Thursday, November 6, 2014

In Case You Were Wondering...

I'm not dead. I haven't been abducted by aliens, kidnapped by ninjas, or sucked into a parallel universe, or anything like that. I'm not suffering from a case of writer's block either (most surprising of all). Nope. This blog is still alive and well. Well... as alive and well as blogs that don’t get posted to regularly go, I guess.

Some of you will have noticed a sudden lack of commenting from me as well. Okay, most of you probably wouldn’t have noticed but either way. I’ve been MIA. Sure I took a day and looked some of you up but that was basically a fluke. Not that I don’t want to come hang out with you all. I do. I’ve just had stuff going on.

...And things...
The reason I've been away from the old blog here - and basically the internet in general - is because I’m stuck trying to figure out a tough assignment for my current class and I’m devoting  all of my focus towards it.

Simple as that. Actually, sort of anticlimactic, to be honest.

I have to write an interview piece which involves getting perspectives from various experts in the field of... sports... Soccer (or football, as we know it here), to be specific.

I know next to nothing about sports. If I've never mentioned it before, I’m not a “sports” kind of guy. I don’t have to a favorite team. I don’t have a favorite event. Well... maybe I'll watch a women's beach volleyball game or two but I have... reasons.
I know barely enough to fake my way through a conversation about any type of sport so I usually just try to avoid interaction with sporting aficionados altogether. This means I have to do a lot of research on the game just to figure out what I’m supposed to ask.

Then again I generally try to avoid interaction with most types of people so I guess no one would really notice anyway.

So, basically, until I get this assignment over and done with, I expect I’m going to be AWOL for a bit longer. Until then, you guys just keep doing what you’re doing and I’ll catch up as soon as I’m done.


  1. Actually, I was kind of wondering where you had been. I'm glad to know it's you and not me.

    Good luck on that project. Since I know even less about sports than you - I'm glad it's you and not me.

  2. Can't help ya with soccer. I know who the big teams aree, and I tease my son when Arsenal kknocks off Liverpool. Now, were it AMERICAN football...

  3. Well, it WAS a little anti-climactic, but also a very worthy reason for being absent! School is definitely the priority! I would offer to help you, but since I'm even less interested in sports than you are, that would be kind of pointless, wouldn't it? :)

  4. I assumed you were getting ready for the animated TV series of the blog. I'm less excited about this soccer report. But the picture was exciting, so thanks for that.

  5. Regarding sports, why don't birlers make millions? (Thanks for the update bud.)

  6. Talking sports is easy: "Did you see the game last night? I mean, man! Right?" "I can't believe the refs." "It shouldn't have even been that close." Generalities can get you through most sports conversations, but to write about them in detail? That's a tough assignment.

  7. Hope that assignment gets finished up soon, I miss you when you're gone.

  8. Huh, I didn't know that "Armpit Sniffing" was part of beach volleyball. Who knew?


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