it’s entirely possible one has too many blogs, when you get an email asking you to moderate a comment on a years-old blog post on a blog you entirely forgot you had. but i go to the blog, and there i see my old, personal, wordpress blog. and i see i haven’t posted on it since january 1st of 2009, two-and-a-half years ago.
so i have to remember to type everything lowercase, because i was using that affectation when i was maintaining this blog (which i created so i could learn wordpress, then promptly went on to use tumblr for my primary blogging needs), and i’ll be damned if i remember anything at all about wordpress, except that the dashboard i am writing this on still looks needlessly complicated to me, which may well be why i stopped updating this blog?
it could also be because life has thrown me a couple of big curveballs since january 1st, 2009 — not the least of which was losing my job back around may 1st, 2010. i briefly started a blog i called “unenjoyment diary” on tumblr back then to document my unemployment and search for more work, but that got really depressing and i stopped that after a while. i’m still looking for work, anything involving broadcasting, writing, editing or producing, so the two or three of you who neglected to delete this blog from your rss feeds sometime in the past two-three years? give me a holler if you know of any work out there you think i might be suited for.
in other news, let’s see, this has been one unbelievable year of health problems at my house. my daughter had the last of her wisdom teeth out, then broke her foot, and now seems to have become lactose intolerant. my wife had fairly routine surgery a couple of months ago, only to contract what we think is lyme disease. she spent nearly three days in the hospital dealing with that, only to suffer the onset of bell’s palsy just days after her release, and we still don’t know what the final outcome of all that will be. oddly, i am a middle-aged, unemployed diabetic with occasional lower-back pain and yet i am the second-healthiest person in the house at the moment, outpaced only by my healthy-as-a-horse 15-year-old son, who for the record is playing grand theft auto: san andreas on the tv behind me as i type these words.
it’s independence day here in los estados unidos, a nation that generally hold actual independent thought and action in the very highest contempt and drapes its complicity and cowardice in the flag, then hates you if you don’t bow down and worship that same flag all the while embracing the good ol’ american values of conformity, obedience, and of course staunch public heterosexuality.
yeah, happy independence day, everybody. i’m back.