Monday, December 7, 2015

This was not what I'd planned... But I'm gonna roll with it.

Hey there kids!

I was planning on participating in another Creepmas countdown this year, and then I got hit with my THIRD big illness of the season so far... and I ran out of steam. It's really a shame, as this seems to be shaping up to be the year of the Krampus, one of the tried-and-true heroes of the Creepmas movement... but I just don't have it in me to participate right now. Heck we're on day 7 and I don't even have the pictures taken I had intended to!

I feel like a Cotton-Headed Ninny-Muggins!!!

I blogged every single day in October for that countdown, and I think it kind of ended up hurting my enjoyment of the Halloween season this year, in some ways. In others, I think it actually enhanced my celebration... so I don't know where I'm going with THAT... but this December I haven't sat down to blog once (until now) and I find myself filled with a great deal more Christmas spirit than I had imagined I could be.

Like this guy. 

I took advantage of November this year, using it to dump over 20 posts from my other, now dead blog, and all I had to do there was tack on a quick explanation to beginning of each one, and program the auto-posting feature Blogger's got going on, and voila! I haven't really posted any NEW new content since October! And I feel great!

My heart's grown three sizes! And not due to cholesterol (although that probably helped).

SO what I'm getting at is this: I had plans. Not big plans, but plans for December. But I'm letting them go. I'm still recuperating from an illness, and I'm kicking off a vacation home with my family this week, so... we'll see what happens. But I feel like I'm probably taking a break until the New Year hits. I think I need it kind of.

Pretty apt.

I need to come back fresh to this blog and feel like I have something new to say, not just dump meaningless content in every day. I want to start talking about the stuff I'm finding at Goodwill in a new way as well. So I'm not just going: "Hey lookit what I found! Neat right?" Over and over, lather-rinse-repeat.

I just really wanted another Bill Murray reference... but you gotta admit how eerily well this fits.

So unless something exciting comes up (I may hop on here to review Krampus, or the Force Awakens, when I See them, or maybe not!) I will see you in January dear readers! I have a LOT of Geeky Goodwill finds from 2015 to catch up when that comes along, so I'll be getting pretty busy. Until then, Happy Hunting!


  1. Get well soon. If Egg Nog opens up sinuses half as well as orange juice, then you'll be in good shape (sadly I don't think it does)

  2. Man, do I hear ya on this! I haven't been ill, but I have been busy and dog tired! My carpal tunnel has been flaring up and I missed a few days of Creepmas posts, but hope to post more from here on out. Also, I want to extend my Christmas celebrations to the 12 days of Christmas, Dec 25th-January 5th (or even until Orthodox Christmas on Jan 7th), so don't be afraid to post some Christmasy posts in January! Get well soon!

  3. Dude hope you feel better soon! Last year I was in your boat really sick half the year I guess it comes with getting older boo! Looking forward to catching up with your blog again in January.

  4. Hope you will be feeling better soon Derek.

  5. I can't even keep up with a Lego Advent Calendar on Instagram, so I know how you feel. I hope you kick the sickness. There are some nasty bugs floating around.


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