September 23, 2008

Now

I haven’t felt the urge to blog in a while. I’m not sure why. It’s not because of a shortage of topics – somewhere among my possessions, there is a scrap of paper with a list of blogging ideas that I didn’t want to forget. There have been times when I forced myself when I didn’t feel like blogging, resulting in random irregular updates and tons of never finished posts, but this time, I decided not to. I figured if i didn’t want to blog, then I shouldn’t. I don’t think it’s just been the blog, I’ve been going through a partial internet withdrawal.

Oh, I’m still online all the time, but lately I’ve been much more of a passenger on the information superhighway (why don’t people use that phrase anymore) than a driver. I haven’t been blogging, I haven’t been posting in many forums, I haven’t been publishing youtube videos like I planned to.

My withdrawal is partially due to computer issues. After a recent upgrade, my video card failed. I could’ve moved back to the old hardware, but that would require a reinstallation of everything to move back to the old stuff, then another reinstallation when the replacement card came – and this would be on top of the re-installation I already did when I upgraded in the first place. So, I sent the card back and waited computerless. After what seemed like a really long wait, I got the replacement card, put it in, and my computer was up and running. For two days. Currently I’m waiting for the second replacement. In the meantime, I’ve had the use of my lady’s laptop, but it’s not the same. I’m used to using my own computer with my own settings, programs, etc.

Will I be blogging regularly when my computer’s up and running? I don’t have a clue. I will be posting some stuff on youtube though. I have some video of Philly singer/poet Rhapsode performing at this year’s Odunde, a short stop-motion film I made with a friend of mine, and video of myself performing at The Knitting Factory in NYC from last month.

Who know what else the future will hold . . .

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