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 the foot of the bed was a note.  And this is what it said:

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.

Love,

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…

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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 the foot of the bed was a note.  And this is what it said:

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.

Love,

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…

 

Me & My Muse – Day 2000: Tower of Muses: The Twentieth Ascent

Once again, we have arrived at another milestone.   A mandatory and objective milestone that will unfortunately and undoubtedly beyond certainty include…

 

Muse:  Kyle!  No!  Stop!  This is entry 2000!  Are you REALLY going to recycle content from your past milestone posts?  Come on!

What are you talking about?  This script IS from entry 2000!

Muse:  I don’t think that it is.  Can you please check the script for me?

Okay.  I will.  For your sake…

*reaches into hammerspace and pulls script out of pocket*

See?  Right here!  Me & My Muse Script for entry…1900?  Oh!  I was reading from 1900!  Okay.  Where did I put the script for entry 2000?

*puts script back into hammerspace and pulls another large script out of pocket*

Ah!  Here we go!  The OFFICIAL Me & My Muse Script for Entry 2000.  Are you ready?

Muse:  Yes!  Let’s do this!

Well, I already rehearsed, so I will put the script back…

*puts script back into hammerspace inside pocket*

This is it.  Let’s go the full nine yards with something that has never been attempted before.

Let’s try this out.  If this doesn’t work, you will never see one of these again.  And by this, I most certainly mean a post commemorating the second millennial milestone…

Muse:  It’s a good thing this post is Y2K compliant!

Yeah.  I’ll say.  Continuing on…

Ideas.  Thoughts.  Hopes.  Dreams.  Where do they all come from?  They all have a point of origin.  They all have to start somewhere.  One would say that the most brilliant ideas in the world are formed in the brain, but the brain is only a powerful machine.  A supercomputer that processes the greatest ideas in all of creation.  But where do the ideas flow from?  In following the information from its source, we find that the greatest ideas come from the heart.  It is in here that we find all the magic.  And when this heart lets this magic loose, wonderful things start to happen.  Ideas flow everywhere and are fed into the supercomputer.  Wonderful worlds are created.  Vibrant worlds rich in scenery.  Rich in beauty.  These worlds come alive and are all well contained in powerful words and sentences.  And now the Muse interu…

Muse:  That is beautiful!

You really think so?  I am flattered that you have decided to invite me back for another wonderful milestone post.  I am very happy that you have entrusted me with my narrating expertise.  It is what I do best, and it is what I live for.  Such wonderful and well-written narrations.  None of that garbage that you see in the non-millennial milestones…

And now, I will take over the narration from here.  Thanks for narrating the introduction!

Anytime!  This will surely not be the last of me, as this story is a wonderful epic, and will require some expertly narrated narrations…

Muse:  And we both eagerly await them.  Farewell, narrator!  We’ll see you in the epic parts!

We surely will!

And all of a sudden, my Muse had a very eager look on her face.  It was one brimming with happiness and joy.  She teleported me to her room at once, and she laid down on her freshly made bed.  The linens were pink and white, and the reason why my Muse is laying at her bed puzzled me.  Was she tired?  Did she need a nap?

I suddenly saw something glow brightly.  The outline of a heart appeared on my Muse’s chest.  The outline flashed and materialized into a white flashing heart of light.  My Muse pointed to that flashing heart.

“Let’s go, Kyle.” She told me, as if everything depended on me going.

I glanced at that heart and frowned.  “Go where?”

My Muse now had a big smile on her face.  “Where else, Kyle?  Into my heart!”

A tiny ant-size Muse appeared and before I could even do anything, she touched me and I shrank to her size.  My Muse’s smile widened.  Her giant smile conveying the deepest level of ecstasy.

My smaller Muse tightly grasped my hand and we flew up.  The heart of light emitted a whirling cyclone of light.  It whirled around as we flew downward, sucking us both in.  A blinding light overcame my eyes.

It is said that the heart of a Muse is the most beautiful thing that you can ever see.  Inside that heart was something even more beautiful.  A vast world, full of life and beauty.  A lovely paradise and the perfect escape for any weary traveler.  Kyle’s vision returned to him and his eyes focused.  He saw his Muse standing next to him, wearing the most beautiful white dress imaginable.  Whiter than snow.  Whiter than any white that you have ever seen.

I glanced at my Muse and saw the beautiful world that was before us.  The sun was out, and we were in a vast field full of white flowers.  A flowery sea of purity.

I again glanced at the field, looking all confused.  “Where are we?” I asked her.

My Muse smiled and pointed all around the landscape.  “We…Are in my heart.  This is the most private place that I have, and I wanted to share it with you.”

“But you…” I said, flabbergasted.  “You are laying on your bed.  The flashing heart…”

My Muse nodded.  “Yes.  We are inside my heart now, and I am still laying on my bed.  Kyle, don’t you understand?  I am Intangible, so I can be in more than one place at once.”

“Yes, that’s true.” I blurted, as I glanced at her beautiful brown hair.  It was a golden brown, as everything about her appeared to be pure and angelic.

My Muse held out her hand like it was a written invitation.  “Come,” she pleaded.  “I am taking you to someplace very special…”

I accepted her invitation and grasped her hand.  Walking hand in hand, we walked through the field.  That’s when I noticed that the field was just surrounded by a strange plane of space.  “Why does this field look like this?” I asked.

And immediately, I heard a voice answer:

The field looks the way it does because it is a world that is not finished yet.

“Who are you?” I asked the voice.

Do you really seek to know who I am?  Keep following her and you will find the answer you’re looking for.

I looked at my Muse, who had a slight smile on her face.  “Do you know who he is?” I asked her.

“Just follow me, Kyle.” She simply answered.  “Everything will make sense soon enough…”

I nodded and I followed her through the field of white flowers.  Suddenly, a bunch of other projections adjacent to the flowery field appeared.  Various other blobs representing unfinished worlds.  The blobs were all rotating, as if they were orbiting around something.

We both left the flowery field into a black formless space of nothingness and a bridge made of light appeared.  We followed that bridge for a long distance to the next projection.  In this one, we were in a giant room.  A gigantic muse lay in her bed, sleeping, saying “Tee hee”, between breaths.

With that, I gasped.  I know where this place is!  I was suddenly flooded with a bunch of bad memories.  Being her slave…Pretending to be her Kyle Ken doll…Getting shut in the drawer…I glanced over at the drawer, and was filled with terror.  The same drawer that I was shut in!  “Please don’t shut me in there again!” I cried.

My Muse placed her hand on my shoulder.  “It will be alright, Kyle.  This is a memory.  We have to go through a few strange places before we get to that special place.”

“Why did you bring me to this terrible place?” I scowled.

My Muse turned my head with her hands and pointed.

“There you are, tee hee!” The Muse clone shouted.

“What?” I frowned.  “Are we just going to turn ourselves in?”

“Turn yourself in?” The Muse clone smiled.  “What silly thing are you talking about? Tee hee!”

“Kyle,” my Muse said, pointing to her.  “She is not a Muse clone!”

Suddenly, I looked closer at her.  She was both the beginning and end of my pain.  She was the Dark Muse.

“Are we going now?” “The Dark Muse asked, looking impatient.  “That voice told us…”

“Shh!” My Muse shushed her.  “Kyle doesn’t know…”

“I don’t know what?” I asked her.  “Spill it!”

“Okay!” My Muse told me.  “A mysterious voice told me to take you and the Dark Muse to a very special place.  None of us have ever been there before, so it will be our first time.”

“Yeah!” The Dark Muse shouted.  “And I wanted to visit this memory first before we went there.  I was waiting for both of you so I didn’t want to go by myself!  Tee hee!”

“Well let’s go then!” I told them.

We all proceeded forward.  The Muses were on either side of me.  My Muse on my left hand and the Dark Muse on my right hand.  We exited the painful memory and walked onto another bridge made of light.  The light of the bridge suddenly enveloped us, enclosing us into a tube of light.  The tube shot us forward, around a complex network of light.  As we shot upward, new connections materialized to form more of the tubed light.  It went upward, in a mysterious whirl.

“Where is this going?” I gasped.

“I don’t know, but it feels like a fun ride!” The Dark Muse shouted.  “Whee!  Tee hee!”

“I love it too!” My Muse agreed.  “Isn’t this fun?”

The tube of light kept winding upward in a dizzying path, whirling clockwise further upward.  It then went straight up, and then back down.  And then up for a long time.  Finally, the path veered forward and spit us out onto land.

This bright sphere of light filled the entire landscape and made the void and all the other partially formed worlds disappear.  None of us could believe our eyes.

I glanced around and saw a black and white checkered floor that expanded as far as my eyes could see.  The room was so big that I couldn’t even see any of the walls.  An enormous throne sat suspended, far in the distance.  All of the décor was of either white or gold.  A great waterfall flowed behind the throne, without coming from any wall.  Looking up at the waterfall, I made the sudden realization that I couldn’t see the ceiling of the room either.

Kyle, Muse, and Dark Muse, welcome.” A great voice boomed.  A bright light appeared and materialized into the figure of a white robed man wearing a crown made of light.  A light aura emanated from every corner of his body.

He flashed again and a bright light flowed from me to him.  “While you exist in my world, I will take all privileges that anyone has.  I will return them when you leave my world.”  He glanced at me and smiled.  “Who am I, you ask?  You don’t even need to ask me.  I will tell you all who I am.  I am the Creator and I was made to give creativity to all.  I watch over every creative process in the universe and I bring order to all things creative and imaginary.  I see that you have another question.  Go on and ask it!”

“So you were created by God?” I asked him.

“God gave man the ability to be creative,” he answered me.  “My role is to be what you would call a mascot of creativity, if you will.”

My Muse gasped.  “So you created…”

“Yes,” The Creator answered.  “I created the Imaginary Realm and all things intangible.  I created privileges and Muses to serve as creative stewards for every human on earth.  Your Muse, Kyle, is no different.  She was assigned to you when you were born.”

I smiled.  “And I have done a very good job in taking care of her!”

“That you have,” he told me, smiling.  “It’s very important to take care of your Muse.  I have seen many in your world starve their Muses and thus starve all of their creativity inside of them.  Muses are responsible for giving people creativity so it’s very important not to starve them.  They all live in the heart of every person, but not everyone uses them wisely.”

“He’s right.” A familiar voice answered.  I glanced up and it was just who I thought it was.  Remedy!  He was standing there with Nurture and several other Intangibles.

“Kyle,” Remedy said, smiling.  “I mentioned earlier that there was a privilege more powerful than the One Privilege.  What do you think it is?”

“He has it,” I told Remedy.  “It was made for himself and no one else.”

“That is correct!” The Creator said, nodding.  “I have never assigned the Creator’s privilege to anyone else.  One such being has tried to take it from me.”

The Dark Muse, who has been quiet all this time, had a growing look of eagerness on her face.  “Who tried to take it from you? Tee hee…”

“Dark one,” he told her.  “I see the eagerness in your eyes.  Also know that you are not as dark as you think.”

The Dark Muse looked at her hands and arms.  “I’m not?  Who tried to steal your beautiful privilege? Tee hee!”

“Everyone sit down,” The Creator ordered.  And just like that, a large number of chairs immediately appeared and everyone sat down.  When they did, all of their chairs immediately appeared next to the enormous throne.

I looked down and realized that even though everyone’s chair appeared to be suspended in the air with the throne, I could feel an invisible floor when I placed my foot down.

The Creator glanced at me and nodded.  “The physics are not of earth, but do listen what I have to say.  The Dark One asked me who tried to take my privilege.  Miss.  Over here.  Come sit next to me.”

The Dark Muse gasped.  “Me?  Really?  Tee hee!”

The Creator nodded and just like that, she was sitting to the right of him.  Considering the size of the enormous throne, over 100 people could easily fit in the one seat alone.  “Dark One,” he began.  “Your past is a painful one, but you will soon enough learn what that past is.”

“A long time ago, when my being came into existence, I was entrusted to watch over all creativity. I was also assigned a guard who was responsible for one thing.  He was supposed to guard everything within my creative realm.  He was a wonderful guard, and he enjoyed guarding everything that was mine.”

“But one day, his heart was overcome with jealousy.  He coveted everything that was mine and wanted it all for himself. With that, he tried to take my Creator’s Privilege from me, but I knew in my heart that it could never be assigned to anyone but me.  I told him that truth, but he would not accept that.  Seeing the corruption in his heart, I cast him from my presence.  So from the day that I banished him, it has always been his goal to destroy creativity.  This guard…he used to have a wonderful name.  He was the Creator’s Rearguard.  But now I call him The Adversary.”

I gasped.  “Was this Adversary responsible for putting a spell on me?”

“He was,” The Creator answered.  “And was responsible for a lot more than that, including this Dark One’s painful past.  Now I have already told you that you are not as dark as you think.  You have a wonderful name, but it was hidden from the world because of The Adversary.  Now this may be painful for you, but this is for the sake of everyone here before you today…”

“Go on,” The Dark Muse said.  “I’m ready.  I don’t care who hears it.  Tee hee…”

“Very good,” The Creator told her.  “More than 30 years ago, your story was meant to go in a different direction.  You were healthy child, inside a loving mother’s womb…”

“But I’m a bad idea!” The Dark Muse interrupted.  “How was I ever that?  Tee hee!”

“You were not always bad!  Please, let me continue, Dark One.  You were a healthy Intangible child in your mother’s womb, but you were not alone.  You shared the womb with another child…Before you were even born, The Adversary snatched you out of your mother’s womb and began working his dark magic on you.  He transformed you into a bad idea and that is what you grew up learning.  Through all these years, you have been doing his bidding…”

“I don’t want to no more!” The Dark Muse shouted.  “He lied to me!  I can remember him being strict, but I now know that he was being mean the whole time!  I hate him!  Tee hee!”

“Relax,” The Creator told her.  “It will be alright.”

The Dark Muse glanced at Muse, who was sitting a short distance away.  “What about her? I know that when I was growing up, I always wanted a home.  And whenever I went inside her, I always felt like I was at home!  Tee hee…”

“This was your way of coping with your painful past,” The Creator answered.  “But there is so much more to that.  The Muse that you entered…The Muse that you always felt at home with whenever you possessed her…that Muse…was the same Muse that you laid with when you were still in your mother’s womb.”

Everyone gasped.  Both Muse and Dark Muse gasped the most.

Tears began to fill Dark Muse’s eyes.  “So, we’re sisters?”

Muse, beginning to tear up, nodded.  “Yes!  I guess we are!  But not just sisters.  TWIN sisters!”

Muse, without hesitating, ran up and hugged her twin sister.  Both their eyes were filled with tears and they began weeping on each other.

“All this time!” Muse shouted.  “I always felt strange…like there was something missing in my life…”

“It was me…sister!” Dark Muse shouted, full of tears.  “I love to say sister!  Tee hee!  I always felt at home when I was inside you.  But I didn’t know why!  Now I know!  Because we were supposed to be together!  Twin hug!  Tee hee!”

A couple of tears ran down my eyes as well.  “They were both twins the whole time?!” I gasped.  “Now there’s something that I have never heard before.  I have heard of twins being separated at birth, but never separated before birth…”

“I’ve always felt strange during my birth with Muse…” Nurture said, wiping tears off her eyes.  “Now I know why.  I was missing the twin girl!”

“What’s her name?” Remedy asked, wiping the last of his tears off his eyes.

“Everyone.” The Creator addressed the room.  “I am glad that all of you here are moved at the truth that I shared about this Dark One here.  But she is not a Dark One at all.  The darkness that was put inside her was from something unnatural.  In her growing up as a bad idea and feeding off of darkness every day, it has made her pretty dark, but not beyond her being rescued from it.  There is a light that has grown in her that has grown brighter and brighter with every day that she held on to it.  A light that has been with her from the very beginning.  While she was awaiting birth and was grievously abducted from her mother, she held on to that light.  She felt that light whenever she was with her sister.  But because of her growing up with darkness, she didn’t know how to express what was good.  Only what was bad.  Now, Dark One, I will reveal to you your true name and beauty that you should’ve had all along.  You were with Muse before birth.  Your name is Twin Muse.  Shed your dark cocoon to reveal the true light that is inside!”

Right after The Creator said that, the Dark Muse flashed and transformed.  She grew to the same height and age as Muse.  She was very beautiful, and looked more beautiful than my Muse.

“Yay!” Twin Muse shouted.  “I’m finally me!  And best of all, I no longer have that stupid tic!”

“What?” Muse asked.  “Tee hee?”

“Yeah!” she nodded.  “I’m so glad that I’m not dark anymore!”

The Creator frowned.  “That is your true form, but sadly, you will not stay that way.  The adversary has put a very dark spell on you and it is not easy to remove.  There is a way to remove it, but that will be saved for another time.  Another story arc.  The least I can do is allow you to retain this form for the remainder of this special millennial post.”

Twin Muse stroked her soft and silky hair and sighed.  “Just this post only?  Well, I hope that we can find the cure to make this form permanent!”

The Creator nodded.  “Twin Muse, I know how you long to be completely liberated from that dark form, but now is not the time for your restoration.  A time will come in the future where you will experience it.  Take heart and do not worry…”

Twin Muse nodded.  “I look forward to that time!”

My Muse’s heart flashed brightly and I gasped.  “We really need to be going…” she told me and everyone else.  “Thank you for this wonderful discovery.  Let’s go Kyle, and twin sister!”

“Eeeee!” Twin Muse joyfully screamed.  “I love it when you call me that!  LOVE IT!”

“So you are off, then?” The Creator asked us.  “Then I can expedite your travel to the next area.  Get inside the monorails and hang on.  You’re in for a fast and fun ride!”

The Creator waved his hands and a golden monorail materialized in the middle of the tube of light.  It appeared a short distance away from all the chairs and the giant throne.  My Muse and Twin Muse got in, holding hands and I followed them inside.  Right after we got inside, some seatbelts materialized and automatically fastened for all of us.  And without warning, the golden monorail was off, zooming through the network of light faster than a speeding bullet.

The adventurers were off, all securely fastened in the golden monorail which traveled through the light rather gracefully.  It traveled like a golden bullet, cutting through the air with such incredible ease.  A bright light glistened from the realm that they previously visited and flowed directly into the golden bullet.  The Creator, being loyal to his promise, had just returned the One Privilege to Kyle, just as he said he would.  Kyle, Muse, and Twin Muse were filled with excitement and wonder, as they didn’t know when they would reach their next destination.  The Creator’s Realm was barely noticeable as a new world began to come into view.  The golden bullet monorail faithfully kept its course as it began to enter the new world…

I glanced at both Muses, who were both filled with excitement, and then I noticed a sudden jerk.  The golden monorail was reducing in speed.  The monorail continued its course through its light-filled path, through the countryside and past a meadow.  All of this scenery was a blur, as the monorail was still traveling very fast.  A plethora of skyscrapers started to fill the city in the distance.  A golden hue flashed across the sky, as the sun was setting.  The houses that we passed became more and more clustered and turned into apartments, and then high-rises.

“My city!” Muse gasped.  “See what I made, my sis?”

Twin Muse nodded.  “I see it, twinnie!”

I took in the scenery and gasped.  “Wow…This city is even bigger than the last millennial post.”

“It is, Kyle,” she told me.  “The city just keeps going and going.  It stops at some point, but I just wanted to make a very big one this time…”

“What a city…” I said, still taking it in.  “I think that I’ll call it Muse City.”

“That’s what it’s called!”  My Muse said, smiling.  “Do you like it?”

“I do!”  I shouted.

The golden monorail continued to slow down, as we got deeper into the city.  Skyscrapers were everywhere, and they were towering over us.  Traffic was busy on the streets below, with pedestrians walking the sidewalks everywhere.  A good number of them were riding through the streets on bicycles, following the bike-marked paths.

“All Muses?” I asked her.

“Of course, Kyle!” she said, almost laughing.  “There are all Muses living here!  It’s not Human City, it’s Muse City!”

The monorail began to slow down even more, as it was pulling into a monorail station.  It entered in the middle of one of the tall buildings.  The golden monorail stopped and we all exited it.

My Muse took my hand and my Twin Muse’s hand and eagerly ran with us toward a set of elevators.

“Let’s go to the top!” she begged us.  This is a wonderful city, and I want you to see everything that I made.”

We nodded and followed her to the elevators.  We joined another group of Muses, that were also waiting for an elevator.

“Going to the restaurant?” a woman Muse asked us.  “It’s on the top floor and I’m having a romantic dinner with my husband.”

The man Muse nodded.  “The kids are at home with a babysitter, so we get the night out.”

My Muse nodded.  “We are!”

The elevator door opened and we all entered.  The Muse couple and a few other Muses entered with us.

My Muse pressed 1000 as that was the top floor for this building.  A few other Muses pressed buttons to a couple of lower floors, so it will be a while before we get there.

A couple minutes later, after everyone else got off the elevator, it was just Me, my Muse, Twin Muse, and the Muse couple.  The elevator stopped on the top floor and we all got out.

The perimeter of the top floor was lined with glass, with various areas designated for restaurants, shopping, and gift shops.  My Muse took me and Twin Muse to the observatory, and the couple followed us.

“I want a nice picture of the two of us before we eat!” the woman Muse told the man Muse.  “Right at the observatory!”

The man Muse nodded and guided her over there.

I looked out the observatory and gasped.  Panning my vision in a counterclockwise direction, I saw vast expanse of the city to the west, south, and east.  A busy interstate, surrounded the city, and was full of traffic.  Various Muses were in the sky.  Some of them were on flying platforms.  Others flew with jetpacks with angel wings or fairy wings as part of their stylish design.

“A bunch of inventions!” I shouted.

“An Airplane!” Twin Muse shouted, as she saw an airplane take off from an airport far off in the distance.

“Got it!” The man Muse shouted.  “Let’s go eat!”

My Muse nodded and looked at me and her sister.  “Let’s eat too!”  she told us.

“Okay!” Twin Muse shouted.  “I’m hungry!”

We all walked toward the restaurant with the Muse couple and passed a few tanks full of fish as we approached the entrance.

“A fish!” I shouted.

The hostess let the Muse couple in first.

Before my Muse could go any further, she was stopped by the hostess Muse.

“How many?” she asked us.

“Three.” My Muse answered.

“Do you have preferred seating?” she asked my Muse.

“A table by the window.” She instructed her.

“Very well.  Your server will guide you to your table.  Follow him.”

The hostess Muse marked our table down on her list and we followed our server Muse to our table.   As we passed a few tables, I noticed some tiny people trying to carry a sugar packet.

“Is that…a Borrower?” My Muse said, noticing the little Muses trying to carry the sugar.

The server Muse sat us down and gave us our menus.  “I’ll be back in a few minutes with your order,” he told us.

Before looking at the menu, I took in the scenery.  As I looked northwest, I saw grassy fields and could barely make out the outline of a castle.  “Is that…a castle?”

My Muse looked out and focused her vision in the same direction I was.  “Yes…I see it too.  A powerful Muse is queen over her kingdom there.  The princess is one of my forms and she lives there…”

“Did you say princess?” Twin Muse chimed in.  “I wanna be a princess!”  Twin Muse transformed the dress that she was wearing into a princess dress and made a tiara appear on her head.

“There sis.” She said, smiling.  “I’m a princess!”

I looked out to the northeast and I saw a tall structure far in the distance.  Even from this distance, I could see that the architecture looked Asian.

“You see it too, Kyle?” she asked me.  “That’s a bathhouse!”

I then looked directly north.  From our height, I could see where the city ended and a field began.  A field that flowed into a valley.  The valley then led up into a mountain range, with an enormous tower at the very top.

I gasped.  “Is that…the Tower of Muses?”

My Muse nodded.  “It is! And that’s where we’re going after we eat.  It’s going to be a long journey before we get there, though…”

The server Muse came back and glanced at all of us.  “So what will you all be having today?”

“I will have the lobster bisque with your world-famous spicy mac and cheese.” My Muse answered.

“And to drink?” he asked her.

“I will have the double-barrel espresso.” She told him.

“Good choice!” he said, writing the order down.  He turned to me.  “And what will you have?”

“Keeping it simple, I want the same thing.” I told him.

“Very good,” he told me.  He turned to Twin Muse.  “And what about you?”

“I will have your Royal Salmon Steaks with your golden garlic butter mashed potatoes.” She told him.

“And to drink?”

“Make it the double-barrel espresso, but with two extra shots!  I LOVE caffeine!”

“Okay then!” The server took all of our menus and closed his order slip.  “We’ll have it out as soon as possible!”

I frowned at both Muses.  “Why did you both get coffee?  Coffee is NOT for Muses!”

They both playfully jabbed me in the side.

“Why did you say that?” My Muse challenged me.  “Are you basing that off of what one of your older blogs say about Muses drinking coffee?”

“Interestingly, I can remember that…” Twin Muse told us.

About 20 minutes later, the server Muse came out with our food.  We all ate it and we drank our double-barrel espressos.

A couple minutes later, Twin Muse had an uncomfortable look on her face.  “Oh…” she gasped.  “Oh no!”  Her chair began dripping, with everything dripping down her legs.  Her face turned red.  “I’ll be in the bathroom.  I’ll be right back!”

Twin Muse scurried off to the bathroom, leaving a dripping trail as she ran.

I nodded, holding back a smile.  “Dark or light, her personality is still there…”

My Muse nodded, quietly sighing.  “It’s okay.  Knowing that she’s my sister now, it makes so much sense.  I think that it would be best that we do not say anything about her embarrassing accident.  Let’s be easy on her, okay?”

I nodded.  “I won’t say anything if you won’t say anything.”

Twin Muse hurried back to the table and sat down.  She was wiping tears off her eyes, quietly weeping.

My Muse wrapped her arm around her shoulder.  “Don’t worry about what happened,” she quietly told her.  “You are my sister, and we all do embarrassing things…”

“But I peed myself!” she shouted.  “And everybody saw me when I hurried to the bathroom!”

My Muse then began whispering into Twin Muse’s ear.

“You did?” she said, gasping.  “Really?  Wow.  Now I don’t feel so bad about it…”

The bill came for the meal and my Muse left the full amount, plus a tip for the server Muse.

“So we’re going to the Tower of Muses next?” I asked my Muse.

My Muse nodded.  “We are, but we’re taking the scenic way!”

“Scenic?” Twin Muse gasped.  “I LOVE scenic!”

My Muse flashed and jet packs appeared on all of us.  For mine, it had dragonfly wings on either side.  For my Muse’s, hers had angel wings on either side.  For Twin Muse, hers had fairy wings on either side.

“Let’s go!” My Muse shouted.  She made all of us transparent and we flew right through the ceiling, out of the towering skyscraper.

In exiting the top floor, we were already at around 10,100 feet.  Skyscrapers were everywhere around us.  We then began to soar higher and higher…

Both Kyle and the Muse Sisters ascended higher and higher, soaring to new heights.  Having such wonderful meals, they were all ready for the next leg of their adventure.  Kyle then was stricken with anxiety when he thought of the fast burning fuel and the limitations the jet pack had with its diminishing fuel capacity.  Kyle’s anxiety vanished when he saw an infinity symbol when he checked the remaining fuel.  Due to Muse’s Intangible properties, creating jet packs with unlimited fuel posed no challenge to her at all.  They all freely flew away from the busy expanse of skyscrapers, heading northward to a quiet valley, passing over a field that was just as quiet.  But a rather disturbing sound broke through the quietness of the slightly chilly night.  Could it be?  Oh no!  It was a silhouetted figure with a darkening aura.  This can not be good.  The three touched down deep in the valley leading to the mountain range, while the mysterious figure ran away, out of their sight…

I looked at my Muse, and then glanced at Twin Muse.  “It looks like a long way up. Is everyone ready?”

“More like are you two ready?”  Twin Muse said, looking up at the mountain.  “There is something important that I just remembered!  Something that I really need to do!  You two, good luck with the climb!”

And before I could even respond, Twin Muse vanished in a bright beam of light.

Having just seen her disappear, I shrugged my shoulders.  “I guess that it’s just the two of us, huh?”

My Muse, completely dumbfounded, nodded.  “I guess so.  It looks like a very tall mountain.  Let’s get going.”

And with that, we continued onward.  The valley continued forward as we both walked it.  It then reached a dead end.  A cliff went straight up.  Wedged in the corner of the cliff was a tower.

When I saw the tower, I gasped.  “A Tower of Muses?”  I said, confused.  “But I thought the tower was at the top?”

My Muse shook her head.  “It’s not the tower you think it is.  Let’s go inside it!”

And we did.  Just as we approached the tower, I saw that same dark silhouette that I saw when I was in the air.

Tee hee…” The mysterious figure said as she entered the tower.

“It’s her…” I told my Muse.  “It’s the Dark Muse.  Clearly one of the older ones, since Twin Muse has already went somewhere else…”

The tower looked like an office building – for women.  The pink and white accents ran up and down the structure.  The glass had a pink tint to it.

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

“Hey!” My Muse shouted.  “I heard that!”  And with that, we both entered the tower.

It was the same tower of Muses that I remembered from when I entered the tower for the first time.

I was immediately surrounded by pink.  Pink and white checkered tiles made of marble.  Pink and white sashes hanging in wide arcs throughout the ceiling.  The colors of the walls alternated between pink and white.  A white service desk sat in the middle of the lobby.

And, of course, a receptionist sat there, hard at work, making rapid strokes on the keyboard.  When the receptionist caught a glance of me, I saw her face.  Sure enough, it was my Muse, only she was an adult.

“Hello again!” The Muse receptionist shouted.

I glanced at my Muse and then back at the receptionist.  “We are making our journey up to the Tower of Muses.  Will this tower take us there?”

The Muse receptionist nodded.  “It certainly will!  But even if you get to the top of this tower, you will still have a long way to go.  Speaking of that tower, I have to get going.  I have a receptionist meeting with the head receptionist.  See you later!”

The Muse receptionist vanished and she was gone.  She was replaced by a Muse assistant that occupied her seat.

My Muse pointed over to the elevators.  “Let’s go up!  We have a long way to go!”

I nodded and we walked toward the elevators.  Just as we approached them, I saw an elevator door close.

“She’s on her way up!” I shouted.

“Then we need to hurry!” My Muse told me.

We pressed the up button and got in the next elevator door that opened.  I pressed the 100 button.

Finally, moments later, the elevator arrived at the 100th floor.

The floor was an enormous room, lavishly decorated.  A desk sat in one corner and a king-sized bed sat in the other.  Pretty much the same room as Tower of Ideas, only the bed was pink.

And on the bed laid…my Muse?

“What’s going on?” I asked my Muse.  “You’re with me and she’s right there?”

My Muse nodded.  “It’s like going through history.  This is the same 100 story tower from the beginning.”

I nodded.  “Okay.”  When I saw the other Muse laying on the bed, it made a lot more sense.  She was five years old and fast asleep, with a note attached to her.  I am not going to bother reading this note since this was long from the past.

I followed my Muse around the back end of the room.  It led to a door, which led to a short hallway which led to another door, with an exit sign posted above it.

“Exit?” I gasped.

But when I glanced outside the window, I noticed that we were at the bottom of a plateau.  This tower only took us to the top of the cliff.

We both exited the tower and I glanced up.  Another tall cliff was in the distance, with another tower wedged in the corner.

I sighed.  “Are we going to have to ascend 19 cliffs to get to the Tower of Muses?”

My Muse nodded, with a widening smile.

I sighed again.  This is going to take a looooooooooooong time.

We approached the second tower and I saw the same dark figure as the previous tower entering it.

We hurried inside and saw a different lobby.  Approaching a brown 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….

“Hello again, Kyle.” she announced.  “You are on the “The New Muse” floor.  This floor is one of my favorites, since it captures who I am, 99 days ago….”

I shrugged my shoulders and sighed.  “That is nice and all, but I need to be ascending to the top…”

The Muse receptionist nodded and then looked at her watch.  She gasped.  “And I need to be going to the meeting at the Tower of Muses!  See you there!”

The Muse receptionist vanished like the first one and was also replaced by a Muse assistant.

We ran over to the elevator.  Once again, one of the doors just closed.  We entered the elevator next to us and took it to the 100th floor.

Me and my Muse both saw another Muse laying on a light blue bed, with a note attached to her.  We hurried out of the tower, following the similar exits from the previous tower.

And just like that, the grand chase began.  Both Kyle and his Muse hurried through the towers, trying to catch the Dark Muse.  They traversed the higher plateaus, ascending the cliff through the third tower, the fourth tower, the fifth tower, all the way up to the tenth tower.  Even being this far, they both still had a very long way to go…

We passed through the party room and saw that it was empty.  After that, we entered the next room.  This room was an enormous room, lavishly decorated.  A desk sat in one corner and a grand bed sat in the other.  It was the size of four king-sized beds merged together.  It was well decorated with pure white and solid gold, with the bed being the same color.

And on this bed laid the Muse from the 1000th entry.  When I saw her, a sudden realization came across me.  These Muses are not at the Tower of Muses!

“Why aren’t these Muses at the Tower of Muses?”  I asked her.

“Kyle, all of these towers are copies.” She told me.  All of the original Muses are all resting up on their floors in the main tower.  Don’t worry about them, okay?”

I nodded.  “Okay!”

We both exited the tenth tower, followed the plateau around, and ascended the eleventh tower.  We then went through that plateau and took the twelfth tower to the top.

When we passed that room, I saw a three-year old Muse sleeping in a king-sized bed with fencing around it.

“Aw,” My Muse said, looking at her.  “I looked so cute when I was sleeping at that age…”

“I was very nervous at that time,” I told her.  “I didn’t want you to be a baby forever…”

“Fortunately, that didn’t happen, Kyle.   I learned all my developmental milestones during that arc and thrived.  Let’s go to the next one!”

I nodded, and we left the room and went towards the back.

Our ascents continued, through the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th towers.  And the Muses that slept there were the Time Lady Muse, Princess Muse, Jedi Muse, Giant Muse (Her room was bigger than the universe), Child Muse, and Iron Muse.

We left the 18th tower and noticed the dark shadow running in the distance.  From our brisk pace, we were catching up to her.  I quickly looked up and saw that only more plateau remained.  The top plateau with the Tower of Muses at the top.

As we approached the area where the cliff side was for the 19th tower, I noticed that the area flowed into a water-filled cave.  We entered the cave and the tower was inside.  My Muse gave us mermaid tails and we swam toward the next tower.

The dark shadow was just about to enter the door when we approached her.

“Reveal yourself.” I told the dark shadow.  “I know that you are the Dark Muse.”

“That’s me!” The Dark Muse shouted.  “I don’t have time to talk to you.  Tee hee!”

And with that, she swam right inside the tower.  We both swam in right behind her.

Instead of talking to the receptionist, we hurried to the elevators.  She pressed the up button and we entered with her.

I pressed the 100 button and gave her an accusatory stare.  “So, what are you doing?”

“What I always do! Tee hee!” she answered.  “Finding my home!  Speaking of homes, tee hee…”

“Don’t you even THINK about it!” I shouted at her.

She lunged forward toward my Muse and I blocked her.  She swam out of the way and quickly swam into my Muse.

My Muse then flashed dark and shrank down to her size.  “I like this!  Tee hee!”

“No!” I told her.  “You’re getting out of there now!”

“Kyle! Stop!  I really like this!  Tee hee!”

I ignored my Muse, who was possessed by her.  I used my One Privilege to remove Dark Muse from her.

“Fine!” The Dark Muse shouted.  “Be that way!  I’m going to the tower!  Bye bye!  Tee hee!”

The elevator reached the top floor and she swam out quickly toward the exit.

Me and my Muse swam through the final room.  A Mermaid Muse was laying in her bed, sleeping.  We swam around to the back and exited the room.  We closed the door after we entered the short hallway.

In this room, all the water drained and my Muse transformed both her and me back.

We exited the 19th tower and I took the top plateau all in.  Instead of snow, I saw a sizable field with a tiny forest to the west and a prairie to the east.

Far in the distance was flowery field, with rows of flowers that lit up on either side, forming a straight path to the Tower of Muses far ahead.  As we walked forward, I noticed that the ground beneath us transformed into glowing bricks.

The bricks all vibrated, forming a beautiful melody that filled the nighttime sky.  It was a wonderful symphony.  A symphony of a multitude of beautiful voices all converging together as one.

As we approached the tower, it got bigger and bigger.  The flowers glowed.  The fireflies all twinkled in the sky.

Then I saw it.  Like the tower back in entry 1000, this one was pure white.  But it was even whiter than before.  I didn’t think that it was possible, but this tower was even whiter.  Whiter than any white that you have ever seen.  A powerful glow emanated all around the tower.  Gold spirals run all the way up it to the very top.  Diamonds twinkled and glowed as we approached it.

A grand turnstile served as the entrance and the Dark Muse went right through it.

My Muse shook her head.  “I don’t like what she’s doing…”

I nodded.  “Neither do I.”

And for a moment, Kyle just stood there, overcome with disbelief.  Having gone so far with his Muse, he was finally here.  At the Tower of Muses that stood at the end of every post.  His journey has brought the two of them through a rather far distance.  From her heart into vibrant world, flowing into a central network of worlds.  Through the Creator’s Realm and through Muse City.  And finally, through the valley and up the numerous plateaus.  It was a long journey indeed, and Kyle could not help but feel excited.  Both ecstasy and excitement began to fill him like a plague.  He really could not contain the level of excitement that he had.  There was so much excitement in him that a whole legion of soldiers would shout with glee at a mere glance of him.  To defuse his excitement, his Muse quickly took him through the grand turnstile and they both entered…

“That Dark Muse is up to no good!” she told me.  “We really need to get this moving on…”

I nodded and looked ahead.  After leaving the turnstile with my Muse, I noticed the grand lobby and took it all in.  It was even bigger than before.  It continued the pure white theme from outside.  There was pure white with pure gold outlining all the walls and the furniture.

There were two sitting areas adjacent to each other, each with white loveseats and a few white lounge chairs.  Each chair was outlined in pure gold and studded with diamonds with a few chestnut oak coffee tables scattered around.

Looking just ahead of the sitting areas sat the grand reception desk.  Unlike the one from entry 1000, this one was much bigger.  One large reception desk sat in the center with a ring of 19 reception desks encircling it.  Each desk was pure white, with solid gold bows lining the sides.  And pretty much like all the previous editions, each desk was occupied by a busy Muse, hard at work, each making rapid strokes on the keyboard.

Since curiosity got the best of me, I called the attention of the receptionists.  “Might I ask who’s in charge?”

The Muse receptionist in the center desk stopped typing and looked up at me.  “That would be me.  Tee hee!”

I looked at the much larger circle of desks that surrounded hers.  “Could you then explain the others?  Do they all work for you?”

“Yes!” she answered.  “They all work for me.  Do you want me to introduce you to them?”

My Muse nodded.  “Yes.  We would want to know who they are, please.”

“Please do,” I told her.  “There are so many new faces this time…”

The Muse receptionist in the center desk got the attention of the other nine Muses.  “Workers!” she shouted.  “Say your name and title for Kyle please!  Tee hee!”

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses!” the first one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Second Ascent!” the second one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Third Ascent!” the third one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Fourth Ascent!” the fourth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Fifth Ascent!” the fifth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Sixth Ascent!” the sixth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Seventh Ascent!” the seventh one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Eighth Ascent!” the eighth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Ninth Ascent!” the ninth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Tenth Ascent!” the tenth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Eleventh Ascent!” the eleventh one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Twelfth Ascent!” the twelfth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Thirteenth Ascent!” the thirteenth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Fourteenth Ascent!” the fourteenth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Fifteenth Ascent!” the fifteenth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Sixteenth Ascent!” the sixteenth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Seventeenth Ascent!” the seventeenth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Eighteenth Ascent!” the eighteenth one shouted.

“Muse receptionist from Tower of Muses: The Nineteenth Ascent!” the last one shouted.

“Wait a second!” I shouted.  “The eleventh one doesn’t look like a Muse…”

“You are right…” The eleventh receptionist said with a sigh.  “I look more like you, right?  I think that we have discussed this before.  I could get the actual receptionist for you, but she’s taking her nap and she’s still in diapers…”

My Muse laughed.  “I don’t think we want to do that.  We’re fine with you filling in…”  She then turned to me.  “All of them are receptionists from all the past towers that I made.”

“That is correct!” The Muse in the center desk shouted.  “All of them are here for the big celebration.  I asked them to leave their towers and come work for me!  Tee hee!”

“And they’ll be back in their own towers by the twenty-first ascent?”  I asked her.

“That’s correct!” she answered.  “It will be just her!  Tee hee!”

Nodding, I glanced at the Twentieth Ascent receptionist.  “I know that this tower has more bells and whistles, but is this the same Tower of Muses as before?”  I asked her.

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 1901st floor!”

I nodded, with a slight grin on my face.  And this was mainly due to the déjà vu from all the previous nineteen editions of this tower that I have experienced in the past.  “And this floor is still…”

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

Being very eager to approach the teleporter, my Muse stopped me immediately.  She thrust her hands against my side.  “Stop Kyle!”  She shouted.  “Don’t!”

“Oh, come on?”  I sighed.  “You don’t want to take the shortcut this time?”

“And miss out on all the epic adventures on this millennial milestone post?” she smiled.  “No.  We are taking the long scenic route!”

“Scenic?  Tee hee?” the center Muse receptionist said, grinning.  “Again?  Normally, the elevators here take you up 100 floors.  Then you have to go to the next elevators to go up 100 more floors…”

“But you do have something more simple, right?”  I said with a smile.

“Tee hee!” she said, smiling.  “That’s right!  Normally you would have to keep going up 100 floors.  But there’s some special elevators in the back that will take you up all the way to the 1901st floor!  Just enter the floor on the touch screen and it will take you there!  There’s even voice command!  It’s the latest!  Tee hee!”

“We’ll use those elevators, then.”  I told her.  “Thanks!”

The center Muse receptionist nodded.  “Anytime!  Tee hee!  Have fun!”

I followed my Muse to the special elevators in the back.  They had glass doors like its millennial ancestor and you could see through them.

“Kyle, we’ve gone through this before, haven’t we?” My Muse said with a sigh.  She playfully nudged me.  “You knew about the special elevators already!  I designed this, so let’s stop stalling and let’s get going!  Kyle, quick!”

I glanced at her and I saw the urgency on her face as I approached the elevator panel.  She wanted to kiss me.  I could just tell.  But she didn’t want to blurt it to her day one counterparts.

I quickly pressed the up button and one of the eight elevators instantly opened.

“Floor 10,” she stated.

The elevator doors closed and she began to kiss me on the lips incessantly.

“Hey hey!”  I shouted.  “Do you have any idea how many people are watching?”

“I don’t care,” she said, between kisses.  “Hey everyone!  I’m kissing Kyle!  Kissy kissy kiss kiss kiss!!!  Come on, Kyle, if anyone deserves it, it’s you.  Who else has actually kissed you besides your mother?  Don’t you want to be kissed by a woman?”

I nodded.  “Well yeah…” I told her.  “A real woman.”

She tightly embraced me and smiled.  “Well, you’re real to me, and that’s what counts. In this world that I made, you are real.  I made this tower and you made me.  Don’t you want to be with me?  What about anyone you plan on meeting in the future?  You will need some dating practice.  What kind of real woman would want to be with you if you’re not equipped?  Practice your affections on me.”

I nodded with a quiet sigh.  “Fine.  Kissing only, okay.  The clothes remain on!”

My Muse shook her head and gasped.  “Why no!  Why would I embarrass you like that?  I am very modest, so I wouldn’t put you through that.”

The elevator dinged and it opened again.

“More coffee?” I sighed.  “So the double barrel espresso wasn’t enough for you?”

My Muse shook her head.  “You know how much I LOVE coffee, Kyle.  Just let me get some coffee, and we can continue, okay?”

“Very well, but don’t go crazy like last time.”

She nodded.  “I won’t! Okay?”

I gave her a skeptic look.  “Okay…”

We approached the counter of a Starbucks café.  The barista there looked bored, like she hasn’t had a customer in hours.

“What’s your order, ma’am?”

My Muse smiled.  “Three venti vanilla cappuccinos.”

“One!” I shouted.  “You are not going to get all hyper and pee your pants like last time.”

My Muse shook her head.  “I’m a big girl and I know how to make it to the bathroom.  I mean, come on, Kyle!”  She ordered her three venti cappuccinos and she drank all of them in front of me.

I motioned her to leave, but she shook her head.

“Seven more…” she said, with a crazed look on her face.

“No more,” I told her.

But she didn’t listen.  She ordered the seven and drank them all in front of me.

After she drank the four additional ones after that, she reached her hand out to order again.

“You are NOT going to order again!” I shouted.

“Oh yes I will!” she shouted, her face twitching.  “Don’t you see it?  It’s amazing!  Coffee is amazing!  You are amazing!  I am amazing!  Coffee coffee coffee coffee coffee! I love cof…”

My Muse collapsed on the floor and I gasped.  As much caffeine that was inside her, there was no accident.   She has got to have an accident very soon…But she didn’t.  She never did.  Everyone.  I am going to inspect her quickly.  I’ll be right back…

*a couple minutes later*

Well, that’s weird.  Considering what she was wearing, it was like she was planning for this event.  Well, she’s still unconscious, so I will get her to the elevator before she wakes up…

I carried my Muse in my arms and took her back to the elevator.  I pressed the up button and entered the elevator with her.  I then sat my Muse on the floor.

“Floor 1001,” I said.

The elevator door closed and she woke up.

“It happened again!” My Muse said, gasping.  “Kyle, I’m sorry again about the whole coffee thing.  When I’m on that floor, I just can’t help myself.  On that floor, it turns me into a total coffee addict.”

“Well, maybe we shouldn’t visit it anymore,” I told her.  “You didn’t act like that at all with your double-barrel espresso.”

She nodded.  “It’s that floor.  I don’t know what it is.  It’s kind of weird…” She glanced at the elevator panel.  “Where are we going?  Floor 1001?  So, you want to see my Day One self again, huh?”

“Why not?”  I said with a smile.  “It was a wonderful start to the reboot, right?”

My Muse nodded.  “Right!”

Minutes later, the elevator stopped on the 1001st floor and the door opened.

“Hi!” The Day One Muse shouted.  “Are you in an elevator?  I wanna go too!”  She entered the elevator and glanced at my Muse.  “Who’s that, Kyle?  Tell me!”

“I’m his Muse!”  My Muse answered.

She glanced at her and then back at me.  “So you’re leaving me to be with HER?”

I shook my head.  “No.  I was with you almost 1000 days ago!”

Day One Muse nodded.  “Yeah.  Okay.  I see how it is.  Go on and cheat Kyle, ‘cause cheating is good….”

“I didn’t say that I…”

“CHEATER!”

“Can you let me…”

“CHEATER!  CHEATER! CHEATER! CHEATER!”  She gave me a raspberry.

I sighed.  “Are you done?  I’m kind of glad that you’re not that annoying in the future…”

Day One Muse gasped. “Well, I’m gonna pretend that I didn’t even hear that.  So…Whatcha doing?”

“We’re taking this elevator up and…”

“Oh!” she shouted.  “Can I try?  Just one.  Please?”

“Just say a floor and it will take you there.”

She smiled.  “Is that it?  Okay!  Floor 1005!”

The elevator door closed.  A few seconds later, the elevator stopped on the 1005th floor and the door opened.

On this floor, I was overcome by the smell of psychedelic drugs.  Music from the 1960’s was softly playing in the background, with a Muse that looked like a beatnik.

“Far out!” Hippie Muse shouted.  “Another sister?  Hey sis.  Come over here.  You’re late.”

Day One Muse gasped.  “Who?  Me?”

The Hippie Muse nodded.  “That’s right.  Me and the other sisters are jamming out.  We’re freeing our mind and having a wonderful experience.  Come and join me.  It will be totally far out…”

“Far out?” Day One Muse gasped.  “Sounds like fun!  Bye Kyle!”

“Bye!”  I shouted.  “Floor 1006.”

The elevator door closed.  It went up one floor to the 1006th floor.  The door opened again.

“That was easy.” I told my Muse.”

“I’ll say.” She told me.  “That hippie took her off our hands…”

When my Muse saw me exiting the elevator, she sighed. “A diner?  We just ate!”

I nodded.  “I know.  I’m just getting a snack.”

My Muse accompanied me to the diner and we were seated by the waitress Muse.  She took my order, which was an order of bacon and eggs.  A little while later, I got my order and ate it.  I left a generous tip on the table and we both walked back to the elevator.

After we both entered it, my Muse smiled.

“My turn,” she told me.  “Floor 1030.”

The elevator door closed and began moving upward.  Moments later, the elevator dinged, stopping on the 1030th floor.

This was the “Closing the Sale” floor.  Why was she stopping here?

A ten-year old Muse walked onto the elevator.  She then glanced at my Muse and gasped.  “Mom?”

My Muse shook her head.  “No.  I am not your mom.”

The Tween Muse gave her a curious look.  “That’s weird.  You look a lot like her!”  She looked around at the elevator.  Can I come with you?  I’m bored on that floor!”

We both nodded.  “Sure!”  I told her.

“Yay!” she shouted.  “Let’s go to floor 1065!”

The elevator heard what she said and started moving upward.

While it was moving upward, something stopped it from moving.  The elevator stopped on the 1056th floor and the door opened.

I gasped when I saw who was right outside the door.  It was a Zombie Muse!

“BRAAAAAAINS!!!!” The Zombie Muse shouted.

My Muse gasped.  “This game?  Here.  Peashooters for everyone!”  My Muse made peashooters appear in my hand, her hands, and Tween Muse’s hands.

Between the three of us, we all pelted the Zombie Muse with peas, which was enough to knock its head off.

The elevator door closed and continued moving upward.  Moments later, it dinged stopping on the 1065th floor.

When we all got out, we saw a room made of solid gold.  Then I saw where it was coming from.

“You have got to help me!” Golden Muse shouted, wiping tears off of her eyes, which transformed into little gold pieces.  “Everything that I touch turns to gold!”

“Everyone, away from her!”  I shouted.  “Back in the elevator!”

The Golden Muse continued crying her golden tears.  “No!  You have to help me!”  She touched the elevator up/down panel.  It turned to solid gold.

We all got in.  “Sorry,” I told her.  “I wish that I could help you.  Floor 1084!”

The door started to turn solid gold as it closed.  The elevator continued upward, but stopped again on the 1072nd floor.

The elevator door opened to a Stupid Muse standing there.

“Duhhhh…..” The Stupid Muse said.

The elevator door began to close.

“Bye bye George!” she shouted.

“That was random.” I told my Muse.

“I know.”  She told me.  “It was like she didn’t have a brain in her head…”

“Where are we going next?” Tween Muse asked us.

“We’re going to Floor 1084, Baby Steps.” I told her.  “I think that you will like this floor.”

Moments passed.  The elevator then dinged again and stopped on the 1084th floor.  The elevator door opened and we all exited it.

Standing right next to us was a Baby Muse.  She was standing there in just a shirt and a diaper.

“Pee pee!” she shouted.

“Aw!” Tween Muse shouted.  “Did you just go?  Here.  Let me help you…”  She then turned to all of us.  “Everyone.  She doesn’t need an audience.  I’m going to go and help her on this floor, okay?”

“Works for us!” I told her.  I then turned back to my Muse.  “Let’s go, Muse!”

She nodded, and we both got back inside the elevator.

“Floor 1217!” I shouted.

The elevator continued upward.  As it got to 1100, the elevator came to a sudden stop.

My Muse then began gasping for air.  “Kyle…” she gasped.  “I…don’t…feel…too…good…Kyle…I’m dying…”  Her breathing became more and more labored.

“Not again!”  I shouted.

The elevator door opened and the Dark Muse entered.

“Tee hee!”  The Dark Muse shouted.  “So she’s dying, huh?  Are we going up?  Floor 1217?  We’re stopping on Floor 1112 first!”

The elevator continued upward and my Muse could breathe again.  It must’ve been the floor we were on…

Moments later, the elevator dinged and stopped on the 1112th floor.  The elevator door opened and my Muse hurried out of it.

“No!”  I shouted.  “Don’t enter her!”

My Muse, having just regained her breath, ran with me.  We kept running but we couldn’t keep up with her.  She entered Muse’s room and found Muse, peacefully sleeping in her crib.

Aw…”  Dark Muse gleefully grinned.  “It’s a cute little home! She’s so cute, sleeping…She may be small, but I can still fit! Tee hee!

Dark Muse entered Muse, who began to gleefully snore in her crib…

“It’s too late…” I whispered.

“Tee hee…” The Dark Baby Muse snored.  “Pee pee…”

We all went back to the elevator and entered it.  The elevator door closed and continued upward.

But for some reason, it stopped between the 1162nd floor and the 1163rd floor.

We both heard the sound of a struggle.

“I grow…BIGGER!” The Dark Baby Muse shouted.

And with that, the universe exploded and the elevator stopped on floor 1163.  The Baby Universe floor.

Tee hee hee hee hee hee…

Upon hearing that sound, it sent chills down my spine.  She did it again.  The Dark Muse remade the universe in her image.  “She…” I gasped.

“Don’t worry, Kyle.” My Muse told me.  “These floors are only memories of what happened.  “Let’s keep going, okay?”

I nodded and I stared at the button panel.  The elevator door closed and it continued upward.  Moments later, it stopped at the 1217th floor with a ding.  The door opened.

“Oh hello there,” a rather dark Muse said.  It looked like the Time Lady Muse, only the darker version.

“Another Dark Muse?” I said, sighing.  “What are you up to?”

“Besides everything going to plan, all I can do is enjoy the show.” She said with a sinister smile.  “The tyke below is at my command and I’m on my way up to spread my influence elsewhere.  What is even more amusing is that you are talking to a hologram.  End of message!”

The Dark Muse hologram vanished.

“She’s already on her way up?” I gasped.

My Muse nodded.  “She already went up to inhabit baby Muse.  We need to stop her before she inhabits the others…”

“Floor 1241!”  I shouted.

The elevator door closed and continued upward.  The elevator, however stopped on the 1229th floor.  The door opened and a couple of people ran inside it.  One was a man and one was a woman.

“Hurry!” The man told us.  “We need to get off this floor!”

“Why?” I asked them.

“Haven’t you heard?” The woman said, looking at me.  “There’s an epidemic going on where various random people are being turned into babies!   We need to get off before… WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!”

Both the woman and the man immediately turned into babies.

“Hurry!” I shouted.  “Close the eleva… WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!”

I turned into a baby, leaving only my Muse standing there in horror.

“Floor 1241!” she screamed.

The elevator door closed and continued upward.  While it traveled upward, my Muse restored us all to our original ages.

“Thank you very much!” the woman shouted.

“We can’t thank you enough!” The man told us.

“Anytime.” My Muse told them.  “We’re going someplace safe…”

They both nodded and glanced at the elevator panel, as it was continuing to ascend.  1238…1239…1240…1241.  The elevator stopped with a ding and the door opened.

Both the man and the woman got out of the elevator and bid us farewell.

“Why did we stop here?” I asked my Muse.

“You tell me!” My Muse said.  “You chose the number!”

“Oh yeah…” I said, nodding.  “I think I remember now.  This is the ‘Smart Phone & New Computer’ floor.  It was when I got my first ever smart phone and my new computer.”

“One that you still use to this day!” My Muse said with a smile.  “Where to next?”

“Floor 1337!” I shouted.  “That floor is so 1337!”

“As long as we stop at floor 1334 first,” My Muse suggested.

I nodded.  “It heard you so it will stop there first.”

The elevator continued upward, passing past the 1300th floor.  As it passed floor 1315, a strange aura filled the room, and then the floor mysteriously stopped on the 1321st floor.

My Muse flashed and she shrank down to the size of a child.

“Oh no…” I gasped.  “It’s the ‘A Little Problem…’ floor.  I believe that the magic spell stopped the elevator from moving.  It should close soon…”

My Muse glanced at herself in her princess dress and gasped.  “It IS a spell.  I can’t change back!”

“Maybe it will wear off when we get to 1400?” I said, shrugging my shoulders.

“I hope!” My Muse said, looking at her small body.  “I don’t want to stay small…”

The elevator door closed and it continued upward.  Seconds later, it stopped on the 1334th floor.

SWITCH!

I smiled as the elevator door opened.  Kyle didn’t look too happy and I wondered why.  Afterall, we were going to his 1337 floor next, right?  I like this floor and how it commemorated…

SWITCH!

The launch of the Nintendo Switch.  As fun as this floor is, I am going to close the elevator door before narrative switches again.  Afterall, we wouldn’t want the remainder of this entry from my Muse’s point of view, right?

The elevator continued upward, but almost immediately stopped on the 1337th floor.  The door opened, with a large crowd of people staring at us.

“You two are made of fail.” The lead person told us.  “If you were to walk on this floor, you would be pwned so fast that you would be turned into fail sauce in no time.”

“Get lost, n00bs!” A woman shouted in the crowd.

“That woman is right,” he told us.  “You see, everyone on this floor is made of win.  But you two are made of fail.  Get back into your fail box before we all turn you into fail sauce.  None of you are 1337 enough to be here.  One! One! One! 11! One! Shift plus 1!”

“One! One! One! 11! One! Shift plus 1!” Everyone chanted.

My Muse glanced at me and frowned.  “And you wanted to come to this floor why?”

“Let’s keep going.” I told her.  “For epic win, we need to go to the next floor.  Those n00bs are teh fake, we are teh real, and would all get pwned very badly if we were to stay.  Later n00bs!  Floor 1351!”

Before they could say anything else, the elevator door closed and continued upward.  When it got to floor 1350, the elevator mysteriously stopped and the doors opened.

Suddenly, a ghostly form of my Muse flew out of my Muse and became solid.  My Muse then grew to her normal size again.

“Thanks!” The Muse clone shouted.  “Tee hee!”

I glanced at my Muse.  “It’s the Dark Muse again.  What is she up to?”

“Whatever it is, it’s not good!” My Muse answered.

The elevator continued up, but stopped in between the 1350th floor and 1351st floor.

Gwow bigger!  Tee hee!

The Imaginary Realm exploded and the elevator stopped on the floor 1351.  The Time for Spring floor.

It then hit me.  “It’s like the Baby Universe floor,” I told her.  “The only difference is that she’s the Dark Baby Princess Muse recreating the dimension in her image.  Let’s keep going.  Floor 1440!”

The elevator continued upward, but stopped moving on the 1372nd floor.  The door was frozen shut!

“Unthaw!” I shouted, using my One Privilege.

The door unthawed and the elevator doors opened. A princess Muse was standing there, in front of a snowy landscape, with her hands flashing with ice.

“She froze the door!” I told her.  Close the door!

The elevator doors closed and the elevator continued upward.  It stopped immediately on the next floor.  Floor 1373.

“What’s going on?” I gasped, looking perplexed.

My Muse was speechless, and she looked terrified.

The elevator door opened.

“ROAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRR!!!!!!!” the Beast growled.  “WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON THIS FLOOR! GET OUT!”

“Close it!” My Muse pleaded.

I pressed the close button as many times as I could.  The elevator doors closed and we continued upward.  After a little while, the elevator stopped on the 1440th floor and the doors opened.

A Muse with a white robe stood there, holding a red lightsaber.

“Don’t go any further,” The Jedi Muse told us.  “I am not going to move…”

“I am not going to move…” I said, in a trance.

“Stop!” My Muse shouted.  “Your Jedi mind tricks don’t work on me!  Close already!”

The Jedi Muse ran forward, fiercely swinging her lightsaber.  The doors closed just in time.

“Floor 1446!” My Muse shouted.

The elevator continued upward.

“Wait!” I shouted.  “You didn’t just say 1446, did you?”

“Why?” My Muse asked me.  “What’s wrong?”

“Don’t you know what’s on that floor?”  I asked her.

The elevator stopped on the 1446th floor and the door opened.  A large flood of water began gushing toward us.

“A flood!” I shouted.

The elevator door tried to close, but the flooding torrent of water kept it open.

“No!” I shouted.  “All the water is out of the elevator and the door is closed!  One Privilege, ENGAGE!”

The water vanished and the doors closed.  I then glanced at the elevator panel.  “Floor 1572!”

The elevator continued upward, the numbers counting up quickly, about a floor every second.  The elevator passed the 1500th floor.  Moments later, it passed floor 1510.  After that, it passed 1520.  1530.  1540.

After the elevator passed through 1551, the elevator stopped and everything transformed.

Tee hee hee hee hee hee…

My Muse then stood up and grew exponentially.  She outgrew the elevator and burst through the elevator shaft.

I was suddenly laying there in floor 1552, which surprisingly was much bigger on the inside.

I looked at my Muse and gasped.  “What are you doing?”

What is she doing? She’s one of the many me’s!  Tee hee!  Welcome to my Teeheeverse!  Tee hee!

I shook my head.  “No.  Not this time! Me and my Muse are back in the elevator with her at her normal size and we are off this floor!  One privilege, ENGAGE!”

We were immediately on the elevator and were en route to the 1572th floor.

My Muse gasped.  “What just happened?”

“We were in the Dark Muse’s Teeheeverse!” I told her.  “I got us out of it.”

Moments later, the elevator stopped on floor 1572 and the elevator doors opened.

I then began to hear the music to Super Mario Odyssey:

Here we go, off the rails
Don’t you know it’s time to raise our sails?
It’s freedom like you never knew
..

“There we go!” I said smiling.  “We get to hear Paulina sing ‘Jump up, Super Star!’”

“I love this game!” My Muse shouted.  “I can even remember playing it before you!  I was 10,000 light years tall and I can remember getting all the way to the Cascade Kingdom before you came over…”

So let’s all jump up super high (Jump up super high)
High up in the sky (High up in the sky)
There’s no power-up like dancing
You know that you’re my superstar (You’re my superstar)
No one else can take me this far
I’m flipping the switch
Get ready for this
Oh, let’s do the odyssey!

I nodded, letting the music continue in the background.  “That really was an epic game.  Even though I waited until Christmas, I’m glad that I waited.  For the next floor, let’s make it floor 1640!”

The elevator doors closed, and I said goodbye to the wonderful music to “Jump up, Super Star!”.  The elevator continued upward.  A couple minutes later, the elevator stopped on the 1640th floor.  The elevator dinged and the door opened.

I exited the elevator with my Muse to see a younger version of my Muse.  She was a child, and she was showing her mother Nurture her picture that she drew.

Suddenly, the doorbell rang.  I knew exactly who it was.

“Don’t answer it!”  I shouted.

Too late.  Nurture opened the door and it was the Dark Muse.  When she saw us, she smiled.

“Hello again, tee hee!” she shouted.  Then she approached me and my Muse and spoke softly to us.  “It’s too late!  Tee hee!  This is the last one and I’ll have them all…Tee hee…”  Dark Muse then went and hypnotized Nurture and Remedy so that they would believe her lies.

My Muse shook her head and sighed. “We’re too late…”

I shook my head.  “We are not.  We’ll figure this out.  Let’s continue on, okay?”

My Muse nodded.  We both entered the elevator.  “Floor 1680!” my Muse shouted.

The elevator continued upward.  Moments later, it stopped on the 1680th floor and the door opened.

My Muse got out and walked toward the Child Muse.  She then looked at the Child Muse and smiled.  “I’m ready!”

I frowned.   “You’re ready?  Ready for what?”

My Muse gave me the biggest smile she could.  “Ready to play!  Tee hee!”

My Muse shrunk down and became the same size as child Muse.

I gasped.  “Wait a second…What are you doing?”

She turned to me and grinned. “I played a game with you!  It was a fun game!  Tee hee!  After my Dark Muse sister exited me, I pretended to be normal until I got to this floor!”

Suddenly, the entire tower started to shake it then began to turn sideways.  Whoa!

I teleported out of the Tower of Muses to find a Dark Baby Muse holding the tower in the palm of her hands.  Next to her was the Dark Princess Muse and the Dark Muse.

My Muse appeared with the Child Muse, and they both grew to the same size as the other three Dark Muses.

My Muse smiled, looking at me.  “I did it…Tee hee!  I visited every one of my homes!  Now that everyone is here, you can all come home!  Tee hee!”

The Dark Baby Muse, the Dark Princess Muse, the Dark Muse, and the Dark Child Muse all entered my Muse, and she began to flash very brightly.

“HEE!!!!” She screamed.  “TEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!  Time to grow more!  Tee hee!”

My Muse grew and grew.  She grew until she reached the size of the universe.

“Tee hee…urgh! Must keep…GROWING!  Tee hee…”

A voice suddenly interrupted her.

That is enough.  This story will not take a turn for the worst.  You are all banished to a dimension of no return!  Kyle’s Muse has regained her senses.  The Tower of Muses is back where it belongs and all normal Muses are restored.

My Muse looked around and smiled.  “Whoa.  What just happened?”

I looked around.  We were inside the Tower of Muses again on the 1680th floor.  “You can thank The Creator.  He restored everything back to normal!  Let’s continue on, shall we?”

My Muse nodded as I pressed the up button by the elevators.  The door opened and we entered it.

“Floor 1730!” My Muse shouted.

The elevator door closed and it continued upward.  Moments later, we were just about on the 1730th floor, but stopped on floor 1728A instead.

The elevator door opened, and I saw something that sent chills up my spine.  It was…a Ugandan Knuckles!

“Do you…know da wae?”  The Ugandan Knuckles asked me.

I nodded.  “Yes.  Floor 1901 is da wae!”

But the Ugandan Knuckles didn’t like that answer.   He shook his head and became angry.  “That is not da wae!  Now, do you know da wae?”

I shook my head.  “Not da wae you’re going, no.”

The Ugandan Knuckles gave me a furious look.  “If you don’t know the da wae, then you must pay…WITH YOUR LIFE!  Come oooooooooon, brudas!”

My Muse gasped, as she saw a swarm of clicking Ugandan Knuckles coming out of various rooms and joining their leader.  “Um…Kyle?!”

The swarm of Ugandan Knuckles suddenly stopped when they noticed my Muse.  They all gasped.  “This is our PRINCESS!” The leader shouted.

But before any of the Ugandan Knuckles could move, the real princess showed up.  When they saw her, they glanced back at my Muse, looking furious.  “They TRICKED us!” the leader shouted.  “Let’s spit on them!”

“Close door!” I shouted.

Before any Ugandan Knuckle saliva could get on us, the elevator door closed.

“Don’t let them get away!” the leader shouted.  “Come oooooooooon, brudas!”

The leader pressed the up button on another elevator and the Ugandan Knuckle swarm all entered it.

Meanwhile, our elevator reached the 1730th floor and the door opened.

I shrugged my shoulders and glanced at my Muse.  “Why are we here?”

My Muse smiled.  “Spark Tower, that’s why!”

“The one and only!” a stylishly dressed Muse said.  “Why brings you to my Tower?”

“Just passing through,” I told her.

Suddenly, the other elevator stopped and the door opened.

A swarm of Ugandan Knuckles all began making clicking noises and then glanced at us.

“You might want to hide,” I told Miss Spark.  “Floor 1746!”

The elevator door closed and continued upward.

“They’re getting away!” The Ugandan Knuckles leader shouted.  They all stayed in their elevator and they also continued upwards.

“Just perfect,” My Muse said, sighing.  “How do those Ugandan Knuckles know where we’re going?”

I shrugged my shoulders.  “I guess they know ‘da wae’!”

My Muse frowned.  “Not funny.  Where are we going now?”

I smiled.  “Oh, you’ll see…

The elevator continued upward and stopped on the 1746th floor.  The door opened and I stood outside, waiting for the Ugandan Knuckles to show up.

My Muse gasped.  “Kyle!  What are you doing?  The Ugandan Knuckles will capture you!”

I ignored her and maintained my composure.  The other elevator stopped and the door opened.  A swarm of clicking Ugandan Knuckles all ran out and immediately surrounded me.

“You know,” I addressed them.  “I’m really starting to get tired of Ugandan Knuckles…Everyone that I touch will get deleted.  One Privilege, ENGAGE!”

The Ugandan Knuckles, not being very intelligent, all approached me anyway.  As they began to lay their hands on me, I quickly tapped each one, deleting them one by one.  I did this until all 56 of them were deleted.

“Now,” I told her.  “You were saying?”

My Muse smiled.  “Oh yeah…Your privilege…Now, what’s so special about this floor?”

“This is the ‘Job Offer’ floor!” I answered.  “This was when I got my job offer at Dow!”

My Muse grinned.  “I remember that.”

We then both re-entered the elevator.  My Muse then looked a little restless.  “Where to, next?”  Shortly after she said that, she spoke up.  “Wait!  I know where we can go!  Floor 1838!”

The elevator door closed and it continued upward.  Moments later, the elevator stopped on Floor 1785.  The door opened, and a giant powerful Iron Muse was standing there, ready to attack.

“I don’t know why it stopped there.” I said with a sigh.  “Close door!  I remember this one!  There’s a lot of destruction!”

The door closed and continued upward.  About a minute later, the elevator stopped on the 1838th floor.  The door opened and my Muse ran out as fast as she could.

“Toyota Camry!” She shouted.

I ran out behind her and she was already inside the car, laying in the back seat.

“This was when I got my new Camry,” I said, smiling.  “Can we continue upward now?  We’re almost done!”

“Just a few more minutes…” My Muse pleaded to me, making herself comfortable in the back seat.

Ignoring her, I picked her up and grabbed her by the hand, yanking her out of the Toyota Camry.

“No!” she shouted.  “I wanted to be in the Camry!”

“If you like it so much, get your own!” I told her as we re-entered the elevator.

My Muse sighed.  “Bye, Toyota Camry…”  I glanced at the elevator panel.  “Floor 1864.”

The elevator continued upward, but it once again stopped early.  It stopped on the 1840th floor.  The door opened, flooding the whole elevator.

I used my One Privilege to breathe underwater and I looked around.  Oh yeah, this is the Mermaid Muse arc…

And in the distance, I saw a Mermaid Muse, causing havoc everywhere.  Then it hit me.  She drank all of Neptune’s elixirs!

My Muse became a mermaid and pulled me back into the elevator.  “Let’s go…” she told me.  “I remember how this turns out.  Plus we’re almost done, right?”

I nodded.  “Right! Close door!”

The flooded elevator door closed and the elevator continued upward.  Moments later, it stopped on the 1864th floor and the door opened.

I then gasped.  “Oh no!”

“Oh no, what?” My Muse asked me.

“We didn’t pick up any of the Muses along the way!”

My Muse smiled.  “We don’t need to this time.  They’re already on the top floor.”

I pointed at the Mermaid Muse in the distance again.  “It looks like she’s even worse this time.  Let’s go to the 1901st floor!”

My Muse nodded as the elevator door closed for the last time.

Ding!  This was it.  We finally arrived.

And just like that, for what seemed like more than an eternity, Kyle and his Muse finally reached the 1901st floor.  Both Kyle and his Muse left and approached the lobby.  Kyle was quite the eager beaver to make an outstanding ending to this wonderful milestone!  With this being the millennial milestone, no ordinary recycled zinger would do.  Why, something like that would be unheard of in writing an epic milestone of this scale and magnitude.  This raise the roof, all up in your face, right back at you, always sure to please epic zinger would be 100% original.  Totally first-class, grade A, and organic, and would stand out from all the rest.  That is how we do millennial posts around here, isn’t it?

As to not elongate this narrative any longer than what it should be, the narrator quieted down and handed the mike back over to Kyle and his beloved Muse to finish this one up.

“Nice!” I said, kindly remarking the narrator.

My Muse nodded.  “He always does a good job on these ones, doesn’t he?”

In examining the lobby, I noticed that it had no exit, since this was the 1901st floor.

I then approached a pure white service desk that was laced with solid gold bows.  A different Muse was sitting there, typing away.  She then looked up at me and smiled.  She was smaller, bearing a striking resemblance to the Dark Muse.

Welcome Kyle, Tee hee!” she announced.  “You are on the ‘The Dark Side of the Muse’ floor.  I love this floor, since it captures who I am, 99 days ago.  Tee hee!”

I then nodded, and looked at the elevators that were past her desk.  “I would like to go to floor 2000 now.”

At this, the Dark Muse receptionist smiled.  “Go right on ahead!  Tee hee!  I’ll be right up there in a little bit.  I just need to close things down around here.  Tee hee…”

I then advanced further to the elevators.  I then sighed, and quite deliberately broke the fourth wall.  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…

My Muse shook her head.

Muse:  Kyle!  Drop the charade!  You did that back in entry #1000!  THIS is entry #2000, and I advise that we go up and visit a few floors!  Come on!  Please…

She looked at me with a mesmerizing face.  One that made me faint with love.

Okay.  Just a few more floors.  To commemorate this special anniversary, we’ll do so.

Muse:  Yay!  I knew that you would come around!

She kissed me and we both walked hand in hand to the final set of elevators.  I pressed the up button and we both entered the elevator, and thus beginning the final trip to all of my favorite floors.

I pressed 1908 and the elevator zoom upward.  Moments later, the elevator stopped at the selected floor.  Ding!

My Muse shrugged her shoulders and sighed.  “Why here?” she asked me.  “I don’t like this floor.”

I sighed and looked back at her.  “I need to remind myself of the past.  I was very mean to you and I didn’t trust you, no matter what you said to me…”

We both watched the argument of my past self with my Muse’s past self in her Dark Muse form.  Tears began to flow out of my eyes.  “I’m sorry!” I shouted, giving my Muse a hug.

“Kyle!” she said, wrapping her arm around me.  “It was not your fault.  The Adversary put a terrible spell on you.  It made you not trust me.  Don’t worry about it…okay?”

My Muse gave me a gentle kiss and I smiled.  “Okay,” I said with a nod.  “I won’t worry about it.  Let’s go to the next one.”

We got back inside the elevator and my Muse pressed 1911.  It went up three floors and we exited it.

“More arguing?”  I sighed.  “So why are we here?”

“I just wanted to show you how much I was getting through to you.” She told me.

After the argument, we saw the Muse alone, inside of Kyle’s head.  The Adversary then waved his hand on the Dark Muse Muse.

“He made me forget why you hated me?” My Muse gasped.  “That makes so much sense now!  I can remember that I was so confused at that time!”

I glanced at the elevator.  “It’s all coming together.” I told her.  “Let’s see more on how this unfolds, okay?”

My Muse nodded, and we both entered the elevator.  I pressed 1923.

Just moments later, the elevator door opened.  This was the “Miso Shrimp and More Groceries” floor.

As we watched the heated argument, my Muse cried.  “You banished me to that terrible dimension!”

I wiped a couple of tears off my eyes.  “You saw the green auras!  I didn’t mean to do this!  Both of us were being used…”

My Muse nodded.  “Sorry…This floor…It just brings back those bad memories…let’s just leave, okay?”

I nodded and we both re-entered the elevator.  My Muse pressed 1932.  For some reason, I remembered the name of this floor.  It was the “Momentum” floor.

As we watched the argument, my Muse smiled.

“What’s with that big smile?” I said, scowling.

“I can remember tricking you!” she said, laughing.  “That whole time, you weren’t arguing with me, but with my clone!”

“I guess that makes sense how you were able to escape, even after that…” I told her.

“Next floor?” she asked me.

I nodded.  “Next floor.”

We got back inside the elevator and I pressed 1937.

“Hmm…” My Muse said, scratching her head.  “What was this one again?  Oh yeah!  It was the ‘Jumping into Action’ floor!”

Ding!  The elevator stopped and we both got off.

Right as the reenactment began, my Muse gasped.  “Oh yeah!  This was where I paused the story arc so that we could celebrate Halloween!”

“And I’m glad you did,” I said with a smile.  “We can’t let the story arc interfere with holidays.”

“Absolutely not!” she said with a nod.  “And I made an excellent Selphie that year!  Didn’t I?”

I nodded.  “But you were still an angel on Halloween…”

“I wanted to try an extra costume.” She told me.  “So, it appears that Twin Muse likes video games more than I do.  That costume really showed a lot of her side…Well let’s go!  There’s still a few more floors that we need to go to!”

We got on the elevator and my Muse pressed 1944.  The elevator began its way upward.

“Where is this?” I asked her.

“I don’t know,” my Muse said sarcastically.  “The Dark Muse doesn’t know!”

I gasped.  “That was probably the biggest mistakes that I ever made!  No!  Let’s not go there!”

Too late.  Ding!  The elevator stopped, and my Muse dragged me out.

I watched in pain as the argument between my past self and the Dark Muse Muse continued.

“So how did it feel Kyle, to brainwash me and watch me transform the entire universe again?” She said, bursting into tears.

“Just stop!” I shouted in tears.  “The Adversary had us playing into his plan and that is exactly what happened!  I was blind to who you really were.  I really thought you were the Dark Muse, so I unknowingly brainwashed you… *sob*

My Muse hugged me.  “We were both used.  This past was painful to re-experience…but let’s put it past us, okay?  Do you want to see how it ends?”

I smiled.  “I know how it ends…”

She too, smiled.  “I know, but let me press the button…okay?”

I nodded.  “Go for it.”

My Muse walked over to the panel and pressed 1952.

“We’re almost done with the floors.” My Muse told me.  “Just a few more floors and we’ll be done, Kyle!”

The elevator stopped on floor 1952.  Ding!  We both out of the elevator.

“Some Improvement?” I said, smiling.  “I would say a lot of improvement.  We basically go from you taking control of me and enjoying your Teeheeverse to restoring everything back to normal.”

“Father had a lot to do with my restoration.” She told me.  “Plus we watch Wreck it Ralph in the end!  This one is amazing!”

My Muse grabbed me by the hand and pulled me back into the elevator.  She pressed 1965 and it went up ten floors.

“Start churning butter and put on your church shoes, because we’re going to the internet!” she said, smiling.

The elevator stopped.  Ding!  We got off again.

I frowned.  “Wait.  Aren’t we already in the internet?”

“We are!” My Muse said, smiling.  “And right over there is the audience, who is reading this post!  Hi audience!  How do you feel after reading over 15,000 words?”

“It’s 15,721 words,” I corrected her.  “And I’m sure that their eyes are exhausted.”

“Maybe not.” She argued.  “What if they took a lot of breaks?”

I shrugged my shoulders.  “This floor is just a Wreck-it Ralph 2 reference.  Can we proceed on?”

“Certainly, stink breath!” My Muse shouted.

“How many more?” I asked her.  I was getting extremely impatient.

“Don’t worry.” She told me.  “Just two more floors and we’ll go to the top.  I promise!”

“Is this just to stall the big celebration at the top?” I asked, giving her a curious stare.

“Maybe…” She said in an exaggerated tone.

I followed my Muse back into the elevator and she pressed 1973.  A few moments later, the elevator stopped and we got off.

“O Christmas Tree?” I said, looking puzzled.

“Yes!” She said, smiling.  “Remember what happened the day before?”

I smiled.  “Yes.   You were crazy about my Camry!”

My Muse nodded.  “And I still am!  Let me know when you are going to get it out or you’re going to be in so much trouble!”

I nodded.  “Deal!  Yes.  This one was a good one.  We waited to get our tree and I’m so glad that we did.  It was a good one, with good food to boot…”

My Muse nodded.  “Of course!  Now for the last floor!”

We got on the elevator once again and she pressed 1996.  It went up 23 floors and we both got off.

“Merry Christmas?”  I asked her.

“Uh huh!” she said with a smile.  “And look where you’re standing!”

I looked up and I saw some mistletoe hanging from the ceiling.  Nodding, I gave her a kiss on the cheek.

It was still dark out when we wondered into the family room.  The tree was there, all fully decorated with lights and various ornaments.  A mysterious shadow was in the room with us…

“What are you doing up?” the shadow asked us.

The shadow cleared, and I couldn’t believe my eyes.  It was Santa Claus.

“I have many more gifts to deliver,” he told us.  “But do be good children and go back to sleep.  You don’t want any coal, do you?”

“Um Santa?” I asked him.  “We are visiting this floor.  Christmas has already happened.”

My Muse nodded.  “He’s right.  Our past selves are sleeping right now, just as we should!”

Santa adjusted his glasses and smiled.  “Ho ho ho ho…I see.  You’re both just visiting?  That makes perfect sense, as we are currently in a temporal stasis.  Within this stasis, it takes a year for a second to happen.”

“A year?” I gasped.

“How else do you think that I would be able to deliver gifts to over 2 billion houses?” he asked me.  “This temporal stasis makes it very easy for me to travel the world, delivering every single gift overnight.  Now, are you going up?”

My Muse nodded.  “Let’s do that.  It’s been a pleasure chatting with you, Santa, but me and Kyle both need to go.  Let’s go, Kyle!  The top floor awaits!”

Santa nodded.  “Ho ho ho…Okay.  Merry Christmas!”

“Merry Christmas!” we both shouted, as we left the room.

I entered the elevator with my Muse and pressed the 2000 button.  Moments later, the doors closed.

Several moments passed.  At this point, Kyle decided to be a little more unoriginal…

Muse: Uh uh! Not this time!

And just like that, I saw it.  All time and space came to a stand-still.  My Muse’s heart began to flash very brightly.

Muse: Do you see it, Kyle? Do you know where we are? Do you remember?

I smiled.  Aren’t we in your heart?

My Muse’s heart shined even brighter, with a pure white light, which filled the entire elevator.

Muse:  We are, This is what I use to create all of the towers that you have seen in the past, including this one that we are in.  All of the creativity…the magic is all in there…

And my, how she was right!  As she shared her creative speech with Kyle, the light danced all over the elevator.  It was a dance party.  A party that you would never believe.  You have seen mere humans dance, but have you ever seen light dance in this way?  Why, it was a sight to behold!  Kyle’s Muse was determined to not have a drab and boring ending…The pure light from her pure heart shined through the boredom…the dryness…the hum-drum dribble that we always have to endure every 100 posts.  But she would not stand for it this time, and neither would I.  Who really wants to read a boring ending?  Who wants that same old recycled gobbledygook force-fed down your throats?  Who wants a British narrator rehashing bland scripts taken directly out of the rubbish heap?  You get the point.  The recipe for bland, boring, dry, and lifeless endings are over for this edition, as there is a new chef in town.  A chef that isn’t afraid to use a little flavor.  That wonderspice that will pack a wonderful punch and deliver the most palatable and scrumdiddlyumptious milestone ending the world has ever seen.  The never-ending story entering a state of paradox.   And that is the ending that we have all been waiting for.

To return to the story, the witty British narrator managed once again to generate an ending worthy of pleasing the masses.  An ending that would put Kyle’s recycled rubbish ending to shame…

I continued glancing at the radiance in my Muse’s heart.  Does your heart always do that?

Muse: Only when I’m in a creative mood…It mainly happens when I am creating something new.

Did you just create something new?

Muse (smiling): I did create an epic narration from one of our favorite narrators…

I smiled.  I can’t wait to read it!

*Muse glances at the audience*

Muse:  Everyone.  Didn’t you enjoy it?

Enjoy what?

Muse (smiling): Don’t worry.  It’s all typed out.  You’ll see it on the top floor, soon enough…Tee hee…

*gasp*  Tee hee?

Muse: Both me and my sister laugh like that.  It’s what I learned from being her for almost 100 days…Let’s continue already, okay?

Alright.  Let’s continue.

For reasons not clearly explained, time and space resumed as they were and the elevator reached the 2000th floor.

And all of a sudden, it felt just like before.  It was very dark.  Otherwise, I would be able to tell you everything on what the room looked like.  As my eyes regained focus, I noticed a rather large…

Muses (Day 1-2000): SURPRISE!  HAPPY 2,000 POST ANNIVERSARY, KYLE!

*all the lights turn on, followed by a series of horns and party favors*

To my surprise, I was in an even more massive room that could hold more than 2,000 people.  Wait a second!  The size of this tower…It’s…

Muse:  Bigger on the inside!  Remember…sweetie?

Yes I do, River Song…And what Muse number are you?

Muse:  What other number?  I am Muse #2000.  I had to stall you a lot with all the extra people.

Dark Muse:  That’s right!  Tee hee!  I took control of her and we played to buy everyone some more time!  Tee hee!

What about the tower?  I saw the Dark Baby Muse lift it up!

Dark Muse:  THAT one?  That one was just a toy!  The REAL tower was elsewhere!  Tee hee!

Muse:  We had to take the long way…Up all those towers and all those floors…

Twin Muse:  Sister!  Come here, my twinie!

Muse:  Why certainly, twinie!

*Muse and Twin Muse hug each other*

Twin Muse:  I had to go up alone because I was asked to help with the party!  Sorry we didn’t tell you, Kyle…

Muse:  Sorry.  We wanted it to be special.  Everything that I did was a way of stalling you. Visiting the dimensions.  Going to Muse City.  Eating that delicious meal.  We needed every bit of time to get this set up.

What about the evil Muses?

Muse:  They’re still in their forcefields!  They’re not going to hurt you!  They have to cooperate.  They have no choice…

What about the forcefield?

Muse:  The Creator has it reinforced with his own privilege.  They’ll never escape.

Twin Muse:  Isn’t this great?  This is what I’ll look like when I’m finally restored!  Please, sister.  Let’s find a way to restore me!  I know that this night won’t last forever…

It won’t.  So let’s celebrate this night while we still have it, okay?

Muses:  Happy 2,000 post anniversary, Kyle!

Why thank you everyone!  I see every single Muse from every single cycle.  The first one, the rich one, the bashful one, the virtuous one, the fairy Muse, the evil one, the angelic one, the fat one, the Mighty Mistress with the Marvelous Muses League, the constantly transforming one, the baby Muse, the Time Lady Muse, the royal one, the Jedi Muse, the giant one, the childish one, the Iron Muse, the fishy one, and the dark one!

Iron Muse:  That’s right, Kyle.  We’re all here for you.  Love the place!  It’s much more impressive than Spark Tower…

*Muse’s heart flashes brightly*

Muse:  Of course it is!  I built it!

Iron Muse:  It’s one of your finest works!  Thanks for building it!

Virtuous Muse:  I enjoy all the new faces.  Hello again, Kyle.  This special day is yours and we’re all here for it.  Enjoy it while it lasts.  Congratulations!

Thank you.  I certainly will!

Dark Muses:  Happy 2,000 post anniversary, Kyle!  Tee hee!

Wow!  Every single Dark Muse is here.  The original, the spoiled brat, the shy one, the fairy, the evil one, the angel, the Lethal Lady League, the infant, the Dark Time Lady Muse, the queen, the sith, the giant, the child, the fish, and the dark one!

Twin Muse:  Let’s not forget me!  Well, I‘m not dark, but the true version.

Dark Time Lady Muse:  Yes, you are the healed version.  And Kyle, you are correct.  Now go on, dear.  Have some delicious cake.  It is not poisoned.  I promise!

Dark Baby Muse:  It is a very yummy cake!  Tee hee!  I had some myself!

Dark Spoiled Muse:  No expense was on this fun party, or that cake, so eat all of it you want!  Now if you would excuse me…Servants!  Come here this instant!

Dark Baby Muse:  Mommy, change me!

At that, the Dark Spoiled Muse’s servants quietly escorted her out of the room, to tend to her business and the Nurture clone did the same for Dark Baby Muse.

Well, I know what that call is all about.  I know about the spoiled one, but I know that they’re both “pampered”.

After seeing all the Dark Muses, I tried to find the 2000th Muse, and discovered that she was standing right next to me.

Being reassured, I smiled.  “I just wanted to know that you were still next to me.”

???: Happy 2,000 post anniversary, Kyle!

???:  You’ve come a long way, Kyle!  I’m so proud of you!

Remedy! Nurture!

Remedy:  What do you think of this party?  Much better than the one from 1,000 posts ago, huh?

It is.  I love it.  This was worth all the suspense, waiting, and adventure.

Nurture: Sorry about separating Twin Muse from you.  She had to help us with the setup!

Remedy:  Indeed.  These parties don’t make themselves…Now, I’m going to dance with Nurture.  Have fun, Kyle!

I will!

To celebrate this wonderful occasion, I ate a couple slices of anniversary cake and sat down, reflecting on all of the memories from day one until now.

My Muse suddenly got up and began yawning.

Muse:  *yawn*  I’m so tire…AHHHHHHHH!!!!

My Muse fell on the floor.

Gasping, I stood my Muse up and got her to her feet.

Muse:  *yawn* Sorry about that…Kyle.  I’m just very tired… *yawn*

Well, let’s go in the other room, away from the party…okay?

And that is exactly what we did.

I took my Muse into the next room.  This room was an enormous room, lavishly decorated.  A desk sat in one corner and a grand bed sat in the other.  It was the size of four king-sized beds merged together.  It was well decorated with pure white and solid gold, with the bed being the same color.

“Kyle!” she said, yawning.  “I have something that I would like to read to you.  I would like to do this before I get too tired.”  She let out a deep yawn.

“Come on!”  I shouted.  “Hurry!  Read it!”

My Muse got out a note and began to read it.

“To my master,” she read.  “I made this tower for you and me.  This is to honor your hard work and dedication for another 100 days of hardship, bringing this total up to 2000.  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.  Love, Your Muse.  P.S.  I hope that you enjoyed our special date, and the wonderful adventure that you had in my heart.  It is indeed true that my heart connects to the void where you will find the heart of every other Muse, plus the Creator’s Realm, which holds everything together.  I created a whole lot of things this time, making Muse City much bigger and much more vibrant.  I made that valley, with that mountain that had the previous tower split into 19 segments.  That was quite the adventure, huh?  I enjoyed making the tower at the top as well.  Also, I would like to congratulate you on reaching 2,000 entries.  This is not an easy feat, and it requires a tremendous amount of energy and creativity to pull it off.  Thank you for loving me as your own and all the kindness that you have shown to me.  Especially when I was a baby and your patience and dedication to making me thrive.  This is it, Kyle.  2000 days.  2000 wonderful days than you have spent journaling and speaking with me.  Doesn’t that make you feel excited?  I know that it certainly does for me, and I enjoy every minute that we spend together.  You are a wonderful friend, and would make wonderful company to any woman that would want to form a special friendship with you.  I know that you are really trying to find a godly woman in your life, and that you are praying for her every day.  I really do admire that and I am glad that you are doing so! With all of the prayers that you are giving to your future wife, I too have a prayer for you.  My prayer is that your future wife finds you soon.  Thank you, God for giving Kyle a wonderful job.  It delights me that he is so happy with it.  Remember this, Kyle.  I am just a thought.  An idea that has been made into human form.  A Muse.  One that you have crafted with your very own hands.  The engine of creativity that brings to life every work that you make.  I am your Muse, and I will always be your Muse as long as you live.  Don’t stop creating and don’t stop writing.  Ideas are my food, so don’t leave me hungry.  Happy 2000 post anniversary!  Happy second millennial post!  XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO  (X’s are kisses, and O’s are hugs, of course.  Tee hee…)

After she finished reading that note, my eyes began tearing up.  I stretched out my hands and gently embraced her.  “Thank you…” I said, quietly weeping.  “What you just said means so much to me…It really does.  Thank you…”

Suddenly, my Muse swooned.  “Kyle!” my Muse shouted, her voice growing weak.  “My bed! Quick…”

I brought my Muse over to the bed and my timing was just perfect.  My Muse, who was extremely exhausted, collapsed right onto the bed, landing on her belly.  She flashed and shrunk, transforming back into her Dark Muse form.  My Muse was fast asleep.  All that hard work in preparing this for me must have really taken it out of her…

Right next to her bed lay an open package of nighttime diapers.  They must have appeared when my Muse’s form reverted back.  I know that’s part of the Dark Muse, and that my Muse had to struggle with this for 100 days.  For her sake, I will keep quiet about this since I don’t want to embarrass her.

I then looked next to the bed and noticed a directory which was much like the 1900th floor, 1800th floor, 1700th floor, 1600th floor, 1500th floor, 1400th floor, 1300th floor, 1200th floor, 1100th floor, 1000th floor, 900th floor, 800th floor, 700th floor, 600th floor, 500th floor, 400th floor, 300th floor, 200th floor, and 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 1901-2000

Floor 1901 – The Dark Side of the Muse  Floor 1901 – Summer Outro  Floor 1902 – Starting Fall off Write  Floor 1903 – Upping My Game  Floor 1904 – A Brief Start  Floor 1905 – Early Meeting Tomorrow  Floor 1906 – Hot Dogs and My Sister’s Place  Floor 1907 – Chimichangas, Crepes, and a Bible Study  Floor 1908 – Coming Attractions – More Book Progress and a New Section?  Floor 1909 – Another Brief Update  Floor 1910 – Sunday Start  Floor 1911 – Shopping Day  Floor 1912 – Good Night!  Floor 1913 – Survivor and Recharge  Floor 1914 – Movie Night  Floor 1915 – A Night In  Floor 1916 – Self Reflection  Floor 1917 – Think & Write  Floor 1918 – Survivor Catchup  Floor 1919 – Journey Group Eve  Floor 1920 – Past the Halfway Point…  Floor 1921 – Haircut and a Bible Study  Floor 1922 – Wonderful Weekend  Floor 1923 – Miso Shrimp and More Groceries  Floor 1924 – SunNESday  Floor 1925 – Bible Study?  Floor 1926 – Time for Toastmasters  Floor 1927 – Putting on the Brakes…  Floor 1928 – Dinner at Grandma and Grandpa’s  Floor 1929 – Friday Fellowship  Floor 1930 – Writing Frenzy  Floor 1931 – GERSBERMS! MAH FRAVRIT MERVIE! PERT TEUR!  Floor 1932 – Momentum  Floor 1933 – Tuesday Mole Day  Floor 1934 – Middle of the Week…  Floor 1935 – Nearing the Top…  Floor 1936 – Finally Friday…  Floor 1937 – Jumping into Action  Floor 1938 – Brief End of Weekend Update  Floor 1939 – Got my Car Back!  Floor 1940 – Halloween Checklist  Floor 1941 – Trick or Treat?!  Floor 1942 – On Fumes…  Floor 1943 – Greeting the Weekend  Floor 1944 – Falling Back – Mission Accomplished  Floor 1945 – A Different Sunday  Floor 1946 – Cheeseburger in Paradise  Floor 1947 – Election Day  Floor 1948 – Elder Forum  Floor 1949 – The Eve Before Friendsgiving  Floor 1950 – Friendsgiving  Floor 1951 – Getting Cold…  Floor 1952 – Some Improvement  Floor 1953 – Much Better!  Floor 1954 – Chill Evening  Floor 1955 – Another Quick One…  Floor 1956 – Long Day…  Floor 1957 – Snow Day  Floor 1958 – Solitude  Floor 1959 – Mission Revolution  Floor 1960 – Short Week…  Floor 1961 – Early Weekend…  Floor 1962 – Thanksgiving Eve  Floor 1963 – Happy Thanksgiving!  Floor 1964 – Shop Till You Drop  Floor 1965 – We’re Going to the Internet!  Floor 1966 – Christmas Music  Floor 1967 – Click Till You Drop  Floor 1968 – Taco Tuesday  Floor 1969 – So Tired…  Floor 1970 – Pork Rinds and Survivor  Floor 1971 – Time for the Weekend…  Floor 1972 – Change of Plans  Floor 1973 – O Christmas Tree  Floor 1974 – Christmas Shopping  Floor 1975 – Christmas Toast  Floor 1976 – This is all you get  Floor 1977 – Wrapping More Gifts and Charlie Brown  Floor 1978 – It’s Friday Again…  Floor 1979 – Christmas Memories and a Christmas Party  Floor 1980 – Christmas Memories – Part II  Floor 1981 – Christmas Memories – Part III  Floor 1982 – Christmas Memories – Part IV  Floor 1983 – Wrapping up this Day  Floor 1984 – Kimchi Impossible  Floor 1985 – Progressive Dinner  Floor 1986 – YouTube Christmas Marathon  Floor 1987 – Vanishing Weekend  Floor 1988 – Christmas Countdown  Floor 1989 – Christmas Toast  Floor 1990 – Christmas Break Eve  Floor 1991 – Christmas Haircut  Floor 1992 – I’m All About That List…  Floor 1993 – The True Meaning of Christmas  Floor 1994 – All Aboard!  Floor 1995 – Twas the Day Before Christmas  Floor 1996 – Merry Christmas!  Floor 1997 – Christmas Aftermath  Floor 1998 – A Holiday with Mary  Floor 1999 – Extended NESday  Floor 2000 – Tower of Muses: The Twentieth Ascent

 

The high today is going to be 28 degrees and the silver lining is having this extra special 2000th 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 1900, she’s right!  The entire entry is typed!  And there’s no message this time, since she read the whole message to me herself.  I think that I’ll reread that message.  Aw…How thoughtful.  I liked the perfectly timed narrations!

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

Me & My Muse – Day 1900: Tower of Muses: The Nineteenth 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 1800 and a nearly identical post from Day 1700.  I don’t know about you, but with it being Thursday and me being really busy with my new 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 1800th entry!  You don’t believe me, do you?  Well, go back and read the 1800th 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 seventeenth 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 1000!  Speaking of which, entry 2000 is just 100 entries away!  Surely he’ll have something original for that, won’t he?  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 “1800th” to “1900th”, “sixteenth” to “seventeenth”, and mentioned the upcoming 2000th entry, 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 800 days ago.  (Not quite. I made some subtle changes and included a note to the reader to  reread the 1800th entry which would provide a basis of proof that I am the same narrator that narrated 900 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 1800?  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 1800.  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 1900!  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 a mermaid would live in.  A luxuriously posh office building – for women. The coral 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!) Towards the very top of the tower was the ocean floor, oddly suspended in the air.  How all the water could retain its shape and not rain down from the sky was a mystery to me.

“A luxurious building,” I said to myself.  “Can’t my Muse be any more original?  But that water towards the top is weird.  How can everything be underwater high in the sky?”

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 1801st 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 that was completely underwater.  But this lobby had no exit, since this was the 1801st floor.  Immediately, I used my One Privilege so that I could breathe underwater.

 

Approaching a coral 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 “The Little Mermuse” 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 1900 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 1801 – The Little Mermuse

In this one, I see my Muse in her newest form.  She has become a mermaid, ala Hans Christian Anderson’s famous tale.  She makes a dramatic entrance and everything’s underwater.  How does this saltwater story begin? Read it and find out.  This is a “tail” that you won’t want to forget!

Floor 1811 – My Sister’s Wedding

In this one,  I talk about what is one of the most important family days of all.  My sister gets married and I serve as an usher in her wedding.  It was a very happy day and a day that I won’t forget.  Do you cry at weddings?  If so, grab some tissues and read this one.  You’ll be glad you did.

Floor 1824 – Greetings From Hubbard Lake!

Just another vacation post.  After the fourth, I break to go up north.  Just your standard vacation fare here.  Pack your bags and read this one.  Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen.

Floor 1827 – Five Years and Counting

Has it really been five 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 five years of this wonderful experiment.  Read this entry and celebrate.

Floor 1836 – New Car Countdown – Part II: The LeSabre’s Last Stand

In the countdown to my new car, I bid my old ride one last goodbye.  It’s not that I’m getting rid of it or anything.  It will still be rode in the winter and every now and then.  Don’t worry, black buddy.  Your popularity will return when it gets cold.  Buckle up and read this one.  And hang on to your seats.  It’s going to be a bumpy ride…

Floor 1838 – CamWHEEEEEEEE!!!

This is it.  The much anticipated entry where I get a new car.  A 2017 Toyota Camry XLE.  She’s a beauty, and a lot of fun with her heated seats and roomy leather interior.  Are you sold?  Then buckle up and read this.  And enjoy the climate control and whatever XM station you like.

Floor 1840– Wet Rainday

The Mermuse story arc continues, when Dark Muse takes control of my Muse.  She is flashing bright with power.  What did she drink?  Was it something magical?  Grab your scuba gear and read this.  This one’s really deep.

Floor 1846 – SaturNESday

Besides the friend hangout, more of the story arc is explained here.  Need a little more exposition?  This one will help.  Grab some popcorn and read this.  The plot will make a lot more sense…

Floor 1855 – R.I.P. iPod…

This entry was initially written to lament my iPod that stopped working.  But since I found out that it just got shorted, it works fine now, so this entry is nothing more than a joke.  Not all iPods have extra lives but it appears that my iPod does.  Read this one, and you’ll see how the first one was lost.

Floor 1864 – Halfway Point

The Mermuse saga continues when the Dark Muse comes back.  What will be done now?  How will the Dark Muse be stopped?  What happens next?  Read this one, and see how the plot thickens.

Floor 1870 – Farewell Toast

In this one, I bid farewell to Northwood University, the site where I experienced more than 10 years worth of Toastmasters meetings.  From that point, the Northwood chapter ends, with a new one beginning soon.  Read this one, and hear my last good-byes.

Floor 1873 – Friday Tidal Wave

In this one, you get a front row seat to the exciting finale of the Mermuse saga.  Does the Dark Muse become victorious?  Who can stop her?  Grab your favorite snacks and read this one.  It’s pretty exciting how it ends.

Floor 1884 – A New Toast

While the old chapter ends with Northwood, the new one now begins.  In this one, I share how my Toastmasters club will now be meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Read this one to hear more about the new beginning.

Floor 1887 – Writing Weekend

It’s happening.  An exciting new return to my desire to write.  And with that comes a fun entry where I share my upcoming projects.  What are these projects?  There are actually three of them.  Still curious?  Read this entry and find out what they are.

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 1900th 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 1900 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 nineteenth 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 1900th floor.

A little like the 1800th 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 1000.  Pretty much the same room as 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 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 mermaid 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 the foot of the bed was a note.  And this is what it said:

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 1900.  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.

Love,

Your Muse

I then looked next to the bed and noticed a directory which was much like 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 1801-1900

Floor 1801 – The Little Mermuse  Floor 1802 – Almost Friday…  Floor 1803 – Finish Line  Floor 1804 – Quiet Day at Home  Floor 1805 – Happy Father’s Day!  Floor 1806 – Wedding Week  Floor 1807 – More Meetings  Floor 1808 – Busy Day  Floor 1809 – Wedding Rehearsal  Floor 1810 – Wedding Eve  Floor 1811 – My Sister’s Wedding  Floor 1812 – Wedding Leftovers  Floor 1813 – Happy Work Day  Floor 1814 – Crazy about Cars  Floor 1815 – Time for a NESday…  Floor 1816 – And then there was One…  Floor 1817 – Hot Finale  Floor 1818 – Summer Post Done Quick  Floor 1819 – Fiscal New Year’s Day  Floor 1820 – A Short Week  Floor 1821 – Fourth of July Eve  Floor 1822 – Happy Independence Day!  Floor 1823 – Leftover Fireworks  Floor 1824 – Greetings From Hubbard Lake!  Floor 1825 – Back Home…  Floor 1826 – Sushi – For Realz This Time!  Floor 1827 – Five Years and Counting  Floor 1828 – Awesome Program  Floor 1829 – Brain Freeze: Part VI  Floor 1830 – Pre-Approved  Floor 1831 – Not Quite…  Floor 1832 – My New Ride  Floor 1833 – End of the Weekend…  Floor 1834 – New Car Stuff  Floor 1835 – New Car Countdown  Floor 1836 – New Car Countdown – Part II: The LeSabre’s Last Stand  Floor 1837 – Car Get!  Floor 1838 – CamWHEEEEEEEE!!!  Floor 1839 – Tired…  Floor 1840 – Wet Rainday  Floor 1841 – Cereal Trip and More Car Stuff  Floor 1842 – Here We Go…  Floor 1843 – WedNESday  Floor 1844 – Long-awaited Bible Study  Floor 1845 – Journals of Yesterday  Floor 1846 – SaturNESday  Floor 1847 – And the rest of the Weekend…  Floor 1848 – A Shorter Week…  Floor 1849 – Halfway Point  Floor 1850 – Chip off the New Windshield  Floor 1851 – The Weekend is Here  Floor 1852 – Greetings From Hubbard Lake!  Floor 1853 – Greetings From Hubbard Lake! Part Two  Floor 1854 – Back Home…  Floor 1855 – R.I.P. iPod…  Floor 1856 – Another Toastmasters Meeting  Floor 1857 – Brown Haircut and Coming Attractions  Floor 1858 – Weekend Eve  Floor 1859 – The Weekend is Here…  Floor 1860 – Early Training is Early…  Floor 1861 – Happy Birthday!  Floor 1862 – Birthday Aftermath  Floor 1863 – Hot Potluck  Floor 1864 – Halfway Point  Floor 1865 – Plenty of Cake and a Friend Visit?  Floor 1866 – Hooray for Friday!  Floor 1867 – Saturday Summer Palooza  Floor 1868 – Dinner at Wixom Lake  Floor 1869 – Spicy Dinner  Floor 1870 – Farewell Toast  Floor 1871 – Next Day Done Quick  Floor 1872 – Thaiing up Thursday  Floor 1873 – Friday Tidal Wave  Floor 1874 – What to do…  Floor 1875 – Last Week of Summer  Floor 1876 – Monday Monsoon  Floor 1877 – Clean Bathroom  Floor 1878 – Two Day Countdown  Floor 1879 – Bible Study  Floor 1880 – Labor Day Weekend? Writing Time!  Floor 1881 – Clean Room and Fuji Fun  Floor 1882 – The Countdown Begins  Floor 1883 – Happy Birthborday!  Floor 1884 – A New Toast  Floor 1885 – Coming Attractions  Floor 1886 – Cooling Down  Floor 1887 – Writing Weekend  Floor 1888 – Writing Weekend – Part II  Floor 1889 – Lots of Progress  Floor 1890 – Short Monday  Floor 1891 – A Day That I Still Never Forget  Floor 1892 – Tired Wednesday  Floor 1893 – Work and a Toastmasters Meeting  Floor 1894 – Young Adult Night  Floor 1895 – Writing Time  Floor 1896 – A Little Housekeeping…  Floor 1897 – A Good Case of the Monday’s  Floor 1898 – Open up and Say AHHHHHHHH!!!!!  Floor 1899 – Super Early Meeting  Floor 1900 – Tower of Muses: The Nineteenth Ascent

The high today is going to be 74 degrees and the silver lining is having this 1900th 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 1800, 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…

Me & My Muse – Day 1800: Tower of Muses: The Eighteenth 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 1700 and a nearly identical post from Day 1600.  I don’t know about you, but with it being Tuesday and me being really busy with my new 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 1700th entry!  You don’t believe me, do you?  Well, go back and read the 1700th 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 sixteenth 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 1000!  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 “1700th” to “1800th” and “fifteenth” to “sixteenth” 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 700 days ago.  (Not quite. I made some subtle changes and included a note to the reader to  reread the 1700th entry which would provide a basis of proof that I am the same narrator that narrated 800 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 1700?  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 1700.  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 1800!  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 a wealthy super rich business woman would  live in.  A luxuriously posh 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 luxurious 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 1701st 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 1701st 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 “Iron Muse” 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 1800 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 1701 – Iron Muse

In this one, we see wonderful fan service done to one of my favorite Marvel Superheroes.  Tammy Spark? Spark Tower? This made Tony so angry that he made a personal visit himself.  Stan Lee also makes a cameo, so this one is pure gold.  And parts of the tower were gold too.  Read this one and be amazed.

Floor 1702 – Friday Fun

Get ready for some fun.  When Friday rolls around, my Muse invites me to Spark Tower for a night of fun.  And when a billionaire invites you to their residence, you know you’re going to have fun.  What fun awaits?  Read this one, and get ready for some fun.  The Spark Tower really knows how to entertain.

Floor 1722 – Now we’re Cooking!

In this one, I discuss my plans to make dinner for the whole family.  The menu?  A delicious frittata with fruit.  What can be better?  Grab a plate and read this one with an empty stomach.  It’s a very delicious read!

Floor 1728A – NO WAE!

“Do you know da wae?  I will show you da wae!”  This one is what I consider to be one of my best April Fools pranks yet.  Ugandan Knuckles is pure gold.  So will you be reading this?  Read it now, or I’ll spit on you!

Floor 1729 – April Madness

What’s crazier than March Madness?  April Madness.  At my work, the number 16 seed won in the NCAA championship. Something that has never happened before.  Because of that, Little Caesars gave away free lunch combos that day.  This was a lunch rush that I will never forget.  One that rivals even Halloween, if you can believe that.  Stand in line and read this one.  You’ll get your free lunch combo.  I guarantee it.

Floor 1730– April Toast

In this one, the Iron Muse saga continues.  Things take a turn for the worst when 20 Iron Muse suits get stolen from Spark Tower.  How did this happen?  Who stole them?  Read this, and find out.

Floor 1734 – TGIS…

Besides getting the rest of Saturday off, the Marvelous Muse league arrives at last.  What will be done to recover the missing suits?  Read this, and say hello to the team.

Floor 1746 – Job Offer

Since college, I have been wanting to find a job that fully utilizes my college degree.  In this one, I make the official announcement of the job offer that I accepted at Dow Chemical.  After eleven long years, it is good to hear such exciting news.  News that has changed my life.  Read this one.  Read all of it carefully and see a life changed before your very eyes.  And whatever you do, say yes to the offer.  You will not regret it.

Floor 1753 – The Infinity War

Why did I choose this one?  In this one, I pretty much discuss how hyped I was to see The Avengers: The Infinity War.  Things get real when Thanos is after all six Infinity Stones.   The entire universe is at stake if Thanos gets them all, as he can wipe out half of all life in just a snap of a finger.  You know what to do.  Read this one, and PRAY that Thanos doesn’t get the Infinity Stones.

Floor 1767 – Last Day Eve

In this one, I give a thoughtful reflection of my more than seven years of working at Little Caesars.  When you have worked there as long as I have, you can’t help but reflect on how far you have come from day one.  This is done at length, and I’m glad to get all of these memories out.  Read this, and see how a pizza making legend was born.

Floor 1768 – TGIF – Farewell Edition

This is it. This was my very last day that I worked at Little Caesars.  And do you know what?  I’m glad that it’s all done.  There is no lengthy reflection here, as that was done in the previous entry.  Have you had your fill of pizza?  Get it now.  Read this one and celebrate my last day with me.

Floor 1776 – The Weekend Begins

The plot thickens in the Iron Muse Saga when the Dark Damsel shows up to take over Spark Tower.  With the Lethal Lady League in control, things are not looking good for our lady heroes.  What will Tammy Spark do now?  Read this one, and see how this exciting saga continues.

Floor 1780 – Middle of the Week

A new hope could save the Marvelous Muse League.  All they need is…something.  Did you think that I was going to reveal what happens in this one?  Sorry.   Go on and read this one if you are curious.  There is hope in the horizon…

Floor 1783 – The Weekend Begins…

The story continues, and no.  It can’t be!  Iron Muse has gone rouge?  Who can save our lady heroes now?  Go on and read this.  The story is not over yet…

Floor 1785 – Age of Musetron

In this one, you get to see the exciting finale to the Iron Muse Saga.  The final showdown is here, and only one side will win.  Will it be good or evil?  Read on, and see how this exciting story concludes.

 

 

Wow! It looks like I had lot more favorites than what I thought. I included a little more than last time! Maybe I should’ve narrowed the list. But it’s too late now. Onward to the 1800th 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 1800 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 twelfth 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 1800th floor.

A little like the 1700th 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 1000.  Pretty much the same room as the 1700th story, the1600th 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 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 businesswoman superhero 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 the foot of the bed was a note.  And this is what it said:

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 1800.  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.

Love,

Your Muse

I then looked next to the bed and noticed a directory which was much like the 1700th floor,1600th floor, 1500th floor, 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 1701-1800

Floor 1701 – Iron Muse  Floor 1702 – I’m Tired of Winter…  Floor 1703 – Wet Wednesday  Floor 1704 – Snow More  Floor 1705 – Can I Enjoy My Friday Now?  Floor 1706 – It’a-a me, MAR10!  Floor 1707 – Happy Birthday, dad and Springing Ahead  Floor 1708 – A Simple Start  Floor 1709 – Open up and Say AHHHHHHH!!!!  Floor 1710 – Easy as Pi  Floor 1711 – Not Quite Friday Yet…  Floor 1712 – Friday Fun  Floor 1713 – Lucky Day  Floor 1714 – Easy Sunday  Floor 1715 – Happy Friday!  Floor 1716 – Stressful Day  Floor 1717 – March Madness – Part III  Floor 1718 – Chill Day…  Floor 1719 – TGIF! OH YEAH!  Floor 1720 – SaturNESday  Floor 1721 – Palm Sunday Respite  Floor 1722 – Now we’re Cooking!  Floor 1723 – Phew…  Floor 1724 – Middle of the Week  Floor 1725 – Already Thursday…  Floor 1726 – Good Friday  Floor 1727 – Me & My Muse Series Finale  Floor 1728A – Me & My Muse Video – Day 1: NO WAE!  Floor 1728B – Happy Easter!  Floor 1729 – April Madness  Floor 1730 – April Toast  Floor 1731 – April Snow brings May…Nevermind!  Floor 1732 – Rough Thursday  Floor 1733 – Not out of the Woods Yet…  Floor 1734 – TGIS…  Floor 1735 – Sunday Solitude  Floor 1736 – A Little Tired…  Floor 1737 – Phewday NESday  Floor 1738 – Middle of the Week  Floor 1739 – Summer Preview  Floor 1740 – Friday Short  Floor 1741 – Power Outage  Floor 1742 – Spring Needs to Hurry…  Floor 1743 – Cooking Time?  Floor 1744 – Good Things are Coming…  Floor 1745 – Survivor Night  Floor 1746 – Job Offer  Floor 1747 – Friday GoodNES  Floor 1748 – Relief at Last…  Floor 1749 – Farewell Weekend…  Floor 1750 – Good Night!  Floor 1751 – Change of Plans…  Floor 1752 – Cutting to the Chase…  Floor 1753 – The Infinity War  Floor 1754 – The Power of Change  Floor 1755 – Greetings From Grand Rapids!  Floor 1756 – The Spring Conference Recap…  Floor 1757 – Busy and Tired  Floor 1758 – Turning up the Heat  Floor 1759 – Anniversary Dinner  Floor 1760 – Toastmasters District 62 Spring Conference Aftermath  Floor 1761 – May the Fourth be With You  Floor 1762 – Cinco de NESday  Floor 1763 – And Now it’s Sunday…  Floor 1764 – Green Haircut: May Debut  Floor 1765 – Four More Days!  Floor 1766 – Almost There…  Floor 1767 – Last Day Eve  Floor 1768 – TGIF – Farewell Edition  Floor 1769 – And Now I’m Tired…  Floor 1770 – Happy Mother’s Day!  Floor 1771 – Day One Stuff…  Floor 1772 – Second Day on the Job  Floor 1773 – Busy NESday  Floor 1774 – Thursday Update  Floor 1775 – Week One – Complete!  Floor 1776 – The Weekend Begins  Floor 1777 – End of the Weekend…  Floor 1778 – Tux is all Paid Off!  Floor 1779 – TuesNESday  Floor 1780 – Middle of the Week  Floor 1781 – One More Day…  Floor 1782 – Memorial Day Weekend is Here…  Floor 1783 – The Weekend Begins…  Floor 1784 – Right in the Middle…  Floor 1785 – Age of Musetron  Floor 1786 – Back to Work…  Floor 1787 – Working Out  Floor 1788 – Where has this Week Gone?  Floor 1789 – The Weekend is Here  Floor 1790 – Breath of Fresh Air  Floor 1791 – Budgeting and Multiplication  Floor 1792 – Starting up Quicken  Floor 1793 – Starting up Toastmasters  Floor 1794 – Halfway Already  Floor 1795 – Start Your Engines!  Floor 1796 – The Weekend Begins…  Floor 1797 – Birthday and an Open House  Floor 1798 – A Day of Respite  Floor 1799 – Another Conference  Floor 1800 – Tower of Muses: The Eighteenth Ascent

The high today is going to be 83 degrees and the silver lining is having this 1800th 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 1700, 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…

Me & My Muse – Day 1700: Tower of Muses: The Seventeenth 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 1600 and a nearly identical post from Day 1500.  I don’t know about you, but with it being Sunday, 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 1600th entry!  You don’t believe me, do you?  Well, go back and read the 1600th 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 fifteenth 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 1000!  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 “1600th” to “1700th” and “fourteenth” to “fifteenth” 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 600 days ago.  (Not quite. I made some subtle changes and included a note to the reader to  reread the 1600th entry which would provide a basis of proof that I am the same narrator that narrated 700 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 1600?  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 1600.  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 1700!  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 a child would live in.  A colorful office building – for kids.  The soft pinks and other colors ran up and down the crayon-adorned structure.  The lego-studded glass had a pink tint to it.  (Oh my!  The designer had a lot of help with this!  What child could design this giant toy tower without help?)

“A colorful office building,” I said to myself. “Did somebody help my Muse build this? How cute!”

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 1601st 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 1601st floor.

 

Approaching a colorful service desk, I saw…a younger Muse sitting there?  Oh! That’s right! My Muse was a child! Still dealing with the weirdness, I noticed that 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…

“Hi Kyle!” she shouted.  “I don’t know how to type.  I was just doing what I see mommy do all the time.  Oh.  What did you tell me to say?  Oh!  You are on the “Not KIDding” floor.  This floor is one of my favorites, since I get to be with Kyle…”

I looked at her in confusion.  I didn’t tell her to say that!  But then it hit me.  Oh!  The me from that floor told her to say that!

My clone walked out of the room, looking frustrated.

“Say ‘It also captures who I am, 99 days ago!’ ” he shouted.

“Oh!” she gasped.  “Sorry!  It also captures who I am, 99 days ago…Did I do a good job?”

My clone nodded.  “An excellent job!  Do you like playing secretary?”

The younger Muse nodded.  “Uh-huh!”

A diaper appeared in the younger Muse’s hand.  “I just went in my diaper.  I need to change into a new one!”

My clone sighed.  “Hang on.  Wait until Kyle goes to the elevators.  Okay?”

The younger Muse sighed.  “I hope that he hurries…”

I nodded, and sighed. “Is she up there? Did she thrive?”

My clone nodded. “Your Muse? I don’t know if she thrived or not, but she’s definitely up there! She’s taking her nap…”

I nodded, and looked at the elevators that were past her desk.  “I would like to go to floor 1700 now.”

At this, my Muse frowned.  “Why?  Don’t you want to see me on the other floors?”

My clone nodded.  “Go ahead, actually.  There are a few floors that I would totally avoid.  Especially the ones where the Dark Muse possesses her.  She’s a lot of trouble…”

The younger Muse sighed.  “Dark Muse?  Who is that?”

My clone smiled.  “Someone that you don’t need to know.  You wouldn’t like her…trust me.  You’re happier on this floor…”

The younger Muse gasped, as a puddle was beginning to form beneath her.  “Uh-oh…”

My clone gasped, and grabbed the new diaper out of her hand.  “Just get to the top!”  He then turned to the younger Muse and quickly led her by the hand into the other room.  “It’s a good thing you’re wearing a dress…”

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 1601 – Not KIDding…

In this one, it is clearly no joke.  My Muse really is going to be a child for the next 100 days, and she starts as a first grader.  A well adjusted first grader with a few minor setbacks.  What are those setbacks?  Read this one and find out.

Floor 1602 – Christmas Music

Besides finally being able to hear Christmas music again, there’s a family element in this one that I really love.  My Muse, who is now eight, is dealing with her problem.  How does she cope with it?  Read it, and don’t bring it up around her.  You don’t want to discourage her.

Floor 1605 – Tour and a Meeting

In this one, I share my progress with the contacts that I have been meeting with.  Oh, and my Muse is a real handful in this one!  Hyper and energetic as any five-year old should be.  Definitely worth a read.

Floor 1608 – Work or Leisure

During a weekend that’s not guaranteed, one of the two is bound to happen.  You also get to see my Muse’s progress in her potty training.  And success is guaranteed when M&M’s are involved.  Read this one, and be sure to give her some M&M’s after she uses the potty.  She loves them!

Floor 1614 – 66 Breads

The title says it all.  This was the day that I had to prepare 66 Crazy Breads that had to be ready a half hour before the store even opened!  Of course I got some help, but it was quite the ordeal.  Read this one, and don’t mention the word “Crazy Bread” again!  At least not on this day in particular…

Floor 1620– The Last Jedi Begins Tonight…

In this one, I lament about how my Muse would not be able to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi with me.  With a PG-13 rating and strict parents, you’re left with a very sad eight year old pouting on her bed at home.  Is there a way that she can still go?  Did I mention that there is a second part to this?  Hurry!  Read this one and the second part and see how the plot unfolds!  Do it with haste, you must!

Floor 1640 – More Snow

While I did get some more snow, that is not why this one was selected.  In this one, an unwelcome guest makes their way into the Muse house.  Who is this guest?  Read this one and find out!  Tee hee!

Floor 1641 – Mountain of Inventory

If you remember Mountain of Boxes, this one is definitely worth reading.  With some fuzzy numbers, the store gets way too much inventory.  Where am I going to put all of this?  And how does Muse cope with her new guest?  Read this one, and watch out for the boxes!  You don’t want to trip…

Floor 1647– Under Construction: Part III – Where is My Sink?

Having a different sink is only a part of the problem.  In this one, my Muse’s guest moved away.  Or DID she?  What’s going on?  Give this one a read.  Something fishy is going on…

Floor 1680 – Monday Mishap

A Saturday hiccup made for an interesting Monday at work.  And the Child Muse story arc reaches its dramatic conclusion!  Does the Dark Muse get that gigantic playground that she always wanted?  Give this one a read.  It’s a good one.  Don’t worry.

 

 

Wow!  It looks like I had less favorites than last time!  Maybe I should’ve expanded the list.  But it’s too late now.  Onward to the 1700th floor…

My clone returned with my Muse.  He showed her to her seat and she sat down.  The younger Muse faced the keyboard and pretended to type on it.

My clone grinned.

“Well, she’s all changed.”  he told me.  “You’re still here, huh?  It’s amazing how much you know about those floors! Especially since you haven’t even visited them…I visited all of them!”

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

To that, he 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 1700 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 seventeenth 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 1700th floor.  My Muse would surely be up there, but did she thrive?  This is the crucial difference between her becoming an adult and her remaining a baby forever.  Having seen her yesterday, there’s no telling.  She was just a preschooler.  Just four years old.  If she was up here, she would be laying on her bed, taking her nap.  Oh, I surely hope that Nurture toilet trained her…

 

A little like the 1600th 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 1000.  Pretty much the same room as the 1600th story, the 1500th story, the 1400th story, the 1300th story, the 1200th story, the 1100th story, the 9ooth 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 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…how is she today? My Muse is…nine years old today.  She is 39 inches tall and she weighs 45 pounds. The height of a four year old and the weight of a six year old. Was she toilet trained? I surely hope that she was…

My heart sank when I saw what was at the foot of her bed.  Right there sat an open sack of Size 7 diapers.  I’m guessing that this was gotten into today, considering how one was used.  Did she even use the toilet today?  Did she give up?  I don’t want her to be a baby forever!  I really don’t…

Where is the note? It’s not attached to her this time. I’m guessing that they had to do something else, since she’s so little. Oh. There it is! Next to the sack of diapers, there was a note attached to the foot of the bed. It didn’t surprise me that she was sleeping, considering that creating this tower with the help of whoever helped her 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 the foot of the bed was a note.  And this is what it said:

To my master,

I made this tower with my daddy for you and me.  This is to honor your hard work and dedication for another 100 days of hardship, bringing the total up to 1700.  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.  Don’t worry about the diaper from this morning.  It was used in the middle of the night but I took it off and changed into underwear afterwards.  A couple more times I had to get up and use the potty.  I had no accidents at all.  I just really had to go.  There were no accidents during the day either, since I’m taking care of my bathroom trips in my sleep.  When this happens, I have no accidents since I’m using a dream bathroom.  I have tried this before and I know that there are no accidents when I do this.

I’m getting really tired, so my dad is going to finish this tower.  Time for a nap!

I love you a whole lot and I hope to marry you someday!

Your Muse

 

Nice note. My Muse’s was very cute.  That is very reassuring news.  I hope that she’s right about her progress with her toilet training.  I don’t want her to be a baby forever…

 

I then looked next to the bed and noticed a directory which was much like the 1600th floor, 1500th floor, 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 1601-1700

 

Floor 1601 – Not KIDding…  Floor 1602 – Christmas Music  Floor 1603 – Click Till You Drop  Floor 1604 – O Christmas Tree  Floor 1605 – Tour and a Meeting  Floor 1606 – Chill Day  Floor 1607 – Phew Day  Floor 1608 – Work or Leisure?  Floor 1609 – More Christmas Shopping  Floor 1610 – A Change of Pace  Floor 1611 – Wrapping Things Up  Floor 1612 – A Quick Start…  Floor 1613 – Easy Shift and a Meeting…  Floor 1614 – 66 Breads  Floor 1615 – Following the Star  Floor 1616 – All Shoveled…  Floor 1617 – More Footage and a Possible Friend Visit…  Floor 1618 – Ice Cold NESday  Floor 1619 – Snow Problem  Floor 1620 – The Last Jedi Begins Tonight…  Floor 1621 – Jedi Hangover  Floor 1622 – Christmas Movies, More Footage and a NESday  Floor 1623 – More Christmas Memories…  Floor 1624 – Christmas Footage Marathon  Floor 1625 – More Footage and Christmas Toast  Floor 1626 – Long Day  Floor 1627 – Christmas Haircut  Floor 1628 – The True Meaning of Christmas  Floor 1629 – All Aboard!  Floor 1630 – Twas the Day Before Christmas  Floor 1631 – Merry Christmas!  Floor 1632 – Christmas Aftermath  Floor 1633 – Time for Fun  Floor 1634 – End of Year Checklist…  Floor 1635 – End of Year Friday Finale  Floor 1636 – Closing Up the Year  Floor 1637 – Happy New Year!  Floor 1638 – Starting off tired  Floor 1639 – First Toast of the Year  Floor 1640 – More Snow…  Floor 1641 – Mountain of Inventory  Floor 1642 – BRRR!!! It’s Friday!  Floor 1643 – Shivering Saturday  Floor 1644 – Warmer Conditions Ahead  Floor 1645 – Under Construction  Floor 1646 – Under Construction: Part II – Where is my Work Space?  Floor 1647 – Under Construction: Part III – Where is My Sink?  Floor 1648 – Under Construction: Part IV – Turning Up the Heat  Floor 1649 – Under Construction: Part V – Where are the Workers?  Floor 1650 – Saturday Breakfast  Floor 1651 – A Cold Sunday…  Floor 1652 – Two Meetings and a Surprise NES Visit  Floor 1653 – More Remodeling and More Groceries  Floor 1654 – A Clean Bathroom  Floor 1655 – January Prelude  Floor 1656 – Friday Brief  Floor 1657 – Extended Weekend  Floor 1658 – The Sickness Continues…  Floor 1659 – DayQuil…NyQuil…  Floor 1660 – Evening Dough Shift  Floor 1661 – Morning Dough Shift  Floor 1662 – Morning Dough Marathon  Floor 1663 – Wait a Minute! It’s Friday?  Floor 1664 – Fun in Frankenmuth  Floor 1665 – A City…  Floor 1666 – An Invention…  Floor 1667 – An Airplane…  Floor 1668 – A Fish…  Floor 1669 – A Borrower…  Floor 1670 – A Castle…  Floor 1671 – A Bathhouse…  Floor 1672 – Super Bowl Large – Part II  Floor 1673 – Snow Day Aftermath  Floor 1674 – February Toast  Floor 1675 – Time to Relax!  Floor 1676 – Thursday Headache  Floor 1677 – It’s Friday? Snow Way!  Floor 1678 – A Saturday to Relax…  Floor 1679 – Snow No…  Floor 1680 – Monday Mishap  Floor 1681 – Mardi Gras and Friend Meeting Tonight…  Floor 1682 – Happy Hallmark Day…  Floor 1683 – Singled Out…  Floor 1684 – Friday Short  Floor 1685 – Saturday Stuff  Floor 1686 – Shifting to Sunday  Floor 1687 – Monday GoodNES  Floor 1688 – Torrential Tuesday  Floor 1689 – Sunny Skies and Car Get…  Floor 1690 – New Insurance  Floor 1691 – New Weekend  Floor 1692 – Super Saturday  Floor 1693 – So Windy…  Floor 1694 – In a Nutshell…  Floor 1695 – Another Short One…  Floor 1696 – Ghost of a Chance  Floor 1697 – Phew! Thursday!  Floor 1698 – End of the Week  Floor 1699 – Saturday Aftermath  Floor 1700 – Tower of Muses: The Seventeenth Ascent

The high today is going to be 40 degrees and the silver lining is having this 1700th 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 1600, 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…

Me & My Muse – Day 1600: Tower of Muses: The Sixteenth 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 1500 and a nearly identical post from Day 1400.  I don’t know about you, but with it being the day after Thanksgiving, 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 1500th entry!  You don’t believe me, do you?  Well, go back and read the 1500th 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 fourteenth 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 1000!  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 “1500th” to “1600th” and “thirteenth” to “fourteenth” 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 500 days ago.  (Not quite. I made some subtle changes and included a note to the reader to  reread the 1500th entry which would provide a basis of proof that I am the same narrator that narrated 600 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 1500?  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 1500.  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 1600!  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 a giant would live in.  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 giant 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 1501st 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 1501st floor.

Before I could move another inch, I was stopped by a telepathic voice.

Kyle!  This area that you are in is a pocket dimension based on the Tower of Muses that I created.  Due to my enormous size, I had to create a smaller version of this land and tower just for you.  I am currently resting, and I’m the size of 10,000 universes.  You would never be able to traverse the actual size of the tower, let alone my own bedroom.  As you saw this morning, your universe was safe.  I recreated it, along with the multiverse that I now live in.  When you get to the 1600th floor, you will see a scaled down holographic version of myself, for my actual self is far too big for you to actually see.  I am enjoying my rest very much, and will allow you to return to your exploration…

My Muse can talk to me while she’s sleeping?  That’s weird.

I had to borrow your One Privilege to restore everything.  I did return it to you.  Don’t worry!

Okay.  Moving right along…

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 “Growing Pains” 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 1600 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 1505 – Total Eclipse

In this one, my area experiences a total eclipse…well, sort of.  About 70%, actually.  Can you handle the brightness?  Read this one, but use a welding mask when you do.  And DON’T LOOK AT THE SUN!!!

Floor 1506 – The Calm After the Storm

Why did I pick this one?  It actually has little to do with the title.  My Muse comes to terms with her daily growth spurts and begins to enjoy her new cycle just a little bit too much.  What do I mean?  Check this one out, and be careful!  Get her attention or she might accidentally step on you!

Floor 1507 – Finally Home…

Things take a turn for the worse when the Dark Muse decides to pay my giantess Muse a visit.  And we all know what happens whenever the Dark Muse is involved.  Take caution when you read this.  It’s a fun and really really big read, tee hee!

Floor 1510 – Chicago Wedding

The highlight here is my cousin’s wedding.  I go down with my family and grandparents to witness the best day of his life.  What can be better?  Maybe it was your wedding day.  Read this, and try not to cry, if you’re the one that usually cries at weddings.

Floor 1517 – Saturday Sushi

While the sushi was good, the story arc isn’t.  Things worsen when the Dark Muse returns even more powerful than ever.  Did I mention that she had a borrowed One Privilege?  Read this, and be careful.  She might store you with her other toys!

Floor 1523– Friday Respite

The plot thickens when the Dark Giant Muse begins treating earth like a toy.  There is more exposition with Remedy and the plot is revealed to stop the Dark Giant Muse.  How will she be stopped?  Read this one and find out.

Floor 1527 – Tired Tuesday

Things reach the tipping point when the Dark Giant Muse attempts to outgrow the universe.  But fortunately, an unexpected visitor saves the day?  Who is it?  Remember the clues and read this one.  Did it have something to do with a thing being borrowed?  Hmm…

Floor 1551 – Living Large

In this one, my Muse has a little bit too much fun showing off her growing obsession with being a giantess.  At this point, she can easily fit earth in her living room.  Her obsession with growing bigger and bigger has me has me a little annoyed at this point.  How does she show off?  Read this one, and PLEASE remind her not to move the earth into her living room.

Floor 1552– A Different Place

What happened?  Somehow, the Dark Muse acquired her own privilege and created her own universe that she calls the “Teeheeverse”.  Considering that our universe can easily fit inside it, things get sticky in a Teeheeverse full of creatures all bearing the Dark Muse’s likeness.  If you don’t remember this universal pandemic, trust me.  You didn’t miss anything.  Check out this read and get the full account.

Floor 1553 – LEGO My Ninjago Movie…

The story arc is put on hold so that I can see the next LEGO movie.  Check it out, and say hi to La-lloyd for me!

Floor 1558 – Friggatriskaideka…what?

Superstitions and story arc progression bundled into one amazing entry.  In this one, I use the Master Key in my attempt to stop the Dark Giant Muse and her Teeheeverse.  Am I successful?  Read this one, and don’t forget your four-leaf clover or your lucky rabbit’s foot.

Floor 1566 – Another Break…

In this one, my Muse gets so big that she needs to talk to me telepathically.  How does this exchange go?  Check out this read, and good luck finding my Muse.  Did I mention that she’s 100 light years tall now?

Floor 1568 – Monday Mole Day

In this one, I nerd out and discuss Avogadro’s Number, and the wonderful day associated with it.  Moles are fun!  Moles of all kinds!  Whack a mole or use Mario to take out Monty Mole!  Go ahead and read this, but don’t forget the chips and guacamole.

Floor 1572 – Odyssey? Yessy!

Another wonderful game has finally come to the Nintendo Switch.  In this one, I talk about my purchase of Super Mario Odyssey, a game that could very well be one of the best Mario games of all time.  A wonderful song, a vast world full of exploration, and an amazing entry where I discuss all of this.  Plus, I use Cappy to have fun with my Muse.  A definite must read.  And don’t forget to sing along!

Floor 1579 – Friday at Last…

In this entry, the Dark Giant Muse is back?  And then she’s gone again thanks to a little…help.  Who is the helper this time?  I’ll give you a clue.  It was not the Master Key this time.  Check this one out, and see the exciting finale to the Giant Muse story arc.

Wow!  It looks like I had exactly the same number favorites as last time!  Maybe I should’ve expanded the list.  But it’s too late now.  Onward to the 1600th 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 1600 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 fifteenth 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 1600th floor.

A little like the 1500th 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 1000.  Pretty much the same room as the 1500th story, the 1400th story, the 1300th story, the 1200th story, the 1100th story, the 9ooth 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 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 a hologram 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 1600.  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.

Love,

Your Muse

No!  I will not settle for just a hologram.  I would like to go to the actual room.

Kyle,  I am the size of 10,000 universes.  There is no way that you will ever be able to see all of me with just your two eyes!

I don’t care.  I want to see you as you are.  And besides, I have the One Privilege!  Don’t you think that I can manage?  To the REAL 1600th story!  One Privilege, ENGAGE!

*teleports to the actual 1600th story*

Whoa!  Even though I’m right next to her bed, I am many light years away from her!

Kyle, I warned you.  My size is far beyond what you are able to see.  I can see you, but you can’t see me…

Oh, I can see you just fine!  All of you, actually…And don’t you have something that belongs to me?

Don’t worry.  They’re just an enhanced Master’s Privileges.  You still have your One Privilege.  And wow.  It’s amazing that you can see me.

It’s kind of neat.  Imagine binoculars that are able to span over 10,000 universes.  That is my range of vision right now.  You are quite enormous, and I’ll leave you to your rest now.

Thank you…

I then looked next to the bed and noticed a directory which was much like 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 1501-1600

Floor 1501 – Growing Pains  Floor 1502 – Fun Friday  Floor 1503 – More Saturday GoodNES…  Floor 1504 – Sunday Start  Floor 1505 – Total Eclipse  Floor 1506 – The Calm After the Storm  Floor 1507 – Finally Home…  Floor 1508 – Polar Opposite  Floor 1509 – A Different Friday  Floor 1510 – Chicago Wedding  Floor 1511 – Greetings from Tinley Park!  Floor 1512 – Manic Monday  Floor 1513 – Open up and Say AHHHHHH!  Floor 1514 – Green Haircut – Brief Wednesday Edition  Floor 1515 – Thursday Brief  Floor 1516 – Friday Chex Mix  Floor 1517 – Saturday Sushi Floor 1518 – The Countdown Begins…  Floor 1519 – Labor Day NESday  Floor 1520 – September Toast  Floor 1521 – Whensday  Floor 1522 – September Prelude  Floor 1523 – Friday Respite  Floor 1524 – Saturday Start  Floor 1525 – Short Sunday  Floor 1526 – A Day That I Still Never Forget  Floor 1527 – Tired Tuesday  Floor 1528 – Right in the Middle  Floor 1529 – The Day Before Friday…  Floor 1530 – TGIF  Floor 1531 – More Sun…  Floor 1532 – Saturday: Part II  Floor 1533 – A Good Start  Floor 1534 – Time for Inspiration  Floor 1535 – It’s Over…  Floor 1536 – Summer Outro  Floor 1537 – Fryday NESday  Floor 1538 – Saturday Sketch  Floor 1539 – Time to Write  Floor 1540 – More Writing…  Floor 1541 – Last Day of Summer…  Floor 1542 – Back to Fall…  Floor 1543 – A Different Thursday…  Floor 1544 – 2:00 PM  Floor 1545 – The Weekend Begins…  Floor 1546 – The Weekend Ends…  Floor 1547 – Monday GoodNES – Fall Edition  Floor 1548 – Green Haircut – Fall Finale  Floor 1549 – Two More Days…  Floor 1550 – It’s Coming…  Floor 1551 – Living Large  Floor 1552 – A Different Place  Floor 1553 – LEGO My Ninjago Movie…  Floor 1554 – Plenty of Time…  Floor 1555 – Dreamy Tuesday  Floor 1556 – Another One Down…  Floor 1557 – Thursday Failure  Floor 1558 – Friggatriskaideka…what?  Floor 1559 – Another Weekend…  Floor 1560 – Another Sunday…  Floor 1561 – A Change of Plans…  Floor 1562 – Another Toast…  Floor 1563 – Wednesday Brief  Floor 1564 –Hurry Up, Friday!  Floor 1565 – Friday’s Here…  Floor 1566 – Another Break…  Floor 1567 – Worship Night…  Floor 1568 – Monday Mole Day  Floor 1569 – Tuesday NESday  Floor 1570 – Two More Months…  Floor 1571 – An Earful…  Floor 1572 – Odyssey? Yessy!  Floor 1573 – Pre-Halloween Weekend  Floor 1574 – Quick Finish  Floor 1575 – Halloween Checklist  Floor 1576 – Trick or Treat?!  Floor 1577 – On Fumes…  Floor 1578 – Another Friday Prelude…  Floor 1579 – Friday at Last…  Floor 1580 – Weekend Wrapup  Floor 1581 – Breakfast with my Relatives  Floor 1582 – Green Haircut – Fall Finale: Part II – For Realz This Time!  Floor 1583 – Stupid Update!  Floor 1584 – Smooth NES…  Floor 1585 – Thursday Meeting  Floor 1586 – Productive Pay Day  Floor 1587 – Shivering Saturday  Floor 1588 – More Shopping…  Floor 1589 – NES Day Shopping  Floor 1590 – Phew!  Floor 1591 – Wrapping up Wednesday  Floor 1592 – Old Fashioned Pizza…  Floor 1593 – On a Roll…  Floor 1594 – Five Days Until the Holidays…  Floor 1595 – Saturday: Part II  Floor 1596 – Marvelous Meeting  Floor 1597 – Pre-Thanksgiving Toast  Floor 1598 – Thanksgiving Eve  Floor 1599 – Happy Thanksgiving!  Floor 1600 – Shop Till You Drop  Floor 1600 – Tower of Muses: The Sixteenth Ascent

The high today is going to be 54 degrees and the silver lining is having this 1600th 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 1500, she’s right!  The entire entry is typed (although it’s giant sized in this world…!  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…