It's been ages since he's posted on his blog or announced a new MxMo event...
"The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass."-Martin Mull
When I read his latest post a while back I thought it suggested he was ramping back up after his acknowledged absence. Upon re-reading I guess I filled in the blanks on my own - he never really said he was back at things regularly.
Are you concerned about his well being or just anxious for more interesting content and MxMo's? I don't know him so wouldn't know what's out of the ordinary.
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DanielDSM:When I read his latest post a while back I thought it suggested he was ramping back up after his acknowledged absence. Upon re-reading I guess I filled in the blanks on my own - he never really said he was back at things regularly.
I had interpreted that last post much the same, but you are right about it...
DanielDSM:Are you concerned about his well being or just anxious for more interesting content and MxMo's? I don't know him so wouldn't know what's out of the ordinary.
Both, truthfully: He's gone a month here or there before without an event (life happens, I of all people get that,) but this recent stretch has been unusually long and unusually quiet. I do truly hope he's okay and just insanely busy...
I have been discussing Mixology Monday with him since April. He wants to retire it. I told him I would it over and he agreed. He just hasn't gotten around to doing his last farewell event.
If not, I have the successor event planned (which was the other option I offered in case he wanted to retire his creation completely) which would be like MxMo with a new name. I would like to keep the MxMo legacy intact which is why I have been hesitant on this part.
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Well, it's good to know he's doing fine and that his absence wasn't a sign of anything more serious.
Fred, good for you offering to keep the legacy alive in some form or another! I wish you the best of luck. Please let us know what's shaking (or being stirred) with that.
I definitely miss it and disagree about the lack of enthusiasm about it. Perhaps I am blinded by my own enthusiasm -- I've been contributing to MxMo for 4 years now and would gladly do another 4 years.
I know Paul well enough that I cannot bother him in the next month for he's probably preparing for several talks at Tales of the Cocktail. August is when I'll shoot him a message about getting things done with the transfer of Mixology Monday or about me starting the successor (Tipple Tuesday). I already have the twitter and blog names reserved just in case.
Sent him a message this week and heard back that Paul will be doing one last hurrah in September (capping off 6 years of MxMo) before passing the site off to me to run.
Well, I'm both sad to see him leaving but excited for you taking it over, Fred!
He's had a good, influential run and the concept of MixMo is still alive and well in some form or another.
So, good for you, Fred and I look forward to this chapter leading to the next!
My condolences, Fred ;) Thanks for taking over.
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Paul just set me up with an account on Mixology Monday's blog, so hopefully everything will be going on schedule for him doing a last hurrah in September and me taking over in October.
No news on whether Paul is doing a last hurrah or whether I am doing September, but I did set up a twitter account to bring MxMo into this decade. Please spread the word!
The next Mixology Monday will be September 17th!
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