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posted 6/6/2007 11:50:09 AM |
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I generally know what I'm going to write about before I blog anything so as to avoid rubbish posts. I even know what my next blog entry to be while I write this one. I just wanted to try freewriting single paragraphs and see what comes out, and since my mail suggests that at least a few people here are following my blogging, I feel obligated to mention this may seem quite a departure from my standard fare (though not quite so far a "About a Fulfilled Fantasy).

I used to wonder quite a bit about what other people thought of me. Not out of any kind of ego, need for self-assurance, or desire to improve myself as seen by others -- just out of curiosity. I have quite a biting sarcastic wit and I like to think that I ply it with enough outrageousness to indicate it as obvious humor, but then I'm not an objective observer. In recent years I've stopped wondering and simply realized that some people are bound to get it, others not. Either way it doesn't have a substantial enough impact on my life to bring about change.

I'm a smoking non-smoker. After living my whole life opposed to any kind of smoking I picked up two kinds last summer. This summer I decided to cut back on the cigarettes, and put them down without a second thought for about a week. No cravings, no crabbiness. Knowing that I'm not even slightly addicted, I feel confident enough to just take a couple with me to work every day and enjoy them. It's a lot like having a drink or two now and then without being an alcoholic. I never realized that one could smoke without becoming addicted, and as such I feel I've been lied to my whole life.

I haven't cut the grass in about three weeks now. Not because I'm lazy, but because after the first week I was having a party and didn't want grass clippings all over, after the second week I wanted the grass to "go to seed" and fill in some bare spots after my landscaping endeavors, and this last week it's been raining pretty steadily. I get along well with my neighbors who know I try to maintain my lawn and I had to explain to them my plan. Since I use an old-fashioned push mower (don't laugh, it's great for toning your upper body) it's going to be damn near impossible to cut at this point.

I'm glad to see that people on the whole like my posts. As previously mentioned in my other entries I put forth a bit of effort to make them insightful and legible... though in real life I pepper my stories with considerably more humor. I doubt that a lot of people who could most stand to glean useful information from my writings actually read them, though. Am I too long-winded for a blog?

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Jun 6 @ 12:37PM  
freewriting is what I do with my 'rant' blogs. They are the only ones that aren't planned. All the others are at least an idea before they are started. Good blog.

Jun 6 @ 2:50PM  
Am I too long-winded for a blog?

Thanks for the laugh. Good lord no, plenty of us are windbags! Join the club!

You know, when we first moved into our house, I bought a push mower myself. I got made fun of by passers-by. I also found that the lawn looked pretty crappy with all of the clippings everywhere. But it was fun while it lasted... now we have a lawn guy.

Jun 6 @ 4:57PM  
^^^ I had a self-propelled when I first moved in, but went seeking out a rotary mower. I'm glad with gas costing what it does. Got a pretty good one for $5 at Goodwill. I also mow two days in a row then let it grow for two then repeat. Chops up the clippings and gets the strands of grass you miss.

I'm getting old. I'm discussing lawn care on the eve of my 26th birthday...

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