Thursday, April 03, 2008

Resurrection*









Well, everyone... in the immortal words of Neil Diamond, The Cars, and Dave Matthews: Hello Again.

As a good friend recently wondered: Life may begin at forty, but does that mean blogging ends?

The answer is: of course not. I never intended this recent hiatus to go on as long as it has. Let's just say I've been lazy. And, more importantly, TIRED. Being a quadragenarian is hard work, I tell ya what! Yeah. Really.

Anyway, things have been going well. Just have a look at these incredible highlights from the merry-merry month of March:
  • I went on a five-night business trip to Sacramento
  • I moved into a private office at work and had the rest of our office reconfigured
  • I roasted a chicken for dinner
  • I spent a weekend in San Francisco, where...
  • I attended a one-woman Judy Garland revue (for the record, I detest Judy Garland, but I have a little more respect for her after reading the entry on her on Wikipedia)
  • I clipped my fingernails a couple of times and, finally...
  • I took at least one rejuvenating bath while starting at the chipped paint on my bathroom ceiling
Who wouldn't be envious? In any case, it's good to be back. And many thanks to anyone who's missed me, and especially Papagayo, who was nice enough to post a plaintive and very nice "Missing You" comment. Diana Ross would be proud. Tell me why the road turns...?

* By the way, to prove how lazy I am (if there remained any question), this post was, of course, intended to go up more than a week ago, on that most holy of holy days: Easter Monday.

7 comments:

Papagayo said...

Yay! Joe's back! I take breaks all the time from my lame-ass blog, but still... nice to see you back.

T$ said...

welcome back!

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Welcome back. Really, my life was in a whirlwind without those fingernail updates. For the record, I detest Judy Garland in my own way, but a number of my friends went to the same show. At least it was a woman not a guy "doing" her. (And I've actually met the imitator a couple of times. She does a better Patsy Cline, in my opinion.)

joe said...

Hi LdB: The only guy "doing" Judy I might remotely want to see is Rufus Wainwright at Carnegie Hall. But even that is qualified by REMOTELY (apologies to Subtleknife, but I'm not a HUGE Rufus fan ...).

It was entertaining, and a nice invitation...

Steven said...

What was it in the Wikipedia entry that turned you around?

BigAssBelle said...

who the hell are you people? no judy garland? can you be serious?????

though my heart has stopped, i am trying to remain upright long enough to type GLAD YOU'RE BACK! IT'S A BETTER BLOGGER WORLD WITH YOU IN IT!!

joe said...

steven: It's not that I've been turned into a Big Ol' Gay Judy Fan by Wikipedia, but I guess I learned things I never knew (or hadn't bothered to look up) about La Garland's difficulties in life and her terrible insecurity and low self-esteem. It also struck me that she died at the same young age as Edith Piaf. However, I still hate listening to her intonation in The Wizard of Oz -- like nails on a blackboard. I may have to check out A Star is Born someday to see if I enjoy the older Judy. I think I also want to check out the HBO biopic with Judy Davis from a couple years back.

Lynette: YOU crack me up -- I hope you don't strain your post-surgical abdominal regions by sitting upright. Thanks for the welcome back.