badness, goodness

Don’t be sad

her drawings are hilarious

Hyperbole and a Half might be the funniest blog on the internet, which is why I’m worried.  There’s a huge gap in the time between the most recent post and the one before it.  Plus, the most recent post was about depression, and it was posted in October of last year (that’s eight months now).  I sure hope she’s doing ok.

If you know someone who has problems with depression, show them this post.  They’ll be able to relate to it, and it will make them (and you) laugh.


Too meta for words

om nom nom

I’ve been going back and forth about whether or not to announce my blog on Facebook or just to my friends or whomever.  I think I like it the way it is; just a few people know about it, and none of them read it with any consistency.  That feels good.  This blog is for me, like my journal.  The whole point was to give myself some accountability so I would start making note of what I’m up to now and then, not to keep other people informed.  I really enjoy the anonymity.  Thank you, interwebz.

I’m rapidly approaching my 100th (public) blog post, and the one year anniversary of this blog next month.  I have it marked on my Google calendar (the day before Easter, on which I will not have to work!  My first actual weekend in forever, wahoo!).  But how should I go about celebrating something no one knows about?  It’s like being in a foreign country during your birthday; people can tell you’re excited about something, but you’re the only one who knows why.  I guess it doesn’t matter if other people are aware that those are benchmarks for me.

I’m going to try not to make my hundredth blog consist of only an announcement that it’s my one hundredth blog.  That’s just too meta.  And an announcement about self-reference (a blog post about said blog) is not a good post, it’s just a bad excuse.  But no promises.

So what should I do to celebrate?  There will be wine, that’s for sure.  That sweet Austrian wine, yes, that’s good.  And maybe… hmmm, no sushi is too much… I’ll definitely end up doing a little dance, probably in the kitchen.  It’s where most of my spontaneous dancing happens.  I might try to watch some anime with friends (or maybe start the second LOTR movie).

*GASP*  Maybe I’ll finally get that pedicure I’ve been talking about getting!  I want to have presentable feet at the dojo, and I’ve never gotten a pedicure before.  My mom took me to get manicures with her a few times, but the Asian women who did our nails looked so worn down and dejected, and then we were all, “Thanks, here’s five bucks for all your work!  I’m gonna go jump in my super nice gas-guzzling SUV and get a steak dinner!  Later!”  Yikes.


Blogs are dumb

I’ve been using Facebook as a blog. It’s not the best site for that kind of thing, so here we are.

This will be a place to collect random, cool articles, videos, photos, etc. that I come across. I think I just want a place where I can look back in a year and say, “Oh yeah, that was weird.”

This will also be a place to just jot down thoughts as they come. Nothing fancy, just random stuff stated clearly and concisely. I hope.

My objective is not to gain public recognition, or to be discovered and turn this blog into a movie someday. I’m not sure why I’m putting all this down on the interwebz, I just want to keep some kind of journal, and I won’t do that without some kind of accountability, and this is will hopefully help me maintain a regular schedule of entries. I promise to have fewer run-on sentences in my future posts.