A few days ago it I had a bit of a Baader Meinhof experience with Blogs. Everywhere I looked it was "Blog this. Blog that." It felt like 2004 again.
I had a Livejournal for a while, but after it became the public forum for the demise of my first marriage I kinda soured on it. Go figure. But I do miss the writing and the Facebook really doesn't lend itself to long-winded diatribes. It also seems like life is about to get interesting again so I figured I should get back into the swing of documenting it before it gets too hectic to even try.
So I figured it was time to jump back into the pool, work out the kinks and get into it again. (As my disjointed paragraphs and shit grammar indicate, I'm rusty, so bear with me.) I set myself up with one-a these here blogger-blogs only to find the name I've always wanted to use (first for a comic strip that never got off the ground in college, then an aborted web comic, then every other failed creative outlet ever) was already taken by some guy who hasn't updated in 6 years. Just my luck.
So, I watched some Dragnet, wandered the Wikipedia, scraped some ideas outta my skull and tried anything that came to mind. Nothing was available.
Until I turned on the 2012 Miss America pageant just in time for the talent portion. The first thought that came to mind became the name of my blog.
Thank you, Miss America. Something good came out of your awful awful program after all.