I’ve been asked why I haven’t written much lately. The short answer is I’ve been playing ostrich the last few months with my head in a hole wondering why the worst reality show in history got renewed for another season. By reality show, I mean the world we’re living in…

I usually feel like my writing is an escape from the world, but all I could think about writing were stories related to the insanity our world is experiencing. I was so disgusted with everything I couldn’t muster even a minimal amount of mental fortitude to find humor in any of it to write satirically. I’m usually really good about picking apart ANYTHING and finding humor in even the darkest topics, but in reality, what happened in the United States in the fall of 2020 has no humor.

It’s a really sad moment when a comedy writer says there’s nothing funny to be found in a given situation. I couldn’t laugh because I was so angry.

I rarely write politically on my blog, though there was so much I wanted to say. Fortunately, I refused to feed into the nonsense, and yes, I felt my writing would do that. Not because I was picking a side or saying anything controversial, nor did I care if I offended anyone, I just didn’t want to talk about it. I simply stopped caring about the world because there was no point. Sometimes it’s best to just pick up your toys and go home. I felt it was easier to just ignore it all.

In general, 2020 wasn’t a bad year for me aside from my declining mental health as the year progressed. I actually had lots of good things happen and despite my blatant sarcasm and best efforts licking door knobs and so forth, I never got the covid. But in my well known pessimistic fashion I will wager to say 2021 isn’t going to be much different than 2020 for the majority of the world. In fact, it’ll probably be worse.

When I was learning to drive my mother told me, “It’s not you I’m worried about. It’s the other drivers on the road.” This holds true in life. I’m okay in my world, but it’s everybody else out there I have to worry about. Motivational speakers say to surround yourself with positivity if you want to better your life. That’s hard to do when there is so much crap happening around you everyday.

2021 Advice: Avoid everyone, eat pizza, play video games, and watch movies.

On that note, I’ve been watching LOTS of movies. I’ve really been getting into the Batman movie series lately. I’ve always liked Batman, but not the new ones. I have to say, Suicide Squad, The Joker and Birds of Prey were all pretty okay movies. 2021 at least gives me something to look forward to – Suicide Squad 2 is coming out this year and if that’s not enough, The Batman is coming in 2022.

What does this have to do with anything? Nothing. But that’s what’s fun about my writing. It’s pointless banter. Sometimes that’s what we need in life. Hopefully I can get back on track with my old style of writing and maybe I’ll even throw in a pizza review here and there also.

Til next time….

~ MaRtY ~

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