One of my favourite teachers of all time gave us that as our first assignment for his english class in high school. I did really badly on it. I misinterpreted the assignment and just wrote aimlessly for several pages; handing in what in later years would be the equivalent of a really long livejournal entry.
He actually did want us to write about something, not write about nothing. And he'd wanted us to keep it short. So, with those two maxims I've set up this blog. I'm going to write about things, and I'm going to try to keep it short.