Because I didn’t get to post my entry about pride on Sunday, I’m doubling up the thankful entries today to get back on track.
I’m thankful that this is my 200th blog entry. “The Ramblings of D. A. Adams” began a year and a half ago as a means for me to write about whatever odd ideas popped into my head from time to time. So far, I feel as if the blog has lived up to that original mission. Some days I ramble about sports, other days parenting, still others politics, and all the while, there has been no self-censorship on the topics. If the notion compels me, I write about it.
Along the way, I’ve made some new friends, readers who enjoy the eclectic nature of “The Ramblings.” I’ve also managed to piss off a few friends so badly that they deleted me from their Facebook accounts. To these people, I apologize, not for what I said that might have angered you, but that you took things so personally as to think I was attacking you. I’m a smartass who likes to mock absurdity, and for the last year and a half, the absurdity business has been a-booming, but it’s never personal.
I’m grateful to have this outlet for my narcissism. As a novelist, I receive feedback on my writing long after the fact, and I often feel as if I’m writing in a vacuum. With “The Ramblings,” I often get instant feedback from readers, some good, some bad, but usually pertinent to the topic, and for that I’m grateful. I enjoy this blog and hope to have the opportunity to continue it for many years to come. That is, as long as the Fox News Gestapo doesn’t whisk me away to some remote dirt road and beat me to death with tire irons. As long as that doesn’t happen, I’ll keep on rambling.