June the 2nd, 2008, we pulled the plug on this blog.
The lights dimmed, the music slowly died and the curtains closed. Only lingering echoes remained, ghosts that carried on in our absence… but not for long.
We’re supposed to announce the feverish laboratory experiments we’ve been cooking and the secret plans for exciting events to come. Sorry, but there are none.
That’s right. We did exactly what we said we would. We cleaned up our desks (and filled it with new work), we finalized some projects, and we hung out over at Escaping Reality. We Twittered in the mornings (and nights) and we wasted time having a few good laughs with Rhodester. (It was worth it.)
Guess what? The sky didn’t fall. Lightening didn’t strike us dead. Our feed subscriber numbers stayed stable (and even grew). Our traffic didn’t shrivel up and die. We didn’t lose any friends, we gained some new ones and we even got love in a big way.
(Tei: Je me presse de rire de tout, de peur d’être obligé d’en pleurer. Thank you. For everything.)
We’re glad to be back. Thank you for your patience and for being readers who support a healthy, balanced life.
Beginning tomorrow (or today if you count this post), we’ll be back to our regular blogging schedule – with one minor change. Saturdays will now be a day of rest. (Seriously. Everyone needs that. I don’t care who you are.)
But today is not Saturday, alas, and so we’ll leave you with something special. We were asked what music we’d be playing on our return considering we chose Haydn’s Farewell Symphony for our departure.
With an arched eyebrow, we replied, “Need you ask?”
Listen Here to the Pen Men’s Welcome Home Song: watch?v=tXaZmY52gHM