I've been a little lost. Not completely, but a little. After eleven years of blogging on the reg, I just sort of quit. I could blame the divorce or the kids wanting their privacy, but I don't know if either of those are totally true. I've just felt quiet, I guess. But man, being quiet doesn't really work for me. I need to get out of my head. I read this article last night, and well, I think I'm back.
I've been writing, just not about what's going on in my life or in my head. I'm basically a master list maker now thanks to Thrillist. I even managed to get a list on McSweeney's, thanks to my favorite collaborator. And anyone who's seen a recent issue of Edible Memphis can attest to the fact that my editor has been very generous with me.
But I need to record the mundane events in my life. My memory sucks and is just getting suckier by the day. I don't want to lose the now. It really is fun to go back and look over my old posts. Honestly, it's a little scary too since a lot of the time I don't remember the events and it seems as though someone else did the writing. But, having a record is nice. And I need to keep doing it. I just need to find a way to do it without breaching the privacy of the people wrapped up in my daily life.
I still like writing about food, but it does seem mostly pointless. Writing about food was always the most fun when I was doing Dining with Monkeys. Thanks to our recent trip to Chicago, I was able to get the monkeys to try some new things and dammit, I'm going to write about it whether they like it or not.
So yeah. Here goes.