It’s 2006 and I’ve finally entered the world of blogging. I’ve tried to muster the interest to do it in the past but have found that, typically, I’m not the kind of person with either the requisite drama or the need to publicly display said drama, both of which seemed so crucial in penning an online diary. That being said, I have “blogged” in the past on behalf of one band or another as part of our tour journals of sorts, mostly telling about different places we had gone and shows we had played. So what has changed to make me decide to foray into the personal blogoshpere? It’s reading my friends’ online journals. For the past few years I’ve been enjoying reading their blogs (most often, friends without the aforementioned drama), checking up on their well-being and thought processes from the comfort of my own living room. Right across the World Wide Intraweb. I don’t know exactly what it is: some sort of fascination with a one-way window into their lives, perhaps. I just love reading their witticisms, daydreams, gripes, etc. In fact I get a little antsy when I find no one’s been updating.

So now I’ve decided that perhaps some of my friends might like to check up on me from time to time without having to go to all the trouble of picking up a phone, writing an email, or using the Pony Express. Not that I have anything particularly insightful to say, I just thought people might like to become aware of the intricacies of my stamp collection or the state of my toenails. You know, the goods. So to all of you who jumped onto the blogwagon before I did, making my leisure hours waste away as I read about your pets and cluttered workspaces, I thank you.

Listening to "Help!"
from the album Help!
by The Beatles