So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye!  

Fallic40 54M
3214 posts
4/11/2006 6:30 pm
So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye!

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye
I'm sad to go, I cannot tell a lie
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly
The sun has gone to bed and so must I

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye


There are those who must have wondered about the little numbers on the last eleven posts. Is there significance to them? Is there any reason for all of the pretty colors?

Well, suffice it to say, there is. They are a clue as to my mindset at this time. There are other clues in my last series of posts as well. Let me quote for you from yesterday. “I also have to admit that I cannot do anything less than to the very best of my abilities. I refuse to half-arse anything. This demand that I make of myself will always have consequences that slice through my life.” Yes, I was talking about my anal sense of organization. But you know, it is something applicable to my entire life and really sums up my entire approach to living; and to living an enriched life.

The unfortunate part of all of this is that with my new job and the intellectual (rather than physical) demands on me, I have decided that it is time to close Volume 1 of The Diary of a Village Idiot. Please note that I said Volume 1. I do intend to come back some time in the future. But for now, it is time for me to move in a different direction for a while. The amount of time needed to manage my blog in the manner that will meet my expectations and leave me fulfilled just does not exist for me at this time. And turning out low quality, uninteresting, or sparse posts is not something that I can do and find enjoyable. To quote Neil Young, “It's better to burn out than to fade away.”

There are many people here for whom I have such wonderful feelings of love and affection. With these people, I have shared my heart attack (and recovery), the adventures of my daughters, the mis-adventures of my ex-wife and all of my quirks and foibles. It has been a great deal of fun. It has also been a journey of self discovery.

I do need to show my appreciation to several readers, confidantes and friends. They have been with me for varying amounts of time but they had a tremendous impact on me and my writing.

There is the wonderful, fragile yet resilient impish_pixie. I only wish the very best for her, Miss Maggie and especially for her father and mother.

There is my New Jersey honey TennisMaiden. I know she will find that love she is searching for.

In the UK, there is Wickedwytch69 to whom I owe an e-mail. Beware of the pheasants.

Locally, there is ShayeDK, chef and dominatrix extraordinaire who always sends me the kindest thoughts and some very insightful comments. I want her to get to feeling better so that she can get out and fish.

And most importantly, there is _Safira who has been my friend, my inspiration and my sounding board on many of my very best posts. We WILL still be keeping in contact and staying close. You are just too important a part of my life to just walk away from.

I am handing in my silver ball at the end of the month. But in the meantime, there will be e-mails to send and people to touch base with. I owe so many replies on comments that it going to be several weeks before I can get all of them.

However, this will be my last post for some time. (However, you never know when the muse will be upon me.) I have left a little parting gift below. I do intend to stop by people blogs every now and then and say “hello”. And as I said in the title “So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye.”


Sonnet 87
By William Shakespeare

Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing,
And like enough thou know'st thy estimate,
The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing;
My bonds in thee are all determinate.
For how do I hold thee but by thy granting?
And for that riches where is my deserving?
The cause of this fair gift in me is wanting,
And so my patent back again is swerving.
Thy self thou gavest, thy own worth then not knowing,
Or me to whom thou gav'st it else mistaking;
So thy great gift, upon misprision growing,
Comes home again, on better judgement making.
Thus have I had thee, as a dream doth flatter,
In sleep a king, but waking no such matter.

want2play926 47F

4/11/2006 9:05 pm

I have to tell you I am sad. I have just found your blog recently and have loved everything I have read. Due to a few ill family members, I have not had the time to leave comments and put more time into other peoples blogs as I like.

It is sad to see you leave....I will use your time away to read more of your posts (if they stay here) and wish you well.

God speed~

LaVadaLicious 55F  
2770 posts
4/11/2006 9:30 pm

I have enjoyed reading your blog and will miss it.. Do come back soon and share some more of your wonderful self with us.. Take care

Stop in and Sign The Guest Book


_Safira 55F
11260 posts
4/12/2006 9:45 am

For how do I hold thee but by thy granting?

Fallic ~ You honor me with your love, and I am so richly blessed by it. If you ever want a quirky, over-the-top, retired Dominatrix to visit you in Portland to be your Muse just say the word.

Don't worry; I'll let Blogville know of your madcap adventures through my posts on occasion until you can come back and snatch the torch from my hand. (Always wanted to have a sentence with the words "torch" and "snatch" in it.)

You are a Beloved ... and will remain so always.


This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.


(Princess Lips)

4/12/2006 9:56 am

I will miss you


saddletrampsk 55F

4/12/2006 10:45 am

Take care and good luck in life..I didnt read you on a regular basis but when I did drop over I was entertained by your wit, charm and sense of humour..but I know blogging can be a drag on your real life at times and I am having the same issues as you..

PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
4/12/2006 11:08 am

We'll miss you... best of luck! *packs Fallic a cooler with ceviche and other goodies for the long road ahead*

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
4/12/2006 1:21 pm

Fallic....just wishing you the best. And I hope we at least get updates once in awhile through Safira or Impish! You have a lot of love to bring to life...and we thank you for occasionally sharing it with us here.

runzwithknives 61F

4/12/2006 2:30 pm

Take care and the best of luck Fallic!! You've given me great laughs and lots to think about. Hope to see you back here soon.


rm_impish_pixie 55F
6867 posts
4/12/2006 4:01 pm

OMG...please say it isn't so. I remember the first post I stumbled upon, your kitty wrote it I believe, and I was hooked from the start. Though you don't believe it, I find you to be the exact kind of father to your girls that my father was to me and that puts you smack up in the top of my list. You're a wonderful man - and I wish you all the happiness that you so richy deserve. I'd totally love to go fishing with you some day - but until then I will get just a little "pre-climpsed" every time I hear a Geiko geeko commercial and think sweet thoughts of you. Be Safe Darlin' and please DO come visit often. (((HUGEST HUG I HAVE))...and loads of kisses too... (btw...Maggie sends big hugs & sloppy kisses too!)

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn

libgemOH 57M/53F

4/12/2006 4:25 pm

Fallic, may you have luck and love with you in all you do and we all look forward to your someday return!! _b

FeistySyn 53F

4/12/2006 7:34 pm

I am... type-less from sadness

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?

FeistySyn 53F

4/12/2006 7:35 pm

... there was a private P.S. I was going to email to you directly, but your profile was off.

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?

rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
4/12/2006 9:05 pm

you will be missed ....
be well and blessings always

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

MaggiesWishes 61F

4/13/2006 12:57 pm

warm wishes on your journey ... peaceful thoughts, too.

hurry back one day soon.

Fox4aKnight1 44F

4/13/2006 7:08 pm

hugs sweetie ........and I look forward to seeing you again. I will miss you hugs

rm_jayR63 60F
1884 posts
4/13/2006 9:28 pm

I've always wondered how people find the time.
I'm lucky to post a comment every once in a while.
Your previous post reminded me of something that has been making the internet rounds of late.

You absolutely MUST look up the video of Chris Bliss juggling finale to "Golden Slumbers"
You will enjoy it.

Take care of yourself, my friend.

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
4/14/2006 5:33 am

take care my fellow Brit,life moves on and i'm pleased that you are too,hugs

I'm a

i'm here to stay

GoddessOfTheDawn 106F
11240 posts
4/14/2006 11:53 am

    Quoting Sensuous_Salz:
    Be well and know that we will miss you. If you feel the need, do stop in and let us know how you are...

    Salz~wishing fallic the best of the best for this next chapter in his life~

~ nodz in agreement ~

take gud care of u .....

rm_titsandtires 53M/43F
3656 posts
4/14/2006 10:34 pm

Good bye for now, and good luck with the new job. Send me an e-mail because I think you owe me a beer.


FeistySyn 53F

4/15/2006 2:47 pm

Hmmmm... I found myself going back today... waaaaaay back in your blog, back to posts I had never read that were the "beginning" of the Village Idiot. Something that really struck me is, your posts were mainly pretty short.. they were great and well written and often amusing, they usually touched a nerve and made me think a bit... then you had your heart attack. Your posts changed, a lot - I had started following your blog after the holidays. Maybe because you had so much more free time, maybe your brush with death made you look at things in life more deeply, I don't know. The thing is, you were ok writing short blogs on things that interested you for months and months before the heart attack, but afterward when you had healed and gone back to work, you could not backtrack apparently to what had satisfied you before? I could be way off base here, I could be butting into what is not even my business really.... but I think you are far too hard on yourself. I am glad I went all the way back into your “beginnings”, I feel like I know you so much better now and like you and respect you even more as a person.

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?

moonfire2u 71F
2602 posts
4/15/2006 10:57 pm

Fallic....I will miss you and your silliness but wish you the very best...and look forward to your return...I wish you peace and contentment in all that you do...

kind thoughts,

HBowt2 60F

4/17/2006 10:03 am

take care of you and hurry back...

rm_LilBlondeNZ 42F
1028 posts
4/23/2006 6:30 pm

Like ships in the night...

I understand... I've been taking a break as well for the same reasons. I will miss your soccer stories though!

Best Wishes for you and the girls



rm_cassandraj 55F
35 posts
4/30/2006 8:26 am

I really like your blogs. It is a pity your profile is turned off because I cannot see any information about you. I am really enjoying reading about you and you write well. If you read this and you want to view my profile or write to me I would like that. Cassie

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