Monday, April 23, 2007
As a Matter of Fact, I'm Not Dead...
After the Winter That Would Not Die, I seem to have forgotten that my basement leaks like a sieve. Fortunately, the other day, I scampered out and bought a spankin' new 42 quart, commercial-grade Rubbermaid mop bucket (with the wringer), and a white cotton cut-end mop.
I named my new mop Justice, and it slays the worthless little sponge-mop thing I used to use. So, when the April showers arrive, I'm loaded for bear this year, and I am looking forward to dry ankles.
Anyway, thanks for the patience and understanding during my blogging hiatus. I'll admit, I was surprised and somewhat overwhelmed at the amount of emails I received expressing concern, and I'm sorry for giving you all any cause to worry. I just needed to step away to do a bit of catching up on the offline writing work that was piling up like dirty dishes in a crack-house kitchen sink.
I had a nice little break. I didn't really do too much other than hole up and scribble like a freak whose mind was possessed with the echoes of silent words bouncing off the walls of his thick skull. But it was fun to see just how far my imagination could take me. And, there were more than a few nights where I powered down my little laptop to scratch my head and think what in the hell was that all about?
Now, it seems like the world has gone to hell in a handbasket since I stepped away, and I honestly have no idea where to begin. It's like staring into a bowl of mixed nuts trying to figure out which one I want to pick first. So, I may just toss them aside and start fresh and new from here on out. Whatever happened has happened, and though some of it has been good, a great deal of it has been heartbreaking in its sadness.
One thing that I just learned today is that Stephanie BamBam is no longer with AOL, and I am somewhat stunned by that. Our conversations were always fun, and I am certainly going to miss them. And, I am definitely going to miss her wisdom and insights. She helped me pick out a laptop whichhas since almost doubled in price from the time I bought it. And, when I was looking for a new digital camera, she was the first person I turned to for any advice.
So, Bamster! I'm gonna miss ya bunches.
I also need to thank Cinzano for encouraging my wasabi pea addiction. I loved the care package. I tore through those and the sesame choco-burgers with the gluttony of Godzilla tossing handfuls of sushi bars into his mouth as he trundles his way through downtown Tokyo.
Anyway, I need to scamper and either have a late-lunch or a comically early dinner. So, if I have any readers left, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what's going on in your world. I've tried to keep up with my alerts, but it's been difficult. So, if you've got an entry in your blog or journal with news and whatnots, leave a link to it.