Chris Sheil reckons I’m having a “post-50 funk/sulk-out “. He might be right, although there’s stuff going on in my life at present that’s a bit more significant than that (at least from my subjective viewpoint) and arguably not related per se to being 50. However they’re events that I’m not prepared to blog about.
Chris’s label does have a certain element of truth, however, at least to the extent that I’m utterly uninspired by all the current vogue blog topics (Plame/Wilson/Rove; the interim Kay report on Iraq’s WOMD capabilities, Howard’s reshuffle etc).
The only thing I’m marginally inspired by at the moment is my forthcoming trip to Sydney for my dad’s 80th birthday. I see that Scott Wickstein and Michael Jennings are planning some sort of blogbash for 8 November, when I will actually still be “down south”. Trouble is, that’s the period when I’d planned to invest in a wave ski and get away up the coast for 5 or 6 days surfing and general R & R. I get to Sydney on 30 October and my dad’s birthday bash will take up Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd November. I need to leave for “up the coast” by around 6 November at latest in order to get back in time to fly out on Thursday 13th. Leaving as late as 9 November (which I’d have to do to participate in Scott and Michael’s bash) would make the trip away too rushed to be useful or relaxing. I’m keen to catch up with Sydney-based bloggers and readers while I’m down there, but these other commitments mean it would need to be on Thursday 30 or Friday 31 October, Saturday 1 November or Tuesday or Wednesday 4 or 5 November. Depending on how many interested participants there might be, I guess a single “blogbash” at some suitable venue might be the way to go, even though it will duplicate the one Scott and Michael are planning only a few days later. Constructive suggestions are invited.