Friday, January 30, 2009

Exile on Feet Street

I’m not sure what happened to the M word from my blog title in this post title. It must be around here somewhere.

If there’s one thing I enjoy about typing up these inane thoughts a couple times per week, it’s imagining the reaction of the reader. Are you amused? Dumbfounded? Annoyed? Disgusted? Appalled? Hopefully, all of those things and all at once, preferably.

I usually create these posts first thing in the morning after turning on my work computer, grabbing a cup of putrid bulk office coffee, and chit chatting amiably with Cube Farter. It really kick starts the day and gets my addled brain moving somewhere other than the fact that I’m sitting in a partitioned office surrounded by the Many Shades of Beige in middle south Michigan.


And it brings some clarity and connection to my passion for running with the outside world.

I don’t draw my inspiration to run…to strive for PR’s…to challenge new distances from this blog. With or without the blog, I’d still be out there cranking out the miles and seeking out challenges. Rather, the blog provides an outlet for expressing random thoughts that occur to me that, typically, would swirl then disappear into the dusty corners of my memory. Or get foisted upon Mrs. Nitmos and my family sometimes welcoming, sometimes unwillingly. Instead, I trap them and bring them before you thrashing and kicking. Admittedly, these thoughts are strained through a Bozo the Clown shaped filter and out the big red nose before landing on the computer screen in front of you with a squishy, loud PLOP. Because who doesn’t like a little Bozo snot with their post?

I always get a chuckle at your comments. Mainly because you are all childish. And if there is one thing I love to do, it’s to walk around with undeserved air of faux superiority. The fact that any of you have decided to regularly stop by here, read these often ridiculous posts, bother to leave comments, and then cut me down on your own blogs is touching. Touching in the same way the iron maiden is touching. You may each consider yourself a spike that has pierced my tender skin at one point or another.

There are some other things swirling in the back of my noggin’ these days. Some things to pursue. One of those things is that I would like to eat more Fruit Loops this year but that is really ancillary to this. My posts are developed on company time. Surprisingly, “blogging” is not in my job title (I checked.) I have another thing or two I’d like to spend company time working on. It’s hard to keep packing personal interests into my “work” day. Already, I barely have enough time to get, well, actual work done.

So, I’m going to take a bit of a sabbatical. Probably not permanent. I’m going to leave this site in the hands of the llamas for awhile. They’ve promised to behave (though watch out for the spitting.)

I’ll be around. I’m omnipresent. I’m ubiquitous. (Choose your favorite adjective.) Really, how many times do I have to describe myself in celestial terms? This should be rather obvious.

I’ll still be running, racing, stretchy banding, crunching and, occasionally, robbing from orphanages. I just won’t be the one to compare any of these activities to goofy looking animals or vague historical war strategies. At least, not until I get my gangsta rap album off the ground.

Hey, here’s my missing “M” word!

Until we Meet again.

Happy trails.*

* Thug life 4 ever.

45 comments:

Marcy said...

*sniff* I'm sad. I'll be the first (and probably only one LOL JK!) to admit that I will miss you. But totally understand.

I can't wait for this gangsta shiz to come out. You think we could do a collabo? I need more street cred :P

Danielle in Iowa said...

I think I refuse to allow this.

Where else can I read such llama abuse?

I'm a junkie - get me a fix!

nwgdc said...

Sheesh. First GQH. Now you. Apparently I will have to begin being productive at work also.
Jerk!

Enjoy your time off, and don't worry, we're only a mere 4 months from warmth in the midwest!

Vanilla said...

... And there was much rejoicing throughout blogdome! Hooray! I've been waiting for this day for a long time!

OK, I begrudgingly admit that I'll miss reading your posts and wondering with an open jaw how a human mind comes up with swirling clown-shaped thoughts like that. But if it turns out that this was just a ploy to get people to comment and tell you how great you are I'm going to be really pissed... and sad that you're not really leaving.

Kristina said...

Crap. How will I go on? As long as you keep commenting on my blog, I'll have something to live for. Let that sit on your conscience, llama man.

Marlene said...

hope to have you back soon... thank care Nitmos!

tfh said...

Crap, the economy must be bad if it's provoking Nitmos to spend company time actually WORKING. I'm selling all my stocks and moving to a bunker in [redacted].

RazZDoodle said...

I'm with ya, brother.

Vava said...

You're doing this so you can enjoy the Detroit winter more, aren't you?!?

jen said...

"Are you amused? Dumbfounded? Annoyed? Disgusted? Appalled?"

In fact I am annoyed and disgusted! And I am appalled that you think you can get away with this. Fine, go. Just go already!!

*runs off sobbing*

Sarah said...

Oh man - enjoy your time away :(

Jess said...

Oh man I'm really bummed to hear it, but do what you got to do. Hopefully you'll be back soon!

Reluctant Runner said...

Say it ain't so, Nitmos! Hope you enjoy the sabbatical and that there's not TOO much work involved.

Incidentally, it's "froot" loops. Your way indicates the inclusion of ... well ... actual fruit. And we don't want that.

Lily on the Road said...

OHHHH NOOOOOOOO, say it ain't soooo, who else enjoys my Llama humour???

don't be away too long, or I will have to start licking my laundry...and you thought I was going to say something else, didn't you!!

stay safe

Melissa said...

GROAN...

What about late night blogging? You don't need that much sleep.

Ms. V. said...

Come back soon. You may not need the blogging world to inspire and nurture your runs, but you were one of the first that inspired me.

Consider yourself useful, at least to this 49 and counting single mom, who, once again is running with joy.

Thanks again!
Ms. V

Jess said...

You mean like...a break for the weekend, right? Right!?

Velma said...

I knew something was up when I saw the Llama. I rarely comment, but I like to hear about your craziness in my old home town.

Works sucks, and we all understand.

Erik said...

Work???

That's crap!!

Who wants to work?

E

joyRuN said...

It's cool. Just realize it's me digging through your archives out of sadness.

Have fun at WORK!!

Marathon Maritza said...

Whaaaa???

*runs off to cry in a corner*

X-Country2 said...

Real life has been getting in the way of my blogging lately too. I would have voted me off google reader at this point.

Jeff said...

What will happen when all of those sick thoughts in your head have no where to go. Explosion? Combustion? Brain turns to goo?

Please, please have someone close by with a video camera.

theloosemoose said...

Damn. Can't you just forego unimportant shit like sleep and family and any and other time sucks that are preventing you from blogging 24/7?

I'm jonesin' already.

Ovens2Betsy said...

Oh Nitmos, you think you can pull one over on ME. I know this is simply an April Fool's Day joke. Oh wait -- it's only Jan 30. But I guess that's what makes it DOUBLY funny! HA HA!! You silly goose.

What's that? You're actually SERIOUS? LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU LA LA LA LA.

AKA Alice said...

damn work...hate it when it gets in the way of my fun... Guess I hate your work too...GAH!

Ms. V. said...

I shouted out to you on my blog anyway.

Eric Gervase said...

Enjoy the time off buddy. Thanks for the fun. Come back soon.

Meg said...

Come back soon!

John at Hella Sound said...

Sad. Well, funny and sad. Like when a clown dies.

I guess I'll have to find some other site to give me that uncomfortable feeling and make me chuckle... like Half-Fast or The Typing Makes Me Sound Busy.

Still, it's not the same. Those sites don't mention "anus" quite enough, nor do they possess the same level of belligerent made-up arrogance.

Oh well. Guess we'll have to make do until your return. Good luck with your ventures (meaning: working while at work).

AddictedToEndorphins said...

So I come by to catch up and you're leaving town??

:(
Stay safe, Nitmos. You rock.

Tyger Lily said...

:o(

RunToFinish said...

so we have to be childish on our own...hmm that's no fun

Beth said...

I'll miss lurking here and getting the free laughs. Stay healthy and come back soon.

Marci said...

I will miss your whitty warped posts. Enjoy the blog break!

Xenia said...

I give you two weeks tops before you break.

So I guess I better get a lot of work done in that time. Happy sabbaticalling.

Viper said...

Most boring post ever.

Jessica said...

I will miss reading your post, but I can go back to all the old ones and see if I missed anything! Hope it's just a break for a while and not permanent! Jess

Roisin said...

Devastating! Just...devastating!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Damn it. Just when I needed laughs. I can't take too many more blows like this. I'm just sayin. Something's gonna give.


Miss you.

Ms. V. said...

~~~tapping toes~~~

Okay. You done?

sRod said...

So the boss caught you? Mine too, but he's cool with it.

Hope to see you around soon.

Ms. V. said...

look at this as my Friday nudge.

miss ya!

Michelle said...

Hey
So just when i started reading your blog you up and leave!!!! It's not me is it????

Seriously, dude i love your blog!!! Be well and i hope you come back soon!!!!

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MizFit said...

***sigh*** missing you but thinking of following you...