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Leap Day - How Fitting
“The time has come”, the walrus said, “To talk of many things.”
Yes, Little Ones, I have been drug, kicking and screaming, into the world of the Blog. My hesitation to enter this world is not due to my fear of technology, for I embrace technology with open arms. Anything that makes my life easier is truly destined for greatness. Nay, my lack of desire to enter the Blogoshpere rests solely on the name. Blog. BLOG! BLOG!! It just sounds gross!
Yes, I am aware that “Blog” comes from the word Web Log. It is actually a portmanteau of the words. If you do not know what the word “portmanteau” means, look it up. To paraphrase the great Klingon Warrior Lt. Worf, “Today IS a good day to learn!” On a lesser note, it concerns me that Microsoft Word 2003 does not recognize the word “Klingon” in its spell checking. Something must be done to rectify this immediately!
BLOG! Clearly, this word is inappropriate for the activity. For instance:
“I am sharing my innermost thoughts and ideas, my hopes and dreams, my hearts desire, in my BLOG.”
See, it doesn’t fit.
Now, how about this:
“I worked late tonight and by the time I got home my dog had BLOGGED on the carpet.”
See, that’s better.
“My wife has a cold and every time she sneezes, BLOG comes out her nose.”
“I ran a marathon and now my feet smell like BLOG!”
“I took apart the sink drain and found a big clump of BLOG.”
You get the idea.
Of course the next question becomes, what do we call it then? Well, you can’t call it “Journaling”, that is just too pretentious. “Pardon me, good man, whilst I journal.” Journaling can only be done in coffee shops or college quads where everyone can see how “deep” and “sensitive” you are. I believe a black turtleneck and poems that do not rhyme are also requirements.
Calling it a “Diary” sounds more like pre-teen angst. “Dear Diary, Desi Arnaz Jr. is so cute! He has such dreamy eyes!” This would necessitate the ability to place little hearts as dots over the “i”
I guess, for now, the word BLOG will due until such time as we come up with another, less disgusting word to use. Although really, when you get right down to it, what some people write and chose to share really is nothing more then a big steaming pile of BLOG!
Good Day, Little Ones.
2008-02-29 16:42:39 GMT
Comments (2 total)
Wow, you're getting kindof philosophical (big words, they hurt) on us here! Make sure you save your best writing for this summer. July is closer then you think! Olive Juice2008-03-11 12:33:11 GMT
The juice of an olive, isn't that... OIL?2008-08-12 19:52:51 GMT