We here at Functional Ambivalent have been enjoying our brief respite from blogging: Romping in the fields, rolling on the carpet with the kids, having a little quality time with the legally recognized spouse.
F/A will be back to full-time blogging tomorrow, tanned, rested and as ready as can reasonably be expected. Our new perspective on life -- acquired through the careful application of alcohol and deep-breathing exercises -- will enable us to make it not only through the election -- which I, personally, fear is going to be a horror story -- but also through the holidays, which should put me under once and for all. Two months of hi-fat, hi-sugar food and media saturated with my fellow Christians sanctimoniously bitching about being discriminated against -- against the backdrop of an entire country absorbed in an all-Christmas-all-the-time cultural frenzy -- should just about do it.
There's a saying that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Shouldn't we at least acknowledge the possibility that what doesn't kill you might still leave you whimpering and helpless?
The last week or so I've pretty much checked out. No real news absorption, no political arguments, no real Internet contact at all. Just small doses of entertainment television and books so old and dusty turning a page makes me sneeze. It's been restful, though I think my wife wonders if I've had some kind of breakdown.
See you tomorrow.