Monday, October 27, 2008

SLAM!

Okay, I've hit my wall. There's nothing left in the ol' tankeroo. I'm spent. Finito. Zip. Zally. Zilch. The train has left the station. Toot toot. I'm done.

I mean, what, 624 posts is pretty good, right? And I've seriously tried to write something over the last coupla days, honest. We had this huge fucking birthday party for Miss O this weekend with 10 screaming girls and a limbo contest and a craft project and bobbing for apples and did I mention screaming and tears and fucking blood spurting from my eye sockets, and shit, you know, I sat down to write about it and nothing came out except air. Nada. After a goddamn birthday party! Bupkus!

So I'm taking a break. Probably not forever, just until the searing pains that shoot through my puny brain every time I stare at this goddamn blank rectangle begin to subside. I'll probably post every now and then... when I have something to whine about or when one of the spawnages writes a new ditty. In fact, I'm going to try to spend more time recording with them. I'd like to finish that fucking albatross of a CD of theirs that's hanging around my neck like a goddamn... well, albatross. When that's done, I'll post it here. I promise. And I'll send off those free copies I promised to all of you who ordered shitty wrapping paper and whimsical trinkets from Mr. Z last year.

So, this isn't really goodbye... it's more of a TTFN. It'll give you an opportunity to use that minute you used to piddle away here reading my insufferable pablum for something more constructive. Take up a hobby, or something. Might I suggest glass-blowing?

And, then, there you go.

20 comments:

Brian Lynn said...

Aww man. Seriously dude? Well I think I speak for many people when I say, you deserve it. I mean, its bullshit and selfish and I'm pissed, but I also understand. I wish you a very happy and healthy break, and ill be damn excited when you start posting again... Someday... Hopefully.

queen lisa of montreal (lisa trimble) said...

Thanks, CD...you've been the brighter part of my morning for the past couple of years. :-) You are a wit and a talent I've enjoyed very much, and wish you some creative recharging and a lot of laughs with Mrs. C and the kids. I'll check by from time to time. I suspect you'll be posting every now and again, as you say, and I know you'll be missed.

nora said...

I've been dreading this moment!

I don't know how you've managed to be so damn funny in every single post.

Well done, mister. Enjoy the break.

graham said...

Well damn. I just started reading this regularly. Very funny. It was good while it lasted. Hope your break isn't too long.

Lizzy said...

End of an era. I started reading you when I got engaged, and today is my 3rd wedding anniversary. Nearly symbolic.

I'll miss your shenanigans!

Kim said...

I'm gonna be selfish here and stomp my feet and scream no, no, NO!!!

I understand you need a break--we all do--but that doesn't mean I have to like it. I don't.

I'll miss you. You are funny, your kids are funny, and you all make me laugh. Bring the funny back to us a soon as you are able.



I am sad.

crabbydad said...

See, now I feel bad, goddammit. Okay, look, I just want a period of time when I don't even have to think about posting. It may be a week, it may be a month or so. I want to record some music, maybe start those dobro lessons I've been threatening to start, and watch all the crap that's been piling up on the dvr ("Breaking Bad," "30 Days," "I Dream of Jeannie," etc.) When I've got all that fancy "living life" out of my system, I'll return to the regularly scheduled bellyaching.

Okay? Good.

Carry on.

Anonymous said...

know any good glass-blowing places in iowa?

Kim said...

No, now I FEEL BAD. Feel better. Rest up. Watch Breaking Bad, 'cause it RAWKS. We'll catch ya when you get back, 'cause we know you can't live without us either!

Kim said...

when you feel like you "HAVE" to do something, it's probably time to stop for awhile. I totally agree.

Kim said...

Glass blow places in IOWA? Really? I'm laffin over here, dude.

Anonymous said...

we'll so miss you crabby dad!!! hey, i just started following! and julia sweeney aint posting either! But really, just throw us a little z drawing or tune now and then and we'll be happy... And enjoy your break.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Recess, regress, recharge. I mean those are the important R's, aren't they? Do what you gotta do dude, we'll be here when you get back. Take care of your crabby self.

Daniel said...

No way, Man. You're hooked on the CrabbyCrack, Man. No way you can stay away from this, especially with Halloween coming up. You've gotta post about how much fun the spawnage will have in their costumes, trick-or-treating, and all. You'll be back!

D

Jerry said...

Bummer, Dude.

Now what am I gonna read when I can't sleep?

Jeremy said...

Bloggatical?

Sabblogital?

Sabatticlog?

nora said...

Ohhh, learn dobro! Please please please!

Monica said...

I know it's just because I haven't paid you any attention lately. FINE.

Monica said...

OK, now seriously...let's ask ourselves the question: What doesn't suck about this development?
CD will have a bit more of a life, presumably. Given his creative bend (bent?) he will likely channel it into something that will benefit the Universe At Large. Hence, still us. Whew.

Jasper Mockingbard said...

You're leaving? Damn! I was just finding my way back...

As two ships passing in the night... we may never cross paths again.