several weeks ago may vanderbilt (of www.anneandmay.com) put up several items for grabs on her blog – cool items that, if you wanted one of them, you simply had to tell her you wanted it – at the end of that week, she drew names out of a hat to determine who would get what of the things she had (sort of a cool-item housecleaning, if you will).
one item was a Moleskine Notebook. i like moleskine (and will post soon on how i abuse them) so i put my name in for it, not thinking i had a chance in the world of getting it.
but a week later, my name is pulled out of a hat – yay!
and this is my video thanks to May for the cool notebook! click on the Play button to see…
Download thanks to may vanderbilt!
this post will have little meaning for the majority of you and i write it more for myself than anything.
i’ve not written much in the last month and it’s not out of lack of material. it’s lack of desire and creativity. i think boring writing ought to be burned at the stake and vow, usually, to not subject folks to boring writing from me.
i have a number of folks who think i’m funny and witty and that it’s just second nature to me to always have something to say, and to say it with a humorous or creative slant. but the truth is, it’s like a faucet sometimes – it’s on. or it’s off. and i could force it, but i don’t particularly want to.
i promised myself a couple years ago that i would not be the writer / blogger who felt tied to his blog and to some imaginary rule that says i must write for the masses daily. i also promised i wouldn’t get caught up in numbers, like how many folks are reading and omg, if i don’t write more i’ll lose people, etc.
i also promised i’d not be That Guy who bitches and moans about everything or wears his emotions on his blogging sleeve, yet i still have people tell me, “oh, i read your blog, so i feel like i’m caught up with what’s going on in your life” to which i snort and explain that while i will always be honest here, i will not subject you to the daily grind of what goes on in my head or in the life of my family.
i do twitter frequently. i do facebook almost daily. and you can find me at the end of both of those links. no, this isn’t a death knell for rustypants speaks, nor is it any announcement that i’m taking a break.
don’t worry – the faucet will be back on soon.Â stick with me or subscribe to my RSS feed.
well, i guess cincinnati must feel like hell right now.
pensacola is chilly by pensacola standards…
but it isn’t that bad.
i will comment on the number of Southern folk who have been complaining about the “bitter cold” weather the last couple days and my comment is this: oh, get over it! y’all don’t know cold!!Â
to all my Northern friends and family: wish you were here. the spare bedroom is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.Â
this is what happens
when you find a big, dead fish at the park
and decide to roll around on it over and over and over
you big dumbass dog
currently reading / finishing / getting ready to start the following:
what is the whatÂ is excellent so far!Â
catching up on some other things before recapping trip and getting back into writing. for now, here are the GPS stats for the trip from cincinnati to pensacola.
happy new year!