Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm Blogging, I'm a blogger

Blogging is fun. Substitute "I'm sailing" with "I'm blogging" in the classic video clip. This is the joy of blogging, as it enables one to spend 25 minutes trying to figure out how to put a youtube video into the blog post. good times.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I'm worse than a "laggard"

The graph on the left is one that we used quite often in my previous organization. Basically, some folks jump on board early, some wait a bit, and others take a long time to jump on a certain method, fad, belief, etc... While pretty intuitive, many folks at my previous organization loved to talk about this thing at length. Many, many hours were spent "walking through this." Wish I had those hours back.

Anyway, here is why this is appearing on my blog: I'm not a laggard, as there has to be something later than a "laggard." I am just getting on the blog-fad. All that to say, I'm in the blogosphere, and you're going to enjoy it even if it kills me to spend 20 minutes googling the above curve and finally finding a site from which I could cut and paste the picture.

My lagging tendencies don't surpise me. I was the dude who started listening to Pearl Jam's "ten" album about 2 years after it came out, and I insisted on telling everyone how great this band was after they'd been on top of the charts for years.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

So nervous

I'm anxiously typing this first post, because we have all visited the blogs of friends that begin and end with the obligatory "i'm just getting started/i wonder what this will be like/this is fun" post.

Additionally, I am quite critical of a lot of blogs. Honestly, I don't like the way people start waxing eloquent and try to adopt the style of Shakespeare on their blogs.

But I'm going to press on through my weird anxiety and do it. For one, I have a few folks around the country and world whom I'd like to keep informed of our little daily goings-ons. Also, my family and I just started a significant life change in that we moved to the city and we hope to raise our family there. It's already been full of challenges, and I'm sure there are more to come. I hope to bring others along in our journey, and perhaps even convince them to join us in our wacky endeavors.

Lastly, I just gotta be me. So I hope to talk about both the significant and insignificant and everything in between. Hopefully, I'll offend just a few, and maybe even encourage more than a few.