The Squirrel is Back for Season 3

on Monday, October 27, 2008

Da Squirrel is back! Sorry it has been a few days longer than the three weeks I said I would be gone for. However, the time is well spent and I feel quite refreshed and ready to rumble. And what did I do in those three weeks?

The official story is that I went off to a monastery to meditate on life, the universe and everything. Now enlightened, I am back to share the wisdom of the Universe as revealed to my small brain. I have only one word to sum it all…..”overload”. Well, what do you expect when all that wisdom is poured into a tiny receptacle of a brain. It could easily have been “overload and burned-out” but luckily my brain has a built in overflow where the overwhelming large number of unrelated and useless bits of information can escape harmlessly into. It’s called writing a blog.

The truth is that I accomplished quite a bit in the three weeks I was away. I did a lot of exercise, traveled to a far-a-way place (details in later posts), got a lot of intellectual and professional feeding, had quality time with the wife, achieved some major successes at work and may even have seen the end of the big bad bear problem.

Coming back to this blog after an extended absence was not easy. How does one just start up again? What should one write about? How to make it interesting? I thought I could try some of these approaches………

Sensational Approach:- Mystery of Lone Grey Squirrel’s disappearance solved! Was abducted by aliens! Discovered wandering dazed along a country road last week, he could not remember much but was reported to have said this to the police, “Elvis is alive! I have seen the King!”

Speculative Approach:- Lone Grey Squirrel disappeared just after the financial crisis hit Wall Street. Was he somehow involved? Was he behind the fall of Lehman Brothers? And is it true that he once had a secret affair with hunting supporter, Sarah Pallin?

Studious Approach:- The blog entitled “The Realm of the Lone Grey Squirrel” has actually been running for just over two years now. Both the blog and the squirrel have been subjected to intense scientific study and the panel of scientific experts have all come to the same conclusion…….the squirrel is nuts.

Expose Approach:- Reporters on the trail of the missing Lone Grey Squirrel have made an important discovery …….the squirrel is actually a middle aged man with a slight beer belly!

Medical Approach:- Friends of the Lone Grey Squirrel have released a statement that the squirrel was just suffering from “exhaustion” and was admitted to the Betty Ford Clinic for housetrained Celebrity Animals. He checked himself in and is expected to be out soon. Insiders claim that he is actually a recovering nut-a-holic.

Religious Approach:- The Lone Grey Squirrel was away meditating at the Ashram of the Great Guru Maharichie Rich and have come to realise that after selling all his worldly belongings and giving it to the Guru has not made him a happier squirrel. He noticed though that the Guru is so happy, he was seen laughing on the way to the bank. Squirrel is now accepting donations for a new laptop for blogging.

In the end though, I thought I’d go with the intimate approach. Friends, I needed the down time but now I am back and refreshed and looking forward to our interactions once again. Thanks for checking in on me and my humble blog!

28 comments:

citizen of the world said...

I like the approach you went with best. I'm glad you got the down-time you needed and even hapier to see you posting again. Welcome back, friend!

VioletSky said...

You certainly put a lot of thought into your return, glad you didn't give up all your wordly goods.
Good to have you back.

xup said...

Does your wife know you call her "the wife"? The term always makes me wince for some reason. But as long as she's okay with it...nice to see you back; can't wait to hear about your adventures

On a limb with Claudia said...

DUDE! Look at your brownrobe! We'll have to get Brother Lawrence over to see!

I am simply delighted about your return.

Joyce's Ramblings said...

Glad your back friend. Glad you had down time and spent some with the wife. Overload or burnout need to be treated by any means possible.
Just remember you are incharge and go for it.

Joyce's Ramblings said...

Glad your back friend. Glad you had down time and spent some with the wife. Overload or burnout need to be treated by any means possible.
Just remember you are incharge and go for it.

Russell said...

Welcome back to the blogging world!

I do not comment often but want you to know I enjoy your blog. Also, I think your blog name is the best in the blogging world! Heh! Not sure what the history is behind that name but I do like it!

Take care and hope you had a great break!

blackcrag said...

Welcome back, little beer-bellied squirrel! (That's LBS, your new name from now on... hee hee).

I have had several blogcations in my limited time on the net so I understand your need.

MedStudentWife said...

Glad you are back,my squirrle friend, and have recharged your various batteries :D

Is it true - did you really see Elvis?

Just read down the comments.. blackcraig is funny :).. how does that joke go.. in my poor asian accent of unknown origin.. "You funny maaan... I kill you last !"

MedStudentWife said...

Oh just wondering LGS... will seson 1 & 2 be available on DVD at Amazon?

giggle,giggle..... all the way to the nut house.

heiresschild said...

or perhaps the long grey squirrel was storing up nuts for the winter. anyhoo, glad you're back all refreshed and ready to go again.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

cz,
Thanks. It does feel good to be posting again and meeting with you guys over the ethereal internet.

violet,
Lot of thought? Not really possible for a rodent with a small brain but thanks for the compliment! :)

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

xup,
I would like to say more about my wife on this blog but she is paranoid about web-safety and keeping anonymous. Hence I can only refer to her as "the wife". I guess I could use "my better half" but that seems like so many more key strokes!

claudia,
Don't get excited! it's only a halloween costume! Good to be back and good to hear from you.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

joyce,
I am glad to be back and reading your short but very honest posts which I feel I can always glean some wisdom or truth from.

russell,
Thanks, man. I do like the blog name and am so glad you think so highly of it too. The name is derived from my association with a certain squirrel who was an expert beggar, manipulator and all round scoundrel but a cute one nonetheless.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

blackcrag,
Little Beer-bellied Squirrel? It's lies....all lies! Fabrication by sensationalist media!

Hope all is well with you my friend. While I will deny rumours of a beer belly, I confess to a liking of beer. Perhaps, one day in Ottawa.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

msw,
Sorry, it's not out on DVD but there will soon be a movie entitled "LGS and the Raiders of the Lost Nuts". I'm hoping Johnny Depp will play me.

sylvia,
It is always a joy and an encouragement to see your avatar and read your posts. God bless.

Dr.John said...

I think I would have preferred the Sensational Approach. I wonder how Elvis and the Aliens are doing. It's been several years since I last saw them.
In any case it is good to have you back.

Jo said...

LGS, welcome back. You have indeed been missed. I have slowed down my blogging lately as well. It started to feel like work after a while, but a little break is definitely rejuvenating.

The truth is, you were really in Vegas, weren't you? Never mind... what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Jo said...

LGS, welcome back. You have indeed been missed. I have slowed down my blogging lately as well. It started to feel like work after a while, but a little break is definitely rejuvenating.

The truth is, you were really in Vegas, weren't you? Never mind... what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Jo said...

Gosh, somehow that posted twice!

mago said...

Alive and kicking! Es ist mir eine große Freude, daß Du wieder da bist!
Ich freue mich auf die kommenden posts!

Janice Thomson said...

Welcome back LGS. Oh and to think I posted a squirrel yesterday - how amusing!
What a great comeback - look forward to reading you again my friend.

Jocelyn said...

The good news is that we don't always visit blogs for splashy entertainment; to tell you true, I come here because there is peace in the way you just "be."

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

dr. John,
Did you get Elvis' autograph when you saw him on the spaceship? I really enjoy your active imagination which is so rich as Pigeon Falls illustrates. It's real ace!

Jo,
Thanks for welcoming me back twice and posting thrice!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

mago,
Danke. I look forward to catching up on news from you too.

janice,
squirrel? I am off to see for myself.

jocelyn,
Wow, that's such a nice thing to say. thank you. I don't know what I am doing right but I'll try to keep doing it.

Ruth D~ said...

Welcome back.

Blog reader approach: Where ever he went, I'm glad he's back.

MedStudentWife said...

A new DVD

Sorry Johnny Depp is out (in my books)


NEW *music in*


Its Bond... Lone Grey Squirrel Bond..

Craig Daniels does ya just fine :)

tsduff said...

I'm just glad you are back. Looking forward to catching up myself...I have lots to read about here about the LGS!

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