Ugh. I’m going to have to be one of those I-Need-To-Give-This-Blogging-Thing-A-Rest-For-A-While People.
I never expected to be one of those people, but it can’t be helped. A bit too much is coming at me a bit too fast and I won’t be able to give this blog the attention it deserves. I won’t lie to you; this bums me out. I like it here and I really like all of you guys.
But, fear not. I do see the light at the end of this tunnel. I’ll be back in about a month.
In the meantime, enjoy this picture of a guinea pig riding a crocodile. You’re welcome.
74 Replies to “A Blog Break? Really? Dang.”
Cute! See you when we see you 🙂
See ya later, Catherine!
Blog breaks are healthy for the soul, Mike. I’ll miss what you have to say, but wish you a happy meantime. (Please tell me the guinea pig doesn’t get eaten. . . .)
Thanks, my friend. My soul could use a little R&R right about now.
And, if I may set your mind at ease, Croc and Piggy are friends.
The pic makes up for EVERYTHING! So cuuuuuuute!
Aw, shucks. I’ll deliver more cute pics next month. I promise.
Till then, see you later, Jae!
I love it when the OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs go out of the comment box! 🙂
I concur, Madame, but please use your indoor voice.
(sorry) *tip-toeing away quietly*
FUNNY! And that guinea pig – ultra cuteness!
NNNOOOOO!!!!! You hear about these things happening to other people, but you never think it’s going to happen to someone you know! You can’t do this to us! Hmph, well I suppose I’d better sound a bit understanding and kind – erm…let’s see…ok…that’s fine Mike, you go off and do whatever it is you have to do that’s more important than interacting with us! (How did I do?). Ah well, just make sure you come back to us is all! 🙂
Aw, you’re sweet. I’ll be back.
See you later, my louse-lovin’ friend!
Best of luck on your Giving-Blogging-A-Rest thing so you can do Whatever-You-Need-To-Do. We’ll still be here when you get back. In the meantime, your guinea pig/crocodile sketch reminds me of the song, ‘Never smile at a crocodile…’ Hope the pig gets to the other side without finding himself ‘inside’. 🙂
Fear not. The pig knows karate.
See you later, Susan!
That’s okay, Mike. >sniff<
Take all th-the time y-you neeeeeeeeed . . . . >sobs uncontrollably<
No, seriously—it’s great that you’re this busy, right? We’ll be here when you come back.
Aw. Let it all out…
I’ll be back soon. I promise.
Ha. Blogging breaks are good, says someone who’s been on one for a while. Enjoy keeping up with everything.
I’ll try my best to enjoy it! Many thanks, Stacy.
A direct quote from my ten year old:
“It’s SO cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!!! Is that gonna be a book? Is he taking a blog break to write that book? It’s so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!”
Please do enjoy your blog break – sounds like a sane and sensible strategy!
This pic does go with an old PB concept I had once upon a time. Hm. perhaps it is time to rewrite that thing…
First of all, the alligator pig cartoon is worth at LEAST a month. Love it. And second of all, I’m impressed that you are at least announcing your departure. I tend to just slip away for periods of time and then sneak back in, hoping no one will notice I was gone…
I’ve noticed. And I shed a little tear every time you do it.
Hi Mike. I will miss you, and I wish you very well with your month giving attention where it’s more needed. I admire and applaud your clarity…may all be well. Take care:-) Harula xxx
Many thanks, Harula! I shall hug trees during my blogging absence.
Your timing is great……I’ll be leaving for Disney on Friday and will be away until 2 August. Now I won’t be missing out on all the smiles your blogs brings. Try
to keep Mom occupied while I’m away!
What a nice birthday present you’re giving yourself! Enjoy It’s A Small World!
Guinea pigs! Sqweakers.
Thrash around, we’ll see you when you surface….run – play – avoid crocodiles!
I’m pleased to report that there are few crocodiles in New Jersey. So I’m good.
It only takes one! Enjoy and relish the break.
LOVE the picture, admire you for bravely taking a break to get other things done, and hope the reason is a new contract in the works 🙂 I must say, it seems as though half the blogging world shuts down over the summer. When I think of all the many things I’d like to get done, I’m tempted to join the blog-breakers. You have inspired to potentially switch to part-time…! See you in a month! 🙂
I wouldn’t call it brave, rather necessary.
But there is no contract, I’m afraid. It would be nice to use my time away to get myself closer to one, however.
See you next month, my friend!
Enjoy the blogocation- I’ll miss your posts but glad you gave us that fun drawing to tide us over 🙂
Blogcation! That should’ve been my headline!
I hope you’re enjoying your summer Mike! I’ll be here when you get back — whee! I love that illustration — cute as all get out I gotta tell ya!
Aw thanks, Sandee! See you later!
Aw, we will miss you! Don’t have too much fun and forget all about us, ya hear?
I won’t forget! I probably won’t have much fun either; lot’s of work ahead.
Have a great harvest!
We’ll miss you! 😦 Have fun, get what you need to do out of the way and come back refreshed.
Will do, Eagle-Eye! Take care!
Breaks and honesty are good… Always
I do agree. Take care!
I’m relieved to know the pig has karate skills. We looovvvves guinea pigs.
Here is a tip about blogging and trying to keep the nose above the commitment pond–prescheduling. I sit down and preschedule about five blogs, spacing them a few days apart, which essentially gives me about a month.
See, this way you are still blogging and keeping your fan base happy.
And whatever happened to Lucy? Wasn’t she supposed to keep things running?
I normally do build up a backlog of posts, but my recent schedule has forced me to use them all up and I have not found the time to build up a new reserve. And, of course, blogging is about much more than posting a story; it’s about reading and responding to other blogs. That requires more time than I have right now.
I am afraid that Lucy, my little rodent renegade, is now spending her days under that Burger King dumpster in the sky. She passed away about two weeks after she guest blogged. So I’m going to have to keep things quiet around here for the time being.
But I’ll be back. Take care, Cricket. I’ll see you soon!
Well, good luck with your endeavors and I’m sure you’ll be making just enough trouble.
Also, I hope you still have waffles even without other writers. Waffles are good for the soul.
Good for the soul indeed. Amen.
This is against the universe – I can feel an earthquake coming, or a windstorm, or something else portentous. All is NOT right with the world until you rejoin us in our blogging universe. You are missed. Sigh.
I’m doing something against the universe? Dang!
Oh, I’ll be back soon, my friend. Take care and keep stalking Robert Redford.
And you’ve inspired me – I’m ‘simplifying’ for awhile and taking a (2-week) break after Friday, too.
My! I’m a trendsetter!
Have a good break. You earned it.
Nooooo, come bbacccckkkkk. Ok, I’ll be less melodramatic, see you on the flipside yo. B
So, you’re still lurking around are you? I see you!
Yep. I’ll be checking in for the next couple of days.
If folks take the time to comment, then I should take the time to respond. My blog pals deserve it.
And, besides, I just HAD to say goodbye to you, Beth!
Well, that’s alright then, I’ll let you off! 😉
I am so head over heels in love with that guinea pig. I betcha Lucy is smitten with him too. Have I told you I once had a Reserve Grand Champion guinea pig named Red? I must have some pictures around here somewhere….if only someone cleaned every once in awhile…
You have told me about Red. And I demand to see pictures upon my return.
Oh man. Now what I am going to read. Well, have a good break and come back soon!
You can read my other posts! They are quite delightful!
Take care, Anglo. I’ll be back before you know it.
Sounds good to me. Take care.
D’oh! I’ll miss you while you’re off. Take care and don’t leave us too long. 🙂
I won’t be long. Take care, Ileandra.
Thanks for the heads up on your break, Mike. You have great posts, and I’ll miss them, but look forward to seeing you again when you return. Best of luck on all your new adventures. Liesa
Never shortchange the muse.
Write on, Mike! 🙂
Amen to that.
I will definitely miss you but I really, really understand. Take your well deserved break and drink a beachcomber (Cranberry juice, OJ and club soda) and take some time chillin out a bit 🙂
Awe, I won’t hurt your pig, I promise. 🙂
I hope some of that time is dedicated to family (and a little writing here and there.)
Aww, I’m back and you’re going. You did notice I was gone, right? Don’t answer that. I shatter easily. ;0)
Enjoy your beak and please do come back. It would be devastating if that croc got peckish in your absence.
Hey Mike:-) How are you? Hope all is well, and that you’re enjoying your break, and that you’ll bless us with your humour, wisdom and inspiration again soon, if that would serve you. Blessings, Harula xxx
Oh, you are so very sweet, Harula. Thank you for your good wishes.
It’s taking a bit longer to get my ducks in a row, I’m afraid, but I plan to be back by mid-September.
Take care, my friend.
Got it:-) You too my friend, take care… H xxx
Hey vacay is like totally over 🙂 Where are you, your readers are waiting!