Remember when I had a blog? It was fun, even if it didn’t know what the hell it wanted to be – sometimes I wanted to be a Youtube celebrity, sometimes I wanted to just be Matt from Dinosaur Dracula, and either way the results were mixed and I was trying too hard to be too many things at once.
I think my problem is that I wanted this to be “my thing” – like one day I wanted to somehow get invited to E3 or do press at Youmacon at something, and as great as that would be I just didn’t have the time to devote to it because I also had a band I was trying to get off the ground.
Eventually the band won out, and the blog fell by the wayside. I’m not going to say I’m back by any means, but I’m going to try to write a little more about the stuff I’m actually interested in – toys, robots, wrestling, Nintendo obscura, etc. The sort of stuff I used to write about before I got distracted.
Anyway, let’s talk about something a bit more pleasant: remember how great The Weather Channel was?
I, like many people my age, used to sit here and watch The Weather Channel endlessly as some kind of fun, calming background noise, and it’s recently re-entered my rotation thanks to Youtube for those nights where I’m too drunk/high/weary to put something on that even requires a modicum of attention. It’s like a white noise machine except I can pretend I’m still at my grandpa’s house on summer break, and then suddenly there’s a Dorf commercial. I think we could all use a little calming background noise these days.
Catch you soon, hopefully.