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This is why I don’t make New Year’s resolutions

Most of the time, I enjoy blogging. I have a small, but dedicated readership. I get to point people toward weird stuff they might not otherwise be aware of (thereby justifying all of my surfing in the bizarre corners of the internet as “research”). And, I get to talk about stuff that I think is significant.

I recently noticed on Ann Althouse’s blog that she had just passed her 5th anniversary of blogging. That’s 5 years of posting something every single day. That’s sort of embarrassing. I think of myself as a semi-serious, 5th rate blogger, with an emphasis on semi-serious. (I can’t be much more than a 5th rate blogger, as my depth of knowledge about the subjects that are currently important to me isn’t sufficient to allow me the luxury of a lot of original thought or unique perspectives. Maybe after a few more years of research… After all, I’m playing catch-up with people who have been thinking about libertarian/small goverment ideas their whole lives.) Anyway, I decided I was going to try to post much more regularly, aspiring to the goal of posting every single day.

Meanwhile, I’ve been really, really busy: Dr.’s appointments, dealing with the Head Rat’s physical issues, dog walking, lots (and lots and lots) of personnel issues at work. When it gets like this, I sometimes put off taking care of mundane crap (things like balancing the checkbook, paying bills, etc.) thinking I can keep track of it in my head and take care of it “tomorrow”. I’ve done it enough times to know that it doesn’t work, that I always end up letting something slip through the cracks, that once I put it off ’til tomorrow, I’m screwed, but I tend to overestimate my abilities in this regard when I’m getting home from work at 3:30 am. I know better, but I do it anyway, and there are always unfortunate consequences.

This time around, I forgot to pay the cable/internet bill. I forgot long enough that they turned it off. (That’s a lot of forgetting.) So, it’s been really interesting in the Ratlands for the last week. No cable TV. No internet. We’ve watched lots of DVD’s. And my plan to post (nearly) every day bit the dust before it ever got started.

But now, the internet is connected, the Head Rat is ensconced in front of her soap opera dispenser, God is in his heaven and all is right in the world.

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