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.
Longtime readers know there are several running themes here at SB. They also know I’ve neglected most of them recently.
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:
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.
My suggestion of “Ringo Morrissey Lydon Iommi” will likely be ignored.
Image credit: Leo Reynolds
This means I actually have something in common with the mainstream media today: neither one of us have any real news.
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.
The latter being extremely unusual for me.
Image credit: net_efekt
I must say, it’s very hard to concentrate on fantasies when one is having trouble breathing.
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.
Insane gas mileage. Under $1,000 new. 30 mph top speed. No special licensing required in Idaho.
Image credit: Felix O
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.