The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

March 19, 2007

Unavoidably Detained


I'm posting to say that I realize I haven't been blogging much or getting around as often as I have been doing to others' blogs, and I apologize for that.

But I was required on the home planet for a performance appraisal, and I decided to get Spaceship Orion into the shop.

It turns out it requires a maintenance overhaul. How unfortunate.

So for the moment, and while I tend to other business and take some time away from Earth to get acquainted with people I am becoming quite fascinated with, here's some postcards from home...

That's me, above, the little speck at the left edge of the grin on my planet's so-called Happy Face. The shot below is taken from a farther distance, when I zoomed in from Earth.

Until I return to conquer again, be well. I expect to have the newest version of the B5322 Monochromatic Destabilizer Initializer, a weapon the likes of which Earth has never seen.




  1. Well then, hasta la vista, baby ! and take care !
    And don't worry about not visiting blogs : they are not going anywhere.

  2. That sounds suspiciously like a left-over from former President Ray-gun's Star Wars days. Surely you have not become a turncoat????????
    Now...I'm off to school then, maybe ,I can kick-start my own neglected blog!

  3. Hildegarde!!!

    Hasta la vista??? EXCELLENT!!! But Ah'll be BACH!

    (I do feel guilty about not visiting...actually sometimes I visit quickly and run out of time to make all the comments I'd like).

    I think that's what my performance review on Mars is all about...they're going to rap my knuckles about that...


    Where ya been, girl? Well, I know we've been in Australia, but... You're right about President's a crude copy...

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  5. hey marvin -when you get a minute will you be good enough to go back to the comments on the northern minds post because I'm still curious :).

  6. As you know the blogosphere definitely operates on a scratch my back system and it is easy to get tired and turn this hobby or recreational outlet into a job.

    I am striving to sustain my 15 blog a day viewing schedule and actually I am enjoying it...a little discipline has helped me remember that this format is an interactive type of communication and that the more you give the more you get out of it..
    exactly the same principle that absofrickinlutely everything else in the universe works.

    I hope that you regain the urge to merge in the very near future and continue to publish your heartfelt honest exposes on your kind soul.
    Hurry back.

  7. don't be gone too long...

  8. Lee:

    Will do, Aussie Girl...Do you know from up here on Mars, we can't even see Australia, it's so far south...


    Geez, I AM going to have to rush back 'cause you're getting all serious on me...and leave me no choice.

    This was my supposedly light-hearted way of admitting to just what you said.

    And what I've always said is the best thing about blogging is interacting with the people you meet.

    And lately, I haven't been doing interacting and exchanging to the extent I was before.

    I haven't been posting as much, but more importantly, I haven't been getting out to others' blogs(well maybe aside from a few).

    I've taken short breaks before...maybe it's cause I write all day for a living, I don't know. For now, I'm just moving away from it a bit.

    I don't know how long that might last, or whether I just need a spring jog to blog, I dunno.

    If I regain the urge to re-emerge -- and I sure hope I do and that I get more time and make more time -- all of my faves on my blogroll will know it.

    I'll unleash a mega-Star Wars strike that will contain enough posts and comments to last a year.

    In the meantime, from up here on Mars, I can still stroll through from time to time and maybe post from time to time.

    But I'm acknowledgin' I haven't been gettin' around much lately, bein' up here on Mars and all...

    Now I fully expect you to return to your normal programming and come up with some lame joke to lampoon me with...

  9. Menchie:

    Thanks, girl.

    I'll zoom into your quadrant from time to time...and who knows, this stuff comes and goes...

  10. I was just this minute asking HE where you'd got to.

    I just figured you'd had a whitehead emergency.

  11. MJ:

    Yeah, that's it...another whitehead's Earth's atmosphere...

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  13. You look kinda of cute here though we know for sure you are not for a fact.

    You can stay in Mars....forever! We earthlings can survive without(no pun!)you.

    *retreating with a huff*

  14. Two deleted comments? Along with the "Governator" you must have the "Spaminator!"

  15. Anonymous4:16 p.m.

    Hope you come back soon.
    I havent been around commenting as much lately as my dad had a big stroke and is extremely ill,so I am doing alot of travelling right now etc.
    But come back soon with your writing.

  16. *Sniff* Don't ya like us anymore? Is it something we said? What can we do to make it up to you?

    Hello? Is anybody there? (Okay, I'm tired and this is getting weird...)

  17. I hate it when you take breaks. But I guess a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

    You'll be missed, darlin'.

    By the way, you've piqued my curiosity with the mention of someone with whom you've become fascinated. Do tell more.

  18. Gautami:

    This is just my "Look this way because this is what they think Martians look like" costume.

    I actually look far might die of fright.

    Actually, Earthlings cannot survive without Martians. Our technologies allow you to survive greenhouse gases and many other things...


    No spam of them was me deleting a repeat of my first comment, the other was Gautami correcting some spelling I think...


    So sorry to hear about your dad. I hope you don't get too worn out. I'll be thinking of him and of you and wish you all the best.


    Throw a big party for me on Mars? Use your imagination...


    Sorry kiddo...who knows, as before, I might just be right back with 10 posts in 10 days.

    It comes, it goes, as does my interest in it...

    I believe I said I was fascinated with people...and they're high above sea level...on Mars.


  19. I bet you're covering the World Figure Skating Championships.

  20. MJ:

    Is figure skating a sport? Blech. They do amazing things, but the whole judging system is crooked.

    I'll be covering the World Women's Hockey Championship over the next couple of weeks, actually...

  21. I bet you WILL.

    nudge nudge wink wink say no more

  22. MJ:

    Naughty, naughty girl...

  23. I didnt get my postcard :(


  24. Thanks a lot man. You totally blew the "mystique" angle. Milk that stuff, man!


  25. Keshi:

    You will get one shortly...



    Sorry for burstin' your bubble, girl...but which mystique angle did I destroy?

    I don't think I said which world hockey championship I was covering...

  26. The fascination keeps the wimmin folk interested in some drama!

  27. I won't die of fright. I still got 6 lives out of nine.

    Frankly speaking, I do not like a martian telling me what to do.

  28. Shelley:

    Fascination? Kinda like a soap opera, you mean...


    Still six lives left? Oh, you're fine then.

    And Martians don't tell Earthlings what to do. They just do it for them...(*Runs away laughing*)


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