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This Might Be Dangerous To Those Who Suffer From Peanut Allergies


when in doubt, write about toast

Before there were blogs we had websites. Over the last twelve years I've had some form of online presence. Back in a day, it was a website, and now it's a blog. I pondered the meaning of all this before, and it's time to do it again.

Jeffery Zeldman summed it up nicely:

Gee, was I thrilled when I first realized that, by learning some HTML and buying a modem, I could publish anything I wanted to. Not only could I publish it, but people would see it and respond. My God, those were heady days.
Eleven years I’ve been pecking away at this page, and boy are my frontal lobes tired.
Every day I think about you and what I want to tell you. There’s so much I still want you to know. But work and family enfold me in an octopus grip. When I finally put two free hours together, updating is not necessarily how I want to spend them.

That's not exactly my feeling these days, but having a blog versus just having a website sure changes things. How is this, you ask? Well, back in 1994, I might have been hungry and decided that the peanut butter on bread was a little boring, so why not toast it up and have peanut butter toast? So, I did and it was good. I had a website back then, and the peanut butter toast and the website couldn't be further connected from each other than George Dubya, and Osama.

Fast forward to the current blog days:

Don't you just hate it when you are hungry and the food that surrounds you is not just not cup of tea? Hell, you are hungry, and don't even want a cup of tea for that matter. That was the situation that I encountered on this surprisingly warm day in October.
I had some bread, some tuna fish, some mayo, but that just wasn't something that sounded good today. I noticed a jar of peanut butter on the shelf. I thought that soft bread wasn't ssomething I was in the mood for today. I was going to toast it anyway for the tuna fish, but why not skip the tuna and just go with peanut butter toast today? I mean, it's toasty and it's peanut buttery. What's not to like?
I ate it. It was good. No starvation today and I had something to write about on my blog.

Good God, is that what's happen to all of the good independent websites? Writing about lunch? Well, the point is before blogs people did stuff, and with blogs they write about what they did. It's not because it's stuff people need to know, but because having a blog, you feel obligated to write about stuff and write about it often. I also froze a can of Pepsi today, would you like me to write about that as well?

I'm also not stupid enough to think that if you build a car, it's going to fly. So, since this site is built to be a blog, it is a blog, plain and simple. Maybe I should write about that can of Pepsi after all, or maybe Zeldman figured it out and this is not the best use of my time right now? Damn, so many questions. Maybe I'll find the answer on a blog somewhere. If not, I've got a good topic for another entry. Frozen Pepsi never tasted better.

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Dingo said:

That depends on if you have to lick it off the sides of the freezer wall... I've been there. KABOOM!

strauss said:

I must agree, the peanut butter toast blog sounded fairly bottom of the barrel type material, but interest is in the heart of the reader, so you just never know...someone may have truely been fascinated by that...and maybe he wasn't talking about shoes err... I mean toast.

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