Do you know what I hate about this time of year?
Everything. Absolutely everything. That’s not what I am talking about though. I mean something specific.
I’m working from home today. I’m taking my lunch break, eating a sandwich and sipping some soda, checking my work email so that I don’t find myself 50 messages behind when I finish my lunch. I look out the window and the sky is blue and the sun is out and the reflection of the sun off of the snow that kicked our ass two days ago blinds me. That’s what I hate about this time of year. Snow blindness. Looking out the window at the sunny almost-Spring day should not hurt, but it does. Now my eyes hurt and reading those work emails is painful.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Screw you, Mother Nature.
Why did I start this blog? Can anyone tell me? I can’t remember exactly when it happened. It was either Monday night just at the moment when I was dropping off to sleep, or Tuesday morning just at the moment when I was coming out of sleep. The thought popped into my head, I should go back to wordpress.com. By the time I was up and about on Tuesday the idea was solidly in place and would not go away. Damn it.
I posted on myspace and then myspace went away. I posted on blogger for years and then suddenly switched to wordpress.com for no apparent reason. I posted there for years and then switched to medium.com, again for no apparent reason. I think I lasted about a year or so on medium and now I’m back to wordpress. Why? What’s wrong with me? Why do I have this need to start over? Why can’t I just start an account and stick with it? I drive myself nuts sometimes. I feel like such a tool, bloggily speaking.
I will get this page up to speed, it just might take me a while. Last time I did this I was full on psyched about a new blog account and I was throwing widgets and crap onto the screen like they were goin’ out of style. I was a madman. Now? I’m just gonna take my time. I’ll have a set of links that might include the old blogs, and Flickr, and Alonetone.com and all that stuff. Maybe a list of podcasts that I have been listening to. I’m all about podcasts right now, because how can some one who is an insufferable nerd start doing things that could make him even nerdier? Right now I have a hockey podcast playing and they are ripping the NBC hockey broadcast team with a ferocity that is almost but not quite frightening. I agree with every word. In other words, podcasts are good. I’ve been thinking… if I start a podcast, what would I talk about? Nothing work related, obviously. Cover band behind the scenes stuff? That topic would dry up in seconds for me. Guitar gear? Only if I could get free stuff to review. Yeah, I’ll be a shill if it gets me new fuzz pedals. Oh yeah.
Back on topic. New blog. Do I want to do anything different this time? Based on the last couple of paragraphs, maybe I should go all stream of consciousness and just throw out disjointed word associations…
Naw, I’ll just post pictures of my cat.