Hey whatnow?

July 6, 2009

Today I told one of my coworkers that I started a blog. Her first reaction was to laugh. I mean, I told her solely to see her reaction, and I can’t say it wasn’t unexpected. She also asked if I had a lot to say. I think everyone has a lot to say. I find myself telling people stories or anecdotes that they really don’t need or possibly want to know. I’ll tell them anyway. I can usually get a laugh out of people, even if it’s only at how bad my joke is.

I actually made someone laugh by telling them I think I’m funny. This line works pretty well if used right.

I’m also a big fan of puns. A girl was telling us a story of how her dad split his toe open, clean down the middle with an axe. Someone said ‘He doesn’t do things by half measures’ to which I replied, ‘Well, he does really.’ Ha. Not one of my finest, but the only one I can recall off the top of my head. It’s more of an in-the-moment thing for me.

So this is a picture I took of Caloundra beach from my balcony window last time I visited. I’m hoping to maybe go back there in a few weeks. I somewhat aspire to be a good photographer. I should really buy a camera. It would make taking photos of stuff easier. And Mum doesn’t trust me with her camera since an aftergrad party I took the last one to. Heh….


Hurrah for Empire Earth!

July 6, 2009

I enlisted the help of my friend of a friend Dave in coming up with a title for my blog. I didn’t really think his suggestion properly summarised my blog, so I titled this post with his proposed title instead.Thanks Dave. (He just told me he is currently wrestling with springs. It makes sense in context, but is funnier out of context) They keep trying to enlist me to play Empire Earth with them, and I still haven’t gone out and bought it yet, which I am guessing is what inspired the title suggestion. Real subtle guys.

Maybe if they bug me often enough I will go buy the game. I’m not sure it will, it didn’t work for Warcraft 3. >.>

So this short post is mainly just so I can tell Dave I blogged about him, and apologize (not sure who to, since I am fairly sure I am the only one reading this at this point) about the lack of blog title. I feel bad that it really is lacking in content. I could write about people pressuring people to do stuff being a good thing, or how it’s cool to meet new people and what it offers you… Or I could go to bed since I have work in the morning (how lame of a reason to go to bed, I wonder why I even say it) and possibly edit this later.

I’ll think about doing that, and the title. One day. Maybe.

I have purpose but it’s not what everyone else seems to be doing.

July 5, 2009

I should really set out a purpose for this blog. Like the people who show up when you Google blogspot.com. They collect postcards, talk about cars, talk about computers, talk about Iraq, talk about being somebody or being nobody. I clicked on one that’s summary said ‘Eclectic historic science and art images from rare books and prints.’ out of curiosity. I still don’t know why I clicked that particular link, it held no interest for me. In fact I spent a while looking at what other peoples blogs on here look like and this thought grew in my mind that mine is nothing like those. I want people to read this, for reasons I’m yet to totally figure out. Should I give this a specific genre? Would people read this more if I focused on ‘contemporary poetry and poetics‘ or ‘A photographic collection of faces found in everyday places’?

I don’t want to. So I won’t. I was thinking of what I want people to get out of reading anything I write, and I hope at least that someone relates to something I say, and it’s a comfort in some small way. We don’t want to feel alone in this big world, yet we often do. Well, some of us, I assume. I intend (though this may change) to write about everyday stuff. To write about what I think is fairly deep philosophical stuff. To write humorous and nonsense content. To share a little bit of my life and experiences with (assuming -anyone- reads this) someone else.

I’ll post more later, I already have some content written to possibly put up here. If not for other people then entirely for myself. Take that.

First and foremost, something indifferent.

July 5, 2009

There always has to be a first post. Has to be a first everything really. So this is it. The first blog entry that you’ll see from me. Possibly one of a few, or one of many. Only time will tell.

What a cliche. Yes time will tell, but not just time. Also telling how often I post here will be how lazy I feel, how busy I am, whether I come to realize this as a good or bad idea. Whether this makes me realize that I’m not really as funny or entertaining as I think I am.

Perhaps I should introduce myself a little, yet without revealing too much since I’m still deciding whether to be semi anonymous for fear of well, what you usually fear from the internet. If I do that later on, it’ll be more dramatic, like the unmasking of Spiderman in the movie. I hope. Though you’ll probably just be saying ‘She’s just a kid, no older than my son’ before the revealing, should it ever happen. (Apologies to those who know I butchered that quote a little.)

I’m still a teenager for a little while longer. I’m Australian. I’m a female on the internet (Yea yea, they don’t exist etc). You’ll probably come to know all this through my style of writing. Or not. I have a day job and a night job and should still be at university. Or so they keep saying. I decided to publish entries to a blog since I started writing a little again and the ‘Why not?’ argument won.

So that’s it for now, unplanned unedited first post. Will people read this? Will I want to read this? Only time will tell. Ha.