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Personal :: Lack of Blogging
  submitted on September 21, 2009, 6:46 PM

I have not been blogging lately. so, I thought it would be a great idea to write a post detailing my reasons why.

My brother. Melissa and I invited my little brother down to stay with us over the summer. He was here from the end of June until the first week in August. I enjoyed having him down, he's a good kid. It's funny, he actually reminds me a lot of me, which is a little strange since I'm the oldest sibling, and he's the youngest, almost 12 years younger than me. But we seem to share similar interests (video games, endlessly quoting movies), have a similar sense of humor, and he seems to have that drive for academics that I had in school (he definitely shares my love for procrastination). Looking at photos of us as kids, we probably looked the most alike, too. Kind of funny how that works.

An unanticipated side effect of him staying with us was that I didn't find myself with a lot of time to myself. Part of that was due to the fact that we live in a one bedroom condo, so there isn't much space to yourself when you're trying to fit three people in there. Another part of it was that the kid was already spending his weekdays by himself, and while I'm sure he enjoyed filling his days with Grand Theft Auto and Mass Effect, I felt like I should try and give him my attention when I got home from work. Don't get me wrong, it was great having him here, it was just the way things worked out.

UFC Undisputed. This game has been such a time waster for me that I still haven't put together my blog post with my thoughts on the game. I have spent many, many hours developing my fighters into world class foes, to the point that it's probably been a little detrimental to some of my other hobbies (writing, poker, etc.)

Busy summer. Yeah, I know, it's quite cliché to sit here and write about how I've just been too busy to write; if you really wan to do something, you make the time. That being said, I am aliitle surprised at how busy I found myself over the summer. It seems like there was always something going on, whether it was trips (wedding in Albuquerque, vacation in D.C.), or people visiting us (Melissa's sister, and her parents), or any other number of things that we had going on.

Twitter. Ah yes, the glorious micro-blogging time waster. I will admit, it can take a little wind out of your sails, just because it's so easy to post something quick to Twitter. Or if you have an idea you want to write about, but just don't know if there's much substance there, hey, why not Tweet about instead? It can be a dangerous medium to your writing habits if you're not careful.

Well, here you go, my first blog post in quite some time. It was brought to you by the large amount of downtime I'm finding myself with this week due to me being in Warren, NJ for a week long training session for work. Yes, it is as exciting as it sounds.

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