October 1st is a date that holds personal significance to me. On October 1st, 2002 I started working at a 24 hour CVS located on Charles Street directly across from the Charles St./MGH (Mass General Hospital) Red Line MBTA station. I was working with the overnight crew stocking up the store, ringing up customers, stopping shoplifters and keeping vagrants out of the establishment. I, of course, did that job and way more to the point where I kept getting promotion after promotion and raise after raise. It got to the point where I blinked and I realized that I was almost 30, an assistant manager that worked ridiculous hours. The next step was taking salary, wearing a tie and getting fast tracked into managing my own store. That's not me. On July 1st, I gave my bosses at CVS (moreso my staff who were like family to me) my three month's notice. My final day working there? October 1st, 2005.
The reason why I mention this is because on January 1st, 2010 I'll be making my final post on Poisonous Paragraphs. Three months from now. I'm lucky enough that in the 33 months this blog's been in operation that I've managed to not sell out or compromise my vision in any way, shape or form. I laid out what the fuck this blog was going to be in the header description I wrote back in 2007 and I've managed to stick to it. There isn't a person, place, thing, artist, album, project or sentiment that I've posted on here that I don't stand by. There are a few blogs here and there that I rushed out but it's a hazard of the job. There's far more blogs I edited for size but that was the right call. I was on some "Finding Forrester" shit with those entries.
In conclusion, I'm going to spend the last three months of this blog's existence doing what I always did the same way I've always done it. Why change now? I'm just letting all of you that read this blog know what's about to go down far in advance. I can only post 5 blogs a week for so long before you realize it's time to pursue other avenues. I'll continue to write and I will blog but just not here anymore. When things are made more clear I'll let you all know.