Well here we go.

Thanks to my friend Jake, I am off and blogging away! (Thanks, Jake!)

I trust that if you’re reading this, you read my profile and all that, so I won’t go into the specifics of who I am, what I do, etc. But if you haven’t, take a gander at my profile and you’ll get all that info.

Actually, this isn’t the first time I’ve done something like this. I had a “blog” of sorts when I first moved to Chicago in 1997.

It’s actually funny, because I recently just found all the old HTML files from that old website I used to have online. To think I actually sat down and created all the layouts and designed logos and everything. Could I do that again now? Probably. Do I want to? Hell no. Too much work. This is much easier. All the designs and everything are already done. All I have to do is type, and frankly, I think I do that pretty well.

Now that I’ve started this, I might just post those old “Diary” pages here, just for fun. Actually, they paint quite an interesting picture of how far I’ve come since I moved to Chicago. It was 1997. I was 26 years old, I had moved out of my parent’s house for the very first time, and I was officially “on my own.” How scary was that? I look at the things I wrote there and I realize how incredibly naieve and “green” I was about a LOT of things. Thank goodness I’m jaded and bitter like everyone else in this fair city. OK, maybe I’m not quite that bad, but hey, I am still single after 7 years… Hmm.

What is the point of a Blog anyway? And who decided it should be called Blog? As if chopping the letters “W” and “E” and smashing the rest of the letters together would make it somehow “hip” or “cool.” (I love “Quotes” can’t you “tell?”)

I suppose it’s a great way of getting to know how someone thinks and feels– and for that matter, how they write about it! It’s also a great way for me to vent my frustrations and feelings about situations that happen in my everyday life. It essentially is an online journal.

My original Journal was inspired by someone who I consider to be one of the pioneers of the “Blog”. His name is Justin Clouse, and he currently lives in San Diego, CA. Although it seems he isn’t posting to his diary anymore, he kept it going strong from 1995 until late in 2003. You can check his site out here.

It’s getting late and I have a long day tomorrow. I’m rehearsing with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus for their Pride show this weekend. I hope you’ll be there… if not, click here and buy some tickets, will ya?

I’ll do more posting soon. See ya then!