Hi! I think I’ll leave this as ‘Hello World’ as it seems appropriate.
Well, where to begin? I spent ages picking a theme that seemed eejit-friendly. I had ‘A Christmas Story’ in my head the whole time, “Now boys and girls, I’m going to give you an assignment. I want you to write … a theme.” Here’s hoping I get an A++++++++++++!
Next was picking a name for my blog. I’ve always liked ‘here there be dragons,’ from what ancient cartographers wrote on the edge of maps. “Fuck if we know what’s out there, it’s the edge of the world and no one has come back to tell us” must have been too long. Dragons. Much easier to fit on a map. And they could draw a spiffy picture of a sea beast, too! That had to be way more fun than wiggly lines and words.
Right, where was I? Ah, yes, the unknown as a theme for my blog. Not cool unknown things, like unicorns or the chupacabra or why cats prefer to barf on carpet instead of an easy-to-clean floor. More the unknown inside of my head. I think it wants out.
Actually, I’m 100% sure I’ll be blogging about catbarf again. I bet you just can’t wait.
Ditto the chupacabra. Just what the fuck IS that thing!?!? Have you seen the videos? Freaky shit, man.
Ugh. I was really, really into unicorns as a kid. Bet they come up again, too.
But ‘here there be dragons’ was taken. Not surprising. I got out my 1977 Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary (yes, I’m old) and leafed through words starting with ‘dr,’ hoping to find something close to ‘dragon.’
I could only come up with ‘dragonflies’ and ‘drinking’ as words that would remotely suit. But! ‘Spiders’ popped into my head. I love spiders. Yes, really. Most people don’t. So, spiders as a substitute for the mysteries of the mind? Why not? ‘Dragonflies’ is a bit too girly and rainbow-y for me. And I’ve not always been an alcoholic. But I’ve liked spiders since I was a wee girleen.
I took a text poll of my friends, and no one voted for ‘spiders.’ Shows you how much I care about what others think! Sorry, folks. Not really.
By the time I had all that sorted out, dinner was ready. We eat late, by the way. Hubby (hereafter known as iDJ [I think. I might change it later]) is off work this week so we really, really had dinner late. I had 15 minutes left to put up my first post before midnight… but I was too thick to figure it out in time. But hey! it’s still dated the 3rd cuz I’m magic.