Gettin’ Down To Catchin’ Up

Perhaps my longest absence ever, but let’s look on the bright side, I probably won’t disappear like this again till the divorce. I’ll leave gushing about the wedding & honeymoon to future posts – the point of this one is just to flex long-idle blog muscles (ow ow ow) and reassure you that now I’m married I no longer have to spend quality time with Alec on stuff like meaningful conversations and showing love and support. I can instead devote myself to aimless websurfing, calculating how many maids I can afford to sub-contract for that whole child-rearing thing and generally letting myself go.

(Kidding! I’ll just make Alec pay for the maids.)

(OK, OK, still kidding! It’s just that jokes like these don’t seem to go down very well with people when we make them in real life so I’m using this as an outlet.)

Since returning from our honeymoon we’ve unfortunately had to work pretty long hours. Spare time has been spent converting a tall ang moh’s “gentleman’s-club-influenced” bachelor pad into a marital home capable of housing a small Chinese wife with crippling Internet addiction and a penchant for bright colours.

Now that the teabags are no longer stored 2m off the ground, our next priority is making sure everyone who helped with our wedding knows just how grateful we are, because distracted thank yous and hastily dispensed gifts on our wedding day are really not enough.

And once that’s sorted, we’ll finally, hopefully, get some time to reconnect with all our personal joys again before we become one of those boring couples whose main interests are each other. I’m so out of touch with music at the moment that I don’t even know who the latest overhyped mediocre Internet indie sensation is, and Alec hasn’t worn spandex in public for months. And as for you, dear readers, if there are even any of you left, please keep popping in! I can’t pretend I just write this for me – if I did, I’d keep it on my hard drive – and although I’ll need to put in some work to make it worth your while to keep reading, I’m really hoping you won’t give up on me just yet.

13 comments

  1. Hi Michelle,

    Welcome Back, glad to hear you haven’t forgotten your readership.

    Now that you have discovered a huge well of stories from the wedding etc. we can’t wait for you to dip your quill and spill the beans (sorry for mixing my metaphors)
    anywho, unless you actually lost one of your guests (like we did) I’m sure everyone had a great time.

  2. Hi Michelle,

    Welcome Back, glad to hear you haven’t forgotten your readership.

    Now that you have discovered a huge well of stories from the wedding etc. we can’t wait for you to dip your quill and spill the beans (sorry for mixing my metaphors)
    anywho, unless you actually lost one of your guests (like we did) I’m sure everyone had a great time.

  3. Hi Michelle,

    Welcome Back, glad to hear you haven’t forgotten your readership.

    Now that you have discovered a huge well of stories from the wedding etc. we can’t wait for you to dip your quill and spill the beans (sorry for mixing my metaphors)
    anywho, unless you actually lost one of your guests (like we did) I’m sure everyone had a great time.

  4. I was frankly getting a little worried about the long absence. =p

    Glad to see an entry today!

  5. Where once there were beer mats now I see multi-colored box containers with earrings, necklaces and such like, where before there was an ash tray now I see a DVD of the X-Files, empty bottles of beer have been replaced by bottles of fruity smelling skin cream. Soon she will discover my secret stash of cigarettes and then my former way of living shall be lost forever.
    Thank goodness she’s back to blog posting. This may stem the tide for a while.

  6. good to see you back and congratulations on the wedding!

    (no, you don’t know me and no, i’ve not posted before so you can stop wondering who lance is and if you should know him)

  7. Hurrah! You’re back.

    I promise you I’d have snorted appropriately at your joke. What’s the point in having a husband if you can’t ignore him and make him do all the work around the house?

  8. What superb timing. I haven’t been back here in months, possibly more (random news item twanged off the Singapore receiver in my long-term memory, mysteriously dormant, but no fault of yours or the always sparkling writing) and I find you in post-long-blogging-break mode. Now, congratulations on the wedding, of course, but if you could hurry up and blog extensively and sardonically about the latest overhyped mediocre Internet indie sensation (which is really what I came for — who has time to keep up with Pitchfork anymore), I’d really appreciate it.

  9. Aww, you guys make me feel all warm and fuzzy. I hereby grant you total licence to guilt-trip me if/when I lapse again.

    Jonathan as in my-only-reader-from-South-Africa Jonathan from way back??!

  10. I’m still the only South African reader? That’s a crime. I shall commence an awareness (or incentive/punishment, potentially more fun) programme forthwith.

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