Thursday, August 25, 2005

Welcome to the Dark Side

Yup. This is my dark side - or at least as dark as I can get. Most people in the blogosphere or podosphere know me as the jocular and fun loving host of a podcast. People at work know me as a pleasant, if not insistant, PM and ID. People at the church know me as a leader. You get to know me here.

Funny thing this is. I've never done just the personal blog. Always a topic. Mac, viruses, podcasting, whatever. Sure, I've talked about the wife and kids, I've mentioned things, but never really blogged me. Well, this is it.

No varnish, no trying to decide if I'm going to write in third person. Who knows, I might even swear at some point. Not that I don't think it mind you - I do. I'm always trying to bring that side of me in line though. Allowing for God's holiness to sweep it away. Problem is, I'm a human being and I'm not perfect and sometimes my thought is just screw it. GASP! There you go. See. Will I drop an F-bomb? If I did, would I still be a good Christian? Damn, there's a tough question.

So, what's this got to do with being a metro-sexual dad? EVERYTHING. This is what's roiling under my primped and perfectly ironed exterior. Regardless of what color my hair is, whatever, this is what goes on.

This blog is about what I want. I'm not promising a format, daily postings or anything. I'll rant when I want to, get ticked off - and even get "holy." Want to stop in? More power to you.

Ok. So I've just about exhausted my dark side. Really, at least for today. I guess the large part of rage and anger that I started with 23 years ago on my journey (now I'm 44 at looking at 45 in less than 2 months) is mostly gone. So, when I'm not ranting, I'll be funny. Or maybe I'll be funny and rant. Whatever.

So. I'm metro. The term was invented for me. Do you know what kind of burden that is? Honestly. I get women at work that ask me what they should wear to an event. I talk with the chicks about the opening of the nearest Sephora. If you aren't a female - do you even know what Sephora is? Damn you Rhet Butler! I know you're lying.

But why "confessions" - well, because I'm talking about what it's like to be metro in a decidedly neanderthal world. My word. the way some males dress - it is positively primodial. And no, I'm probably not going to spell check either - just figure the words out or comment with the correct spelling - maybe I'll make the edit.

That's all for now. There's your taste. I'm in black, and it's not just because I'm fashionable!

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