This may scare ya…

For some reason, I’ve been told I need a picture of the Burger King King up here. So here you go:

Not the King

Doesn’t look anything like me. For reference:

the King

Okay, it’s ten years old and it’s a drivers licence photo, but for some reason I really like that picture. And I really used to rock the Superman Curl.

I’m not coming off as vain here, am I?

Having worked in news for like five years (and having watched the news for much longer than that), I should say something about the passing of anchorman Peter Jennings (although, since he’s Canadian, shouldn’t it be anchourman?).

I never really cared for ABC news. Probably because my first-through-third grade babysitter insisted on watching the ABC news every night instead of whatever sitcom reruns were on WPIX at the time. I totally lost all respect for them as an organization around the turn of the century when they just decided to graphically edit out all of the NBC logos in Times Square. That’s a great company ethic there- just change reality to suit your needs.

(Even though I don’t care much for ABC, I still have some respect for Koppel and Donaldson. Guess that’s because they’re old school).

Working at NBC, I didn’t hear anything about Jennings. No idle rumors, no crazy-Dan Rather horror stories or Tom Brokaw idol worship. Jennings just existed. And even though I wasn’t watching, someone else did, so he must have had something going there.

Partially because it was such a big part of my life, I don’t watch news anymore. Instead, I get my news like Sledge Hammer, through rumor and small children.

Keep on truckin’!

Hello there

Well, I’m still working with this.

I like the blue-ness of the page, but I have a lot to learn about stylesheets (or the manipluation of pre-made style sheets), so this layout/look may change whenever I feel like it (or decide to fool around).

As I mentioned earlier, I’d like to thanks djl for helping me with this (and you’re probably my only audience at this point, but oh well) and for introducing me to Gimp, an image manipulation program that’s pretty kick ass. I used it to make the logo at the top of this very blog, which is much more “solid-state” than the web site logo I did for my page back in ’96:

Old School Logo

Ohhhh…a transparency!! That is pretty solid-state for ’96!

Anyway, creating this blog gave me something to do this weekend. Not that I didn’t do anything else this weekend, because I did (I’ll save that story for another time) . But my betrothed, “The Civee” (she says that’s what “they” call her) is in Canada for the next week, and I just felt like I needed something to do.

I’d ramble more, but I don’t think this could get any more pointless.

Excelsior!