Where did all of my promises of updating more frequently get me? Where? Where I ask you? Nowhere. I don’t know what my deal is. I’ve heard that lots of long-time bloggers (or as we were once called, online diarists/dinosaurs) go through weird periods of non-blogging. I suspect it comes down to a question of the perfect reader: the best writers always have to figure out their ideal reader and once they figure it out, they have it made. Sofia Coppolla (see, I’m totally obsessed) basically makes movies for her friends. I don’t know who I write for anymore. That’s probably why the other thing I’m doing has kind of stalled. Oh, it’s still in my head, in that I’m kind of always in that world even when I’m on conference calls or making impossibly elaborate spreadsheet efficiency tools (oh my god, sometimes I can’t believe my life has come down to being irritated that Excel only allows for three colors in conditional formatting but seriously, Microsoft, give a girl a break), I’m still thinking about sharks and contagious brain disorders and hippies. But when it comes to making words fill up a white box on a computer, frozen. Frozen. I miss my ideal reader.
Here are some things I could write this entry about:
- Fall. You guys love the fall stuff. I love the fall stuff. There was just a whole lot of fall stuff that happened, and it was all so beautiful that it felt like the biggest sin ever to do anything other than drive around the countryside with our mouths agape, just soaking in all of the gorgeous leafy goodness.
- Rehab. This really needs its own entry, because damn, y’all. Damn. You can read about Trance Jen’s experience over on her site, and I think everyone else is playing their cards close to the vest. Apparently we’re feeling a bit protective of our dorky little fun weekends these days and figure that if you wanted to know, you’d get off your ass and go. Maybe that’s just me (because man, am I a bitch). Also, I think everyone now has a crush on Minneapolis.
- My inherent and sometimes ill-advised blind faith in technology: Iowa. That’s all I can really say right now is that I almost ended up in Iowa before I realized that my GPS had been possessed by Satan. IOWA.
- My gut has issues and hurts sometimes. I’m probably not dying.
- Consequently, I’m losing weight, or so I’ve been assured by June, who is probably just trying to make me feel better about looking like I constantly have a gut ache.
- My job. Wait, I don’t talk about that here. Ever. EVER.
- My hatred of Old Navy and why I keep going back like the crack whore that I am for cheap sweaters.
Instead, here’s what I AM going to talk about:
Ladies and Gentlemen, I know that I wasn’t sure if there was going to be a Weetacon 2010 after my little unplanned sabbatical from work, but it’s now official: Weetacon 2010 will be held on March 5-7, 2010. There’s lots of information here and we’ll be holding conference calls to cover questions and concerns that newcomers may have regarding Weetacon (or really, so that you can get to know a few people on the phone first before you decide if you really want to hang out with us all weekend). Also, we have a theme and a subtitle for this year’s event: Technology and L33tacon! We’ll be celebrating everything that brings us together, and also, hopefully learning a few things or five along the way. It’s not all binge drinking, despite what the photos would lead you to believe.
Also, it’s November 1st, which means a very special thing near and dear to many readers of this site. Yes, that’s right, it’s Holiday Card Exchange time!
Can I get a woo woo?
So, here’s the drill on the Holiday Card Exchange: We have a little collective of Holiday Card Enthusiasts who like to send and receive cards at the end of each year, so many that we have split up into two groups so that people could decide whether they wanted to send/receive to only half the list or do the Full Monty. If you want to play along, you fill out this form with your information before November 20th, and then you wait for me to send you the final list. Then you get busy writing and sealing and stamping your cards (the number of which will be dependent upon how many people sign up in total and whether you’ve agreed to do one exchange or both. Each exchange will be no more than 40 people total and since you can add, you know that if you opted to do both exchanges, you’d be sending/receiving 78 cards, since you wouldn’t send two cards to yourself). Any questions? Hit me up in the comments!
In other news, I really have to get this site situated. It’s been like four months since the Russian hackers kicked me in the pants, it’s probably time for this site to put its big boy pants back on.
Until then, I will leave you with one of the Rehab party questions, to answer in the comments:
Which would you rather have, a butler, a maid or a chauffeur?
And why. Don’t forget the why. You’d think it was a simple question, but man, it’s more emotional than you would ever believe.