Monday, July 26, 2010

Intermittent Activity

Currently on vacation, reading Laird Hunt's novel The Exquisite. I note this line, from midway through the book:
"When one is in the early, enthusiastic throes of a friendship, one lets a great deal slide."
Which under certain circumstances seems to imply this line from the Mountain Goats song "Game Shows Touch Our Lives":
"People say friends don't destroy one another/What do they know about friends?"
Which is apropos of nothing, really, except to give me an excuse to post this brief entry so people know I've not disappeared. Sometimes you forget that online friends know you only through the Internet, and if you disappear without notice, they worry. I know I have at times wondered to the point of worry about a blogger's extended absence. It's nice that people worry, but it's also nice to let them know you're ok. The above quotes may seem to be in a different spirit than my own lines, but, while I recognize some truth in them, I post them now only because I like them.

I've been getting a lot more sleep lately, and I hope to be able to post somewhat more regularly in the next couple of weeks or so. Thanks for reading, and for those that care, thanks for caring.

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6 Comments:

Blogger J.R. Boyd said...

Always good hearing from you. And I know that when we don't, you're always up to something worthwhile!

Speaking of you -- and I don't know why exactly -- but your rejoinder over at Jack's place toward the anonymous poster was one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. I've literally "laughed out loud" several times afterwards, just thinking about it -- and I am not one to "lol." Something about the wording between the two of you works perfectly.

July 26, 2010 7:56 PM  
Blogger Ethan said...

Glad you've been sleeping and that you're dropping a note here.

Nice quotes.

July 26, 2010 9:09 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks guys.

And JRB, I'm glad to've made you laugh. I usually don't like to get into comment-wars, and also try to avoid abusive language, but I'm also just tired of BS hit-and-run trollish comments, esp. the anonymous variety.

July 26, 2010 9:34 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Though, going back there, JRB, I see now that Jack read way too much into my comment, so I have clarified.

July 27, 2010 1:12 AM  
Blogger Jacob Russell said...

Appreciate the uptic...

July 27, 2010 6:55 PM  
Blogger skholiast said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Richard... I wouldn't say I've been worrying, but one does start to wonder when one has rung the doorbell again the 6th or 7th time...

Thanks for the Mountain Goats reference, they're a new band for me.

July 30, 2010 1:35 PM  

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