I returned today to my site for the first time this year and was appalled at what I found: cobwebs everywhere, dust on every surface, some pizza crust on a paper plate (still edible!…which is to say, I ate it) and a general sense that the place had been abandoned in short order, like a Chernobyl kiosk. Now that I’ve tidied up a bit (note said pizza crust), it feels good to be back. I’m sure you’ve all missed me terribly. What?…well, I didn’t miss you either, then! How rude!
I doubt this is the beginning of any sort of consistent writing. Admittedly, I’ve been kicking around the thought of starting up again for the past month or so, and have given no small measure of time to what I might wish to say. Some of my “best” ideas in the past were conjured up during happy hour, but as it’s recently been expanded (now 5-11p.m.) at my customer’s (my) request, those little seedlings are less likely to be sprouting with the same springtime fervor. Furthermore, cultivating any during this critical time of reflection would first require writing them down, lest they be lost forever; this would necessitate at least some effort on my part, not to mention the organization of pen and paper beforehand. The whole process would seem to defile the very purpose of happy hour; frankly, at present I see no practical way around this conundrum.
It may also be that I’ve nothing left in the tank; after eighty or so posts, perhaps I’m spent. It seems odd that after an almost four-month hiatus I seem to have so little to say. What’s going on between the ears, anyway? Well, picture a mostly barren desert, with no discernible movement among a few tired weeds and scraggly bushes….wait: a lone tumbleweed rolls slowly past; we focus hopefully upon it, wishing for some visual transition to something more interesting, only to watch it slowly disappear out of frame.
And so it is. What goes through my mind at any given time? Well, with the top down, it is the wind; whilst frolicking in the surf, the sea; between you and the nearest lamp, it is the light; and with furrowed brow, chin in hand and pensive in countenance, it is Judas Priest’s Victim of Changes. If you want to dip your toes into the depths of my mind, you’ll have to jump off the dock and go straight in. Careful to go in feet first; you could break your neck.
I look forward to visiting those who have followed and whom I’ve followed in the past, and if you’re new and pay a visit, I’ll check out your site as well. After all, I might find something worth stealing and passing off as my own….Oh, look! Almost five hundred words; that’s a post in my book. Woo-hoo! I’m back, baby!
Nice to have you back. You’ve been missed here but glad for the hiatus because you were an awesome basketball coach! We had great season. Thanks!!
That was a great season; great kids and great parents, too! Hey…something to write about sometime…
Yay! You’re back. I, for one, actually missed you. Had to ask my seester what had become of you.
Shows how much she talks about me. Hmph. I’m glad you’re still reading though, S.I.L.!
Glad to have you back. It has been quiet lately
Thank you! Quiet is no good; I promise to be noisier!
Dude I don’t think your tank can ever be empty … maybe you’re just cruising on neutral until you your gears going. 🙂 It’s all good. I’m glad to see you back!
This one is for you. 🙂
Ooops I meant “until you get your gears going ” 🙂
It’s good to be back. I’ll be visiting soon! And thanks for the Peas! Ha!
Missed you sorely, Struggler! So glad you’re back. I hope you and your family and friends are greatly blessed this Easter Weekend. (hugs) Adrienne
You and yours as well! I’m looking forward to catching up!
Woo Hooo to you!!!!! My favourite blogger – “Back in The House” – as they might say, on your side of The Planet. Can’t wait to read your stuff….no pressure!
That is so nice of you to say; thank you! No pressure – if I haven’t repelled you by now, it’s not likely to happen soon!
Nice to have you back! And don’t worry about the lack of ideas – life will inspire when the time is right 🙂 I hope you’re doing well!
I’m doing great! Are you digging out from the snow? My future daughter in law returned to Berlin from staying here in Tucson for 6 months, and said it snowed a bunch(it was 75 here). I think you’re right: life will inspire or confound soon enough; either way I’ll cough out another post.
I’m so missing a real spring! It’s still cold here. No snow, but there are no flip flops in sight. Crap!
Eighty-five and cool evenings here. Sadly, though, not long before I’m envious of you again!