Thursday, June 18, 2015

And The Curtain Falls...

#1 Blogson has called it quits.

I know, I know. Blogging is dead, blah blah blah. Heck, I know my owndamnself that it gets harder and harder to post when I just don't feel it -- and the output shows. I've got from five posts a day to three posts a week - and usually one of those posts is kinda forced. I've got the Friday car posts, which I love, and then there's usually *something* that grinds my gears, but other than that, well...

For me, well, it's that things have gotten better. A *LOT* better. While I do consider myself fortunate that, in my previous employment, I never *hated* my job, I also never loved it. Now, I'm not the type that thinks you *must* love your job -- but it's awfully tough if you honestly dread going in, and I never dreaded going in. Now, though, I love going in (traffic notwithstanding), because I honestly and truly love what I do.

Heck, I get paid to post pictures of guns on the internet. How much better could I have it?

And - AND - I GTFO of Massachusetts. Of course, as soon as I leave, a Republican wins the governorship and it looks like they're finally catching on to how big of a crook Cadillac Deval really was... But I'm in America now. I had two 20-round magazines shipped to me - AT WORK - and didn't break any laws, unlike how things would have gone just two years ago.

But I digress.

I understand. I really do. When you sit down at the keyboard and just stare, hoping against hope something will pop into your head, the thrill is gone. When you start running through CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPost, even USA Today looking for something, anything, well... You've BTDT on ALL THE ARGUMENTS. And they just seem to rehash, too. I can't believe we're at a point where Terminator and Jurassic Park are playing in the theaters, while Bush and Clinton are running for President. If I have to relive the damn 1990s, I have a LOT more 30-round magazines to buy...

Anyways, best of luck to you, Borepatch. It looks like ASM826 is going to keep the place open, so any time the muse strikes, well, you remember where the keyboard is. Also, we need to get together so I can check out your new Harley. I approve of that 110%.

Fair winds and smooth seas, blogson.

That is all.

8 comments:

Sailorcurt said...

As you well know, I am a world class nit-picker from way back. With that said, please take this in the spirit in which it is intended: not critical but as informational:

The proper nautical blessing is "fair winds and following seas"

And I second the notion.

(yes, that was intentional).

Borepatch said...

As soon as I'm up to it, I see a ride up to NOVA. ;-)

Bradley said...

you had magazines shipped to work? dont they have them in stock?

ProudHillbilly said...

One does tend to lose oneself in blogging when one is tied to something they hate...

Do you ever listen to Jeff Kuhner out of WRKO in Boston? He is lighting that place up.

ProudHillbilly said...

One does tend to lose oneself in blogging when one is tied to something they hate...

Do you ever listen to Jeff Kuhner out of WRKO in Boston? He is lighting that place up.

Chad said...

Honestly, Jay, I've been wondering when you were gonna hang it up.

Chad

Mike W. said...

I can definitely relate to the "just not feelin' it." Hell, my own blog is functionally dead. I still post, but it's a once in a blue moon type deal now.

I mean, I want to go out, do things, and be me. Powering up a laptop and sitting in front of a computer to put out blogposts just doesn't factor into that these days.

DragonLW said...

BorePatch...

When you do the two-wheels-to-NOVA thing, you've got to let me know in advance, then plan your trip through East TN (Knoxville area). You can crash at my place, then you and I will continue the trip by passing through the Dragons Tail, and taking the LOOOOONG road to NOVA via NC.

Of course, you'll need to contend with a little old Suzuki riding alongside your HD...