I am posting a little update and apology for being so MIA as of late. The good news is I am alive.
The rumor that I was caught by the shady and powerful Goat Syndicate is only partly true. I did, on one rainy afternoon while checking for packages find myself facing what many hardcore subscription addicts face… the sit down.
The signs of what was to come were all there… in hindsight of course. The unopened subscriptions piling up, the huge amount of items that had no nook or cranny to go, the friends/family who begged me not to give them another mascara… (I mean didn’t they know this mascara THIS mascara was “worth” $45!!!!!???!!! The box value SAID SO!) I was just too blind to see it.
My life was just as crowded and jumbled as my living room and it was starting to wear on the nerves of those who loved me. My cat Sophia von Bearcat de Coronado became a bit distant… the grumbles from my bear became louder.
I was drowning in my own hoard that I could no longer even give away!!! I was unable to keep up with he influx of items and what was worse I was loosing the passion to write and review them. I couldn’t find the humor in my own situation.
It wasn’t just boxes, it was that work wasn’t going the way I wanted it. I felt like I was in a rut, and it made me feel like a cloud was over my head. I had some personal and family problems pop up. Serious ones, but it was not MY health, so don’t feel bad for me or anything. Just my feelings and how to deal with all of that.
All of this I shoved into one big old pile of crap and it came time for me to take a break and sift through it all. I had to take some time out to get right.
I am still sifting but I am thankful to Pnut and Onderria for keeping the light on here and I am thankful to be able to vent and have a place to get weird on the internet.
That said, there will be some fun content changes that I hope anyone reading can vibe with. I want to work to update the site because it really is a clunky thing. I just personally have to keep the subscriptions I review to the bare minimum until I finally make it through the very last of my hoard. I hope to think of new fun things to discuss along with our core love for being surprised every month because we do deserve to treat ourselves!
Well, this summer while sitting on a bench eating Sour Patch Kids (picking out all the red ones first because I am the worst sort of person) a man sat down next to me on a bench. He was wearing a trench coat, a hat, and dark sunglasses.
He put down his newspaper next to me, “The hawk flies at MidNEIGHHHH-NAAAA.. *cough* Midnight”
“Huh?” I did not expect him to say much, after all he was a man dressed in a trench coat on a sunny day at the park… I just expected him to flash me and be on his way.
“The hawk flies and midnight *grumble grumble*” He said again.
It was then I realized that he had started to chew on his hat! It was a goat from the Goat Syndicate!
“The box cannot hold those who soar” I replied back. I trembled a bit because I did not know if I was in danger.
“Those who soar have quirky to share.” Then he got up and left. Casually gnawing at his rolled up newspaper like a cold churro that you are determined to enjoy no matter what. His hooves clacking on the pavement.
So I hope to share more and slowly but surely get back in the groove… I am still working hard at my job and even taking a college class! Still, life isn’t right without our fun!