Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A DECLARATION

To our beloved, dedicated and abandoned readers,

It should be easy to keep a blog. It should be as simple as typing a few amusing, anecdotal nothings every few days and throwing a picture in every so often for good measure.

You’d think it would be easy. You’d think anyone could do it.

Well let me tell you right now – you’d be wrong to think these things.

Keeping this road blog current has proven to be one of the most insurmountable challenges of our career thus far. It easily outweighs hauling gear, driving for hours on end and working day jobs to make ends meet. It reminds me a little bit of flossing – so simple and yet it always seems like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to run a waxed piece of string between your teeth every morning and night. Who’s got 3 extra minutes lying around these days? Not in this economy, am I right?

So all of this is a long-winded way of apologizing to those of you who dutifully check this road blog and are continually disappointed at the dearth of new entries. We know we’re letting you down and we don’t feel good inside about it. Now, we’re not gonna stand here (so to speak) and make any promises we can’t keep – we’re no perez. But we would like to make a pledge for the tour we are embarking on today. That pledge is this:

WE PROMISE TO KEEP THIS BLOG UPDATED AT LEAST EVERY OTHER DAY FOR THE DURATION OF THIS TOUR, WHICH STARTS TODAY, AUGUST 25 AND ENDS SEPTEMBER 12TH. WE MAKE THIS PLEDGE OUT OF LOVE FOR OUR READERS, WHO HAVE STOOD BY US THROUGH MONTHS OF SILENCE.

Thank your friends for helping us make this terrifying yet essential step forward as bloggers. We won’t let you down.

Until tomorrow (or the day after tomorrow at the very latest),
jamesheatherjames

4 comments:

heidigardner said...

I hope all the people in the lands-of-far-away-US are good to you! Come back to us sooooon. Safe travels.

Henry said...

This pleases me -- and it's all about me.

You need to update your photo, though, as I happen to know that Lead Sled is now a Dodge, and is not white.

Does anyone else read "Lead Sled" and always hear "Led Sled" in their mind's ear?

Drive safely, Lead Sled!

Sidney said...

I for one know that the people of LA (read as: me) are very excited for this tour. Let's hope that you remember to floss!
(Also, I always read it as Led Sled.)

Caroline said...

Very glad to see you back in the blogosphere. Will follow you slavishly. Already have the tour map on the fridge. Jorra.....