Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bigfoot in Northern Virginia

Extensive bigfoot activity has been reported in the Lake Anna area in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

Bigfoot is strangely addictive to me. Even thought I think that there is virtually no chance that he is real, I can't resist reading about him.

If anyone out there should ever encounter bigfoot, please, please make every effort to capture him . . . for the sake of science.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Gary Coleman 1968-2010

Gary Coleman has died. I am reminded of the death of Michael Jackson last summer, as in both cases a once-beloved but now largely forgotten pop-culture icon of the Eighties with a troubled personal life suffered premature mortality.

Coleman's claim to fame was the series Diff'rent Strokes. My biggest memory of that show is the theme song, or, more specifically, the last line of the theme song. (I don't remember the rest of the the words, and when I try to think of them I think of the theme from The Facts of Life.) That line was (I thought) It takes diff'rent strokes to rule the world. That sentiment sounded pretty awesome to me, because, as we well knew in the Eighties, everybody wants to rule the world. (In retrospect, though, the idea of diff'rent strokes ruling the world conjures the incongruous image of Arnold and Willis leading a Mongol horde across the steppes of Eurasia on a journey of conquest.)

At some later point in my life I found out the the lyric was actually It takes diff'rent strokes to move the world. Moving the world as opposed to ruling the world came across as much weaker, like some leftover hippy-ness hanging on a decade too late. And the theme song didn't sound as awesome to me as it once had.

But none of that was Gary Coleman's fault.

Requiescat in pace.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blogging Remains Dead

I suppose that I should do some blog posts while the opportunity remains. Unfortunately, I haven't had the inspiration to blog (except to blog about how I can't bring myself to blog). My only option at this point seems to be to turn the blog into a blog about my inability to blog. Through my life I have often had the inspiration to start things, but very rarely enough inspiration to finish things. Or maybe it's not inspiration but something else . . . dedication . . . devotion . . . turning all the night time into the day . . .

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Blogging Is Still Hard

Also, Generalíssimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

I am four days into my nine days off from work, and I still can't get any motivation to blog. There are many different things that I'm trying to get done, and even with all day free there's not enough time to do them. I suppose that I could drop some more ironic references to Justin Bieber, but without context, what would be the point?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blogging Is Hard

It has been over three weeks since my last blog entry. That pretty much kills the promise that I made to myself when I started the blog of doing ten entries per month. It's not that I don't have anything to say. It's just that, like most things in life, blogging is too hard for me. Most entries take me at least two days to compose. And after being at my job all day, forcing myself to work, it's hard to force myself to blog.

I will be taking next week off from my job. Maybe I can post a few of the entries that I've been planning.