Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I am a rule follower.  I can't help it.  Rules bring order to an otherwise chaotic world.  They give us boundaries and guidelines and allow us to move about without creating too much disruption to others.

That being said, I have a hard time following rules that I deem useless, ridiculous or otherwise unneeded.  For instance, there is a stop sign a few blocks from where I live.  The road I drive on when I leave my house intersects with another road that goes off to the right.  The road coming from the right has a stop sign.  I have NEVER met another car on this road...ever.  I'm sure cars use this road, as there is a house or two down there and it does wind around and make it's way into the town, but I don't see any during the time of day I go past.  So, let's say I come down my road and there is a car coming from the right...well, that car has to stop at it's stop sign.  SO, why do I also have to stop???  What purpose does it serve for my road to have a stop sign?  It goes straight down the hill, there is no need to turn or merge, and there is already a sign in place at the intersecting road.

I don't follow that rule.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Why does it have to be so difficult?

So, I want to become a blogger...mostly because my life is full of intrigue, excitement and adventure and I feel it's my duty to share it with any and all interested parties.  BUT, it's taken me hours, days, weeks to create the kind of blog I want.  I finally (in a fit of complete exasperation) used this generic layout provided by the good people from Google...simply because I am apparently too computer illiterate to manage to customize my own layout. 
Realizing that I have no followers yet...still I appeal to all users out there who know their way around the blogger block.  Please help me!