The problem with having a blog is that a blog will usually develop a conciousness of its own, capable of telepathy, enter into your mind, without the proper permits, and demand to be fed. It will justify this with the vague idea that there may, somehow, somewhere, be an audience with a vague sense of entitlement. This makes no sense to me since the handful of blogs I “follow” are simply set up in my feed reader, so I may or may not end up reading what they produce, and if they stay silent for months on end, or vanish completely, I simply won't notice. (In actual fact, I know that my feed reader includes at least one chap that's been silent for longer than me, and at least one blog that no longer actually exists)
As blogs wage permanent psychological warfare against their authors, if you happen to run across one that looks dead, you can be certain the the author is either
- having too good a time to care about that nagging voice in their head
- too busy to take care of it
- too exhausted to take care of it
Now, before normal service resumes (yeah, right, as if such a thing ever existed around here), I will treat you to a brief run-through of one or two things that I've been up to in my blog's hiatus. Feel free to demand a few more words on any of these in the comments. (I've even stopped getting spam comments — so sad)
I moved to Oxford and matriculated, as they say. There, I learnt how to tie a bow tie and discovered that “real” English ale is positively vile.
I got rid of my dread locks. No, there was no bet involved.
I've grown three beards. Somewhere in between, I started wet shaving. In other words: my face is full of hair and blood.
My spoken German has, apparently, acquired a stronger hint of English. My spoken English is, so I'm told, “a little less Leeds.”
I went InterRail'ing. That was quite cool.
I got appointed Web Officer of IRSoc. Then elected to the same office. Then elected Publicity Secretary for next term.
I sat some exams. Don't know if I passed yet. But it's okay, they only throw you out if you fail twice.
That's about it for now. Stay tuned. I wouldn't dare promise future posts.