It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything. There are a couple of factors that have led to this problem. First off, I believe the best comedy comes from being inspired; and if I force myself to write when I’m not feeling inspired, it will generally suck. Second, I’ve been taking a lot of naps.
Now, for the first point, I’m almost certain that when I started this blog, I said that I wasn’t sure how often I’d update or even have anything worth talking about (I may not have said that, I don’t know, I don’t really pay attention to the things I say). And I stand firm by that, but I also kind of feel bad for the people that were waiting for me to update. I can only assume that this absence has dropped my fan-base by at least half (from 6 readers to 3). For those that stuck around, thank you. For those that left, you’re not reading this anyways so it doesn’t matter what I say.
And as for the 2nd reason why I haven’t been writing, I feel next to no shame about all these naps I’ve been taking. They’re awesome. I remember when I was young and I hated naptime because I thought it was a waste of my time. I was stupid. I admit it. I think back on all the potential nap time I missed in my life because I was young and dumb, and I can only imagine how much more rested I’d be these days ( I don’t know if that’s how sleep actually works).
In all honesty, I’ve actually tried to start writing this particular update for weeks. I’d sit down on my lunch break with the full intent to write a new blog post pointing out and apologizing for my absence. I’d get the first sentence down and then decide that was a sufficient amount of creativity to warrant some rest. By the time I was done with my nap, it was time to go back to work and next-to-no writing was accomplished. The next day, instead of starting from where I left off (1 sentence) I’d start all over again (because I have no idea what I’m doing). My writing pad actually looks like I’ve been serving detention because all I’ve done for the past few months is write the same sentence over and over again.
What’s even more ridiculous is that I have pages of things that I’ve previously written just sitting on my desk for such an occasion as when I go through an inspirational dry-spell. But rather than just touch-up and post one of those (because they obviously weren’t good enough to post the first time around), I decided I needed a “Sorry I was gone” update and then something new and exciting to go with it. As such, I will not be posting this until I can follow it up with a fresh new post the very next day (that’s also bait for you to check back in tomorrow). So, it’s time to get back to writing.
But first, I’ll need a nap.