July 31, 2005


What's the standard measure these days to pause for reflection after a saddening family experience? One week? Five days? Three deep breaths?

Who the hell knows.

The simple truth: Last week was difficult for the Salad. (Yes, I'm writing in third-person inanimate). The tank with all the humor and playfullness is on E at the moment. What little I have is going toward professional use. Ha-has pay the bills.

I say this despite having plenty of material. I've got a penis carrot burial in the bag, just aching to be published for international acclaim here. I've got a brush with celebrity. I have plenty of sarcastic bon mots to toss around. I have unshared, moose-filled letters from Alaska and bike photos that need to be uploaded onto the site.

I just don't have the inclination at the moment. The Salad is mucho importante in the grand scheme of meaningless yawping into the electronic void, but bigger fish are frying in the pan.

I don't want to say the Salad Bowl is on a short vacation. It isn't. Plus, whenever I've done that in the past, I always yearn to post something later that day and, thus, I look ridiculous after making such an announcement.

So, I'll just say this: We'll be back when the quasi-dark little rain cloud goes away. That could be 20 minutes from now. It could be a couple days. Who knows. Someone just came to the door with a condolence card. Every time we think we get past the pain, someone's tender generosity fluffs it up a bit.

Please understand that the Salad crew appreciates your continued support and patience. That anyone tags along for the ride is an unending source of pride and astonishment. We won't be too long. We just need to catch our breath.

See you soon.

Posted by Jeff at July 31, 2005 06:07 PM | TrackBack


Karate Men Bruise On The Inside!

Posted by: Drew at July 31, 2005 08:25 PM

We'll be eagerly awaiting your return.

Posted by: jolie at August 1, 2005 09:08 AM

Take as much time as you need. But when you're ready, come back with a vengeance! The Reverend.

Posted by: Rev. Joe Kendall at August 1, 2005 11:36 AM

Take the time you need. It's not like I'm going anywhere.


Posted by: Margi at August 1, 2005 06:41 PM

We'll keep the light on for ya.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at August 1, 2005 10:12 PM

Totally Understand.

Posted by: Lynne at August 1, 2005 10:15 PM

Sometimes you have to shake the Salad dressing a bit for it to taste better. Peace.

Posted by: Cupie at August 2, 2005 12:15 AM

*crossing fingers* Hope you get the respite you need. Come back soon.

Posted by: cessna at August 6, 2005 10:14 AM
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