Wish I'd Said It

Weeds are flowers too - once you get to know them.

- A. A. Milne

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Cleverly, I reduced expectations via my blog's title.

I'm a sucker for remainder bins. I know many of the books mouldering there aren't very good. Maybe even dreck. I don't care. They're affordable dreck - hardcovers even! Besides, every now and then there's a gem buried there. When I find one, I feel like a kid again, finding a quarter that fell out of somebody's pocket under the swings.

I subtitled my emailed humour column "The Random Musings of Frank Baron." A bit trite maybe - but apt. I rarely have a clue what that week's topic is going to be until I confront the Great White Monitor a day or two before it's to go out. Although I've been earning money from writing off and on for 30 years, I give that column away. (Once I figure out some of the technical stuff around here, I'll post a link, or give the address where you can sign up.)

Anyway, occasionally I have leftover musings. Maybe it's stuff about writing and I don't want to bore most of my readers (who aren't writers). Or maybe it's sports, or politics, or fishing or (gasp!) sex.

Well, maybe not sex. We'll see.

I have a "real" website at www.frankbaron.com but I'm a techno-dweeb and can't update it myself. I don't want to always rely on the good auspices of my friend AbbyTheWebsiteMaven to do it for me either.

So here we are. My first solo blog entry. I'll try to scatter the occasional gem amidst the dross.

I welcome any and all visitors and appreciate and will carefully peruse all highly-laudatory comments.

I'll delete the ones I hate.


Anonymous said...

Yikes, it's lime green! What sweater inspired this? ;)

Happy blogging, e ;)

Dawno said...

Highly Laudatory Comment.

Seriously, welcome to the world of blogs. I'll be adding you to my list.

And I like green, even lime.

Frank Baron said...

Thanks Hil, although your taste in sweaters is...questionable. :)

Thanks Dawn. When I can figure out how to add links and stuff I'll get yours and others' on here too.

Dawno said...

You're gonna have to get brave and play around in the template :-)

Once I figured out some basic HTML it went pretty smoothly. I did a lot of copy and paste to learn how the template worked and used the preview feature before I ever saved anything.

There's a great online reference for HTML stuff at www.w3schools.com
the specific tutorial on tags is at http://tinyurl.com/8wcaj (the url was too long and would mess up the look of comments so I shrunk it at tinyurl.com - another great link to bookmark when you want to share links that would scroll forever to the right (lots of news clip links are like that)

Frank Baron said...

Thanks again Dawno. I bookmarked that tutorial site and will give it a go as soon as my dramamine kicks in. :)

Anonymous said...

aw man you have a blog too!! hope you get as much out of it as i do :)

Kelster said...

cool. I have a blog on here somewhere. I need to use it more for MY musing.

I am glad to see you jumping into the blogosphere. just try not to pee in the pool :)

Frank Baron said...

Hiya Min. Hiya Kels. Thanks for dropping by. :)

Mac said...

Frank, I've learned the teeny-tiny bit of html I know since I started blogging, too--feel free to scream for help, if you'd like. I'll even write the code for you, and give you step-by-step instructions for where to put it in your template...

Frank Baron said...

Godblessya Mac. I might well take you up on that.

But first I'd like to try doing it myself. I just need to wait for the conjunction of time, focus, inspiration and whiskey.

Ah...expect a holler within a week or so.

Anonymous said...

As a fellow fan of bookstore remainders (if I had a nickel for every book on my shelf that had the tell-tale marker across the edge...) welcome to the blogosphere!

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Anonymous said...

I truly believe that we have reached the point where technology has become one with our world, and I am fairly confident when I say that we have passed the point of no return in our relationship with technology.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as technology further advances, the possibility of downloading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I daydream about all the time.

(Submitted on W3B for R4i Nintendo DS.)