23 February 2007

A sick day.

I went to work this morning thinking I'd be fine, but decided to come home and take a sick day. I probably could have made it through the work day, but things are slow in the lab right now so I figured a rest day was probably better for me. Plus my head feels like it's packed with cotton and my thinking is fuzzy.

Which leads me to my next thought. There are a couple of blogs that I read that I may have to stop reading. They don't make sense to me anymore. The blog writers tend to discuss a subject without every mentioning the subject. They will wax eloquent for 3 paragraphs and I have no freaking idea what they are talking about. It's very esoteric and way beyond me. They have always written this way but lately it seems to be getting more out there. I always wonder about people like that. There are some authors who write entire books like that and they make me wonder too. Do those people spend too much time in their own heads??? Or do I not spend enough time in mine???

We are all on a very similar journey in this life. I don't think any of the blogs I read are written by people who aren't basically like me. I don't think any of you out there are Rockefeller's or Kennedy's or so stinking rich you don't have to pick your own nose. I'm pretty sure none of you are rock star famous, I like to think I would have noticed that. So basically we are all pretty similar working shlubs who like to pursue triathlons in our limited free time. We are all trying to make this fun for us, work, home, family, sports, etc. It's not always easy but we keep trying. We suffer many of the same problems and difficulties along the way and I am glad for this community to pick up ideas and pointers on how to handle things. But, as similar as we are and as much as we may share, we are all on different journeys. What greatly affects me may not bother you at all and vice versa. So when I have something to say I just say it. No beating around the bush or trying to make any literary references, I just spit it out. And I like when you folks write the same way. I don't have the time, inclination, or desire to read some esoteric drivel and try and figure out what the hell you are talking about. If I wanted to spend time deciphering writing I would read James Joyce or Thomas Mann (very esoteric and extremely hard to read). Okay, there's my piece - say it in English or don't bother to say it at all.

I think it's time to go lie back down, I think the cold medicine is getting to me :)


TriShannon said...


I hope you get to feeling better soon!

Just caught up on your last few posts. Congrats on getting pre-approved for the mortgage.

Nancy Toby said...

Heh, is this written by the same Flo who often posts about secret things she can't post about??

I certainly understand what you're saying, though. It's my opinion that obscurantist, pedantic writing is bad writing.

Get well soon!!!

IronWaddler said...

I hope you get feeling better. I just read on of those blogs before I read yours and was thinking the same thing! Last year I loved reading it bu this year I keep getting lost in the deep thoughts but lack of training details. I like the marathon countdown--too cool.

Vickie said...

I feel the same way you do. In fact, we think a lot a like a lot of the times. You just verbalize it more often! I went through my listof blogs a while ago and deleted some like you mentioned. I figured if they can't get to the point in two or three paragraphs, where is this thing going?? Glad I found your blog though! hope you feel better soon. It seems like everyone is getting sick!

angelfish24 said...

Hope your feeling better soon! Know what you mean by the blogs that are hard to figure out. I read too many blogs so I need to cut them down as I don't have enough time.

I'm done

 I fall into old habits pretty easily. I guess because they are something I'm used to even if they don't really work for me anymore....