Since this blog made its unheralded return on December 1st, I’m sure there’s been one question on the minds of all my longtime readers: Would there be another interview with pop singer Michael Bublé on Christmas Day? And the answer to that question is: Yes!
Back once again to talk about Christmas and a variety of other topics is everyone’s favorite Canadian pop singer Michael Bublé!
Cutter: Hey, Michael! It’s been a couple of years. How have you been?
MB: Sigh…I’ve been fine.
Cutter: Just fine? It seems like your family has had a lot of good news lately.
MB: Yes, we have.
Cutter: Okay then what’s wrong?
MB: Nothing’s “wrong,” I’m just wondering why we’re doing this.
Cutter: This interview? We always talk on Christmas.
MB: Except that we didn’t the past two years. You know after we had our goodbye talk and you wrapped up your blog with a satisfying conclusion?
Cutter: You may remember that I always said I might bring the blog back again one day?
MB: But why? What’s the point? I’ve been reading some of these posts, and at the risk of being especially blunt, you haven’t exactly been writing world-changing stuff here. Maybe if you had brought back the 2015 version of the blog, I could understand. But that’s has been more like the 2011 version.
Cutter: Is there a huge difference?
MB: Yes. In 2015, you actually tried to write interesting posts that a general audience might want to read. In 2011, it was a glorified diary with limited appeal. And that’s what the 2018 version has basically been.
Cutter: You’re saying you haven’t enjoyed reading about my stomach illnesses or back pain?
MB: Oh yeah, that’s been super riveting. Let me tell you, I wake up early every morning anxiously awaiting to hear about your next physical ailment.
Cutter: Okay, I get it. I’ve had some “deeper” posts planned, but they take time, and if I want to get something up each day, it’s usually got to be short and quick.
MB: Even then, why are you doing this?
Cutter: I guess part of me just missed writing. I got nostalgic for the days of writing a blog post every day in December, so I decided to try it again. I’ll admit that it hasn’t been as much fun as I hoped.
MB: If you missed writing, why didn’t you work on your novel like you said you were going to do last year?
Cutter: I tried. It didn’t work. For whatever reason, I couldn’t do it. I’ve resigned myself that it’s never going to happen.
MB: You’re just giving up?
Cutter: Yes, I’ve given up! I tried a bunch of things to get myself to write the novel on a consistent basis, and none of them took. Maybe in a different life, I’d figure out a way to actually write the damn thing, but in this one, I’m simply not going to be a novelist.
MB: That’s sad.
Cutter: It’s not all bad. I am getting paid to write about the Phillies again, and that’s been fun.
MB: Congrats on that, I suppose.
Cutter: Well, since we apparently don’t have anything else to say to each other, is there anything you’d like to say to the readers?
MB: Just hope everyone out there is having a joyous and wonderful holiday season.
Cutter: Well said. Merry Christmas to all my readers!