June 20, 2005

Back at Work/Blogging Update

I MUST apologize for not posting regularly as of late. I have discovered that the combination of "returning to work" and "recuperating from having a minor organ removed" result in a situation that makes blogging damnably difficult for the time being.

At present, I just don't seem to have the physical or mental stamina for blogging, as pathetic as that sounds. I tried doing some blogging late last week, but just as soon as I got ideas the words and thoughts that went with them just drifted off into the ether. It wasn't long before I got sick of sitting listlessly in front of the computer. Even worse, the "old-fashioned remedies" are right out: since I've given up the devil's smoke I can't rely on that to get my brain working again.

So to make a long story short, I probably won't resume blogging until sometime over the Fourth of July weekend. For the time being, that will mean turning Benjamin Kepple's Daily Rant into the Holy Roman Empire of blogs, but I think a hiatus is better than producing work that's not my best (as you history majors, groaning over that old chestnut, can attest). So until then, I'll see you all around, and as always, I encourage readers to visit the excellent sites on the blogroll, at left.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at June 20, 2005 08:34 PM | TrackBack

Get yourself well before you start blogging mate. We miss your words of wisdom but wish you to get better soon!

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at June 22, 2005 06:44 AM

Thank you, Charlemagne! :-)

Posted by: Dave Kepple at June 22, 2005 09:10 PM

Well, I thought it was fitting :-).

After all, the Holy Roman Empire wasn't holy, wasn't Roman and was definitely not an empire ... and until I return, my blog isn't a rant, certainly isn't daily and has precious little to do with Benjamin Kepple.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at June 22, 2005 09:31 PM

Heh...well get yourself healthy so you can make the G.o.D. tour of the US! We might need someone to film the behind the scenes series...

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at June 24, 2005 07:16 PM

Hope youre feeling better soon! I just wanted to respond to your archived post re: Gastineau Girls. Thank you for so aptly analyzing and critiquing this absolute disaster of a show! I am a trash reality TV junkie, and I have a very high tolerance for bad reality TV, but I can barely watch 10 minutes of this show without cringing and changing the channel. And I have tried to watch it again (why? I'm a junkie) two or three times, and it is so repulsively bad each time, I just shudder again and change the channel. I tried again today, and was so repulsed I needed to google the show to find out if others were equally repulsed. So, you can imagine how happy I was to find your posting, which expressed in exact detail how I feel about this show. THANK YOU!

Posted by: john at July 3, 2005 10:38 AM