Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Top Ten Reasons To Do A Blog Sabbatical

  1. I'm an apocalyptic mother of a two year old, and feel more like writing Jeremiah than humor pieces.
  2. The answer to "What would Jesus do?" is never "blog."
  3. I'm going to be out of town with minimal internet access for half of June anyway.
  4. is providing such a fine service already.
  5. I'm dipping out of sight, trying to provide more mystery and grist for Adoro Te Devote's "Blogs of Our Lives" serial.
  6. I have to write a real book review for my work, which (usually) requires taking time to read the book.
  7. I am teaching a summer intensive course the last two weeks of June. Think Theology Boot Camp.
  8. The phrase is not "ora et blogora".
  9. I'm beginning to frame grocery lists in terms of Blogger templates. Not good.
  10. I can't think of anything funny...(sigh) obviously.

Although Diesel, the Humor-Blogs presidente guest blogging at Central Snark, does have "ten signs you are blogging too much." My favorite: You find yourself thinking, “I can’t wait to blog about this,” and you’re flossing. --Read and repent, people.

The Curt Jester adds his own fun.

Anyhoo. I am indeed going through a rough patch and am unnaturally swamped. I will be doing very light blogging throughout June. If you want to know when I post something, subscribe to one of the feeds (at left).

Peace, everyone, and I plan to see you (more often) in July.

p.s. I am thinking about running the SECOND annual ironic Catholic haiku contest through June...what do you think? or limerick? or sonnet? Or poetry in general?


Intrepid Mother of the Front Pew Crew said...


These are all very lame excuses for leaving us in the lurch. Withdrawal pains may force some of us to join you at Theological Boot my dreams maybe (I doubt that they would allow me to bring along my entourage...aka children).

Actually, if I could ever get them to all go to summer camp at the same time, it might be possible. Still, I would then have to choose between TBC and a cosmetic enhancement/spa vacation. Now that you are on this side of 40, do you think that there is a chance you could get the Powers That Be to combine the two?

Just think of the slogans you could come up with:

"Lift your spirit and your brow line" comes to mind immediatly.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Intrepid, thanks for the compliment (I'll take it as such), but given the silence out there, I'm afraid you must suffer withdrawal symptoms alone. ;)

I'll be back.

Actually, your suggestions (as usual are good. Maybe the first post in July: reflections from Theological Boot Camp....

Rufus McCain said...

There once was a blogger, Ironic,
Whose condition was dire and chronic
So she called a halt
To her blogging assault
And added some gin to her tonic.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Rufus, thanks for the best laugh I've had in a week!

Looking for the gin....

Intrepid Mother of the Front Pew Crew said...


It was indeed meant as a compliment. This has been a difficult Spring for me, and your humor has been a real blessing.

So, go get refrehed and recharged (at least as much as you can with a toddler in your life). I hope that TBC gives you loads to blog about.

Today is my birthday (41), which entitles all of my friends to a calorie free, trans fat free, gluten free (it's my birthday!) slice of cake...or a gin and tonic. It is also the first day of hurricane season. (That probably won't mean much those of you North of the Mason Dixie, but I think it is terribly funny, and it is MY birthday.)

God bless.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

I.C. I don't blame you. The weather is fine, there are things to do, who wants to sit in the house and blog?

Please come back after your hiatus!

mcewen said...

For the moment I'm not sure which month is likely to be more complicated [busy] June/July/August - must be a seasonal thing!