Well, the world has beaten me. After years of everyone telling me how far behind the curve I am and how much I’m missing out on, I have finally decided to leave the 19th century and start my own blog. Part of my resistance has undoubtedly been the word ‘blog’ itself, which sounds to me like mild gastrointestinal ailment. “Are you OK?” “No, I just blogged a little, I don’t think the hot peppers are sitting well.”
However, since there is an outside chance that people might be interested in what I’m doing, here we go. This blog will consist primarily of updates about the various shows I’m putting together – Uncrapify Your Life!, How to Get Fired!, and the others that I’m currently working on – along with posts from around the country as I travel to perform and whatever other interesting thoughts I have that relate to either the professional or personal worlds. I promise not to post anything resembling a Twitter feed – for example, I will never mention what I’m eating or how much I love my new shoes – and I promise to keep my exclamation points to a bare minimum. And except for the end of this sentence, I WILL NOT CAPITALIZE ENTIRE BLOCKS OF TEXT IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE WHAT I’M SAYING LOOK MORE IMPORTANT THAN IT ACTUALLY IS.
So there you go. The point here is to have fun, share ideas, and hopefully build a community that – dare I say it – might actually work toward something positive. To that effect, I will be soliciting opinions and comments from time to time about various topics. I will be vetting all comments before they are posted, though, so please try to be civil. No cursing, no character assassination, no conspiracy theories, no pictures of naked people, no pictures of almost naked people, no pictures of people who look like they’re thinking about getting naked, etc.
And with that, let the games begin. (I wanted to put an exclamation point there, but I resisted.) It’s taken me five years to get around to setting one of these up. Now, let’s see what all the fuss is about.