That’s an AMAZING question. Of course I could just answer you straight, but it wouldn’t be my style. So I wanted to see if I could come up with some witty answer, but I guess my attempts to be clever just ended up being a little lame. But there is absolutely nothing wrong with a lame sense of humor. Some people find it endearing. So, here are the potential answers as to where I’ve been:
Reason # 1: “I don’t know.”
Reason #2: “I’ve been out drinking.”
Reason #3: “I joined a cult.”
Reason #4: “I won the lottery and disappeared.”
Reason #5: “Tsukuba was attacked by zombies. I got bitten by one, and now it’s becoming increasingly tough to settle my thoughts long enough to write a blog post. Blast this insatiable hunger for human flesh…it always clouds my thousoty2q4in2wofiuj…BRAINS!!”
Reason #6: “I was on the surfing on the internet and got sucked into cyberspace, I’m no longer a man…I’m Freakazoid.”
Reason #7: “I’ve been on a spiritual quest to discover the meaning of life.”
Reason #8: “I found the door to Narnia and once I went in, I got lost.”
Reason #9: “I was abducted by aliens and by God those brain probes hurt like the dickens.”
Reason #10: “I found the love of my life, we eloped, got married, and had several babies to together. (wait maybe I haven’t been gone THAT long it takes a bit more time than that to have several kids)”
Reason #11: “I’m a lazy mo fo.”
Reason #12: “I was selected to star in a major Hollywood motion picture and and I haven’t been around because of filming.”
Reason #13: “I have been in the mountains training with Kyokushin Karate monks (do those even exist??)”
Reason #14: “I was kidnapped by a rather unpleasant group of Japanese gangsters and I trying my darndest to type this, bound and gagged in the trunk of a car”
Reason #15: “I ran into Ryu from Street Fighter 2, he took me on as his disciple student and is now teaching me how to shoot fire from my hands…honestly, it burns a little.”
As interesting as any one of the answers above would be…truthfully, I’ve been grinding and job hunting like my life depended on it; in a way I guess it kinda does. I’m sweating bullets after making a pretty ballsy decision. I know I haven’t mentioned it until today, but…I took a major step when I decided to stop teaching public school :O . No, I’m not kidding. I am no longer a public school teacher. I’ll talk more about the reasons why in another post later this week. It was something that I had to do.
It’s time to blow the dust off of the old laptop keyboard, fill in a few post gaps and get back to the blog and readers that I’ve been missing so much.
See you tomorrow!