Wednesday, November 17, 2010

C is for Cookie


So I'm sitting here at my desk, waiting for my shift to start and trying to think of something to blog about. And sitting. And thinking. And sitting. And thinking. And I think I'll take a sip of water. And ooh, look at the trees blowing around out the window, hope that wind dies down before my shift is over.Squirrel!

And so goes my blog for the last few months. No, this isn't another boo-hoo-I'm-so-busy-I-don't-have-time-to-blog post so don't start skimming. Well, don't start skimming yet. I don't know where this is going. Anyway, aside from being busy with the new job/baby lately and being lazy when I'm not, I just haven't been able to focus on anything to post about. It's not like writer's block or anything, it's more like… should I blog that? Meh. Maybe I'll eat a cookie instead. 
I think in the ebb and flow of a blog's life, I'm in wallowing in an ebb. I'm in the valley looking up at the peak. No, I'm in the valley taking a nap. Hell, I haven't even updated the list of books I'm reading and I finished two of them months ago. I'd even planned blogging about them, but now I'm all, uh, what were they about? The Creed of Violence wasn't bad, but the best thing about it was definitely the author's name. Boston Tehran. How cool is that? Fool by Christopher Moore was fantastic. Literally laugh out loud funny. It's King Lear from the fool's point of view. Kinda. Under Heaven I haven't quite finished yet, but it's good. Anything by Guy Gavriel Kay is.
*looks around*
Um… what else?
*crickets*
So, anyone else think the whole Christina/shooting trauma storyline on Grey's has gone on waaaay too long?
*………..*
I don't know, that's all I got. What about you? Would you like to know something? Questions? Comments? Suggestions for something to write about? 

Maybe I should stick to pictures.
Maybe I should get to work.

50 comments:

  1. tell me more tell me more! ha! just need to find some funny mojo~ have spent time with those funny kids of yours? Howz that babe! Perhaps its the freaking winter sucking our lives away!?

    ok I am gonna go buy the funny book, and well just know there are a few suffering from blog~a~loss

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  2. Haven't Fool yet, but I dig Christopher Moore. You just reminded me to read that one. See? Your blog still changes lives.

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  3. Gaaahhhh! I'm SO over the whole Cristina damaged by the shooting storyline!!! Done with it!!! It's so not Cristina & I'm annoyed. Hahaha!

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  4. nice...need to check out the christopher moore book....yeah you got a lot going on...when ever you got time and you want to....

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  5. Um...even your post about having nothing to blog about is funny. And yes, that plot has gotten way old. I was kinda getting over the Callie/Arizona thing, too. You should just blog the hell out of Grey's Anatomy.

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  6. I grok your vibe, bro. It happens, its like the tides or seasons or the weather. You have a lot going on, so maybe its your mind's way of taking a break so you can concentrate on other things needing more of your attention.

    Or maybe the nanobots in your blood that really control things have received new orders from Central Command, and they are reprogramming themselves for the next phase of the Grand Manifestation. Don't worry, it doesn't hurt...resistance is futile, you will be assimilated...

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  7. When in doubt go for pictures. That baby has to be doing something cute. Than again you might be to tired to notice. That happens a lot.

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  8. So far I've only seen one "sign" on that new boy...full of poo. Likely this is true, but even pix with no signs would be nice.

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  9. Dude, I feel your pain...plenty going on in the dental world...I start a post, think its going nowhere, then trash it and start another. Maybe there's a 12 step program out there for us.

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  10. More cookies and hot Asian chicks please.

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  11. I am feeling ya on the ebb! I gotta get my shit together! Was the squirrel cute?!? Christopher Moore is my HERO! Lamb is my all time favorite by him!

    As for Greys...YES, YES and FUCKING YES. She needs to get off her ass, get with it and get back to being bad ass Yang!! GAH!

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  12. I think there is blog malaise going around. We're all sort of in a funk. It happens.

    When in doubt, tell us stories about the boys. Or post pictures.

    Though, I'll admit, the only books I've managed to pick up (aside from the required book club ones) are ones you recommended.

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  13. You could always post about how you got promoted to Rear Admiral Dumbass.

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  14. lol yeah, crickets, I've been there.

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  15. I wish I could "like" comments - that was a good one Supreme Leader!! And one helluva promotion!

    I've been feeling it too on the blogging front.
    I'm of no help - so I guess I'll just say congrats on the promotion.

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  16. You should just give yourself a writing prompt and write until something good comes out. Like, start writing about trees and keep writing about trees until it sounds good/interesting/funny/whatever. And if you never like it, pick another topic and then write about that and see where it goes.

    Or take pictures of grilled cheeses.

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  17. I'm so glad I'm not the only one feeling the same way, though I do look to others for inspiration and when the pickins is slim I'm in big old trouble. I've been in trouble for a while.

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  18. You blog about what strikes you. That's good enough for me. I like what you do, so wouldn't want you to change.

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  19. Yes! Christina needs to just get the hell over it, right? Enough already. It's enough to make me re-read my Christopher Moore novels. I love that guy, and *A Dirty Job* is my fave.

    I get what you're saying about the ebb phase of blogging. I am there now, and with Twitter pinging me all the time, I think I'm on network tech overload. But I'm happy to come here and read whatever you've written. Cuz you're just a nice, interesting guy. There. I said it.

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  20. Gray's thing has gone on way too long. It's like a soap opera, leave for a few months, pick right back up where you left off.

    How 'bout a guest post from Supreme Leader?

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  21. Oh cool! I like Christopher Moore. I'll have to add Fool to my -- SQUIRREL!

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  22. I totally understood your post so I must be as scattered as you are. Rear Admiral Dumbass was really funny. No interest in Grey's at all. ER was the be all end all of hospital dramas. When it left the air, I said I would never watch another.

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  23. "Fool" as well as "Lamb" rocked my world. Um, I shouldn't comment tipsy. It's taking me a loooong time to compose this. My drunken valley of comment posting, I guess.

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  24. You seem to read great books. I picked up Wold Hall after you blogged about it. Will be starting it soon.

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  25. C is for cookie. That's good enough for me.

    I've been totally out of it myself for the last, um, YEAR or more, so I get where you're at.

    Chin up. Blog harder. Spit spot. And a huge congrats on your promotion, Sir!

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  26. I am so over the whiny Christina, seriously... the old Christina would have bitch slapped this one by now, or ridiculed her to the point of making her quit....oh wait she did quit!

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  27. You sound like a whirlwind of energy to me. I can't even get going on Grey's Anatomy until I'm sure I've seen every House episode five times. It's so hard to commit. I won't even try a new cookie. Well, maybe just one.

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  28. I get this. I've been blogging since 1995 and I never thought I would see the day when I ran out of stuff to say. Since returning to full time work--instead of part time, I find that work is all I have to talk about. This HAS to be boring for others. Truthfully, I can think of all kinds of stuff while I'm at work, but there's no time to do so. But? Once I get home I'm all dragged out and all I want to do is curl up with a blanket and veg out. Or...hit the grade books. Somewhere inside me is the writer I used to be. I'm just not sure I have the energy to find her anymore.

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  29. If human babies are like puppies, my guess is they poop disproportionately to their size ie with largess and often..... betting you be one of the best rear deck cleaners anywhere.

    If you want to write, I hope the mojo returns; if it does not matter to you, then that is our loss, but OK. Be true to YOU. I'll always keep you on my list, so should the writing occur, it will be read. :D

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  30. I think we all run "dry" every now and then and if you decide to take a break, we'll all still be here when you return... one of the beauties of the wonderful, forgiving blogging world!

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  31. Look at that. You've got nothing to say (says you) and 34 people came out to give you a hug. Clearly you're doing something right.

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  32. Can I have a cookie? ;)

    And yes, I think the shooting trauma on Grey's has gone on waaaaaaaaaaaay too long.

    I read a comment elsewhere that your awesome wife is cooking you an American Thanksgiving next week - I already knew she ROCKS, but that totally confirmed it. Solid. ;)

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  33. I'm in the "what do i post?" slump right along with you. I don't know what to write about because most of it is unbloggable (for various and sundry reasons).

    So I'm going to steal your word.

    Meh.

    What's up with you?

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  34. I have one thing to say. My garden will TOTALLY gets its ass kicked by yours next year.


    cause I'm in a new place.

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  35. First of all yes, Boston Tehran is a very cool name.

    And I'm no one to give advice on coming out of a blog slump. My downward spiral spin I have yet to recover from. I get ideas when I am out and totally cannot remember them when I get in front of the computer.

    On the cheerful side, I mailed your goodie box giveaway on Wednesday. Maybe you can make pancake men and then coat them in coconut syrup in a couple of days.

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  36. It's true, that even though you have nothing to blog about you are still funny blogging about that!
    Whenever I find myself in a blog slump I think about the eighties. Plenty of material over there.

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  37. I'm identifying here. I have been in a bit of an ebb myself. But lately I'm starting to flow. It's all just fine. We're around when you start flowing again.

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  38. I'm actually eating a cookie right now. hehehe I'm in an ebb too. Or maybe I'm in a funk. I don't know. One of these days we'll pull ourselves out of it. Until then napping sounds good.

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  39. I'm not positive, but I *think* you just offered to send me cookies?

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  40. Squirrel! Hahaha, you crack me up.
    I think there is a blog malaise going around. 's okay. Have another cookie. My new fave - white chocolate dipped oreos.
    I gave up on Grey's like, three years ago because I thought all their plot lines were going on too long! :)
    A-a-a-a-and have another cookie.

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  41. I've tried to leave a comment twice and my computer bombed. If you've had a promotion does that mean your eldest is now the new Captain and if so, what does your middle one think of this?
    How come you had a promotion in the first place?

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  42. I've been in an ebb for about a year now. I miss blogging, but I just haven't felt like blogging. I have tons of stories, but I guess no need to share. I miss you! So happy for the new addition to the Dumbass household.

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  43. I find the 'Ah, fu*k it' approach to blogging works for me just fine.

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  44. I know exactly what you mean. My blog has been wallowing in the valley since June.

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  45. yep. those bloggety blahs are going around, I think. Enjoy the cookies

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  46. Yep. I somehow got slipped that same pill.

    And I think a lot of it has to do with my DVR. Somehow, I (an environmental type person who is into saving the planet) has been seduced by Top Gear. What the F is wrong with me? It's strange I tell ya. Do a blog post or watch top gear? Those English accents and the semi truck races, convert the car into a boat, make a home-made RV shows are sucking me in...

    I am sorry I can't really help here.

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  47. I've written the waaaaaaaaaaaah, no time for blogging post way too many times. But there isn't. Waaaaaaaaaaah. Yay for the new job. I really think I'd be a better blogger if I went back to work full time. At least there, nobody hits you and screams in your face. Hopefully.

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.