I'm Tired of Being Embarrassed for Not Updating


Hello, again. I suppose I need a place to be ridiculous online after all. More, eventually.


10 comments

  1. Brad K. says:

    Ian,

    Don’t be embarrassed. Just write. Like, how was the last book you read? Have you especially enjoyed any seasonal foods or festivals recently? Are you planning on changing careers, redecorating the bathroom, or having a star named for a loved one? (Just $54.95, published in the US Copyright Office! It must be true, I heard it on the radio.)

    Or perhaps you have been busy writing your memoirs – could you share a chapter or three? Perhaps you have had a recent spate of intense weather – over 70 or under 10, snow, or ice, or some other chance to work with the neighbors to restore normalcy.

    Looking forward to screeds of turgid verbiage! (I do like that phrase!)

  2. johno says:

    Well, good to know you’re still alive. What happened to the design?

    1. Ian Stewart says:

      I’ve made it temporarily crap-ulous (deleting my formerly somewhat cool design for a no-stylesheet design) in the hopes that I can divorce my thoughts about the wrapper while I work on making the chocolate bar. Or something like that.

      Hmm. I probably shouldn’t use the words crap and chocolate bar in the same sentence.

  3. Ian Stewart says:

    Oh! The last book I read was Dreams From My Father. Did Obama quit smoking finally? I can’t imagine it was easy. His memoir is punctuated with cigarettes. Lighting them up, stamping them out. That’s the sort of smoking habit that you have trouble getting rid of.

  4. johno says:

    An intriguing analogy, and one that has me feeding the remainder of my Snickers bar to my cat.

  5. Ian Stewart says:

    See, that’s still gross. Stop that.

  6. CircleReader says:

    Welcome back! Even in ridiculous mode, you’re a fantastic book blogger.

    Though if you’re stuck for ideas, maybe you could blog about Caddyshack.

    1. Ian Stewart says:

      Well, actually, ridiculous mode will probably become lifestream mode (lame, I know). Which will still involve books of course.

  7. CircleReader says:

    Books, life, silliness — all part of the package. 😀

    I’ll be reading!

  8. RG says:

    I stopped updating my bookblog too, last February. Starting it up again, though, if only for pleasure.

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