Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday Missions return: can you hear the theme music?


The lovely Chantal at Two Hands Full gave me this fun award:

(thanks!!)

Saying... "I would like to pass on the Brillante award to: Painted Maypole - I am looking forward to the return of Monday mission"

Which seems like the best possible introduction to my announcement of the return of Monday Missions.

What is a Monday Mission you ask? Well, every Monday I give you a STYLE suggestion for your blog post. If you choose to play along, you write a post in that style, come back here and let me know, and I'll link to all the participants (I suppose now is the time to figure out why Mr. Linky doesn't seem to like my new blog design, and if I can get him to work again. If not, I'll be pasting links in for ya'll). Basically, the style suggestion is a jumping off point, a challenge to get us writing in different ways than our usual posts. It's not a contest and there's no hard and fast rules; people have been known to take their posts in some fun and surprising directions. Sometimes they are just a complete break from the normal blogging topics, often people use them to share current information in a new and fun way. They can be funny or touching or technical. You can play along whenever the mood strikes you, or never at all. No pressure.

I try to announce the upcoming month of missions so your brain can get working, post reminders about the upcoming mission on the end of a Friday or Saturday post, and get mine up late-ish on a Sunday to get the ball rolling.

So... without further ado, I present to you the September Monday Missions (Back to School edition). Your missions, should you choose to accept them, are to write posts in the style of:

9/1 - A letter from the teacher

9/8 - A course description

9/15 - A class syllabus

9/22 - A badly written essay (inspired by Bea's post about the things that drive her nuts about the essays she has to read)

9/29 - Notes taken in class

(a fun side note about the Mission: Impossible theme song. When I was in college and living in the dorm, every night after dinner my friend and I would exchange a look. One of us would then start off "singing" the M:I theme song, and we would go racing through the cafeteria, hiding behind tables and scurrying through doorways, to the ice cream chest. We'd grab an ice cream sandwich and scuttle back to our seats. Mission: Accomplished)

20 comments:

the dragonfly said...

Yay! I'm looking forward to Monday Missions too!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Congrats on the award, PM! I look forward to reading the Monday Missions, too!

Kyla said...

Yay Mission Monday! I don't usually play along, but I always enjoy reading them!

Rima said...

I think I'm ready for another round of Monday Missions! Nice topics, too.

Chantal said...

woo hoo!

Mad said...

Trying to decide now if I will get my feet wet.

another good thing said...

OH, those look like good missions- though I fear a reminder will be necessary...

jen said...

ooh..i might actually be able to come up w/ a letter from a teacher.

Kathryn said...

Yay for the MM return! :)

Congrats on your award!

Tiffi33 said...

erm, OK you can call me annoying, BUT can I have an example of what any of these would be like??

Thanks and it sounds like fun

imbeingheldhostage said...

Who Hoo!!! I didn't want to pester you, but I am so happy MM's are back!!
Congrats on your well-deserved award!! (skipping out of the room now)

Jennifer said...

Oh hooray! I need a little inspiration today. Can't wait.

Vodka Mom said...

That's too damn much work. I think I'll just have a martini instead.

Jen F said...

Yaaaaay! Thanks for bringing these back...

Sarcasta-Mom said...

YEAH!!! Monday Missions are back! This time I'm even going to crack down and do more than one or two :)

MamaGeek said...

Congrats on the bling and for bringing 'em back!!

womaninawindow said...

Sure as leaves falling from trees, zippers squeezing up chests to keep warm and Monday Missions returning...fall is near. Wonderful!

susiej said...

Congratulations! These look intriguing!

LaskiGal said...

Yay for the award!! I always mean to do MM!!! I love reading them.

I'm committed to taking part!

Sober Briquette said...

glad to hear it. I was wondering.

Your emails about Katrina - how did I miss that before? - very moving... brought tears to my eyes.