Putting the “Crazy” back in “Crazy Eights”

I’ve really had a remarkable amount of energy today and all things considered, I feel good, good enough not just for real life but for online life as well. Fingers crossed that it continues, but either way it’s a welcome and enjoyed change. I had some emails from friends who were concerned that I’d given up on life and I just wanted to say that when I cut my blogging to zero during the difficult periods, it just means that blogging is low on my priority list, not life altogether. Please don’t worry. Although the clock is ticking faster than I would like — and it is for all of us I suppose — I still have a joy filled life.

And today some of that joy came from having a set of plastic playing cards.



  1. bonnie wrote:

    Awesome! Indoor swimming AND playing cards you can use in the pool! I hope the pool helps your leg pain?

    Friday, June 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Permalink
  2. Anselm wrote:

    Glad to see you’re doing better, at least for a bit! Also glad to know you’re still up and about, even if the blog’s been scarce.

    I love reading this blog, but please, have no second thoughts about spending time in the real world rather than online!

    Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 10:37 am | Permalink
  3. Phil wrote:

    Bet that indoor pool felt good what with todays heat wave!!!!

    Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Permalink
  4. Caitlin wrote:

    Was it hot today? We didn’t swim at all, in fact, said pool was drained, scrubbed and is in the middle of being refilled right now.

    I spent an entire Frank Zappa cd sitting in it on my own, yesterday, singing along and brushing out 3 different Barbie’s hair. If anyone had seen me doing that…oh man.

    Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Permalink
  5. Donna Poen wrote:

    Sometimes you just have to go into your cave and conserve your energy–good to see you up and about!

    Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Permalink
  6. Aran wrote:

    Glad to see your enjoying life a bit there bro. Ill or not we should all take a little time to enjoy our selves a little more.
    Also plastic playing cards!
    not only good for a swimming pool but also great for a drunken game of cards when people keep knocking over there drinks!

    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Permalink
  7. Anna-Maria wrote:

    Loving the drowned Barbie fairy.
    Also, Ari giving the finger.

    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Permalink
  8. Em wrote:

    Caitlin. You’re great. Your posts always make me chuckle!! :-)

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 4:27 am | Permalink
  9. JD wrote:

    Certainly not one to demand the impossible, and really wish you the heartfelt best during tough times..
    But for those who have followed you avidly for years or know you and feel for you, or even willingly contribute monetary donations to your causes ..how much energy does a couple of sentences and hitting enter really cost?
    Sorry if i don’t follow the norm of well wishing only. More of a question really..
    Im sure the following comments will reflect if I’m being an ass or not. Curiosity killed the cat.
    Non the less, get better dude. You are loved and required here.

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 6:21 am | Permalink
  10. Hannah wrote:

    JD, Shannon doesn’t owe you anything! Tsts.

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 10:55 am | Permalink
  11. peteD3 wrote:

    i am so glad to hear you are feeling better! enjoy, my friend.

    Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Permalink
  12. Elizabeth wrote:

    Princesses dont have shorn locks! *cries*

    Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Permalink
  13. R wrote:

    JD, that’s not really on. Shannon’s unwell, his family has first priority for his limited energy, quite rightly, and as Hannah says, he doesn’t owe us anything. If he says it’s too hard for him to blog, it’s too hard for him to blog. Give him a break.

    Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 8:54 am | Permalink
  14. Rhiannon wrote:

    This comment doesn’t really have anything to do with anything other than the fact I hadn’t read your blog in a long time until today. I’m just another one of those long time lurkers. I’ve been following your life and looking up to you since I was 16, so for about 10 years now. What you made of BME and what it stood for is absolutely amazing to me. It truly helped me become the person I am today. I understood and got to know myself so much better after finding BME and IAM. I can’t even imagine how my life would have turned out without it. I guess after all this time I just felt the need to say thank you for everything you have done for this community and all the people like me you’ve helped. I hope your life continues to bring you as much joy as you have brought others.

    Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 3:24 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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