Yeah so it's been over a month since I've posted, and it's not that I fell over dead from surprise that this nation elected a black President. Been busy, been distracted, been lazy. Lots of my friends whose blogs I read are either resorting to posting infrequently and populating their pages with twitter links and whatnot, or giving up altogether.

But I kind of like this blog thing. I've had some sort of presence on the web since 1998 (starting with a crappy little static page on my old panix account that I can't even find on the wayback machine), and a "formal" blog, complete with archives and shit, since late 2002. I have documented some thoughts about 9/11, the deaths of my Grandfather / Father / pet cat of 17 years, my move to Boulder, Colorado, commuting in various forms, bacon, TiVo, and of course, all kinds of people who bother me. You know, the idiots. And I don't want to stop.

In the meantime, I have discovered Facebook, Flickr and lots of other sites that vie for my web attention dollar. Oh and I also have decided I might like to become a veterinarian in my lifetime, and have started taking classes in that vein.

But the fact is, I also just like to write. Life is getting interesting around here these days, and it seems that when I'm doing interesting things that's when I do my best writing. And when I'm writing, I find myself thinking about writing, even more. And that leads to more writing, for better or for worse.

So I'm going to take some time these next couple weeks as the semester winds down (good lord, is it ever odd to have my calendar revolve around that time frame again) and think about how I might go about this. There is much to do. Update blog software. Maybe a site makeover, with some organizational changes. Maybe finally add in all the missing content and keywords from the last three makeovers. But even if none of that housekeeping gets done, I can at least start writing again, which is what I plan to do.

I've got some stuff in the hopper of life and I hope it all bears fruit--on here, and out there.