressing gown. But the trouble is that there’s only so often you can…

Rhyme But No Reason

I think it’s time for a poem I said aloud one eve I haven’t written one for days At least three I do believe But what kind of poem should I write And what should it be about? Shall I deal with themes profound Or nonsense shall I spout? Philosophical and worthy Is perhaps the…

Scraping The Barrel

On my lunch break as I write this. Frankly if I wasn’t attempting NaBloPoMo, I’d probably give today a miss. I’ve got university this evening so my blogging time is at a minimum today. It’s seriously raining outside and I’ve got bottom set year nine in about fifteen minutes. They’re always high on sugar in…

Other Yeast Extracts Are Available

I just enjoyed two slices of Marmite on toast. It was a thoroughly pleasant late evening snack, which should  help me persevere with some of the tasks I need to complete before I head off to the Land of Nod. The Land of Nod is not an actual place. It is a metaphor for being…

You can tell you were a child of the…

I’ve been thinking of how I can make this blog more popular because that kind of thing really matters to me. Am I being sarcastic or do I really mean that? I genuinely have no idea. Anyway I’ve heard that lists are popular and we all like those lists that remind us about all the…

What are the rules?

I’m not sure what the rules are for NaBloPoMo. Is there a minimum word count? Does the post actually have to be about anything? Or can you just write a few sentences about the fact that you’re participating in NaBloPoMo everyday without making reference to anything else? Cos that would be a bit of a…

Coffee versus People

If I can get to the weekend then it will all be ok. Coffee will help. Alcohol will not help, which is a shame because I really feel like a nice cold beer right now. Or a nice glass of Chateau Neuf du Pape. Or that really cheap cider that I got drunk on that…

The first hurdle

It’s 11.05 pm GMT as I begin to write this and I’m gulping down my sixth cup of coffee of the day. It’s probably ill-advised but I doubt it will stop me from sleeping tonight. After boldly claiming yesterday that writing thirty blog posts in thirty days for NaBloPoMo would be undemanding, I find myself…

It’s The Taking Part That Counts

It’s November. November is a rubbish month. All the shops are full of Christmas stuff but Christmas is still ages away. It’s cold. It’s dark. I will probably be ill for at least some of this month. It’s not that surprising that November is commandeered annually as a month in which to achieve formidable things…