Thursday, March 27, 2008

Inaugural Blaug

Photo courtesy of WTL Photos on Flickr

Oh goodness, this is exciting... welcome one and all to my blog, The Lucky Stone.

I know this isn't really the first post that I have written, so technically it does not qualify as the "inaugural blaug," but I just really couldn't resist the rhyme. Besides, the first post is really more of an intro. Like a half-step on its way to the first post, which is this one.

As you have probably already seen, my intro post gives an explanation of why I named this site The Lucky Stone. Don't worry, I'm not going to explain it again, but I do feel like I should give a brief explanation of why I started this site and what you can expect, should you become a regular reader. (This means you, Mom.)

Over the last 6 months, I have become an avid blog reader. I suppose it was bound to happen since I am forced to sit in front of a computer for 40+ hours a week. Gotta have something to keep you sane, right?

Prior to this time, I never really understood the draw to the "blogging world", but let me tell you, there is ONE BIG world of it out there. I still find myself amazed at the amount of people who write and post pictures of their life to publicly accessible websites. Not only that, but the photos, fashion, art, recipes, and craft ideas that I have come across have been a truly amazing addition to my life (if you know me at all, you can imagine why I would be so excited over such a discovery)!

After several weeks of checking my favorite blogs (see the Brain Candy column to the right), I noticed a difference in myself. I wish I could say that I had become more gracious and mature, but those are things that I am still waiting for (thanks for your patience). The main part of me that had changed were my thoughts.

Instead of drifting in and out of my head on fluffy little clouds and flowering vines, I noticed that my thoughts and ideas and dreams were much more pronounced and even, dare I say, organized. I kid you not, my brain began to send its info out into my frame of mind (which looks a lot like a giant Broadway stage with a vintage gilt picture frame around it) in witty and quirky little blurbs that sounded like they couldn't possibly be anything that I had thought up. I would notice something terribly mundane as I was walking home from the bus stop (I'll take 'terribly mundane' over 'run for your life' any day) and it was almost as though my brain would just start writing a blog about TM (c'mon, figure it out) on its own.

This, I have carefully theorized, is due to the same phenomenon that occurs when you have played Tetris on your phone for too long or have done one too many Sudoku puzzles. You stop playing or doing, only to find that your brain continues on without you. All of a sudden empty squares appear and they are patiently waiting for numbers, or boxy shapes begin to fall from the sky and you can't figure out where to put them. (This is very disconcerting when you are trying to fall asleep.) Has this ever happened to you, reader? Am I the only one that experiences this???

**cricket... cricket***

Ok, I digress... The moment I realized what I needed to do was when my brain said to me, "Jessie, I think it's high time that you started a blog of your own... you may not be able to accurately communicate the wit and humor that I come up with, but if anything, you can share your life with family and friends. Who knows maybe you'll even touch a strangers life the way that other people's blogs have touched you. If you want to use my adorable snarky-ness and impeccable writing skills every now and again, I suppose that's ok, too."

Let me tell you, friends, when your brain comes right out and tells you something like that... you do what it says. (I promise I do not have multiple personalities... I think of it as more of an unmistakable inner dialogue.)

So here we are.

From here on out the posting topics will be chosen largely by my heart and my eyes, but if we're lucky, my brain will snap into action every once in a while, and we may get something worth reading.

Thanks for being here, and enjoy the ride.


Anonymous said...

I too see shapes falling from the sky and find my mind organizing them into an orderly space. It was at this moment that I realized I needed to stop playing tetris and start building a bunker.

beachbungalow8 said...

welcome to the neighborhood! i look forward to all that you have to lend to this blogworld!

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing writer, especially loved the lucky stone blog, what an amazing man my dad was. I can hear every word he said just by reading your description. How lucky you were to have those memories ... I'm so glad you have them. This is the first blog I've ever read, but I think I'll keep reading. Then I'll know what's going on with my favorite niece!

/// said...

YAY--- I'M SO EXCITED! :) Congrats on this new venture of yours! :)

Jinnie said...

Oh yeah, falling Tetriminos.. I see them before I go to sleep if I play too long. I even make mistakes in my mind. It's like when you listen to a song walking down the street and you feel like you're in a music video (maybe that's just me). Or when you want to jump up and hit trees for hidden coins. Or when you're driving and you want to throw shells at cars in front of you like in Mariokart.

Anyway.. ^_^;;
You have a very nice blog! I wish I were as good at writing as you are.

Best of luck to you~