These are words I never thought I’d ever say in my life: it’s August 1 – midsummer, the hottest day of the year — and it’s mercifully cool outside. I don’t know if that’s a reprieve or a sign of the end times. lol. After a couple of weeks of 100-112 degree scorch, it’s sitting at 71 degrees outside as I type this. Daytime high will be in the mid-90s, which is rather comfortable for August. I’m not looking that gift horse in the mouth. It may not sound like much where you’re sitting, but on this side of the screen, that’s news worth sharing! I have a coworker who’s always saying, “Weather is not news.” Yes. Yes it is. What’s more, it’s the most reliable news we have anymore. You can stick your head outside and verify it.
Changing topics because there’s something on my mind… you know that feeling you get when you’re between projects or have stuff in motion that isn’t finished yet? Reading takes a while, and really, so do movies or TV. You get that itch to blog, but you don’t know what to blog about? That ever happen to you?
It turns out, I’m a bit conflicted by this. I could use that time to actually continue on with something so that I will have something to blog about. It’s not like I don’t have a hundred things going, after all. Along the same lines, I could do something that’s not blog-worthy, like, say, clean something, piddle around on one of my musical instruments… anything at all, really. Or, I could blog about something that would ultimately be a complete waste of your time to read. Like what I’m doing now. :P
That leads me to where this is actually going. It’s true, this blog post actually has a point. Bear with me, and I’ll get there. You see, I’ve come to the conclusion that I enjoy blogging just a bit too much. Word on the street is that now video gaming can be an addiction. I think I’m immune to that one, but I have got blogging fever something terrible. I love to blog. I have so much I want to overshare with you, and virtually none of it would be even remotely interesting to the vast majority of you. I know… I should let you decide that. But see, if you go ahead and read my word spew and decide you wasted your time, you’d be a bit angry with me. And maybe over time you’d not necessarily remember why seeing my name in your blog feed gives you a slightly negative feeling, but that feeling would be there all the same. Or maybe you’d just be proactive and stop reading. I don’t mind if people stop reading, but I’d be less than happy if that were the reason why. I mean, wouldn’t it be more worth losing a readership if I just really cheese off everyone on a regular basis? Then again, maybe I’d have thousands of readers instead of the modest readership I have now. I have to be honest, I’m not really sure how that works.
Or… OR… this whole thing could just be that I’ve had a good night’s sleep and a buzz from the first half of a cup of Italian roast, so I’m feeling really good right now and want to chat up everyone. I feel a bit like Hogarth and his cup of coffeezilla espresso right now.
So, you see, it’s not that I don’t have time to read right now. It’s that I have peace and quiet, good coffee, some good tunes, and sometimes you just want to share with good company.
What am I listening to? Glad you asked (I know, you didn’t, but humor me). I’ve got a bunch of my blues tracks on shuffle, and the shuffle seems to be top-loading Pinetop Perkins. I have to be honest, I didn’t know I had so much Pinetop Perkins in my collection. Two things about that. First, if you don’t know Pinetop Perkins, look him up. Second, if I’m unaware of or just forgetting what’s in my library, then either I’ve hit critical mass, or my mind is going. These points may not be mutually exclusive.
This is the part where I realize my cup is now empty, so I need my obligatory refill. But I’ll spare you and just wrap this up for now. I still have some quality time to enjoy before I have to clock in for work. Pfft. It’s all downhill from that point. Anyway, thanks for reading, thanks for putting up with me, and thanks for just being there. If you made it this far, you’re awesome… and apparently bored out of your skull. Seriously, you should find something better to do with your time than reading the coffee-crazed ramblings of some random blogger. *grin*