And that wasn’t just because Dr. Jekyll had my house staff strap me in a little too tightly last night. Rather, it was because I’m in a bit of a funk.
Life has been a tad like Groundhog Day lately, in that the exact same thing seems to be happening over and over again, and I am incapable of breaking the cycle. Then the day always ends with Bill Murray kicking me in the junk.
What’s the deal with that, Bill? What did I ever do to deserve such treatment? And why the hell haven’t I smartened up yet and put on a cup since I know that kick is coming?
I thought I’d mix things up a little this morning, and take the blog out on the road. There’s nothing like a road trip to bust a slump, and I’m happy to leave the funk back at The House on the Hill while I seek out new adventures.
So this morning, my Jump Start post is coming to you live from The Brewer Public Library. That’s right, Modern Philosophers, I am at the library, soaking up the silence, and surrounding myself with books.
If any of you are in the area, why don’t you drop in for a visit? I’ll happily autograph your favorite blog post, chat with you about blogging, and see if I can get some of your favorite characters from the blog to come down and visit as well.
Things are pretty quiet here right now, which leads me to believe that the library needs a jump start. Perhaps by tapping out these Deep Thoughts from the reading room, I’ll will get things humming throughout the entire building.
And like Magic, this jump start has made the library come to life. There are three other people at the table with me now, and a little old lady just came in who is quite the live wire. I think she’s hard of hearing because she is speaking very loudly while engaging the librarians in conversation.
I’ve just learned that she used to run a nursery school for 35 years, and she seems to know everyone in the place except for me. I hope when I’m her age, I can walk into the library and have everyone know my name.
It’s like Cheers for the book crowd…but you still get carded.
Now another patron is engaging the librarians in a conversation on Autism, and they are discussing their favorite books on the subject.
I knew coming to the library would give my day the jump start it needed. Hope this post has given your Saturday a proper jump start. I’ll be here for a little while longer if you want to come down and share some Deep Thoughts live and in person.
Thank you, Brewer Public Library, for hosting this live blogging experience!
What do you do, Modern Philosophers, when you find yourself in a funk and life seems to be rerunning the same day over and over? What do you use as a slump buster? Has Bill Murray ever kicked you in the privates?