Friday, July 11, 2008

Curtain Call

First the good news: the meeting with Natalie's parents went very well, as did her commencement walk.

Now the bad news:

All good things must come to an end. I've taken stock of my time and energy and find that I don't have a surplus of either, so something has to give and that something is the blog.

I've had a great deal of fun with it over the last several years and have enjoyed the commentary that you guys have left for me. I hope that you've had fun, too.

I want to particularly thank, in no particular order, Arturo, Ron, Marvin the Martian, and Rob for your witty replies and rejoinders, as well as my lovely and patient girlfriend who has encouraged the blog, behind the scenes, since its inception. It's been a genuine pleasure.

I'm going to keep the existing posts up as an archive but I won't be making any more posts. If the blog bug ever does strike me again, I'll start fresh with a new site (and I'll be sure to email everyone whose address I have).

Take care, everyone, and good night.


magidin said...


Sigh. Parkinson's Law strikes again... It really is too bad.

Marvin the Martian said...

Thanks for brightening our lives, Andrew! Come back soon.

Andrew Lias said...

Well, I'm hardly one to disobey the law, even if it is a horribly unjust one. :)

Seriously, guys, thanks for the kind words. The blog was a labor of love, and I'd love to keep laboring at it, but I've found that there comes a point where it's simply impossible to ignore one's limitations.

That said, I'm sure that I'll continue writing essays from time to time. If you'd like for me to forward you copies when I do, drop me an email and I'll put you on the distribution list.

A similar offer applies if you're at all interested in my poetry.

Sam Iguana said...

I've admired your wit ever since you spontaneously broke into how philosopher's can't tell their arse from a hole in the ground. Please do start that distro list!

ron smith said...

Boo Hoo!!!

Café Chick said...

I have just stumbled across your blog and am sad to see that the first post I read is also your last. :-(

Your headline immediately grabbed my attention: "Being a blog, it goes without saying that it is utterly self-indulgent" - it totally matches the philosophy of my own blog!

All the best for LAB (Life After Blogging).

Juli said...

Oh man D: And I just have to find a blog I like so much after it hasn't been touched in so long, and won't be again.

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