It is most definitely one of those weeks.
A whole host of things have ganged up to keep me away from both my blog and Twitter this week. My brain is melting under the blowtorch of work relocation, visitors, family commitments, birthdays, and a rash of ill-timed surprises that decided to spice things up a bit.
Happily, all of these are harmless, so I really shouldn't complain. In fact, some of them will be tremendous fun. But none of them will be gone before the beginning of next week.
So whatever you do, don't hold your breath on Sunday; you'll be blue long before my next entry bursts into view, posing heroically with a sock wedged into its trousers.
The good news is that I have a rash of ideas for blog entries, all of which require a fair bit of photography, photoshopping, chuckling, swearing, fudging, and general jiggery-pokery. To whet your appetite, I'll casually drop into conversation that over the next few weeks I intend to: engage you in some cutting-and-sticking fun; predict your future; share some postcards; and perhaps relive some sixties television fun.
And, of course, there will be the long-demanded family revelations about the Roths, a former American President, and his legendary VP.
If we can get it past the Supreme Court.
I can't possible deliver on these promises, but by Jingo, I've got your attention, haven't I?
Stay tuned, see you soon-ish, Indigo
Captain's Blog - Supplemental
I'll pop this in a Bonus Scene for today's blog. That way, if award posts aren't your thing, you can slip away quietly and beat the rush in the car park.
A very nice thing happened - I picked up an award from Chrissy over at I Shoulda Been a Stripper.
Apparently, I have One Lovely Blog! Better yet, the wise and beautiful Chrissy describes me as handsome and asks the obviously worthy question, how do I describe the indescribable Mr. Roth? How indeed? Many have tried, and not only in courtrooms. I'll settle for handsome any day. Thanks Chrissy, I'll add this to my Shameless Award Cabinet.
To fully embrace the award, I have to pass it along to fifteen people. Ok, that's not gonna happen; I don't even read fifteen blogs. Besides, while I am a great believer in Order, I am not a fan of Rules. So I'm breaking that one straight off. What I will do though, is tell you why I love some of the blogs that are listed in my sidebar*. Everyone mentioned deserves recognition, and if they'd like an award, this one is theirs. I shan't take offence if they don't, and positively encourage them to break the chain if they are unsure of its merit. It's a genuine hat tip, but ultimately just a bit o' fun.
[* I believe this is called a blogroll, but that's far too close to bogroll, which is colloquial English for a roll of lavatory paper. So let's refer to the sidebar, shall we?]
So, in no particular order:
My old mate iDifficult is marching along happily to the beat of his own drum in his eponymous blog. I was quite unsettled when he decided to blog; I've known him for twenty years, and frankly he's funnier than me. So far, the frequency of my entries in the only thing keeping him at bay, but in this busy week he may steal you all away. His latest entry attempt to explain the origin of the cursed British roundabout. Trust me when I say you'll be none the wiser, but happier for it. He also takes better photos than me, the bastard.
A new matey is Matthew over at Abode One Three. An expat Brit who scarpered to Australia, so clearly this man has both quality bred in and a great deal of common sense. His entries are eloquent and lyrical, and often very moving. I can pull this kind of thing off occasionally (and I'm a wreck for days after), but not with the frequency that Matthew delivers. Often his offerings are two coffee entries, by which I mean I have to grab a second mug of joe and reread it before I can appreciate how truly good it is. Write a book, old son.
And finally, Muza-Chan over at Muza-Chan's Gate to Japan is a constant source of jaw dropping photos of Japan. But more than that, his blog is a view onto the peculiarities of the Japanese psyche, and their eccentric taste in more or less everything. Recently we've had (click the links) narrow buildings, the bizarre Museum of Maritime Science, and a 200-feet tall animatronic Gundam robot. You really should check this last one out, it's a jaw-dropper.
Thanks to the authors of these superb and inspirational offerings; I can't do what you do, so please keep doing it!
Nite all, Indigo
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