Kids, No Chaser

Hope Springs Eternal

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 posted by Henri

Somewhere far off in the distance there is a hint of a life once lived. A nagging memory that I cannot for the life of me reel in. A small voice that lifts itself from the surrounding din. It whispers to me..."UR teH suxXorzz". tEh nettertubes? Is that you?

You know that scene where the dude is somehow turned into the evil dude and he's running around doing awful things much to the glee of the evil other dude that has somehow brainwashed/hijacked him? Invariably it always leads to our hero about to harm someone he loves and they bust out the usual "I know that deep down inside you still remember the person you were" and the dude does like this little twitch and then suddenly it all comes back to him and he's good again?

I was running around Dustbowl stage2/cap2 deep deep into my ongoing pursuit of becoming a professional TeamFortress2 player when I heard above the din of grenades, rockets and flamethrowers a familiar voice mutter a sad little "I miss the blog"

Huh?

I tried to figure out which online player was being such a little bitch when I suddenly came to my senses and saw my wife making a sour face at me. Yeah...my number one fan.

See, one morning I woke up and turned on the computer and went to click onto Metrodad and I couldn't. I tried to click onto Whit's blog and Dan's blog and Anthony's blog and I couldn't. These are my favorite blogs and I couldn't do it. Still can't actually. Yeah I've been avoiding blogs for two months now. Wacky. Still not sure why.

Anyway before this turns into some sorry-ass goodbye to blogging letter, which it isn't, I just wanted to say to those that actually come and visit here once in awhile, sorry for the delay. I am 100% certain that I will soon be posting stuff again. Offsprung is gearing up for some cool new stuff and I haven't been posting there either, so I'm hoping to get back up to speed with their relaunch.

Hmmmm as usual this post so far has said absolutely nothing about what I really came here to say.

So the other day I put the controller down and actually read a blog. My own. Hahaha of course I did...I blog, I'm narcissistic. But what struck me is that if I were to not wake up tomorrow...this little place over the past few years has encapsulated for my kids, the man I had hoped to be. The hopes and fears, the setbacks and shining moments of parental success, the filtered experience comes out as hope. And in the 13 million other Fatherhood blogs out there...it's um there as well. This thing is in a way... a love letter to my kids. I'm their Father and this is my experience.

So yeah...I just wanted to post something to kind of transition myself back into this funky little space. I guess I felt like writing something to remind me about what I love about being here. And to my number one fan, sorry I've been so distracted. Here's to Fathers and all that we hope to be.

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6 Comments:

Blogger anthony said...

Apparently, I never understood why dads would blog about their fatherhood, like, REALLY, the exact reason, and you made me see it. I understand. And it makes me more comfortable heading in that direction. Don't get me wrong, I'm not abandoning the rhythm method or anything, but I am glad to see you are back. I gave you a shout out a bit ago. Bring back the goodness!

11:11 PM

 
Blogger Whit said...

We all blocked you as a sort of hazing ritual. Glad you're getting your second wind. Round two involves paddling.

11:18 PM

 
Blogger Cindy said...

WOOOHOOOO!
(relieved now to put pedestrian mom-blogging to rest)
(sheesh cuz i'm got bdays parties to plan!)

11:38 PM

 
Anonymous Dan said...

You haven't been to my site in months? You mean you don't know about my sex change?

These things go in waves sometimes. Look forward to the time when the tide brings you back our way.

2:06 AM

 
Anonymous MetroDad said...

Welcome back, you sentimental bitch! I've missed you. I figured you were bogged down in some sort of alternative role-playing gaming universe. Nice to have you back.

6:18 AM

 
Blogger christina said...

nice to have you back. there are more folks out there who read than you realize I suspect. Although my blog for BabyGirl is private, I agree, I blog for the same reasons you mention, only you mention it much more eloquently -which is why I come here from time to time.

12:37 PM

 

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