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9 August 2013

NaNoBloPo - Didn't hot used to mean stolen?

I have to admit that while NaNoBloPo has give me a reason to blog, the prompts for the 'HOT' theme aren't inspiring me in a positive way. Need I remind you that there are no rules even suggesting that you have to use the prompts, you don't even need a theme to join, so with no-one left to blame, it's time for me to have a positive attitude check. This week's prompts and the reasons I've avoided them are:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Would you want to be known as hot?
Admittedly my social life, since moving to Denmark, is somewhat limited to family, classmates and the local pub (which, coincidentally is owned by a fellow Aussie woman, that has lived here for 20 years.) She has become a friend and my mentor and the only reason I visit the pub as often as I do, which isn't often, but I'm on a first name basis with all the regulars!  One of them recently asked me why I don't have any tattoo's, because he thinks they are hot. The only part of my body he could see was my wrists and neck. No I don't want to be known as hot.  I also don't want to know if the other regulars think I look hot, pregnant... or not, and I tire of the ass and breast comments every time my friend or I wear anything other than wet weather gear or practical uniforms. Paris Hilton popularised the word hot, anything from a car to a baby is labelled hot, once upon a time a hot car meant jail time.  Hot or Not is what stops me leaving the house some days, I can't be bothered putting on a costume and my house clothes are either too hot (i.e very little) or just too daggy to be seen by the general public, some people would think me walking around the house without a bra on is hot, others will shudder at the image.  I don't want to know if anyone thinks I'm hot or not, but I love that the Captain thinks I'm beautiful.  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Is someone hot forever once they're labeled hot? Or is hotness fleeting?
Ok so Sophia Loren is hot, isn't she?  Are great weddings hot even after the marriage has fallen apart? Are couple's hot for getting back together or is never breaking apart even hotter, what about those cold nights? Is it hot to be liked by everyone, does that make any of us hot?  I guess the easiest way to answer this question is to keep asking questions.  
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Gina Lollobrigida declared 40 "hot." What do you think is the "hottest" age for women?
Her image is hot...but I can't even picture that now. She was an actress right? I'm guessing she has dark hair and if I google her I'm sure I can find a photo of her in a red dress. I think every woman has potential to look her best towards the end of every decade, energetically by mid-late 20's, 30's, 40's etc, we have embraced a decade of change and released the fear of getting a decade older. We haven't started worrying about the looming next decade yet, the peak has been reached. Gina Lollobrigida must be hot because the last three letters of her name are.
Friday, August 9, 2013
How is a red hot second different from a regular second?
More questions. Were you closer to first or third?  It's still second.  Second in charge (2ic). I am a two person, born on the second, and my initials are IC.  I am an natural 2ic. If hot meant funny I would think that's hot. 

Ok, maybe I have been in a 'not so positive' mood all week, but I really think that these questions require too much thought or they are just so cliche and simple, that I couldn't be bothered putting too much thought into them.  On the other hand there isn't much thinking going on around here about anything else I could be writing, so I procrastinated then ended up doing the prompts.  Hopefully there is a shift next week.  
If my surprise visitor on wednesday night was any indication, then there are going to be some changes on the way.  
My surprise visitor flew silently into the house after midnight, at first I thought it was a large moth. The second time it flew past I thought it was a very quiet bird. By the time I woke up the Captain and he stood up, we both realised it was a bat.  In many cultures Bat is a symbol of rebirth.
Thanks domrador.


  1. It's amazing to me how words come to mean anything other than what they do. Believe it or not, if something is 'sick' it means it's awesome ... 'awesome' is so overused it's pathetic but it does have a certain cache!
    Ida, re: Gina's surname and the last 3 letters making your name ... don't get me started! I love to see other words within words ..
    What a lovely picture of the bat angel!

    1. Hi Susan, no doubt you would love the Danish language, so many of the words are compounded you can often find two or three words in many words. I love the picture too, I can't say I loved having one flying through my loungeroom... it's an irrational fear of bats in getting stuck in my hair that had me hiding under a blanket. Nice to hear from you I hope you hand is getting better every day

  2. Hi Ida,

    It seems I've missed some of the um awesome festivities on here :) Ah yes and I despise overused words and expressions. "Hot" stuff, indeed. I've even been told that a car can be "sexy!" I also found out that "wicked" can be "good".

    I do like that photo. NaNoBloPo Oh my goodness :)

    A peaceful Sunday to you, Ida.


    1. Oh my goodness indeed! Another challenge another reason to write and rebel, with weekly wrap ups instead of daily posts... shame you missed the last post there was a whole lot of 'wicked' festivities in that one. The Captain is on his way home, the slow cooker is simmering away, I'm about to run a bath... my Sunday really couldn't get any more peaceful. Thanks Gary

  3. It's funny, I had the initial thoughts about the prompts as well and the theme is just so bad but once I started rethinking the questions and not taking it so literally I began to enjoy it. Of course I have never finished an entire month before either so...

    1. I started with the 'not too literal' attempt, but I just felt the nagging persistence of people judging other women's 'hotness'... of course I'm still just enjoying writing and blogging away... I have only ever completed the #atozchallenge in April every year, and Nanowrimo in November 2012. Both were very rewarding

  4. I'm sure the bat was just saying hello.

    Or compelling you to take on its mantle and become a dark garbed vigilante.

    1. Ha yes of course William...Light shows up best in the dark :)