Map of the Americas

Map of the Americas
We are using this map to find our way home. We will be marking where we are in big fat red marker like Indiana Jones. (map idea courtesy of Blake Golden)

Friday, July 13, 2007

this is kinda fun

This feels weird. I'm about to write something having no clue what it is going to be about, and yall are going to read it (well, all 3 of you reading this...) I don't watch television really, but I feel this is a bit like reality tv. Yall sitting there just reading what I write. Right now it doesn't seem that different to me than people just watching whatever it is Paris Hilton is doing? I mean the whole world can read this blog. This feels weird. Is it appropriate to mention Paris Hilton in your first ever blog? In the first paragraph? I didn't mean to.

Oh well, so as you see I have my first ever blog! I'm very excited about it. I have to say it was Abby Maddox who inspired me to do this. I have been reading her blog for a while, and she is this amazing writer. I would put her web address right here, but I'm not yet sure if that is kosher. More so, I don't have a clue how to hyperlink. Anyway, I on the other hand was not blessed as a writer. In fact the MCAT (a test you take to get into grad school) went on to say my writing skills were in the 11th-12th percentile. Considering that probably 10-20% of people that wrote essays in English that day don't speak English as there primary language, that percentile does not bode well for this blog. But, you are here, and I thank you for it!!! I hope you come back!!!

So, here's my plan. Over the past couple of months my family and friends have told me they want to know all about what I am doing in Venezuela. They have expressed wishes for me to keep in touch and tell stories about what is going on. So on (mom, that's this page) I plan to share all my stories and photos. IN ADDITION, I am going to try to blog on many different matters as the year goes. For example, why college football is the greatest sport in the world, why we must help impoverished nations, or what are my top ten favorite U2 songs. I have probably said enough for now. Next time I will have a serious blog or will I? Who knows, maybe I'll just take another cheap shot at my mom? I guess you'll just have to come back and see!


your mom said...
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Anonymous said...

"...or what my top ten favorite U2 songs are..." ABout time!


Abby Maddox said...

Isn't it fun to get a COMMENT! Maybe you should remember that some time :) I didn't realize it was already time for you to leave. I was SO sad to miss the BBQ, but I was at the beach for a bachelorette party. I am pumped about your blog, and I hope you keep it going. BTW, thanks for the sweet words in your first ever posting. What an honor. BE SAFE!

JD said...

stew, it's 104 here in tuscaloosa. strangely, neither pit nor i are sweating. one of the two last sentences are true.

Hunter said...

stew, you are such an amazing and inspiring person. Like jj said on his blog, it makes me feel like i am just sliding by with mediocricy. i'm proud to know you and call you my friend. be safe, hunt