Thursday, April 12, 2007

I'm Starting To Hate This Whole Blog Thing

Whenever I boot up Internet Explorer this page comes up. So each and every time I go on the net, I'm reminded that I haven't updated my blog in forever. And frankly, I'm getting sick of it. I had a lot more enthusiasm for blogging when I started. These days, when I think of something to write about, I'm pained by the thought of putting the time into posting something I can be relatively happy with. So here's the deal cats and kittens, don't expect much. I'm abandoning a few of my favorite parts of the blog, though I doubt anyone will notice/care. I'm going to keep posting, but all future posts are likely to be half-assed.

And now for something relatively different:

- The White Stripes will be putting out a new album this summer. Icky Thump will be released on June 19th. For more information, consult any music blog.

- Kurt Vonnegut has passed away. The author died yesterday as a result of brain injuries he suffered from a recent fall. While I haven't read many of Vonnegut's works, I have to say that Slaughterhouse-Five is one of the greatest books I have ever read.

- This past weekend was April 6th, a day that has a lot of meaning for me. Not only was it a good friend's birthday (for which he had a kick ass party) but it was also a day of celebration for anyone who has ever lived in Harrington Hall. Harrington, one of the residence buildings on campus at St. Thomas University, has maintained the tradition of April 6th Day celebrations for a number of years. While the origins of the occasion are somewhat unknown, the celebration of the day remains an annual fixture on campus. Though I have not lived in Harrington since 2001, I cannot help but think back to those days every April 6th. So, in the midst of a friend's birthday celebration this past weekend, I pulled another former Harrington resident aside and toasted the house. A tradition that I expect I will observe for many years to come.

And that's about all I can think of for now.


HARRY said...


Lucky 13 said...

Quammy, you sound bummed. I don't think you need to abandon anything. Just put that shit on hiatus. Take a vacation from blogging. Wait 'til you miss it, even if that takes a while. I've picked up the bass maybe four times in the last two years. But when I go back to it, I know I'm gonna love it again.
Or try writing some other shit. Short stories. Music journalism. Anything, really. I just bought a cool book by Orson Scott Card entitled How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy. He's kind of a hysterical Mormon twat, but it's teaching me some shit about writing.
You're a good writer, Quammy. Take a break, or crank it up a notch, or just do something different. But don't hamstring yourself unnecessarily. The collective consciousness of the blog-o-sphere would be poorer without you.

Fairbanks said...

yes i agree BLOG on I enjoy your satire and check this shit every day but you only write like once every two months!!! your fan base is rioting!!!

Shauna said...

I will keep checking, because it's like you're still within walking distance, and I can sit and enjoy your company from wherever we're at. Even if there's nothing new to say (which happens sometimes - hell, I just wrote a 130 page thesis, so I've got no passion for writing), there's still comfort in knowing you're out there.

Janarama said...

I must say, the inclusion of that awesomely hilarious photo speaks volumes about your blogging talent. But feel no pressure - I'm sure that taking a break from ye olde blog could be quite liberating. If only I could resist Blogger's siren song, I'd be all over that shit.