Well well well, whatta ya know. One day you're contemplating starting a blog and the next day you're celebrating your 2 year anniversary. Ain't it funny how that works. I guess as the old frog says, "Time's fun when you're having flies!"
Thank you all so much for stopping by the last few days and saying all the nice things you said. It really does mean a lot to me that all of you comment so frequently and tell me you enjoy what I write. Trust me... this blog wouldn't have lasted 5 days if I felt like people didn't like my writing. I'm way too insecure for that. Fortunately, in the last 2 years I have only received one negative comment, and that one didn't even make much sense. Of course when the most controversial thing you write about is goldfish, you don't tend to draw a lot of opposition.
Anyway, I thought the best way to fully understand what these last 2 years have meant to me, was to have someone conduct an interview with me, you know - to find out a little more about the guy peering over the cloud.
And who better to do that than... me!
So then, here are 10 questions I've asked myself.
Not much, sup with you?
No, I don't have those kinds of hangups. I have completely different hangups, such as being worried that people will see me singing in my car. You'd think it wouldn't bother me but it does. And if I really must sing while I'm sitting at a stop light for example, I'll actually do it through clenched teeth.
That there are tons of amazingly cool people out there doing the same thing who I'm proud to call my friends.
I'm thinking about switching from writing a family/humor blog to writing exclusively about potatoes. I'll write about growing them, cooking them and dressing them up with little eyes, noses and mouths. I think you'll really like it.
Advantage... I can sit in front of small children at movie theaters so they can't see. It serves them right for being so little, and it really makes me feel superior.
Disadvantage... The fabric on the roof of my Geo Prism is starting to come loose and it hits my hair and drives me insane.
Easy. My kids do everything possible to not be like me. This automatically makes them cool.
What do you mean? African or European?
I had done a Google search for something about stripping paint (probably related to our steps from hell) and I found a hysterical story a blogger had written about painting her bathroom. Until that point I had never even realized that regular people were out there writing great stuff in these things call blogs. After reading her entire archive history, I thought, "hey I could do this" and View From The Cloud was born.
Ya, you could say that. At first I left a few comments. Then I started sending her emails and asking her questions about blogging. In the beginning she was very polite and graciously answered my questions. But I think when I asked her if I could come to her house to watch her write for a few days she got a little creeped out, and suddenly stopped replying to my emails. Hey - I just wanted to make sure I was properly trained before I started blogging "live." I'm sure many other people have requested the same thing.
Damn good question. I honestly don't know what the hangup is. I mean, we already have about a dozen great songs ready to go. All we need to do is book some studio time, coordinate a schedule that allows the 4 of us to get together several times for several hours each session within a relatively close timeframe, and put out a CD.
Uh, yeah - on second thought...