May 27, 2004

Taking the Plunge...


I apologize for that, but I wanted my first word to be something memorable. Besides, this way I got that first word down, which can sometimes be a scary thing.

Well, I finally took my good friend Ken's advice, and decided to put this thing together. You'll all have to bear with me because although I consider myself fairly computer literate...I'm new to the blogging world. The closest I've come previously was emailing some long, rambling diatribes about whatever pissed me off that day to my friends. (One of the reasons, no doubt, that Ken prodded me to start this--now I won't keep sending them to him.)

In case any of you are wondering, the meaning of the title of this blog is...actually, I'm not going to tell you. I will say that it has nothing to do with WMDs, Iraq, politics, or any of that (although I will probably discuss those things from time to time).

I was thinking about what I wanted to put on this space that bears my name (or at least my nom de blog). Sometimes I feel like being funny and irreverant, sometimes I feel like being pissed off, and there will probably be more than a few days where I don't feel like writing anything at all. But that's me. I can't really promise to be consistantly educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking, but on most days, I hope I can manage at least one of the three.

So there it is...I've jumped off the cliff, feeling that momentary rush you get in your gut as your body just seems to hover before gravity takes over....

Wonder how long before I hit bottom?


  1. It's ALIVEEEEEEEEE. Sweet! Or is it Dead. Seriously, though. What the hell?

    Welcome to the club, dude.

  2. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Excellent! Of course I love the title, makes me think of old times, good times. By the way, did I mention the horror?

    Now I've got more distractions and for some reason I'm not at all concerned about it. Good luck and kick ass!

    And good choice of a first word.

    your faithful and overzealous reader,

    Doug Pace

  3. How appropriate that the only two fellows who know the meaning of the blog title are the first two to comment. Thanks, guys, and be sure to kick my ass a little should I get lax with my posting.

  4. It's about time Shawn! Now I don't have to keep on reading Ken's blog with hopes of coming across a smart ass comment from you.

  5. Just so you'll recognize it when you get there, the "bottom" is when you're glued to your computer and can't make a move socially or professionally without running it by your online blogpadres, and are constantly checking your blogs of note before and after trips to the bathroom, just in case they've been updated and you haven't seen it yet...

    The "bottom" isn't even that bad--of all the addictions to have, this is at least one that enhances brain capacity.

    Welcome to the club!!