Sunday, 7 March 2010


I’m not very good, am I?

Been a little lax on this blogging lark lately.

Believe me when I say, the intention was there, but the flesh was very, very weak.

Every night as I sat on my train home from work, I would think to myself: Yep, tonight I will catch up on my comments, make a new post and see what everyone else is up to. And then safe in the knowledge that this is what I was going to do, five minutes later I would find myself slumped half asleep against the train window, so from the outside I resembled one of those stick on Garfields that you would normally see looming back at you from some car windscreen in the mid nineties.

I know.

I’m crap.

Don’t hate me for this. I love reading comments, I love reading new blogs, it’s just at the moment I’m soooooooooooooooooooooooooo bloody tired. It’s not just the fact that I am now back in the rat race, but my new job is incredibly full on (in a fun way) and by the end of the day all I have the energy to do is crawl home, run a bath, have some dinner, and then decide if the insomnia is going to keep me awake for most of the night.

Anyways. Me.

Things are going really well at the moment. I have settled in pretty well in the job and feel that i am slowly getting to grips with it. I have already got someone into work, which was a brilliant feeling, especially when they told me and I could see how happy this person was. So the desire to get more results like this is strong, which is only a good thing I guess?

The team I work with are brilliant, though seeing as I am the only male in the group; I was worried this might be a problem at first. But I have been made to feel really welcome, and by some kind of social osmosis, I am now technically one of the girls. I know all the new fashions, all the best make up tips, and next week everyone is coming over to mine so we can have a Sex in the City marathon and eat ice cream whilst talking about boys, and then finish the night off by having a pillow fight in our negligees (this is what you ladies do during slumber parties, right?).

All in all though things slowly seem to be moving in the right direction for me for the first time in ages. And this pleases me immensely. But that still doesn’t excuse the tardiness in my blogging or replying to those kind enough to leave a comment.

So, in order to address this, I thought I might spread a little love.

I’ve been doing this for about six months now. And during that time, I have stumbled across some little gems of blogs that maybe some of you may not have seen before. So I would like to point you in their direction. Seriously, these are some brilliant writers and if you get a chance, pop on over, have a look and then click on that follow button. You seriously won’t be disappointed.

First up is aladdinsane12 at She Don't Make False Claims. She first popped over and commented on my porn post, leaving the comment of “You had me at meathole" It was at this point that I knew we would get along. I am always interested to see what her mind will throw up next. Always funny, always interesting. Go check her out.

Next is Millions of Atoms Man at Millions of Atoms. To say I am envious of him is an understatement. This is one seriously funny individual and will often leave you scratching your head and wondering where the hell he gets it from.

If you are ever feeling a tad down and need a quick pick me up, go and say Hi to Jacque at A Quirky Girls Thoughts. She is like a walking form of prozac and you will leave her site with a smile on your face and a new found love for the world. Seriously, she is that good.

If you like your humour a little rough and ready, go check out Mr Tony Spunk at Lounging Around With Tony Spunk. No topic is safe from this very funny writer and he always gives us an impressive look into his own life, his loves, and some of the very scary ladies that he has encountered on his travels. Apparently there was once an altercation with a six foot transvestite called Trudy, but he doesn’t really like to talk about it. 

I am quite new to Kato and Pandora's Box but what I have read so far I love. She really has an ability to draw you in to her world and has a perfect warm writing style that is like sinking into a nice bath. Plus how can you not love someone who loves Ghostbusters as much as she does? Pop over and say hello, she will make you feel really welcome.

And last but no means least, the lovely Miss Overthinker at Life Uncensored. I’ve been reading Miss OT’s blog for a while now and she has shared some hard times, but some good as well. She has sometimes mentioned that she doesn’t believe herself to be much of a writer, I think that when you go over and visit and actually read some of her stuff, you will see for yourself that this is the biggest pile of steaming donkey poo going. She is a fantastic writer who can make you feel like she is actually having a conversation with you, rather than reading words on a screen. I always look out for her next post when I’m on here.

So that was a few little personal sites that I love visiting and thought others might like to check out as well. If you do go over there, tell them I said hello (though seeing as I haven’t visited anyone in ages, they might just go “Who?”).

So to round off, I’m sorry for being a crap blogger. I will try to address this best I can. But thank you to anyone who has visited and commented, I do read them, I do love them, I will do better.

So until next time.

I’m high fiving you all.


hope said...

Now I don't feel so bad. No, not that you've picked napping over typing. MY job has interfered with my writing lately and I HATE that!

Sure, I have bills to pay. But that little voice inside my head [the one which doesn't need medication but probably speaks to Sean] is demanding I find time to write something CREATIVE.

So you're off the hook, here's a high five and kindly take a nap for me. I commute, but I'm the driver. My napping might be dangerous to others. ;)

Have a good week! I'm so glad you've found something you enjoy.

Eva Gallant said...

So glad you're enoying the new job! A high five back to you!

Alice in Wonderland said...

High five back at you! Now you see why I put a clock on my side-bar just so people can see what time it is here, but does that help any?...
You must be having a laugh, because I'm up until 5 or 6 a.m. still tapping away!
Luckily I don't have to get up for work, but I have often fallen asleep on the train!

Millions Of Atoms Man said...

Many many thanks for the kind words here. I'm flattered. And fatter.

J said...

Hi there, good to know that you have found something you enjoy doing and also that you are getting along fabulously with your co-workers. Sounds like a real party there!

I fall asleep whenever and wherever possible;i'm amazed i can write anything at all.

I do miss reading your posts; wish they were more frequent.

aladdinsane12 said...

oh my gosh i want to have your babies thank you so much!!

i, too, am ALWAYS behind on commenting and blogging due to my new job, so don't worry about it!

you totally rock and i always love hearing from you! glad to hear the job is going well and you're up-to-date on the best spring nail polish colors ;)

UberGrumpy said...

Thanks for the tips - I'm off a-visitin'

JenJen said...


No love for jenjen. Not even a comment or a messenger pigeon carrying an important...message... from over the pond?

X Totally kidding. Write when you can, We're waiting.

Tony Spunk said...

Aw man, thank you for the shout out and everything. I know what you mean too, I'm way behind on everything. Blogs, emails, life. Been busy. Been lazy. Been in a dry spell. Had a weird lost weekend. I figure spring's in the air and soon we'll all be out and at 'em again. Happy to hear your job's going swimmingly. I bet you look kickass in those ladies panties you are obviously wearing.

Miss OverThinker said...

Today I had about 178 unread items in my Google Reader, and about 2 or 3 minutes to spare, so I decided to visit your blog and landed on this post... and I see my name mention!! you just made my day.. Thank you so much for the kind words Dan. I heart you.. let me tell you though, the friends you are sending my way will be disappointed.. I haven't blogged in a long while, just like you, work has been keeping me very busy...

Here's hoping both you and I get some breather at work soon..

Anonymous said...

I think you and I have the same blogging malaise, Danny boy. The past couple of weeks I just can't be bothered and I have nothing to say. So I'm just riding it out and accepting my lazy ass self for what it is and enjoying it. :) I'm happy your employment seems to be working out even if it is giving you boobs.

Anonymous said...

Hola Senor Dan,

We want you to sleep. Poor thing. I have SO many unread blog posts. Well, minus one. ;). Miss you and thanks for making me giggle. It was a rough Monday.



Anonymous said...

Sorry - I'm in the same boat as you. Can barely post, let alone read and comment..... and I thought I'd already told you this but evidently I hadn't.

Life huh?

Kato said...

You are the sweetest man ever! Thank you for the shoutout, and I am on my way over to check out your other bloggy friends!

And really, no apologizing needed about stuff. I think everyone has been feeling that lag lately and besides, you are busy being one of the girls!

Thanks again Dan!

f8hasit said...

Glad to hear your enjoying the new job. And you know what? We {gesturing around me into the blogosphere} will be here when you decide to post. At your leisure. When your rested.

floreta said...

i think the shout out is redeemable. i normally don't like apologetic posts. but blog love posts are great!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Sounds like the perfect job to me!

Kitty Moore said...

Glad things are going well! And congrats on getting published in the blogpaper for a second time! I was really excited about being published for the first time until I saw that they had replaced my original photo with one that can only be described as dull as f**k. x

Dan said...

hope- Thanks hope- I had an awful feeling that once I was back to work my writing would stop a little. Glad to hear I'm not alone.

Eva- *SLAP* High five received.

Alice- That’s just because your dedicated to the cause matey.

MOAM- Welcome buddy.

J- I can't promise anything, but I will try harder (famous last words and all.....)

aladdinsane12- Apparently aquamarine is making a big comeback this spring. And you rock as well!

UG- Go for it my man.

JenJen- Cheers love. Know I've been lax. Sorry.

Spunky- No probs dude. And I find they do chaff something rotten.

Miss OT- Fingers crossed matey. Fingers crossed.

Veggie Ninja- I'm sure the muse will strike soon matey. And the boobs are great!

Matt- Shamefully I haven't even had time to check mate. Will pop over now.

Kato- I know. It’s a bit presumptuous of me. Just didn't want to seem rude.

f8hasit- Cheers matey. See you in 2012!

floreta- Hope you checked them out then. Some great little gems there.

The Urban Cowboy- It is mate.. It is.

Kity- And congrats to you as well matey. You must have been pleased as punch? Great article!