Boy. Looking at that title makes me think we’re having another political election. You know, the day when we replace the old thieves, liars, and philanderers with brand-spanking-new thieves, liars, and philanderers.
VOTE Sarah Palin for Court Jester in 2012!
Okay, enough of politics and on to real business.
As many of you know, my health is not good. I know I’ve been saying it for a long time, but the decline has been slower than many others with emphysema because of my relative youth, stronger heart, and no respiratory infections (or hospitalizations) since April 2008. The keyword is “slower,” not stopped: breathing is harder even with an increase in oxygen, and I have a lot of pain in the muscles around my ribs. There are other complications as well, but I won't go into those. The overall result is I spend more time in bed conserving energy and less time on the computer.
With less computer time—a couple hours here, an hour or two there—I did a scientific time/use study with the technical equipment I pulled out of my rectal area. The results are back from the lab, and I have decided to concentrate on this, my blog. I am giving up the social aspect of LibraryThing, but I will continue to use it to catalog my books.
Books. I spend a lot of time with them, and I try to review those that made a strong impression on me or that I think will be of interest to the general reader. This is not a book-specific blog, however, so there are a few snoots out there who shun me. Those of you who know me know my reaction to shunning: fuck ‘em.
No, I don’t want any kind of specific or dedicated blog, so I am going to continue with the general crap too. I have five little movies that flew under the radar to review, an author to roast, and of course, life with Martha and the hounds. If I’m reading the lab results correctly, I’m going to do what I damn well please. I figure if you don't like a certain post, you're smart enough to move on to another blog.
That brings up a final point. I get behind on reading your blogs, but I get there eventually. I don’t always comment if I don’t have anything worthwhile to say—not to mention that I have always hated those itty-bitty-shitty comment boxes that make you do your own HTML.
Blogging is my first love and I am going to continue just as long as I am able. In other words, you're stuck with me.