Aug 1, 2008

Oh, the times they are a-changin'

random "new shit" image

Today, my blog turns 3! Kinda. I started this blog in August of 2006, but my first ever blog post over at Slyde's blog was back on August 1st of 2005. And there was much rejoicing. Yay!

It's starting to feel a bit stale around here, so I'm instituting some changes on the ole' Bug-Eyed Blog. Deal with it, bitches! I'm not the first in recent days to feel this way. He wrote about it a while ago. So did he. And she posted something about why we blog just the other day. And of course, he weighed in.

I guess it all started for me back in June with the mass deletion of a bunch of old posts that contained any mention of my friends and family in real life. In the middle of that process, I went back and re-read a lot of what I posted and I found that I was writing too much about the day-to-day tediousness that is my life. I was becoming a "mommy blogger" without any kids. Cats, if you will. And I didn't want this blog to be about that. There isn't a more boring topic I can possibly imagine than me.

Note: I'm talking about me here. Not you. Your blog is fine just the way it is. That's why I read it. I like all of your personal stories. I just don't like mine. And "mommy bloggers" are fine. I read and enjoy a few. So relax. - Earl

So I've decided to get a little less personal and a little more random. Every day something (or twelve somethings) pops into my brain from the way-back machine or from some obscure reference that I heard or read about. And invariably, I look it up on the Internet. Because it is there and it is fast. Instant gratification, I always say.

So it will be those things that I'm gonna post about for a while. I actually started a couple of days ago with my post about Dr. Fell. I also started something new yesterday with my Random Wiki page shout out. I may continue that for a while. For all the bad press that it gets, I'm constantly amazed by the amount of information, real or not, on it's pages. It's all part of my new random blog life.

Oh, and if you read between the lines you might find that by getting less personal and more random you may gain even more insight into the wonderfulness that is Earl. Somehow.

One last thing. Here is some meme I got tagged with from Teeni. I'm doing it shotgun association style, so be prepared to be under-whelmed.

I am: an enigma.
I think: I'd like an omelet.
I know: all the lyrics to "Gee, Officer Krupke."
I have: a weird skin tag under my arm.
I wish: that the weird skin tag under my arm was gone.
I hate: that weird skin tag under my arm.
I miss: Bubble Yum.
I fear: Zac Efron.
I hear: about half of what is said to me.
I smell: bacon!
I crave: White Castle burgers?
I search: for Bigfoot.
I wonder: who actually reads this.
I regret: "that I didn't drink every pub dry and sleep with every woman on the planet"*
I love: marshmallow.
I ache: just about all the time.
I am not: Bug-Eyed Earl.
I believe: when I fall in love this time, it'll be forever.
I dance: the Safety Dance.
I sing: from my ballz.
I cry: when Buffy's mother dies. Every. Time.
I fight: the urge to quit this meme now.
I win: at Golden Tee Golf...most times.
I lose: on purpose.
I never: bet on black.
I always: bet on black.
I confuse: stupid people. Easily.
I listen: to the wee folk.
I can usually be found: in your closet or under your bed.
I am scared: of moth balls.
I need: to be serious about at least one of these answers.
I am happy about: Gia. (Awww). There it is - see "I need".
I imagine: a world made of boobs. It's glorious!
I tag: NO ONE!

*Oliver Reed's last words according to his IMDB page.

Random Wiki - Jordan T. Walk is an Independent mayoral hopeful for the town of Tazewell, Virginia. I've never heard of the place, as it only has a population of 4,200 or so. He has been criticized for his policies concerning minorities. He also continually uses the term "negro" for African-Americans. I probably wouldn't vote for this dude.


Avitable said...

Congrats on three years of blogging! I don't think there's anything wrong with chronicling your life on your blog - it can be interesting as well.

Anonymous said...

Dear Earl, I've nominated you for a Blog Award. It's a small token of my esteem. Please go here for the explanation and details:

Verdant Earl said...

Avitable - Absolutely nothing wrong with it. I just don't wanna do it right now.

MikeB - Thanks! I'll got check it out.

elizabeth said...

If we've been hanging around this long - there was nothing wrong with the way you were doing it or the way you will do it now - we'll likely still be right here... stalking you.

(Your socks don't match... just sayin)

Verdant Earl said...

Liz - it's not my socks, it's my feet that don't match. Weird, huh?

Slyde said...

thats funny.. i was going to write about mommy blogs later today myself (or kinda, anyway)....

i honestly dont know how you can manage to write a new post every day.. oh yeah, you dont work. that might make it alittle easier..

RW said...

Yes there is something afoot in blogland. It needs the next generation, but nobody can figure out what it might be.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Thanks for doing the meme thing but I'm a little dizzy after some of those answers. All that betting and not betting on black, I bet. And I know you're not really Bug-Eyed Earl, but I am one of the easily confused people, but I'm also one of the wee folk that you listen to so that might just explain a lot. But I don't intentionally try to confuse anyone. Really. ;)

Congrats on your 3 years of blogging. I agree with Elizabeth - you must be doing something right so don't go changing too much!

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - We do what we love to do. Sucks that you find it such a hassle to come up with blog posts. ;)

RW - Just tryin' to find my voice, is all.

Teeni - had a little fun with that (not at your expense, of course). Hope you don't mind. And remember...always bet on black. Or never. Either way.

Anonymous said...

Well, it must be your lucky day! Not only do I not mind, but I have an award for you at my site, which I hope you will accept. And I see through the comments that I'm not the only one to give you one. You really must be doing something right. :shock: LOL

SK Waller said...

Wow! You do the Safety Dance? I knew we were kindred souls.

Congrats on your Blogoversary! I found your blog only recently (via comments you made at RW's) and I think you're doing just fine. Write whatever you want -- there's always an audience.

Verdant Earl said...

Teeni - Thanks! I accept the award, but I won't be following the meme or posting the image on my site. I did some housecleaning a few weeks ago and it wouldn't go with my new minimalist style. ;)

Steph - Cause your friends don't dance, and if they won't dance then friends of mine!

white rabbit said...

Bloody hell! Jordan T.Wat is 33! Aren't people getting young these days? Sounds like a complete arse too...

Skin tags are easily removable btw.

Verdant Earl said...

WR - Aha! My first Random Wiki victim. Mwah-ha-ha-ha!!! And I have a sister who can remove skin tags at her practice. So one of these days.

limpy99 said...

I will leave this blog when they pry it from my cold dead hands.

(actually, if it comes to that, you're on your own. Don't say I didn't warn you.)

Verdant Earl said...

Limpy - good man. Good dead man, maybe, but good man.

Mrs. Hall said...

“I wonder: who actually reads this.”

Well, I do.

I read very specific blogs. I tend to compartmentalize. I am not sure what compartment or need your blog is filling, but it’s a keeper.

Happy 3rd blog birthday, Mr. Earl.


Mrs. Hall

Verdant Earl said...

Mrs. Hall - Thanks! You can file my blog under whatever category you wish. - Mr. Earl.

pure evyl said...

Congrats on three years. It can be tough to keep it fresh for that long without a few changes. I have changed myself several times since I started in July of '06. Change can be good. Good luck on continued blogging.

Anonymous said...

I totally understand about not posting the award pic as it may not go with your decor! LOL. I don't want to give you something else that you'll just have to dust. There's never any pressure from me about those things. So long as ya know I thought you deserved it. ;)

Verdant Earl said...

Evyl - you mean you weren't always...EVIL?!?

Teeni - Thanks! It's in the trophy room. ;)