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January 31, 2008

Wow. I haven't blogged in almost a week. Okay, so maybe it's not that shocking, but I looked at the date of the last one (which I put up with minimal effort...I'll admit) and I was a little shocked. For a while I was cranking one, maybe two blogs a day. Ah, laziness has dragged me into her clutches once again.

In case you were wondering, laziness has beautiful red hair, so it's not much of a struggle to escape her wily clutches.

I digress. What else is new? Certainly not my tangental musings.

Why roll the welcome mat out?

Ah, that's something entirely new. It's because I've been threatened with new readers. Now, I've come to know my readers (one of them in particular rather intimately) and I'm pretty much on a first name basis with all seven of them (it helps that my readers are largely my friends). Now, however, I might have to learn a whole NEW cast of characters.

The reason for this sudden influx is simple: I did a guestblogging stint for a friend's blog where I wrote about what it was like being 24. 24 was not one of my best years (though I did meet my wife, the comely and buxom Boudicca, at that age), but when telling a story, no one wants to read happy tales. They want romance, tragedy and war. 24 pretty much provided all of those things for me. So, I wrote a short summary of the things that went wrong that year and how they were different from how I had envisioned my life unfolding. If you want to read it, you can find it here.

Being the nosy type that I am, I read the comments attached to the guestblogging post. Wow. Was I ever humbled! To anyone who wanders over here from Ex's blog...thank you very much for the kind words. I try to remain humble, but with you people propping up my ego, well, it's tough to not let my opinion of myself suddenly run away. Again, though, thank you all for your very kind words.

Now that I've thanked you, let me warn you: I often don't put in the same amount of thought to my posts here that I did to my post I submitted for the guestblogging. In fact, I recently went on a rant about a particular basketball game where someone criticized the post as being poorly written. It most likely was (note: it is horribly written), but it was more of a visceral reaction to a game rather than anything else.

Another warning: my posts here tend to be more profanity-laced than the one on Ex's site. I fancy myself to be like Kevin Smith, except without the success, money, good looks, man-crush on Affleck and little dick. Okay, so pretty much the only thing I share in common with Kevin Smith is a proclivity toward using the f-word and a hot wife.

So, if you have moseyed on over from Ex's site, I invite you to stay, look around, kick the tires, read up on my life, have at it as you will, and don't get too offended by anything that I say or write. If things seem a bit too empassioned, chances are I was writing more from the gut rather than from the cerebrum.

And, above all, have a good fucking day.


Chemgeek said...

I enjoy most of what you write (the Brett FaRve love affair is annoying since I'm a Viking fan), but I really enjoy the sports related rants.

Those entertain me. The perfect trifecta is a rant about basketball, sports talk radio and how much you hate NC State. Oh! what sweet reading.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Tonight, NC State plays at Duke. This is one of those nights I feel really dirty, because I root for Duke.

It's not that I hate Duke (well, I do, but it's strictly a jealousy thing...everyone hates Duke, everyone wants to be Duke), it's just that I kind of feel like a sell out when I root for a Triangle-area team.

The Ex said...

Yay. So you got a lot of traffic? Did you like how I threw in the fact that you wrote a book. Haha, I like to impress.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Did you not read the part where I was like "I read the comments, because I'm nosy"?

Wow, it's sad when you are too lazy to dig up the actual words and are forced to paraphrase yourself. Just, wow.

I did see that. And then I saw a lot of "I'm going to that guy's blog! His writing is awesome."

That's when I was like "Oh man...gotta start letting people down easy now..."

Ψ*Ψ said...

You still have some good stories here. I don't feel terribly let down--after all, I do still read this.

Joel D. Timm said...

There are a few Blogs that I stop by quite regularly, and this happens to be one. I love the profanity, in fact, you should use more. Everything is better with profanity.

Oh, by the way, what do you call a Viking with a Super Bowl ring?

A thief.

That should get some comments going.

Chemgeek said...

Yeah, that's really funny joel d. timm. Wow, funny. Funny and wrong.

Here's the correct version:

"What do you call a Viking with a Super Bowl ring?"

A Viking player who traveled back in time from February, 2009!!!!!!

yeah!!! deal with that!!!