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Mar 11

Why the quiet?

Category: Life

So, lately, I’m not writing much. My blog posts are rather short, I’m not really e-mailing people. I’m really not “talking” much to anyone. This is because my thumb, the thumb I use for tapping the little switch I use for typing, has decided to quit working. It’s been a really slow decline up until the last two weeks, during which my ability to move it has steadily tanked. On Monday I received a certified letter from my thumb telling me to, quote, “fuck off.” I found this gesture to be a little uncalled for, considering the years we’ve spent together.

Nevertheless, my thumb is quitting, definitely. It’s kind of disturbing, definitely isolating, but not surprising. After the last three years, absolutely nothing surprises me. Zombies could show up tomorrow and I’d think to myself, “yes, this seems right.” I am Jack’s total lack of surprise.

There are, however, lots of other switches. I’m looking into eyebrow switches, I’m going to get something as soon as possible, I just don’t have that something right now. So, if I’m quiet for a bit, this is why. I’m not being lazy or ignoring anyone. I’m not particularly happy about it, but these things happen.


9 Comments so far

  1. Sir Tessa March 11th, 2009 2:39 am

    Hope a new voice fits itself to you soon.

  2. josh March 11th, 2009 7:22 am

    Sorry to hear that, man. Ditto to Sir Tessa’s comment!!

  3. Eric Rosenfield March 11th, 2009 9:19 am

    Good luck man!

  4. Gary March 11th, 2009 9:49 am

    Here’s to hoping you make another switch yer bitch. And, quick. I’m sure I’m at the bottom of this think-tank; but, you know those light keyboards that track where your fingers have broken the light lines? I wonder if there was a giant keyboard illuminated above you and something could track where your eyes stop for a second before moving to the next letter if it might not be a way to really cut a rug. Anyway, cheers to getting your groove back.

  5. Miss A. March 11th, 2009 10:21 am

    I’m really sorry to hear that. I look forward to you getting that new something…or zombies.

  6. Philip Dhingra March 11th, 2009 10:41 am

    When I was reading this, I thought you were going to say it’s the end of you writing!

  7. noc March 11th, 2009 1:18 pm

    I hope you find something that works for you. I like your writing.

  8. Angie March 11th, 2009 7:44 pm

    A true writer’s voice can never be silenced. And that applies to you, Mike.

    Whoa that was deep. Who said that? I believe I did. That’s intense.

    Keep writing no matter what, I love checking up on what’s new in your brain. 🙂

  9. jeff vandermeer March 11th, 2009 10:06 pm

    Fuck. hang in there during the transition.