On taking a break

After extensive consultation with the board of directors I’ve come to the decision, for the sake of my own insanity, to take a brief leave of absence from if all else fails…use a hammer.  I’ve noticed other bloggers doing it from time to time and it seems to me a sound practice, lest this blog starts feeling too much like work.

During this period I’ll also be cutting down on my blog reading, so if I don’t like and comment on your posts like usual, don’t take it personally.  It’s not you, it’s me.  (Yeah, that line just never sounds good, no matter the context.)

I’ll be using the time to try and get ahead on my studies and get some writing done – I have so many ideas clamouring for attention in my head and it’s time to get them committed to paper.

I don’t expect y’all to quit cold turkey (I’ve always wondered where that expression comes from) so the Song Title Challenge for the next two weeks will still take place – they’ve already been written and scheduled.  But aside from that, don’t expect any movement here for the next few weeks.

So, adieu and farewell for now.  If I’m not back by Easter I’ve probably decided to end my suffering by drinking water straight from the tap.  That can be fatal where I live.

13 thoughts on “On taking a break

  1. Enjoy the break! 🙂 I have to add, I did mean to take up your offer of exchanging real, traditional letters…I have been utterly snowed under this last month (and it’ll continue for another four weeks). After that.

    My own blog’s got new content purely because I happened to have a lot of posts stacked up.

    Look forward to seeing you back in blog-o-land after Easter!


  2. From Wikipedia in regards to “cold turkey”:

    There are several explanations of the phrase’s origin:
    -A narrowing of the meaning “suddenly or without preparation,” from cold turkey being a dish that requires little preparation; originally used for heroin addicts.[8]
    -From the American phrase talk turkey meaning “to speak bluntly with little preparation”.[9]
    -Some believe the derivation is from the comparison of a cold turkey carcass and the state of a withdrawing addict — most notably, the cold sweats, goose bumps.[10]
    -Reference to the periods after Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays where cold (leftover) turkey was likely to be eaten, coinciding with the end of those holidays’ characteristically high alcohol consumption.[11]

    Wonder no more! Have fun on your break 🙂


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