Friday, July 20, 2007


All Good Things..


Before I make my announcement, a couple of quick updates:

And that sort of brings me to my announcement..

After more than 300 posts going back 2 1/2 years, I've decided to retire this blog, Full Metal Lunchbox.

A few months ago a good friend of mine (I can't say whom, but hint: she's the one who first suggested I start a blog) told me that she stopped posting to her blog because she "got bored of it."  I didn't understand at first, but I think I get it now.

Yeah, I'm bored with this, and ready to move on to something else.

And recent events in my life have shown me in stark relief just how incredibly artificial the blogging world is.  For me, the question is relevant: why broadcast to strangers when I should be connecting to real people around me?

(I can think of a few bloggers who are shaking their heads at that last paragraph.  Hey, if it works for you, more power to ya.)

And finally, there are a few regular readers who should have no part of my life whatsoever.  You know who you are.  (Don't think I don't see you, just because you've never left a comment.)

This photo isn't supposed to represent anyone in particular, but I just had to include it.

So, that's that.

I don't have a date for my final post, but it will likely be sometime between the Chicago Marathon and the end of the year.  Or it could be sooner.

A very small number of you will receive invitations to keep up with my goings on via a private blog.  To the rest of you, in case I forget to say later, thanks for participating.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me anytime.  All of you (with very limited exception) are welcome to be a part of my life.

Sad to hear you will be going. Your posts have always been fun to read.

That's me.

Boo hoo.

Don't leave us here in this scary blogosphere. :(
Feel SO lucky because I get the REAL Josh even after this blog is over. I hope more people can get meet him and get to know him. :D
Ah, that's not fun...I hope I'm on the private list!
Exactly the reason I stopped. Welcome back to reality Josh. :-) Hmmmm a Private Blog, so more like a journal....
I'm sorry that you are going to be ending your blog....always brought a smile to me. i'll keep enjoying it while you have it up though :-)
Wow, what will i do with my time now???
Sad to see you go - but I know where you live and will just keep up with you via typical routes. but waaaaaaaaaah, no more pug photos????
karnerblue: You can always go to his or my flickr if you want to see pug photos! :)
Well, you did some really great posts. I'll miss your fun writing and images. Don't stop writing - you have a real talent there.

But, I do see where online stuff pales to real-life. I had a dose of that reality last weekend.

My stink-ass blog should prolly go the way of the dinosaur, too. Other creative projects need that time...
Good luck with the running and life. its been fun.

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