Thursday, September 3, 2009

On the Road Again

I once read a rant about blogging, although for the life of me I cannot remember where I read it or who it was or even why I read it or when. But what I do remember is that the person was going off on how self-important it is to have guest bloggers when you go on vacation. As if the whole world might implode if your blog is not updated. Which is totally not the point. I know you all are not out there eagerly anticipating my next post like some bad Mervyn's commercial, fingers tapping at refresh. Openopenopen. Postpostpost. If I missed a day you might not even notice, the tree in the forest still standing. Or not. I'm not sure what's going on with that metaphor. Simile. Smile! Potayto, potahto, ladies and gentlemen of the www I am going on vacation and was too lazy to line up any guest bloggers. (Run for cover, the world is imploding!)
Today we are driving down to San Diego for a friend's wedding, then up to LA to visit my brother. Once in LA, we are taking Zoey to Disneyland whereupon she will quite possibly seek legal emancipation so that she may live in the Princess' castle forever and ever, living happily ever after in a world where pink sparkley bubble baths do not cause vaginitis. Which would totally give me more time to blog when I get back, which is next Thursday.

In the meantime, I may shoot off some half-assed posts here and there knowing full well you do not need them. But here's the thing: I need them. I need you. I need your stats, your comments; I need you to pat me on the head and scritch behind my ears the way you do, not too sharp but just right. Which is a whole other rant about blogging, something about that self same tree and the forest and if I do not post do I fall? Another day, my friends. For now I am driving down I-5 on the way to somewhere that is not here.

xo,
S

25 comments:

Patti-atti said...

Just for the record, I notice if you don't post. Yep.

My day at work is only worth attending if there is a blog post from you for me to read. Yes, I pop back and forth all day - even if I've already read your daily post - just hoping that, by fluke, there will be another! So, because of your holidays, I'm now going to have to call in sick every day for the next week, because otherwise I might just go insane!

Have fun at Disneyland,, I guess I'll survive...

Scribe said...

You will be missed, but I hope you have mucho fun!

Cindy said...

Well, I will tell you that I check on you every day. In fact I was surprised at how early in the morning you had a new post today. I don't often read guest bloggers anyway...

Have a GREAT vacation. Here's to
*no va-gin-i-tis*! ::said with enthusiastic cheerleader arms::

xo

jennifer said...

have fun! :)

cathi said...

You are coming to my neck of the woods...have a wonderful time and you will definitely be missed!

ashley morgan said...

Be sure to pack your respirators for L.A. It's gnarly. It's getting a little better, but we haven't opened our windows in a week.

Michelle in KY said...

OH SUSANNAH...
SEE...people, like ME, do read your posts everyday, happily waiting on what you choose to talk or not talk about. I, too was surprised how early your post was today. It was like a treat for us Easterners! See, Susannah...you do matter, your words are important, they give food for thought, tit for tat, and not only do we scratch behind your ears ever so gently, but with just the right pressure, you scratch behind ours too. This is a mutual relationship. Even though I will miss you (and I do hope that I survive this - LOL), I wish you and your family a safe, fun, and deliciously wonderful vacation!
Perhaps one little post, while you are lying on the beach in San Diego or rubbing elbows with George Clooney in LA wouldn't hurt now, would it???

Mrs. Blandings said...

I've been in this tricky self-important implying spot and I think you have handled it quite nicely. Have so much fun with the princesses.

bubbajambs said...

You are on my blog list and every time your name pops to the top I tingle....yes I really do. I so enjoy reading whatever you are writing even if it is a "half-ass post.

Happy travels!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand. You have a laptop. You're traveling with the cutest little girl in the world. Wi-Fi hotspots are plentiful in both San Diego and Anaheim. Where's the problem?

Vacation?? Family?? Fun?? Hey, whose life do you think this is? Don't pretend you don't see us, with our noses all smushed up against the glass each morning, anxiously awaiting your new post. Do you think we ENJOY the weekends, when you blithely go about your life, spending time with family and friends, without even a care for all of us who have to sit here waiting interminably for you to finally realize, "Hey, it's Monday, guess I should toss my minions one of the many jewels I've grown weary of."

No, you go ahead and enjoy your time off, and we'll just... wait, did you say it's going to be a WEEK!?!?!? Forget that. You get your fingers back on that keyboard and give us something to laugh/cry/think about. C'mon. Right now. OK, that's it, I'm holding my breath until you do!

Drew said...

Have a great trip, and I hope you don't end your trip like me. I ended up in drug rehab after tripping on peyote across the Arizona deserts.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

How did you know that I hit "refresh", and tap my manicured nails on the keyboard....sometimes I also hum, it helps with the waiting thing.

Have a GREAT little vaca! We'll survive. Hell, my blog is stagnant for DAYS while I attend my busy life (flicking through the channels my dears, just flicking)

ZDub said...

Oh, have fun at Disneyland.

And just so you know, you have ruined my week, you lazy blog owner!

(Totally kidding.)

Jessie said...

Say HI to SD for me! (And have a great time at the Castle!)

Simply Mel said...

Your absence may just drive me to drinking - a lot.

Hopefully, I will not be in re-hab when you return.

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

Have a good trip!

Anonymous said...

I'm usually just a lurker. Your blog is very entertaining to read, & I enjoy your point of view. I've got your blog on RSS & check in every so often. I do notice if you don't post daily.

Kacey said...

Wow!A week or more without Petunia Face?The world just may implode.Actually,you will be missed,snif,snif,I will be having Petunia Face withdrawals and everything.But alas,even you deserve a break and a vaca every once in awhile.I hope you have a great time and get lots of pics of Zoey with her mickey ears on.If u ever need a guest blogger I would be chomping at the bit,however even though I have enormously large feet in real life(size 11's)I know that I would never be able to adequately fill urs and blog like you do.But it would be so much fun,like being a standin for a movie star,ur not the star,but you get to play one for just a little while.Have fun!K

Maggie May said...

I am in san diego calllll me if you have two seconds to spare!

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smootch.

ModernMommaBlog said...

Have a happy vacation!

I stole your Prozac said...

I think I can survive, but lets be real. I check at minimum every 3 days and that is only because I AM REALLY IMPORTANT and have 15 million things to do. So really, I check everyday.

I am totally okay with you vacationing and very much look forward to the posts that occur after your return.

Vignette said...

seriously. how did you remember that was a Mervyn's commercial. LOL

Vignette said...

seriously. how did you remember that was a Mervyn's commercial. LOL

Geordy and Pete said...

i check everyday.

so i notice and am sad when you take weekends off let alone a vacation.

you will be missed.

have fun and don't be too long.

x

krista said...

welcome to southern california. you'll like it here. we lit it up just for you.
(i only joke because i hate to think that this is a southern california summer tradition...)