I stopped by the bookstore over the weekend and this book caught my eye. It's about the world leaders who met in Paris to hammer out the details of the Treaty of Paris, which ended WWI. (The thumb was just a special limited-time promotion they were offering. ;)
This got me to thinking: I'm so far out of the mainstream it's a wonder I can even communicate with other earthlings. The huge bookstore was filled with fiction, romance novels, teen novels, science fiction, etc, with just one tiny section on one wall dedicated to the topics I like to read. Ummm....
Everyone is all ga-ga about America's Next Star, Watch Us Dance, Housewives of Tulsa and the like, while I'm watching The History Channel or a car show when I can find one.
I can't watch the Oscar's, Emmy's, Grammy's, etc, because I've never heard of most of those people/movies/songs they're honoring.
This time of year most people are all into professional football. Not me. I don't know the standings, the teams in the playoffs, and very few of the players. Fantasy football? Fuggetaboutit. Anyone want to talk about college football or maybe rugby? Didn't think so.
Yes, I can write a semi-coherent blog, but it usually revolves around news stories about one crooked banker or politician or another, things that 99.9999% of blog readers don't seem to give a hoot about.
While most of you write about your most memorable Christmas, your adventures at summer camp circa 1972, your favorite cookie recipe, or maybe the time you and Billy Joe Jim Bob took daddy's car out and ended up with a flat tire and didn't know where the jack was, I really don't have many memories about things like that. Don't get me wrong....I enjoy reading about your adventures, but I just can't add much to the conversation.
Here's where I'm going with this: I'm only going to post when I have something interesting to say, as defined by the majority of readers. Things like news of the grandkids, or funny things the dog did yesterday, or maybe the odd weather we're having....things like that. It just seems pointless to continue writing about topics only some intern at a Washington think tank would read, and only then because he was told he had to.
So please, continue to write, and I'll continue to read and comment, but I'll be coasting here, at least for a while. :)