Thursday, August 16, 2007

Goodbye Friend

It is time to say goodbye to someone I admire and adore. His brand of writing and witty sarcasm mixed with poignant stories has touched me from the beginning. I could never strive to be as deep nor as connected with the world around me as this wonderful man. I was both honored and more than a little shocked when he linked to my blog. After all if I am going to set some type of standard by which I judge all other blogs, this sexy, mustached Guatemalan has set the bar irretrievably high. Near unreachable.

There has been a rather large movement away from blogging over the last few months. Some folks with truly wonderful points of view (some I may agree or disagree with, but still read voraciously) have either revamped their blogs/writing styles, taken an undetermined hiatus or all out decided to quit writing and to my ever growing dismay, He is one of them.

Here's to you El Guapo. May life bring you what your heart desires. I hope that you continue writing in some form or another and that when you do, you drop me a line so I can go out and purchase whatever you have created. Your words and the stories they bring to life have touched me, truly. Your style is unique and you have a knack for cutting through the bullshit of life to the heart of any matter with your Spanglish. People from all over the world waited on pins and needles until your next post and I was one of them.

So it is with a sad heart that I say so long and farewell. I am a little weepy now and I may need a full bottle of wine to ease my sorrows. I don't "know" you, but I know you. The blogging world has lost an original in a land of the unoriginal and uninspired (I include myself in with this lot). If you ever decide to return, I will be one of the first to flood your posts with comments.

For those of you who do not know of the devastatingly handsome man from South America, please go here to read his archives. I know that you will enjoy his stories as much as I have.

*SOB*

Until we read again..............

23 comments:

Glamourpuss said...

Yes, I've noticed that, too. Shame. But nature abhors a vacuum, so we will find new words to fill our hearts.

Puss

ADW said...

Puss - I know, but I am still a little saddened by the hole.

Mim said...

I feel like this always happens right as I find a new and interesting blog to read. It stinks and it makes me want to kick people.

Would you like to kick people with me?

BottleBlonde said...

Quality blogs are hard to find. I am sorry for your loss.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I know what you mean exactly. It is always sad when a fellow blogger bows out. I think I die a little inside.

ADW said...

Mim - kicking people is my favorite past time - after kicking small evil dogs of course

BottleBlonde - I know. everyone should just read my blog and make numerous comments everyday. Just kidding, I always feel a little underwhelmed by my own writing after I read what those who are so much better at it than I am write.

Fab-ooo-lous - For reals. It's happened so much lately - I don't like this trend.

Jenny! said...

He should return as a ghost!

Dan said...

What a heartfelt post ADW! Geez, I may be (notice I stress may) getting a bit choked up here. But just a bit. After all, I'm a macho man who doesn't have feelings.

BottleBlonde said...

Well, your writing always busts my nut. So, that means you're GOOD!

And, I don't really have a nut. I don't think. Okay, yes I do. I have the balls of a sumo wrestler.

Dyck!! said...

I had a rather large movement this morning. Wanna see a picture of it??

ADW said...

Dan - is it all of the machoness that chokes you up or is it something else. Sometimes, when I am really sad, I feel my balls in my throat. Er, I meant my throat hurts from crying - yeah that's it.

BottleBlond - Mine are made of platimum and are way bigger than those bull testicles that you see hanging off of truck hitches.

Dyck - Mine is bigger than yours...

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Alas, I predict he will return, eventually.

Yoda said...

There are so many great blogs out there ... I feel like I get lost out in the wilderness if I keep clicking on links!

Very sorry about your loss. Even more sorry that I never got to know "live" el guapo!

Scary Monster said...

finding someone who does more than tell you about their daily shopping experience and what kind of dressing they had on their salad be a difficult thing to do in the blogworld. Iffin there be one less original writer who has decided to quit then we are all that much poorer.

Nice tribute,
STOMP.

honkeie2 said...

I started to read his blog and stopped because I was really enjoying it but remebered he had stopped blogging. If he ever comes back let me know, he was a great blogger.
And I spit coffee on myself after I read bottleblonde's comment:
'Well, your writing always busts my nut'
The visuals, the visuals!

Avitable said...

It's even worse when a male blogger takes a break, because when it comes to personal blogging, men are outnumbered in what has to be a 10 to 1 ratio at least.

If a woman stops blogging, she's probably just on the rag.

Avitable said...

Okay, I was just going to leave that comment and see if people got that I was kidding. But I couldn't.

I'm KIDDING!

Variant E said...

And to think now your only stuck with us idiots to read!

Kim Ayres said...

Yup, I've raised my glass to El Guapo a few times over the past week or 2

Open Grove Claudia said...

I hate it when our blogger friends abandon ship. I hope he's off to better waters.

ADW said...

Pawlie - I hope so and thanks for stopping by.

Yoda - read his archives, he is a fantastic writer

Scary - that be what I'm sayin'

Honkeie2 - bottleblonde is frigging high-larious

Avi - I know when you're joking and that is all that matters - if anyone else don't like it - fuck 'em

Vehow - glad you're back you world traveler

Kim - So sad, I'll raise a glass tonight. Whoops, guess I already started

Claudia - I just hope he is coming back sometime soon.

El Guapo in DC said...

Mi amor, maybe now you can leave your gringo husband for some Guatemalan loving. He may be a great man, but I promise that he can not grow a mustache like me.

Gracias amiga. Your words are kind.

ADW said...

El Guapo in DC -
If my husband tried to grow a mustache like you, I would probably roll around laughing. There is just something special about a Guatamalan Mustache.

I will miss you. Please reconsider, but if you don't, please let me know when you write something else.

ADW