Saturday, 19 November 2011

First Blog! (on the new blog)

     So! Finally here we are, the very first post! About time considering this blog was made about a month ago. Well not THIS blog, but this blog. Like this post wasn't written a month ago...unless somehow I've unknowingly travelled back in time. That'd be pretty sweet actually, I'd be able to pick the winning lottery ticket numbers or something equally cool, like telling my past self to not wait another month to write my first post. But good things, apparently, come to those who wait (not that I would know as patience is FAR from beingone of my strong points) so rejoice, fair reader, here is what you've been after for so long now! Well, let's be honest here, since this is the first blog, odds are you don't even know that this thing exists! But that's ok! For now that you DO know you can say to yourself, "Oh my god! Here it is! I never even knew that I was waiting for it but now that I know it exists, it's like I've been waiting my whole life for it!"
     Yes, my friend, this blog is just THAT DAMN GOOD. Why, you ask? Beyond the basic reason that is I, the one, the only, the amazing, spectacular, incredible, fantastic and all around super-cool Captain Awesome writing it, ummm.. Really do you NEED any other reason? I mean that should be more than enough. Like seriously, when you stop and think about it, don't you feel lucky that you get to read all this wicked-awesomeness written by me, for FREE? Free entertainment. From me, Captain Awesome. You are one lucky S.O.B. Well now that I have regaled you with my uncomparable wit, charm and all-around smoothness, I suppose that I should get on-topic.
     Hmm. What is the topic?
     Well to be honest, I never really thought that far ahead. I kinda figured that I'd just spend a couple paragraphs talking about how great this whole me blogging thing was and...ya not too much of a plan, but there it is! And what an epic plan it was! Until it all came crashing down. Kinda like Roberto Luongo's dreams of winning a Stanley Cup last year (Go Bruins!). My apologies to any Vancouver Canucks fans- if it makes you feel better it was because the had a local boy leading the charge (Lucic) and I've always thought Trevor Linden was a super classy dude. So...anyhow...where was I? Oh yes! Topic! Every good blog should have one! And ya ok there Mr. or Ms. Smarty Pants, just because I DON'T have one doesn't mean that this is not a good blog. Nice try. Leave the funny comments to the expert (Dr. Captain Awesome).
     Onwards! So not too long ago, actually at the begining of this month (that being November although I assume this thing comes with a date stamp on it, though one can never be too sure...damn you technology...foiling so many of my plans...secret plans so don't even ask what they were, or maybe ask but don't expect and answer until another blog, ha! made you come back!) I decided to enter the NaNoWriMo contest thingy. That stands for National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write 50,000 words by midnight, Nov.30. I decided to accept this challenge with all the forethought I usually put in on any challenge presented to me. Just in case you hadn't noticed by this blog not having a topic, forethought is ALSO not always a character trait I possess. Where was I? Oh ya, the novel. Well, let me tell you something, it started off GREAT! Maybe the content needed a fair bit of work but the idea was to just write and not worry about what needed to be fixed, and write I did. For approximately the first week and a half.
    Then, life caught up.
    Putting aside a couple hours out of every day to focus on one thing is EXTREMELY hard to do. Try it sometime, you'll see what I mean. So much happens in the day to day grind that can get in the way or even worse, distract you. Hell, my phone just beeped with about six text messages as I sat here writing THIS. So anyhow, long story short, I stopped. I didn't quit, I stopped. To me the distinction is very important. I managed to work on several other projects in the time inbetween, including now this very blog entry that had so long been put off. If I learnt anything from that week and a half and 14,542 words that I wrote, is that you can do anything, if you out your mind to it and are willing to take the time. And if you don't quit. Never give up, never surrender! (If you got the reference on that last bit, good on you!) So I took a break, I did other things, I watched my beloved Boston Bruins go on, so far, an eight game win streak, and now I'll sit myself down and keep plugging away at it, because in the end only you can prevent forest fires. No wait, that wasn't the moral, was it? Crap. I think there was going to be some kind of deep meaningful thought at the end. Hm. Don't let the bastards win, give something back to the people that support you in your efforts at whatever it is you are passionate about and above all else... KEEP READING THIS BLOG.   Thank you and good night!

                                                           Captain Awesome
                                                                                                 (aka Andrew Lorenz)

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