am i a 'blog?

December 31, 2000

So, this is day two of the new page.

I'm trying to figure out how this fits into weblogging culture. I never thought of trying to start a weblog, because I always viewed them as sites that do the websurfing for you, and I don't do much websurfing myself. But according to Rebecca Blood's Weblog History piece (brokenly linked from the NY Times piece on the trend), there's a general trend to more journal like 'blogs anyway. So maybe I'm closer to a trend than I would've guessed. And I do plan to put in interesting links that I find, as well as mentioning any books I read or movies worth mentioning.

Writing a public journal changes the way you think, in a good way. It encourages you to try to think in broader terms, to not just experience but to analyze, and analyze in a way that might make good copy.

Enough of the navel gazing. (Not that it matters so much given the likely size of my audience, but hey.) My friend Peterman reintroduced to an online comic Sinfest. (A cow-orker had shown me "Who's Yer Deity" before, but I didn't pay much attention.) Anyway, it's a very irreverent strip, likely to offend the traditionally religious (though I think there's a theist element to it) as well as the prudish. Some of the strips bring up some interesting points. "Pooch", in particular, has a very Zen (and Dog-like) Be-in-the-Moment attitude that you can see in "Conscious Again", one of the "Play" strips, and especially a certain one of the "New Ball" strips.

Quote of the Moment:
"Life is a shit sandwich. But if you've got enough bread, you can't taste the shit."
--Jonathan Winters (found in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, Vol. 11)