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By Carol Einarsson | 05/28/2015
Category: In Other News
 

Wow!!

The time isn't yet right to share it all, but boy was yesterday a great day!

I'll soon have a very exciting announcement, but it's not yet ready.

I wanted to post this just to say Hi, to let you know I'm still among the living, and that despite the two weeks off, the "announcement" that is forthcoming has acted as somewhat of a drain cleaner.

For a long while, now, it's felt like my words were sitting in that mucky water of the kitchen sink when the drain backs up. Everything I wrote would just fall into that pool of old food, grease, and stank that sits in the water awaiting a drain snake to free it from the confines of the stainless steel prison in which its rotting. Yes, inside, it had gotten that bad.

But now... NOW the plumber has arrived, the drain is clear, and the kitchen sink has been made shiny again, with water flowing freely. 

Thank you all so much for enduring whatever crap writing I've been posting here for the past however-long I've been in this funk. And thank you for joining me in this journey! Hold on, it's about to get SO MUCH BETTER!!

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Comments:
Bill B
05/28/2015 6:06 pm (1)
Yeah still here. LOL
Crap writing? Really? Perhaps a little less passionate this year, but crap writing is a pretty harsh self appraisal.
Lots of good plumbing analogies though.
Anyway, glad to have you back.

tybeecat
05/28/2015 6:10 pm (2)
I'm still here and checking your site to see if there's anything new! Glad you have good news and hope to read new articles soon (none of the previous writing was crap, at least not in my opinion)
SrRaceFan
05/28/2015 7:27 pm (3)
Carol, you can call your past writing crap if you want, but your fans know different. I can't put into words how frustrating it's been coming to this site and finding nothing since the Sponge Bob race. I understand if you decide to go a different direction instead of CHEERS & JEERS, but not having that column has produced an atmosphere of grieving in my household. We've spent so many years looking forward to Tuesday mornings on this site! Whatever your endeavors are, please know we're with you 100% and looking forward to your announcement. And I'm glad that flushing the toilet worked for you. Oh wait, that wasn't exactly the plumbing you were referring to, but it has the same effect...

Welcome back!
grumpyone
05/29/2015 7:04 am (4)
Glad to hear you called a plumber.. Sometimes it takes a good self assessment to fnind our chosen direction and that takes time. And I agree with BillB, crap writing? Pretty harsh. Anyway, best wishes and can't wait to read it. Keep smiling.....
Benita24and48Fan
05/30/2015 6:23 pm (5)
Crap writing...no way. Cheers and Jeers is the one column I can say I faithfully read out of all the Nascar stuff...glad to hear the drain is unplugged and looking forward to more.
possum
06/03/2015 3:49 pm (6)
Well, I'll be the contrarian and say that while the quality was good, there was a noticable change in tone in Carol's writing over the past year or two compared to the early days of C&J.

So I'm glad for her that whatever the issues have been, she's finding a solution that leaves her happy.

Because Cheers and Jeers should be mostly happy Cheers.

John
sealevel
06/07/2015 5:05 pm (7)
Cheers for Carol 100% -
But mostly cheers for nascar?
Jeez, love those concrete walls
around pocono on the straightaway,
but hey, 500+mill on the daytona
refurb is more important. ..:-(
waytogo martin truex jr, cool...
nebraskaparkfan
06/09/2015 8:16 am (8)
definitely not crap writing! This is always the site I go to when I want to hear what happened in the race. I end up missing a lot of races and do not have dvr or anything like that. Sometimes I can listen on my radio, but not always, especially when driving through South Dakota. This week, I missed most of the race because my 82 year old dad wanted to take my 16 year old daughter out to look for a car. That's one of those moments you can't skip. So I could read a newspaper article about the race and find out who one or maybe find something on the internet. But your column has always been the one I go to. It has all those little moments that happened during the race that make watching it enjoyable. Thanks for all you do.

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