Thursday, September 21, 2006

Good News / Bad News

Today was the first day of classes at the U, which means there is good news and bad news.

The good news is that Fosco now, for the first time in five years, has health insurance! Hooray! When I woke up this morning, I could already feel an invisible forcefield of protection around me. But although I am now protected (and, luckily, I did not get cancer in the last five years. Whew.), I still can't believe that a civilized country can allow large numbers of its citizens to go without health insurance. It is SHAMEFUL.

Also, now I can go ask a doctor about these suppurating sores. [That's a joke, my friends.]

The bad news is that now Fosco has real responsibilities and schoolwork to occupy his time. This could mean that my communication with you here at "Fosco Lives!" will become a bit less frequent.

No, I didn't say that I'm leaving you--I just won't be here as much.

Well, that's because I don't really know what "as much" means. I'm not trying to be evasive--I just don't know yet how much time I'll be able to spend with you. We'll have a better idea after a couple of weeks.

I know that you'll miss me, Champ, but I have to go to work. I just can't spend all day here talking to you--as much as I would love to. Somebody has to pay the bills around here.

Yes, but did it occur to you that Caleb's favorite blogger may be independently wealthy? I can't afford to spend all day blogging, even if Caleb's favorite blogger can.

Well, why don't you just go read someone else's blog then? How about that? Maybe they'll be "there for you." Jesus Christ...

I'm sorry. No, don't cry--I shouldn't have said that. I didn't mean it. It's just that... well, I wish I could give you all of my time but I can't.

I know it's not fair, but that's how the world works.

C'mon, let's go get some ice cream. You'll feel better after you eat some ice cream and get a good night's sleep. Gimme a hug, Buddy.

[Seriously though, if you need to find other things to read while I'm unavailable, I would recommend you head over to John Mackey's Osti Music and read his Journal/Blog. His "Talk Like A Pirate Day" post has the most remarkable pictures of Lego pirate battles. Yar.]


John Mackey said...

If you refer people to my blog, and I refer people to your blog, we're going to create an unstoppable blogging feedback loop. People will be overwhelmed by the din of alternating high-brow pubic-hair / low-brow me-in-a-green-lantern-suit entries.

FOSCO said...

That's a chance I'm willing to take. Because what's the alternative: sending them to that Japanese rabbit that likes to balance things on her head? Actually, maybe that's not a bad idea...