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Gun status: jumped.

§ April 24th, 2019 § Filed under sick day § 1 Comment

Turns out the Great Return to ProgRuin blogging has to wait a little longer, as my eyeballs refuse to cooperate. Please excuse the downtime and I’ll be back as soon as possible. Again, it’s all stuff that’ll heal up fine, but it’ll take time and I’m currently at the wrong end of the “take time” part. So hang in there, and I’ll be back before you know, or even before you’d want me to.

A slightly less brief hiatus.

§ April 15th, 2019 § Filed under sick day § 8 Comments

Well, the plan was to be back to blogging this week, with a brand new “End of Civilization” and everything, but unfortunately I had a one-two punch of vision setbacks over the weekend and things will have to be on hold here for just a little while longer. Sorry about that!

Don’t worry, it’s nothing that’s not fixable, but until I recover a little bit more, activities like this will be curtailed. I will be back to it soon, I promise…I am not going to be one of those blogs that’s all “oh, I’ haven’t had time lately, but I’ll return shortly!” and that was heir last post in 2008. I’m still around, I still have stuff to say, I just, um, can’t see very well at the moment.

Thanks for your patience, and I’ll be back in no time. Honest! No foolin’!

A brief respite.

§ April 8th, 2019 § Filed under sick day § 6 Comments

Hiya pals. I’m taking this week off from Progresive Ruining to give my post-surgery eyeballs more of a chance to rest in the evenings. I should be back the following Monday.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you soon.

SO BEGINS…THE EYE-ENING.

§ December 10th, 2018 § Filed under eyeball, low content mode, sick day § 6 Comments


Today’s the big day, so please enjoy this soothing comic cover while I’m getting the inside of my eyeball hosed out. Think good thoughts about my peepers if you can, and I’ll see you, presumably, in about a week or so. Thanks for reading!
 
 

Mister Mystery #12 (July 1953) – art by Bernard Baily

THE MIKE WITH THE X-RAY EYES.

§ May 11th, 2018 § Filed under eyeball, sick day § 11 Comments


Well, as you may have seen on the Twitters, I am having some vision health issues that required a lot of shuffling among clinics, specialists, pharmacies, and whathaveyou most of Thursday. Now, this is mostly just affecting one eye, but still, that’s enough to put a crimp in one’s day, I’ll tell you what. But as write this, my eyes are still dilated from the last treatment, and to be honest, I’m not really up to looking at a computer screen for too long tonight. I’ll be back on Monday, so thank you for your patience.

Shop’s still open, I’m still working, though former boss Ralph filled in for me this Thursday, and he’ll be back over the next couple of Thursdays as I attend future appointments for this issue. But have some patience with me when you come into the store and I’m squinting at you all Popeye-like. I’m told the medication should start clearing up my vision in that one eye, but causes still need to be addressed to prevent that symptom from recurring. It’s a process…I’ll be okay, it’s just a matter of doing what I need to do.

Thanks for still checking in with me after all this time, pals…I’ll talk to you again soon.

My apologies for the radio silence…

§ February 9th, 2018 § Filed under sick day § 2 Comments

…but I’ve had some minor health issues that required more “resting in bed” and less “blogging like a crazy person” over the last few evenings. I’m feeling better, and should be back to standard-issue Progressive Ruining next week. Thanks for your patience, pals, and I’ll see you then.

Let us all bask in the soothing glow of this Youngblood trading card featuring Cougar.

§ January 6th, 2017 § Filed under sick day, trading cards § 3 Comments


Ahhhh…just what the doctor ordered.

The post I almost titled “I don’t want to go on the cart” except I’d already used that on a previous entry.

§ January 4th, 2017 § Filed under low content mode, sick day § 3 Comments

Well, the intention was to start going over your predictions for 2016 today, but I’ve been trying to shake an illness that’s been hanging on since Christmas and perhaps I’d be better off resting than blogging. I am feeling better, but at this stage spending hours typing away my usual pages of text into the wee hours will likely be more harmful than helpful. Blogging and family stuff and the holidays and running a store and household chores all at once while sick results in not doing any of them well (particularly at work, where errors are interfering with making a living), so now that things have calmed down a bit on most fronts, I’m going to enter “low content mode” on the blog as well. Just for a few days, while I finally, hopefully, get over this bug.

Current plan is to start tackling those 2016 predictions next Monday. I may check in here with a smallish post before then, and you can always email me or catch me on the Twitters.

Also, in the meantime, don’t forget to submit your comic industry predictions for 2017, so I can write about them in excruciating length in early 2018!

Thanks for your patience, pals, and we’ll be back to full operation soon.

Probably not updating the rest of the week.

§ March 16th, 2015 § Filed under sick day § 8 Comments

Sorry, friends…I got some kind of bug, and I think I’m better served by going straight to bed upon getting home rather than staying up and feeding the blog despite the age-old advice of “feed a blog, starve a fever.”

…Look, I’m sick, that’s as good as the jokes get.

Anyway, just so I don’t leave you hanging in case I die, for you folks wondering “what was with all the Palladium role-playing books on your birthday post,” the answer is that, as per usual, I was being a jerk.

See you guys again soon…maybe at the end of the week, if I’m feeling better. And thanks for all the birthday wishes. I appreciate them.

Sorry for the extended outage.

§ March 23rd, 2013 § Filed under sick day § 5 Comments

I’ve been ill, and spending my evenings either resting or Netflix-binging on season one of Once Upon A Time.

I’ll be back on Monday…unless of course I decide to get Once Upon A Time season two from iTunes.

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