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Papa Joe Mambo's Cellar Full of Noise
I know a place where the music is fine and the lights are always low
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11th-Apr-2010 03:07 pm - "Well, I'm back"
Me- Peek!
...and it's been a long year and a half away from blogging, I tellya whut.

The most fascinating thing for me now, apart from examining the wreckage remaining after the pummeling that FACEBOOK and Twitter have committed upon most blogging engines and communities, is who have actually remained here to say anything at all- and I'm amused that it's the people who are as stubborn about getting their thoughts out in something other than 140 character bites as I am. Did I say I was stubborn? I'm a very stubborn man.



The shop I now manage, where I can be found up to 75 hours a week.



I've had a lot happen in the intervening years of 2008 and 2009 and most of it is in relation to a promotion that I received at my place of employment that ladled on extra responsibility without adding any real monetary incentive apart from the ability to pay my bills. I've had family members contract diseases that would usually kill most other people and I've had a very close family member sucomb to that, I've had 10 year old friendships dissolve in a smear of angry distrust, and stupid pride, and acrimony, I've had people who were friends show some of their true colors (and those colors were much more corrupt than I would like to have thought they would be, and I'm still barely hanging in there when it comes to keeping myself out of financial bankruptcy. That being said, I've made some INCREDIBLE new friends and I'm beginning to wear the mantle of "ELDER STATESMAN IN A RELATIVELY YOUTH-ORIENTED COMMUNITY" with much less chaffing these days, so all has not been lost.

And I am as stubbornly happy as ever.

I will be updating this page with more than a YouTube entry on a basis of at least once a week - this is my promise to you. I will be cross posting these entries to Facebook, which is where I do my microblogging, and anyone who knows me from there is more than welcome to comment in the threads that are there, or here, or anywhere you should like. I'm going to try to keep this general and all purpose and "Cellar Full O'Noise" as it has been in the past, although a recent growing interest in face-to-face boardgame and RPG play may be spinning off a new blog of its own, and should that happen you all will be the first to know.

This month marks my 6th year as a LiveJournal blogger. The whole thing makes me think of this:




Talk to you all soon.
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