Hey, Remember How You Wanted To Travel More in 2012? Well, There’s Still Time! Come With Me On A Little Excursion!

December 31, 2012


Well, it’s New Year’s Eve, and you know what that means – it means I recently looked at my pathetically incomplete list of resolutions for 2012 and got seriously depressed.

This is what comes up when you do a search for "shrinking violet."  Seriously, internet... you have problems.

This is what comes up when you do a Google search for “shrinking violet flower.” Seriously, Internet… you have problems.

But maybe that’s because my resolutions were all wrong.  For a look at how to do resolutions right, please head over to my guest post at A Clown On Fire, and have a read.

Now, you may not have heard of Le Clown and A Clown On Fire, because he’s a shy, delicate flower of a man. Shrinking from the spotlight like a, uh, a different type of flower – one that shrinks from light.  Is there such a thing?  Shrinking Violet is a thing, isn’t it?

But I kid, of course.  If you, dear reader, are yourself a blogger it’s unlikely you’ve missed Le Clown’s scorched-earth campaign across the interwebs to dominate all things bloggy.  In an impressively short period of time he has made his site known across the far reaches of Word Pressdom.  In fact, if you are not a blogger, he may be coming to your house soon to draw you in to his world, so you might put a cheese plate together or something.  Make that some poutine and Molson’s, because he’s Canadian.

Anyhoo, he’s invited me to close out his year, and his December marathon of guest bloggers.  I hope you’ll head over there and check out the post.

Regardless: Happy New Year, everyone.  Thanks for reading and helping make The Byronic Man what it is.  I hope the new year is everything you want it to be.

About The Byronic Man

Recently voted "The Best Humor Site in America That I, Personally, Write," The Byronic Man is sometimes fiction, but sometimes autobiography. And sometimes cultural criticism. Oh, and occasionally reviews. Okay, it's all those different things, but always humorous. Except on the occasions that it's not. Ah, geez. Look, it's a lot of things, okay? You might like it, is the point.

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36 Comments on “Hey, Remember How You Wanted To Travel More in 2012? Well, There’s Still Time! Come With Me On A Little Excursion!”

  1. Le Clown Says:

    …And what a wise and loving end of year guest post you did write on ACOF… My kids managed to bask into the afterglow of your read… it was THAT warm and fuzzy… Thank you for taking a short trip my way; happy New Year to you and your readers, handsome man, and speak in the new year.
    Le Clown


  2. Elyse Says:

    Way to go, B-Man!


  3. Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher Says:

    That shrinking violet has a HUGE codpiece


  4. Go Jules Go Says:

    Ha! Get the cheese plate ready. That killed me. And how have we never discussed poutine?

    Happy New Year, B! The guest post was great. 2013 shall be the year. The year of amazing Google image searches.


    • Le Clown Says:

      Jules and TBM,
      For the cheese plate, Le Clown enjoys it extra cheesy. It should be:
      1. 28-year-old cheddar;
      2. A blue cheese, preferably Bleu des Causses;
      3. If it’s for a poutine, please make sure it is only the finest Québec cheese curds, mostly available in the farther regions of my province… but the trip is worth making, if Le Clown’s one-ab you want to please.
      Le Clown


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      Probably because “poutine” sounds like slang thought up by 12-year-olds for something sexual. It’s just not a comfortable word to throw around.


  5. twindaddy Says:

    Been there. Done that. Bought the coffee mug. Congrats, again!


  6. mistyslaws Says:

    Le Clown who? I feel as if I’ve been living in a cave, as I don’t actually know who that is. In related news, I just picked up a fancy new 8 Track player to listen to all my BeeGees music on, if anyone wants to stop over tonight for some fondue and a key party.

    Happy New Year to you, B-man!! Cheers to a happy and healthy new year.


  7. W Says:

    My god! What IS that bulge in Violet’s pants?


  8. susielindau Says:

    Happy New Year B-Man! I will head over to Le Clown’s as soon as I warm the brie….


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      I’ve eaten an incredible amount of brie in the last few days. That has nothing to do with anything, but you mentioned brie, and I’m kind of in shock about it. Last night I asked my wife how she liked the brie and she said she hadn’t had any. That meant I’d eaten… a lot.


  9. She's a Maineiac Says:

    Who’s this clown guy? Never heard of him.

    OK, fine! I’ll go over and check him/you out. GOD!


  10. spilledinkguy Says:

    Hmm… I think there’s some Labatts around here, somewhere…
    or there WAS…


  11. Life With The Top Down Says:

    Happy New Year B-man! I am on my way over to LeClown with wine & crackers for all that cheese.


  12. benzeknees Says:

    Happy New Year to you & your little family!


  13. pegoleg Says:

    Must admit I have resisted checking out Le Clown for fear of being sucked into yet another blog that I must read. I don’t want to. I don’t WANT TO. Guess I’ll check it out one of these days, if I must. Grumble, grumble.

    Happy New Year, B-Man!


  14. Lorna's Voice Says:

    When I’ve gone Google image searches, I’ve found some pretty strange stuff, too…


  15. Michelle Gillies Says:

    A fitting end to Le Clown’s marathon. All the best in 2013 to you from a loyal Byromaniac.


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