December 29th, 2011


Green Room - Break - Day 8

It's the final day of our Free Topics so smoke 'em if you got 'em. . . err. . . write 'em if you got 'em? Yeah, that sounds better. Otherwise people will just start printing out their work in order to set it on fire. Or skip that step, and just set the computer itself on fire.

Which won't help anyone.

Granted, I know some people that I would like it if they did. But, unfortunately, they will probably be the last folks to ever do it!

On that thought-train, I was listening to some Bishop Allen this morning and was reminded of the song "Things are What You Make Of Them". I like the song in general - but it's also good advice, I know that I personally need to step back and take it more than my own fair share.

It's good life advice, as well as "Idol Experience" advice - that you get out of things what you put in, and if you are going to only see the negative, that's what it's going to be for you.

So, with the calendar year coming to an end, and a new one about to rush in, what are you planning on doing to make your "new chance" as positive of an experience as you can make it?

Free Topic 2 - Break

I had some "New Year" themed topics lined up for the next round of Free Topics (The last round is here: )

I was going to run with that, and then I watched last week's Top Chef. (Which seems to be the theme of the season) and their challenge just really hit me. I didn't want to interrupt the flow of our season when we got back by throwing in something new. (and I don't do that anyway) So I thought that the best bet was to make it a free topic. That way that other people, and not just current competitors could get into the mix.

There's only one of them, but it's a good one:

Their challenge was to cook something inspired by/as a tribute to the person who inspired them to start cooking.

It's not much of a jump to translate that into our terms, and very fitting for this to be the last topic of any kind going up in 2011...

Write an entry inspired by/as a tribute to the person or people who taught you the love of reading, and writing.

I could just say "Tribute", but I think that making this one clear is the way to go. ;)

Link your entry back here by Tuesday, Jan 3rd at 7pm EST.

Have fun!