Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We Need to Talk (Dun Dun DUUUNNNNNN...)

Pinky swear, I am totally not breaking up with you. True Love Forever, I have practiced writing my name with your last name all over my Pee-Chee folder, remember? (BTW, it is one long-ass hyphenated last name.)

I just...I need a break.
Sidetrack with me: 'member these posters from The Book Mobile? God, how I loved me the order forms, circling everything I wanted and handing it to my mom, the day the packages arrived.

Anyway, it's not you, it's me. And I know that a break is usually the precursor to the irreparably broken, but I swear this is not the case here. Just give me a few weeks and I'll be back better than ever.

Day of the Dead? You know how I like things a little macabre. Let's make a date for Day of the Dead. Meet you back here November 2, mkay? In the meantime, I will try not to look at my sitemeter to see how you're not coming around anymore, i.e. surely seeing other blogs. I understand.

Hang in there. (We'll come out of this stronger.)
xo,
S

30 comments:

mrs m said...

ok....we promise not to smear your name across campus, call your phone repeatedly only to breath heavily and then hang up and definately not to go out and get a drastic new pixie haircut. but we will miss you.
ps. hot lep coat.

krista said...

i'm not sure i can be "just friends" with you.

((oh, crap. my word verification word is "untard" -- no joke))

Sherry said...

jeez...i might need some therapy now. actually, maybe now i'll really get things accomplished. like doing the breakfast dishes before noon. enjoy your time away. i just discovered you recently, so don't decide not to come back.

sweetbittertart said...

Oh no!! Please don't leave me!! I can change I promise! I'll lose weight, be more affectionate, stop cracking my knuckles when I'm nervous - you name it - just say the word. :*(

I hope everything is okay. In these situations I never believe the 'it's not you, it's me' thing, because it's usually me. And seriously I hope I haven't been a less than supportive blog friend. You give us so much with your writing (your time, talent, effort, and heart)and maybe I'm not giving enough back. I left you a happy birthday post on FB but then thought it sounded ridiculous and lame (which is did) so deleted it so maybe you thought that was weird (which I guess it was). But I'm sort of a geek like that.

Anyway, I will miss you. Your writing and virtual companionship have really meant a great deal to me. For serious. Enjoy your break and your family and come back to us soon okay?

(formerly meinkc now going by blog name just in case you don't recognize me!)

The Lil Bee said...

Sort of weird that I chose today to check in with my old friend. Dude, I hear ya. Take a break. Sleep in. Run around outdoors with little Z. We'll keep the place warm for you. xo

Mrs. Blandings said...

I'd rather be on a break than have you leave me forever. Rest up. We'll be right here when you come back. (What difference do those numbers make anyway?)

Cindy said...

Enjoy your break. "We'll leave the light on for ya."

And yes to remembering and loving everything re: book orders.

xoxo

Simply Mel said...

Don't you worry...I'm here for the long haul!

Brooke said...

NOOOooOOOooOOOOOOOoooOOOOooooOoOo.

I CAN'T QUIT YOU!!!!!!

shannon said...

We'll miss you!

jennifer said...

sounds good . . .the make up sex is good stuff!

amanda said...

Have a nice relaxing break.

xx

Weitzell4 said...

you better come back, I'm not really a blog reader, in fact you are my only blog, I'll be waiting.

emily b. said...

i'll miss you but i promise to be back as soon as you are :)

xoxo, em

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm not going to be seeing other blogs while you're gone (even though I totally could), so I'm trusting you that you're not going to be writing other blogs either. If you come back with, like, a whole new vocabulary, I'm going to be waaaay suspicious.

Our relationship is built on trust, so I'm trusting you that you're not going to blog me in two weeks and say, "Sorry, I've met someone else. His name is HBO, and he totally loves my screenplay. We're happy together, and I'm never coming back."

And, hey wait, this isn't one of those "two week breaks" where you tell us you are just "getting away," but then when you come back you have a brand new set of giant quotation marks, and we all know what you did, but we have to pretend like we don't notice anything different, is it?

Really, though, I was going to tell you I was taking a break anyway. I mean, I could totally stop reading you any time I wanted, and just because I click on my bookmark to your blog every single day to see if there's anything new, doesn't mean I'm obsessed.

I mean, there are lots of blogs out there, and some are prettier than yours, and I should totally go and read their blogs as much as I want, and not sit around waiting and hoping you might come back and blog for me again sometime.

Oh, who am I kidding? I will be right here on November 2nd, waiting for you. Have a great break, and can't wait to read you again.

Misplaced Country Girl said...

How do I breathe without you?

Call me?

I'll just be in my room listening to Journey and waiting for you to come back.

Kacey said...

Well gosh darn it,that sucks,but I totally understand.Only I wish you didnt feel so obligated and commited,because I always thought we had one of those casual relationships.Like you call me if your not busy and vice versa,no strings attached,just cool like.But,now I see that your stressing and its so not like that,you can come and go whenever you please,no worries.Sure,sure,I miss when you your gone,but I knew what I was getting into,your a free spirit,you need your space,and even though id like to see you more,I knew that you had other people in your life;friends,family,etc.So its cool,go do your own thing and we can just pick up where we left off,just like nothing happened and I had just read your blog yesterday.Ciao!

Adriene said...

It's that leopard coat. Making you wild. Enjoy your break, we will be waiting.

A Perfect Gray said...

lordy. your commenters write almost as gooda stuff as you do.

Now I feel totally lame and unworthy.

just wanted to say we'll miss you and glad you felt you could take a break. I really think you are super talented and hope big things are coming your way...

Lollipop said...

I hope everything is okay! But a break once in a while from routine is always good. Anyhow, in the mean time I will miss reading your posts! They always manage to make me chuckle, think deep thoughts or kill time. :-)

Michelle M in KY said...

OH SUSANNAH...
Weep, weep, weep!!! What will I do without you?

I cannot compete with the words of the first paragraph from sweetbittertart or from the "anonymous" writer...all I can say is DITTO...to their posts.

You know I think you are uber talented and I'll be here, just hanging around, trying to participate in my real life...and of course missing you.

Take your break and a deep breath, hug that family of yours tight & go to the beach as much as possible. Sunshine is good for the soul.

Until then...Your biggest fan

Judy said...

If there were only a way to sneak in when she's not looking and just keep on blogging. I could tell rotten stories about myself and make it be Sus....oh, the fun we could have. I might be able to get into her house but...Alas, since I can just barely crack the code on my work computer to log in (I've had the same password for almost 8 years now), I'm thinking I won't be hacking into P.F. in my lifetime.
I agree....it was the leopard coat....God only knows what Sweet Sus is up too....and you damn well know that she lied when she said she actually had clothes on under that coat and that the sunglasses at night were only to hide lack of make-up. RIGHT! She is "out there" somewhere, naked under that coat, sunglasses on and up to...well,,,,we can only guess....but NOT blogging?

Rock On, My Sweet,
Your Loving Mom....you WILL talk to me before the Nov. Return Date, Won't You?

Michelle M in KY said...

OH SUSANNAH...
That's too funny...
I came back to see why your Mom didn't post something...and "bing" there she was with her witty post giving clarity to the temporary VACA...ENJOY yourself girl!

Melissa & Emma said...

If we're just on a break, does that mean i can see other bloggers? it's not gonna come back to haunt me or anything, like on "Friends", right? I mean, are , like, you seeing other commenters? So, it's even, right?
I miss you. Have a good break, k?

miemandje said...

Wish you well and happy days. Hope to see you next week!

sherri said...

take all the time you need. we can still be friends.

Kwana said...

Just checking it say, Holla.

Cathi said...

I'll be here when you come back!!! xxoo :)

Anonymous said...

Please come back! Miss your wit and insight!

Lauren said...

(psssst....it's November 2)