[Insert trumpet fanfare here]
That ought to do it.
I’ve been meaning to start a blog for a long time now in order to go beyond the limitations of the facebook status update when recounting my daily adventures. However, as it often happens in my life, crippling laziness has prevented me from actually doing anything about it – until today!
I kept telling myself that I should wait for some exciting/amazing/epic occurrence to start the blog off with a bang. This was mostly me trying to rationalize my aforementioned laziness. Instead, I’m just going to dive in and write about my mundane (and sometimes totally bizarre) life.
Deciding it would be best to adopt a policy of unflinching honesty right off the bat, here’s how it’s going to be:
– I intend to post with a fair amount of regularity. This will almost never happen.
– I will rant and rave about the importance of grammar and spelling and my vehement hatred of those who are too stupid or ignorant to follow the rules. I will then proceed to break many (if not all) of these rules.
– I will not properly proof-read my posts, many of which will be written at ungodly hours of the morning after consumption of alcoholic beverages.
– In short, I am a hypocrite.
– Names will be changed (or simply omitted) to protect the innocent and more often, the guilty. Unless I forget, which I almost certainly will.
– I will make up lots of words and/or use cool words that have been made up by others and fail to give them credit for it.
– I will embellish or omit minor details in a story in order to make it more entertaining. I’m Irish, that’s just how we roll.
– That said, I do not promise to be entertaining.
That’s all I can think of at the moment. I could say that this is an admittedly lame start to what is sure to become an awesome blog, but I would probably be lying.
In the meantime, I encourage you check out a few posts from two of my favorite bloggers:
Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times Best-Selling author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. He is fast becoming one of my all time favorite authors.
In this first post he writes about his hatred of air travel and the TSA in particular. As a frequent traveler, this made me laugh.
This next post is a prime example of how brilliantly Pat interweaves humor and poignancy.
Another blog I’m way in to for totally different reasons is Hyperbole and a Half. I’ll let the awesomeness speak for itself: