Everytime I Tried to Tell You, the Words Just Came Out Wrong

Filed under: — Kate @ 3:39 am EST

I’ve been “back” for a week now, and thus far I’m having trouble coming up with something to say. It seems like I had so much to report while I wasn’t blogging, but now that I’ve made the decision to come back, it’s all disappeared into the musty backlog of my brain.

So over the last few days, I’ve been re-reading a lot of my old posts. I had forgotten just how much I had written during my two years of active blogging. According to my stats, there are currently 600 posts (this will be 601) and 2,604 comments, contained within 40 categories. It’s kind of awesome, actually. And some of my posts were really quite good (if I do say so myself). It now makes me regret my silence all the more.

I guess it’s not so much an issue of having nothing to say as it is a problem of where to begin. You’ll have to bear with me as I try to find my “voice” again. I think it will come. I just have to be patient and persistent.

Of course, this may not be an issue, since I don’t think anyone besides Holz has figured out that I’m back yet!


I’ve been too long, I’m glad to be back

Filed under: — Kate @ 9:57 pm EST

Dear Katie, please drop me a line,
just write, Love, to tell me you’re fine.

I’m not sure if anyone out there even cares about this little blog anymore, but enough people have encouraged me to come back that I thought I’d give it another go. There were countless times over the last year and a half where I thought “I would so like to blog about this.” I’d even start composing the post in my head. But it’s surprisingly hard to get back into things once you’ve let them go for so long.

There were a lot of factors that led to my sudden disappearance. One was that I was just spending way too much time online. I was getting a bit obsessive (as I often do with things), and I needed a clean break. Another is that I moved at work and no longer enjoyed the privacy I once enjoyed.

But the main reason is just that I was burnt out. I couldn’t make the words flow anymore. I felt like I had nothing interesting to say. And hey, maybe I didn’t. But I think I do now. SO much has happened during my blogging hiatus. I have so much catching up to do. I’ve got a million stories to tell. And there are a few rants in here somewhere, too. ;-)

I can’t promise daily or even weekly posts, but I’ll try to give you a reason to keep coming back. So what do you say? Can we be friends again?


Promises Broken Now

Filed under: — Kate @ 11:44 pm EST

Okay… so my last attempt didn’t work out so well. I’m no longer going to make you any promises. I’ll just say this: I’m not closing the blog down, but I can’t guarantee regular updates. Things are just too crazy right now. But I love you guys, and I really do want to get back to this eventually.


Don’t Call it a Comeback

Filed under: — Kate @ 10:33 am EST

Well… I do seem to be failing at this comeback of mine. I promise to try a little harder. Really. Starting with the answers to the questions I solicited from you guys a while back… I’ll try to get to at least one a day. And if you have any new questions, now is the time to ask!


It’s Hard to Hold a Candle

Filed under: — Kate @ 4:00 pm EST

November Open Thread


Alright, Alright… I’m Back

Filed under: — Kate @ 12:41 am EST

Enough boobie talk already!


Well, she may be dead

Filed under: — Edo @ 10:40 am EST

Well, your webmistress may be dead, but she is still interested in your comments. Find to the right the October Open Thread, only 20 days late. Leave comments, possibly not involving boobies.

Thank you.

The PlaceHolder.


Actually, I’m Not Dead…

Filed under: — Kate @ 11:24 am EST

Hey guys, thanks for bearing with me during my down time. I’ll be back very soon. I promise. Until then, here’s a belated September Open Thread, since I’ve stagnated so long that my comments on the last entry actually closed. That’s never happened before. :-p Ugh.


Cobwebs In My Mind

Filed under: — Kate @ 2:44 am EST

I fear I’ve left this blog alone so long that it’s starting to grow mold.

Have no fear, I’m still alive and I have no intentions of abandonment. I’m just running on fumes right now. And I’m so busy.

Work is really killing me, to the point where I don’t even check the blog during the day. And when I get home at night, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of my computer.

Truth be told, I might have made the time to sit down and write something if I, in fact, had something about which to write. But even though I’ve done many things lately, I find myself with nothing interesting to say.

Trust that I will answer all of the questions and resume my regular posting just as soon as I get my groove back.


Still Here…

Filed under: — Kate @ 10:40 am EST

…just wholly uninspired and super busy. So in order to get my creative juices flowing, why don’t you guys come up with some questions for me?

Is there a topic you want me to cover? A story you’d like me to tell? Or just something about me you want to know? Well now is your chance to ask.

And while you’re waiting anxiously for that newly inspired content, you can still answer my latest set of questions for you: Survey 2.0 - Living in the Moment.

-I Will Now Take Your Questions


Thanks For Stopping By!

Filed under: — Kate @ 2:42 pm EST

Welcome, Philly Future readers!

Essentials for first time visitors:
-The Ego Behind the Landslide (All about yours truly)
-Burning Questions (FAQ)
-Classic Ego (My greatest Hits)

(This post will remain sticky for the duration of my featured blog status.)


And To Think You Knew Me When…

Filed under: — Kate @ 6:54 am EST

Guess what people!!

I’m the featured blogger on Philly Future for the next two weeks!

And I have to say, I am both flattered and flabbergasted. It’s really rewarding to be acknowledged by fellow bloggers like this.

I’ll try not to let it get to my… er… ego.

To my regular readers, thanks for making this blog a success. You keep me on my toes and make me laugh almost every day.

For those of you stopping by for the first time, you can read a little bit about me here: The Ego Behind the Landslide, and there’s a rather incomplete FAQ about the blog here: Burning Questions.

Both the new and the old readers should check out “Classic Ego” for some of the best content here at Starting a Landslide in My Ego. It’s sort of a catchall category for my personal favorites, as well as for the posts that garnered a large response and/or fostered good discussions.

Previously, at the Landslide in My Ego:
-I’m a Loser Baby


August and Everything After

Filed under: — Kate @ 10:53 pm EST

August Open Thread


Did Ya Miss Me?

Filed under: — Kate @ 2:51 pm EST

Been a bit quiet around here lately. Sorry about that. Nothing’s wrong, I’m just super busy. And while I’ve had a lot to say, I found myself unable to get it out of my head in any coherent fashion. I don’t know where to begin. It’s weird, how only a week without writing can get you so out of whack. Anyway, I’ll just try to get things back on track here and catch up a little, starting with where I was this weekend…


Must Have Been a Hairball or Something

Filed under: — Kate @ 7:47 pm EST

My internet tubes were stopped up all day! But I called in a plumber, and everything seems to be freely flowing once more. Sorry about that!


And July in Her Eyes Hath Place

Filed under: — Kate @ 4:40 am EST

July Open Thread


Hello Again… Remember Me?

Filed under: — Kate @ 11:11 pm EST

Sorry for the unannounced hiatus I seem to have taken here…. I didn’t really plan it. But man, life just gets in the way sometimes. Infuriating office politics, major work deadlines, and family obligations, not to mention the presence of a certain guest….

I’ve spent the last week writing, editing, formatting, copying and FedExing; cleaning, cooking, baking, and cake decorating; touristing, band watching, and firework ogling. The rest of the time, I’ve been holed up in my bedroom as a prisoner in my own apartment: UFIL goes to bed early, in the living room, next to my computer (and my big beautiful monitor).

It all added up to a recipe for my near self combustion.

Anyway… I’m not trying to make excuses. I’m just here now to beg your forgiveness. I’ll be back in the swing of things before you know it.


I’m a Loser Baby

Filed under: — Kate @ 6:25 am EST


That’s the sound of me completely missing being named a finalist in the nominees for Featured Blog on Philly Future.


I try to pay attention to these things, and usually vote in the polls, but I barely touched a computer over the weekend. UFIL, family stuff, et cetera… you get the picture.

Well anyway, as you will see if you click the above link, I lost. Still, it’s nice to know that 3 whole people out there deemed me worthy of their votes!

So I want to thank those three people, especially the person who nominated me in the first place, and then, I encourage all of you to check out the winner, Asymptomatic, and my fellow loser, Amen (The Gospel According to Wook).


Moons and Junes and Ferris Wheels

Filed under: — Kate @ 8:45 pm EST

Ehrrrm… I know the month is more than half over, but I just thought I’d mention that the June open thread is up. Oops.



Filed under: — Kate @ 6:36 pm EST

Sorry I haven’t been around much this week. My job has been absolutely nuts, and I fear it’s only going to get worse (at least for the forseeable future).

It might take me a couple weeks to adjust my blogging habits to fit my current state of frazzlement, so please bear with me.

Hope all of you have a nice weekend, and don’t forget about Monday Leg Blogging!


Gives Us Those Nice Bright Colors

Filed under: — Kate @ 10:21 am EST

I’m swamped today, so I won’t really be around. Maybe later I’ll write something on my nice new monitor!!


May Flowers

Filed under: — Kate @ 12:00 am EST

May Open Thread


What a Fool

Filed under: — Kate @ 1:57 am EST

Yeah, so April is more than half over, and I just realized that I forgot the open thread. Again. Damnit!

Oh well, here you go:

April Open Thread


To Whom it May Concern: It is Springtime.

Filed under: — Kate @ 1:18 pm EST

To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.
-Kurt Vonnegut

Okay, I got nothin’ right now. I’m too busy to compose a proper post, but I really needed to write something so that my bare legs were no longer the first thing you see on this page!

So anyway, what’s the first thing you do around this time of year that makes you feel like spring has really started? For me, it’s giving myself a pedicure and wearing a skirt and sandals for the first time (hence the picture below).


It’s Friday Night: What the Hell Am I Doing Here?

Filed under: — Kate @ 7:58 pm EST

Perhaps the fact that I’m still here at work will excuse my not posting anything today? No? Well, it was worth a try.

It wasn’t a bad day. Just really busy.

But now I need to get the hell out of here: I’m seeing Evil Aliens in a couple hours.

Let’s revive those leg blogging photos on Monday. You have all weekend to come up with something, people!

Have a good weekend everyone!