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Thursday, April 26, 2007

I Flit, I Float, I Fleetly Flee I Fly



Yesterday's wrap-up wasn't just for the past 12 months. It was for good. I started this blog a year ago and it's been a thoroughly lovely experiment. But I'm calling it a day. The upcoming year looks to be a very busy and exciting one for me. Also, about a month ago I said to my Significant Other, "I think I'm running out of funny. I want to go back to just observing things for the sake of observing them." He nodded thoughtfully and said, "You just want to be able to start shopping again without having to 'fess up." He knows me very, very well and it's why I'm madly in love with him. (Like Jay-Z and Jordan, I reserve the right to change my mind on a whim, especially if someone charges me too much for a veggie hotdog or unfairly tows our car and deserves public derision.)

I hope it has been half as entertaining for you to read this blog as it was for me to write it. Feel free to keep emailing me (brunchbird at yahoo dot com) and stop to say hello when you see me out on the town. And of course you're welcome to stay and rifle through the archives. Just turn off the lights when you leave please.

Sincerely,
Brunch Bird

79 Comments:

Blogger I-66 said...

C'mon, Bird.

Surprise me next time.

(It should be noted that I'm whuppin Etcetera in the comments of late)

12:57 PM  
Anonymous freckledk said...

You'll be missed by many, but I hope that, as a treat, you'll pop up every now and again.

Thank you for some truly enjoyable reads.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous etcetera said...

knowing in advance does not make it any less crappy.

i'm going to protest by not commenting. (this doesn't count.)

1:24 PM  
Anonymous dagny taggart said...

(sulking on the inside)

Well, busy and exciting and not wanting to fess up sounds like you have things to do and fun to have and maybe some guilty pleasures to indulge - I wish you luck and success as you go forth and have fun!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Is So Over said...

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary.

And for knowin' when to fold 'em.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous charlotte harris said...

I have enjoyed lurking and reading. I don't think you would ever have run out of funny, but you gotta do what you gotta do!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Scott said...

I wasn't at happy hour to hear the news ahead of time, so please excuse me if I'm a little shocked that another favorite blogger is hanging up her typing gloves. I guess the effort that it takes to keep a blog of this quality going just isn't sustainable or fun over the long haul.

Thanks for keeping me smiling over the past year. Still my favorite post: http://brunchbird.blogspot.com/2006/11/to-men-who-saved-me-from-myself.html

1:49 PM  
Blogger LJ said...

Aw bummer... but sounds like you know it's time for an exit. May you return back at some point in the future.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Carrie M said...

but...but...but, noooo. you can never run out of funny...

well, you will be missed. I hope you still come to the happy hours though.

2:07 PM  
Blogger inowpronounceyou said...

In the words of Phil Collins, when Genesis split up; "It's a sad day. A very sad day."

You will be missed.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Why do you all close your blogs just when I start to read them? This is like the 3rd time this has happened.

*Sigh* You'll be missed.

2:23 PM  
Blogger WiB said...

I guess this means I'll actually have to get some work done now.

Dang.

Thanks for a great year, BB. A great blog (and blogger).

2:47 PM  
Blogger gn said...

That's sad! I guess I have a lot of archives to catch up on ...

3:30 PM  
Blogger Hammer said...

Tarnation! See ya around, kid! Have fun in the U.K.!

P.S. - I'm calling dibs on whatever beer is left in the fridge. Even the Stroh's.

4:04 PM  
Blogger mm said...

Whatt? I started reading you blog and you're just going to give up?!
:)
At least still come to the HHs. I enjoyed meeting you at the last one. Good luck with everything!

4:39 PM  
Blogger roosh said...

bah the rumor was true. Well I have a feeling I will still see you around, like early may. You can't escape from the bloggers.

5:11 PM  
Blogger LMNt said...

This is sad. You're one of my favorite reads.

And I may be holding out hope that you "change your mind on a whim" here, too. ;-)

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Virglekent said...

Of course you'd do this before I planned on blogging about Bloggers who stop blogging, now it will look like my post is ALL about you.... Remeber You're so Vain"

Anyway, we'll always have, "Who want's to know"

BB OUT

5:29 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

poop

6:38 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

2007 - the year of the quitter.

I am disappointed - please continue to visit from time to time, however.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

Phil, I thought I wasn't allowed back in the Playaz Compound after that whole hiding-Tom Selleck-in-the-trunk-to-sneak-by-the-gate-guard incident. Oohhh, you mean visit the blog. But of course.

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I believe in as many as three cases you're not being paid by my loved ones to write them. No, seriously, I was quite nervous upon hitting the "Publish" button for the first time last year. But I've been nothing but heartened to see that the positivity that abounds in the blogosphere so vastly outweighs the subterranean grumbling of envious nincompoops that it renders the latter merely laughable. Which is to say, thank you for being so darn nice and/or genuinely interesting every day.

A word of warning though: like your reprobate, unemployed cousin Eddie, I'll be lounging around on your blog couches now in my free time. And as such I'm going to be needing that Stroh's, Hammer, so keep your filthy hands off it.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous rcr said...

You know, every time a blogger quits blogging, God kills a kitten.

It's science.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Truer words have not been spoken, rcr.

Bird, of course you are not allowed near our compound, but are welcome at our blog (or any other blog we like to visit, for that matter).

Hey if we get to 40 comments, will you keep going anyway?

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Arjewtino said...

You just ruined my day. I hope you can look at yourself in the mirror.

8:56 PM  
Blogger E :) said...

This sucks... But I understand. Sigh.

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Baker said...

Damn. This sucks.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous kob said...

He's right about the kitten.

You will be missed.

Thanks for some really great posts.

1:22 AM  
Anonymous Daddy-O said...

I too will miss the blog, but I still have her near to me.

You have quite a following BB, and have made a lot of new friends. I'm proud!

3:42 AM  
Blogger KC said...

Sorry to see you leave the blog world, but I think I'll take you up on the offer to dig around your archives from time to time.

Take care.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous KassyK said...

I'll see you soon. But I'll miss reading you. Alas darling, your funny will never go away.

:)

10:55 PM  
Blogger Beakerz said...

Congratulations on your graduation from blogging overtime.

I do look forward to seeing the random posts from ya though.

Talk to ya soon

7:02 AM  
Blogger honeykbee said...

Well that's surely a shitball way to start my week; my favorite blog calling it a day.
I suspect you are being too hard on yourself. Your funny has not been diminishing over time, in fact your craft has been consistently developing and becoming more appealing.

Wish you all the best but also hope you find it impossible to stay away for too long.

Damnit.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Alejandra said...

Teardrop...

8:59 PM  
Blogger gn said...

I don't have your e-mail address, but I wanted to thank you and your significant other for hosting the other night! It was fun. Even though you turned off the lights and forced us out. We had overstayed our welcome, though.

4:48 AM  
Blogger mysterygirl! said...

Cheers, Brunch Bird! You'll be missed.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Steven R said...

Madam, thy name is cruelty! For I have discovered this site not ten minutes ago and I am emailing to tell you that you write like a dream. So, you have an exciting year ahead of you; well yawn. With all the philanthropy of a three month old, I only demand more of your prose. I suppose I'll have to go over all your previous posts, but it won't be the same. Now, I hope you'll be earning your money writing or at least using your talent. Failure to do so will be..um...an abuse of your God given gift and I know that there a plenty of doorstepping evangelicals in your part of the world who would be only too delighted, at my commission, to go round to your front door and nag you to an early and virtuous death. You have been forewarned - or possibly even prophesied. Steven, London (London)

4:05 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

Well a comment like that could make a bird mull getting back in the game. Thank you Steven R.

4:15 AM  
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2:57 PM  
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11:23 AM  
Blogger 性份 said...

能付出愛心就是福;能消除煩惱就是慧。........................................

3:10 PM  
Blogger 毅綠 said...

喜樂的心是健康良藥,憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。........................................

10:42 AM  
Blogger 欣盈 said...

I do like ur article~!!!..................................................

4:01 AM  
Blogger 楊怡均 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。 ..................................................

5:47 AM  
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Time and tide wait for no man.......................................................

11:15 AM  
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5:47 PM  
Blogger BlancaMcleroy1230 said...

原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得........................................

6:59 AM  
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世間事沒有一樣沒有困難,只要有信心去做,至少可以做出一些成績。 ..................................................

8:26 AM  
Blogger 伯函 said...

才華在逆境中展現,在順境中被掩藏。.............................................

12:57 AM  
Blogger 韋于倫成 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention...................................................

4:01 PM  
Blogger 志文 said...

我從來不認為不同意我的看法就是冒犯........................................

6:56 AM  
Blogger 怡迪怡迪 said...

先為別人的快樂著想,是超人;先為自己的快樂著想,是凡人;使別人不快樂,自己也不快樂的,是笨人。..................................................

12:51 AM  
Blogger 啟定 said...

Variety is the very spice of life. ............................................................

7:32 AM  
Blogger SadeRa盈君iford0412 said...

Cast not the first stone. ........................................

7:44 PM  
Blogger 萱祥 said...

Many a true word is spoken in jest...................................................................

10:04 AM  
Blogger 冠慧 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention...................................................................

10:05 AM  
Blogger 鄭雨枝 said...

婚姻對男人來說是賭他的自由,對女人而言卻是賭她的幸福。..................................................................

7:08 AM  
Blogger 怡文蔡 said...

Pay somebody back in his own coin.....................................................................

11:58 AM  
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4:22 PM  
Blogger 雲亨雲亨雲亨 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

10:33 AM  
Blogger JasonBirk佳琪 said...

海鷗要高飛,必先遠退。花蜜要香醇,必先久釀。............................................................

12:09 AM  
Blogger PearleY建佑 said...

心平氣和~祝你也快樂~~..................................................................

11:09 PM  
Blogger 懿綺懿綺 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

11:09 PM  
Blogger 吳婷婷 said...

這樣的情感,真是值得人羨慕............................................................

4:03 AM  
Blogger 楊儀卉 said...

Learning makes life sweet.............................................................

11:56 AM  
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我愛那些使自己的德行成為自己的目標或命定的人................................................

3:35 AM  
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真是感人肺腑的文章~~......................................................

9:51 PM  
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累死了…來去看看文章轉換心情~.......................................................

5:18 AM  
Blogger 賴靜趙喜妤雯 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

3:01 AM  
Blogger 莉璇藍 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債............................................................

3:36 AM  
Blogger 駱李淑華明欣 said...

愛情是一種發明,需要不斷改良。只是,這種發明和其他發明不一樣,它沒有專利權,隨時會被人搶走。.................................................................

6:58 AM  
Blogger 少明秋菁 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。.................................................................

5:20 AM  
Blogger 賴成陳韻邦v貞 said...

等很久了 謝謝你的用心............................................................

11:17 PM  
Blogger 雅王任 said...

多謝美味的心靈雞湯......................................................

10:11 AM  
Blogger 皇紫勳紫勳豪 said...

大肚能容,了卻人間多少事,滿腔歡喜,笑開天下古今愁。..................................................

2:22 AM  
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凡走過必留下痕跡!不留言對不起你!............................................................

3:17 AM  
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6:53 AM  
Blogger 怡靜怡靜怡靜怡雯 said...

真是感人肺腑的文章~~..................................................................

1:04 PM  
Blogger 王雅俊 said...

It is no use crying over spilt milk.......................................................................

4:44 AM  

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