Thursday, September 10, 2009



That is what comes to mind with Fox's new show, 'Glee'. The premiere was shown late spring, and I have been waiting to catch it when it starts it run, which it has for the fall. It is definitely appointment television for me!

'Fame' is a movie due in the fall, and I do plan on catching it. My darling brother would be first in line when it hit!! Along with Miss Piggy and Wonder Woman, he would go flying through the air like Leroy thru dance class!


That is where I got this idea from. Enjoy and I guess I look forward to some of y'all to do likewise. Be a dear, and let a brother know when you fill yours out!

How long have you been blogging:
Since July 16, 2004 publicly. So that means I just hit 5 years. You can read that post here.

Why did you start blogging:
I started blogging to try to find an outlet for my social needs. I was bored, and Mookie wasn't then most conversational person. I would eventually find out WHY she didn't want to talk to me, but that is now neither here nor there or anywhere else!!

What have you found to be the benefits of blogging:
Blogging and writing have helped me heal from some pretty deep scars I had in my past relationship. It has helped me remain positive that I can deal with my life and the main thing has been the connections that I have made with people out here.

How many times a week do you post an entry?:
Usually at least 4-5/week, if not more. I am actually trying to cut down on posting, because I don't want to sit and dwell on something until I have an entry to post. I sort of think that if I have something to post each day, that I am not living my life, if that makes any sense.

How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis:
I really don't know. I think there is about 80 that I am suscribed to and I try to comment something to each one I see. Some more I comment on more frequently than others, but I do try to read and let someone know that I visited their journal.
Do you comment on other people’s blogs:Not all the time. I don't have something to add to everyone's journal and I don't. As I have said, sometimes I will simply say that I have dropped by. Recently I have been doing some 'read by' journaling, not leaving comments.

Do you keep track of how many visitors you’ve had:
I have a hit count going, because I have seen them in other folks journals and wanted to have one of my own. As far as seeing where other folks are from ... I have traveled enough and seen the places that I was meant to see. Any places I find myself in now is a bonus!

Do you ever regret a post that you wrote:
Nope. There are some that I cringe while reading, still, but I don’t regret posting anything I post in here. It’s my blog. It’s my prerogative. Don’t like it? Don’t read it.

Do you think your audience has a true sense of who you are based on your blog:
I try to do the best I can in portraying myself. I do the best I can, every day, every moment, and just post when & what I want to post. I feel that I am what I write and if that isn't good enough then que sera!

Do you blog under your real name:Yes, but I keep my blog separate from my family & friends in my analog life (since this is the digital or 'virtual' world), mainly so I can feel free to write without any stipulations or fears of offending someone. A couple of the active characters in my life may drop by occasionally, but I don't write for them. I don't direct anyone to 'read' any of my entries ... for real. If there is something I want said to them, I WILL SAY IT. Maybe it gets a run through here, but it will get said to whoever (I mourn that I can't look everyone in the eye when I speak to them electronically). Ain't no pirouettes done here!!
Are there topics you would never blog about:Nope, pretty much anything you want to know, I’ll answer/blog about, eventually. But I guess the caveat is it has to be directly involved with me and my perspective. If it is one of the people who I interact with on that '1st degree of separation', I take pains to limit that conversation.

What is the theme/topic of your blog:
Didn't know that I had to have one. The reason the title fits, is because I hoped it showed the immense scope of life at the same time it's also small and insignificant. I mean, as big and powerful as the sun is, it is still a mote in the universe, not even a big thing among the big things. How much do we even matter in the existence of things? Not to get all existentsentialist up in here, but really? What does ANYTHING mean to anything? Live and love. Do your best and don't hurt anyone if you don't have to. And if you do hurt someone, apologize and don't do it again.

Do you have more than one blog. If so, why?
Yes. I have this as my main blog. My other journal (still not ready to 'blog')
which I haven't posted in for quite a while, was intended to be where I post lighter stuff. We will see what we do with it. Both are named for devices that I use in describing myself. One is from the sci fi story by Samuel Delaney,'Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand'. Since I don't want to repeat what I have said about what the title means to me, I will move to where the name of the other journal came from.
Beth was kind enough send me the book 'Desperation' by Stephen King. It was not one of his most well received books at the time it came out, but I really enjoyed it.
I have had a fascination with the Great American Southwest from my adolescence. 'The Incredible Hulk' stories were based for a good long while around the deserts found there. The artist for that title, John Buscema's work really captured the mood of the stories. Mike Mignola's run was one that I really enjoyed (yes Laurie, I used to have fave artists and their work were inseperable from the storylines and the characters for me... Walt Simonson's 'Thor' was the best of all, even better than the work that Clairemont/Byrne did on the X-Men in the eighties that catapulted that near death title into it present state as a flagship for Marvel comic movie franchise).

Have you ever deleted a comment from your blog?

Nope. Prolly never will. I figure if my journal means that much to someone, then they are welcome to say what they want about me. I can deal with someone spewing crap about me. One of the things about AKA's thing on Face Book was I thought it was funny. The worst thing she could do was tell people the truth about me ... the same things that I tell people about myself. The big problem is that it bother other people who were connected to her thru me, and that more than anything determined that I end her rantin' and ravin'.

No, we haven't spoken since that incident. Being careful with my what I wish for ... I won't say anything else about that. But that was the closest I have come to 'deleting' anything said about me on line.


Beth said...

I like that you don't regret anything you've ever posted....that's cool. me too.


Beth said...

I really enjoyed your answers, Mark. I had no idea you'd been writing for so long! I'm going to go back and read your first entry. I had to chuckle when you wrote that you don't regret anything you've written here, but sometimes it makes you cringe. LOL I know exactly what you mean! I've read older entries of mine and think, "Ugh, I actually wrote that?!" Love, Beth

a corgi said...

I enjoyed reading your answers, Mark; I checked out your first entry and left a comment there

I've started doing something with new blogs I've found; sometimes I just enjoy reading what they wrote without having to feel like i need to leave a comment so I don't follow them as a "follower" but just in my favorites; that way I don't feel like I have to leave a comment; makes probably no sense, but works for me :)


Indigo said...

Love Glee! I don't regret anything I've posted. I do admit to having some heavy issues with some of my post. These days it's nice getting away from that part of me for awhile.

It's interesting coming up with post from a writers perspective.

Have I ever deleted comments. Once in my AOL Journal when I was brutally attacked in the comments. It wasn't anything up for debate, the person was so hateful they wouldn't of heard anything but their own voice anyway.

And once in Scream Quietly (actually a few from but it was from the same person so I don't count it as more than one). That would be a hateful stalker. I have no problem with a point of view differing from mine. I won't put up with hate filled venom.