- Recording happy events so I can practice seeing the good in daily events so I can look back and hope the happy glass is more than half full.
- Keeping my friends updated on what I'm doing since I suck at calling on the phone and I prefer mass emails for events of import.
- Time-date stamped journal - the bane of my handwritten memoirs was always forgetting to add a date, or collating them in one spot, or not being able to scrawl fast enough, or having to add references without hyperlinks.
- Getting wacky ideas out of my head so they either (a) take a coherent form that I can edit to my satisfaction and share or (b) so they can leave me space in the brainpan for for things that matter more and/or (c) I can stop thinking about them and get to sleep.
- Discussion about topics that matter to me. Or frivilous things.
- Seeing if I can get blog readers from the 6 major continents (Yes! Thanks, clustrmap!) although I'd really like to know if any of the small dot browsers (1-9 hits) only came once by mistake, once purposefully, or checked in a couple of times and gave up. And how they got here.
- Practicing writing on topic. Or giving up and piecing together completely tangential thoughts.
I mention the "why I blog" list because I was just reading the comments over at Jennifer Crusie's Argh Ink in response to her thought that it might be a good idea to quit blogging. And I thought, "NNNNOOOOOOOOOooooooohhhhhhh!" Then, "Oh noes!" I just switched my sidebar link to hit the blog directly instead of routing through the main page! Why is everyone jumping off the blogwagon?
In her comments, I found some phrases that made me smile. And sometimes that made me think of other things too.
- Awesomeness with Awesome sauce! made me think of friendly McFriendster M back in Boston.
- Michael Phelps Even with the schmaltzy pandering coverage, it is a thing of beauty to watch him swim, and his relay mates are nothing to sneeze at either.
- May-Walsh beach volleyball If you want to see how it's done, watch them. I do wonder why the women are wearing rubberbands when the men are in gunny sacks. Anyone good at beach volleyball should look good enough to wear a rubber band, and I'd like me some fair trade skins.
- Mens Gymnastics The USA team musta had superglue for dinner because they stuck more landings than I've seen in a month of sundays. Or a lifetimes of olympics. Rock solid they were, and a joy to watch because of it.
- Probably When I first started reading Janet Evanovich's books, starting a sentence with "probably" without the use of "because" or another conjunction struck my funnybone as very Jersey. Now I see it a lot though, and even do it myself sometimes. Such as, "He was in the military. Probably his sock drawer has structure."
- tart This is such an excellent word. It sounds punchy, and, well, tart. It recalls the 404 page with "it was tart and tasty on my tongue". Used as a female pejorative, it rather makes me giggle. One can eat a cherry tart.
- Just Saying One of my favorites of recent slang. Meaning roughly, ignore at your peril, or please consider, or...