Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Journey to Voluntaryism

When Jason, Pete and Adam from Motorhome Diaries were at my home last week, they somehow managed to get me in front of a video camera. That's a pretty difficult thing to do because I generally avoid that.

Like I avoid politicians.

If I have to speak in front of crowds, my mouth dries out completely. It happened to me during the few times I was in front of crowds when running an educational campaign for state senate years ago.

Trust me, spit is really important. Without spit, it's really hard to talk because your tongue gets stuck on the roof of your mouth. It's much worse than getting it stuck on a cold outdoor pole, you know, like poor Ralphie's friend in A Christmas Story. Plus, he had it better than me because I had no firemen come to my rescue.

But anyway, after what I'm sure was hours and hours of editing, they managed to salvage enough to create a video that doesn't seem half bad if I do say so myself. You were spared the part where I had to stick my head under the kitchen faucet so I could release my tongue off the roof of my mouth.

So, here's my story and I'm, ummm, sticking to it...

Friday, August 21, 2009

I Blame The Motorhome Diaries Guys

I've been thinking of starting this blog for a couple of months now and the tipping point finally came after a visit to my suburban voluntaryist home from Jason, Pete and Adam of Motorhome Diaries.

I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and it was quite refreshing, well after they all showered anyway, to finally meet a few people who just may be more radical than me.

I will talk more about their visit later, but I just wanted to make sure you know who to blame when you inevitably start wishing I'd just shut up and go far, far away. Deep into the depths of my little suburban abode.

Girls Just Wanna Get Things Done

Since life just keeps getting busier and busier for me, I decided the best thing to do was to start another blog.

Hey, don't look at me like that. Haven't you heard what 'they' say? 'They' say if you want something done you should ask a busy person. Therefore, since I have so much I want to get done I decided I'll fill up my time with other less important activities so my priorities finally get magically completed.

I'm not sure how that's going to work though. We'll have to wait and see. Which will be hard because I have no patience. (I just checked my to-do list and notice none of those priorities were accomplished while I've been working on setting up my new blog. I wonder if I'm doing something wrong.)

Another important decision I made today has to do with my blog host. Through observation, it seems to me that a lot of people are now using wordpress for their blogs, so of course I decided to stay with blogger. I don't know, I just feel comfortable with blogger, and right now at least, I don't want anything getting in my way of getting things done.

Hey wait a minute, maybe I should have done a wordpress blog because then I would have been even busier which means I would get even more things done.