Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's been a long while.

I was reflecting on my lack of postings on this blog the other day (like I do many days), and I realized that the last post was about a sickness that I couldn't exactly shake off. I suddenly thought that, not having posted here for months, people might think I'm dead!!

But then I realized that all y'all that check my blog also see me online on Facebook and Gmail and all those other social networking I-know-you're-alive websites. Or we talk on the phone. You know how it is.

So here I am now, sitting in the Allen Music Library at FSU with plenty of time on my hands. This is a perfect time to throw a post at my oft-neglected blog. There is an issue, however: I don't know what to say.

Oh no! What's the world coming to? Ben doesn't know what to say!!

I'm glad that many of you would appreciate that sarcasm.

Things have been very up and down the last few months. Thanksgiving was awesome at my grandpa's place in Alabama, Christmas and New Year's were fantastic at home in TX, and Valentine's looks to be fun here in FL (without a valentine, but fun nonetheless). In more recent news, my little sister just had her first baby last week - and if you don't yet, you should know that little Asa is adorable.

In fact, you can see for yourself...

So there you go. The most adorable nephew that's ever entered the world. :-D

As for the down parts of the last few months...well, thinking about what I've just written and about Asa has pretty much shown me that all the crap I felt was hitting me really isn't crap at all. Instead of monkeys throwing their poo at me, this is more like monkeys blowing dandelions in my face. Just annoying little things: like realizing my classes are going to take more time and effort than I thought they would. Like the opera taking up more of my time than I expected (what was I thinking? Of course it would take up all my time). Like having my debit card info stolen and used to buy $250 worth of junk online and in my name.

But honestly, that stuff isn't really that bad. The school stuff just means that I'm actually having to study and learn this stuff, the opera is teaching me what I really have to do to stay afloat in such a career, and I'm getting all the money back from the unauthorized use of my card. Life isn't bad at all...but occasionally I truly believe that God has a sense of humor that is far above what we mere mortals can understand.

So, despite my incredible lack of any kind of life exhibited on this blog, know that I'm alive and well. I've just been getting really busy...and my passion for writing on this blog has been waning. But now that I've been seeing other friends upping their posts on their own blogs - well, I feel guilty that I know so much about their lives while selfishly hiding my own in the ground.

Here's to having a post much more often. Even if it's as boring as this one!