Apr 12, 2010

The moment before the epic fail

(Blogger is punishing me for my hiatus by screwing with my layout and design.  Please forgive the design disaster around you.)

You know what I mean, the 'I know I am supposed to be doing something...but...I have no idea what it is...why don't I just go on a weekend getaway'.  Well, I got home last night and realized it's Library Appreciation Week and I was suppose to participate, which I was going to do with an interview of my friend who works at the library and will have her masters in Library Science in May.  So, Shelli Johannes of Market My Words is hosting links for people who wanted to participate, like I did.  But, yay me, my blogging hiatus messed with my mind and Shelli's reminder email went in one ear and out the other.  Sad story, I know, but the libraries will live on.  

I apologize that my return post is so lame and bland, but it is very representative of my life right now.  I am just so glad to be back.  I started my new job at the gas station, which is like the hardest thing I have ever done.  There are hundreds and hundreds of types of cigarettes. Who knew?!  People like to buy beer in the morning too.  Like a can of beer.  One can.

Anyway, updates to follow.  And a photo of my uniform for Anita.

Somehow I feel like I am on the precipice of another epic fail...


  1. Welcome back.

    And Samuel Beckett said: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

    Seems smart and is sort of reassuring but also seems like it needs question marks.

    I'm at my own precipice. But as far as I can tell that is what this writing blogging world is all about.

  2. Mmmm, beer and cigarettes in the morn. Breakfast of champions! (Ew!)
    Welcome back, Jon! Glad to see your posts again.

  3. Welcome back! I missed ya.

    And you will not fail, I won't let you! Even if it feels like it, you will not. Got that? *hugs*


  4. YAY you're back. Even though I almost didn't feel like you were gone, because you were still occasionally posting.

    Plus, seriously? One can of beer in the morning? That would put me to sleep. For me, its coffee or nuttin'

    And also, I don't believe in epicFAILs. I just believe in practice rounds.

  5. Haha, I'm so full of BS. I almost believed myself for a minute there, but then I remembered that you, of all people know I believe in failing. I bitch about my craptastic writing fail of a book all the time.

  6. I see no problem with beer in the morning. But I have the eye of the tiger...
    LOL kidding. I'm more of a mimosa gal in the am. OJ and Champagne! YAY!

    Ugh- I hate that feeling that you're missing something, but you can't get a grip on whats on your plate.
    Get your ducks in a row!!

  7. The whole time I was reading this, I was like, where's the photo, where's the photo?

    You know, this gas station thing might lead to a book...sounds like a SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE sketch, at the very least.

  8. This job is going to provide loads of fodder, I can already tell. Smile. No epic fail here.

  9. Tina - Thank you darling!

    Kelly - Gross, but thanks! :)

    Crystal - I got it. I totally believe you too because your critiques have been the most uplifting things in my writing career thus far.

  10. Marisa - You know how I feel about our future.

    December - I have been frantically spraying the ducks with a garden hose and they go every which way. You have made things so clear - put them in a row. Holy chipotle, I think I've got it!

  11. Anita - You are creating expectations...I thank you.

    Tina Lynn - So true! And thanks for the smile.

  12. Okay, I blame blogger for not updating my blog roll--how did I miss your post??

    I love T's quote. Fail better. It's horrible, but when people make mistakes, I feel bad for the mistake, but I feel closer to that person--like, see, I thought J was impeccable and way out of my league, but it turns out that he is human, just like me. So, there you go. Brought me closer. Thanks for sharing the humanity :). Luckily I'm so late to the post, that nobody else will see my crazy ramblings. Glad you're back. (Are you back?)

    And, beer for breakfast would make me toss my cookies. Although I don't really like beer any time, but I would suffer through it in college for a good game of beer die (with dice, not something more sinister). A plunk is a plunk is a plunk.

  13. You're so not. It happens to everyone, and it's not like you aren't awesome or anything. No sweat, right? Right.

  14. PLEASE! No fail, this is you, Jon! Even when you feel it is failure it is not! Its a chance to improvise ;o)

    As for the layout! I AM SO SORRY!!! Did the Blogger Gremlins sneak over here too?? OMG! Yesterday they were nasty little demons at my blog. Eating my layout - turning it black - messing up the widgets - rearranging my links...But today...today they are Gizmos..cute furry little buggers... ;o) So no worries they will be done getting all wet & sugary soon.

    Glad to see you back by the way!

    Visit My Kingdom Anytime

  15. Don't be sad - you never know what's around the corner!

    Thanks for joining by blog!!

  16. Heather - Whoa, so how long ago did I lose my god-like status?

    Elana - Right?

    Southern Princess - Thanks!!!

    Cynthia - Too true. I think I need to tell myself that whatever is around the corner will be positive.