The Summer Of Blogging

Top of Mt. Hood, OregonOne of my 1,983,221 little sisters left a voicemail on my cellphone in which she complained about the stories I am telling my nephews about her.

“Jack, you need to stop telling Jackson these ridiculous stories. He actually believes some of them are true.”

I immediately called her back and told her that she was a very lucky girl and not just because she is my little sister.

“Little sister, I am going to take this voicemail and use it for blog fodder. You’ll be famous.”

Since my little sister holds no one in higher regard than me she called me back and told me that she would be honored to be on the blog. Full disclosure: little sister has quite the vocabulary and used many colorful words to describe her feelings about being featured on the blog and reminded me to stop telling those $@^$#^$ stories.

Sigh, being a big brother is a lot like being an artist whose work isn’t appreciated for being as wonderful as he knows it is.  I didn’t want little sister to feel badly about that, so I called her one more  time.

“Little sister if you were here I would let you bask in my glory and reap the rewards of being in my presence. But since you aren’t I promise to tell your children more tales about what you were like as a child and some of the fine things you did during you sorority days. Just remember, I am a genius whose work should be appreciated.”

And that is how I proved to my nephew that I could make his 41 year-old mother call grandma to complain about her big brother. Damn, sometimes I am a true artist.

The Summer of Blogging

Technically this post you are reading is supposed to be a list of things I want to do before I kick the bucket. It is supposed to be a collection of cool ideas that will make you ooh and ah.

It would have been but it is almost 1 am and I need to get up way too soon. But I did promise many people including Jayme that I would do this and I shall. Soon I shall be added to ranks of:

You’ll have to wait for that post to find out if I want to run with bulls, wrestle alligators and gorillas, climb Mount Everest or take control of the NBA so I can kick the celtics out of the league.

Information You Might Need To Know

I was tempted to make this subhead about information you don’t need to know about and then I decided that should be the headline for a post. So coming soon we shall have all sorts of fun writing about that, but for now let me share information you might need to know.

The Stories I Don’t Share

The stories I don’t share with you are some of the best you would or could ever read. Sometimes I feel badly about that but there are boundaries in blogging and those should be respected.

And that reminds me to remind you to question what you read because sometimes it really isn’t true. More than a few posts here have been published with a label that says “fiction” and I still receive comments asking for more details.

Confession: If it says fiction and you ask for details I will make up more so that I can answer your query. Life is short and one cannot be serious all the time. And with that your insouciant host is off to dream about hot women who love him because he is a professional athlete who is also a rock star who has published 20 best selling books, cured cancer and is the long lost King of England.

Try not to take the Summer of Blogging too seriously. Life is too short.

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