Me & My Muse – Day 2200: Tower of Muses: The Twenty-Second 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 2100.  I don’t know about you, but with it being Wednesday and me being really busy with my job, 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 it’s still me from last time!  The very same me from the 2100th entry!  You don’t believe me, do you?  Well, go back and read the 2100th 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 nineteenth time in a row?  My, what a milestone!  I do need to applaud for your originality…if you had any!  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 change “2100th” to “2200th” and “eighteenth” to “nineteenth” 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 100 days ago.  (Not quite. I made some subtle changes and included a note to the reader to reread the 2100th entry which would provide a basis of proof that I am the same narrator that narrated 100 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 2100?  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 2100.  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 2200!  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. Yellow, orange, and red leaves.  A sea of color. Nothing was different from what I experienced 100 days ago.  (Except for everything else in this entry that I changed so far.  My, am I on a roll today!)

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 a skyscraper that an otherworldly woman would live in.  A luxuriously posh office building – for women.  Pink accents emanated a powerful aura that 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 luxurious and magical 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 2101st 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 2101st floor.

Approaching a pink 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 “A Long Quest” floor.  This floor is 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 2200 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 2101 – A Long Quest

In this one, my Muse is nowhere to be found!  Instead, I meet this Mysterious Blonde on a spaceship in deep space.  Who is this woman, and how is she connected to my Muse?  Read this one and find out.

Floor 2108 – Mid-Month Toast

Posting isn’t easy when you’re confined to a hospital bed!  In this one, I awaken to extreme paralysis at a hospital in Tikrez.  How did I get there?  What treatment will I receive to recover?  Where’s Zoria 1000?  Keep reading, and don’t forget to bring a card tree.  The pain is quite severe…OWWWW!!!!

Floor 2109 – Autism Trivia

Surprisingly, this isn’t about the Autism Trivia at all.  Okay.  Maybe just a little.  But for the most part, the plot continues.  The plan is devised to escape the hospital.  But being unable to move my legs, how do I escape?  Read this one, and don’t forget the first aid kit!  We might need it just in case…

Floor 2110 – I Want a PIZZA!

A good pizza sounds good about now, doesn’t it?  In this delicious entry, I help myself to some keto fathead pizza.  And on a disappointing note, I can’t find Zoria 1000 anywhere.  She was with me in the hotel, but she vanished from her bed!  Where is she?  Will she ever turn up?  Read this one, and try a slice or two of that fathead pizza.  There’s still a few slices left and it’s really good.  Believe it!

Floor 2114 – Taste of Summer

Besides having a delicious taste of summer, some old man named Zardin visits me in my dreams.  He rebukes me to stop learning magic and he does bring up a very valid point.  Does my 13-year old self heed his advice?  What does summer taste like?  Read this one, and don’t forget your sunglasses.  It’s starting to get warm…

Floor 2117 – The Endgame

To all you Marvel geeks out there, you’re in for a treat!  The Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to an end with its 22nd installment in the Infinity Stones saga.  Thanos has all the stones and the fate of the Universe rests on the Avengers that were spared from the Snap that wiped out half of all life in the entire universe.  And…Who am I kidding?  This entry is just me nerding out to one of the biggest blockbuster hits of all time.  $1.2 billion opening weekend?  Yessir!  $2.7 billion?  Absolutely.  2nd place?  Yup.  Some day, Avatar.  Some day…

Floor 2123 – May Rain

Besides it raining outside, the plot thickens when the Dark Muse decides to pay Zoria 50000 a visit.  Just how bad can things get with the Dark Muse inside a woman from a magical race?  Need I say more?  Read this one with haste, and be careful.  She’s out there and she’s dangerous…

Floor 2124 – Sweet Treat

In this particular entry, Dark Zoria has a fun time absorbing every Zorpozian’s magic in sight.  No one can stop her and she’s getting more and more powerful by the second.  But did I mention that there was ice cream too?  Forget the chaos that’s going on.  Let’s fall asleep and dream of all the delicious ice cream we can eat.  Ready this one, and help yourself to the delicious ice cream.  Just don’t wake up, lest you want to encounter Dark Zoria’s reign of childish terror.

Floor 2133 – Arts and Crafts

So have I discovered a new hobby?  Am I taking up arts and crafts?  Don’t get your hopes up.  I’m not.  It’s a clever setup from all the progress that I’ve been making on Yoshi’s Crafted World.  On the story side, Dark Zoria has helped herself to every last bit of magic on the planet, and she begins the search for more magic.  What planets does she go to?  Will her reign of terror ever end?  Read this one, and don’t forget the glue and plastic googly eyes.  I ran out of money to construct a quality ending so I’m going to resort to the crafts to finish it.

Floor 2136 – One Year…Already?

In this one, I celebrate one year of working at Dow Chemical with a delicious sushi dinner at Maru with my family.  What can be better than one year of service?  Well, the sushi is good and so is this post.  Read this one, and try a peace or two.  Happy one-year work anniversary!

Floor 2144 – I Choose You…

What am I choosing?  Pikachu, of course!  And not just any old Pikachu, mind you.  Only one that is a hard-boiled detective whose voice bares an uncanny resemblance to Ryan Reynolds.  And to all you pokéfans out there, I included an extra easter egg in this post!  Can you find it?  Come on!  Catch that wild post in your pokéball and read it already!  Gotta read them all, gotta read them alll!  MuséMON!

Floor 2146 – NESmorial Day Weekend Begins

What do you get when your friend visits for most of Memorial Day weekend?  A NESmorial Day weekend, of course!  And this one’s packed with plenty of fun and goodNES.  It’s worth a read, so check it out!

Floor 2152 – Day in the Desert

In this one, I’m enjoying the heat in hot and sunny Glendale, Arizona.  With it being almost 100 degrees, the hotel room’s air conditioning is the perfect place to be.  I express how excited I am for my cousin’s wedding tomorrow, and…Okay okay.  None of that actually ever happened.  The actual title is called “Day of Sorrow”, and I lament over missing out on a flight to Arizona because the unexpected happened with my grandpa.  How did I cope?  Not very well.  Read on to tomorrow’s and you’ll see how everything unfolds…

Floor 2153 – Movie and a Wedding

With my vacation to Arizona for my cousin’s wedding now becoming “the vacation that never was”, what can be done to lift myself out of the depths of despair?  Catching a movie at the local movie theater, of course!  This basically is where I discuss the change of plans.  I see the new Aladdin movie with my brother and I get a front row seat to my cousin’s wedding.  How did I get this seat?  Read this one, and see how I cope with the change of the normal routine and get a much needed update on how my grandpa’s doing.  The wedding was amazing by the way.  Read this one, and give my cousin your best.

Floor 2159 – YEAH COFFEE!

What happens when you have a coffee maker that bites the dust?  You get get a caffeine-induced entry about buying a new coffee maker, of course!  The old one had to go, and the new one is amazing.  So grab your cup, fill it up, and read this entry.  And in case you don’t like it black, there’s plenty of Coffeemate in the fridge.  So go ahead and read this.  It’s freshly brewed!

Floor 2162 – Happy 60th Birthday, Mom!

Just an entry about acknowledging my mom’s 60th birthday.  Happy birthday, mom!

Floor 2168 – Saturday Shower

In this one, two showers are going on.  Inside at a banquet hall and outside as well.  And on top of that, the Zorpozian Muse story arc continues with Dark Zoria up to no good again.  Does she take all the power?  Does she create her own Teeheeverse?  I just can’t tell you.  Read it and find out for yourself!  And do grab an umbrella.  It’s pretty wet outside…

Floor 2175 – Toy Story 4

In this one, I express my excitement for the fourth installment of Toy Story.  Something important happens in this movie, and in case you haven’t seen it, I’m not going to tell you what it is.  Read this one, and share the excitement of the riveting conclusion to the Toy Story saga!  And don’t forget to see the movie too!

Floor 2182 – Summer Post 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 Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) 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 2186 – North for the Fourth

How often is it that I actually go up north for the Fourth of July?  Not very often, actually.  In this one, I go over my checklist and share my excitement for a fun-filled weekend.  Read this one, and don’t forget to pack it.  You don’t want to leave it behind…

Floor 2192 – Six Years and Counting

Has it really been six years that I’ve been doing Me & My Muse? Yes it has, and if you haven’t read an anniversary post, this one’s for you. Here’s to six years of this wonderful experiment. Read this entry and celebrate.

Floor 2195 – The End of Another Work Week

Besides work being done for the week, the Zorpozian Muse saga continues with the Dark Muse playing a game of hide and seek.  Who wins?  Who loses?  Read this one, before…Before what?  Tee hee!  Read it now, and watch me create my very own Teeheeverse!  Tee hee!

Floor 2196A-B – Taming the Light – Part I & II

Tee hee hee hee hee!  In this one, I eat some more yummy light, and…The actual narrator gets free from Dark Zoria’s clutches.  Dark Zoria is at large, and absolutely nothing can stop her now.  Does Kyle surrender?  This could very well be a first.  And also the first ever two-part entry!  How does Kyle cope with the New Teeheeverse Order?  Read this one, swear your allegience to Dark Zoria, and all will be fine.  And don’t forget to end your sentences with “tee hee”.  Tee hee!

Wow! It looks like I had a lot more favorites than what I thought. I included way more than last time! Maybe I should’ve shortened the list. But it’s too late now. Onward to the 2200th 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 2200 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-second 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 2200th floor.

A little like the 2100th 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 2100th story, 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 2100th story, 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 thirteen years old again in her Zorpozian 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 2200.  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 2100th floor, 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 2101-2200

Floor 2101 – A Long Quest  Floor 2102 – Very Busy…  Floor 2103 – Frosty Nightmare and Epileptic Survivor  Floor 2104 – Welcoming the Weekend  Floor 2105 – Room Clean-out and Flavor of the Week  Floor 2106 – Palm Sunday Respite  Floor 2107 – Spring Snow Storm and Flavor of the Week…  Floor 2108 – Mid-Month Toast  Floor 2109 – Autism Trivia Floor 2110 – I want a PIZZA!  Floor 2111 – Good Friday  Floor 2112 – A Well Crafted Day  Floor 2113 – Happy Easter!  Floor 2114 – Taste of Summer  Floor 2115 – A Side of Toast…   Floor 2116 – Life Group  Floor 2117 – The Endgame  Floor 2118 – Dream, Believe, Achieve   Floor 2119 – Greetings From East Lansing!  Floor 2120 – Toastmasters District 62 Spring Conference Aftermath  Floor 2121 – Life Group – Week One  Floor 2122 – It’s Loons Baseball Time!  Floor 2123 – May Rain  Floor 2124 – Sweet Treat  Floor 2125 – Friday Escape  Floor 2126 – May the Fourth be With You   Floor 2127 – Cinco de Summer  Floor 2128 – Camry Checkup, Enchiladas, and Life Group  Floor 2129 – Double Toast  Floor 2130 – Endgame Part II – Now it’s Personal!  Floor 2131 – The Sacred Search  Floor 2132 – Yoshicraft  Floor 2133 – Arts and Crafts  Floor 2134 – Happy Mother’s Day!  Floor 2135 – Speech Preparation…  Floor 2136 – One Year…Already?  Floor 2137 – Last Adult DG of the Year…  Floor 2138 – The Sacred Search – Week 2  Floor 2139 – A Crafty Conclusion  Floor 2140 – Hide and Seek  Floor 2141 – Sunday Storm  Floor 2142 – Khaki Shorts and Groceries  Floor 2143 – More Toast…  Floor 2144 – I Choose You…  Floor 2145 – The Sacred Search – Week 3  Floor 2146 – NESmorial Day Weekend Begins  Floor 2147 – Saturday GoodNES…  Floor 2148 – NESday Sunday Aftermath  Floor 2149 – NESmorial Day Conclusion  Floor 2150 – Two-Day Week  Floor 2151 – Pre-flight Checklist  Floor 2152 – Day of Sorrow  Floor 2153 – Movie and a Wedding  Floor 2154 – A Chill Weekend  Floor 2155 – The Final Respite  Floor 2156 – Last Life Group of the Year  Floor 2157 – First Toast in June  Floor 2158 – Brief Wednesday Update  Floor 2159 – YEAH COFFEE!  Floor 2160 – A Yawn of Relief…  Floor 2161 – Dancing Fever and Food Trucks  Floor 2162 – Happy 60th Birthday, Mom!  Floor 2163 – Monday Monday…  Floor 2164 – Toast and Pie…  Floor 2165 – Time for a Barbecue…  Floor 2166 – Back in Black  Floor 2167 – Another Weekend Begins  Floor 2168 – Saturday Shower  Floor 2169 – Happy Father’s Day!  Floor 2170 – Car Wash  Floor 2171 – White Flight  Floor 2172 – Gathering at the Park  Floor 2173 – Wet and Weary  Floor 2174 – Friday: Summer Edition  Floor 2175 – Toy Story 4  Floor 2176 – Toy Story 4 Encore  Floor 2177 – Monsoon…  Floor 2178 – Chill Tuesday  Floor 2179 – Happy Hour  Floor 2180 – Turning up the Heat  Floor 2181 – Friday Flush  Floor 2182 – Summer Post Done Quick  Floor 2183 – Summer Leftovers Done Quick  Floor 2184 – Fiscal New Year’s Day  Floor 2185 – A Short Week  Floor 2186 – North for the Fourth  Floor 2187 – Happy Independence Day!  Floor 2188 – Greetings from Hubbard Lake!  Floor 2189 – Back Home…  Floor 2190 – End of the Long Weekend… Floor 2191 – Beginning of the Work Week  Floor 2192 – Six Years and Counting  Floor 2193 – Hitting the DEC at…home  Floor 2194 – Brain Freeze: Part VII  Floor 2195 – The End of Another Work Week  Floor 2196A – Taming the Light – Part I  Floor 2196B – Taming the Light – Part II  Floor 2197 – Soothing Sunday  Floor 2198 – Relaxing Monday Floor 2199 – Two Speeches…  Floor 2200 – Tower of Muses: The Twenty-Second Ascent

The high today is going to be 85 degrees and the silver lining is having this 2200th 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 2100, 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…