First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

7 January 2008

For feck’s sake. It’s the 7th of January already. 7 days of 2008 have come and gone and I haven’t blogged at all. Not really. That little post doesn’t count, that was just a “hey, how are ya” sort of post. Not only that, but I also haven’t really been commenting on other blogs[1] neither. I blame the whole “catch-up catch-up” mentality I had at the start of the year. All those posts to read meant no time to leave a comment.


I’m back in the swing of things now though. At least I think I am. I’ve left comments on blogs today[2] So we’re all good to go.

Or we would be, if I had something to say, but I’m decidedly thought-constipated[3] lately. Not verbally. I mean, look at all the words I’ve already typed out, so yes, I can blather on and on, but it is all with the nothingness. Very little of the point-making.

And those of you who are now thinking, there were points in the past? Well, y’all can just hush. They were subtle, well-hidden points, full of meaning and depth for those[4] who’d care to look hard enough.

But, in an effort to kick the auld brain into action I have decided to post. Despite my lack of a reason. After all, perhaps the very meaningless nature of this particular post is really laced with meaning, in a meta/philosophical/arsey way. Then again perhaps not.

Christmas was christmas. There was eating and presents and rain and family and even mass. All the usual whatchamacallits. And New Years was new years, with the annual delay in all texts and everyone went crazy with the “Happy New Year” text to everyone in their phonebook. And now, here we are, back with the routine of work and everything. Course I’m still thinking that we should only work a four day week. But no one seems to have the guts[5] to implement my plan. Boo hiss.

Title is a quote from Epictetus. A line I obviously agree with.


  1. or even replying to those who have commented here. My bad
  2. but not my own. Again with the My Bad
  3. pleasant image
  4. the insane that is
  5. or the power. But come the revolution …

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9 Responses

  1. anne says:

    We're supposed to blog only when with thought? Hee. Funny.

  2. Harlequin says:

    Blah blah blah witty and insightful comment blah blah blah.

    I'm in love with Moonlight. It's so derivative and yet so great. We shall see how long the love laughs. I suspect tis infatuation.

  3. Harlequin says:

    Argh. Love LASTS not laughs.

  4. red says:

    So you haven't been to see 'The Assassination of Jesse James' yet then?

    Everytime I drop by here I remember that I have loads of episodes of 'My So-Called Life' to check out. Unfortunately I made the Major sit through his first one last week and it was 'The Substitute' which just made me cringe from beginning to end…maybe he'll be willing to give it a second chance tonight.

  5. the four day week would obviously create more jobs – thereby reducing the inevitably-increasing unemployment over the next few quarters!

    see, it's not just about that extra lie-in!

  6. weenie says:

    Belated happy new year – hope 2008 is a good one for you!

  7. Fence says:

    @ Anne: well, I have heard that it helps, but I have no proof, so possibly shouldn't be talking about it at all.

    @ Harlequin: I haven't watched any more. Not enough time.

    @ red: I actually just went to see it last night. Loved it. Great film.

    @ TGWAOF: excellent point. I should forward this to my local TD and point out how they can save the Celtic Tiger.

  8. Harlequin says:

    Well, I got nuthin but time baby. Finished the last one last night (sigh) but luckily my post-Christmas Play sale stuff arrived yesterday so I attempted to fill the vampire-shaped hole with lashings of Jeeves and Wooster. Don't think it quite worked – there's something about Bertie Wooster that does not get one hot under one's collar in the way a certain Mr. St. John can. I never thought that I would end up fixating on someone else in a show that starred Jason Dohring but there's just something about Mick. Not his name obviously. *shudder*

    I'm holding off on Veronica Mars til this weekend because I have the feeling that once I start, I won't be able to stop and I have to work and need to sleep!

  9. jean pierre says:

    don't worry, i had the same extremely slow re-entry into blogworld… i blame it on my holiday being too short!