Monday, July 27, 2015 – Let’s Review – For the New Comers to Here’s What I’m Thinking or
Pretend it’s an In Service -Staff Development Day. And of course, there will be an assessment. It’s Texas, where we assess everything.
Last Easter I was holding my own personal Easter Vigil – What? I’m Catholic. I had wine. I had candles. So “I don’t go to church and I don’t cut my hair,” (J. Buffet, Pencil Thin Mustache). But you can read about my spiritual journey on the April 4, 2015 post to hear the backstory of the blog. Here are the bullet points:
Blog Name: Here’s What’ I’m Thinking (HWIT)
Daily Goal: Write something Monday through Friday that will make at least one person smile (hopefully laugh) and/or think. Write something Saturday or Sunday if I feel like it or something happens.
What is HWIT about? Whatever I am thinking. But it usually centers on college football, sports, the Texas Aggies, the educational institution, Texas, life in general and with some politics thrown in to piss off people.
Topics – While the topics initially appear to be random, the intelligentsia soon discover there are patterns.
Business Plan: If I have known you or know you now, I WILL write about you at some point. It is within one standard deviation of the norm that what I write about you is positive. Also, you do not want to take the chance and not read every day in case it is the day I write about you.
How? You may find yourself mentioned in numerous ways. You may have a nickname – BFF Troglodyte or Miss Navasota. You may have something named after you – The DeMars Level of Higher Order Thinking – not to be confused with his guitar teaching method “Don’t Be a ”Lady Part” Guitar Method. (G, Your actual title is much better, but my sister reads this) It is when I mention you by your full name that you should be afraid.
Like/Agree: You do not have to agree with anything I write. In fact, I’ve been told – I read your blog every day, disagree with a lot of it, but it’s funnier hell to read. Thank you Ms. CSE.
Access: You do not have to access Facebook to read it. One can enter the following into their search engine – Drdrd85.me. That is the site of Here’s What I’m Thinking. The site then connects to Facebook and Twitter.
Comments: Love your comments. They make me laugh/smile and think. Thank you.
Originality – 99.99999% of what I post to Drdrd85.me is my original work – my original thoughts. In addition to our ability to accessorize which separates us from the animals, the Dr. in front of our name requires originality and it makes a difference. Yes, Dr. Cooper, Dr. Hofstater, Dr. Koothrappali, Dr. Fowler, Dr. Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, Dr. Duffey and MR. Wolowitz is the true culture of the degree.
Share: When I am on FB – This does not mean that I do not love cats, dogs, Jesus, your grandchildren, your friends, good recipes and thoughts of others that you post. Nor does it mean when I do not share that I disagree with you, that I am not patriotic, dislike the photograph, and don’t pray for you. It just means I usually do not share. Remember, my sister and I were only children.
Style -I called the writing style The Connective Door Knob. * I usually make strange connections of diverse topics, in diverse writing styles and sometimes with a surprise ending. “I did not see that last sentence coming.” (KMY)
* The Door Knob refers to the term in therapy when in the last 30 seconds, usually as you are leaving and your hand is on the door knob, you throw out a giant “Oh by the way…” which is usually very significant. “I did not see that last sentence coming.” (KMY)
Diverse styles of writing: Examples include: The January 5, 2015 post – The Number of College Bowl Games written as my Doctoral Proposal – with charts and graphs. Or state contract model Request for Proposal (RFP) from the March 20, 2015 post, where I am requesting a proposal for someone to remove the giant penis stain in my drive way. Yes, there are pictures.
Length – I try to keep the posts around 400 words. I calculated this as an indirect correlation of reading time necessary to read HWIT to the time of the traffic light change if you are reading on your smart phone or the time necessary for a normal, ordinary bowel movement if one is reading on their tablet. But sometimes I get verbose – like now. The End. Enjoy. Ya’ll come back now, ya hear?
Love the reference to “Steel Magnolias”!!! A favorite!
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