First things first - I'm not going to be updating this blog anymore.(1)
Regardless of how I came to be in this position, the point is, I've realised that this blog, much as I have loved writing it, is too unwieldy to be used for anything really.
It falls between too many stools; not nerdy enough to be a nerd blog, not anonymous enough to be confessional, too silly to be taken seriously, too serious in parts to be properly funny.
I'm going to leave it where it is - there's some writing I'm really proud of on here, but it's all too squodgy & intermingled to really make me want to keep on with it.
But: I still want to write, and occasionally cheer you all up, and show off models and things.
That's why I've set up some new blogs. I feel a blog is like a book; you can draw a line under one and say "It's finished now" for good or ill.
So, the Blog is dead. Long Live the Blogs.
The new blogs are: -
Armageddon Tourist Board: http://armageddontouristboard.blogspot.com
Hemingway & Orwell's Kitchen: http://hemingwayandorwellskitchen.blogspot.com
In the Meeja: http://meejadarling.blogspot.com
Regular readers may notice it has been some time since my last post. Rather than give you the prosaic & dull list of why I haven't been writing, I've just decided to give you a list of things which might be true, and you can just decide which one you like the most.
So, I haven't been able to blog for the last six months because:
A.) I was incarcerated in a tiny windowless cell, chained to a radiator and beaten day and night by hooded men demanding to know where Don Eduardo Monteaz was.
B.) I started fighting crime under the Super-hero name "Dr.Miracle".
C.) I wrote a best selling Self-Help book entitled "Lie yourself thin", made a million dollars and toured the US. I arrived in Las Vegas in a $60,000 Cadillac; but, after only one night on the craps tables I left in a $180,000 Greyhound bus.
D.) I lived among the Chapultec Indians in the Argentine, and learned their ways, becoming an indolent, chubby yet powerful Shaman. Tlaloc is now my God.
E.) I travelled back in time to 1955, and spent my time writing the great american Novel. I am in fact JD Salinger. And Marty McFly. "Back to the Future" is, in fact autobiographical.
F.) I found a beautiful girl who I'm in a lovely relationship with, have secured my housing, and have a steady & regular job with a decent firm.
Most of you who know me well will be saying, "Well, it's definitely not F".