How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Was it nice? Did you eat a lot? Did you have fun? I was mostly grouchy because I missed my family in St. Louis. Yeah, sure. I went and had Thanksgiving at friends' houses and that was great and I had fun and all, but ... you know? Missed the family. That said, I got up this morning and fired up the ol' laptop and read my favorite news sites, took a deep breath and realized I had nothing to say. Don't you hate that when that happens? Isn't that so embarrassing?
Congress is getting ready to go back in session. A new Wikileaks joint dropped. I bought and downloaded Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." (Which I like a lot, but think is a little overwrought in parts. Almost every track is like that old fashion trick where you look at yourself and decide to remove one item so you don't look too done up. Like "Runaway." He added things to it when the song was pretty much perfect as it was when the video came out. STOP MEDDLING!)
But yeah, I'm really whiney of late. I need a new mattress. I haven't had a good night's sleep in more than a month and have started sleeping on my couch which is near equally uncomfortable. I'm hoping to order a new mattress in the next couple weeks. I'm homesick and sometimes I wake up wanting to punch things. So ... you know? It's winter.
So, give me another day or two and I'll crank out some posts. My brain still needs to time to refresh. I've been on the grind without any real break since I was laid off in April, focusing all my energy on my blog and the two books I'm writing that I'm shopping around. I'm also doing writing for The Loop 21 now. I'm also helping a friend with writing on his site. I'm also still doing consulting work. So ... um ... yeah. I'm a writing machine. But even machines need to get turned off form time to time. Normally I take the entire month of November off, as I have every year since I started the blog, but I felt like I couldn't afford to take off that much time from writing.
I'm going to play this week by ear. See what develops.