After reading Rory's recent "where the effing hell has Rory been" post, I realized that I've disappeared in much the same way, although my reasons weren't nearly as interesting. Then my company decided to send me to New York at 6:30 in the effin' morning. They should know better. Having missed a flight for the first time in my life (I tried, I really tried), I find myself sitting at the airport wondering what to do as I wait for my now 9:30 flight. So I pull up a few blogs. Then I find Rory's post, then I realize, the masses want to know where the hell Cowboy is and what's been going on. This forced me to think about why I haven't been posting. So here goes:
- Left Minnesota, went back to my old job in effin' Kansas. Woohoo! Honestly, the job isn't all that bad, but it's a little like trying to wear that shirt you had when you were a freshman in high school, it doesn't quite fit anymore. Close, but not quite. You've grown, the shirt didn't. I'll endure the awkwardness of wearing a shirt that doesn't fit for a while, but I'm gonna have to go shopping eventually. Anyway, moving across three states tends to take a bit of your time.
- Obama was elected. While this may not directly affect me, I realized that recently the vast majority of my posts has revolved around Evilbush and his personal war that has cost us thousands of American lives needlessly (and far more Iraqi lives). My main beef with McCain was his support of said needless war. Obama wants to withdraw (albeit not soon enough), so I don't have as much to bitch about now. I'm just counting down to Bush's last day. The electoral college still bugs me, but since Obama won despite the skewed electoral college results, I'll leave it alone. Give me about another four years and I'll be all over it again.
- Wife and kids are a bit demanding on one's time. This hasn't been as much of an issue recently, since I've been living the bachelor life in Minnesota. On a side note, the bachelor life is overrated. I missed my kids terribly, and they missed me as well. We've spent a lot of time together. It's good. My wife is there too. She demands a lot of time, because apparently not having a job consumes a lot of her time. She needs me to do a lot of the housework she doesn't have time for in her daily regimen of Oprah, Doctor Phil, QVC, The Food Network, and teaching the kids how all science is wrong.
Anyway, that's it in a nutshell. Last time I was in New York I decided to make some changes in my life. I'm still getting around to it, but the effect the town has on me is interesting. We'll see how it goes this time.
Oh, and one last thing. I ran across a blog that claimed mentioning a certain name seriously boosted the hit count. In the interest of seeing if that's true, I'm going to try it myself. Here goes:
Sydney Brooke Simpson
Let the hits roll!