Every year, I get on here and start hyping about how this is the year I’m going to write this blog more. Every year, I tell myself that it’s not a resolution, because resolutions are basically a setup to fail. But if it’s not a resolution, and I still fail anyway, what the hell is that?
The last couple of years, I’ve put myself to the task of some really hard work. I really haven’t felt like I had a lot that I wanted to say publicly. Also, there was a somewhat threatening comment that someone tried to leave which didn’t make it out of my moderation queue. Those two things really made me take a step back, and think about what the heck it is I’m doing with this space. For the most part, this has always been just where I come to spout off about random shit that’s on my mind, be it dating, friends, travel, or baseball. I tried to be funny, and it felt good to watch the daily page views go up, and to feel like I was writing something that resonated with other folks out there. I look at it as a good way to work out things that I might want to write more about in the future, or to vent things in a way that makes me laugh at them, because I’m really big on not taking myself too seriously. But do I really need to be putting myself out there in the world wide web like this? Am I really just a self-centered wanker? The answers are yes and yes.
Look, I’ve gotten plenty of ‘hatemail’ and ‘trollers’ on this blog before, but this was different. This was a person who wanted me to know that they knew who I really was (no pseudonym) and where I could be found. It was shocking, a little bit. And I’ve been working on other projects, so it was really easy to just fall back into those other things, and let Just Sayin’ idle.
No resolutions, no promises, I’m just sayin’ that 2012 is the year I get over it. Let that person be mad. Let that person hate. Let that person come find me. This is pretty much what restraining orders were made for, so I would love it if ne would show nir face. I doubt ne will, as obviously this person’s whole threat is based on the premise of making sure I know that ne knows who I am, while not letting me know who ne is.
Anyway, so I’m back, and I’m more badass then ever. And yes, I am single. Roar, or something.
I’ve got a lot of exciting things planned for this year, which I am going to share with all you strangers out there and the general population, including my ex’s wife and my mother. (Hi! I see you there.)
In no particular order, here is a list of things I plan to blog about in 2012:
- My actual New Year’s Resolution, which is not to blog more
- Boot camp fitness classes (also not a resolution)
- Planned travel to Costa Rica and hopefully back to Kauai again
- Elections! (oh fun, more arguing)
- Dating! (oh fun, more arguing)
- Feminism! (oh fun, more arguing)
- San Francisco Giants back in the playoffs! (Hello, Mr. Posey. We’ve missed you.)
- Music – shows and albums, oh boy
- And possibly some pictures of my cat being cute.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy while I do my best to hold up my end of the bargain.
And if you have something nasty to say, well, you go right ahead sparky, but if you make it personal, I’m going to ignore the shit out of it from here on out.