Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hello again

So people are calling, people are writing ... OK, one person in each case.

I am alive and reasonably well. Last week I had three deadlines for three different publications (Merrimack Valley Magazine, North Shore, and the Globe North) so I ... I ... OK, I had enough time to post.

Two things:

One, I really have been sick, and I've been sleeping A LOT.
Two, I really have been totally engrossed in this presidential campaign and the economy.

Three things-

One or all of the aforementioned publications might have an issue with the blog, and/or one another. This freelancing thing ain't easy.

So like Joe Biden, I may have to rein myself in somewhat.

Knowing me, you know what a struggle this ordinarily would be, if I weren't so enraptured with the 24-hr. news cycle on cable. And, you know, eating.

I actually get annoyed when one of the cable news outlets puts on some pre-taped programming. Except Fox News, when commercials and other programming save me from throwing something at the TV.

Not my food, though. I'm guarding that with my life.

By the way, I actually did throw something at the TV once, when President Reagan was speaking, back in the 80s. I think it was when he was claiming that the homeless on the White House lawn were just camping ... or was that a Doonesbury joke? All I remember is that he was talking about the homeless.

Whatever - luckily what was in my hand at the time was a plastic bottle of saline solution that I had just used to moisten my contact lenses ...


Ari Herzog said...

Who's having what issue with your blogging? Air your frustrations here...

Gillian Swart said...

No one has an issue with my blogging, per se, that I know of for sure. It's more the competition aspect, I think, between all these pubs that cover the same area.

Why add the blog into the mix? It's not like I write about how cute my cat is.

It's something that I've been thinking about a lot myself as I realized I had to expand my horizons, so to speak.

But mostly my absence has been due to the flu. I could always blog about my cat or my exciting adventures - only I haven't had any because I've been at home, sleeping, and when I wasn't sleeping I was trying to meet those deadlines I mentioned.

Unless you all want to read more about how I got lost going to an event in Lawrence 3 weeks ago ...