Thursday, October 1, 2009
Nothing Can Stop the Blog!
BLOG-A-DAY MONTH PREAMBLE: A couple years ago I asked for some topics to write about. I got a couple of suggestions then never wrote about either. One was why I became a teacher and the other was about They Might Be Giants! This year I'll cover both. But I want more topics. I'll get to them eventually. I hope this year. If not, B-A-D month 2011? If you have a topic suggestion, comment here. I like comments anyway, especially if you disagree. That ends up being more fun for me. While I let anonymous comments go, I prefer that I can identify you in some way. If you don't want to be known, please go with an alias so that I'll know who you are if you come back.
And... begin! It's Blog-a-day month once again! This is the third year for blog-a-day month, so I know what I'm getting into. Not only that, but I'm the two time Blog-a-Day Month Champion, as I'm pretty much unanimously declared the winner every year. Lance comes close, but he doesn't have as much of my support as I do. And that's really all that matters in the end.
This month is going to be a little different from previous years. First, to go right along with B-A-D month, Lance has offered the Stan Lee Challenge! For those who don't know who Stan Lee is, 1. You suck and 2. you suck. Google him. Stan Lee has a certain style of writing his titles, and the challenge is that the blog titles will emulate that style. This is going to be really tough for me this month because all of my Essential editions of my comics are all stored away. I want to browse through the titles, but I don't have them. I found a short list of some Amazing Spider-Man titles on a webpage, but that's all I have. So keep an eye out on the titles, including this one, for a Stan Lee flair.
Second, it's Namaste It! month. This means I'm going vegetarian for the month of October. I don't really think this is going to be too difficult overall, but there will be some challenging days. Short version of the reason I'm choosing to do this is that I'm trying to get myself back into shape. I already challenged myself at the beginning of the school year to lose 20 pounds by the end of December. I hit the 200 pound mark, and I'm not interested in staying there. So 200 by 2010 is my goal. This morning I was 195, so exactly on target. My one consolation to myself for the month is that I'm going to allow myself to eat some fish 3 or 4 times. That's mostly because it's a habit I want to get into, and I think the time is right to consciously add it in. So Namaste It! will give me a few blog topics throughout the month, I think.
I think the first theme that I want to get into is to warn people why they SHOULDN'T read my blog. In general, nobody should. I'm an ass and my opinion shouldn't be taken into account by anyone. Ever. But if you still insist on reading, I want to talk you out of it. My goal is to offend everyone. Tomorrow I'll start listing some specific types of people who shouldn't read my blog because they are wrong. But here's a good start - if this sentence fucking offends you, stop reading today. See the rest of you soon!