If We Were Having Coffee . . . (Absentee Landlord Edition)

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I almost didn’t write this post. I was tempted to put up a headline that read “No Coffee Post This Week” and share a classic piece of YouTube comedy instead. I came in from work at 3 pm yesterday in a fugue, passed out around 7 pm, and slept through until 4:30 am. I got up needing to load Will’s Doctor Who review at Sourcerer and painfully aware that I haven’t delivered a Feminist Friday post I promised for Part Time Monster this week. I have a week’s worth of unanswered comments on the blogs. I haven’t even had time to tweet since Sunday, and y’all know how I feel about my Twitter. I’m sure there are a few people out there who don’t follow my personal drama and think I’m turning into a bad blogger, lol.

Getty stock image.

Getty stock image.

I have something to do all day today. Something fun and rejuvenating. Once a year, my Dad and I go to a dove hunt hosted by a business associate of his. We’ve been going since the 90s. It’s a great event for socializing and networking, and it’s family-friendly. When it comes time to actually shoot the birds, I do my best to miss, which is harder than you might think if you’re as good a shot as I am. I’m a notoriously bad shot among the regulars there. I’ve killed maybe 4 birds in 17 years. I just don’t go in for the killing part of it. I never have. But what’s a southern man to do? I’m looking forward to the food, the people, and the sunshine.

So, by the time this posts, I’ll be on the road. I’ll be so far out of touch today, I won’t even see the social media notifications until I return home 10 hours from now because I’ll have to disable the data on my mobile to keep the social media apps from using half a gigabyte of data over the cellular network.

As if all this weren’t enough, the computer I do most of my blogging on — the one I use from the couch, picked up a strange and annoying virus this week. It’s adding spam links to blogs when I load them. It just popped up out of nowhere, and I freaked out when I first saw it because I thought one of my WordPress accounts had been hacked. Turns out it’s just the browser on that one computer that’s infected. It’s only affecting WordPress blogs, and I rarely go anywhere on that computer except WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. I’m assuming I picked it up from a blog since it seems to have targeted my WordPress browser extension. So I’m back to blogging only from my home office until I can clean that computer.

I’ve got two or three things I have to do at work tomorrow. I didn’t have the energy to do them on Friday and they can’t wait until Monday, but that will take an hour or two at most. I’ll have most of the afternoon to blog, assuming I can get up at a reasonable hour. Presentation season is almost over (by the time I’m done next week, I’ll have spoken to 1500 students in three weeks), so I’ll have social media time in the evenings and early mornings again soon. You can expect more blogging from me next week, and from there, I’ll slowly pick up momentum until the next rough patch, which will hit me about the middle of November and last until mid-December.

I’m not turning into a bad blogger. I’ve just been insanely busy for the last five weeks. I’ll have that Feminist Friday post sometime tomorrow, I hope.

Have a great weekend, and here’s that classic bit of YouTube comedy I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

 

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