Monday, March 31, 2008

Mea Culpa and Florida Here I Come!!!

First things first. It feels like I have been apologizing a lot lately, but with very good reason. I consider myself a great friend. The one that people call in the middle of the night for a ride when they are too drunk to drive home. The one that knows all of the secrets because I can be trusted to keep my mouth shut when anyone tells me something about their darkness. The one who will drop pretty much anything to rush to your aid when you call, write, e-mail, IM, send a pigeon or a smoke signal saying "help me." And lately, I have not been a good friend to any of you. I show up on your blogs sporadically, if at all. I don't comment. I don't e-mail. Days, no weeks, will go by with neither hide nor hair of me. And for most of you, it's no big deal. But for me it is. For the last year, you have been so supportive of me. You have left comments and sent e-mails. You have thought about me, prayed for me, asked for more inventive cursing lessons. Whatever. And I have neglected you. I am so sorry. I think that part of the blogger code (which has been written about extensively on other sites and needs not be repeated here) is that you comment back. And I have failed at that. I have no excuses, just apologies. And that is not enough, but they are heartfelt and sincere and I hope you can all forgive me.



This blog is not and never was intended to be a popularity contest, or something to use to garner a pantheon of readers. I created it as an outlet for myself. Somewhere that I could vent my frustrations and swear to my little heart's content. But it turned into so much more than that. It opened my eyes to the caring nature of others all over the world. I learned about creativity, compassion, humility, love and so very much more. Blogging has given me more than I could ever give back to the blogging community.



I have "met" so many kind and wonderful people and in less than a week, I will get to meet two of those people in person. Squeeee!!!!!!! I am so excited to say that I will be meeting Adam and Britt next weekend. On Saturday to be precise. I am nervous, but don't tell anyone. I am in awe of their awesomeness and I can only hope that I have more to add to the conversation than "errrr, blah, blah, blah, gaaaaaaddddd, pretty, hairy, love, blah, gurgle, snot, weep, yay!"



More than any of you will ever know, the two of them have helped me through some difficult times over the last few months and I hope that they know how very much their support has meant to me. Adam with his wit and inventive put downs and Britt with her kind heart and open mind; her understanding and her caring soul. They have nurtured me and listened to me rant and rave. They have checked in on me to make sure that I was doing OK when I was down.



And now...... well now, I get to go let loose for a little while. I am flying down to spend some time with MY family (as opposed to my husband's pack of hyenas). I also get to spend time with two of my favorite non-family members. And when I come back, it will be full throttle into a new job. A very exciting, kind fierce, new job. For a VERY large technology manufacturer. It's pretty cool. So, I will be traveling a lot for the next month and I will try to keep posting at least once a week. I will also try to come see all of you in that time. But if I don't, please know that I am thinking of you and I will check in as soon as I can.



Much Love,

ADW

23 comments:

Avitable said...

Can't wait to meet you, chickendick.

George said...

Congratulations on the job and I do hope that you have recovered from what ail you (I know about what you mention because I live there as well).

I hope you do start writing again as the blog world is a less funny place when you don't write.

Chickendick ... I'll have to use that one, avitable

ADW said...

Adam - Aren't chickendick's curly? If so, then I can't be a chickendick because mine is straight with a slight lean to the right when I'm lying and the left when I'm telling the truth.

George - I don't think you ever recover, I just think you move forward. And thanks.

Avitable said...

You may be right. Apparently, Pinocchiodick is more apt.

ADW said...

Avi - See!!! I knew you could figure it out. Although it is hard to say and even harder to spell.

Chuck said...

Have a good, fun, safe, alcohol-filled trip, ADW.

Chuck

ADW said...

Chuck - thanks. I don't think the alcohol-filled part will be a problem.

lspoon said...

Dude-have fun! And don't worry about us! Just seeing a new post every once in a while is enough for me...at least it means you're still alive! :)

fatwonkkid said...

I feel so hurt and rejected...sniff...that you have forgotten about me...sniff...I even posted a Cheesy Poof Review recently...snifff....bawl...

Eh no big deal, this past month was hellish for me too. Enjoy your vaca!

Miss Britt said...

You're nervous?

Adam can be a little scary.

And sugar, we all get shit going on in our lives sometimes. It's OK. We have enough to feel guilty about without adding blogging neglect to the mix.

Can't wait to see you! Husband has already been informed that "ADW is coming to specifically to get shit faced. Don't expect me home any time soon.

And about that prenump...."

themuttprincess said...

Let your hair down and have some fun!

Congrats on the new job!

No worries about not commenting. We will be here for you when you are ready!!!

Not a Granny said...

The weather has been really nice. 80's this last weekend!

Enjoy yourself!!!

wafelenbak said...

Congrats on the job! (and happy travels)
Sounds like you decided to take the risk, eh? ;)
Wish I could meet up with you in PA. Alas, another TequilaCon. Perhaps in Cleveland OH? I think that would be AWESOME!

Avitable said...

I'm not scary. Britt, however, is fucking terrifying.

marky said...

Florida? Hope you have a good trip anyway.

metalmom said...

Have a wonderful trip and good luck on the new job!

Jake Titus said...

ADW,
Glad to see things are looking up. Congrats, and have a safe trip.

Nanna said...

Oh I am so excited that you are going to see "the kids!".

Trust me, those two are enough to give anyone an entirely new (and not entirely healthy) outlook on life!

VE said...

Couldn't you just throw in one or two good curse words. I need the abuse...

The [Cherry] Ride said...

I'll share my darkness with you anytime! Hope you are enjoying your trip.

Miss Kitty said...

Hooray for you, ADW! Hope your vacation's a fun one. "See" you when you return! And congrats on the new job.

The Charming Hedonist said...

Darling, no need to apologize for not commenting all the time! You're there when it's important, and that's what matters.

Enjoy your trip to Florida and congrats on the job!

Memphis Steve said...

So Bill Gates thought you were a hottie and hired you, eh? Lucky!