Why does it always take forever to set up a blog?

. . . Or anything computer related for that matter?

Once again, I delve into this writing business.  More often, if not always, it’s spurred by some strong mood, whether it be negative or positive.  Today, it is negative, for currently, I am in a melancholy state.  The last two posts I made (at least the ones I have saved) had verve and vivacity that I wish I wanted many times, but now I am afraid of getting again, for fear of being deluded and wasting it into another emo-mood.  I’ll keep this for now.

I want to start by posting my last 2 posts and making comments on them.  From there, I’ll continue to write what is on my mind at that point.

May, 2009 (suspected start date)

So this is my first blog using my new iMac, and I’m documenting my trip from L.A. to Texas.  My goal is to continue blogging until such a time that I get lazy again and stop.  I tend to have about 2 weeks worth of mental energy where I write up a storm, then slowly I lose steam and crash . . . for about 6 months or so.  I don’t claim to do that this time around, but I figure if I call it out now, maybe I can psychologically trick myself into keeping going.  Here’s to trying.

Anyway, when you start taking long trips, 2 or 3 hours feels like 2 or 3 days.  I remember the first time I drove from Abilene to Los Angeles. That shit took foreeeeever!  The more I did it, the more I got used to it, and I started complaining and cussing out slow traffic less and began not minding the situation more.  In fact, I’ve tended to zone out (but not too much that I don’t watch the road . . . so far) and have gradually learned to get enjoyment out of the situation.  I wonder if this is what they call “wanderlust.”  It’s almost like a runner’s high, except not as endorphin-induced, but similar.  Actually, I lie.  I still cuss out slow traffic.

So yeah, this iMac is the shit!  I don’t know if it’s just because it’s a new computer, but wow, they weren’t kidding when they said it was very user-friendly.  I was a little apprehensive, being that I’ve used PCs ever since my little ol’ self could use a computer (back when a 386DX was fresh!  haha!).  So what do I do with this thing after putting all my music in it?  Yes, you guessed it.  Installed WoW.  Why that’s what I’m doing as I write this blog.  Now, as for being able to play it?  We’ll see once I get to my destination.  But, knowing my addicted ass self, I’ll figure out a way.  Besides, it’s all to keep in touch with my homies.  Honest!

But yeah, back to long driving.  All those times driving from Monterey to L.A. and back made driving from L.A. to Phoenix seem like a breeze.  Hell, I didn’t even speed.  It was probably because of the tons of Photo Enforcement Zones that surprised the muck out of me when I saw them.  I saw a flash, but it was from pretty far away.  I hope it wasn’t me.  Guess I’ll find out some time in maybe August or some shit when I get a surprise ticket.  Why did I have to get a spry little Speed 6?  Damn you, Ed.

Well, maybe the next time you see another blog of mine, I’ll be in New Mexico.  But for now, it’s time for me to hit the road.  Hopefully, it’s not as hot as balls and windy as farts as Arizona, but I doubt it.

Tata!

Wait really?  I’ve had my Mac since 09?  It’s a suspected start date, I guess.  It doesn’t matter anyway because it’s not in my possession anymore.  I’m not quite sure, but it wasn’t even 2 weeks before I crashed.  One word:  WoW.  That goddamn game has such a stranglehold on me that’s it’s harder to quit than cigarettes.  So there went that.

By Errol

In order of importance: Father, Husband, Aspiring writer, Graduate student, U.S. Air Force veteran.

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