Sep 03

Taking a Break

I really, really hate to do this.

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Image credit: Ken Hawkins

As I’ve alluded to on several occasions, my health has really taken a beating recently. Unfortunately it has deteriorated to the point where I can no longer commit to six high quality posts a week without placing an undue amount of stress on myself. Frankly I’ve been in denial of that for a few days now, and the corresponding drop in quality really shows. Accordingly, this will be the last SB post for a while.

I don’t know how long this hiatus will be. It might only be a few days, it might be a lot longer. I will say this is NOT the end of Superfluous Bloviations. The site isn’t going anywhere. Posts will resume as soon as I feel better.

Please don’t worry about me; I’m going to be OK. Indeed, making sure I’m OK is perhaps the number one reason for this. I appreciate everyone’s support over the last seven months or so. It really means a lot.

See you as soon as I can.

Lane

Sep 02

Walk Against Boredom

Nothing like skull-crushing boredom to make you do something you haven’t done for awhile. That’s right, it’s time to change things up around here!

What did I do? Ha ha! I went outside.

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Hrm. Looks like rain.

Yes, it really has been that boring recently.

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Aug 29

Thursday Ramblings

This has not been the best of weeks. Frankly I’m surprised I’ve produced as much as I have. The best I could manage today was a couple games of Civilization IV while running my Pandora.

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Which is currently playing “Africa” by Toto of all things. How perfectly depressing.
Image credit: FixNation

Huh. He kind of looks like a doggie version of Sneferu in that picture.

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Aug 24

Updating Themes

Longtime readers know there are several running themes here at SB. They also know I’ve neglected most of them recently.

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A clear case of art imitating life.

The short answer behind most of my inactivity is that being bipolar I constantly find myself with a long and unfulfilled task list, whether I like it or not (and I assure you, I most definitely don’t). Here are some specifics:

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Aug 09

Friday Crap Roundup XXVI

Hi kids! Once again, tonight’s Friday Crap Roundup comes straight outta the 2T.

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Now with 10 percent more urban decay!

Σ says she has a full weekend planned for me, so I’d better get cracking on this while I can still get enough sleep. That’s the theory, anyway ….

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Aug 08

Dinner, the Great Leap Forward

I can’t speak for other bipolars, but when I’m down like I have been the past couple weeks I don’t turn into some Robert Smith or Morrissey-esque emo buzzkill. Stereotypes are a bitch.

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Besides, I’ve always been more of the Peter Lorre type.

No, the real problem is I can’t get anything done. When getting up before 5 p.m. becomes a major accomplishment, things like cooking become about as feasible as making steel in my backyard.

Well, assuming I had a backyard. (Nothing like throwing in a random, snarky Chairman Mao reference, is there?)

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Aug 01

The Spirit of Hot Sauce

I must be feeling better today, otherwise I wouldn’t have the temerity to make this purchase:

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Everything’s better with sriracha.

This is a good thing, because now I can finish talking about this past weekend’s Rush concert.

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Jul 22

Tripe Goes Mainstream

Earlier today, thousands of miles from the Command Center, a baby was born who is doomed to live his life through the lens of TMZ. Sure, one day he’ll be King of England, but that’s a long ways off. Hell, the kid doesn’t even have a name yet and he’s already choking up the tabloids.

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My suggestion of “Ringo Morrissey Lydon Iommi” will likely be ignored.
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This means I actually have something in common with the mainstream media today: neither one of us have any real news.

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Jul 21

A Suffocating Dread

A few days ago I wrote about being in a rather nasty funk. I’m afraid it’s getting worse. I was awakened today by a text message at 6:30 p.m. A couple things kept me from going back to sleep, namely the knowledge today’s blog entry wasn’t done, and a nasty feeling of shortness of breath.

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The latter being extremely unusual for me.
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I must say, it’s very hard to concentrate on fantasies when one is having trouble breathing.

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Jul 20

Geared Up for Frustration

There’s no doubt about it, Boise is a great town for bicycles. Now while one doesn’t see the waves of two-wheeled humanity one would expect in places like Beijing, bicycles remain very popular. Yup, that includes the occasional motorized bicycle.

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Insane gas mileage. Under $1,000 new. 30 mph top speed. No special licensing required in Idaho.
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Although I’m not ready for the motorized version just yet, a couple months ago I figured it was a good idea to get back on this bandwagon.

Turns out I’m still trying.

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