On February 5, 2006 I was in the library trying to write. I wasn't working on anything for school (heaven forbid I do that), instead I was trying to work on some "creative fiction." And it was hard. No matter what I did I couldn't get anything (decent) to come out. So I got up, and stretched my legs a bit.
I was on the top floor of the Thomas Jefferson Library, which is where they keep the "periodicals." That's just a fancy name for "not books" or "bought at a news stand." Anyway, I started picking up these "not books." They had so many, on a variety of subjects, most were pretty boring (HERBS, the magazine? I'm sure you find that interesting, but I don't...) eventually a writing magazine caught my eye, I leafed though it--looking for an answer to my problems.
"An article on writer's block! Perfect," I mumbled among the stacks of magazines.
One of the things the author suggested was starting a "blog." I'd heard a lot of "blog" talk, but didn't really know too much about them. I knew that a lot of annoying people used them as public diaries. Which isn't what I wanted to do...but I'm afraid that's all THOUGHTS OF A LIMEMONKEY is, at the end of the day.
I can justify it, though, because I don't live in KC anymore. Maybe someone there is interested in the small, mundane things I do out here in "arch-land." I will say that this blog has kept me in contact with people who I'd otherwise probably never hear from again. That's a good thing. Anyway, if I stopped today--I'd still have two years worth of strange, boring, and sometimes mildly entertaining posts. And at the end of the day, that ain't bad.