Hello everyone! I am happy to report that your humble blogstress is writing this on the very first evening of her vacation - yea!!!
My plan is to do some serious writing next week while I am off; we shall see how that goes. :c)
In the meantime, though, I thought I would do a catch-up post about my recent radio miss-adventure, since it was, you know, nearly two weeks ago at this point. It even resulted in some good news - and totally unexpected good news at that!
But before I do, and at the risk of ruining the suspense of whether I did, in fact, single-handedly bring down an entire radio station… I want to mention that I will be on the air again with Mike on the Mic, this time from 9:00-11:00 AM Eastern here in the States. You can listen online at www.wmfo.org; I will also post a link to the archived version (as a comment to this post) once it’s available.
With that bit of business out of the way, I invite you to follow along below the fold! :D
This is just a heads-up for anyone who might be interested. I'm going to be on the radio tomorrow on WMFO-FM (91.5) here in Boston with my good friend Mike on the Mike. In addition to his regular 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM show, he's filling in for the next shift as well. So, listen in as we take turns playing songs, telling terrible jokes, and making libelous comments (not necessarily in that order) from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (EST). The show is called Something About the Women, so expect lots of great songs from female artists. You can stream it live online (http://www.wmfo.org/) or check out the playlist in the archives (added several hours after the show ends) here: http://www.wmfo.org/?page_id=3
Speaking of great female artists, an appropriate song from Joni Mitchell's classic 1972 For the Roses album:
And here's my favorite song from the album, "Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire":
To be honest, I simply haven't felt like writing lately. I have lots to write about, and lots of half-written posts... I just am not feeling the need to work on any of them at the moment.
I'm still pretty beat; it's been a long, less-than-fun... well, few years, as a glance at the blog would show. I'm fine, but I suspect the toll of that journey is a big part of feeling this way.
But instead of feeling guilty, as "the boy" would have, I'm just going with it. I'll start writing again when the mood strikes. Perhaps it will be tomorrow, perhaps a week, or a month, or more. I don't know.
I have things I want to write about, because it helps me process them. But right now, I want to simply be. I've been consumed by a number of activities and episodes, both professional and (especially) personal that have required expending a great deal of energy, but have offered little - or, if I'm honest, no - return.
Well, that is going to change. And the beginning of that process is learning how to take some of that energy that I've been expending on other things and other people and start spending it on myself.