It's a blog!

I read a lot.

When I was a kid, I read so much that I had the first chapter of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy memorized. Not the bit about Arthur Dent, the one before that, where Douglas Addams talked about how bizarre it was that humans were always so mean to one another, and also why were we so fascinated with money and digital watches?

It will astonish you to discover that I didn't have many friends as a child.

Instead, I had books! And books are glorious! My parents didn't believe in television, so I wasn't up on all the shows (what was on in the 80s and 90s, anyway? Buffy? Saved by the Bell? Something with big hair and/or checkered pants?) my classmates were talking about, but I sure did love my fantasy novels. Give me a talking horse and a woman with a sword, or four dragons with a special bond with children in countries around the world. Give me space cats, magic houses with ever-changing layouts, a planet and its moon in everlasting political upheaval.

So. Then the internet came around. That was kind of a big thing, wasn't it?

Here's the thing about the internet: there's a lot on it. I don't know if you knew that, but you can find some really fascinating things on here. Like this photo of Mt. Fuji from 1880 or so. Cool stuff.

There's a lot to read on the internet, too. Whether you're into journalism, or fan fiction, or recipes, science, history, the classics...if you can find a section on it in a used bookstore, you can probably find a much larger and more terrifying section on it on the internet.

And then there's blogs.

Blogs are weird, right? They're kind of like diaries, but they're also kind of like advertising. Writing a blog is putting on a banana costume so no one can see your face, sitting down in front of your computer, and telling surreal jokes that reveal a Truth about the universe.

What's the difference between a duck?

I have a knock-knock joke, but you have to start.

So here I am, zipped into my banana suit. Hi, how are you all? I hope you enjoy what you read here. I don't have a digital watch, and I'm no Scrooge McDuck (90s, right?), but I read a lot. Maybe you do too.