February 21, 2004

Today was the Saturday everyone forgot

Today was an absolute beautiful day here in North Central Texas, and some of us enjoyed it tremendously. I however was not among those. Oh, it was not that I did not have fun. I watched Manhunter, the original movie made involvin' Hannibal Lektor and took a long afternoon nap. I did not do much bloggin', 'ceptin' readin' and repondin' to comments and deletin' comment spam.* I had really intended to spend a greater part of the day readin' all the blogs on my blogroll and catchin' up a bit on what I have missed. I didn't get it done, of course. I just don't know what gets into me. I do that from time to time, get to a point where somethin' comes along, distracts me from what has been an ever'day activity of mine, and then it goes awry. Did I ever tell ya'll about the online comic strip I did for almost six months? I actually had quite a followin', but my mother died and I went to the funeral and let it lapse for a couple of days, and then I began to reflect on the amount of my time it was takin' up and the fact that I was receivin' no remuneration for all that effort and it died.

I guess bloggin' has gone through somethin' similar, but not quite the same. I did find I was spendin' way too much time on it than I actually could afford, what with the many other activities I have goin' on, and I also found that I was not exactly gettin' the return I expected, although, I am not quite sure I was gettin' less than my efforts deserved. What I did discover was that I did like bein' able to share my life and its travails, ordeals, and pleasures with those whom I had developed friendships through my bloggin' efforts, but that I did not really care about continuation of the hoopla and crud that went with movement up the ecosystem. As such, I my blog has evolved or devolved, dependin' 'pon whether you like what is appearin' better than what formerly appeared or not. I know that I am doin' what I want with it, and as I have previously stated, it is my blog and I can damn well do whatever I want with it. I create it, I pay for the server space, and I paid for the software used to create it. It is crud, but it is my crud ... it is the crud that comes from my crudpy thoughts that float around in my crudpy brain that lives inside my crudpy head, and I am proud of what comes forth upon these electronic pages.

My navel, of course, seems to have no concern about this blog at all, and yet, is also the star to most of the current production that exists in this blog. In actuality, that is likely a good thing, because if that navel knew how highly dependent the success of this blog turned on its existence, it would like expect something more than bein' bathed and pampered. So, ya'll do me a favor and don't let on how much you yearn to know about my navel, OK? I can ill afford to be buying a mink navel warmer or some other such extravagant item. In fact, I suppose I might want to end this conversation before my navel decides to get perky and pays attention to what I am doin'. As such: End of report.

*I do have to admit that the comment SPAMMERs were extra busy today, as I had to delete three different efforts during the day. Of course, the winner was the last effort, because I did actually hit their damn link and go to their page. What a bunch of crud.

Posted by notGeorge at February 21, 2004 09:34 PM

I like your blog and whatever you're doing with it. I'm not sure how it used to be, since I haven't been around the "blogosphere" for awhile. I'm getting a bit annoyed because although I've gained more readers, I've started to get hate mail - GRRR. People email me and tell me I "have to apologize" or "revise" my posts because they don't agree with me. Idiots. It's MY BLOG. And this is your blog and I read it! I can appreciate that someone else living in Texas is having just as crappy of a day as me sometimes - through your venting, I feel represented even if it's not 100% of how my day goes most of the time. So keep up the good work, but only if you want to - it's your site and yours alone. Not that you need me to tell you that, but it's late and I just thought I'd say hi and that someone out here is reading your rants late on a Saturday night. Take care Tiger.

Posted by: The Patriette at February 22, 2004 12:07 AM

Hi Terry.
The word is: A_Gi_Ta_Tors! They have been around since the world began.
Their pleasure in life is to cause hate and discontent, and to prevoke.
My God, sometimes, I believe there are more of them in the world than there are just good solid, honest, and caring people, like yourself and your writing. Keep writing your blog the way you see it. You know about noses and opinions, right?:)OR was that some other part of the human anatomy? Oh, well.
Have a great day.
Friend Frank

Posted by: Frank at February 22, 2004 09:41 AM

Tig, you just keep on doing what you're doing, hon--you have a space to post what you want, and devoted readers, and that's what counts. You're doing just fine! :-)


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at February 22, 2004 10:37 AM