Gone Fishin’

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It’s been 18 months, 452 posts, and 3467 comments since I created this monster.   Time for a break, the cranium needs a rest, and so the Hugeasscity Foundation is sending me on an indefinite sabbatical. 

Coincidentally, today a friend loaned me a book of short stories called The Girl on the Fridge by Etgar Keret.  What a concept, reading something that has absolutely nothing to do with troubled reality.   Perfect medicine:


And she loved a man who was made of nothing.  A few hours without him and right away she’d be missing him with her whole body, sitting in her office surrounded by polyethylene and concrete and thinking of him.  And every time she’d boil water for coffee in her ground-floor office, she’d let the steam cover her face, imagining it was him stroking her cheeks, her eyelids, and she’d wait for the day to be over, so she could go to her apartment building, climb the flight of stairs, turn the key in the door, and find him waiting for her, naked and still between the sheets of her empty bed.

18 Responses to “Gone Fishin’”

  1. Mom

    Great photo. See you on Facebook in the meantime.

  2. Matt the Engineer

    Good for you Dan. Variety is good. I recommend PRI’s Selected Shorts podcast, for more good short stories.

    Come back to us when you have the energy and time.

  3. jelky

    will miss your voice, but certainly understand. you’re not the only one that is burnt

  4. Joshua

    Wait, am I the only one that is enraged by this development? You can’t do this to us, Dan. It’s just wrong!

  5. Ben

    Well this sucks, I’m gonna miss my hugeasscity reading. You make me feel at home when I’m traveling around the world. Maybe in the meantime I’ll start looking at all your linked sights.

  6. Eric de Place

    It’s sucks for all of us you love this site, but I’ve no doubt it’ll good for you, Dan.

    Anyway, I know the feeling. I just started a 3 month sabbatical from Sightline. So I won’t be writing for the Daily Score again until September, which is just as well: I’m burned out on blogging too.

    Best of luck to you.

  7. Joshua Daniel Franklin

    No better time to do it. Get out of the hugeasscity and enjoy the weather.

  8. Sara

    I will miss you.

  9. Dave

    Enjoy. I will miss your ĭn’saīt.

  10. Nate

    I feel compelled to curse, but instead I’ll just say thanks. It’s been real.

  11. blaster99

    I will have to go elsewhere for my daily dose of gloom and doom.

  12. Shane

    I just downsized my RSS feeds, and hugeasscity made the cut. However, I am a big fan of big vacations, and was recently impressed (worried) by the amount of time you put into this blog. It has been appreciated here, and will be missed. Hoping the sabbatical brings back some fresh ideas.

  13. michael

    ah geez, Dan is taking a sabbitical, let’s pack it up- what is he the only one that has any original thoughts on this blog? all you commentors seem pretty smart…now may be a good time to step up and do your own posts now that you don’t have to be humbled by Dan’s mind-jolting blogs…

    then again, the weather is pretty darn nice…

  14. David in Burien

    Best of luck as you sort things out. There are folks you don’t know that still care deeply about you and yours.

  15. Frank

    Totally understand, Dan. Take a break… the blog will be here when you get back. I enjoy your work a lot.

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