December 5, 2014

A C. M. Classic: Post #156

Time now, for the redundant portion of Father Nature's Corner, where we produce another post in the occasional series entitled "Cedar's Mountain's Classics", in which we take an old post from the original six year odyssey that was my first blog and retool, revamp, regurgitate, reactivate and simply reanimate to something very new and very shallow.

Today's post repeater is a spoof/rant/re-tool on taking a vacation, either from the cyber world or the real world. Feel free to read the post, although it isn't anything to speak of, other than most of the commenters have long since stopped commenting and/or visiting my blog, and two of them have all but abandoned the blog world for greener pastures (one is a very successful NY Times bestselling indie writer).

Back in the halcyon days of Cedar's Mountain, I used to go on hiatus about two to three times a year, mostly around the major holidays. After all, doing semi-fun things/recharging the batteries at the time was slightly better than hanging around cyber space. the years slowly trudged by, I found that going on hiatus, much like going on vacation from work, was really boring.

I know, hard to believe that taking time off from blogging/writing/real world could be called boring, but that is how I actually feel about the subject of vacation. I don't take a lot of vacations from work, other than taking what I call "vacation cap days", in which I use just enough vacation time in order to receive the vacation accrual that I'd busted my chops for in the previous month. I don't like giving back stuff that is rightfully mine to begin with.

So...while taking a vacation can be exciting for most, I find it to be excruciatingly dull. Which is why when I take vacation days I bitch, moan, groan and whine about what a crappy time I'm having.


It ain't the be all to end all. Or is it?

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  1. I don't find vacations boring. Stressful sometimes, yes. Packing, traffic, people... I do have use it or lose with my vacation as well.

  2. Boring? You need a good slap, my boy. Use your vacation days to try something new -- you might find a new passion!

  3. Alex: The last time I went on a regular old-fashioned vacation was back in 2008, when the wife and I went to visit a cyber-buddy in Indiana. It was one of the few times that I had actually enjoyed myself.

    Debra: 'Tis a thought, but trying to find something new to do with the wife (who can be a fuddy-duddy sometimes) is more often than not, way too stressful.

  4. I can see where you're coming from. Too much of nothing can be a bad thing. When I take time off I try to find a balance between scheduled, interesting, purposeful activities, and veg time.

  5. S.R.: Lately, it's been hard to find that balance. I mostly play catch up with all the crap I'm not able to properly do during the week. So ultimately, I veg out with the intent of doing some writing, but nothing comes to fruition.

  6. I think that was before I found your blog. I would have thanked you for wishing me the spoiled rotten feeling!

  7. M: Here is my fervent hope that you get spoiled rotten on Christmas. :D


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