Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Oh, Wondrous Day!

It is a gorgeous, yet chilly evening in the Jamaica Plain barrio of Boston, Massachusetts. Curt Schilling is...er, was looking dandy against the New York Yankees, in what is also his first outing of the year. The T.V. is turned down. Joe & Jerry are turned up. The pasta is eaten. The stomach is full. The tea is brewed. The lights are dim. What's say we start a blog?

Welcome los guapos, to the world of Murky Words! There are many ideas on what to do with this thing, but the idea to actually start it came to me only recently. Had you approached me a few years ago and suggested I attempt this I would have choked on my beer, uttered a hearty 'Pshaw!', and fearfully backed away. Now that I'm older, slightly wiser, and a bit more sober I figure this is a great way for me to write on a consistent basis (something I very much like to do, and need practice at), as well as keep in touch with those people I'm bad about keeping in touch with.

So, what can you expect here? A little of this, a little of that, whole lot in-between. Whatever I'm feeling like on a particular day - whether that be what's going on in my life, posted articles with biting commentary, random links, random rants, CD & film reviews, my own writing (when I'm feeling bold), etc. Standard blog fare, in otherwords. Here - want an example? Check out Sean, Tim & Chris' blogs. All of them are superbly done, and provided me with a great deal of inspiration and motivation to get started on this little shindig, even if they're unaware of doing so. I'd like to say I'll update every day - and I'll make every effort to do so, but I make no promises. Realistically, that may be a bit of a tall order, especially in these early days when I'm still trying to get everything sorted out. And besides, we all need a vacation, now & then.

There will also be an area for you to leave your own comments after posts. Here I will welcome suggestions, tips, commentary, expletives, and any other thoughts you may find appropriate. You can also expect quite a few face lifts and design changes along the way as I play around with new templates, designs, and figure out what the hell I want to link to.

Oh yes - why Murky Words? "Isn't that a little dark?", she exclaimed. Naaah.. It's all in how you look at it. The word "murky" has a number of different definitions. Pick whichever one you like, but I prefer cloudy or obssure - because while I hope the writing will be clear, concise and good, the general tone of the blog will be all over the place, i.e. muddled. Oh okay, fine - so I like things a little dark now and then too... I swear I'm not Satan's little helper or anything.

So there it is, folks! Feel free to stay awhile. Hopefully I have enough ideas rattling around upstairs to keep you interested, but if not - well, the Internet is a big place. Ciao for now. Until next time.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sean said...

Woo! Nice job Eric. Nice post. Very much looking forward to Murky Words and where it goes!

10:04 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Thank you, kind sir. And thanks for all your help in getting this thing set up so far. Much appreciated.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Looking forward to more posts!

11:08 AM  

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