So a small handful of people expressed concerns (or rather hopes, dreams) that this blog was the source of the Stress That Is Eating Amy's Skin Alive, and that I was perhaps vagueblogging about its imminent demise/shutdown.
To which I say: Sorry, Internet. You're still not getting rid of this ol' dinosaur just yet.
I mean, honestly, you guys are pretty great. You are funny and kind and also I SUPER APPRECIATE how understanding and engaged you've been with the recent uptick in sponsored posts. (Which wasn't exactly planned for, and I doubt will continue much longer; it's more a result of typical feast/famine on that sort of thing.) I will continue to post here as much as a can and to also do my best to make the sponsored stuff as amusing as possible, or at least seem like something I would write about regardless.
(Speaking of: Attention winemakers of the world. I have upcoming sponsored posting spots available on my editorial calendar. Please to send me some alcohol.)
(Ha ha ha "editorial calendar." Like this shitshow is that organized.)
If anything, I still want to follow-through on that whole "posting/writing more" thing, even without the ads/sponsorships/whatever. Those sure are nice but certainly not to be counted on, which is fine. But writing here IS relaxing and a touch therapeutic, even if I'm no longer the professional/compulsive oversharer I once was.
But now back to YOU GUYS, aka the REAL HEROES, and how amusing (and surprising!) it was to hear that so many of you have been reading since the original TIREWATCH back in 2006. (To be clear, this is a different tire. I know. And I don't know.) I mean, that's awesome. But also, that's a hell of a commitment to online procrastination and CAPS LOCK. Christ, what have we all been doing with our collective lives??
Yikes. Before this post takes too sharp of a turn into Existential Crisisville, here's today's TIREWATCH 2015 update, in which Ezra has some questions about the Tire:
This has been TIREWATCH 2015: THE TIREWATCHENING, brought to you by your friendly neighborhood assholes who were like WHEEEEEE IT'S WARM IT'S SPRING LET'S EAT OUTSIDE when really it wasn't that warm and also pretty windy so our food just got super cold really fast and also I had to stare at a goddamn tire the whole time. :-(