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Time Well Spent (A Farewell Post)

This weekend was my last weekend as an editor here at Evil Beet. Sarah will be taking over the heady responsibility of providing you with your weekend celebrity gossip fix. The job is in good hands.

I can hardly believe it’s been a year (almost to the day) since I took over the job of weekend editor. In that time, I’ve learned much from my fellow editors and authors– Wendy and Molls– and have felt truly privileged to have been able to work for the brilliant Beet herself, Miss Sasha Pasulka. I owe them all a debt of gratitude.

However, I owe the greatest share of thanks to you– the readers of this site– not just for putting up with my spelling errors, but for providing me with the overwhelming experience of having an actual audience. Until I took this job, writing was a very personal, intimate endeavor for me. I always put a part of myself in my best writing, and before Evil Beet, always felt embarrassed showing my work to anyone else, lest they criticize it, and by extension me. Through both kind encouragement and eviscerating castigation, you’ve certainly broken me of that!

I’m not sure exactly what my future holds, but I think it’s safe to say that I will continue to write, although in what capacity I’m not yet certain. For the time being, I am content simply to take a few month’s worth of weekends to play a shit ton of video games and dance myself silly at a shit ton of parties.

See ya around, internet. Take care of yourself.

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  • “I’m not sure exactly what my future holds”, “I will continue to write, although in what capacity I’m not yet certain”, “For the time being, I am content simply to take a few month’s worth of weekends to……”

    So, in other words, you were fired.

    Well, good luck doing the uncertain!

    • No, actually. I quit because I got tired of not having any free time (I also work a full-time day job during the week.) Nice try though.

      • Not having any free time? You have to be fucking joking. What you and your other cohorts did must have taken all of 20 minutes out of your fucking day. If it took longer you are far more idiotic than I thought. Why can’t people be honest? If you are going to continue to be a lying piece of shit why don’t you run for a Senate or Congressional seat?

  • Awwwwww. I loved you! Who else made awesome nerd references? I remember seeing the Katamari wedding on here and freaking out. I’m definitely bookmarking your blog and keeping up.

    And I’m bummed to hear about your replacement, too. Sarah? Is this site turning into Zelda Lilly or what?

  • wtf kelly?! just when I started liking a writer on this site, you LEAVE!?!
    as much as I love Beet and what this blog used to be, I think you’re probably too good for this position. Go on to bigger and better things! I mean you’re actually a pretty decent writer. Good luck c:

  • Well that sucks… But i wish you the best in whatever is next for you. You will be missed.

    Good luck!

  • Kelly’s posts have been consistently good. I really hope it was her decision to leave.

    I’ll miss your weekends, Kelly! Good luck.

  • Awe shit … this really couldn’t come at a worse time for me. Damn you! I am a big fan and I already have enough shit on my plate right now – then you go and pull this shit?? Nice!

    Good luck to you!
    I’ll miss you.

  • well, that is a shame. kelly was one of the better writers here. and funny. i have a feeling this site is going to get folded into zelda lily. bad to worse.

  • Who cares!!! My boyfriend thinks the same with me. He- is eight years older than me, lol. We met online at an age gap dating site- A_ge_m_in_g l e @ c//o//m a nice and free place for Younger- Women and Older Men, or Older Women and Younger Men, to interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or- tell your friends.

  • Well the last actually funny writer is gone.
    I could see that comingm since the site has been running further from the witty and sly to the gushing and pouting rants similar to those on a 12-year old’s MySpace. Lindsers, preggers, whatevs, ohmigosh, whaddyathink?…
    you were pretty much my last reason for clinging on here…I suspect I’ll be checking even less now.

  • >you were pretty much my last reason for clinging on here…I suspect I’ll >be checking even less now.

    My sentiments exactly. Wish you the best of luck and I bet you land on your feet in an even better job than this was.

  • my favorite writer was Wendie. I REALLY miss her. Kelly, you were cool too :) Thanks for the laughs!

  • Bye, Kelly! You did a fantastic job here. Your nerd references were always superb. :)

    Best of luck!

  • Good luck Kelly! Thanks for the laughs. Judging by the comments, you’ve definitely made an impression!

  • I’m out, too. Kelly was pretty much the last reason I checked in here since Wendie left. Good luck to you, Kelly!

  • You are a great writer with an amazing ability to take stories that weren’t just about celebrity gossip and make them really interesting. Best of luck in future endeavors.

  • Sad :(
    Good luck to you!
    I cannot understand why is all this happening? Could it be that Beet just lost interest in this site?
    I won’t be coming back.

  • I’ve started to really enjoy your posts over the last few weeks – they were a breath of fresh air after the mid-week hipster angst. Good luck in the future, Kelly. You will be missed.

  • Really did not like your writing when you first started, but I have to say you grew on me and after Wendie left I felt like you became the best writer here. Best of luck with the next chapter of life, and enjoy your weekends!

  • Yep, I agree w/ pretty much everyone else. You’ll be missed. Good luck w/ whatever you do in the future!

  • Aaw, Kelly was the only funny writer left besides Beet. I will miss actually laughing at the entertaining posts every other weekend. Now back to the whiny gossip coverage.

  • good luck with everything kelly! you are so hilarious! your posts were the best! being a sports loving gal myself, i felt like i relate with you the most (i guess in the most possible way you can relate to someone you don’t know). take care!

  • Kelly, you will be missed. You are a wonderful writer, and I know that you will go far when the time is right for you. Make sure to party hard and beat all of those video games….hahaha. I will miss you!!