Sunday, December 31, 2006

If anyone is still out there...

I’m sneaking back meekly, because I promise myself I’m going to be better about posting and then … well, ya know.

Fact is, Chris Nolan, my editor at Spot-On, has given me a week off and has kindly cut my postings this year back to once a week. She explained this as, “You’re writing too much,” which was a polite way of saying what I already knew, “Half your postings really stink.” She is also allowing me to “unpublish” whatever I don’t like. And then she gave me a raise.

I’ve died and gone to employee heaven.

The news is – and please don’t ask me how this works because I won’t know until it happens – that my weekly Spot-On stuff will be appearing on MSN. It will still be on Spot-On because I am, of course, spot on, but less spot on than most of the other really smart writers on Spot-On, who write about the economy and healthcare and politics while I tackle such cutting edge issues as dog vomit on the rug and my psycho family. I’m sort of their “special” child they bring out when company comes, knowing the company is too polite to be annoyed.

Anyway, I’m taking this time to try to get back in touch with Linguini, though I think when I switched to the new Blogger, it dropped off a lot of peoples’ feeds. I’m going to also trying to visit some of your blogs again like I used to before the keyboard became a huge hungry monster threatening to eat my brain if I didn’t come up with something pithy and clever twice a week.

Linguini may change its nature and become more of a journal than a commentary on general topics (I guess it’s been heading that way for awhile now anyway).

For the record, we had a lovely holiday and will be having an extremely quiet New Year’s Eve because, quite frankly, I am worn out. I only achieved half of what I wanted during the season, so I do apologize for not mailing Christmas cards and not creating that entire Dickensian winter scene from scratch.

Well, there’s always next year…

5 comments:

happy and blue 2 said...

Wishing you all the best in the New Year..

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Well, there is already too many that
write about the boring subjects like economy and healthcare and politics while wayyyy too few that write tackle such cutting edge issues as dog vomit on the rug and psycho families....

So, frankly, I'll rather read your articles than the others :-)

Welcome back and have a hilarious happy new year!

jane said...

Well. Hello there.

*Arches one eyebrow*

Congratulations on the MSN thingy.

And welcome back. You've been missed.

White Trasherati said...

Don't pay her any attention - that eyebrow stays arched...

I can echo your "didn't get everything done and oh my god I've been gone forever but still love you guys thing...".

and will post soon..promise. Give my best to Dirtman, et al.

MammaK said...

So glad your back. Your personal blog has been much missed!!!!!