FYI - Today's post is a little Monday rant. I'll understand if you don't want to hang around today. If you do, maybe you can relate or commiserate?

I'm writing this as a way of building toward a to-do list of sorts so maybe you can relate to that too?

I haven't blogged in a while. I feel like I've blown a great opportunity to grab some new readers and connect with new folks. Maybe not. I hope not. As usual I may be thinking too much. (A big thank you to Nate Riggs for that by the way. I feel very fortunate to have had that opportunity.)

More upside? After today's rant post - I promise a blog post on every topic I bring up today as part of my rant. Well, at least the ones I think might make a good story.

You see, once again here it is Monday morning and I find myself behind. Behind on replying to messages, behind on replying to emails, behind on - well still behind on things from before Golf for Joy, and many, many more...

Sometimes it seems like I spend my entire life catching up, and the cycle continues on and on.

If I do get time to focus on something, it seems something ALWAYS takes my attention elsewhere. Granted, that's not always a bad thing, like when I became obsessed with the television show Bones and wanted to see all the re-runs I could before the season premiere. More often, however it's because I have to tend to something silly.

Like the Blackberry fiasco. (That might even be two blog posts.)

It will especially turn into two posts if I talk about being tired of poor customer service, but that might be a post all by itself.

Or a broken T.V.

Or any number of things that just seem to pop up out of nowhere, and turn into hours and hours of time suckers.

Like Vista and connectivity issues - no Mom it's not just your computer...

Like tires for my truck.

Paying bills and juggling cash. I'm tired of playing by the rules they, (i.e. banks and mortgage companies and such) put in place and then having them change the rules, seemingly on a whim. (I know it's the economy, but this is a rant remember...)

So, I have to find a turning point, a positive if you will.

One positive is that part of the reason I am behind is the presentation I was fortunate enough to be able to give at Job Help Day at the Library last week.

Another is that I got to spend the day Saturday playing golf with my friends and enjoying college football for the balance of the evening.

Okay, we do watch college football every week, but the golf was a nice bonus. Though I actually played very poorly, and we started the round in the rain, I was still happy to get out.

There's just something about being on the course with your friends, watching one of them shoot his best round ever, obviously happy as heck about it - and you can see the joy in his face.

Good job Dave!

I've got to get back to the to do list now...

What are you all working on?

Or - if you want - tell me what you're tired of...


Lori said...

I hear you! I'm tired too. I actually thought about using that as a tagline - "I used to be an overachiever, now I'm just overtired". What am I working on? I'm trying to work on blog posts. As you know, I'm not good about posting regularly. That's why I only have 17 published but 12 drafts to work on. I'll get to them some day.
Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

Jim Brochowski said...

Lori, That would be a great tag line if you decided to use it. Very catchy. 12 in the hopper huh? Me thinks you're holding out some doozies on us. Inquiring readers want to know.

I have a few drafts too actually, and an even longer list of possible topics. Someday...

WineLover said...

I'm working on getting rid of a sinus infection :-( woke up with one this morning so I'm in the mood to rant too.
Blogging is a lot of work - especially if you always do it for someone else - so I suggest just taking the time every once is a while to blog something for you (like this rant) and not be concerned about us as the audience. It's cool to look back later at the little things, the 5 or 10 sentence post and think, "oh yeah - I'm glad I got that in writing" otherwise it might be gone forever...like I hope my sinus infection is soon!

Cammie said...

Im working on coughing all this junk in my chest up.

I guess that is not what you were looking for though

read2akid said...

This post made me think of Madeline Kahn's brilliant performance as Lilly Von Schtupp in "Blazing Saddles.":

I'm tired,
Tired of playing the game
Ain't it a crying shame
I'm so tired
God dammit I'm exhausted

There are some funnier (R-Rated) lyrics, but those fit the best.

What am I tired of? Trying to balance a shrinking household budget. Telling my kids "No, you can't have that." Even when "that" only costs a couple of bucks. I'm tired of nagging everyone to take shorter showers and turn lights off when they leave a room. (Why am I the only one who seems to know how to do this??)

Wish I had something funny to say, but you did ask what we're tired of. If it were funny, I wouldn't be tired of it!

Jim Brochowski said...

Winelover, - I hope you feel better soon. I try to blog for all of us, the common person as it were. I just figured the rant needed the disclaimer. Thanks for telling me it is okay. :-)

Cammie - Whatever you want to share is what I am talking about. I hope you feel better soon.

read2akid - I hear you on the budget stuff. We've been spending a little bit of money lately, and I keep telling myself that these are things that will benefit and justify their costs, and then that first check after my hours cut comes in and Ouch!

You're right on with your observation. If it were funny, I wouldn't be tired of it either. Sometimes things are funny as time passes. Maybe that will be the case here?

Thank you all for sharing. I really appreciate it.