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Good Intentions

Oh, hey.  Hi there.  Sorry about my blatant absence from the intrawebz this year.  I haven’t forgotten about you, I swear.  This year kicked off with a bang, and I’ve just been holding on loosely – err, tight.  (Curse you, .38 Special!)  The last short couple of months have been packed with excitement and adventure, and I have clearly not been able to keep up with everything.  Last year I got in a bad habit of feeling a need to post multiple times per week and my posts were somewhat lengthy.  My ramblings turned from random introspection to typing up lists of events that were going on with me in chronological order.  I don’t think that transition was very fun for anybody, so this year we’ll try things a little bit differently. Continue reading

Coming attractions – Videos, emails, and special guests

Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!  Step right up and read it here first, folks.  There are some really big things in the works that’ll add content to this blog, the likes of which have never been seen!

First and foremost, I will soon be embedding my first wonderfully corny video to the blog.  Some of you have an inside line and already know what you can look forward to.  For the rest of you, I assure you, there will be a cheese factor jammed into 18 seconds of unadulterated awesomeness that you could never have imagined. 

Secondly, the simplytoocomplex email address is up and running.  I will link to it later in the post, and will try to get a widget up on the sidebar soon for easy access.  Feel free to send all of your questions, comments, and suggestions here and I will do my very best to reply to each and every one of you.

Lastly, and certainly more important, with the approach of the 1,000th hit on my site, I have reached out and will have a guest writer to mark such a tremendous occasion.  None other than Lorenzo Lamas will be writing a post in the very near future to commemorate the virtual foot traffic of 1,000 people.  You read that right, the Renegade himself will be contributing to my little known slice of heaven in the cloud.  (Can anybody tell me why “cloud” is the new techie buzzword?) 

Finally, and definitely most important still, it is imperative that you notice the date of this post.  April Fool’s Day, suckers!!  I got you all so good – you should’ve seen all of your faces!  Man, you must be so embarrassed right now!  Now, not all of this post is baloney, but I will leave it up to you to determine the truthfulness behind each little nugget of information.  And I would certainly be interested in having a guest writer for the 1,000th hit.  If you feel like you have something to say and want to get involved, then leave me a comment below or send me an email with your thoughts/ideas and we’ll see if we can work something out.  Until next time, you gullible goose.

Thank you, that is all.

Presidents’ Day and the Talking Heads: “Burning down the house”

Working for the government has its perks.  One benefit of being a government official is that I get random holidays off from work like Columbus Day.  This past weekend I had a three-day weekend due to Presidents’ Day.  Knowing that my wife loves having a nice fire to enjoy while lounging around the house, and having a perfectly good fireplace, I decided I would surprise her on our day off together.

I’ve never been much for building fires.  Frankly, I’m a bit of a coward when it comes to open flames.  I like my face just the way it is, and I’d rather not burn my eyebrows off.  But when it comes to making my wife happy, I do things that might be considered uncharacteristic…like going to Starbucks.  Or building a fire. 

After finding a place for us to live following our wedding, we couldn’t help but notice a nice, brick, fireplace in the middle of the living room.  (Well, it was along one of the walls…not literally in the middle of the floor in the living room.)  I’ve lived in places that have offered fireplaces, but have never taken advantage of those situations because I just never cared to.  So, my first thought was to have the chimney inspected.  Responsible, right?  Thank you for noticing.  After sending multiple emails to the landlords regarding the safety of the chimney, they never acknowledged the inquiry but replied to other issues addressed in those same emails.  So I began thinking that it probably wasn’t much of an issue.  Recently I found out that the girl who lives on the first floor of our duplex has had a couple fires over the winter without anything going wrong.  Well, with those two little nuggets of information, I decided it was good enough to give it a go!  Keep reading, there’s more!


I will be posting several thoughts that have been tumbling around in my head, and I strongly encourage audience participation…but be warned, anything and everything is open to scrutiny!  I welcome all opinions and discussions, but please keep personal attacks to a minimum…unless you don’t want to!  I will be updating this feverishly over the next few days, so check back often to avoid missing out on all the fun!

Thank you, that is all.

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