Saturday, November 16, 2013

That's All Folks

This is to give formal notice that as of the end of December, "Just Blowing Smoke" will cease the addition of new entries.

It was June of 2007 when I formally moved this blog over to the Google blogspot platform, and since then over 1100 entries have been added to a site that has experienced some 70,000 pageviews from all over the world.  In spite of the world renown that I have garnered because of it (OK, maybe renown is too strong a term, but my grandkids still recognize me when they see my picture), I've decided after 6-1/2 years that it may be time to fold up the tent and move on.  

I will not bore you with the terribly long, tedious, and self-serving explanation that has led up to this decision; as the odor of natural fertilizer production involved in doing so (not to mention the terminal boredom experienced) would probably drive you from the room in tears.  Tears are in fact, the last thing that this announcement calls for.  Instead I would simply like to thank the small and rather twisted, but extremely loyal following that has made this long journey an extremely enjoyable literary experiment.  (Well, at least for me, anyway.)

Speaking of tears, if you happen to know anyone who can use the efforts of a team of apathetic investigators from the Department of Just Blowing Smoke Security, or the services of a bunch of lackadaisical lexicographers (from the Stuck on Stupid Dictionary) please let me know.  Both obviously, will soon added to the growing ranks of the unemployed, and it is my intention to tearfully (but firmly) kick the Cheetos-eating bastards out of the headquarters facility as soon as they sober up on New Year's Day. 

The website will remain up even after I have ceased adding to it (not that there's a chance in hell that I will reconsider my decision), but there are a few writing projects that I am working to finish up; both here on the Blog and for the Toledo Free Press that will be posted to the site between now and the end of the year.  I hope that you will enjoy them, and all of the insanity that has come before as much as I have.

Thanks again my friends ...

1 comment:

Roland Hansen said...

Mi Amigo Tim,
I very much appreciate all the quality epistles that you have scribed; they and you have greatly contributed to my quality of life.