Monday, January 31, 2011

Friends Are Like Oxygen

The title of this post is bitten from my most excellent friend Candace Ganger. We have a beautiful love/hate/jaded relationship ...

Okay, honestly there isn't much hate, but there is a lot of love, and plenty of jade. Candace recently signed with an agent, and deserves all our congratulations, so please stop by and tell her you're not worthy.

She also happens to be one of the most talented writers I know. No one can write a metaphor (like the title of this post) that is instantly equally beautiful, powerful, poignant, hopeful and hilarious. If you don't know this chick you're straight trippin'. Not to mention missin' out.

And now getting to the point I do have some bad news. It's not cataclysmic, but it isn't good. After the best two weeks of blogging I have ever had I now have to take a real, actual, major break. It has nothing to do with you, dear readers, because I love you hard like the Marlboro Man loves a nic fix, but it has to be done. I have no choice.

I can't go into much detail online, but my job situation is changing, and I'll be spending this whole week either training the people who will replace me, or being trained for whatever they expect me to do next.

I know, it sucks, but I promise there will be good news to come. In the meantime I will be posting funny videos all week (or at least trying to) so that you all don't forget about me, or how much I love you.

52 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck with the job changes! Won't forget about you.

Ted Cross said...

Hope everything works out to make things even better, Matt!

Jessica Bell said...

Yikes! I hope it all works out for the best! Good luck! :o)

Old Kitty said...

Oh no! :-(

How could we forget you?? You are Yoda! You rock! You have a preposterously long blog name with lots of Q's!!!! :-)

Take care and return soon!!!

Yay for Candace!!! x

Laura Pauling said...

Sometimes life happens! We'll miss you! And good luck with it all.

Vicki Rocho said...

YAY for Candyland!

And hope this work change is for the better and not just a "how much more work can we give him without increasing his salary?"

Natalie Aguirre said...

Even if you're too busy to post the videos, we'll love and remember you. It's totally fine to take a break once in awhile. I'm amazed you post so much with work, family, and writing.

Good luck with the job situation. I hope it works out okay. Those transitions can be tough. I know I've been there sometimes where I had to move to another office I really didn't like being at. But we get through them and things always change in life.

Renae said...

I hope everything works out with your job changes. We could never forget you Matt so don't even worry!

Good Luck!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Good luck with everything, Matt-hope it goes smoothly for you!

DEZMOND said...

he he love and hate relationships usually happen when to fires get together or when fire meets water :)

Kelly said...

Good luck with your job change, Matthew!! It's good to take a break from the blog to focus on other things every once in a while!

Sarah said...

I hope everything works out for you, Matt!

aspiring_x said...

good luck matt!!!
no one will forget you, silly!

salarsenッ said...

Good luck with all the changes. Change can be just what we need, sometimes.

Lisa of In Pencil said...

Good luck with the job changes.

LTM said...

ugh. No words. But I'm sure it's because of how important you are...

and I hope this has more to do w/getting that book finished. :o) <3 will miss you too much~

Jess said...

We're all thinking of you (that sounded kind of creepy--I just meant that you'll be in all of our thoughts...crap, still semi-creeptastic). Hope everything turns out okay. Here's a rope I made you out of Twizzlers to help you hang in there :)

E.J. Wesley said...

Handle your business, Matthew. We'll be here when you get back.

EJ

Tracy said...

Take whatever break you need. You've earned the right.

I hope whatever is going on with your work is a good thing. No matter what you've got us pulling for you!

Bish Denham said...

Good luck Matt! Take as long as you need. No doubt we'll be here when you get back.

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

A man's gotta do...

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I was just on Candace's blog and accidentally discovered I MISSED THE BIG AGENT NEWS!!!!!

I can't believe I missed it!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

pshaaa, don't apologize. For reals, sometimes the real life pushes it's way in.
See you when you return!

Candyland said...

Brother from another mother...you completely made my Monday. Thank you. And I'm sorry to hear of whatever is going on that is more than likely stress-inducing. Things will work out. Pinky promise.
xoxo times infinity.

Justine Dell said...

I searched ... and searched ... and searched Candice's blog for her big annoucement (after seeing something on FB about it). I STILL didn't see it! And today I learn she's signed with an agent! OMFG! I feel like such a dope!!!!!! CONGRATS to her!

And don't worry. We'll be here when you get back. We'll miss you. ;-)

~JD

Paul Joseph said...

Well this puts a damper on my morning, doesn't it? What will I do without one of my favorite daily Internet destinations??

No, seriously, good luck with everything. I hope this is a positive change, one that you are welcoming, and that things work out for the best. Talk soon.

Lindsay said...

We won't forget you! Take all the time you need & good luck with the changes. Good times will be due for you.

And yay for Candace!

Amy said...

Good Luck. Come back soon!

Amy said...

Good Luck. Come back soon!

Michael G-G said...

What?!! I'm barely getting to know you. Hope all goes well with whatever top secret mission you're on for the Galactic Alliance ("training others" haha! riiight.)
We'll se you back here once you reenter earth's orbit.

By the way, you caused massive excitement at yesterday's breakfast table. My kids were looking at my blog and screamed. "Look, Dad's followed by Yoda." I didn't have the heart to disabuse the little tykes.

May the force be with you, "Matt."

Simon C. Larter said...

Dude. Good luck with the work stuff, eh? The blogosphere'll still be around when you get back. :)

Shari said...

I will miss your awesomeness while you are away, but good luck to you and all of your job . . . stuff.

Carolyn Abiad said...

Hope it all works out for the best, Matt! Take a break. We'll all be right here waiting for you.(Sorry that sounds like 80s lyrics, but hey... We <3 you!)

Carolyn Abiad said...

Hope it all works out for the best, Matt! Take a break. We'll all be right here waiting for you.(Sorry that sounds like 80s lyrics, but hey... We <3 you!)

Steve said...

Good luck!

Hart Johnson said...

Drat! Good luck with the job changes! I hope after a transition, you can settle back into the blogging again!

Hannah Kincade said...

Don't fret, my pet! We'll see you when you get back. Until then, you will be missed. ;) Take care of you!

maine character said...

They're sending you off on a secret mission, aren't they? It's that Warrior Monks thing you got going - they need your skills.

Nate Wilson said...

That's tough news, but if it's going to take multiple people to replace you, you've obviously been doing something right. Best of luck with the training and the shift in responsibilities.

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck with the changes!

Colene Murphy said...

Awe. This IS a bummer! Hope you do some great and wonderful things on your break though!

ali said...

Dang Matt. That SUCKS. I hope, whatever comes, that it's for the good. You'll be in my thoughts! Good luck!

Pen and Ink said...

Hi Matt--Congrats on the new gig. The blogosphere will miss your inspired thoughts, but will wait. No stress!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Ack! Major suckage - the economy that is!! I know, it's going on all over, at my husband's work too (not affecting him, thankfully). Hang in there, and I look forward to hearing the good news ahead. :)

Carol Riggs said...

That's fine, we'll all be here when you get back; hang in there. May it make you extra energized to visit the blogosphere when you return!

Jared Larson said...

Good luck with the job, bro. Bummer on the posts, but it makes the posts to come even more exciting. Cheers!

Robert Guthrie said...

Good luck w/the work stuff. On blogging... you're a master. And I'm curious how you'll be revived and altered after a significant break.

Melissa said...

Good luck with the work stuff.

Shannon said...

Hang in there, Matt. Hopefully everything turns out BETTER than you could have ever expected!

Angela Ackerman said...

Take all the time you need. Sorry for the turmoil, but behind change is always opportunity!

Hugs!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Arlee Bird said...

You gotta do the deeds that pay the bills first. I understand completely.

Lee
Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

JM Leotti said...

Looking forward to your return, but until then, all the best for your next endeavor!