I'd love to post more often.
There tends to be a lot of things going on in the political scene that I'd love to comment on.
Part of the problem is that most of the time, other people (especially the ones I've got linked to the side here) say things exactly the way I'm thinking, so repeating them gets to feel redundant.
Part of the problem is I have distractions - looking for work, for example, or trying to snap another bout of crippling writer's block - that keep me from the blogging here.
Mostly, though, it's the depression. I know I got it, I've taken meds for it before, but a shift in work locations ended that and I never got back to it at the new workplace and so... And then I lost my focus at work, and then I lost my job, and... And part of me doesn't want to use this depression as an excuse, you know? But it's piling on top of me, one thing feeding the other, and the depression coming from the lack of work and turning right around to discourage me as I look for new work, and so on.
I'd love to go to the doctor's and see about getting back onto some kind of antidepressant, but my COBRA runs out in June and so what's the point of trying to start up a treatment that's not even going to last for 3 months? It'd be nice if they ever develop an OTC antidepressant that's non-addictive / non-lethal so I wouldn't have to freaking worry about the bills and the medical bureaucracy.
But on the bright side, this prolonged unemployment is giving me motivation to look into running for the US Senate! Why not? It's a job, isn't it? The hours are good and the pay/benefits are great! So all I gotta do is convince enough Floridians to vote for me as a write-in candidate come November and WOOT! I got a job. And I can't be any worse than this SOB who just screwed half the country over for some ego-driven BS (holding up unemployment benefits for 27 million Americans? Forcing thousands of federal employees out of work? Smart move, Bunning. You just proved the liberals and their blogger buddies right about you and your GOP buddies being uncaring BASTARDS).
So vote for me! Wartenberg in 2010! I NEED THE WORK! (Most Honest Campaign Platform Ever.)