1.18.2005

Don't Be a Blog Voyeur

OK, so I finally followed suit, took the leap, and began my own blog. This modern form of communication is intriguing to me. For some unexplainable reason, I have been reading 3 friends' blog sites religiously for the past month or two. The strange thing is, I have not seen or talked to either of these people during this entire time. So now, whenever I run into one of them, I almost feel I should preface any conversation with "I've been reading your blog" so they'll know that I'm aware of anything they've blogged about. Sometimes I also feel like I have to post a message on their blog, just so I don't feel like a "blog voyeur" or something! So please post a message and don't be a blog voyeur!

In case there are any strangers reading this, I am the husband to a beautiful and loving wife, and the father to three precious little girls - all of whom continually remind me of what life is all about. I have worked for a State Farm agency for over two years, and am currently seeking new employment. In fact, I have been for almost a year! I finally finished my MBA in May 2004, which was only possible through the tremendous support of my family, and I'm becoming increasingly aware that sometimes, a degree is just a piece of paper. However, I think an MBA should be magical. I thought I was supposed to land the perfect job in a high rise building in the downtown area of a large city where I wear a suit and tie to work every morning, park my Lexus in the parking garage, walk through the lobby to the elevator, go up to the 42nd floor, stroll through the office greeting my colleagues with a cheerful smile and nod, arriving at my secretary's desk to pick up my messages, and then proceed into my lush corner office with a magnificent view of the skyline, sit down to some caffe mocha and browse the Wall Street Journal until the morning break where I go and discuss Fantasy Football with the guys until lunch, and then go back to my corner office to catch up on emails, fantasy football, and internet blogs until 5pm when I stick my fantasy football statistics and injury reports in my briefcase to study during the commute home. Boy was I wrong! Oh well. I must admit, I have been very selective in my job searching, so it has been very slow. I've had quite a few interviews, but either they wouldn't provide a company car, or they did not allow for personal internet usage on the job. Otherwise, I would probably have that dream job, right?

Despite my tendency to incessantly blab about small things that are probably boring to everyone, I will make an attempt to be somewhat entertaining, and include some "everyday happenings." This is real comedy in my opinion. It's why I think Paul Reiser is so funny. He points out so much humor in everyone's day-to-day life, and we can all associate with the things he says. In fact, I think his books, Couplehood, Babyhood, et al, were actually intended to be blogs, but he was just ahead of his time and the medium was not available yet, so he wrote books instead. Funny stuff.

After the kids were finally in their beds tonight, my wife and I sat down with some queso and chips from El Chico's and watched the first episode of American Idol. We have not watched this since the first season, but for some reason, I really wanted to see the initial auditions because they are so hilarious. I don't know what some of these people are thinking, but I love how Simon makes fun of them. Paula is sweet and ads a pleasant element to the judges table, but Randy just opens his mouth and utters some sounds and cliches, and never really says anything intelligent. I doubt I will watch the entire season, but the weeding out process is quite humorous.

This is probably entirely too long for a first blog, so I will end now with my highlight of the day...besides coming home to my wife and three amazing little girls who still get excited because "DADDY'S HOME!!" - I love that! Well, ok, my wife get's excited when daddy's home for an entirely different reason than my daughters do, and you homemakers know exactly what I'm talking about! Surely none of you try to hand off your children to your husbands when they get home from work! Actually, I'm very lucky because my wife usually has dinner ready for the family to eat when I get home from work because she's SUPERMOM!

Highlight of the Day
During Condoleezza Rice's Senate confirmation hearing today, democaratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California suggested that Rice's loyalty to President Bush and support for the Iraq conflict "overwhelmed your respect for the truth." Rice's reply to Boxer - "I have to say that I have never, ever, lost respect for the truth in the service of anything." Boxer was also pretty aggressive in pointing out some perceived inconsistencies in Rice's statements about the imminent threat of nuclear weapons in Iraq. Boxer then said ""If you can't admit to this mistake, I hope that you will rethink it." Rice replied, "Senator, we can have this discussion in any way that you would like...but I really hope that you will refrain from impugning my integrity." WHOA! I love Condoleeza Rice - this example was pretty tame, but she can chew you up and spit you out before you even comprehend what she's saying to you.

9 comments:

Alyssa said...

You had me up until the end. What the heck was that all about? Way over this blonde's head! Try to keep it more on a 6th grade level for my sake would ya?

Kelly said...

I'm glad you finally took the leap - it's fun! I was totally interested in your blog and even enjoyed the end b/c I didn't watch any of that and could just hear about it from you - no waste of my time! You do the work for us and report back! Sounds like a plan!

By the way - your "dream job" cracks me up! It's funny how different guys are. Jeff would have no desire to wear a tie every day and work in a big fancy office - the rest of it - maybe. Good luck in your search but I hope you find it in Wichita Falls - HA!

Jeff said...

On some, take charge, Republican level I think Condoleeza is one fine woman! I love seeing her debate on an issue! The democrats need to watch themselves, we control enough power now to basically change the name of the country. "The Republican United States of America. Heres an idea for a blog - you can have an introductory lesson for Alyssa about politics .

Kirk Wimberley said...

I'm not sure how well my dry sense of humor will translate on here. I've already had to explain to my wife that I was kidding about my dream job. Parts of it anyway. The Lexus would be nice, and I do prefer business attire in a meaningful job, but the rest was tongue-in-cheek. Alyssa, do a search on Condoleezza Rice on google.com. It would surprise you how much you could learn in 5 minutes!

Alyssa said...

I do not "do" research! Reading your blog was the first time I have ever heard that name, and once I saw it I started skimming instead of reading. You could have been talking about rice as a side dish for all I knew.

Josh said...

Kirk, I enjoyed your post. I'm still mulling the blog idea. I'll get back to you. Cheers.

Kelly said...

OH,NO Josh - you don't have a choice! You MUST start blogging! I would love to hear what you have to say! I have been checking your "made up" blog every day to see if you have posted! Now I am reduced to communicating to you thru Kirk's blog! Do it NOW (no pressure!).

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