Thursday, September 11, 2008


Maybe this will last a year, maybe only the semester.

However, I've been giving this a great deal of thought, and have decided that probably, at least until the end of the semester, I'm done blogging. I have other things I need to concentrate on, and as much as I love coming on here, to read, and write, it's simply just one more distraction. The biggest problem I guess I'm having is being taking so literally, when I was trying to do just the opposite. The whole vote/don't vote ordeal put me through quite a bit, emotionally, I guess. I was visibly upset for a few days, and I suppose I'm trying to avoid a major distraction from everything like that again, at least until I have some actual time to devote to writing and planning blogs, that won't come off the wrong way than I intended. I realize that I unknowingly pit myself against almost everyone else (except my dear sister, who often has to rescue me), but that was never my intention. I will say it one last time: I was simply posting a video I found humorous, that had to do with politics. I'm very persistent in life, trying to just find the humor in whatever I can. I was glad to finally find it in politics. The entire thing was definitely blown out of proportion. And, in short, my feelings were just hurt. I realize I brought it on myself, but this is more about prevention.

I'll still probably read them from time to time, but I won't be posting again until later on this year, or early next year.

It's been grand, everyone. I've enjoyed these. Mom, you're a genius for starting this whole whirlwind.

Everyone have a fantastic rest of the semester (or just...year, for those of you who are lucky enough to be done with college).

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Seacrest out.


Shae W said...

The "Seacrest out" bit made me laugh.

I'm sorry to see you go but I, too, may soon have to pull the plug on my blogging. It really does take up quite a bit of time that I, unfortunately, don't seem to have.

See you when you return.

carriegel said...

it doesn't need to be all or nothing. a picture and a couple sentences once in awhile would be nice.

Jock said...

First let me say I enjoy a parody as much as the next person. You might be surprised what makes me laugh. And just so you know I didn't mind the video on your blog the other day.

But what I took exception to was your very first sentence:

"It's no secret, I don't vote, I don't care, but I'm glad to be able to find humor in this, as well."

I wasn't upset with the "I don't vote" part so much as the I was with the next line "I don't care." The "I don't vote" is your right in this country and whatever reason you have for not wanting to vote is alright but I still don't agree with it. I respect your decision not to vote whatever the reason may be but when the next thing out is "I don't care" then I take exception. When you say "I don't care" to me you are telling me you don't care about all the people who put their lives on the line everyday so you can have your right not to vote and say whatever you want to. This doesn't just include the military it also includes all the fire fighters, policeman, emergency response people, and many, many others who protect us daily from outside forces that would rather see us all dead than alive. When you say you don't care it tells me you don't care about social security, Medicare, public schools, colleges and university's. It means you don't care about our road system, immigration, or the energy crises that exist in the country today. It means you don't care about public parks or public recreation, it means you don't care about clean air or water or global warming.

It's one thing not to vote but not to care about all the above in my book is unacceptable. Whether you realize it or not all the above are effected by everyones right to vote.

You mentioned somewhere you wish everyone was unified. This has been tried several times in the history of the world and it is called communism. You should be proud to be in a country where we can all express our own opinions freely and we are free to make our own decisions.

My comment on your previous blog entry was to try to get you to think about why people died in the country so you can have your rights to do as you see fit. I don't want you to take these rights for granted and that includes voting. You are right I don't know what you are thinking or what you believe but when you say "I don't care" it starts to tell me what you believe and are thinking.

If I took your comments out of context and offended you I'm sorry but you must realize not everyone is going to agree with you all the time. That's what makes this country so great and the best country in the world.

I wish you would reconsider and exercise your right to vote. I don't care if you vote republican, democrat, green party, or libertarian just exercise your right and join into the process that makes this country as great as it is.

Jock said...

Oh I should say when you do decide to blog again I will be here to read it just like every other day.