Second order of business, I made a promise to a certain father figure in my life, Tiffany Jacelle Erickson that I would make a blog by this week after months (perhaps years?) of requests to create one. Though I have been open to the idea, I have always had a particularly strong aversion towards creating a blog for several reasons. Mainly, I think people are basically dull. I don't have a strong urge to read the musings of my peers... call me condescending but I have little interest in your wedding plans, your babies' feeding schedule, your opinions on dating, or your lack of knowledge in world events. It takes a lot to capture my attention long enough to read an entire blog post.. It's really nothing personal. It's not you, it's me... and you've really gotta be a great writer, full of witty quips, or hilarious stories for you to keep my attention. Having said that, creating a blog puts me in quite a bind. It means that I must be all of those things or else I will be a hypocrite. However, I have now come to the enlightening conclusion that I am only a hypocrite if I expect people to like, read, or follow my blog. I expect none of these things. I really only expect Tiff to read this thing and so it kind of takes the pressure off.
Now, to my one follower, Empress Jacelle, I hope to give you this one disclaimer: though I have fulfilled the covenant I made to you of creating a blog (that quite frankly, I didn't expect you to hold me to) I hope that you know me well enough not to keep your expectations high. I will most likely keep this blog unkempt, full of slang words and the occasional preposition-ending sentence. Not to mention, periods of blogless stretches, where time stands still in a desert-like blogosphere. All I can say for now is, fear not. Have faith. I will return. On an unknown day, in an unknown hour, right when you least expect it, and right when you need it most.... I'll be there. To put the party back in your pants.