It Lives.

21 Nov

Hey there, my beautiful ducklings!

Too much? Too much.

Where on earth have I been? Actually, that’s a good question.  An even better question: where on earth have you been? A hermit girl starts a blog to help herwy stop being a hermit, she stops going on adventures, stops posting, and you just go about your day!? I COULD HAVE DIED IN THERE.

“There” being the cocoon I just broke back out of.  I could have died in the cocoon.  I should have mentioned there was a cocoon.  Speaking of cocoons, did it not occur to anyone that I recently posted that I was going to attend a UFO Convention for my next Lollipop Tuesday and then never returned to post about it? I could have been abducted.

Actually, I’m sure that would make for some pretty great material.  

Anyway, I didn’t get abducted and I didn’t even go.  Instead, I started the pathetic and classic Jackie downslide, wherein I stop doing constructive things (posting on blogs, trying new things) and instead do deconstructive things (playing a lot of Fat Princess, eating Cheez-Its).   Anyway, I’m out of it now, no thanks to you.  It’s just guilt that brings me back, not your scores of pleading.  Just pure, unadulterated guilt.  It started as a week I forgot, it went on as a week I intentionally skipped, and before I knew it, BAM – it’s National Blog Posting Month and I have yet to post on my blog.  I haven’t participated in No Shave November either.  No blog and no beard; I have failed you, November in America.

I thought about you all a lot.  I really did.  I thought about you lots of times.  When it was my fourth day unshowered and I caught a whiff of my armpits while watching television, I thought of you. When I attempted to be constructive and try some craft pins on Pinterest and horribly, horribly failed, I thought of you.  When I thought I was gay for Jennifer Lawrence and then didn’t because she said she liked Honey Boo Boo but then did again because she went on Ellen and was perfect, I thought of you. 

look at what you let me become. LOOK AT IT.

So this Thanksgiving, friends, I’m thankful for you.  Thanks for sticking around even when I didn’t bother to visit.  Thanks for subscribing and following, and thanks for letting me come barf all my crazy on you.  You’re the swellest.

Have a Happy Holiday and here’s to firing the blog back up.  Now go eat so much you pass out with your pants unbuttoned. 

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23 Responses to “It Lives.”

  1. despoticloset November 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Glad to see you back! I MUST play Fat Princess immediately, how do I proceed?

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  2. mfinocchiaro November 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Welcome back Jackie – can’t wait to read you again 🙂
    Happy Turkey Day!

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  3. momagainsttheworld November 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Where have you been! You are my weekly/monthly reprieve! Glad to see you’re back.

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    • Jackie November 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      haha not even monthly as of late. I shall do better. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  4. Dyl November 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Actually, I figured you disappeared because you figured out that Dave is a Cylon.

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    • Jackie November 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      And you didn’t bother to organize a resistance in my name? For shame!

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      • Dyl November 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

        I didn’t want Dave to come after me next!
        You’re right. I have been shamed.

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  5. thesinglecell November 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Well FINALLY. I’ve been wondering if you had just upped and quit entirely, just totally thrown the whole deal in the waste receptacle and chucked blogging for good after some badly-gone Lollipop Tuesday ordeal. Glad to know you’re still alive.

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    • Jackie November 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      someday the whole badly-gone lollipop ordeal may be the case. wouldn’t that be so sad if it were the end of me? this blog would be the tale of a girl who should have just stayed inside.

      nice of you to swing by 🙂

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  6. pinklea November 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Welcome back! And I, for one, have absolutely no problem with being referred to as a beautiful duckling.

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  7. knotrune November 22, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    Now I feel doubly guilty! Not only have I not posted on my own blog for months, but I also failed to rescue you from a possible alien abduction (even if you might have enjoyed it). I am such a useless failure. And it’s been way longer than 4 mere days since I had a shower… sorry, too much information, it’s hard to concentrate over the stench of despair. But at least I did manage to successfully complete a craft project I found on Pinterest, so it’s not all bad 😉

    Seriously, nice to hear from you again 😀

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    • Jackie November 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

      Well at least I don’t have to worry about visiting your site to catch up on what I’ve missed since you’ve been MIA 😛

      And hey, no bragging about being able to do things from Pinterest. Some of us aren’t so blessed.

      And seriously, you too!

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  8. momma November 22, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Glad to see you are back. I’ve missed you also. Was thinking about your blog just the other day. Forgot to ask you where you have been though………Happy Thanksgiving with Dave’s family.

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    • Jackie November 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

      Mom, how can you miss me when I call you every week?

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  9. Tom Mrotek November 26, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    How, HOW, will you ever forgive me?

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    • Jackie November 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

      Time heals all wounds, Tom. Time heals all wounds.

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  10. pegoleg November 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    She lives!

    Sometimes the joyful connection with other bloggers looks like a big, fat “Have-to”, yet another thing on the list. When that happens you need to take a break.

    Glad to see the aliens didn’t do any permanent damage.

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    • Jackie November 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

      I take too many breaks, I think. I’m past the break and onto “blob of useless flesh”. I think I have one more ambition potion hidden somewhere in my room…

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  11. supergirlslp November 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    I wondered where you were….. so glad you aren’t on the Mother Ship. Welcome back! I’ve missed you! I have to admit, I miss the blog a day Jackie too 🙂 I always enjoyed reading your daily posts. You know, in case you ever want to start doing that again, I’ll totally support you!

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    • Jackie November 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

      ahaha just in time to plant the bug for 2013. it’s funny; it appears I either post every day without fail, or not even once a week and a total fail. all or nothing it seems. 😉

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  12. Jules November 26, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    Cocoon mode eh? So you evolved into a Butterfree now?

    I knew you’d be back.

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