Pronunciation: \ni-ˈglekt\
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Latin neglectus, past participle of neglegere, neclegere, from nec- not (akin to ne- not) + legere to gather — more at no, legend
Date: 1529

1 : to give little attention or respect to : disregard
2 : to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness

synonyms neglect, disregard, ignore, overlook, slight, forget

The blog has spent much of 2009 relegated to a backburner position. According to Merriam-Webster, I'm guilty. Thus begins penance...

Status Update
(or, reasons for my abysmal online irregularity):

1. School
Writing Workshop = major time suck; Linguistics class rocks.

2. Job Hunting
There is such thing as a job that neither sucks nor insults my intelligence. Since quitting my last job, I daydream often about that elusive thing.

3. Married Men
Two in one week? Old college chums looking to "catch up" rarely seek such. Seriously. Hop back in your Mercedes and drive back to your yacht. Or go home to your wife. Or your daughters. Or your dogs. Whatever. Just keep your bad karma fleas off my doorstep, please. The Golden Rule of Job Seekers = Thou Shalt Not Vex the Karma Fairy. Seriously, enough already with your bad juju. Shoo!

(Yeah, OK: #3 is less problematic now but damn...for awhile this summer my life started to resemble that Weather Girls song. Things have returned to some semblance of normalcy, for the time being...

4. Leisure
Insomnia ain't so bad when the alarm clock never beckons.

5. Health
Flu is a mis-spelled 4-letter word. Being sick and uninsured blows. 'Nuff said.