*Note To Self: Think Of Hilarious, Poignant Title About “Reawakening”

April 6, 2015


I have returned! Yes, I have awoken from a long, dormant slumber, like… like… shoot. Surely there must be some analogy appropriate to the moment for emerging with new life after a season of cold silence… hm.  I’ve returned like a thing that wakes up as symbolism for rejuvenation.  A bear?  Muhammed Ali in the “rope-a-dope” fight?  Man, I’m really rusty

Anyway, some while back I posted that I was in a year of change and huge new commitments. I’m still in one piece – technically – and closing in on finding some equilibrium. I hope. Well, the year was what I said, but I also said I really hoped to post periodically as well. That turned out to be (and I don’t want to lose you with jargon and complex concepts) “totally kidding myself.” Instead I chose the route where I see that I have new views or comments, or think of an idea, and mutter “I should put that on my blog…” and then stare in to the middle distance for a moment, breathing through my mouth, before shaking my head and getting back to work.

There are some good stories to tell, and I’ll post some of the more interesting (and less “complainy”), and hopefully get back to posting on a regular basis here on this site, which I’ve had such fun with for so long. Hopefully you’ll come with (or return to…) me!

In the interim, here’s the best thing that’s been keeping me so busy.


Cheeks have not been digitally enhanced for extra chubbiness.

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64 Comments on “*Note To Self: Think Of Hilarious, Poignant Title About “Reawakening””

  1. fmichellemoran Says:

    Welcome back! I’m in a similar boat – once I felt ready to start posting again, I have ideas but just can’t seem to get myself to actually write. Hopefully you can! In the meantime, chubby cheek pictures are anyways entertaining.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      And for some reason people didn’t flock to my posts that said things like, “Funny idea: rejected character names from classic books. Like… you know… you get the idea… funny names.”


  2. Every Record Tells A Story Says:

    Welcome back Mr B. Looking forward to hearing more about your year in blogging exile / tax exile / prison / unable to pay for internet access / had better things to do / whatever it was…(delete as appropriate)


  3. Elyse Says:

    Welcome back! And thanks for bringing that cutie, too!


  4. becomingcliche Says:

    He looks just like you! Welcome back!


  5. cordeliasmom2012 Says:

    What a charmer! (The baby, I mean – although I’m sure you’re charming, too.)


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      He better be – he’s got an older sister who’s quite the crowd-pleaser. He’s going to get a lot of practice at charming people just to try and keep up. Basically, I’m expecting to be invisible for the next 18 years.


  6. autumnashbough Says:

    I foresee many, many humorous postings on parenting.

    Don’t make me into a false prophet.


  7. BrainRants Says:

    Are those baby cheeks tax deductible?


  8. List of X Says:

    It’s good to have you back. And yes, she does look like a huge (but adorable) commitment.


  9. Go Jules Go Says:

    Well loooooookie here!!!! Someone heard the band was getting back together!

    And really, with those cheeks, really? You thought you could keep those things under wraps for another year?


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      He’s a laugher, too. Those cheeks? Having a giggle fit? It’s too much.

      And I just got back from your site – looks like you’ve been at it in a big way! No surprise, really that we found ourselves coming back to it about the same time. That twin thing.


  10. silkpurseproductions Says:

    That “middle distance” will get you every time.
    It’s nice to see you back and thanks for sharing that cutie patootie.


  11. Hippie Cahier Says:

    Life happens. 🙂


  12. Nurse Kelly Says:

    That’s a pretty awesome reason for your absence! He’s adorable 🙂 Welcome back


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      Thanks. Now I just need him to do hilarious things often enough for me to write about it. He has a sister, though, who seems to have no trouble in that dept.


      • Nurse Kelly Says:

        From what I gather from your blog, she must be following right along in your footsteps then – I’m sure your son will as well. It will be fun to see what you share with us. 🙂


  13. Blogdramedy Says:

    Byronic Man and his sidekick, Byronic Boy.
    It’s like a comic strip waiting to happen.

    Better bring diapers and Depends.

    Welcome back. *grin*


  14. Eagle-Eyed Editor Says:

    OMG, it’s Rip Van Blogger! Seriously though, welcome back! I’ve missed the snark.

    Congrats on the new little one too. Seriously cute little guy.

    I look forward to seeing your new posts.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      Thank you! Glad to see you’re still blogging ’round these parts!


      • susielindau Says:

        Thanks! There are still a few familiar faces, but many have stopped blogging. I’m back in Wisconsin this week helping my parents, so my reading and writing is almost non-existent, in fact, I just got on my computer and I heard my mom call out something about towels. GAH!


  15. Carol Dunnigan Says:

    Welcome back! I too was on a break for about a year. Don’t have a cute baby to show for it, just a crappy illness. 🙂


  16. Lorna's Voice Says:

    Hiya B-Man! There is an interesting phenomenon occurring in my blogging world. Bloggers who I thought were long gone are coming back by the droves. It’s both wonderful and strange. The timing, I mean…not you. Well, maybe you. I don’t know. Maybe I need to disappear for a while now. Coming back seems all the rage, but how does one come back if one never leaves? 😉


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      I know Jules restarted recently – who else?

      And you could always make a big show of leaving, then only leave for a week or so, but act like it’s been several months.


      • Lorna's Voice Says:

        I could. I bet I could fool a lot of readers. As for other blogger-come-backers, they probably aren’t on your radar, but there are two besides Jules who I followed regularly who just came back after being AWOL. Maybe I overstated my case.


  17. maviconde Says:

    Glad you’re back, Mr. Byronic Man 🙂


  18. Lorien Says:

    The offspring have a way of trumping anything having to do with creativity and personal hygiene. No judgment coming from this gal. Glad to see you’re back.


  19. Sandy Sue Says:

    I’ve missed your particular voice in the blog-mob! Can’t wait to read about your year, but no pressure, really. Don’t want to spook you back to oblivion.


  20. 1pointperspective Says:

    Welcome back! We saved your spot, right there next to the coffee maker. You haven’t missed much from me, as I generally only write when forced to or if I find myself incredibly inspired.


  21. Life With The Top Down Says:

    Welcome back! If you’re going to be busy, being busy pinching chubby cheeks is the way to go. Congrats on the new addition to your family, he looks like a keeper.


  22. Outlier Babe Says:

    You stopped blogging the day I followed you. Naturally, I took it personally. Now, I see that it is possible your universe did not relocate away from me, but away from all your other followers. It is they, rather than I, who should feel offended that you chose a mere babe and the shallow appeal of his chubby cheeks and Roy Rogers eyes over their many stimulating contributions to your site, and their fawning adulation of you.


  23. Outlier Babe Says:

    I choose to believe. And thus, the healing begins.


  24. pegoleg Says:

    I don’t know if I believe you. Those cheeks canNOT be real.

    Welcome back.


  25. Arman Says:

    I missed your posts! So glad to have you back again. The chubby cheeks are totally worth missing out blogging for 🙂


  26. Judah First Says:

    Looks like a great reason to be out for awhile. 🙂 Precious! And looking forward to laughing with you in future. (I, too, have been on a bit of blog-hiatus. Working on a novel and trying to sell a house myself … tasks that loom too large for the mere blog.)



  27. letbleepinghogspie00 Says:

    Wow, look at all these people welcoming you back! I can’t decide if I should feel too young and new around here or too old that it took me so long to set up a blog.

    Congrats on the little one!


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      Hm… well, if you go with “too young” you can be surly and dismissive and mutter, “Who’s this dinosaur? What, is he going to make ‘take my wife, please’ jokes?” and that’s always fun. So I’d go with that one.


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