Me & My Muse – Day 1097: Three Years and Counting

Well, I told her and she’s on her way.  My Muse is on her way to the Tower of Muses for a special “surprise”.  I didn’t tell her what the “surprise” is, but she’s really excited about it.  All I told her was that a “surprise” was waiting for her on the top floor of the Tower of Muses…

The surprise, you ask?  As a Me & My Muse one year anniversary gift, I have decided to provide her with her own body.  Laying on the bed is a Muse that is ready to come to life.  All she needs to do is go inside it.

Muse (Day 777):  Is she here yet?  I’m sure that she’ll think this surprise is heavenly…

Muse (Day 886):  Little Miss Toothpick better hurry up.  I’m hungry!  Ha ha!

Muse (Day 811&838): Yeah!  She better hurry!  I could eat an entire buffet!  Ha ha!

Everyone.  Relax.  She’s on her way.  Until she arrives, you all have to hide.

*a flood of “okay’s” are heard in the room*

While my Muse is on her way, I might as well tell everyone my plans for today.  Since I’m up at Hubbard Lake today, I will be enjoying the lake.  I will enjoy the water.  Maybe do a little kayaking…

Shh!  Everyone in your places!  She’s on her way…

*dims light in room, until it turns off*

Muse:  What’s going on?  What is the meaning of this?  Why is everything so dark in here?  Kyle?

Me & 1096 Muses:  SURPRISE!!!!  HAPPY THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!

Muse:  Oh wow!  There’s a bunch of Muses in here!  One from every past day, I’m guessing.

And…Did you look on the bed yet?

Muse:  What is this?  A Muse that is laying lifeless on the bed?

Guess.  What do you think it is?

Muse:  Wait!  Isn’t it another body?  You gave me one last year!

Happy anniversary.  It’s another body!  You can never have enough bodies.  What if something happens to the one you are in?  That body will not come to life unless you give it life.  It is yours.  Do you want to try it out?

Muse:   Why not?  Well I’m trying out my body right now!

*Ghost Muse flies out of Muse and into lifeless Muse, which begins to flash*

Original Muse:  It…It feels…A little different.  This is a good gift!  What if something happens to the one that you gave me last year?  With this one, I can be prepared.  Thank you, Kyle!

*Original Muse gives me a big hug with her new body*

I have another thing planned.  All the other Muses, enjoy the show!

Original Muse:  Show?  Oh yeah…(The spare body was a big surprise, but I knew about the show…)

Are you ready?

Original Muse:  I was born ready. Time to get into costume…

Then let’s get started.  Muses, take your places.  Here we go…

This is a tribute to every entry that has been done in the past year.  I wrote this just for you.  I hope you’re ready, because here it goes…

It continued on with it being time for bed. He then got a brain freeze, with the third edition. With a financial report, it was dinner for 6, I mean 7.  In making his rounds, it was club visit 1 of 4 to Frankenmuth, and then back to work. Continuing his rounds the next day, he had club visit 2 of 4 at Saginaw.  And with a morning shift and another friend visit, it ended with him hitting the DEC in Lansing with another Slurpee afterward.

Original Muse: And this coffee really hits the spot!

And I’m quite sorry, miss. Coffee *sip* is still NOT for Muses!

Original Muse: It may not be, but it’s certainly for angels…

Original Muse:  Says who?

Says me!

Original Muse:  But I still have plenty!

So do I!

Original Muse:  Lots of time!

Finally done?

Original Muse:  Not even close!

Can I finish?

Original Muse:  No you can’t!

Are you done?

Original Muse:  I just got started!

Well, I’m not finished!

Original Muse:  Says who?

Says me!

Original Muse:  Yeah right!

Let me finish!

After putting on his Sunday close, it was a day of calm.  With another Toastmasters meeting, it was another short entry.  And with Back to the Future II, 2015 is nothing like the movie.  In the wild wild west, there was a muggy green hair cut.  With 41 hours and counting, there was work at the end of the tunnel.  Overcome with frustration, he opened up and said AHHH!!!!!

Original Muse: AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Be quiet!  Back to work!

Original Muse:  But I never get a day off!

Really?  Not a single day off?

Original Muse:  That’s right!

Shut your trap!

Original Muse:  Shut yours!

Can I finish?

Original Muse:  No you can’t!

Are you done?

Original Muse:  I just got started!

Well, I’m not finished!

Original Muse:  Says who?

Says me!

Original Muse:  Yeah right!

Let me FINISH!

It was another shift and another day off.  With an end of month meeting, there was a Friday friend visit with a sleepy Saturday.  And after a pain in the neck, he was in the clear, with three down, one to go.  Then he said “I am error” with the printer edition.  There was then a new printer with one more day.

Original Muse:  And it’s done!

Not it’s not!

Original Muse:  Yes it is!

No it’s not!

Original Muse:  Yes it is!

Just drop it!

Original Muse:  You drop it!

Shut your trap!

Original Muse:  Shut yours!

Can I finish?

Original Muse:  No you can’t!

Are you done?

Original Muse:  I just got started!

Well, I’m not finished!

Original Muse:  Says who?

Says me!

Original Muse:  …

Yeah right!

Original Muse:  I better let him finish…

It was dinner for 6, I mean 7 with the second part.  Then another brown haircut, and the countdown begins with birthday eve.  It was happy birthday again with a birthday aftermath and birthday dinner with a second part soon after.  The lawns got a double green haircut, giving him another pain in the neck.  And with another hot day, he was catching up.

Original Muse:  I’m caught up!

Be quiet!

Original Muse:  Do I get a second chance to speak?

What did I tell you?  I need to finish!

Original Muse:  But you’ll never end!

Yes I will!

Original Muse:  Whatever!

Don’t believe me?

Original Muse: I don’t believe you!

Liar!

Original Muse:  But I’m telling the truth!

No you’re not!

Original Muse:  Yes I am!

No you’re not!

Original Muse:  Yes I am!

Just drop it!

Original Muse:  You drop it!

Shut your trap!

Original Muse:  Shut yours!

Can I finish?

Original Muse:  No you can’t!

Are you done?

Original Muse:  I just got started!

Well, I’m not finished!

Original Muse:  Says who?

Says me!

Original Muse:  Yeah right!

Let me…

Original Muse:  FINISH!!! Tee hee…

It was good night on day seven at last.  And with an eight day weekend, it was greetings from Hubbard Lake.  He was then home again on a lucky day.  And cutting to the chase, he called a freeze frame that was all ACCORing to plan.

Original Muse:  It was an amazing plan!

Interrupting me again?

Original Muse:  Yup yup yup!

Stop stop stop!

Original Muse: No no no!

What did I tell you?  I need to finish!

Original Muse:  But you’ll never end!

Yes I will!

Original Muse:  Whatever!

Don’t believe me?

Original Muse: I don’t believe you!

Liar!

Original Muse:  But I’m telling the truth!

No you’re not!

Original Muse:  Yes I am!

No you’re not!

Original Muse:  Yes I am!

Just drop it!

Original Muse:  You drop it!

Shut your trap!

Original Muse:  Shut yours!

Can I finish?

Original Muse:  No you can’t!

Are you done?

Original Muse:  I just got started!

Well, I’m not finished!

Original Muse:  Says who?

Says me!

Original Muse:  Yeah right!

LET ME FINISH!!  Really.  This is getting old…

Original Muse:  I’m glad it is.   Tee hee!

He was burned out and tired with spicy fireworks and some odds and ends.  That was wow. Just wow, as he was tapped for energy with a flash flood.  And with another green haircut, movie, and dessert, it led to a flooded laundry room and a dinner with Labor Day Eve in the horizon.

Original Muse:  Help!

What is it?

Original Muse:  I’m trapped.

You’re trapped?

Original Muse:  In this endless tribute.

But we’re almost done!

Original Muse:  No!  Almost a third done!

No.  That’s another thirty.

Original Muse:  Another thirty?

Interrupting me again?

Original Muse:  Yup yup yup!

Stop stop stop!

Original Muse: No no no!

What did I tell you?  I need to finish!

Original Muse:  But you’ll never end!

Yes I will!

Original Muse:  Whatever!

Don’t believe me?

Original Muse: I don’t believe you!

Liar!

Original Muse:  But I’m telling the truth!

No you’re not!

Original Muse:  Yes I am!

No you’re not!

Original Muse:  Yes I am!

Just drop it!

Original Muse:  You drop it!

Shut your trap!

Original Muse:  Shut yours!

Can I finish?

Original Muse:  No you can’t!

Are you done?

Original Muse:  I just got started!

Well, I’m not finished!

Original Muse:  Says who?

Says me!

Original Muse:  Yeah right!

LET ME FINISH!!!!!!  Please!  We’re almost done…

Original Muse:  With this number, we are!  Tee hee…

With Labor Day, there was too much rain.  And with a stomach on fire, he gave another green haircut with some Chinese for dinner.  And with a day that he will never forget, it was time to relax with some Sunday seraph solitude.  And after a Monday green haircut and networking and a Midland Toastmasters open house, he entered the Tower of Muses again for the eighth ascent.

Original Muse:  What’s inside?

You know what!

Original Muse:  I can’t remember!

You can’t?

Original Muse:  I’m trapped.

You’re trapped?

Original Muse:  In this endless tribute.

But we’re almost done!

Original Muse:  No!  Almost a third done!

No.  That’s another twenty.

Original Muse:  Another twenty?

Interrupting me again?

Original Muse:  Yup yup yup!

Stop stop stop!

Original Muse: No no no!

What did I tell you?  I need to finish!

Original Muse:  But you’ll never end!

Yes I will!

Original Muse:  Whatever!

Don’t believe me?

Original Muse: I don’t believe you!

Liar!

Original Muse:  But I’m telling the truth!

No you’re not!

Original Muse:  Yes I am!

No you’re not!

Original Muse:  Yes I am!

Just drop it!

Original Muse:  You drop it!

Shut your trap!

Original Muse:  Shut yours!

Can I finish?

Original Muse:  No you can’t!

Are you done?

Original Muse:  I just got started!

Well, I’m not finished!

Original Muse:  Says who?

Says me!

Original Muse:  Yeah right!

Now we’re finished!

Original Muse: Awesome! That was great! Just like we rehearsed! Only I have this awesome new spare body that you gave me and like last year, I don’t have to worry about being a ghost anymore! Time to switch into my next costume! I’ll be right back…

And now everyone…she’s Tipping the Scales! Everyone, brace yourself an overweight Muse!

Original Muse: All changed. Are we ready, Kyle?

Ready as I’ll ever be! Get ready for part two because here it comes…

The fat Muse sings and phew!  It’s Friday.  With a super Saturday, a slow Sunday, a manic Monday, and a summer outro.  It was Survivor of the fittest with an area speech contest and with one more hurdle, he asked “pizza, anyone?”

Original Muse:  Sure!  I’ll take a slice, or two, or ten! *eats entire pizza* Splendid!

Thank you. Moving on…

It was a Sunday catch-up day and another friend visit.  He was swatting a few flies where the marathon begins and continues.  And after the green haircut version, he made it.  That’s his story and he’s sticking to it, being a Mario maker with Toastmasters and a Taco Bell Tuesday.

Original Muse: Taco Bell?  I’m hungry!  Can I please have one of everything? *eats everything on the Taco Bell menu*  Clever food…I mean, clever wordplay! Keep it up!

I will. Next!

There was a time crunch on ThursNESday.  And when it’s finally Friday, sweet!  And with a contest and a clean car, it was a short entry on a MonNESday.  He yawned on Tuesday, with Survivor time and more meetings.  He helped himself to dinner for 6: the fall edition.

Muse:  Can you make it 7?  I’m starving!

Sure.  Phew! *drinks a glass of water* Ahem…

He made another Mario with an easy Sunday and MonNESday II – the sequel.  And with a power outage, he welcomed Marty to the future, leaving him phew! Exhausted…In nerding out, he shouted “GERSBERMS! MAH FRAVRIT MERVIE!” And with a sweet Saturday, there was a busy Sunday, with so much to do and so little time.

Original Muse: Where’s the food?

No food at the end of this one.  Sorry.

Original Muse: It’s okay.  It’s just this costume.  I’m always hungry when I’m wearing it.  Go ahead. Let’s move on…

With a TuesNESday aftermath, he drove a three wheel car while he did his Halloween speech preparation.  You could be who you wanted to be and he left his greetings from Grand Rapids.  And after a trick or treat, there was the fall conference recap with November fun as he made his fall conference recap speech preparation.  And after the Toastmasters District 62 fall conference aftermath, he began his Thursday speech preparation.

Original Muse: There was a lot of food and candy at the conference.  Right?

Correct. Time for the second half…

It was relaxation time with a Saturday dinner, as he shouted “Check, check and check”.  And with an early shift tomorrow, the stressful day is stressful.  And was it the last green haircut? He was tired, muttering “TGIF indeed…” This was followed by SaturNESday  and another day to relax.

*sips a glass of water* Next page…

He was feeling a little creative on another Toastmasters Tuesday.  And with a WedNESday at his friend’s place, he plunged into another Toastmasters Thursday.  There was time to relax, as he sighed “Phew! Done…”  The saga continues, with Charlie Brown shouting “Good Grief!”  There was the Revenge of the Sith followed by Thanksgiving eve.

Original Muse: Good.  More food!  I could eat a Thanksgiving feast, or two…

I know. With all that weight, you certainly could. Moving on…

After a happy Thanksgiving, he shopped till he dropped.  There was just deserts with a day in ruins. He clicked until he dropped as the countdown was beginning.  He had a quick start, singing “O Christmas Tree” on FriNESday.  With that day over, it was then time to DEC the halls.

Original Muse: I hope you deck them with lots of candy!

Don’t worry. I will. We’re about half done! On to the next ten…

He said good night on another NESday with a trip down memory lane with the second part.  “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch!” he sang as he continued his trip down memory lane in the third part.  He cut the fat and it was all in a day’s work.  He was taking a breather after more speech preparation and one more gift.

Original Muse: I hope that gift was food.

It was. It was a one pound Reese’s!  Let’s talk more later. Moving on…

There was one last chance to see Second Chance.  The Force awakens tonight with a Jedi hangover in the morning.  With merry NES gifts, he proceeded through his trip down memory lane in the fourth part.  He was all about that list and he shared the true meaning of Christmas.  “All Aboard!” the conductor shouted as the children were read “Twas the Day Before Christmas”.  “Merry Christmas!” he exclaimed as he entered the Tower of Muses once again for the ninth ascent.

Original Muse: Once again, that was splendid. All in one take, too! We only have 165 to go!

Don’t you mean 166?  The next year is a leap year.

Original Muse:  Oh!  That’s right!  166 to go!  My mistake!  Now if you would excuse me, I need to change into my next costume…

And now everyone…The next form! Everyone, be prepared for The Adventures of The Mighty Mistress! It looks like she’s ready…

Original Muse: All changed and ready to go. Are you ready?

Absolutely. Brace yourself for part three of this epic homage to the entries of yesterday…

With a Christmas aftermath and a Super Muse, it was the third day of Christmas where he went back to work.  He got a late Christmas gift while he was closing up the year.  He wished everyone a Happy New Year and was starting off tired.  Let the sweet Saturday respite begin with a Sunday of solitude and being busy on the next day.

Original Muse: Wonderfully mixed. That was super!

I appreciate that. Moving onward…

He gave a toast to the new year before an interview and a quick update.  It was finally the weekend with a slushy Saturday and a snowy Sunday.  A chilly MonNESday followed with a warm gathering.  “Can you hear it?” he asked us as he helped himself on sushi night.

Well?

Original Muse: I loved it! It was powerful.  Keep going.

After a one hour presentation, he coped with a birthday and survival tactics.  With dinner for 6, I mean 7, there was a winter edition.  He finished everything with his presentation, Toastmasters, and his Powerpoint presentation.  With an exercise and a meeting, he made final preparations for the weekend.  It’s Saturday night followed by a Sunday of solitude.

Phew! Another ten out of the way. *sips water* Time for the next ten…

After the next MonNESday, he began his club visit 1 of 4 in Frankenmuth.  “Phew! It’s over…” he said, with a quick Thursday update and a Biblical view of sexuality.  And with a productive Saturday, he had a super Sunday with a city, an invention, and an airplane.

Original Muse: Anime movie week, right?

You got it. Moving on…

With a fish, a borrower, and a castle, it was Super Bowl Large with a bathhouse and time for a break.  And with Mardi Gras, SVSU and a special meeting tonight, there was an unexpected good night, presenting a single challenge with a possible friend visit.

Original Muse: You weren’t sure? That’s okay.

Yup.  Time for another ten…

It was a happy Hallmark day, leaving him singled out with a Toastmasters night.  And with Survivor tonight, you better open up and say ahh to a windy Friday that’s occupied.  With a quiet Sunday, it led to a murder mystery Monday and a club visit Tuesday.

Original Muse: Another club visit?  It was your last one, right?

It was, and it wrapped up my second round of visits. Only 40 more for this set…

With snowy conditions ahead, it was snow problem with it now being Friday, followed by Saturday with a friend.  A Sunday respite followed with a happy Leap Day.  It was snow problem once again, with the second part now being personal.  After a NES day snow day, he woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and was just in time for the weekend.

That’s it!

Original Muse: Wow!  Talk about super speed!

He had it all stitched up with one more week to fall back on.  And with a melty Monday, it’s getting warm with a serious Thai craving.  “It’s-a me, MAR10!” he exclaimed, followed by him shouting “Happy birthday, dad!”  He was bowled over and was springing ahead, where things were as easy as Pi.

Original Muse: I love that irrational number.  I have never been able to get to the end of it.

You can’t.  Pi keeps repeating forever.  It’s infinite.

Original Muse: That, I knew.  Anyway, let’s keep moving on…

Just 20 more and we will be done!

There was an open house aftermath and a wet and windy Wednesday.  And after a lucky day, it’s finally Friday.  The hurdle is cleared as he leapt into the shadows for a Sunday respite.  And after another visit, it was a terrible Tuesday and a wonderful Wednesday, with him saying in disbelief “Snow. Just Snow.”

Original Muse: Wasn’t that annoying?  I thought that winter would never end!

Well, it did end eventually, and it’s pretty hot now. Let’s get these last ten done, okay?

With Holy week ending, it was a Good Friday with a Pre Easter morning shift.  He exclaimed “Happy Easter!” and worked a Monday morning shift, followed by a Toastmasters Tuesday.  After getting a parking ticket, he decided that Me & My Muse was over.  “April Fools!” he shouted the next day.  And after he hit the DEC in Battle Creek, he entered the Tower of Muses for the tenth ascent.

Original Muse: That was super!  And what was even more super was the milestone.

That’s right!  That wasn’t just any old milestone.  That was the 1000th entry!  It really was extra special and I enjoyed that ride to the top.

Original Muse:  Wasn’t it fun?  I enjoyed that ride with you, too.

Now where were we?

Original Muse: We were on the three year anniversary.  Only 97 more! We still have a little ways…

I know. Are you ready?

Original Muse: I don’t know…This is going to be very exhausting.  You do know that I’m a different form every day during this cycle, right?  So many costume changes.  This is going to be brutal.

I know that you can do it.  We practiced this!

Original Muse: I know I can.  It’s just going to wear me out.  So…many…transformations!  AHHH!!!

Ah. I see. Carry on.

Original Muse: I guess I have to change into all those costumes now. *sigh* I’m not sure if I have the strength for this…

And now everyone…The next form! Everyone, get ready for the second metamorphosis…

Original Muse: All changed. I’m all ready. Are you?  Tee hee…

Yes.  I’m ready.  Brace yourself for part four of this epic homage to the entries of yesterday…

It continued as something ExperiMENTAL, with version 2.0.  He was advancing to Boardwalk with the 2016 edition keeping him on the go.  With round 2 of the speech contest and day 3 of Toastmasters, it was then finally Friday, with no disasters.  With the 2016 edition of being taxed to the limit, he filed his taxes, and for the zone, he was in it.  And with day one of life group, he had an easy NESday.  And with warmer conditions ahead and a forum, things were finally going his way.

Original Muse: Your stanzas…Your use of rhyme.  It reminds me of the Sindarian poems of long ago.

Yes.  It’s an homage to the way that I used to rhyme for the one year anniversary.

Original Muse:  It’s very poetic and original.  Something that I have not heard in eons…

Indeed it is.  Let’s move on, okay?

After Friday eve, it was finally Friday at last.  And after a Saturday speech contest, he enjoyed his remaining time fast.  From superstition to sweet sixteen, he experienced a Sunday scorcher, and after a hot NESday, the brutal heat was pure torture.  Dough, I missed, a WedNESday bonus, and a not so lazy day, became victorious when I had my own way.  And after that Friday, came a voice above the din.  It’s finally Saturday.  Let the weekend begin.

Original Muse: That rhyming is amazing.  Keep it up!

Thank you.  You’re the Christian Muse, right?

Original Muse:  Yes. It’s a lot of outfits, but we’re getting there…

We are.  Moving on to the next ten…

With the quick version of Sunday and another MonNESday as his mission, he commenced the green haircut marathon – the 2016 Inaugural edition.  With WedNESday for real this time, he got it maid with good riddance, and after SaturNESday, he enjoyed serene Sunday’s admittance. He started Monday with a splash and a cute mermaid’s tail, and when Tuesday came along, he was closing the sale.

Original Muse: Why are you speaking in those dumb little rhymes?  It almost sounds like those nursery rhymes that mom used to read me…

A tween now, huh?  Get used to it.  It’s an homage to the first anniversary and something special that I’m doing for 1000.  Okay?  Time to move on. We still have 67…

After a non-NESday and a mystery speech, came green haircut’s TGIF edition, there was not much to teach.  A soggy sunny Saturday, a happy Mother’s Day too, and a Monday meeting was all in his view.  It was TuesNESday time as he was winding down.  The weekend has begun, he was just leaving town.  The weekend was fun with a whole lot of learning.  The message was simple: Keep the fire burning!

Original Muse: THE RHYMING FOR THAT STANZA WAS AT 87%. FOR 100%, I WOULD SUGGEST “THE WEEKEND WAS FUN WITH A WHOLE LOT OF LEARNING.  THE MESSAGE WAS SIMPLE WITH THE FIRE BURNING.”

Robo-Muse, I did not ask you.  Does it even look like I’m aiming for perfect rhyme and meter, matching syllable for syllable?

Original Muse:  NEGATIVE.  BASED ON YOUR INPUT, FURTHER CORRECTIONS WILL NOT BE SUGGESTED.

Good.  Shall we continue now?

He made his greetings from Battle Creek, the Spring Conference recap was delayed, and with a MonNESday in May, a lot of games were being played.  After a smooth criminal, the conference recap was quite fun, and he was busy the following evening, the conference speech prep. has just begun.  He faced the music and was soothed by SaturNESday and he encountered a Muse of Mystery, which quickly vanished without delay.  When the weekend was resolved, then began the weekday’s wrath.  Then the day was nearly over.  Cue MonNESday aftermath.

Original Muse:  That last one was a stretch, but it worked.

I know.  So you’re a ghost now.  Tired of the costumes yet?

Original Muse:  It’s getting tiresome.  If we keep going like this, I will look like this for real.

Don’t talk like that. 47 more and we’ll be finished.  Hang in there…

It’s a fat chance when silence is golden.  After a tired Thursday, your energy is folding.  Fantastic Fridays are like a child.  Full of fun and full of cheer.  But with a plant versus a Muse, you better end it all right there.  When calming down, you must be visible. A change of plans would be real great.  With a quick version of a green haircut, you will not be late.

Original Muse:  Wonderful rhyming, my pretty!  I can rhyme too!  Double, double, toil and trouble…Fire burn, and cauldron bubble…

Not you!  We’re moving on.  Next set of ten.  Quick!

With a flapping fun Friday, it was larger than life.  The Sunday was short, without any strife.  With a MonNESday in June, a golden opportunity was there.  With another cell phone charger, it made a nice pair.  He was out of this world and was having a ball.  The SaturNESday was fiery, too much coffee made him fall.

Original Muse:  All those wonderful rhymes.  What a victory!  May I always say a rhyme when I have slain 10,000 in time.

Not bad yourself, warrior.  Moving on…

On a merry MonNESday, you keep it simple, stupid.  And with more ideas, every good one is rooted.  A sick day can be a blessing, and a dream come true.  After DEC training and Happy Father’s Day, may the force be with you.  Another Tuesday is gone and out of your hair.  Then comes the vexing question: Alien where?

Original Muse:  Right here, earthling.  Since you and your kind did not surrender, all inhabitants on earth will be annihilated in 10 seconds.  9…8…7…

Time to continue.  Now!

He’s almost there with a Friday pay day.  The early training is early, too.  With baby steps over Monday GoodNES, there’s more dancing there just for you.  With Wednesday being over, it’s fiscal New Year’s Eve.  Fantastic Friday and a Saturday of solitude.  We are almost ready to leave.

Original Muse:  That poetry was great.  I wish that I could see the words…

Well, you’re blind so you can’t.  Maybe I’ll write them in Braille.

Original Muse:  Please do.  I want to read them!

Perhaps I won’t need to do this if I continue.  Time for the final seven!  Time for the final part of this special one-year tribute…

With a lucky Fourth of July eve, it was happy Independence Day, with the next day watered down, the rest of summer was underway.  And in working like a beast, you can double your fun, and forget those mystic quests.  Just go lay out in the sun.  And the refreshing waters gush, from the top of a fountain with Me & My Muse at three years and counting.

Original Muse: Yay! We did it! That Super Muse was so fun to play…All the other forms were exhausting, though…

I know. And that performance was amazing. Anyway, that’s the tribute for this year.

Original Muse: I’m still beyond words. I had no idea that I was going to get a spare body. And then, we pulled off that flawless performance. Angel Muse, Fat Muse, Super Muse, and many other Muses. Changing into all those forms was by far the hardest and most exhausting.

I imagine. There were so many costume changes…

Original Muse: Yeah. It was quite the workout.  Form after form after form after form after form!  That was hard!

But we pulled it off, and now you have a new spare body. Happy three year anniversary!

Original Muse: You know, our relationship goes beyond Me & My Muse. Beyond these 1097 entries.

Indeed it does. I first started to talk about you in a couple of Think & Writes.

Original Muse: Ah. But our relationship goes beyond that even. Actually, a really long time…

It does. When I first felt creativity inside of me, that was you, right?

Original Muse: It was. All the way back when you were in fourth grade. You wrote The Brick Building. Now granted I was there before that, but I was too young to nurture my own ideas. And you heard it from me first. It was back then when I first started to have a crush on you.

21 years? You’ve had a crush on me for 21 years? And to be honest, I think that you were with me before I even started writing.

Original Muse: You’re right. I was there when you made up all those games when you were little. Where did you get the ideas? That was me. Hee hee! But I first started paying more attention to you when I was ten…

I agree. You and I go way back. All the way back to when my imagination first started taking form…

Original Muse: You were just a baby…

But aren’t we all? That’s where imagination starts. But when adulthood happens, a lot of that is lost…

Original Muse: You’re the lucky one. You still have me. And your imagination is never going to die. I’ll be sure of it!

Here’s to three years of these, right?

Original Muse: To three years, and many more! You started with something ExperiMENTAL, but look at where we are now!

I know…

*kisses Original Muse on the lips*

I still love the daily format. That is not changing. For shorter or longer, it’s staying the same.

Original Muse: I’m going to enjoy my new spare body. Come to my house when you’re ready…

You want me to pin you to the floor with a bunch of kisses, right?

Original Muse: *gives me a kiss on the lips* Yeah. *chuckles* See you around…

So there you have it. Three years of this experiment. An experiment where I said that if it doesn’t work, you will never see one of these again. 1097 of them later, I believe that they’re here to stay. This is an experiment that I have no regrets in starting at all. But before I continue, some ground rules.

In very much the same fashion as last year, I’m retiring rant posts forever. If there is ever any reason why I should be angry, it should not be expressed here. I want this blog to be a resource to everyone, and full of positive posts. If I am ever having a rough day, I will let you know, but I won’t express my negative feelings on this site anymore. None of you want to read that and I feel like it doesn’t do anything constructive. If it must go somewhere, it should be in a private journal, where the only reader is me, and not all of you.

My Muse is here to stay. If for some reason you still don’t like my Muse, there are plenty of other websites to go to, besides this one. My Muse is an expression of my inner longing for a significant other and my seamstress of creativity.

The high for today is going to be 80 degrees and the silver lining is celebrating three years of this experiment.

To all who had the patience to read this, I congratulate you.

Now if you would excuse me.  I need to go and talk to my Muse…in private

 

Original Muse:  Kyle.  Wait!

What?  Should I write this down?

Original Muse:  Yes.  Don’t end it yet.  I have something to say.

What more can be said?  The anniversary post is over.

Original Muse:  No it’s not.  What I have to tell you is very important.  Are you ready?

Why would I not be?  Of course I am!

Original Muse:  Okay.  First of all, I would like to express my gratitude.  Thank you, Kyle.  Thank you…for giving me another home to stay in!  Tee hee!

What?!

Original Muse:  You know, it was very hard for me to play pretend in this form.  Well, hide and go seek is over!  Come out, come out, wherever you are!  Tee hee!

*Original Muse transforms into Dark Muse*

Dark Muse:  There I am! Tee hee!

How dare you…

Dark Muse: Dare?  Tee hee!  That’s a different game!  I don’t feel like truth or dare right now!

*two lifeless Muses appear next to Dark Muse*

Dark Muse:  Thank you again for the extra homes!  Tee hee!

*Dark Muse absorbs the two lifeless Muses into herself, and begins flashing brightly*

W-why?  Well, you’ll be another form tomorrow…

Dark Muse:  Yes I will.  But it will be a different form of me!  Tee hee!

What do you mean?

Dark Muse:  You don’t think that all those different transformations were by chance, did you?

Well, yeah.  My Muse started as Day One Muse.  And then she was something different everyday…

Dark Muse:  Yes.  And it all went according to my plan!  Tee hee!

Your plan?

Dark Muse:  Of course!  Why do you think that all of us Dark Muses came to that big 1000 celebration?  We all came there to make a big plan.  To get rid of your Muse forever!  Once we knew what to do, we began our fun little game.  When your Muse was sleeping, we all entered her!  Tee hee!

Where’s all the other Dark Muses?

Dark Muse:  We’re all one now! Tee hee!  After we entered her, the fun began.  I started with my original form.  After that, I kept changing forms!  It’s like changing channels on the TV!  Tee hee!

Why would you do this?  I know why.  You wanted to tire her out.

Dark Muse:  That’s right!  In doing this, she would be greatly weakened.  Your Muse is going to die, Kyle…

What happened to her original form?

Dark Muse:  Oh, that?   I was just pretending the whole time!  All thanks to her yummy memories, of course!  Say goodbye to your Muse…forever!  Tee hee hee hee hee hee!!!!

Why get rid of her?  What don’t you like about her?

Dark Muse:  Why should I get rid of her?  She got rid of me first!  When she was five, I wanted inside, but she spit me out!

You talked about you being the Bad Idea, right?

Dark Muse:  Yup!  I tasted yucky so I hid myself in some yummy food!  After she ate me, I went into hiding for 24 years.  I was working on a special project.

You wanted to make a perfect clone of my Muse.  I know.

Dark Muse:  Why wouldn’t I?  This home wouldn’t ever reject me!

Yes.  But now, you’re exacting revenge on my Muse for something that she did as a mere child.  Just tell me.  Can children make rational decisions like adults can?

Dark Muse:  Why does it matter?  Say goodbye to your Muse, Kyle!

Revenge.  That’s all that this is about right.  It’s revenge that caused this whole cycle that tired out my Muse.  Revenge will get you nowhere!  You are leaving this instant.  One privilege, ENGAGE!

Dark Muse:  Nice try.  Tee hee!  With your Muse weakened, your privileges aren’t going to work…Your Muse doesn’t have much time left, either.  But that doesn’t matter!  I still have three bodies!  Tee hee!  My own, and the two others you gave me!  Bye bye!

*Dark Muse vanishes in a cloud of smoke*

This isn’t good.  Even if my Muse is a different transformation tomorrow, her next transformation could be her last…

*sniff* *sob*  My Muse…My Muse is going to die…

 

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