Dec 6, 2007

Welcome to the Blogging Universe...about 18 months too late

Well. It's official. I have finally set up a blog. I am not sure why. I think it's because everyone else I know of out there has a blog to display to the whole world the depth of their misguided passions or the complete and total ignorance about anything and everything. Blogs are funny. I can't convince you that I am right in person or at least you will agree with me for a while and then once you leave I have no reason to believe that you won't walk out saying to yourself, "What an idiot!" However, with a blog, I can put my random thoughts online and then like-minded idiots from around the world can read my thoughts. The ones who disagree either say, "What an idiot!" and click another bookmark. The ones who agree can post their comments to the post as a sign of unity. It's a win-win!

I hesitated to get a blog for a long time because I didn't think I had anything worthwhile to say. Then I thought, "That's never stopped me before." So here I go.

Welcome to my blog. I hope to post here regularly. It's grates my skin to go to a blog that the owner doesn't post to about once every three weeks. Just further proof that most people don't have anything worthwhile to say. Sometimes we'll talk theology and try to hammer out things that people much smarter than us have talked about and debated for centuries and couldn't agree. However, they didn't have the internet and Tim Challies or Tom Ascol. Everyone knows that if it's on the internet it must be true.

Sometimes we'll talk sports and why the Red Sox rule. We'll talk about the fact that if they trade Jacoby Ellsbury for Johan Santana that most Red Sox fans will begin to have images of 1918 again. We'll also talk about the long-suffering obsession I have had with Mississippi State for all of my life. How I saw Will Clark hit a ball as far as I have ever seen. How I left the 1990 State/FSU game 1 inning before Burke Masters hit the grand slam. How I almost left the Egg Bowl this year right before Derek Pegues stomped on the neck of the Rebels. How most MSU fans actually hate the Crimson Tide worse that the Rebels. Stuff like this and even more.

I'll also talk a lot about my wife and kids. I am an overly blessed man. My three boys are boys and so I yell a lot more than I want to. Also, our house continually looks like the aftermath of the Kappa Alpha house on the Egg Bowl weekend. My boys know more about Star Wars than I do (which really ticks me off), and for the first time I realized that they are better at Star Wars Battlefront than I am. My wife is the most beautiful woman I have ever laid eyes on. She also leaves me wondering a lot why she keeps me around. I think it's so she can go to bed earlier and I will put the kids to bed.

So, here is my blog. Hope you enjoy reading it when you stop by. I hope some of the things I communicate may resonate with you. I know some of it will not. I promise not to be intentionally belligerent or argumentative. But at the same time, opinions are opinions. Also, truth is truth. We cannot believe that all truth claims are equally valid. To believe so sounds like a very nice place to live, it just doesn't provide the right answers and leaves us most of the time searching for the "wizard" only to find out he's a fraud as well. Truth can also be divisive. In those cases, understand my intention is not to divide, but to be truthful and if it divides then hopefully it's the truth that divides and not me. If truth divides, that cut will heal much quicker than if it's the person who does.

So for now, here's my life. Now I have to get off this thin and get back to cleaning off my desk. Now where was that receipt?


Caleb said...

I will try to be a regular reader matt. you entertain me. maybe i should try the blog thing as well...

the intern said...

yet another reason for me to waste time online.

Anonymous said...

Pretty funny my man... I'll make sure Alison knows of your compliment of her to the entire world or at least at this point to Michael, Caleb and myself.

Haines said...

Hey bro! Nice! I look forward to more of your infinite wisdom!

P.S. You forgot to mention your brother who is also a long suffering member of Bulldog Nation!

Liberty Bowl Baby!