Just to get this conversation off to a good start, let’s go to the soundtrack of one of my favorite songs ever. (Click through to youtube, then click back)
Okay, I admit I have been the world’s lamest blogger lately – but it’s mainly because I got a few paid writing jobs and for two weeks, I’ve been thinking about nothing but periodontal disease, locally applied antibiotics, and interdisciplinary studies in higher education. (So aren’t you glad I didn’t write??) And then I got on a big spring cleaning binge, which was deeply satisfying but not exactly something that I felt needed to be shared. Cleanliness is next to Betty-ness just about sums it up.
To be honest, I’m having a bit of a dilemma about what I should be writing about. I still have my passionate attachment to good causes but if I’m not giving money away, it doesn’t have quite the same compulsion. Plus, after 365 straight days, it’s a bit of been there, done that.
What I’m tempted to write is a Consumer Terrorist blog – encouraging people to be the kind of maniac I am when it comes to getting the best possible prices on all the stuff we buy.
I’m perennially outraged that corporations apparently feel that we’re all so stupid and powerless they can basically charge whatever they like. (Yeah, I’m talking about you Comcastic Masters of the Universe). And let’s face it: we’re all so exhausted from having to work so hard to make money to pay the suckers, we are too exhausted to even attempt to decipher their craftily unreadable bills. (Yeah, I’m talking about you, Verizon.) But I’ve got energy to spare when it comes to taking on the behemoths of bloat. Trust me on this.
So, I may go off on a bender about that – or maybe just go karmic and do a One Beautiful Thing blog for awhile – but Larry says if I do another daily blog, he’ll divorce me. And then, how would I be able to pay my Comcastically-inflated bills??
Stay tuned for more updates as I figure this out. And by all means, send me your opinions – at the risk of sounding totally pathetic (like that would be bad), what do YOU think I should write about next??
So happy to be writing again… thanks for waiting!