Fun little toy

My wife got me a car FM transmitter for my mp3 player. Lots of fun has been had already. Yes, I am turning it up, and singing loudly (and probably rather poorly). Now all I need is a little warmer weather so I can roll down the windows and enjoy it.

I’m still in love with my mid-90s grunge/alternative/modern rock. Whatever you want to call it. Bush, STP, Live, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden. My all time favorite, Smashing Pumpkins. Then I started getting into some more classic rock. And then there’s some random stuff on there. Some Hatsune Miku (Japanese electronic music), some power metal, the version of All Along the Watchtower that they used in the last Battlestar Galactica reboot, the soundtrack to the Journey videogame. It’s about half full, and I think there will be enough room for all the rest of the stuff I want to put on.

Irony: I had to go away to a Christian college, and started downloading mp3’s off Napster to become a Metallica fan.

If my life was a TV show, what would my theme song be? Lots of options, hard to pick just one. I’ll go for Working Man by Rush. What would yours be?

Take it easy,



It is your birthday.

How are you supposed to start a blog anyway? I’ve been looking all over and can’t find anything really clear.

So today was (well, still is) my 33rd birthday. I guess you can say I’m a third of the way through my life, more or less. And here I am, still not really sure who I am or who I’m supposed to be. Husband, father, yes, but what kind? Somedays I’m not even the same from minute to minute. Maybe I’ll figure it out this year.

Recently I’ve been reading Xenophon’s Anabasis, watching Vikings, listening to power metal, and playing Dwarf Fortress. Makes me want to be a badass and go out and smash stuff. Am I supposed to be happy with myself? Is it okay to wish things had turned out differently?

I just looked back and realized I used the word “supposed” three times already. Am I putting too much stock in other people’s opinions? What the crap, I don’t even freaking know.

I’ve tried blogging before and never kept up with it. I really want to try this again. Maybe it will work out this time. If anyone is reading this, feel free to drop by anytime, leave me a note if you want. I really do enjoy talking to people. I think if you do it right you can come up with something you’ve never thought of before. Let’s see what happens this year.

Take it easy,