Mr Speaker, Mr Vice President, Followers of this blog and the general citizenry. Lend me your twenty pounds.
A quarter-score years ago I declared to this blog that I would write a blog, and that this blog should be here. I say to you it is here, not because it was easy and not because it was hard, but because I had nothing else to do.
The truthiness of this blog has, thanks to the grit and determination of its readers, got better. Together we have improved this blog from the Red Posting to the elevated heights of a post about beds. We did this. So you are as much to blame as I. The people didn’t expect this, nor did they want it, but I say to you know we have it. Our children will have this blog, our grandchildren will have this blog, it will resonate through the annals of history and like our casual disregard for the impending climate cataclysm they will look at their forefathers and say “Why granpappy did you not take action and stop it”.
It was foretold that this year, the 35th of my time on this planet, would be a ‘fairly’ good year and I am happy to report that so far it has been. It has been, and pardon my British over-exuberance, quite pleasant. Life as a dad is suiting me rather well, and I finally feel ready to try and be a grown up. Unlike most western nations our household debt is coming down, and we are looking forward to planning a good future. At last I sense that I can live for the future rather than being caught up in the moment or held down by the past.
Even this blog feels better.
This is a site where I can just write again, I don’t feel like I have any goals or agendas but the freedom of doing what I please. One of those is still hitting the Daily Post “Post a day” goal. Not one prompt has been missed (even the ones that are full of misery or duplicated). So to finish of this address I thought I would pick out the highlights from 2015 so far:
January – Image Search, or why you shouldn’t randomly Google things – a look at the strange results you can return when directed by a slightly strange mind.
February – The Parenting Trenches – One of my best posts, and one I am proud of. The conflict of being a parent and dealing with all the tantrums and acting out…from other parents.
March – The Angry Dwarf – My Magnum-Prius, the first story I wrote and a good bellweather post to see that I am no longer an embittered hobbit.
April – 50 things a Geek Should Know – I didn’t score too high on this, mainly because the questions were stupid.
May – Lunchtime Review – The lunchtime review is back…and the same as before!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “State of Your Year.”
How is this year shaping up so far? Write a post about your biggest challenges and achievements thus far.