I get an email from Popeye today telling me to write more blogs.
“Get with it dude! I am now checking your page every day. NEW BLOGS????”
What Popeye doesn’t understand is that I write for a living. Okay, maybe not every single day, all day long, but I write a lot. Currently, I’m bussin’ my hump to get this magazine written and proofed by deadline. I’ve been working on it for nearly five days, non-stop, all day long.
The worst part is, I hate this magazine; the design is completely dated and the content is, to me, so very boring. But alas, I’m in now position at the moment to go changin’. It will change, I promise you this, but not at the present moment. I’m so glad this isn’t the only thing that keeps me occupied at work.
Anyway, back to Popeye. He’s a smart man, ya know, and works in a very honorable profession. He’s an educator, a motivator, a coach, and a daddy, too. He even got himself one of them there masters degrees. But my lord, shut the hell up, Popeye.
Popeye and I grew up together, and we share a lot of the same memories. This is great for our friendship but detrimental to my blogging. Even though I attempt to keep the characters in my tales anonymous, there is enough information to peg exactly who I am, at least if you have half a wit about your brain.
Within hours of releasing Worlds Beyond Rittman to Popeye, I see comments that allude to, and actually pinpoint, some events that occurred during my adventures that I would rather not mention.
But I don’t blame Popeye. The blog is new to him, and probably to most of my friends within my former stomp.
I have faith that sooner or later blog curtsey will make that synaptic connection in his head and I’ll no longer have to worry about the extraneous details that I omit from certain stories poppeyeing up in the comment section.
Don’t get me wrong; I don’t have much to hide. But like most people, including Popeye, there are certain aspects of life that should be left to memory versus posted for the world to see.
Now, getting this point across to him is another matter.
How to do it? Hmmmm…..
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Remember Whims, I too have lived worlds beyond Rittman, Out West, Barstow CA, Chi Town (remember the L train where we were alomost killed or at least mugged ), Even your honorable state capital of South Caca lacky. However, Now I have returned to within 10 min. of Rittman. So as a historian I am forced to sometimes keep the record straight. As for Blog Rules and being curtious you are correct it may take me a while.