Thursday, April 02, 2009

Where The Heck Have You Been?

What's up y'all?

Wait, now don't be like that. Before you say anything, I know I've been missing in action for a long time. I know this blog hasn't been updated since mid-November, and we all know that a lot has happened since mid-November. I know I haven't been making my regular blog rounds to the fantastic sites that I usually frequent either. And I haven't left a comment anywhere for a while.

Look man, I know.

So what's the deal? Honestly, that I really don't know. The usual excuse is "I've been busy," and the truth is that I have. Since my last post we've sold a house, moved into another, been on the road a lot, continued to build a national organization from my current state base, hired a new employee, parted company with an old employee, hauled and humped 4 yards of garden mix topsoil for my wife's garden, started planning a golf tournament and gala for early September, become very familiar with my Blackberry 8820, rebuilt about 300 computers, met some really cool military veterans through my work, dealt with a daughter devastated that one of her musical heroes beat his girlfriend down, watched the Obama administration roll into office with a take charge attitude that I ultimately think will benefit the country, watched with trepidation as that same administration seemingly tries to address every issue facing the country today in one fell swoop, watched my beloved Dallas Cowboys collapse monumentally down the stretch, again, and not even make the playoffs even though they're probably the most talented team in the league, saw my equally beloved Houston Rockets shut down their so-called superstar for the year, trade their starting point guard, and become a better team, and oh yeah, I moved into new offices too.

Whew. I think I probably missed a few things in there somewhere, but you get the idea.
What I haven't been doing is blogging as y'all well know. As a result, I've missed the opportunity to comment on all kinds of stuff that normally I would've been all over. Like bailouts, Afghan surges, Iranian satellite launches, and all of the other stuff in the previous paragraphs. Not to mention Old School Friday's and Texas Progressive Alliance roundups. In other words, I ain't been on my blog job and some of y'all haven't been shy about letting me know that. So Regina, Angie, Mick, Neil, Boo and everybody else that has said "start blogging again" in so many words, this post is for you. I can't say how often I will post because blogging is really a job in itself, but I'm pretty sure I can better the one post in 4 months pace I've been on.

And I
know that some of y'all will let me know if I start slacking off again. But hey, that's a small price to pay for all of the love y'all send my way. I really appreciate and am thankful for you all.


Neil said...

Good to see you back. Have thought of you a number of times. Happy to get a beer or go to Astros game whenever. Please be in touch.

jobsanger said...

Thank goodness you're back! I've missed you.

Regina said...

Well, well, well....
I don't know what to say about you sir. On the one hand I am almost floored by all of the activity and productivity you are involved in, BUT uh, that does not excuse the long, long absence. ESPECIALLY when some of us who are new to TX rely on the more experienced bloggers like yourself to help us acclimate ourselves to TX!!
I will try not to hold a grudge!!!
Anyway, it is good to hear from you. I look forward to hearing from you again in uh... another 4-5 months, So see you around ... September???
Thanks for gracing us with your presence!!!!
Blessings to you and yours!

DP said...

Neil - It's good to be back and thanks. BTW - I love the video commentary you've added to your site. See you over that way a little later.

Jobsanger - Thanks buddy, I missed being in the mix and visiting great sites like yours. Hopefully I can budget the time necessary to keep this blog focused, relevant, and updated on a regular basis.

Regina - Come now. I've already fallen on my sword, but I'll take a flogging from you too if it will get me back in your good graces!

Really though I appreciate your checking up on us, and I hope you have a great weekend!

Angie-in-Japan said...

So nice to have you back!! LOL...
Glad to see that all is well with you and your family. Stay blessed.