Monday, December 11, 2006

Here Goes Nothing

Well, here goes my first attempt to put myself out there for the world to see and not look like a total git. Most of the random thoughts that will cross my mind would get me committed or at the very least given a strong case of the "hairy eyeball' by anyone who stumbles across these mad ramblings.

I am and will always be, quite mad, but I have kept it locked away for those who know me best to revel in. Now, I feel the urge to share it with the world. I sense that this is a good place to insert some back story for those of you new to my nightmare. I grew up in a town of less than 3000 people in Texas and was cursed with a brain. For anyone who has never lived in a small town in Texas let me explain why this is a bad circumstance. You see, the average IQ in my home town hovered around that of cro-magnon man, and oddly enough some of my school mates can list making fire under their greatest accomplishments. Enter me, who understood calculus and could speak in compound sentences and viola you have a recipe for frequent and repeated beating and oppression.

Now you understand a little better why there is a crowd here in my head. Long about the 8th grade I found another castaway or two there in my home town. Lawdog is a blogger here. He and his brother have been my best friends for going on 25 years. They helped me more than they can ever know. So, dear reader, if you hear something in my writing that smacks of LD's style, there is a very good reason for it. We are of a kind.

Please ignore the lack of style in the formatting of this somewhat weak attempt at prose. I am sure that it will improve as I get time to fiddle with this mess. That being said, I will wrap this up for now. Hope to get to know alot of you soon.

Tole

11 comments:

LawDog said...

There you are!

DiamondMair said...

Congratulations on making the leap of faith - I've been a reader of your spiritual brother for a bit, and look forward to hearing more about "the 'Dog" as a young'in ..................
Good luck and
Semper Fi'
DiamondMair

catfish said...

welcome to the party! Got any beer? ;)

bjbarron said...

The wonder of it all never wears off.

Especially when you find you have readers from the tippy tip of South America, the deeps of China, and onto the darks of Africa...Much less down the road.

It's fun.

Ross said...

Well... I'm not from anywhere exotic, but I am from behind the iron curtain... I'm in the People's Republic of Massachusetts.

Anonymous said...

Welcome! Can you finish the pink gorilla story for us???

farmist

Anonymous said...

Tole and LawDog - Two great minds blogging. How good can it get?

It would be nice if one of them would finish the "Pink Gorilla" or "The 'stache" stories.

MorningGlory said...

Tole, welcome to the blogworld. You'll never be the same again. Of course, hanging with LawDog all these years couldn't have done you any harm, and may have prepared you for what's to come.

In any event, you're one of us now. Good to have you.

David said...

got promise man... but for my old eyes your font is a bit painful... I'll tough it out though.. :)

Tolewyn said...

I'll change the font a bit. Like I said this is an experiment for me and it will change as I go. Truth be told I wasn't crazy about the font either. **draws his revolver** Gonna have to put her down...

Hope the new one is a little better

HollyB said...

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Blogging, Tole.
Feel free to Steal, um er, borrow inspiration from "dog any ol' time. He never seems to mind when I do it.
And get a site meter so you can see where all these folks are when they drop in to read your scribbling. Just blows me away sometimes.