5 X 5: A Cure For Bloggers’ Block

Blame it on winter, but my desire to create new blog posts is hovering near zero.

Image credit: Microsoft Clip Art

Image credit: Microsoft Clip Art

Never fear; Benzeknees is here! This come-to-the-rescue blogger recently posted a 5 X 5 entry where she created five subject areas and listed five responses for each. She encouraged those of us floundering for topics to give it a try.

And she never said anything about not having fun…

So, here are my responses to Benzeknees’s 5 X 5 Lists:

Five Things I am Passionate About

  • My shows
  • My DVR
  • My flat-screen TV
  • My remote
  • My treadmill so the above don’t widen my caboose

Five Things I Would Like to Do Before I Die

  • Match Stephen King in Amazon reviews and Goodreads ratings
  • Visit Las Vegas without strolling down a street paved with booby cards
  • Invent a tool that dissolves cell phones in drivers’ hands
  • Delete the word panties from the English language
  • Touch Donald Trump’s hair to see if it has a pulse

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Five Things I Say A Lot

  • “Drink your milk.”
  • “Eat your fruit.”
  • “Eat your veggies.”
  • “Quit buying Swedish Fish at school. They’ll rot your teeth.”
  • “Hey, Kiddo, dental cavities are the number one chronic disease of childhood.” (Yes, this is true. Yes, I say this to my kids. Yes, they love it.)

Five Books or Magazines I Have Read Lately

  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King (which at last check has 141,490 more Goodreads ratings than my book. Oops, 141,491. No, 141,492…)
  • The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan (She likes the word pudendum. I do not.)
  • Murder Under Construction (Two Sisters and a Journalist) by Maddie Cochere (Mark my words; she might match Stephen King in Goodreads ratings someday.)
  • A Conspiracy of Faith by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dark Nordic Thriller series for those days when the world isn’t scary enough.)
  • Sycamore Row by John Grisham (I purchased the hard copy so I could give this penniless man more money.)
Image credit: Microsoft Clip Art and Goodreads

Image credit: Microsoft Clip Art and Goodreads

Five Favorite Movies

  • Throw Carrie from the Train
  • The Human Centipede: Why Joe Biden Spews Verbal Diarrhea and Why I Still Love Him
  • How to Train Your Introvert
  • Plains, Trains, and My Prius (Offal-spouting teen sons prefer the sequel: Plains, Trains, and My Penis.)
  • It’s Alive: The Story of Donald Trump’s Hair

Ah, that was fun. Thanks, Benzeknees! If you’d like to do this as well, be sure to link back to Benzeknees’s post.

Got any responses to add to mine? Or we could discuss current affairs. I do do more than read about pudendums…

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Rubin4Carrie Rubin is the author of The Seneca Scourgea medical thriller. For full bio, click here.

250 Responses to “5 X 5: A Cure For Bloggers’ Block”

  1. arkansasrose

    I have a “25 Favorite Things” list. You gave me ideas to add to it. :)

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  2. jbw0123

    Benzeknees?? Ha ha! Thanks. I don’t feel like posting these days either, but I can see now that’s what comes if taking things way too seriously. The knees knows.

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  3. butimbeautiful

    Don’t like the word pudendum either! I sometimes think if one has nothing to say, one should say nothing…then again you don’t want to lose your audience. I have no doubt whatsoever that your ratings will one day match or even exceed Stephen King’s, Carrie!

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Oh, from your typing fingers to my reading eyes, let it be true! Look out, Mr. King; here I come. (Bet he’s quaking in fear…)

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  4. Main Street Musings Blog

    Lately, the only 5×5′s in my house are the ones I’m using to help my son study SAT vocabulary words. The drudgery! Then again, perhaps I shouldn’t complain. My vocabulary has improved dramatically . . . :)

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  5. maisymak

    ooooh…I like this exercise :) I think we say the exact same things every single day. As for panties? Yes, please banish the word. And pudendums.

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  6. The Hook

    And here I thought I had the market cornered on the 5×5 thing – or at the very least, my version of it!

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    • Carrie Rubin

      It was nice not to have to think too hard. Of course, you could make it more serious, too. But that’s not often my style. :)

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  7. mrsskeats

    Hey, I like this – I’ll borrow it if I may – as some days you just – well – get stuck for something different. Like Dr. Ken I try and find mild amusement via varying formats and apparently the latest means I’m a donkey in the animal kingdom of FB. I’m a donkey outside the animal kingdom too – as anyone watching me lugging 8 bags of shopping back from the store. I think this format will be much more fun – and even productive. :-)

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    • Carrie Rubin

      It was fun. Of course, you can answer the questions seriously, too, but I thought it was much more fun to go the ridiculous route. :)

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and for the Twitter follow and share!

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