Well, holy hell.
Talk about missing the train. Starting a blog in the 8th month of the 9th year of the no-longer-so-new millennium is like showing off a brand-new Sony Walkman (with auto-tape reverse function, pareeee!!!) at an iPod convention.
The heck. Never was an early adaptor, anyway. I much prefer sitting back and watching other people drink the hemlock first before muttering "Well, wasn't that nice?"
Been meaning to write a blog for quite sometime now but then again, I've also been meaning to take the leftover Champ out of the fridge before it gained sentience. Too late for that, as Champ has already declared war on the rancid mayonnaise cowering behind the leftover bottle of Gatorade (tropical fruit flavored) from my last gastro attack.
While it may be too late for the mayo, it's not too late for this blog. Which, apropos of nothing, bring us back to meaning.
Meaning. Now there's a word.
What's the meaning of this? What's the meaning of life? And while we're at it, what's the goddamned meaning of Fahrvergnügen?!?!*
Call me rudeboy.
This is my blog. Where I will ruminate and hope to illuminate. Which is just a fancy-shmancy way of saying this will be a running commentary on anything and everything. A stream of consciousness, if you will, dotted with flotsam and garbage and the occasional bloated rat carcass floating serenely on its way to the sea.
Let the good times begin.
*Fahrvergnügen was an advertising slogan used by the German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen in a 1989 U.S. ad campaign that included a stick figure driving a Volkswagen car.
That German term means "driving enjoyment" in English (from fahren, "to drive," and Vergnügen, "enjoyment"). One of the tag lines incorporating the word was: "Fahrvergnügen: It's what makes a car a Volkswagen."
Pfft. I drive a fuckin' Miata.