raison d’etre

November 21, 2010 § 1 Comment

Yep, another blog is born.

It’s crossed my mind many times. Friends have often suggested that I create a blog. I am  definitely not a writer, so creating beautiful prose is not the goal. You will even see some new variations on standard english. And likely a fabricated word or two.

As much as I would like this to be a wonderfully unique looking blog, it won’t be.  If I went through the process of creating a dozen layout concepts, lists of fonts, etc. the blog may take 2 years before going online. More important: Content. Capturing. Scribbles and ideas.  I started this tonight.

Because a blog name is necessary, I thought of a few titles. Scattegories came to mind first tonight. but I have no affinity for the party game. Then I made up a new word: scattegorical, to connote the variety that will likely be entered here.. But I ended up just going with “In the margin.”  During the course of a day, just like everyone else, I go over various ideas in my head–but never write them down. The kind of thoughts that would likely be written in the margins if the topic were a book or similarly in a sketchbook. Ideas connected to other ideas. Though, I don’t read as much as I would like to and never write in the margins when I do, the idea of “putting it down” in the margin is something I’ve been curious about.

Of course, I googled “In the margins” and it’s an Echo and the Bunnyman song. I’ve never heard that one. I have an Echo album or two but not with that song. I like that they have something related to the margins too. I’ll hear it soon enough. No, I really haven’t heard it yet.

As I write this I am listening to “A Thousand Tiny Pieces” by Sean Hayes. Yeah, coincidentally that is just as appropriate a title for my blog. Though, I may only be at 878 pieces at this point. I feel that often my thoughts and are all over the place and don’t seem to focus. Naturally, my blog will not be focused.

Maybe with all my scattered interests and meanderings, though the process of writing it down (and sharing)  I will find easier route to a resolution/solution/end of some sort. And I know this will act as a nice back up to my neural memory.

Of course, during registering for the blog, I found out that “in the margins” is already taken at wordpress (though dormant) as a blog name. so similar but more wordy alternative I decided go with is “added in the margin” Naming the blog, this is probably like naming a band. Not easy. I hope renames are allowed, like bands have: The Golden Gate Rhythm Section = Journey, The Weak Heartdrops = The Clash, Arabacus = Pulp, Composition Of Sound = Depeche Mode. Though, the name probably doesn’t matter. At all.

At Sigona's today selecting the best apple for Tarte Tatin. There were dozens of options. I picked out some Braeburn and Fuji for round number one.


§ One Response to raison d’etre

  • edc says:

    Yeah, but I do hope to find a friend who is a blog template/css wizard. lots to learn. I’m using the most basic template I found but have a few workarounds to overcome some of the unchangeable css.

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