Ken St. Andre, creator of "Tunnels and Trolls", runs a site called "Trollhalla" ( www.trollhall.com ). There is a sort of role playing game associated with the site; you can gain experience, and improve your character, by participating on the site, and by buying T&T stuff (from anywhere; Ken just wants a copy of the receipt). You get points for logging on and posting ANYTHING on the chat board, including, according to Ken, a simple, "Ugh". This has become a something of a tradition; every day, several people post NOTHING more than an "Ugh." That isn't my style. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Ken gives bonus points for poetry...
June 10: It's a gloomy Tuesday morning, And I'm quite devoid of wit, But I know I'll think of SOMETHING Once the caffeine starts to hit. So never mind my vacant stare As quietly I sit; I'm sure that I'll be conscious If you will just wait a bit.
What do you say When you've nothing to say And the time to say something arrives? When all look to you For a tale that is new To help them forget their own lives? You reach for a drink To buy time to think, But there's nothing but air in the jug, So you swallow your dread And raise up your head, And proudly and clearly say, "Ugh."