Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another Little Game

Wanna play a game?
This is a super-fun game that I just made up.
Also, heaven help us, I found a new widget that I Must. Use. Today.

So how many drafts are in your draft folder?
No, this is not the game part.

I have 42. Some are still in there because they were seasonal and it hardly makes sense to publish a post about Columbus Day in February. (Though I guess that's as random as anything else I do, right?)
Some are just titles, or one liners because I wanted to jot an idea down before I forgot. They're mostly random lines that make absolutely no sense to me at this point, but I don't delete them because I'm delusional enough to think that someday I might remember what they're about.

Like this one:

"I think some people's brains are at half-mast."

or
"Sometimes I'm just a deer in the headlights."

Who am I kidding? I don't even remember the end of the Law and Order episode I watched last night.


BUT ANYWAY - Here's the game:

Use the Random Number Generator to find a number between one and 42. Leave a comment telling me what it is, and I will finish the post that has the most randomly generated number votes and post it next Monday.




THEN, if you want to play along, randomly select a number for your own draft-finishing post. I'll link everyone who wants to play and posts with me on Monday.

That gives you all weekend to finish your random post. And let's face it, it'll give you an excuse to finish that one post you've been wanting to use, but you think it's too arbitrary to just throw it out there. Because how am I going to know whether you really finished post #27, right?

38 comments:

lmerie said...

Your randomly generated number is #35

Smiles!

Dave said...

Ok. You have to do draft #4.

And my random # is... 4.

Wait a minute, how random is this thing?

jjstringham said...

I got number 33 for you. I'd play along too, but I don't have any drafts. . . I actually finish things I start. ;-) (ok, not usually, but apparently blog posts are the exception to the rule)

Becky N. said...

The number is....

...drumroll!...

26!

Fun game. Can't wait to see what you pull off!

(I only have one draft, and it's an ongoing list of things I'm grateful for, and I'm not ready to publish yet, or I'd totally play along!)

Annette Lyon said...

I don't think I have any drafts right now. Oh, wait--maybe one. But I know when I'll publish it.

But for your sake, I got #31.

Fun game. ;)

JustRandi said...

REALLY? How do you write a post and just finish it? I have to walk away and think about it.
You can definitely tell the ones I write in one day, because they're so scattered. Kinda like this one.

Now I want to know how many posts everyone actually has in that folder! This is interesting!

Lara said...

I usually have like 6 or 7 posts set to go, but right now I have zero. And it is really bothering me, because I don't have time for no drafts. Sigh.

Your random number is 40.

Dave said...

I have 4 drafts. The one ur number thingie picked is from 8-26-08.

tune in monday for its story :-)

Becky said...

And the magic number is... 31!

What if I don't have any drafts because I'm a pathetic super-organized control freak who can't handle having unfinished projects, even on my blog. What then?

Besides, wasn't my post yesterday random enough for you? :)

Kristina P. said...

the number is 34.

And I only have 1 draft. I deleted all the others.

LisAway said...

I got #17. However, I think you should do number 18 because it's my favorite number.

Kimberly said...

23!

What a brilliant idea!

Sarah said...

I think I only have one draft. I usually end up deleting drafts because if they weren't good enough to publish the first time, they certainly won't be the 50th time I look at it. Fun to see the different ways people blog :)

And your number is my perpetual age, 29.

Corrine said...

your number is #268...do you have that many unfinished posts??

i don't have any drafts, i just post..is there something wrong with that????

Corrine said...

i think i put in too big of numbers, need to read the rules again...i am kind of slow...

but you need to go and check out the awesome picture i took on monday...over at my blog :)

Corrine said...

ok how about #5...that is a better number, saw that you had 42 drafts,,,yeah i can read well can't i.

Amy Peterson said...

Mine is #29! And I can feel that's a good one! He HE Corrine just gave me a good laugh! I'm glad I'm not the only one who had to read the directions twice!

mormonhermitmom said...

28. I had 4 drafts but I deleted them because I had posted the final draft. I usually only save a draft if I can't find a link right away and a kid interrupts me.

I don't remember random thoughts long enough to get them into a draft anyway.

Erin said...

#40.

Can't wait to see what you write about!

Loralee and the gang... said...

Your random number is 41. Mine is #4, and I'LL decide whether to count from the oldest to the newest, or vice-versa.
Lookin' forward to it!
;~D
Oh, and I have 8 posts in draft.

Jennifer Boston Mendenhall said...

I drew number 11 and I'm not organized enough to have drafts.

Cole said...

#13!

I wish I had drafts, that would make the days when "I got nothing" at least a tad more productive...

Note to self--draft more.

buck4055 said...

Like many here, I have no drafts. So, can I start one and just see how you would finish it? Okay here goes: "One day last week I took a wrong turn and inadvertently became part of a Mexican standoff in a well-populated Turkish bath house." Okay, I think we can all see why I don't have drafts.

Janell said...

The computer grad student in me feels the need to point out that waiting for a pseudo-random number generator to repeat a number is likely statistically the same as you just running the generator yourself once. Of course, I'm miserable at statics, so I can't really defend my hunch, but still. . . 37.

I think I have 80 drafts. I tend to not make time to really write these days.

Tink said...

My random number is 24!

Vern said...

I don't have any drafts, but I do have about 37 pages of notes that I keep in a Word Document! Not enough hours in the day. Anyway, mine was #3!

No Cool Story said...

I have as 35 drafts.
I am going to do what Kristina P did and delete them all.
Yeah.

Anyway, I got 6.
;)

No Cool Story said...

How do some of you have no drafts?

I feel inadequate now :(

goddessdivine said...

Ok, so I randomly generated #20.

You have 42 unfinished posts? Wow. Time to clean up your blog (more housekeeping.....) I think I have like 5, and I think that's too many.

Heather of the EO said...

28! :)

Yvonne said...

My number was 25.

I only have a couple of drafts ; ) I write drafts when I'm angry and then when I get over it, I delete them ; )

Heather of the EO said...

The # generator chose #16 for me and I'm terrified because that's REALLY old, # 16 out of 17....

But I'll do it. Cause you rock.

Alison Wonderland said...

I got 2.
I don't really have very many drafts. Maybe 3? but I'll consider posting #2 as well.

Lauren said...

I have never had a draft...isn't that odd?

#1

Miranda said...

Holy cow...you have that many drafts...you clever gal you...sheesh...

let's try 37...yeah...that'll be a good one!

beckers said...

I came up with #40. Good luck!!! Can't wait to see what it's about!

Adrienne said...

lucky number 21.

Loralee and the gang... said...

OK I finished my 4th draft post, but posted it before I read all of your directions carefully (not til Monday? oops!) But I am linking my post back to yours...so I hope you'll still link yours to mine! (and I really did do the 4th one!)
:~D