The Witless Clunkery of a Third-Rate Mind

Friday, December 01, 2006

Sorry for the Long Absence

I want to apologize for the long delay in posting anything here. Basically, I haven't had much news to report, and the other thing is that most of the news has been bad, so I haven't really felt like writing too much.

First, I've just been really busy with school, and also with extra-curricular activities picking up. The Jodo club here at APU became an official club, so we've been practicing more often, and I also had to prepare for my Jodo grading (which I passed!) and that meant going into Oita city twice a week. So basically, I haven't had much free time to write, or much of anything to write about, either.

Then, my uncle passed away last week. It was, on one hand, not unexpected, but on the other hand, much, much too soon. He had been physically strong and healthy and it was just one of those things you can't understand but have to accept anyway.

And now, I'm trying to deal with the fact that, just as I thought I had finally managed to get a girlfriend here, she has decided to break things off because she doesn't want a long-distance relationship. I'm trying to make sense of this, too, but not having much success. Lots of second-guessing going on just now.

In the meantime, I'm here at school, on a Saturday no less, trying to catch up with my marking and planning ... but instead, I'm procrastinating with this Blog. Okay, okay ... now that you know I'm still kicking, back to work! Hope you're all enjoying the lead-up to Christmas. In Japan, it's all very tacky and weird, but somehow it's nice to know that my friends and family are getting ready to enjoy a real Christmas just the same...


At 7:26 AM, Blogger imthe8thdwarf said...

Hey Jeffy sorry to hear about your loss. A friend at work just lost his grandfather and it made me think about how people react to a friend’s loss. In some ways it's much easier if everyone is of the same religion as there are built in phrases ready for use (he's in heaven now, blah, blah blah). For the rest of us it's a little trickier... So all our best thoughts, buddy. I hope it's not too bad being so far from home at this time.

Congrats on the grading. I imagine the judges mark you on a different scale since you’re the polar opposite of every other student in room.

Keep on bloggin' as they do get read, at least by me (I keep wifey up to date on all your happenings).

Stay strong,


At 3:26 PM, Blogger BeatDogg said...

Yo Jeffro, sorry to hear about your uncle. Did he have cancer? My pops was just diagnosed with prostate cancer so he had surgery to remove it. The docs say he's in the clear but he'll have to keep an eye on it. It also means I'm something like three times more likely to get it, and given the number of risk factors I currently embrace, it looks like I have an 800% chance of catching cancer at some point. Then again, they say regular wanking is supposed to improve your prostate health, so I probably have the prostate gland of a man half my age.

Aaaight Jeffro, keep your chin up and keep the blogs coming. I keep thinking of stuff to write about on mine but... well... y'know how it goes. Sometimes the bar eats you.



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