That would be me

That would be me

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The need for excuses

I have been incommunicado of late and for that I am sorry. This blogging thing is a strange business indeed. One will go for weeks on end writing regularly and feeling good about things and then suddenly… dead air – much like those New Year’s Resolution diets that truck long just fine for a few weeks and hit the skids the moment Valentine’s Day arrives.

Part of the excuse is business. I have recently begun a “day job” that threatens to suck the life out of me one moment and then has me giddily bouncing off the walls the next. That much drama during the sunlight hours makes the “evening drama” a calm respite and therefore not much introspection about it is wanted or needed.

Part of the excuse is not wanting to dive into negativity. A few recent altercations with other theatrical types has left something of a bad taste in my mouth and I do NOT want this blog to be a receptacle for that. Blogging can easily dive towards bitching and moaning and I am working hard to avoid that.

Part of the excuse is my new-found knitting addiction. When free hours are limited, a choice has to be made and the activity that has a tangible “product” makes me feel less that I am goofing off and more like I am “doing something.” Knitting requires no real intellectual effort on my part and so on a day when I am feeling particularly spent, the mindless meanderings of my fingers win out over creating reading-worthy prose.

At the end of the day though all these excuses are is a way to justify the fact that I “just didn’t feel like it” at the time. There isn’t anything wrong with that.

Now, I "feel like it again" so watch out. Here they come!

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing wrong with diving into negativity so long as it's accomplished with humor and style. You could have a recurring segment on your blog entitled "The Complaint Department", and it could be devoted to attacking life's trouble sources. Just for yucks, you could even give each gripe session a fictional sponsor. (e.g., "This edition of The Complaint Department is brought to you by Big Dick's Bakery, the place that makes doughnuts the old-fashioned way!") Just a thought.