Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Stormy Weather



November may be the cruelest month in Ottawa. Even Musie has pointed this out. With the rollerblades hung up for the season but with no measurable snow on the ground, November puts a lot of Ottawa’s active/outdoor people in limbo. Probably a good time to hook up with all those outdoorsy types that are segueing between athletic pastimes. You may be able to get them to stay up past 9 p.m. on a Friday night. Of course, if you’re not into the outdoorsy type, you may find out come mid-December that you need to wax those cross-country skis that have been sitting in your basement for the last decade since you’ve just discovered you are now dating Cross-Country-Girl. So be careful out there. November can be a cruel and deceptive month.

This concludes the Exile blog. I may revive it in the Spring of 2006 (or show up elsewhere in the blogosphere) but I want to take the winter off. Thanks for reading and the kind support. Enjoy the season.

- the Chair

6 Comments:

At 11/10/2005, Blogger bob said...

I don't understand this "taking the winter off" or "spend more time doing other stuff" thing... you either post, or you don't. I guess this is a cue to our rssless friends to stop checking in, but... argg. I got nothin. I guess i'm trying to say if you feel you need to "take time off" from your blog, then why do it at all? If its not fun or providing some sort of positive stimulus in your life or if it feels like a chore... then i'd say don't bother. Is that the case?? Ahh, what do i know. Yes, i'm crusty today. Have a nice winter chair :)

 
At 11/10/2005, Blogger 4th Dwarf said...

What you've got to understand, Bob, is that the Chair has commitment issues.

He gives these mixed signals about leaving, but then he doesn't. Or he does leave, but then he comes back.

For this blog, I fear he feels burdened by the weight of our expectations.

He gives us something brilliant and then fears he won't live up to the expectation he has created.

But what do I know, I'm a student-astronaut, not a doctor.

 
At 11/10/2005, Blogger Kellie said...

Oh Boo to goodbyes... :(

 
At 11/11/2005, Blogger coyote said...

As one who's pretty well versed in disappearing acts, all I can say, Chair, is good luck. See you in the Spring...

 
At 11/11/2005, Blogger 5th Muse said...

Oh dear, I'll miss you. Enjoy the snow and all ...

 
At 11/11/2005, Blogger The Independent Observer said...

I have a theory about writers/journalists who retire. Shortly after they announce they are hanging up their keyboard or microphone, you begin to hear more from them, not less. Just one example: when Peter Gzowski bowed out from the CBC Radio morning show a few years back, he suddenly had two new radio shows and a TV program. Death was the only thing that could end his gravelly-voiced pronouncements. Face it, dear Chair, blogging is in your blood. I look forward to your next missive.

 

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