Monday, March 24, 2014

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

Well, kinda....
I'm not being chased by Nazis, at least.
As far as I know.
    I've lately come to an epiphany.  

    As I told you a few weeks ago,
Wrong kind of epiphany.
But thanks for reading.
I've been quite busy trying to finish my book, It's Not Just A Job.  Sure to be every bit as successful as Shag Carpet Toilet (now ranked #1, 366, 063 on Amazon!  GET YOURS NOW!), it takes up a lot of time.  Which it should if I don't want it to be as sucky as the toilet book.  Or God help me, The Knothead Twins and the Mystery of the Ghost Crabs, which is ranked even worse (and this is why I have a day job).
   I'm also writing a community blog for my local newspaper, which nets me as much money as a toilet and crabs.
Sadly, you'll never learn the story of this.
Until the book comes out.
In 2017.
And we may all be dead by then.
Me?  Probably.
  So, even though it's been great fun, I've decided to close up shop here at Penwasser Place for a while.  In addition, I'm also going to stop the It's Not Just a Job blog, as well, for the same reason.  There, quite frankly, hasn't been the readership (outside Russia, anyway, which scares the crap outta me) I would have liked.  After this Sunday, there won't be any more chapters blathering on about what I did in the Navy.

    You'll have to wait for the movie.

    Don't hold your breath.

    I'll still be reading your blogs and dropping by to visit.  Plus, I'll still be putting my two cents in on Twitter and you can always find me on Facebook.

    Plus, if something strikes me as funny, I'll post it, a la Captain Caption.  I mean, it's not like I'm deactivating Penwasser Place completely.  I'm just going to neglect it.  Like Lindsay's dad.

"No more pictures of Chaz Bono!!??"
    I just need to free up some time while I plunk away on what is turning into something huge (that's what she sa...see? I can't help it).

    So, until you see me pop up in your comments (that sounds faintly dirty), I'll be signing off.

    It's been a great ride!

53 comments:

  1. Took a look around your blog and I like it. You're pretty funny.

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  2. It's hard to do everything at once.

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    1. You got that right.
      My plans to take over the world have slid a couple years.

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  3. Aw man, my day just became a bit dimmer. Here's hoping that you'll pop back up on another site soon! Regardless, good luck on your book!

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  4. Much at once can be a pain, just stay on the book thought train and away you will go, be back in a month or three ready to go.

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    1. It makes me sad
      when I should be glad.
      But I've got in in my head
      to finish the book before I'm dead.
      When I do, t'would be my luck
      if its only review is "suck."

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  5. I've always enjoyed your posts and appreciated the witty comments you've left on my blog. I hope you don't disappear completely.

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    1. I'll still be visiting your blog. It's just that this joint will be collecting cobwebs for a while.

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  6. I don't blame ya. Sometimes, blogging has to sit in the back seat and shut up, so we can concentrate on driving our book over the finish line. Good luck! I plan to step back from blogging next month, too. Great minds think alike. Or something like that...

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    1. I felt like I was neglecting my family.
      Like that lady I live with.
      I really should get her name.

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  7. And another one bites the dust. You have a lot going on, so it's understandable, but dammit, I'm running out of enjoyable blogs! I don't want to put in the work it took to find this blog. It takes cringing and creating confused wrinkles on my face and conjuring of stomach acid through a minimum of seven blogs before I hit upon one that is even tolerable, let alone enjoyable. So I'm not mad, just disappointed.Good luck to you.

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    1. Thanks but, lucky me, I enjoy your blog. So I'll still have something fun to read.
      Is that selfish?

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  8. I've enjoyed reading the beginnings of the book. I want to be your editor. You need me. And I need money.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I need the money, too. Which is why I'm taking more time to write it.
      Seriously, I'm thinking an editor may be the way to go. My goal is to have the thing complete for something like that by the first of the year.

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    2. I'll be here. I'm the slut editor: cheap and fast.

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  9. As long as you eventually come back, it will be alright. Seen too many folks leave for good.

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    1. I'll be back. Don't know exactly when. But, since I'll be visiting Neko Random, it'll be like I never left.

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  10. I'm big in Russia too. I'll miss ya bud.

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    1. I really do wonder about that. Although it's certainly possible, I can't imagine our readership consists solely of middle-aged Slavic women wearing carpets and babushkas.
      I'm confident it's something much less sexier than that.

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  11. There goes my Passover and Easter. I'll probably forget which is which if you're not around. Thanks for providing me with years of knowledge and entertainment. I've also been enjoying the excerpts from It's Not Just A Job, and I can't wait for your book to come out. I wish you all the best Al, and I'll be waiting for you when you return.

    Julie

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    1. Remember, if you see Charlton Heston with a beard married to Lily Munster, it must be Passover/Easter time.

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  12. Good luck with the book!

    I'm waving hello from Pat's blog. :)

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    1. Waving back at you. I'll be gone from here, but I'll be visiting. So you have that going for you.
      You have my deepest sympathies.

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  13. Oh, Al! I will miss you but I totally understand. This book finishing business - along with a full time job and family - is time consuming stuff. Good luck! Can't wait for the book!

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    1. And, as soon as I'm done here, I've got to finish painting the kitchen ceiling (the same kitchen, you'll recall, that I renovated a year ago!).

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  14. Bummer, but completely understand! It's difficult to write and blog at the same time. (Trust me, as I still haven't completed the first draft of my next book like I was supposed to by now.) Good luck, Al!
    And if the Russian mob comes asking, I know nothing...

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    1. Thanks for that. Today Crimea. Tomorrow Penwasser Place. Where will the madness end?

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  15. This isn't goodbye is it?? I hate goodbyes! Don't leave!

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    1. Not completely. I'll still be checking in on everyone's blogs. I'm just going to stop writing original stuff here for a while until I get some traction on my hideous book.

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  16. You'll be back. That I know. I have to give it a rest from time to time too. Remember stress puts wrinkles on your face. Avoid stress. I should have been a nun..... no stress.

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    1. True. Like a bad penny, I'll be back.

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  17. We love you, Al.
    Good luck.
    See ya on the flip side - whatever that means.
    xoRobyn

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  18. I'm very upset about this.

    Like really.

    But as long as you're neglecting and not deleting, I shall do my best to carry on.

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  19. You're telling us there are more important things in life than blogging? I feel so chastened. I hope you spend at least some of the extra time you have goofing off. It would make me feel better.

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    1. I painted the ceiling today. Then I took a nap. Does that count?

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  20. BOGUS!!!! I just know that damnable Obama is to blame for this!!! And you know HOW I know? Because, even though I liked my plan, I'll now have to PAY to find out the rest of your military experience. BOGUS!!! I say again!

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    1. Golly, I never thought of that.
      I will say this, though, I eventually fly (after 11 years).

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  21. I read this "So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye" and what do I think well you are going to write about an old movie but no I was wrong, should had known better, this is you after all but anyway I will be here I will come back when you post and I hope you pop on over and read my dribble..............sometimes at least

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  22. The blogging world will be less interesting while you're in hibernation, but I fully understand your reasons. Take care of yourself and hope to read much more craziness from the Penwasser stable in the not too distant future.

    Best wishes.

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  23. I'm sorry to hear that, but I totally understand. This blogging thing takes a lot of time and effort. Good luck to you my friend. I'll be looking forward to your posts (whenever they show up!) Take care...

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  24. Hi Al,

    I'm sure your book will be a great Job. I can totally understand putting blogging off to one side. Priorities are are there and you will be inspired. Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar predicts huge things for your human self.

    Beside, in the meantime, I can be thrilled with your vital profile updates on Farcebook!

    All the best and take it easy, my friend.

    Gary :)

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  25. Damn it. I knew I should get on and read more. It's all my fault...

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  26. I'll miss you Al, but I know you'll still be around and I support the decision. So, writing for the paper isn't worth much after all huh? Damn, I was hoping it would be.

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  27. I think your just scared of A to Z is all. You can skip it ya know? Excuses are not necessary!
    Really though, do hurry. I only have a few blogs I read anymore and now I'm down one. I don't have enough energy to search out new ones to replace. I'll make you a deal I won't read your blog while your away! How's that for a deal?
    I pride myself on my ability to hide my laziness!
    Farewell for now my friend and I look forward to your return and the book!

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  28. I know that feeling for sure and I have been pondering the whole stay or go thing.
    I am staying and I do hope you will pop by sometimes and say hi.

    Good luck with your writing.

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  29. Son of a bitch... What the hell am I supposed to do now?!

    I wish you much luck!!

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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    1. Thanks. I'll still try to visit. In fact, I'm coming your way now.

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  30. So, I guess this means you're not doing the A-Z again? Sheesh - lazy!

    Enjoy your time, Al. I recall you taking some time off once before but you came back because you missed us all. Good luck!!

    Elsie
    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

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    1. I've found myself missing it, but I've gotten some of the book written. Slow progress, but progress.

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