Thursday, August 14, 2003

Monday, August 11, 2003

Well. It's football season. Almost. I went to a Titans - Browns game this weekend almost. Meaning it was almost a game. I actually went. It was preseason where they almost play football. But it was enjoyable. I got my $30 worth. So thanks to co-worker Richard for selling his ticket at face value, and thanks to Mr. Tom for encouraging the enterprise. I am not sure, however, that I got my $15 worth for a kielbasa with nothing on it, some tired nachos, and a coke. However to compensate we pulled off a miraculous feat. We found a free parking spot downtown on Titans night. Wonder of wonders. Miracle of miracles.

The first in a series of ways the world is declining: the rise of the comma splice. I see it more and more, it's quite regretable.

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Wow. What a great vacation. It is now August of the next year since I wrote my first and only message. I am stunned - stunned - that I have not received fan mail of beautiful men and women dying to speak with a person with such a fascinating life as myself. Stunned!

Of course, one must question the motive of the old weblog. OK, strictly speaking, it is the motive of the weblogger, not the weblog itself. But at heart a weblog is someone's attempt to get attention. The old "look at me!" syndrome. But I am sure there are a million articles out there already about the merits and pitfalls of the weblog, so I won't continue.

Last night I participated in my first Chamber of Commerce event, as a rep of the arts center. Interesting affair. I am a lousy schmoozer (shmoozer?), so it took me some time to get going, but I had a cohort who had no issues with reticence. It was quite beneficial, so it was worth overcoming shyness. But it's basically a sales event. Everyone shared their business cards and tried to make some money. I can't complain, because that's why I was there too - to drum up support from the business community for a non-profit arts center. However, I must say that there must be some sort of secret parking that I wasn't informed of, because I had to park at the public park, to be confusing enough, a couple blocks away and walk in, but no one else seemed to need to do that. What gives?