Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Uh Oh...

To the endlessly curious, welcome...

I had resisted giving out this url for a long time, trying to work out the kinks and smooth out the writing (still some work there). Having only moments ago been informed of my Tracela's publicizing this little "foray into online obscurity" (I learned about it, oddly enough, in the Boobie Bulletin like the rest of you), I realize some of you know me only as Her Husband. The guy whose odd, non-Jewish sounding Jewish surname she now carries. After getting over the COLD SWEATING TERROR of realizing I'd get a slight spike in traffic here, I figured I'd take this opportunity to say, in order: sorry, welcome, and thanks.

If my politics, sensibilities, or general mien offend...sorry. Since I'm on hockey hiatus this summer, this blog is the only outlet afforded to me for now. This blog is also rich in screedy goodness and, as such, will not be to everyone's liking. I most regret this being your introduction to me, if that is indeed the case.

Anyway, welcome. I would love to hear from all of you, so don't hesitate to drop a line either here on the blog or to my e-mail. Opposing viewpoints here are, of course, welcome. I finished the latest installment in the Harry Potter series last night and will be posting some thoughts later.

And finally -- thanks. Tra and I have been incredibly touched by all of your love, support, and kind wishes. Thanks for caring -- it's been a huge boost.

OK, dinner calls -- Debra made spaghetti and I don't want to be late. Will write more later...

Best wishes,
J

3 comments:

The W00Master said...

Awww yeah. Welcome to the world of the internets.

I, of course, belong to the Smurf Internet which you can try to link to at smurfberries://jokeysmurf.mushroom.smurf

Anyway, love your posts. You can count on me keeping an eye on this. Also, I'm probably your first reader who is using your RSS feed. :P

w00t!

J Ballot said...

w00t! Thanks for the support, man! (beats chest over heart with sideways fist)

Your contributions got short shrift here, too. Much of the credit (or blame, depending on one's perspective) for this site goes to the w00master -- without your help and shining example of a blog <*cough* update it! *cough*>, mine and Tracy's would never have gotten started (though I'm still bugging Tracy to update hers).

Not only are you the first to be using my RSS feed, you are the only one (and likely to stay that way). Since yours and mine are the only comments thus far, I must reasonably conclude that others have made the prudent decision to not indulge here. A wise decision, especially in a, "if we just ignore the stringy haired guy with the sign shouting on the sidewalk maybe he won't talk to us" kind of way. :)

Anyway, thanks for leading me by the elbow onto the internets -- I'm enjoying it immensely even if it's only blogging in the wilderness...

Tracy said...

Bring it on Ballatonni Siscilloni!