Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t posted an entry since March. A lot has happened in the past 9 months. When I say a lot, I mean A LOT. I’ll dedicate a future blog post to that.
One thing that has happened is that I found other ways besides blogging to express my deep thoughts – namely Twitter. Yes, I have become a veritable Twitter-holic. There’s something about having to only come up with 140 characters that is liberating, and less intimidating than having to come up with a great idea for a blog post. Why stress over what to title my blog post when I can just tweet “Having leftovers for lunch” instead? I recognize that this might not be interesting to many people, and that they’d much rather read a blog post on why I think minivans rock (they do!), but with 2 kids (Did I mention my dear wife and I now have 2 kids? Part of the "a lot” that has occurred in the last 9 months), a full-time job, church life, who has time to sit down and blog? Especially when everything I want to say is being tweeted already?
So that brings us to this very moment. Why am I sitting down and actually “blogging”? I’d like to say I was inspired by Julie of Julie & Julia fame (saw the movie, didn’t read the book) and thought that maybe I too might someday score a book deal based on my amazing way with words, but that would not be true. I’d like to say it’s so that I can remember how to spell out entire words (OMG! LOL! FTW!) again, but that’s not true. The honest truth of the matter is that I have realized that there are some things that you just cannot express properly in 140 characters, no matter how concise you try to be. Like my opinion on anti-minivan parents: “Hey parents with young kids, let me tell you a little secret…GET OVER YOURSELVES. YOU ARE NO LONGER HIP AND COOL. YOU ARE A PARENT. DEAL WITH IT. STOP TORTURING YOUR CHILDREN BY SHOVING THEM INTO THE “3RD ROW” OF YOUR PILOT/HIGHLANDER/ARMADA. GROW UP AND BUY A MINIVAN ALREADY. TRUST ME, SLIDING DOORS ARE THE NEXT BEST THING TO SLICED BREAD.” See what I mean? I don’t think I could have squeezed all that into 140 characters, without losing the subtle texture and depth of feeling of what I was trying to convey.
Thus, I have decided I need to start blogging again. I’m definitely a bit rusty, and I am busier than ever. But I feel I owe it to myself to not just limit myself to tweets and Facebook updates. Because really, when it’s all said and done, doesn’t everyone deserve the opportunity to hear my opinion?
Deal with it already.