I never realized how hard mentally the blogger lifestyle can be. Those of us who are active bloggers seem to be all attached to our electronic devices. Taking pictures. Writing notes for blog ideas. Responding to comments. Reading every new blog post we follow. Commenting on others. Freaking out if we skip a few days, or losing our minds if we don’t blog for a week. I think somewhere along the way we have forgotton there is an outside world to explore. Sometimes you just need a break. Life is not supposed to just be about spending it in front of a computer. Or attached to a cell phone. Not every extra minute or spare time should be spent blogging. That pesky thing we call “life” can get in the way sometimes with family matters, events, and so on. Not to mention a full time job that actually pays bills and enables us to do fun things like having a blog on the side. Plus, since my blog is not going to buy food and booze for me anytime soon the job is priority #1.
It was time to take a deep breath, take the plunge, and disconnect for a bit!
In case anyone noticed I took almost a week off from posting a feature on my blog. I’m also way behind on reading and commenting on the blogs I follow. I’ll need to sit down with a pot of coffee and bowl of bacon to play a bit of catch up and see what you all are saying out there. Too many good writers I follow so I’ll need to take my time. Also, I like to read blogs in the nude. It’s kind of relaxing to let it all air out while enjoying your writings on daily adventures, drama, humor, travel, hijinks, food, and such. Now just keep that image in mind when scribing your next blog post knowing how I will be reading it!
As part of being an Elite member on Yelp I am also offered opportunities throughout the year to partake in many fun events they throw for us. One that came up this weekend was a three day party in Atlantic City. Held at both Caesars and Bally’s. Super cheap rooms, meal deals, parties, events, food, booze, friends, and fun all spread over the weekend. How could I pass that up? Yes, I did bring my computer with me with the full intention of keeping in touch, and perhaps blogging a bit. It pretty much stayed locked in the room safe the whole time. Plus, the massive hangovers I had each day prevented me from actually putting cohesive sentences together. No way was I writing or blogging. I could barely walk. It’s not easy when you wake up still drunk to do much of anything. Thank goodness for bloody mary’s as they do help smooth things out!
It was an amazing weekend of debauchery with the high point being a toga party on Saturday night. Caligula would have been so proud! As you can see I relished the part and dressed in my best Roman garb. By the time we got back home on Sunday night exhaustion from lack of sleep kicked in. I think my liver was left back in AC rolling around some back alley with a lady of the evening doing who knows what. I did open up my computer to do a bit of blogging but I had to give up and get some needed shut-eye. The dreaded Monday morning was around the corner and that alarm clock shows no mercy at 7:30 am!
All in all it was a worthwhile break. Shit happens in life, good and bad, and we all need to step away from the shackles of our electronic contraints now and then to actually deal with it. This weekend was way too much fun. Heck, it even gave me the idea for this blog. Plus, some goofy pics of me to boot. Just want to say thanks for following my scribble here and I will be dropping by your blogs soon. Naked as always.
What is the meaning of it all?
Life. Philosophy. Bacon.
All hail Philius Maximus!