As is my wont, I’ve just been going through the news this morning and I realized that this pseudo-holiday we call April Fools’ Day is about as relevant as Boxing Day to your average American. How can one briefed on our current state of affairs think of anything that could possibly top it? Move over “children;” every day is April Fools’ Day…but it’s all real.
So I’m in day 10 of one of the worst colds I’ve ever had. Funny thing is it’s all in my throat…my chest is completely clear. Thus laryngitis kicked in on Day 5 and what little voice I have sounds exactly – not kidding – exactly like this:
…for the light posting. Been sick as a dog. (Where does that cliche come from anyway?) Got a nasty cold that’s leading to little if any sleep…put it all together and you have one unhappy Jimmie. More later.
Readers of this blog will note that I went all minimalist this weekend. I’ve been pondering whether to continue blogging at all as I fear the the medium itself may be dead or dying. Of course, not for everyone, but the gap between the great blog sites and the second-tier sites has widened and with the ascension of Twitter, many of us (myself included) have left our blogs to rust while we spend our days sending out little quips in the forms of tweets and retweets.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Twitter fits my personality which has always been to make quick, off the cuff remarks. Manifestos have never been my strong suit. But there is a place for blogging when one wants to make a larger point. I’ve decided it’s time to scale back on the site, get rid of the useless widgets and make this blog more of a daily journal in the style of James Lileks. Of course, that will take some commitment as well, but nothing ventured…
I’m also on the fence as to whether I should even call myself the Libertarian Popinjay anymore. While I’m still libertarian in spirit, should Obama win another term I may end up embracing existentialism (assuming that is what I think it is).
How pretentious. Hope you’ll join me.
I’m too angry and depressed to prattle on at length about this terrible news. I’ll just say I hope his fight continues and I’m going to do whatever I can to make that so. I never got to meet Andrew but thanks to Twitter I got to contribute in a small way:
Good times. Thanks, Andrew.
Yes, I know, I haven’t been blogging with much regularity. My apologies. Been working on my fiction writing of late and some other intellectual pursuits. I’ll try and get back in the swing of things soon.
In the meantime, here’s some Moondog:
This flu bug has been a worthy foe. While I’m recovered and back to work I’m still rather lethargic and logey. Also getting ready for a move to a new house, so what energy I have has been focused on that. More later.
Hi folks. Sorry for the long radio silence on the website and Twitter. The Popinjay has been extremely ill for the past week and only now starting to get some energy back. Also getting ready for a big move to the other side of Las Vegas in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Sorry it’s been so quiet around here, folks. Really busy at work and other things. Still dropping a few Tweets when I can.