Sunday, October 26, 2008

Re-start your engines...

I realized that I needed some change in my life...so I changed my blog template. Crazy, I know. That's just how incredibly exciting life is right now. One cool thing about changing the template is that I looked back at some old posts and old comments. I had forgotten how much fun I used to have sitting up late and blogging.

This was from 10/06/2005:

"In the last couple of days, I have discovered one pretend thing I would be excellent at and one pretend thing for which I have no aptitude. And no, I wasn't smoking dope...

I would be an excellent announcer of pretend Formula One, or Indy Car, races. I tried it and I rocked. That doesn't even capture how great at it I was - I was truly awesome. Mostly, I believe my forte in the field of pretend car race announcing would be calling classic pretend races, especially those in which Emerson Fitapaldi plays a prominent role. What can I say? We all have our gifts.

That said, I would suck at narrating pretend science fiction movies. I have no talent for it. Zero. Maybe even less than zero. This unfortunately also applies to the fantasy genre. If I didn't have my pretend race announcing skills to fall back on, I would probably cry.

These are the things you can learn about yourself in the middle of the night."


Anyway, it reminded me that I used to have more humour in my life and that drew more people to me. It's probably not the world that has changed, but rather it's me that's changed and I just never really noticed it happening.

Found an excellent little story by Alan Coren where Pooh Bear gets a Hemingway makeover. It's a quick and fun little read indeed.

7 comments:

Shawn said...

Don't mind me...just checking the comments thingamabobber since it wasn't working with the new template...

tshsmom said...

OK, I'll just ignore you. ;)

Last week my comments changed to a different format all by themselves. I had to go into my dashboard and change the setting back to how I had it. I noticed the same thing happened at several other blogs.

Anyhoo, I like the remodel job. I've always been too chicken to change mine.

Shawn said...

I had to change it up a bit...I was tired of looking at it and that made it hard to even post anything.

tshsmom said...

I'm glad the new template has inspired you. I missed you....a LOT!
When I was talking to SME the other night, I told her you were back. She was thrilled, but her internet service hasn't been working lately.

Shawn said...

Having no internet tubes is like living in the dark ages...okay, maybe not. It sure does feel like it though.

It is a bit strange to go through all my old links only to realize that most of the people they led to are no longer around the blogosphere. So many people seem to have just faded away.

SME said...

Welcome back!

I'd be an excellent pretend midwife but a lousy pretend ER nurse. Go figure.

"The Pooh Also Rises" is just as good as The Pooh Perplex! I love it when people have too much time on their hands...

Miranda said...

I enjoyed the Poohbear story - well, sort of ;). Welcome back, by the way!