1. Everything sucks.
2. I miss blogging. I have no time for blogging. But I do miss it.
3. Some time ago I was inspired by better bloggers to nobly intend to do “five things” posts. It seemed manageable. You’ll note I never actually did it, and this hardly seems like the time to start. Still, who can say? I might. Or I might just occasionally randomly post a random number of things. It is, however, extremely likely that if and when I do post, it will be in the form of random lists, rather than cogently argued and intricately constructed Discussions. I suspect you’ll survive.
4. Unfortunately it is quite likely that these random things will, for a time, be excessively whiny. (See #1 above.) Only for a time. If you find this offputting (and who could blame you) I suggest you come back in a few months. Either I still won’t be posting anything ever, or I will have gotten over my whininess. I’m pretty sure that the ubiquitous suckage will be over in a bit.
5. Why is everything about elephants? Eating an elephant one bite at a time (what we’re doing). Trying to align my Rider and Elephant (why being an expat is so hard). The elephant in the room (not at all relevant to my current situation, that I can think of, but a really common idiom). For a creature utterly unlikely to actually be encountered in most people’s everyday lives, the pachyderm gets an awful lot of linguistic play.