Where am I? What is this? Why am I here? What does this all mean? Did I put my shirt on inside out this morning?
Woah, hold up with the existential questions! One at a time, one at a time. We’ll get to them all, I promise. Oh, wait, those questions were aimed at me? Well, you ought to be more specific next time. I thought you were the one having the quarter/mid/three-quarters life crisis.
Well in that case I don’t need to be your shrink and you don’t need to pay me to help answer them (although you are certainly more than welcome to if you want). Just give me a second… these sleeves are kind of hard to roll up… no, don’t go, I swear I’ve almost. got. it. There. Okay, now we can begin.
Where am I?
It’s called the internet. WELCOME! The whole World Wide Web has been waiting for you. Glad you’ve joined the party. Oh, you mean this site? Again, BE SPECIFIC. I’m not a mind reader. What you have stumbled onto here is not easily described. Some people may be inclined to call it a blog. They would not be wrong. Blog – a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style. It’s kind of one of those, but then again not entirely. I highly doubt it’s always going to be written in ‘an informal or conversational style’. I think that’s really where we start to diverge. There are facts. And science! All left to be explored, sometimes conversationally, but other times not. I’m gonna play it fast and loose and see how it goes. That’s my jam.
What is this?
I feel like this is a little repetitive, but since you asked I guess I’ll elaborate. This “blog” is a home for a hodgepodge (that’s a type of soup?!?! Shut the front door. Now I’m going to have to add that to this week’s dinner menu. See, we’re learning things already!) collection of musings and insights. Due to the vast expanse of hobbies and interests I have, this “blog” is going to probably look a wee bit disjointed. You may get lost and, sadly, I’m too lazy to create a site map. Though I will try to label things to make them easier to wade through. I know what you’re thinking. You’re welcome. Things you might be able to except to find in this “blog” can include, but are not limited to:
- Books. I love books! I have a problem when it comes to books. My husband (let’s call him Bob) thinks my problem is that I like to read too much. I think my problem is I don’t have enough time to read more. We agree to disagree.
- TV shows! I spend way too much time glued to one screen or another, and I feel I have to get my money’s worth out of our Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions. So I watch some TV (read: a LOT). And I happen to be somewhat (read: very) opinionated. So don’t be surprised if I start rambling (J/K, I never ramble).
- Science!!! Who doesn’t love science? You there in the back, yeah you, shut up. No one asked you. Math, sciences, astrophysics, environmental science, I LOVE IT ALL. And I’m on a mission to civilize! No, wait, that was Will McAvoy (see, I told you TV would be involved). I’m on a mission to educate and help explore the world around us. Yes, I know what you’re thinking again. You’re welcome, again.
- A buttload of other stuff, most likely involving my dog. But she’s cute. You’re going to love her. Her name is Starbuck (NOT Starbucks, plural, like the over priced coffee. Starbuck like, well if you know what she’s named after you’ve come to the right place. Science AND TV. You’re going to love it).
Why am I here?
Afraid I can’t help you with that one. I have no idea why you’re here. Oh, why am I here? Well you should have asked it that way then. I’m here because I like to write. I like to think that I’m somewhat witty and somewhat educated and even somewhat literate with a decent skill with words (I R good speller. Ha, actually I’m a terrible speller, but that’s what spellcheck is for. My grammar’s not that great either, but the grammar check doesn’t work nearly as well).
After reading Jenny Lawson’s latest novel (at the time of writing this page) and Googling her (not in a dirty way, I promise!), I decided to take a stab at the blogging world. In no way do I ever expect to reach the following she’s gathered and I doubt that, should I ever write a nationally bestselling book, my book will be a memoir, but if nothing else this “blog” is a good way for me to get some of the crazy out of my head and dissipate it through the world. I’m just glad someone, anyone is here. So welcome. Have some peanuts (unless you’re allergic and don’t know where your EpiPen is. Get a drink (but make sure you use a coaster). Kick your feet up (just don’t scuff my coffee table).
What does this all mean?
Pfffft. Probably nothing. Maybe something. We’ll take that in a case by case manner.
Did I put my shirt on inside outside this morning?
Yes, but who cares? You look great. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.