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Where I’ve Been…

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So it’s been a while, my lovelies. The last time I posted on this blog was way back in August, and it was a sports comment.  A comment that has been disproven by cold, hard reality. That massive bitch reality — why must she always kill my dreams?

Before my full-throated defense of Early Doucet, I had another comment that was promising not to neglect the blog any longer.  Well, now you know what to make of my promises.

Anyway, there are good reasons that I neglected the blog.  First, around the time that I went off the radar, I was putting all my efforts and focus into finishing the first draft of a novel I was working on.  I finished that on the 25th of September — five days before my self-imposed deadline of October 1st.  During that process, I was writing a lot of words a day (at least for me; I’m sure a guy Mr. KIng matches my daily productivity record sometime before lunch), so I was in no mood to write for the blog.  Lame excuse?  Sure.  But it’s the only one I have so I’m sticking with it.  Anyway, most of the time the truth happens to be lame, as is the case here.

Second, after I finished that beast of a book, I was going on “vacation” to Arizona and California.  That lasted from the 2nd of October till the 23rd.  That’s a long time to be away and while I was traveling I didn’t have the time or inclination to write for the blog.   I had visions of doing a travelogue to catalog my adventures, unfortunately I didn’t have a whole lot of time to do that.  Which is a shame because now my vacation is just a series of memories and bad iPhone photos.  Neither of which is very permanent.  But then, blog posts aren’t exactly permanent either.

My vacation was a lot of fun though.  At least, it was once I got out of Arizona.  That state that just puts me on edge now.  There’s a hostility in the air there that I don’t remember existing when I lived there.  Or maybe I was just used to it.  Either way, I’d rather not go back anytime soon. Which is a shame since I have family and friends there.

You have no idea how happy I was to see this...

The California portion of my vacation was much, much better.  I haven’t been to Southern California since 2005 and Northern since 2002.  I saw old friends, met a whole bunch of new ones, drank many, many beers at Toronado on Haight, ran up a huge bar bill at this Mexican restaurant in a sleazier part of the mission district, ate good food, drank good wine, and otherwise had a fantastic time.  Hopefully I’ll be back there again soon.

That’s all for now.  I am back in the saddle and I’ve missed writing for this space and some of the comments I’ve gotten.  Writing is not the best way to get immediate feedback (unlike say, acting or stand-up comedy) but there is some level of interaction with this thing here, and I want to get back into it.    So, stay tuned…I’ll be around.

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Written by B. Michael Krol

November 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Posted in Random Detritus

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