The end of the sabbatical

I haven’t written on the website in a really long time — two months, in fact. I have a really good reason for having not written, and when I figure out what that reason is, I’ll write about it and post it here.

Writing has always been very therapeutic for me, and it’s a way for me maintain my sense of wit and humor in a world that’s otherwise told me that my abs are flabby and and I need to refinance the house. I’m not one for New Years resolutions, or any form or resolution, but my thoughts are to just start writing again. Life happens and, before you know it, it starts slipping away from us all, undocumented. I have a terrible memory, so I used to write about our lives’ happenings here. It’s always fun to browse the archives to see what we were doing on this date 5 (or however many) years ago. In fact, this time 6 years ago, we were shopping for the house that we still live in. And 7 years ago, we bought Elise’s Jeep (that is now my daily commuter). And 8 years ago around this time I lost my first job out of college at the tail-end of the dot-com fallout.

I updated’s theme this evening. For a few years I tried to make money by serving ads here on the site. You’ll be impressed with the fact that over those years, I amassed enough advertising revenue to buy a starter pack of ab-intensifying topical cream from a late night infomercial. I think it looks so much better without all of the ads (I’m still talking about my stomach muscles here). I can’t seem to figure out how to get the monthly archives to properly display over there to the right of your screen, but I’m sure I’ll be able to figure that out soon enough. In the meantime, you can always watch my 2002 episode of “Cribs”, which was shot when we were recently married and still poor from our days as a dot-com ex-employee and a beer cart girl.

So lots of cool things have happened in years past, none of which are referenced above. My hopes and aspirations are to focus more on important topics, like raising an almost-four-year-old daughter, duck herding, and the other truly important things in life.

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