Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Analyzing Analytics

Alright! I just spent the last half hour figuring out Google Analytics so I can see how many people visit my site to read what little I have posted, partly because I have spent so much time doing stupid stuff like trying to figure out Google Analytics. With that aside, I should say that the whole GA thing looks kinda neat, what with the fancy graphs and bars and lines and stuff! I like statistics. I like information. I like gathering information. So now I can gather information. I just have to put up information for people read so I can gather information on that information that they are reading!

It's Amazing how I can put so much time into things that are really so unimportant, but can't seem to find time to do something that is important, which is to work on my writing. But, with each little post I make, I hope it will get my brain going and guide me towards making bigger, better, more interesting posts. It's one of those baby step things, I guess.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Not Again!

Ahhh, geez. I did it again. I got myself all tired and now I can't think straight enough to write a blog post. One of these days it will happen. And when it does, it's going to be good...DAMN GOOD!

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great New Year. My resolution will be to write more. No, I I should say that my resolution is to actually write.

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Wee Bit of a Christmas Post

That was a darn good Christmas, I tell ya. If you are going to be anywhere in the world for Christmas, I can't think of a more festive place than Munich! The only thing that would have made it better would be friends and family. But, thanks to this new fangled internet thingy, the world has become a much smaller place, and we can talk to our loved ones and feel as if they are here with us. And, we did just that.

I would write more, but, man am I tired. Christmas is tiring! The sugar high induced by fists full of chocolate and candy, followed a bit later by a thudding crash once the sugar stops doing it's thing is part of the reason, I suppose. Excitement? Yes. Even as an adult, after all of these years, Christmas is still exciting. And, now, with a one year old, it is starting to get even more exciting. Oh sure, our little guy is a bit young still to really know what is happening...but, he still have a fun day and it enriched our Christmas experience as a result. And, it's only going to get better as the years go on.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Late Flights and Bad Advertising

Here we are in Munich, Germany for our Christmas Holidays. We left Doha at 2am. Yes....2am. I repeat....2am. Will we ever do that again? No, sir, we will not do that again, ever.

Now that we have a one year old, our traveling style has changed somewhat. We asked the hotel to arrange for a driver to pick us up. I usually frown on this and disuade my wife from ordering such a service, but, I have softened in this stance recently. A driver arrived. He ferried us out to his BMW, bundled us in, and headed down the road. While en route, said BMW lost all power and died...just a few short miles from the BMW factory. Not a ringing endorsement for BMW. I will always remember this warning should we decide to purchase a car we really can't afford anyway.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Leaves are Hard to Turn.

Alright, well, this turning over a new leaf has not gone smoothly so far. Not only did I not turn it over, I appear to have just left it there to rot. Since I wrote what I last wrote....nothing has really changed.

I shouldn't say that. I have been working on several posts, and eventually they should make it to my blog. It's a slow, slow process this getting the brain functioning once more. It's never functioned at 100 percent anyway. It's always been a bit out of whack, one could say.

With that said, I shall go and work on the posts I one day intend to actually post with the hopes that those intentions will become realities.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Time Flies When Was I Saying?

If there is one thing I haven't been doing very much of lately, it is blogging. Well, I guess that is pretty obvious by the lack of posts that have been put on my blog between this one and the previous one.

Why? My brain has not been working at all. It's kinda like a jelly fish floating around in a sea of...of...uh...what was I thinking about again? Oh yes, cake. I could go for some cake.

Spending everyday with our one year old son does seem to be having that effect on me. I can no longer communicate with adults. I can only talk using one word sentences...and one word doesn't even make a sentence. And sometimes that word doesn't even sound like a word. But, somehow, it has become a word to me because my son, who also uses these words, has convinced me that they are indeed words.

Given that, it's time to get back into writing to help me remember that, yes, there are actual, full length sentences and more than grunts, squeals, and whines to our language.

Don't get me wrong. I do take time when my wife is home to go out and do some exploring in our new and exciting land. However, much of it is spent in the desert, where I end up seeing, and communicating with camels using much the same language as with my son, or in solitude along the shores of the Gulf, where, again, the birds that make their home there sound an awful lot like a one year old.

So, with all of this said, I am turning over a new leaf, as they say, and getting back into writing words down to try and get my "jelly fish-fied" brain back on track...back working!

If you don't see another post for a while, you'll know it didn't quite work as planned.