Delighted to meet you…
Overjoyed, enraptured, entranced; are we ready? Yes! Good! In we go!
Well I thought we’d start off with a classic movie quote, which I really know few of, but usually a treat when one pops to mind. (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for those a little lost) Did you know that Rohld Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was so upset after the production of the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, that he refused the possibility of continuing with Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator? It is quite a shame if you ask me. I wonder what he would think if he saw the not so long ago remake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with that scary Michael Jackson-esque performance from Johnny Depp? He’s rolling in his grave no doubt.
Anyway, on to more important matters at hand…
Many times over I have tried my hand at blogging, and many times over I have failed with the one reason of being too strict on topics. A blog solely on Tech news… a blog solely on my creative writing… a blog solely on my book reviews… Ya know? I then decided today, it’s my blog… I can put whatever I want up there, who cares? And to make a not so long story just a little shorter, I am now typing to you.
So this is pretty much it for my welcome post, but hopefully I will find the time and energy to keep updating. Exciting times lie ahead, I know it.
I was reading today’s entry from one of my favorite comic strips author (Dilbert from Scott Adams) and came across a splendid entry. From me to you (consider it a welcome present) I will paste it below for you to view,
Well that about does it folks, check back often and comment constantly! (please)
But folks . . . don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted. . . . He lived happily ever after.
Last night, the full moon was low and bright over the horizon on a clear California evening. It looked extra large. “Wow,” said my beautiful wife. “Look at the moon.” It was spectacular, perched above the silhouette of townhouses in the distance. One extroverted star and a wisp of night clouds completed the composition. For two newlyweds on their way to a Saturday night dinner, it was a perfect moment.
There are many romantic things that you can say when looking at the moonlit sky. I decided to go with “It looks like the moon is going to crash into the Earth and annihilate us.”
“What?” said my wife, still lost in the magic of the moment.
“The moon looks extra large. That’s either because of the refraction from the additional atmosphere at that angle, or the moon lost its orbit and its going to destroy all life on earth.”
“I think we would have heard something on the news if the moon were heading toward us,” Shelly pointed out.
“Not necessarily. The government might have decided there was nothing we could do about it, so there’s no point in ruining our weekend,” I countered.
When it comes to romance, the important thing is to win the argument. So at this point I was committed. I was going to make the best possible case I could that the moon was going to kill us. I continued, “Besides, how competent is our government anyway? It’s not as if this would be its first big mistake, or the first time they didn’t tell us the truth.”
Shelly got quiet after I made that excellent point. That’s how I know I won. And it felt good because I know she was thinking how lucky she is to have married a man who knows so much about moons and governments.