So this is what it feels like to have a blog. I've been debating with myself over whether or not to extend my persona into the digital realm for a few months and I finally wore myself down enough to let me give it a try. So far, my blogobirth has been pretty painless. The hardest part was coming up with a nom de plume and a name for my blog. I've always liked the word Bastard, and nothing gets your attention quite like a slap in the face, so "Slap Bastardson" seemed perfect.
As for the name of the blog, that was mere expediency--although in retrospect, I fear that the name "Slap" coupled with the word "Beat" in the blog title might give the impression that I condone violence. Far from it. I belive violence in all its forms has only one proper place--in children's cartoons, of course. And in video games. And the occasional action film. I guess you'd have to also include war movies because, hell, what's a war movie without violence? Just a bunch of shots of cargo ships unloading equipment and G.I.'s eating in a mess hall? Who wants to see that? But I digress...
I guess the whole reason I started a blog is because ever since I was a kid, the weirdest shit happens to me and the people around me. I guess I just needed a place where I could write that stuff down when it happens. I plan to wax philosophic from time to time on a variety of subjects. They won't all be winners, I'm sure, but I'll try to keep the painstakingly banal entries to a minimum. That's all I have time for at the moment. Hopefully I'll have something interesting to write about soon.
Thanks for taking the time to read this far!