Me & My Muse – Day 2100: Tower of Muses: The Twenty-First Ascent

Once again, we have arrived at another milestone. A mandatory and objective milestone that will unfortunately and undoubtedly beyond certainty include a totally different post from Day 2000 and a nearly identical post from Day 1900. I don’t know about you, but with it being spring and coming home from a long day at work, the LAST thing I want to do is spend the next 3-5 hours constructing a profoundly monumental and redundant display of my writing prowess.

I am sure that you are all aware of how things will transpire.  (Another exciting redundancy as usual, but I’m back from post 1900!  With 2000, we wanted to ensure that the entry was special, and it was.  With that all over, you will get more of the same.  It is the very same me from the 1900th entry!  You don’t believe me, do you?  Well, go back and read the 1900th entry and then go and tell me who’s lying.  And while we’re on redundancies, how much longer is he going to recycle this piece of rubbish?  I’m all about saving the environment, but recycling this for the eighteenth time in a row?  This is getting ridiculous!  There hasn’t been anything original since entry 100!  Well, okay.  There was also entry 2000, which was amazing by the way.  Oh well.  I need to acknowledge his busy life, as I am quite busy myself, re-narrating this over-narrated narration… For now, we will continue with this cheaply contrived recycled piece of milestone rubbish, rife with wit, dry humor, satire and sarcasm. Smashing!  I don’t think that I will change a thing!  Although I did  add a little extra content and change “2000th” to “2100th” and “seventeenth” to “eighteenth” but now we’re just nit-picking, aren’t we?  And while we’re at it, why don’t we recycle almost everything in this entire post?  Wait!  What I just included was new!  So much for sticking to my plan…*sigh*) I will leave an introspective entry and then shift my point of view to first person. (Blah blah blah.  Redundant again!  REDUNDANCY WARNING! How many more times are you going to recycle this?  Wait!  I’ve said that already!  Well it’s a good thing that I have included that redundancy warning!  Otherwise, you would not have been forewarned of said redundancies. What?  Did you really think that I was going to forget about it?  I remembered!  Go me!  I rock!)  I would then provide a predictable reaction from my Muse’s intended absence.

In a sheer attempt at humor, I redundantly acknowledge the composition of this entry.  How I talk about this being another milestone, and that this is just a slightly cheap reconstruction of an entry made 200 days ago.  (Not quite. I made some subtle changes and included a note to the reader to reread the 1900th entry which would provide a basis of proof that I am the same narrator that narrated 200 days ago.)  How original!  You would have to be exhausted to pull off something like that! How I am aware of how things will transpire.  How I would leave an introspective…wait!  This is getting too redundant, and is on the brink of being extremely absurd and ridiculous.  Is it too late to start over?  (Genius!  Considering that you already typed the first two paragraphs, I would just delete them.  Just be sure to save my interjections.  They’re pure gold, I tell you!  Nevermind…You kept them…) With that, we will press on.

Blah blah blah…Long profound…wait!  This is redundant!  Wasn’t this mentioned in day 1900?  We know what happens next already.  The overdone exposition about the Muse and why she is not here, approaching the tower (Yes. This tower is different from the one that you saw in Day 1900.  It always is!  It’s different every 100 posts!) Let’s avoid the redundancy about being redundant, shall we?

But, breaking away from the overly astute sarcastic narrations that get more and more repetitive and redundant with the passing of each 100th post, I notice that this tower is… different.  Yes.  The tower is a little bit taller (About 100 stories taller, to be exact!  My are we smart!), but just to be sure.  We will have a look inside and see…

Time to recycle some text from my previous entry, with some subtle edits to make it resemble something slightly different, with the attempt of sounding original and new, since these milestone posts would be boring without that.  (I’m all for originality!  Let’s be brave!  Let’s make something slightly different so that no one will ever notice!)

After standing there for a while, I finally entered through the door.  Sure enough, the same field was there. (We should really change the scenery a little bit.  Maybe in a later one, perhaps?  But this is entry 2100!  Maybe we should change it soon…)  I was surrounded by the same lush greenery as before.  (The greenery was so green that Kyle was overjoyed with ecstasy from the overwhelming greenness.)  Clovers and wildflowers. Pink and red poinsettias..  A sea of color. Nothing was different from what I experienced 100 days ago. (Well, of course it was!  Day 2000 was 100 days ago, with a tower on top of a mountain outside a large city.  My, was that epic!)

The colorful luminescent sea led to a rather tall structure that sat far in the distance.  A tall structure that looked even taller than before.  Again, this was getting too predictable, having already experienced this before.  And quite redundant.  Every 100 entries, the tower’s a little bigger.  We get it.

The tower looked like an ornately decorated office building – for women.  The pink and white accents ran up and down the gold-adorned structure.  The diamond-studded glass had a pink tint to it.  (Oh please!  The designer can only think of the ladies, can’t she?  Well, I never!)

“A pink office building,” I said to myself. “Can’t my Muse be any more original?”

Let’s cut to the chase, and find out if this tower really is different.

I got attention of the same receptionist who sat there, typing 100 days back.

“So, is this the same Tower of Muses as before?” I asked her, just to make sure.  (Oh, come on!  You ask her that every single time!  Shouldn’t you know the answer already?)

My Muse shook her head again and smiled.  “No, silly!  This tower is a little different.  And there’s a teleporter thingy that will take you to the 2001st floor!”

I nodded, with a slight grin on my face.  And this was mainly due to the deja vu.  “And this floor is still…”

“Floor 1,” she recited.  “ExperiMENTAL.  Tee hee…”

And of course the Dark Muse, which was then a bad idea, was just beginning to affect my Muse at this time… (*sigh*) ”Thank you,” I told her, proceeding forward to the mysterious portal that sat past the white service desk just before the elevators.

Upon entering the portal, she was right.  I entered a new room, which resembled a different lobby.  But this lobby had no exit, since this was the 2001st floor.

Approaching a white colored service desk, I saw a different Muse sitting there. But she wasn’t typing. In fact, she looked up right after I got to this floor. It was only a split second that I saw her typing…

“Welcome, Kyle.” she announced. “You are on the “ExperiMENTAL 2.0” floor. This floor is not one of my favorites, since it captures who I am, 99 days ago…”

I nodded, and looked at the elevators that were past her desk.  “I would like to go to floor 2100 now.”

At this, my Muse frowned.  “Why?  There are so many good floors!”

I advanced further to the elevators.  I then sighed, and quite deliberately broke the fourth wall.   The overly redundant redundancies have reached their limit for this post!  Would you really want me to actually pick 6 to 8 random floors and stop on them?  Sorry.  It’s not going to happen this time, either.  If you really wish to hear my discussion on the floors, you can visit any one of them by clicking on the links near the bottom of this post.  Okay.  If we don’t visit them, perhaps we should do this instead.  I will briefly recap some of my favorite floors, after I have taken a few minutes to determine what they are.

There.  After several minutes of reviewing all 99 entries, thinking and making a much needed edit over the older text, I have my list.  It’s right here!  I have it on my lap.  Let’s see…I will put this in list form so that it will be easier for you to read.  My favorite floors are:

Floor 2014 – Awesome Entry Done Quick

Okay.  In this particular one, I showcase my awesome speed strats for my Me & My Muse run.  I call this one the “easy entry” strat.  As a fun reference to the Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) charity stream, this run, er, entry is a fun and entertaining read.  And time is called when I read the end of this description.  And…TIME!

Floor 2022 – Shivering Sunday

Besides it being very cold, a warm exchange is seen between Muse and her twin sister.  Also, the Dark Muse gets a makeover!  What kind of makeover did she get?  Read this one and find out.

Floor 2023 – Welcome to Siberia!

Forget Michigan.  For all I know, I could very well be in the middle of Siberia.  In this one, I share with everyone just how cold it is outside.  With wind chills this low, it is dangerous to even be outside.  How dangerous?  Don’t want to ruin the suspense, my friend.  Read this entry, but be sure to bundle up before you do.  It’s a very cold one!

Floor 2028 – Keeping Warm

Besides it very cold, I keep warm from the elements.  In this one, my Muse, possessed by the Dark Muse, immediately fulfills her megalomaniacal desires.  She takes my One Privilege and wins.  How does the future play out with Muse-dominated society?  Read this one and witness the new terror.

Floor 2031 – The Cold After the Storm

In this one, my area receives the storm of the century.  Sub-zero wind chills and an enormous 10 inches of snow blankets the entire area, making travel and safety problematic.  How do I cope with the crazy storm?  Go ahead and read this one, but I would definitely bring a shovel.  It’s buried pretty deep.  You will have to do some digging to get to it…

Floor 2033 – BRRR!!!!!

The title says it all.  In this one, I experience another sub-zero day, with the high only getting into the single digits.  Read this one, but I advise that you do it in front of a very warm fire.  It’s pretty frozen.

Floor 2042– More Progress!

In this one, I rejoice over finally continuing on my much anticipated novel: A Long Quest.  The Dark Muse is also back, so there’s more progression in this story arc.  Did she take my privilege again?  Will there be another Muse dictatorship?  Read this one, and enjoy the story.

Floor 2067 – Fat Tuesday Hangover…

In this one, I explain the consequences of overindulging on Fat Tuesday.  I don’t advise it.  I express great remorse for my gluttony.  Read this one, but whatever you do, keep that food away from me!  I’m really not hungry right now, and it will do you some good as well.

Floor 2082 – Flavor of the Week

In this one, I describe the new family initiative.  Each person is to provide a dinner, one day per week.  For this particular entry, it’s my turn.  What’s on the menu for this week?  Come into the kitchen, read this one, and find out for yourself.  Oh.  And don’t forget to plan your dinner for the week.  Your turn is next.

Floor 2084 – SaturNESday Funday

In this one, the rebooted Dark Muse Saga continues.  To summarize, she seizes control of everything and there’s nothing that can stop her.  What happens next in this brave new future?  Read this one in secret, for “she” could be watching.  All hail our new Musey leader!

Floor 2086 – Car Wash

Besides washing my car, this is not why I chose this entry.  In this one, I win the trust of my brave and fearless leader and I get a “promotion”.  I mean, being her personal slave is better than building her new castle, right?  How do I handle my new responsibilities?  Read this one quickly before she finds out.  I have a very long list of hers to complete.

Floor 2093 – Feeling the Melody

In this one, I decided to end Me & My Muse once in for all, in favor of a brand new blog idea: Me & My Music.  I basically go over the new format and introduce everyone to my new host: Melody!  It’s a very musical read and a wonderful beginning to a new era for The Walker Estate.  I had a lot of fun writing this one and…Did you go and read it?  Ah!  You noticed the number didn’t you?!  April Fools!

Floor 2094 – April Toast

Besides it being just another night for a Toastmasters meeting, the Rebooted Dark Muse Saga comes to an end.  Does her castle get built?  Do I get promoted to second in command and serve as her lap dog forever?  Will some lazy laborers for her castle be taught a lesson?  Read this, and witness the conclusion to this fun and engaging story arc.

Wow! It looks like I had less favorites than what I thought. I included a little less than last time! Maybe I should’ve added more to the list. But it’s too late now. Onward to the 2100th floor…

My Muse, having heard the whole conversation, grinned.

“It’s amazing how much you know about those floors!” she told me.  “Especially since you haven’t even visited them…”

“Oh, I don’t need to…” I told her.  “I lived them!”

To that, she responded with a satisfied nod, and I proceeded to the elevators.  I then pressed the up button a few times.  Where are the elevators?  With this many, I would think that at least one would be ready for me! A few seconds later, I entered the first elevator door that opened.  It just happened to be the one next to me.

I entered the elevator and pressed the 2100 button.  Moments later, the doors closed.

Several moments passed.  At this point, Kyle decided to be a little more unoriginal and once again reused some material from the previous milestone entry.  Perhaps he’ll make it a little different so that they’ll never notice.  Just enough changes to throw off the audience.  How lazy of him!  Can’t he get his brain thinking of any more original ideas?  But Kyle would have none of that.  He is just as determined to bring this twenty-first milestone post to an abrupt end.  The good old recycled zinger.  They’ll never notice!  Unless the narrator reminds them

Finally, moments later, the elevator arrived at the 2100th floor.

A little like the 2000th floor before it, this floor was an enormous room, lavishly decorated.  A desk sat in one corner and a king-sized bed sat in the other, which was one fourth the size of the bed that was in Entry 2000.  Pretty much the same room as the 1900th story, the 1800th story, the 1700th story, the 1600th story, the 1500th story, the 1400th story, the 1300th story, the 1200th story, the 1100th story, the 900th story, the 800th story, the 700th story, the 600th story, the 500th story, the 400th story, the 300th story, the 200th story, and the 100th story before it, only the room was the same size as the 1900th story, 1800th story, 1700th story, 1600th story, 1500th story, 1400th story, 1300th story, 1200th story, 1100th story, 900th story, 800th story, 700th story, 600th story, 500th story, 400th story, and 300th story and the bed was light blue.

Oh!  We agreed not to meddle with the following paragraph!  As much as we want to, we can’t.  It just wouldn’t be right…

And on the bed laid my Muse.  She was in her original form and fast asleep, with a note attached to her. It didn’t surprise me that she was sleeping, considering that creating this tower probably took so much out of her.  Now I’m going to guess that the note will mention that the computer in this room will have this entry already typed.  That even includes the later parts that you haven’t seen yet!  Am I right?  And this further adds to the redundancies that exist in this post already!

Attached to her hand was a note.  And this is what it said:

To my master,

I made this tower for you and me.  This is to honor your hard work and dedication for another 100 days of hardship, bringing the total up to 2100.  Thank you for your dedication to keeping this project going daily.  If you look at your computer, the last entry is already written.  I am still forever grateful to your kindness, your dedication to saving me and your gratitude.


Your Muse

I then looked next to the bed and noticed a directory which was much like the 2000th floor, 1900th floor, the 1800th floor, the 1700th floor, the 1600th floor, the 1500th floor, the 1400th floor, the 1300th floor, the 1200th floor, the 1100th floor, the 1000th floor, the 900th floor, the 800th floor, the 700th floor, the 600th floor, the 500th floor, the 400th floor, the 300th floor, the 200th floor, and the 100th floor before it.  However, this was the directory for the Tower of Muses, only it covered only the next 100 floors.  I looked at the directory.

The Tower of Muses – Directory – Floors 2001-2100

Floor 2001 – ExperiMENTAL 3.0  Floor 2002 – Happy New Year!  Floor 2003 – Starting off with GoodNES  Floor 2004 – Last NESday…  Floor 2005 – First Cold of the Year  Floor 2006 – Cold Sequel  Floor 2007 – DayQuil…NyQuil…  Floor 2008 – Feeling a Little Better…  Floor 2009 – Almost There…  Floor 2010 – Busy Day…  Floor 2011 – Time for Financial Peace…  Floor 2012 – Thursday Already…  Floor 2013 – End of Week Winddown  Floor 2014 – Awesome Entry Done Quick  Floor 2015 – Another Quick One…  Floor 2016 – Happy Monday!  Floor 2017 – Icing on the Cake  Floor 2018 – Extra Icing and Lucky Day  Floor 2019 – Financial Peace a Day Late…  Floor 2020 – Weekend is Here!  Floor 2021 – Day was Fun…  Floor 2022 – Shivering Sunday  Floor 2023 – Welcome to Siberia!  Floor 2024 – Toastmasters Day  Floor 2025 – The Roller Coaster Continues  Floor 2026 – Coasting Downward…  Floor 2027 – First YAN of the Year  Floor 2028 – Keeping Warm…  Floor 2029 – The Cold Before the Storm…  Floor 2030 – The Snow Storm Cometh  Floor 2031 – The Cold After the Storm…  Floor 2032 – The Roller Coaster Continues…  Floor 2033 – BRRR!!!!!  Floor 2034 – NESday Weekend  Floor 2035 – NESday Weekend – Day 2  Floor 2036 – Super Bowl Large – Part III  Floor 2037 – Back to the Grind…  Floor 2038 – Another Trip Around the Track…  Floor 2039 – Another Wednesday…  Floor 2040 – Ice and Rain…  Floor 2041 – Starting Friday Off Write…  Floor 2042 – More Progress!  Floor 2043 – Sunday Solace…  Floor 2044 – The Calm Before the Next Snow Storm…  Floor 2045 – The Storm Begins Again…  Floor 2046 – Adult DG and Ramsey Course…  Floor 2047 – Happy Hallmark Day…  Floor 2048 – Singled Out: Feathers and Fedoras Edition  Floor 2049 – Chill Weekend…  Floor 2050 – A City…  Floor 2051 – An Invention…  Floor 2052 – An Airplane…  Floor 2053 – A Fish…  Floor 2054 – A Borrower…  Floor 2055 – A Castle…  Floor 2056 – A Bathhouse…  Floor 2057 – Windy Weekend…  Floor 2058 – Weekday Summary – The Short Version  Floor 2059 – Super Short Tuesday  Floor 2060 – Midpoint Mission  Floor 2061 – Four out of Five…  Floor 2062 – She’s Back!  Floor 2063 – Saturday Story Progress…  Floor 2064 – Second Half of the Weekend…  Floor 2065 – Monday’s Here…  Floor 2066 – Mardi Gras and a Toastmasters Meeting…  Floor 2067 – Fat Tuesday Hangover…  Floor 2068 – Nearing the End…  Floor 2069 – It’s Here, Once Again…  Floor 2070 – More Writing!  Floor 2071 – It’s-a me, MAR10!  Floor 2072 – Happy Birthday, Dad!  Floor 2073 – Tuesday Done Easy  Floor 2074 – Another Easy One…  Floor 2075 – Easy as Pi  Floor 2076 – Friday Filler  Floor 2077 – Corned Beef a Day Early  Floor 2078 – Lucky Day  Floor 2079 – DayQuil…NyQuil… – Part II: The Second Dose  Floor 2080 – Spring-ish Toast  Floor 2081 – Time for Spring and Open up and Say AHHHHHHHH!!!!!  Floor 2082 – Flavor of the Week  Floor 2083 – Springing into YAN  Floor 2084 – SaturNESday Funday  Floor 2085 – And Now for Something Different…  Floor 2086 – Car Wash  Floor 2087 – Flavor of the Week – Eating More Chicken  Floor 2088 – Time to Watch a Sermon  Floor 2089 – Time to Watch Survivor  Floor 2090 – Time for the Weekend… Floor 2091 – Milestone Prep  Floor 2092 – Me & My Muse Series Finale Floor 2093 – Me & My Music – Day 1: Feeling the Melody Floor 2094 – April Toast Floor 2095 – Odds and Ends Floor 2096 – Winding Down… Floor 2097 – Friday Sushi Surprise Floor 2098 – Speech Contest, Five Guys, and More Writing! Floor 2099 – Here Comes the Sun…  Floor 2100 – Tower of Muses: The Twenty-First Ascent

The high today is going to be 69 degrees and the silver lining is having this 2100th post made.

To all of you who have ever completed a major milestone, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Just like entry 2000, she’s right! The entire entry is typed! And there’s that message at the end! Aw…How cute. I don’t understand how a narrator got into my post. Oh well…

Now I’ll…What’s going on? Just like before! It’s happening once again! On the bed! My Muse is flashing…


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