Wednesday, September 17, 2008

After a Brief Hiatus - or - Despite Rumours to the Contrary

So yeah, it's been awhile since I last posted.  I know that my nagging of some of you smacks of hypocrisy now but maybe it's a sign of something that nobody has given me grief over this.

Nevertheless, and nonplused, I press on.  This is, after all, my blog and if I'm only writing for the people who read it, I'm doing it wrong.

It's not like I haven't had anything to write about.  There's another story to go up here from the monthly workshop (I skipped out this month) but I haven't felt any pressing need to get it up there.

I've had frustrations at work that I could probably deal with more easily if I'd written about it and gotten it off my chest.

Call it mental fatigue, call it frustration, stress, whatever you want.  It feels like I'm waiting for something.  I am, in fact, waiting for something, but that's for dealing with when it comes.

At any rate, I'm still alive, I'm still online and you can expect more content at a higher rate than you have been treated to lately.

What's new: 

  • I'm in the beginning stages of a weight-loss challenge.  I've set myself the lofty goal of losing 45 pounds.  I don't have a set time limit, I don't really have a plan as such except that I'm doing more exercise and trying to be less of an idiot about the things I throw down my gob.
  • I've started distance-running.  I blame Kim for this as she completed her half-marathon on a sweltering August morning.  So far, I've completed several 5km runs, three or four 9km runs, a 10 km run and a 16km run, as well as one that was intended as a 9km run but had to be cut short because of some toe-related issues and ended up as 6.66km.
  • I've read 30 books this year, so far.  Unfortunately, a lot of them have been purchased this year, so my "Books To Be Read" pile isn't really decreasing all that quickly but hey, a goal's a goal.

I'd give you more updates but we got cable and my wife is watching a train-wreck of a show.

Until more later on,




Kyle said...

Finally! I was beginning to wonder who would go longer without a post, you or James, and knowing him it would be about BSG or something. Good to hear from you, I understand the whole busy thing, I should probably write about something important but I have a list of so many things to do it's hard to do much more than work, eat and sometimes sleep.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. L.

I've been slightly off-line myself lately. And I certainly notice when there's no postings, but I figure there's no point in hassling you.

But if hassling is what it takes for you to realize your blog has merrit, then consider yourself hassled you slacker of word writing you!

Anonymous said...

hassle! hassle! hassle! hassle! I'm still hassling you! hassle hassle hassle.

hassle is a weird word, perhaps I should stop hassling you

Anonymous said...

So I'll pester you instead! pester! pester! write some words! Then post them so I can read them!

Heaven knows if I'll ever get around to writing fiction, and as Kyle points out it would probably revolve around BSG, so write! write! write! pester!

El Cliff said...

Wow, I was on board until you went to the pestering, dude. Too far. Too far.