Monday, November 28 2011
Man, I’ve gotten behind. Let’s do this.
So, things are happening on my post from the other day. There are a ton of people coming to it and I get links where it is posted on various message boards, etc. As opposed to most of the crap I put on here, I had been mulling that post for a long time. I was just writing what I felt and what I had talked to others about, and I guess a lot of other people feel the same way, that’s encouraging for me personally.
Here is a screen shot of my blog’s stats page. I’ve purposefully not shown numbers, but look at the comparison. I was very happy with the number of views I was getting before the other day, but now those days look minuscule.
Also, I’m an avid reader of comments sections below articles and videos online. I must like to bring my faith in humanity down. I don’t know why I read them, they’re mostly argumentative and cruel, but, yes, I think of myself as an aficionado. Have you checked out the comments below my post? These are different commenters and they are wonderful. They are honest, thoughtful, and wholly uncruel.
I’m wondering the best way to follow up since there are so many comments and views. I feel like I owe a follow up response, but I’m not sure what that is yet. I’ll figure something out.
All of the sudden I am self aware about what I am writing because there is a much larger audience reading, although, I’m not sure they are reading past the one post. I thought to myself yesterday, “Jeff, did you write a post about Christianity and follow it up with a post about wanting to go to a fictitious cocaine party?” I am a fool.
Since there are some newcomers to the blog, let’s catch everyone up quickly. The best way to pull it off quickly is, of course, with haikus. Let’s get the old 5-7-5 rolling.
Moved to Hollywood
My beautiful wife stayed home
Road trip, beef jerky, Mentos
Friend’s parent’s house is home
For hopefully a short stay
Months now, squatter’s rights
Improv classes fun
Stand up shows Comedy Store
Almost a game show
Audition a lot
In between always
Six weeks of wonder
Michelle has come, Jeff eats more
Michelle leaves, boo hoo
A job awaits me
Secretive computer store
The forbidden fruit
Make lots of good friends
Meet lots of strange characters
The Magic Castle
Michelle said, “Come home”
Host family said, “Yep. Sure. When?”
I will replace sheets
Move back to my wife
It’s where my house is my own
Dream is still alive
So, everything is clear then, right? Re-reading the haikus, it seems that my understanding of haikus is mostly just writing like a caveman would speak.