Monday, March 30, 2009

Drowning Man Survives, Finds Chicken Wing Prices Still High


I lost my writing mojo a couple of weeks ago following the death of close friend. I'm usually pretty resilient in the face of heartbreak but as my friend Michael Ruhlman wrote in a recent email "sometimes life drops a ceiling beam on your head" and there is nothing you can do until consciousness returns. Well, I'm not yet fully conscious yet. I still feel like a sailor who was about to come about on a good run on a smooth sea and got knocked overboard by the boom. However I am awake enough to realize that if I'm ever going to write anything of moment again, I should start taking baby steps now.

So here is my hand coming up out of the water and grasping the gunwale. I hope to be flopping around in the bottom of the boat coughing up sardines soon. In the meantime, please accept my apologies for appearing to have jumped ship and consider for a moment how much worse life would be if our livelihoods were dependant on cheap chicken wings.

"Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings may be overcooked, as soaring wing prices and a recession threaten to take a bite out of the fast-growing restaurant chain's profits." (Star Tribune)




8 comments:

Crazy Raven Productions said...

Holy shit, dude... I'm so sorry to hear that. :( Take your time, mourn your friend, we'll still be here. I had enough trouble trying to remember to eat and sleep after my mother-in-law passed a few months ago, much less trying to do something creative. Go easy on yourself.

blondee47 said...

Good to see you back..

Ulla said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Be kind to your heart.
Wish you well.

rideandcook said...

So sorry that you lost a close friend. Take your time and take care of yourself. Climb back aboard when you're good and ready.

Cameron Siguenza said...

Sorry to hear that Bob - yes, dealing with loss is a very tough road. I think the "ceiling beam" comment from Ruhlman said accurate.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Cameron
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bob said...

I'm sorry about your loss, Bob.

Maybe writing about your friend can be cathartic, though you probably don't want to put your stories out where people can see them right now.

IdahoRocks said...

Sorry Bob, about your recent loss....

Your analogy, however, brought into mind a very real memory: I acutally did get hit in the head by a boom.... Out on the trapeze of a 15' sailboat, middle of a race, and stupidly looking behind instead of ahead, I really deserved that bash to the side of my head. Luckily, it didn't knock me out, but wow, what a headache.

Death, however, is much heavier. I don't think the loss ever goes away....the load just becomes more "customary," almost taken-for-granted. Time heals but it doesn't erase....

cookworm said...

My condolences to you, Bob. Don't worry about not blogging. We'll be here when your mojo is back full force.