I Am a BAD Blogger.

I don’t even have a photo ready to put up. I have about seven half-written posts that I had publish dates all set for, and I can’t seem to get anything finished. Started, yes – as usual, I’ve managed to start innumerable projects. Finished, not so much.

I quit smoking on January 1st. Yup, I did. Of course, I’ve cheated several times since yesterday afternoon (I would blame The Countess of Cool for that, if I had the guts, but just because the cigarettes came from her purse, that doesn’t really relieve me of the obligation of accepting responsibility for doing the actual smoking of said cigarettes. Does it? No, I guess the onus is on me for that part of it. Still, I wish I could blame her without feeling guilty. Besides, I imagine she’d punch my nose if I blamed it all on her, and lumpy-bumpy-crooked as it is, I kind of like my nose.

I was all set to tell you all about the fabulous new J.O.B. that I’d snagged to replace this temporary contract, too. Except that I didn’t snag the damned position, so I’m back at square one as far as the J.O.B. hunt goes.

I refuse to panic. I believe a better position will come up (shut up – the thought makes me feel better, and rabbit-holes are appearing all over the place, waiting to suck me down, so I need to believe that), if I stay vigilant and jump on the opportunities. And there are opportunities popping up all over the place! Several really exciting things are arranging themselves with very little effort on my part – all I’ve had to do is say “Yes!” to them. They are scheduled over the next couple of years, mind you, and there are only three so far, so I still have to keep on keeping on… They are Dream Job opportunities, though, and also of a “temporary” nature, which I guess is what I love about them, and what makes them “Dreamy”. My Mobile Career is working itself out in a nearly effortless manner – I just have to keep myself and my kid alive until the time comes to embark on it.

Meantime, I have a month or two of “running money” set aside, and this placement has two more paychecks in it yet, so I can still afford to be a little picky about what I apply for. It still feels a little strange to be able to say that, even though I’ve set it up to work out that way. Weird, that something actually worked out the way I planned.

So, three days in, 2008 is already exciting and fun – I’ve screwed up with the smoking already, granted, but have had a bunch of freebies thrown at me already, and I like the direction things are going.

And tomorrow I’m going to post something a little more interesting. Maybe it will be the groovy-cool “If I had known about this place last year at this time” linked post, because I still marvel over the relief of being out from under that huge anvil of thousands of dollars of debt, and if any of my readers are still feeling that, I’d like to be able to show them that it’s easier to get out from under than they might realize. Actually, that would be a series of posts, I guess, but I may start with that one.

I may post about Ruby’s family, instead, though. I have an almost-finished play-by-play of a pre-Christmas conversation with her niece that will make the Ruby Fans laugh for certain…

I also have more cartoons to go up.. and flash projects to complete that could still be posted in all their unfinishedness – cuz, even incomplete, they’re still cool… and more pics… and news of writing projects… and How Cool is My Kid video. As usual, a lot to choose from, but now at least, the Time-Crunch is easing and I’ll have the chance to organize them finally.

So, Happy 2008, Blog-Family, Regular Readers, and Lurkers, all! It’s going to be a wonderful year.

Random Song for the Day: “Jigsaw Falling into Place” – Radiohead

7 Replies to “I Am a BAD Blogger.”

  1. Oh how I can relate to this statement:

    “It still feels a little strange to be able to say that, even though Iโ€™ve set it up to work out that way. Weird, that something actually worked out the way I planned.”

    Amen sister, Amen.

    Les Says: Weirder still, is that just as you were quoting me in MY comments, I was back at your blog quoting you in YOURS… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. …and I had such high hopes for you this year!

    Les Says: Well, hope springs eternal, right? LOL! Actually, I keep kicking myself because of all these writers who have just published SECOND books (not mentioning any names or anything, MUSHY), and I have yet to edit the first draft of my FIRST. Sigh…*

  3. Bad, naughty blogger. It should not, must not have a life beyond the ether…. better work on some of this real stuff, and stop sneaking ciggies under the stairs and shet. Betch?! Mardi Gras is non-smoking now ya know. Right. As if. Go do what you wanna, the posts will finish in rightful order. That’s your moment of zen blogging for the night.

    Les Says: Finally! A Buddhist I can STAND! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yes, it will all work out, won’t it? I shall not worry; there WILL be a post tomorrow and a pic to go with it. And, yeah, it’ll probably be Ruby…

  4. “…being out from under that huge anvil of debt…” I totally imagine you as Wile E. Coyote or something with a big, shiny anvil bearing an engraved dollar sign hovering above you.

    Les Says: I KNOW!! That’s the vision that makes me laugh instead of cry when I think backward… I’ll have to come up with a more frightening analogy to keep me from getting back into that situation.

  5. The ability to choose! That is a wonderful position to be in. Take your time.

    Les Says: “Take my time” = “No Post Today” for the most part though, so I’ll have to at least push myself into actually making the choice.

  6. All sounds very exciting. And congrats on quitting. I impressed with how calm you are. Quitting makes people super edgy!
    Finally thank you for the compliment on my writing. It is very strange, I have heard before that my writing is like poetry. The thing is, I never meant to do that. I don’t really read poetry and don’t really get it. So…kind of strange. Anyway, cannot wait for more posts.

    Les Says: Calm? CALM?! I mean, of course, I’m calm… I wonder if the cheating has anything to do with that.

    And yes, I love the format you write in. Hearing that it’s unintentional just makes me admire it/you more.

  7. I feel you on the job front . . . I think it’s always better to strive for what you actually want and not just what gets thrown at you.

    I recently started a job I like and it’s unfortunately temporary . . . but I’ll make the most of it and then win the lotto shortly after so I’m good for now : )

    As for smoking . . . quit that nasty habit . . . Will Power + X = Smoke free

    I’m not too sure what X is, you have t

    Les Says: AK-MAN! I missed you! I’m sure you’ll enjoy your temporary state, much as I have. I know you’ll either find another great and non-permanent position, or win that lottery [and invest in a weird Canuckian writer, right? – ๐Ÿ˜‰ ].

    Ouch – your comment got cut off there. I can prolly fill in the
    blank(s), though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, where smoking is concerned, the X factor plays a big role with me. And it’s me. I quit before for nearly five months and it really wasn’t that bad. I have to just to be stubborn in the non-smoking direction instead of the suck the poison into my body for no apparent reason but stupidity direction.

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