My first ever weblog and a place to pour out the untamed ramblings that rattle around in the spaces between my ears.
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April 17, 2008 by misterME
So if you're reading this, it's likely you've already stumbled across the Community pane of Impulse and have experienced the exceptionally clean, inviting, and user-friendly interface of ImpulseDriven (the engine behind the blogging feature of Impulse).

There have been some discussions of why some articles posted to JoeUser.com don't show up here on ImpulseDriven. The answer from on high is that, while similar engines, only certain categories are shared between the two, confining ImpulseDrive...
April 17, 2008 by misterME
Okay. I know I'm likely to get flamed for the title, and content, of this article. But I just have to vent.

Puppies suck. And I'll tell you why: No household pet on the planet is more destructive, less disciplined, and smells worse (all the time, not just occasionally like a skunk) than a rotten, god-forsaken, evil little puppy.

In 34 years, I'd never had a puppy. I remember growing up with dogs, but they spent most of their time in the back yard, and came into the house only during sever ...
April 17, 2008 by misterME
I can’t believe it’s been almost four years since my last blog entry. I think I foreshadowed that in my first few attempts at journaling my life, some nonsense about how many things I start but quit sometime soon thereafter: exercising, diets, etc…

But here I am four years later. What’s become of my life? I still eke out a few hours a week of time for the things I used to enjoy: playing my Xbox 360 or some silly PC game, browsing the internet (usually WinCustomize or ...
October 17, 2004 by misterME
It's been a few months since my last blog entry...I think July. It's amazing the kind of distractions that can pull a man away from the things he thinks are important.

Let's see. My wife and I moved into our new house, after last minute problems with the loan (termed such out of courtesy for the younger readers, as "financial raping" would perhaps require the Adult Content box to be checked), and last-second problems with our builders, and ongoing problems with our insurance agent. Ahh, the j...
July 22, 2004 by misterME
So I’m sitting outside on my balcony, as I’ve discussed before, wading about inside my brain trying to make sense of the mess of thoughts floating in there like so much refuse. And one of these thoughts concerns this blog: If it’s to serve as a journal for me—which was, after all, its purpose—what should I write about next? And it occurs to me that that’s a very stupid question to ask. Shouldn’t a journal simply record whatever sewage can be skimmed from one’s head? Asking, “What should I write ...
July 21, 2004 by misterME
I have meant for some time to begin keeping a Journal.

I don't smoke in my house anymore (and the goal is to be quit completely by the time my wife and I move into our new house at the end of next month...here's hoping), so I often find myself sitting out on our balcony, carrying on conversations with myself in my head about any and every topic imaginable. I've made most of the major decisions in my life over the past two years (a period in which most of the major decisions in my life as a wh...