Seinfeld was a hilarious television show that lasted for 9 seasons beginning in 1989 and running through 1998. I remember being glued to my TV set every week on NBC’s “Must See TV” night to soak in some good laughs with Jerry, Elaine, Costanza and Kramer, characters that all of America grew to know and love. The interesting part about the show is that the show was truly about “nothing,” as they put it, and the characters were void of emotion. It really didn’t matter though, because they somehow were capable of holding the American public’s attention for the 30-minute span of a show.
Today, as I was trying to figure out what to write about, I had a little writer’s block. Typically, my days are filled with so much activity, and there is always a moment that stands out above the rest. Yesterday was ordinary though. I could have written that my daughter hated my dinner because it was too spicy or that we had to place the order for the annual school pictures. These topics just seemed too mundane to me though, so I am turning to Seinfeld for some inspiration.
Blog readers, this is my blog about nothing. I have no topic today, but maybe there’s nothing wrong with that, because every once in a while, it’s nice to have an ordinary day. There are no hassles, no complications….just smooth sailing and life as we know it moving along. It is rare to have such days, so though it does not provide for interesting blog material, I welcome it from time to time.
Even the Seinfeld theme song didn’t have the same order or properties of a regular theme song. As Wikipedia put it, “it consists of distinct solo sampled bass synthesizer riffs which open the show and connect the scenes, often accompanied by a “percussion track” composed of mouth noises, such as pops and clicks.” Written by composer Jonathan Wolff, it was the perfect theme song for a show about nothing. Click HERE to listen to this unusual composition on Youtube.
I am certain that days with nothing to write about are few and far between, so for this one morning, I am enjoying the quiet nothing that briefly encompassed my life. Now…..on to a very busy day with plenty of good material!