There are so many intelligent and articulate people covering the hard-hitting
issues in our country these days, that I felt it was my duty to cover the
rather inconsequential bullshit that tends to make up the vast majority of
our lives. Actually, I'll just be griping a lot which, if you weren't aware,
doubles as a synonym for complaining, and as a descriptor for
a sharp pain in the bowels.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

First Impressions

They say these are important. So here's my first impression of blogging at officially a year older than I was the last time I blogged, even though it's been otherwise but a couple of weeks (maybe more). It's also my first impression of the new layout for the blogger dashboard and back end and I have to say, "I'm confused." Surely I'll get the hang of it, but that day is not today. It's always funny to me that by supposed advancements and added ease of use, one can struggle more — it's all in what you get or have gotten used to.

What I do like is the bland format of this editor. It reminds me of typing up stories on my dad's typewriter just because I liked that incessant hum, slapping of keys, and the sound of returning the um, crap, I can't remember what the thing was called that moved — perhaps the register — and you had to slide it back into place when you reached the edge of the page. Then it would ding. It was great for giving one a sense of accomplishment. All you'd have done is written a sentence or two, but all that hum, slap, and dinging made it seem like so much more. Not that I'm any more nostalgic with one more day of birth gone by.

One of my coworkers sent me this jam from Lemon Jelly earlier, and I gotta say, besides gotta being a colloquialism now accepted in common usage, this song just makes me want to mellow out. The fact is I generally want to mellow out, but I challenge anyone to put that on and get flustered. At times during it I can hear the riff from Mellencamp's Jack and Diane, I swear, but that doesn't detract. I'm bumpin' that track at the moment and yes, I said bumpin', and yes I am probably too old to say that but who's to say besides me right now suggesting it — someone of course but like, how are they the authority?

At any rate, not much more to say than to talk about a Lemon Jelly jam for now.

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