Monday, July 6, 2009


I'm getting sick of this. I stuck with it for over 1 year but when your Blog Mother quits, well...WTF? I put my shit out here on the line... pretty much...but I guess the pay-off was some comic-relief. I met some cyber-folks and three real ones in person...that being...That 1 Guy, Tammi, and Navy CPO (now retired)... in person! Everyone is going to Facebook. Whatever. I need a break. Writing is not easy and I don't like being pressed. I am much better at commenting when I feel like it. If I must say "I am sorry" to anyone, it is to Carol & Bill, Deltabravo, Teresa, and C_Bob. You were very kind and faithful to me. Thank you all. You who blog... continue on, but don't let it consume you. At times, this blog did just that to me. At some point I had to get up off my ass and say enough! I love you Erica (Brogg Mom). I always will.

On the DMZ near Fresno, Koweefornia


Hammer said...


If you end up doing facebook or anything let me know.

I enjoyed your blog and hope you pick it up again.

all the best to you and yours.

Erica said...

Dang, you are either Jooish or Catholic, because you totally nailed the guilt thing. It's not easy being a blogmother, man. And a long distance one, at that.

I just got home. It's 20 minutes to one in the morning, Brooklyn time. I have to be up in five hours to do the same thing all over again. I could either quit blogging or quit working -- something hadda give. I chose the thing that wouldn't leave me homeless.

Hope we're still cool. If you really love it, you'll go back to it. I just don't love it the way I used to. I still ruv you long time.

JihadGene said...
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LL said...

You're quitting?? Dude.

leeann said...

Well, bollocks... just got to know and like you and you're moving on.
Hope you get a second wind and come back, but however it rolls, you take care, hear?

mhgdairy said...

I will miss you Great Reader. I ruv you long time.

USA_Admiral said...

I am sorry to see it have to happen. I understand, completely.

I will miss your words and humor and like Hammer said "I hope you pick it up again", because I enjoyed it.

Again, like Hammer said, Best to you and yours.

Take care.

pamibe said...

Just damn. Ruv you long time, Gene, hope you know that.

Leave the blog up and maybe only post once a month or so... when you feel like it? Or maybe take a break... but really... how will we dance on Friday without you?


G-Man said...

People blog for various reasons, if it's not fun or enjoyable anymore...Stop.
You are one funny bastard Gene..
Good Luck.....Galen

Maeve said...

Oh man! That sucks, but I can understand. If you do go to facebook, let me know. Keep the blog up. You just may want to pick it up again later.
Ruv u loooong time Great Reader!!!

Oddybobo said...

You will be missed my friend. Let me know if you hit Facebook! Peace and blessings.

Mrs. Who said...

A man's gotta do what a man's gotta's no fun when you feel you 'have' to post.

Good luck in whatever you do. I have a FB account, but I don't like the lack of anonymity over's just not as 'personal' whenever everyone knows who you are. Weird, I know.

Omnibus Driver said...

What??? We'll never get the end of the story of you and Kim???

Dude! Take a break. Come back to it every once in a while. Nobody says you have to do it every day.

But you, my friend, have a gift.

Now go hug your lovely wife and son and have a good day.

I'll see you when you come back!

jck said...

I can only echo the others.... Dang! You will be missed. Understand it is your time, and your choice... but would love to see you post whenever the muse strikes... And if not, just remember we all ruv u long time and always.

Peter said...

Good luck. I'll watch for your comments at Pamibe and Knowledge is Power. I probably will never be blessed with a Great Reader comment on my little blog but, what the hell.

I don't blog because I must. I blog because I have something to say. Sometimes a couple times a day, sometimes less than once a week. If you are out of things to say, fine. If not, say those things when and how you like.

Best of ruck, Great Reader!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you're talented. And funny. And you need to go hang out with your family. Don't stress about this. Keep it open and when the mood strikes, we'll check back.


The_Kid said...

Gene, thanks for the compliment.

I never figured to start a blog, but I'm in front of the computer a lot in the evening, and I find it kinda fun to blast off a little steam into the practically nothingness of cyberspace - usually once a day oddly enough..

How'd I miss this post? Dunno.

I'll keep a good thought for Fashion Thug, as well as that horribly dysfunctional state you live in.

Hope to see you around. All the best to you and yours!

Proud to be known as C_Brob !

Joanie said...

Shall I try to play another guilt card? I'm a mom. I could totally do that.

But, I also know what it's like to just kind of feel the pull of walking away. I almost quit once. Okay, twice. No no, really, THREE times, but I got over it.

By the way, don't fall for that Facebook crap. It's a hole. A dark, dangerous hole of ennui and mediocrity. Blogging still trumps it.

tankerbabe said...

WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! You can't stop and Kim haven't even been on that offricial first date yet.

Step back. Take some time. But don't leave us hanging. That's some of the best stuff I've read on a blog in, like, FOREVER!

Richmond said...

Oh no!! Please just say it's a "break". and look me up too if you hit facebook. I'll be sitting by Oddy...

Anonymous said...

.... good luck in whatever you decide to do, friend...