The many itches of summer

You haven’t seen a lot from this blog over the summer. There’s a good reason for that: I’ve been super busy scratching my butt and fantasizing about my retirement years. (Notes to self: 1- You are over 50 and still have three children under 11; 2- You will never retire; 3- Milk those fantasies.) In between these important activities, I’ve been doing a lot of writing, only not blog writing.

This is me fantasizing about my retirement lifestyle.

I’ve been writing things that you (i.e. the world in general) may never see. If these things do find the light of day, it won’t be for a few years. That’s the way writing goes though. You’ve got to really want to do it, because you can’t be motivated by any promise of fantastic rewards.

Now is the point where I contradict myself, because that is a blogger’s prerogative. I don’t really want to do it; I have to do it, because that’s who I am. It’s hard work, and I’d rather be spending my summer playing outside, but for some strange, intrinsic reason, I have to do it.

So that’s what I’ve been doing instead of regular blogging.

Sometimes bloggers apologize for having posting sporadically. I won’t do that, because I think it implies your life is somehow incomplete without regular doses of me in it. I’m not quite ready to make that assumption yet. However, if some atonement is necessary, I offer a fun and quick piece of flash fiction from my other blog (from which I’ve also been too absent). It’s sort of based on a true story, or a true fear anyhow, and it’s merely one quick click away: Last of the Good Proctologists (Reading time: 2-3 minutes)

Happy last days of summer to all my northern hemisphere friends!

22 comments on “The many itches of summer

  1. floatinggold says:

    See, I had no idea you wrote. I mean, aside from this blog. But now it all makes sense why you’re so good at it here. Off to see your other scribbles.

  2. I doubt what I post passes for more than a semblance of humorous escape from our regular news. Yet, I sometimes feel compelled to apologize for my frequent absence from posting. Even, though, I suspect some readers may have done even more writing than myself by joining some write-in campaign to WordPress begging them to please ask me not to post anything else. If not for them, than for the idea that quality still exist, and that it must be preserved at all cost. Looking forward to checking out you other blog, Scott. 😀

  3. Gibber says:

    Glad you’re enjoying your summer! Here’s to winning the lottery so your retirement is not just a fantasy.

  4. thegsandwich says:

    Didn’t someone say, “Publish or perish?”

  5. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Summer is meant to enjoy, Scott. It goes by too fast as it is. And about retirement ….. sorry. Hubby took an early retirement thinking “Oh yeah this will be the life!” He’s still years later grumbling that he has yet to retire. Good luck with that. 😂

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