I've got bad news for you people: I've gotten so busy lately that I really don't care about politics anymore. That's right. My whole CPA thing has kind of taken over my life and I not only don't have time to read political news, I really don't care anymore. To be honest, I'm not sure why I bothered caring in the first place. I guess it was just something to do.
I mean, I've always insisted that politics is just a hobby, which is why political junkies who attack the non-politically minded for not paying attention to politics should get off their high horse and stop calling these people dummies; and now it appears I've joined the dummies. The only blog I'm even skimming lately is Washington Monthly and I'm barely even doing that. I just find it so...pointless.
After all, it's not like I ever really imagined that my blog would make some big difference. I was just in it for the sport; mental exercises to give my brain a work-out. And these days, I'm really into the work I'm doing for some new clients, which I find far more stimulating than politics (yes, I really do enjoy crunching numbers and no, I don't understand why everyone else doesn't). Besides, this whole healthcare reform thing has gotten boring to the point of stupidity, while Republicans have gone so far past the point of self-parody that even self-parodies are getting embarrassed and going home. Overall, I think Obama just made things too easy while driving his opponents so crazy that it really doesn't need any special blogger to point it out. I could just skim the daily headlines and you could pretty much figure out what I was going to write about.
Does this mean I'm retiring from blogging? Hell no. Not only do I plan to keep this thing around for once my current work comes to an end (which it unfortunately will), but I find blog retirements to be totally gay (and not in the homosexual sense). To announce my "retirement" or whatever would be an exercise in self-absorbed wankery, particularly once I pulled the obligatory comeback once I realized how much I missed the attention.
No, it's nothing like that. I'm just trying to explain why I'm not writing much anymore and thinking maybe you should start getting my blog on a news feed, just in case I can think of anything to write. Hell, I haven't even been reading my comments lately and I see that my Facebook page has seventeen people wanting to be my friend. Hell, I don't even like Facebook, and now I'm deluged with people trying to weigh me down with social obligations I never asked for. Not that I have anything against them, it's just that I don't have anything for them either.
Anyway, stick around and I'm sure I'll regret having written this. I've often had it that when I write a post saying that I don't have anything to write about, I suddenly start thinking of all kinds of things to write about. But lately, I just feel like I'm trying to force it and that's really not my style. I'm a stream of consciousness kind of guy and don't really like the idea of forcing myself to write. So I guess I'll just end this here and maybe something important will happen and I'll be writing my once-a-day stuff again.