Every time I go to the bathroom in one of my favourite local bars I look up at the plaster repair job above the urinal and can’t help but feel I’m being watched.
For the same reason I don’t make New Years resolutions I’ve never felt the urge to reflect on my blog at the end of the calendar year.
In both cases it seems so bizarrely arbitrary.
If an individual wishes to reflect on their life or make positive changes to it; kick ass. That’s to be commended. However, ANY TIME IS A GOOD TIME TO DO THIS. The 22nd of July, the 1st of August, the 14th of November or March the goddamn 26th are all equally opportune dates to decide to stop sucking so much.
Coming soon to Only I Stand Here: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection Storage System Unit (patent pending).
These state of the art, individually manufactured units are perfect for the modern vinyl collector/hipster.
Each high quality unit features the following features:
- Stylish vintage retro design.
- Highly durable.
- Integrated carry handles.
- Technologically advanced polymer finish.
These sturdy, retro look, fully functional vinyl storage units come in a variety of colours and are completely stackable*.
We here at Only I Stand Here are pleased to offer you a fully repurposed BRAND NEW** The Ultimate Vinyl Collection Storage System Unit for the low, low price of $78.43 per unit. Plus postage and handling.
Why put a price on peace of mind?
*Units only stackable when empty.
**Units may actually be stolen from the bar/restaurant behind my apartment building.
***Can you tell I’ve become sarcastic and disillusioned while hunting for practical, reasonably priced, no nonsense vinyl storage?
It’s really difficult to self edit. I can proof read what I’ve written a dozen times and still miss glaring spelling errors or grammatical mistakes, because I read what I’ve intended to write. Not what I’ve actually written.
So. I haven’t written anything more substantial than an email in quite a while. Admittedly a number of those emails were quite profound; like when confirming my attendance at upcoming team meetings in the vein of an overwrought Hemingway. And granted, I have written a few texts that have ended up being an epic four or five “pages” long. Hell, even some of my snapchats can get pretty wordy. No mere “send nudes” from this little black duck.
I’ve never been accused of being succinct.
So I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award and have absolutely no idea what that means.
As far as I can tell it’s either the blogging equivalent of a well earned pat on the back from one of your peers, or the blogging equivalent of a chain email elderly relatives are compelled to pass on.
Perhaps it’s both.
I woke up Saturday morning, always a excellent way to begin the day, and after checking my emails/facebook I thought: “I guess I’ll check my blog.”
I had posted a tale on Thursday and thought it may have couple of views. Or perhaps, if I was lucky, an adventurous soul may have stumbled down the rabbit hole, liked what they read, and decided to follow my further adventures.
Views in the thousands? Triple figure “likes”? Dozens of new followers?