Friday, September 25, 2009

Reports Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Sincere thanks and embarrassed apologies to all who expressed concern via e-mail or Facebook over my three-week absence from blogging. I am neither dead nor suffering from swine flu or some weird side-effect of not using shampoo; the dull fact is I’ve been working three jobs: reporting for a newspaper, editing vanity novels and writing small freelance pieces.

I could afford to cut back a little, but given the state of the economy I feel compelled to make and save every dollar I can today, in case I can’t tomorrow. All my current jobs are precarious in one way or other, and although my household’s in good financial shape these days the economy still scares me enough that I want to add as much to savings as I can.

Working 16-hour days has made me a much mellower person, since on the rare occasions I have time to read some news I’m too tired to feel any outrage. Barack Obama has reneged on almost every promise that made me vote for him last November? Shrug. At least he was grammatically correct about it, which is more than I can say for most of the authors I edit. I can’t criticize Obama because all the opposition to him has been taken over by conspiracy-minded lunatics ranting about false birth certificates and racist epithets? Eh. I only have to read about Orly Taitz; it’s not my responsibility to polish her ramblings so they make sense.

When things calm down a bit I fully expect to become royally pissed off about things again, and will spend much time bitching about it here. In the meantime, I’m going to bed.

10 Comments:

Blogger rhhardin said...

grammatically correct,

Obama weekly address, "historic and unanimous resolution" is syllepsis.

Obamawise, I favor the birdbrain hypothesis.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Wife Beater said...

Why worry about politics? It's all a silly game. Best to focus on your home and family.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Politics covers things that can destroy my family or confiscate my home.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Caveman Lawyer said...

They may be covered under politics but what good can you do by worrying about them? Might as well worry about the weather or stellar physics.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What good can I do by embracing ignorance?

7:35 PM  
Blogger Windypundit said...

Editing vanity novels? How much does it pay and where do I sign up?

9:18 PM  
Blogger Caveman Lawyer said...

What good are you doing by getting your blood pressure up worrying about what Obama and his circus are doing? Are you one of those Libertarians who suffers from the Tom Paine Delusion? Do you think that all you need to do is string the right words together and the problems of this nation will be solved?

5:43 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

If you're really curious, Windy, send me an e-mail.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Cap'n NoStar said...

I was thinking that the evil forces behind Big Hair Products had sent a squad of community organizers to forceably hold you down to lather, rinse, and repeat. Then, leave you begging for a hair conditioner.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you're back and in "attack moode".

"W"

1:59 PM  

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