Ask me what I like best about blogging. Go on, ask.
What do you like best about blogging?
I pay much more attention to the goings-on around me.
How stupid an answer is that, you moron?!
I don't remember anything any better. But I don't need to. Because I can just read through the entries. I can live the highlights and lowlights of my life, my kids' lives, and the lives of the stupid people with whom I regularly come in contact. Yes, a picture can be worth a thousand words. But, at my age and with the passing of so many brain cells due to, ahem, prior substance use, the words associated with just pictures sometimes appear to be in a foreign language.
I consider myself a writer. I've always wanted to be a writer. But I just never wrote. Now I do. And that gives me a contented feeling.
Why this navel exploration? Because today marks one year of blogging for me. Or, at least I thought it did. It turns out Tuesday marked one year of blogging. I have it in my head for ages that I started on October 11. Turns out it was October 9. See what I mean about my failing faculties?
Here's the pithy little post I wrote exactly one year (and two days) ago, using the clunky 360:
So, I'll see if I can get a blog up and running. It's Columbus Day...or Indigenous Peoples Day for the PCers. No more days off from school in our district. I explained it to eldest yesterday that Columbus didn't really discover America, so the school district, among a growing number, no longer acknowledges it by taking the day off. I wonder if they still teach the kids, "In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue"? I think he's kind of an afterthought. Frankly, I'm all for it. He didn't discover the U.S. Why honor him for doing so? Of course, I'm also not of Italian descent, so maybe that's why I don't think it's appropriate. The poor Italian-Americans have lost their hero, their reason to parade through North Beach. But the Post Office ain't about to give up a holiday nor are the banks nor are the feds. I'm guessing those same folks would love to take an Intelligent Design Day off for good measure, too.
All right. Happy Indigenous Peoples Day. God bless America and Cristobal Columbus.
[And the title of today's post? One year anniversary gift is paper. Now, count that as the one new thing you learned today.]