October 24, 2005

I'm a bad blog neighbor.

It appears my little “vacation” from the blogosphere has taken its toll. It has been 11 days since I last actively blogged, both reading and writing. Now I have a guilty feeling as if I’ve abandoned friends and family. This honestly is not the case. I was just really busy.

    Excuse 1:
I had my favorite re-enactment of the season on the 15th and 16th. Some of you may recall that I got engaged at this event AND had part of my honeymoon there. It’s also the last event of the season for us. That means we won’t see any of our re-enactment friends for almost 6 months. I’m close with a lot of these people, but like in the blogosphere, we don’t live near one another. Some of them travel in excess of 12 hours to get to some of the events we do.

    Excuse 2:

My place o’ employment sent me to Texas for 4 days. It was not a pleasant trip, and I so wished I could have gotten online at night to blog about it and to read your blogs to get my mind off everything. Unfortunately, I don’t own a laptop to take with me. Even if I did, the sucky hotel stuck me in a room that didn’t have internet access.

    Excuse 3:
With all my traveling around, I had to spend some quality time with my wife. Sure, we did the re-enactment together, but during the day, I was either talking to the public or fighting in the battle. We didn’t spend any real time together, and contrary to my surly and uncouth appearance, I know that if I want to stay happy I do need to spend some time entertaining my wife in matters outside the bedroom. Although usually the first leads to the latter, which is yet more motivation for me.

The problem with spending all the time away is that I am so behind in all the blogs that I’m not even going to try to catch up. There are hurricanes, politics, jokes, emotions, complaints, rants and even the occasional profession of pure emotion out there. For me to be able to go back 11 days and read them all would require me to take a lot of vacation time, and I can’t do that. This means I am sure some of you have written brilliant pieces that I will be worse for not reading.

So if any of you have written a post that you are really proud of or if you read someone else’s post that you feel that it would be a crime against the blogosphere for me to not read, please the url in the comments for me.

My normal smart arse and generally unwanted comments will resume in all of my regular reads starting tomorrow. That reminds me, I’m getting ready redo my frequent visits list, if I visit your site often and you don’t see your site on my list, also leave a comment. I tend to forget where I’ve been and what I’ve done.

Posted by Contagion in General at October 24, 2005 07:30 PM | TrackBack

"I tend to forget where I’ve been and what I’ve done."

Wow, that could create great havoc while re-enacting and on a business trip. I hope your wife doesn't mind! ;)

Posted by: michele at October 24, 2005 08:22 PM

You were gone? :-D

Posted by: Harvey at October 24, 2005 09:10 PM

Despite Harvey's comment, you were missed!

Posted by: oddybobo at October 25, 2005 08:02 AM

Michele... My wife trusts me... why I don't know, but she does. Mainly I think it's because anytime I do anything "wrong" someone rats me out.

Harvey: Yea yea yea.. I would expect no less from you.

Oddy: Thanks, I appreciate that. I think you might be humoring me, but I still appreciate it.

Posted by: Contagion at October 25, 2005 08:25 AM

I can relate, whenever I have ever tried to cheat at anything when I was younger I got caught, which resulted in paying major consequences so having learned my valuable lesson, like you, I've stopped trying. The embarassment and humiliation, and being the laughing stock of your friends, is just not worth it!

Posted by: michele at October 25, 2005 09:13 AM

We missed you!

But all is forgiven. At least you have 3 reasons. I got nothin'. Nothin' but No Time!!

Glad you're back tho

Posted by: Tammi at October 25, 2005 08:52 PM