Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Time Has Come To Bid The Blogosphere Adieu


When I really started getting serious about getting out of debt, I looked to the blogosphere for help. I can't begin to thank everyone out there, both for the great information, but also for the support your comments gave me. I'm not out of debt yet, but the pace quickens almost by the day, and I can truly see the light at the end of this dank and horrible tunnel. Unfortunately, my massive debt repayment effort leaves zero time to blog, so we made the decision to fold up shop and throw all efforts to killing debt.

I thank each and every one of you that took the time to read our ramblings, and cared enough to cheer us on when we were down (and my, were we low at times). That takes a certain kind of character that makes me believe humans may have a chance.

The one thing from this amazing experience that resonated with me deepest is this: gratitude. Look within your lives, because everything you need is right there. And for the most part, free. Many people who become mired in debt lose that ability to see the beauty of everyday things and everyday moments, to see and appreciate nature and beauty and human kindness - because Madison Avenue doesn't get rich promoting those things. Corporate America gets rich on people zombified by stuff-lust and plastic pieces of crap, not the appreciation of what truly matters in a life. What I learned is this - pay attention to your life, right down to every bite of food you take into your mouth to the value of the love given to you that is worth more than ten thousand hours in front of a plasma screen you can't afford.

It's all right there in front of us, and as the immortal Huey Lewis and the News once put it, "Don't need no credit card to ride this train."

Cheers. And good luck.

Basil

Sorry, I can't begin to follow that so I'll just say that I'll miss the interaction, great ideas and support I got from everyone. Thank you for being there for us.

19 comments:

Rachel said...

I'll miss reading your insightful and witty comments -- best of luck in finishing off that debt!

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so!!!

English Major said...

Good luck, Bizarros!

krystalatwork said...

Ohhh I'll miss reading your blog!! Good luck in the future, I know you'll destroy that debt in no time.

Claire in CA, USA said...

I'll miss you terribly. Please post when you've killed that debt monster. It'd be great to do the happy dance with you!

May God bless your efforts, and keep you sane in the process!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck in the future and I will miss being checking in on you.

Seth said...

So long, and thanks for all the fish Bizarro Family.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laughs and the inspiration. Basil, be sure to take a break once in awhile. Best to you, Bizarros!

FrugalBabe said...

Oh poop! I'd been hoping that you were just on an extended vacation to Tahiti. I'm really happy for you guys that your side business is going crazy and that you're digging out of debt so fast. But I sure will miss your blog. Maybe when you're out of debt you can come back and blog about all the other bizarro things in the world? Best of luck to both of you!!!

noma said...

I'm sorry you're leaving this area of the time space continuum. I feel sympatico. We'll see. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

I will miss reading your posts. Not only was it inspirational to me, but just plain fun to read. So few writers are actually witty, humble and compassionate all at the same time. Your writing was some of the best humor/satire writing I have read in a long time, especially on the web.

Best of luck to you. I know that you will succeed in your goals.

A request: please don't take down the blog. I enjoy reading the archive posts from time to time. I don't see that changing anytime soon.

Reggie, the black kid with good credit said...

Ok quit playing.

If you aren't playing, at least post a blog on you're debt free day.

I love your guys blog by the way! I really hope you're kidding.

Tricia said...

Wow. I'm catching up on my feed reading and I have to say that I am surprised. I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed. I hope you guys knew how much I loved reading your blog.

At the same time, I completely understand. I don't know how many times I've thought about closing up the blog shop. I think I'm too scared to go at the debt reduction alone so I keep at it.

If at some point you decide to come back to the blogging world, do let me know. Even if you talk about chemistry (which I loathe) I'd want to read it.

All the best to the both of you. Thank you for the support you have given me and thank you for the laughs that I have needed when I was feeling down.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you both. You are
kidding, right??

Kellie said...

I'll miss your posts!

Maybe you could update us in a year...pretty please....please :)

Warm wishes for a great life!

JW said...

I will sincerely miss reading your blog. God Bless you both!

Anonymous said...

say it ain't so! i looked forward every day to a new post on your blog. your writing style is entertaining, helpful and enormously funny. please come back when your life allows it. thanks for the memories! i'll miss you horribly.

Brenda said...

Please don't leave us! Really hands down the best blog, and to think I found you on a "dumpster diving blog" search.
I know your Etsy is a main priority (which has some great funny sh*t on it) but consider a monthy numbers update. I am really hopeful the crafty side will slay mass debt.
Thank you Basil and Bianca
Congrats on the lifer you hated leaving your workplace and you make me wish we hade an In-and-Out burger in Seattle.

Noma said...

If you're like me once and a while you get blast from the past "please moderate this comment" emails. It's Noma here. We're firing up the finance psychology again as we are shit deep in debt, again. Hope you'se is doing well.