Wednesday, March 31, 2010

State of the Burrito

I haven't blogged in over a month, and I sincerely apologize. I didn't forget about you. Trust me. I've just been excruciatingly busy. I've been staying late at work several days a week, so my brain is way too fried to think of anything clever to write. I've also been heavily occupied with a project for Minds Matter, so that takes time out of my nights. I took some time to fill out the U.S. Census. Killer. I traveled a few weekends, so on top of not being able to write on the weekends, my weak and aging body needs the early part of the week to recover. I started a restaurant list, which has over 100 restaurants I want to try in NYC. I write short reviews and rate each restaurant -- it's like my own personal Yelp. (Email me if you want the spreadsheet, and I'll send you the link.) I've been steadily attacking this a couple of nights a week, so that cuts into quality writing time. Lastly and most importantly, I've been looking for a new apartment. As many of you know, an apartment-hunt is a time-suck of epic proportions -- much worse than completing the census. To exacerbate the situation, I made the big-kid decision to live alone, so I don't even have a roommate to help me with the search. This sucks a lot.

I know I'm making excuses, but I'm in a poor situation right now. The fact that I haven't been able to write anything of substance has been killing me. A few years ago, I went through a similar phase, where I would apologize for such long breaks between posts, and when I would post something, it would suck immensely. I don't want to put you through that again. Rather than half-ass a couple of posts each week, I'd rather wait for things to clear up and creative inspiration to come flowing back to me.

I'm hoping things clear up in the coming months. I'll be done with my apartment-hunt in the next 2-3 weeks, and work should be easing up -- nobody likes working in an office when the weather is nice. All of my favorite TV shows are starting up again as well, so that'll hopefully help inspire me.

That's where I'm at. I hope you'll be patient. Even more than I love The Dirty Burrito, I love my loyal readers. Hang with me. I'll be posting regularly in no time.