March 8, 2011
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The reason I have always had trouble writing in the first person is that inserting parenthetical thoughts (like these) in the midst of a sentence is generally frowned upon in conventional writing. When speaking, I add in comments that don’t necessarily drive my point forward (I like that WordPress suggested that I link an unrelated phrase to my favorite position in basketball) if I believe they add to the effect of what I am saying (or if I simply want to say them). So I’m here to make a change and embrace the parenthetical (at least here, where if it sucks, no one knows who I am anyway).
Why did WordPress suggest that I tag this post “James T. Kirk”?
March 7, 2011
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My name is…not going to be put on the internet. At least not on this site. Credit the pseudonymous sage Phila Lawyer for inspiring my choice to enter the blogosphere with a pen name after I read his piece The Small Talk Revolution. I have a public presence on the internet. Facebook, Twitter, SB Nation account, Google account, Top-Law-Schools account. All in my given name. I often find myself restricting what I post to these accounts, for various reasons. I find myself fleeing from pictures, trying to keep myself out of situations that I might regret (not being in the situation, but there being evidence of me being there). I don’t think I will ever be able to write the way I want to write while putting my real name on the text. So let me return to my introduction.
As the About Me section has undoubtedly made you aware, I am a recent college graduate. What it undoubtedly has not made you aware of is that I have something to say. I’m just not entirely sure what that is yet, but I sure as hell intend to find out. I have a short attention span (I have spent about 5 hours getting to this point in my introduction post while doing about 15 different things. And I’m at work). I need a constant flow of information to occupy myself or I go crazy. Sometimes I feel like my brain works like the trending topics on twitter, only without the foreign languages and misuse of the word your. I like drinking bourbon, watching high quality television and movies, and playing sports. I am a fan of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, and fuck Clay Bennett. ADD Alert: Attention to be directed elsewhere. I’ll keep the posts coming. Later.