Where went my quiet week?

by Suw on November 24, 2005

A pattern appears to be emerging. I look at my diary on a Monday and notice that it looks comfortably empty. About thirty seconds later I get a slew of emails and suddenly my week looks like the revenge of the iCal Gnomes. I get up, deal with urgent ORG stuff, go in to see my client, go over to my other office at lunch time, pick up on ORG and stay there way too late. (Although my workload is a walk in the park compared to Cory's and Paula's, really.)
I love what I'm doing, so I'm not complaining, but it is exhausting. My only consolation at the moment is that t'other's workload is just as mad, so when I get tired on the weekend the pair of us curl up and fall asleep, with Miss Ella the cat curled up atop us both.
Mind you, I do owe an awful lot of people emails. Erk. The trouble with that is that I'm turning into one of those people who gets more email that they can possibly cope with, and whom other people then accuse of deserting them because they're one of the 'little' people. Which is bollocks. But I do worry that I don't get to reply to everyone promptly, for which I can only apologise.
Right, nearly home. Time then for dinner and to get some more work done.

Anonymous November 25, 2005 at 5:01 pm

So, Suw … is it *this* that is the reason … or is the reason you haven't been blogging so much or so deeply of late because t'other reads it, too?

Anonymous November 25, 2005 at 6:04 pm

Oh, hell no! T'other reads the blog, but there's nothing I could blog that he doesn't already know. I'm really happy with him reading it too, so there's no conflict.
I will admit, though, that he is partly the reason why I haven't been blogging so much, but the logic is that he's been keeping me otherwise occupied, not that I'm worried what he'll think.

Anonymous November 25, 2005 at 7:08 pm

Well, love, if he is taking up a significant part of your life … if he is impoartant to your life right now … if the absence of any comment on this part of your life is seriously reducing the amount you would 'normally' be blogging about your life and world experience .. And if *you* don't mind writing about it and *he* doesn't mind reading it either … then why don't you step up and introduce him, love? Tell us his name, and let him say a few words, then let us know what's going *on* in an important .. presently not-much-mentioned part of your life.
If you have any doubt, look to the example of Wendy and Joey.

Anonymous November 25, 2005 at 7:34 pm

Well, love, if he is an important part of your life that you are not presently blogging about … and if you don't mind writing and he doesn't mind reading … then don't be so shy, love. Step right up and introduce him. Have him say a few words for himself. Then, for goodness sake start filling that vacant hole in your blogging with what your life is presently about!
If you wish, you can look to Wendy and Joey as an example.

Anonymous November 25, 2005 at 7:59 pm

(oops … sorry for the double post. at least it shows that doing it over from memory makes more concise.

Anonymous November 25, 2005 at 10:47 pm

I just wanna keep him to myself for a while.

Anonymous November 25, 2005 at 11:04 pm

That's understandable … hey even a girl with a public life needs a private life part of the time. Maybe you'll take notes so when we get to meet him it will be a “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” kind of *full* introduction.

Anonymous November 26, 2005 at 11:04 pm

But since you started blogging you have put the details of your life into the public domain and created an audience. We DEMAND you bare all about every aspect of your life! We OWN you, dagnabbit!
(Tee hee, just kidding. It's good to know that things are going well for you. *hugs*)

Anonymous November 27, 2005 at 10:50 pm

T'other reads it. And now, T'other comments.
signed. T'other.
ps This isn't a state secret. T'other has been blogged about elsewhere. Happy Googling.

Anonymous November 27, 2005 at 11:21 pm

Uhm … does it turn out that T'other was the writer of http://www.steve-kane.co.uk/blog/2005/11/review-mirrormask.html … ? Which, when I read his review and watched the trailer on Apple.com/trailers, I said it seemed like no film I have ever seen before?
Hi there, T'other. What would you like to be called in these parts?

Anonymous November 28, 2005 at 8:36 am

I would advise not mistaking T'other either for Steve Kane, who wrote that review, or Neil Gaiman, who wrote MirrorMask. Much as I adore both Steve and Neil, T'other is neither of them.
And, y'know, it's not that there's any great secret here, and it's not that people can't figure it out, it's just I really don't want to talk about that aspect of my life in any real detail here. I did that once before, and it was a mistake then too. I'll blog, as I have done already, stuff we do but allow me at least a degree of separation between online and offline life.

Anonymous November 28, 2005 at 9:42 pm

Oh dear god, no! T'other is not I. Suw does have some standards, you know.
I am, in fact, available, so if any of Suw's female readers are in need of a little companionship then please form an orderly queue.

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