Saturday, January 11, 2014

Coitus Interruptus-We Interrupt This Program

...to bring you a special announcement.

    As you may have gleaned from my January 3rd post (I'm not going to attach a link to it because then I'd have to find its exact wording.  Besides, you can always select "Older Post" if the mood hits you), I've been doing a lot of writing:

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Outraged Letters to the Editor
Death Threats to Dead People (I'm lazy that way) 
Just An Observation
and...
Penwasser Place

    I've also been trudging my way through my book, It's Not An Adventure.  Since I hope to have it finished before someone is forced to write it posthumously (which will probably result in a better product), I'm looking to cut down a little bit.


It's Not An Adventure  
Coming to a bookstore near you in...oh who am I kidding?
Probably never.
    Therefore, after a search of what takes up most of my time, I've settled on this blog.  As of today, I'm going to drastically cut down to only two posts a week (including Captain Caption).  I'll still read everyone's blog and will comment, but I'll be unable to write two lengthy posts in addition to the aforementioned ridiculously easy caption post.

    So you have that going for you.


"Which is nice."
    If you're unfortunate enough to follow me on Facebook and Twitter, you'll still endure enjoy my tiresome slogs witty repartee.  Or you can read Just An Observation, although it's pretty much locally oriented and doesn't have as many pictures.  Meaning, there's more of my writing.


"Oh, yeah, Mr. Smart-Ass Penwasser?
Did you see me as Joe Dirt's mom?  I killed in that role.
Plus, I grabbed my crotch while
singing the Star Soangled Banner."
    I feel at this time that I need to branch out and do something a little different.  So, like Ashton Kutcher, when he decided to break away from television for a movie career, I'm going to seek my fortune.  Oooh, that's probably a bad example.  Maybe I should have said Roseanne Barr?


    Who knows?  Maybe I can get a gig writing jokes for the Conan O'Brien Show?   
"Oh no you don't.
I suck, but I don't suck that bad!"

58 comments:

  1. Could you change the title of this post to "Coitus Interruptus"? It would really make my day. I don't blame you for cutting down your frequency. We're all getting older.

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  2. Indeed, my fine human friend, cut back a bit. Have those extra moments of pondering in the bathroom.

    My human says you are loads of fun on "Farcebook", everyone's favourite social notworking site. He waits for your intriguing pawfile, sorry, profile updates.

    Don't know who Conan O'Brien is. Maybe that's a good thing....

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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    1. Conan O'Brien has a late night talk show. But he really sucks and is not funny. While I think Letterman is a bit of a loony, he at least can be very funny. I could do Conan's show and be funnier than he. For much less money.

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  3. Love the title of your new book! I only blog once a week, and still haven't found time to even begin writing. You should write for Conan, either of the Jimmy's, Dave, and even Arsenio.

    Julie

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    1. It really is going to be huge (that's what she said). In fact, I'm going to write two volumes. The second one will be titled, "It's An Adventure."

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  4. If you need an editor . . . you want me! I call myself The Slut Editor–cheap and fast.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Well and who couldn't use a slut, editor or otherwise? I'm fast, too. Although, I fear, not terribly good.

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  5. Seems to me like a can of Red Bull might have prevented this...;)

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    1. Is that stuff really that good? I always hear about it but it doesn't make it to Indiana...

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    2. I like it. It's not watered-down like a lot of beer. From what I've been told, it used to be considered "poor man's beer" (like Natty Light). But, it's my "go-to."
      But, my favorite beer still has to be...someone else's.

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  6. Getting way ahead in posts is the only thing that saves me, otherwise no way I'd do 7 days a week.

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    1. That actually works really well in the A-Z Challenge. For some reason, though, I can't discipline myself the rest of the year.

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  7. I've been considering cutting down to three posts a week and when I return from Thailand I'll probably stop posting on Sundays. This way I can spend more time in Church. Yeah, that's not gonna happen.

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    1. The thing is, I still like it. But I want to devote more to the book. We'll see.

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  8. I think most of us are cutting way back on posts.... frozen fingertips and all. Maybe after the Spring thaw...

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    1. I'm not burned out or anything. The book has been taking a backseat for too long.

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  9. Writing for Conan O'Brien is the true dream. I know how you feel Al and I've made this choice for myself before. Good luck with the writing. Focus yourself on that and it should be great and that's all it really needs to be to sell.

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    1. If I get it done, I may even go the self-publishing route.

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  10. Conan seems to be a love it or hate it kind of thing. I've been watching him since he was on Late Night

    Hard to believe ol' Jimmy Fallon is going to be host of the Tonight Show in a little bit.

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    1. I really, really don't like Conan. Don't think he's funny. He's the only talk show guy that I think sucks.

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  11. I wish you success with your revised schedule.

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    1. Thanks! If, by the end of the year, it's not much closer to being done, I'll just come back here full-time (I really do enjoy this).

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  12. So that's how you do it? Cuz I was gonna take time off work to blog more. Thanks for the tip! My book has an ETF of 2099. I'm not good with goals!

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    1. That book goal sounds about right. I really oughta leave some notes so my grandkids can finish it.

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  13. Yikes - you mean to tell me I'm now on an twice-a-week PP diet - not good! I don't do restrictions well - and the loss of even a wee bit of PP is not in the cards.

    Nope - I forbid it - it's all about the daily PP - without it things just won't be the same. Things will back up, not run smoothly, probably cause major anxiety… this is not good.

    Book-schmook - you are a talented guy - figure out something else you can cut back on - like sleep… you're a man (?right) so beauty sleep is not an issue - take an hour out of that.

    Or better yet - just don't do it… as the Nike-naysayers are known to chant… DON'T DO IT…. DON'T DO IT.

    OH ALL RIGHT… good luck and just know that even though it will be damn tough I'll survive - I'm just that kinda chick! (the sky is falling, the sky is falling…. run)

    Hahahaha
    Cheers and all - you go do what you gotta do!

    *PP = Penwasser Place, for the slow folk's benefit… you know… not everyone is razor sharp, eh Al. :P Wouldn't want them thinking, you know, other things...

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    1. I saw "PP" and, yes, I went there. :-)

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    2. Yup, for the "slow folk's benefit" - and here I pegged you as a speedo-wearing-kinda-guy - fast in and out of the pool! Who'd'a thunk!

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    3. Just came back from my throne room - missing you already :P

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    4. Well, I AM fast.
      Just ask Mrs. Penwasser.

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    5. Well, well, boastful too - my, my… dare I say Mrs. P appreciates your efficiency… good woman, tell her I applaud her stick-to-him-ness, worthy of some sort of medal, wouldn't you say!

      You realize we are going to keep this little thread going… like the energizer bunny - honey! Yup, you're not escaping this joint easily - not on my shift.
      (damn, when is this shift over anyway!) :P :) Have you ever notice how my smilies don't have noses… well, look what happens to noses when they get in the way...

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    6. Efficiency? Okay, we'll call it that.

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  14. Two posts a week works. That's all I'm posting now. You don't want someone else to finish the book for you and take all the credit, right?

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    1. And rake in all the dough it will bring? You know, like...Shag Carpet Toilet.

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  15. Do what you need to do man.
    P.S. That kleenex comment on my blog was a big ah-ha hahahahahaha moment. Good one.

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  16. So you are cutting down right, I did get that right, cutting down is always ok unless what you are cutting down is some big ass old tree that is protected by some bloody environmental people than you might end up in the shit because those environmental people are right stick in the mud people and get all high and mighty when someone cuts down a tree.......

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    1. Cutting down, cutting the cheese. It's all good.

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    1. I just gotta keep you happy, Santa. I'm hoping for an X-Box.

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  18. Considering I always seem to be playing catch up lately I can appreciate you cutting back. I know I don't blog as often as I used to either.
    At least this way I might be able to keep up with all your posts
    Good luck with new ventures

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    1. It's tough to keep up with everyone. But, if I see a person, I'll visit.

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  19. I'm also currently pushing myself to finish my book. Haven't been very active over the past months.

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    1. This thing has been going on over a year. The writing of the book is threatening to last as long as my career.

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  20. I only have enough activity in my brain to blog once per week. It's just so empty in there *echoes*

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  21. Two posts a week? I don't have time for that. These days I'm lucky to get out two a month. You, sir, are a raging workaholic.

    Best of luck and/or skill finishing up the book. And hey, as long as you entertain us here every once in a while, I won't ask for my money back.

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    1. And here I went and ordered new checks. Still, thank goodness.

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  22. "Posthumously" is such a strange word. It sounds like "post humorously". But everything you write is "during humorously", so we can't have anyone do something for you posthumously. It's just wrong. Go write your book, Al. We'll keep the light on and beer in the fridge for you.

    xoRobyn

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    1. I gave my son the willies when I showed him where all my writing is. Even though I'm not planning on shuffling off this mortal coil anytime soon, you never know. I told him I "owed it to posteriority" to give the world my writings. He said I was just creeping him out. And that I thought too much of myself.

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  23. I'm not writing a book, tweeting, writing letters to the editor or sending death threats and I still count myself lucky if I get 2 posts a week finished. Good luck with your book!!

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  24. I can absolutely relate, Al. I was supposed to post twice a week but now I'm down to once a week. Life happens and when you're trying to write a book too, well, it's hard to blog and keep up. Good luck with your book!!

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    1. Thanks! I worked on it last night and I'm going to jump right back into it this afternoon.

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  25. I'm trying to post every third day but I just don't have enough to talk about.

    I think this means I need to get out and do more.

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    1. Every time I get out, they keep putting me back.

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  26. I only have a blog and FB (occasionally) and I can't keep up. I can't do all that social media stuff and still keep up with my drinking.

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