Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Welcome to my world

Trying to construct a blog for the first time without any help from my wife, friends, techno geeks, other bloggers, or even complete strangers, is a bit intimidating. I like having my hand held when walking through cyber landscapes I've never seen before. But I also bet I'm the only one who might actually care about this, so bear with me while I muddle along.

Mistakes will be made, no doubt, both in content and in execution. I might want to attach a photo, for example, and end up attaching my social security number instead. That's how comfortable I am with computers and all that goes with them.

At any rate, the plan is to blog often. I want this thing to be a platform to express any random thoughts that happen to pass my way. I hope most are amusing. Or even insightful, which doesn't sound like me. Some might be serious, although that really doesn't sound like me, either. But it could happen.

Here's an example of what to expect: A few weeks ago, my wife and I went to the mall to do some birthday shopping for a niece. While strolling through the mall, we came across a store called "Forever 21." Really? Who knew? My wife, who last saw 21 some 30 years ago, went inside while I waited in the concourse to people watch while simultaneously feeling conspicuously out of place. She was there to check out some headbands one of her co-workers — who might actually be 21 — had admired.

After a surprisingly few short moments, my wife stepped back out.

She: "I don't think that's a store for me."
Me: "Didn't really think so."
She: "So where should we go shop?"
Me (without missing a beat): "Forever 50?"


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