And now, for an administrative note…
So a few people have asked me recently if I’ve stopped blogging. My answer to this is always “No way, bitch! I blog all the time, I’m blogging right now.” *squint* “There. I just wrote a penis joke in my mind.”
Then I proceed to go home and not blog.
I don’t want to stop writing here. In my own sick way, I’m kind of proud of Polonoscopy. It’s never got me a job (which was why I started) nor has it ever been read by more than a handful of (smart, savvy, utterly sexy) people but I’ve always had a giggle here, and I hope you’ve had giggles too. Recently, however, I’ve become a little worried about what I can and cannot write, and frankly, the insecurity is cramping my style a bit.
As some of you may know, I recently relocated to Ottawa. While any normal person would consider this ridiculous (the Senators are a truly disgusting hockey team) I did so for good reason. I have started a short internship with a small but well-respected paper that focuses on the political life here in Ottawa. For a blogger with a blog named “Polonoscopy” I admit, there is something very special about living in the very sphincter of Canadian politics. Despite being a lowly intern, as a writer for this paper I have been given a Parliamentary press pass and a ridiculous amount of access to the (non-Conservative) people on the Hill (but no journalist really has access to the Conservatives… wait, can I say that anymore? Fuuuuuuck DO YOU SEE MY PROBLEMS?). Obviously, I’m not going to work for these people forever, because I’ve never interned anywhere where they actually wanted to employ me, but while I’m here, I think I should just not talk about Canadian politics here for a while. I will write about Canadians politics, often and happily, on Twitter; but I just won’t be giving any topic the full benefit of my attention and vocabulary, in a blog post…. until I’m no longer interning there.
I feel a little bit sad holding back, because life in Ottawa is totally worth eviscerating in body-fluid imagery, but I’m really lucky to get this internship and I don’t want to fuck up my chances of being an actual parliamentary reporter one day. I have never written this blog anonymously, or wanted to, but due to this I’m going to have to shuffle around any issues that might get me in trouble… for now. Hopefully one day I will be able to write about all of this, my way, with a publication that expects it. In the meantime, I will focus on international politics. Which means I will post something about either Vladimir Putin or the Scottish separatism movement (maybe you guy can tell me what you’d rather read in the comments?). Tomorrow. Probably.
No really.. I will try. Probably.
Definitely, probably going to try to try.
See you all tomorrow (maybe)!