Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Intro

Hello People! (which is a funny way to start this, since there are no people who are currently aware of this blog. But I'm going to assume that at some point, there will be people who read this. Even if it's just my Mom and my girlfriend.)

Since this is a blog about me and my views of the world, I'll start by giving you a little background on me.

  • I was born and raised in the Bay Area, and couldn't be happier about that.
  • Currently, I'm a graphic designer for a major health care company, and while I find the company itself to be just a part of the evil empire, I love my boss, my team, and the work that I get to do (sometimes).
  • My girlfriend Tiffany and I have been together for over three years now. When we met, we were both committed to being single. After our first date, we were committed to each other, and we soon became best friends and I can't imagine not having her with me. We balance each other out in all of the right ways.
  • We have three cats - Kinser, Trixie, and Dusty. Kinser and Trixie both came from the Humane Society, and Dusty was a feral kitten who lived at my last office building. When she was 9 months old, Tiffany and I trapped her and brought her home. Now she's the snuggliest little cat ever, and constantly shows her appreciation for her new life. It's a much longer story than that, and I'll get into that in a later post.
  • My Mom lives about 30 minutes away. My Dad was a musician who died when he was 38 (a year younger than I am now), and through him I have two half-Sisters and an extended family that I love very much. There's a really long story there, too, which I'll also get into later on.
  • Long an animal advocate, in the last couple of years I've become what most people would call an animal rights activist. I've also become a vegetarian. I think everyone should be vegetarian (or even better, vegan), but I choose not to push it on people, and instead try to lead by example, making myself available to anyone who might have questions or comments about animal rights and/or eating veggies.
  • I drive an 85 Monte Carlo SS named Growly that looks beat to hell, but I love it more now than the day I bought it over 18 years ago.

Other than those specific points, I'm just your average guy, going through life trying to do the right thing. And not because I'm afraid of going to hell. I love to laugh, and if I can make you laugh, even better. I'm an intelligent person who probably still to this day fails to live up to his potential, but that's okay, because at least I know I have more in me should I need it.

I'm not sure exactly how this blog will take shape. It will most likely end up being a mix of my reactions to current events, my rants against organized religion, information/ideas on animal rights, and pictures I've taken or art I've created (so, you know, more or less just like every other blog out there without a specific theme). But, we'll see. For now, this is what I have.

I hope you enjoy this, but if you're not completely satisfied, return the unread portion to me for a full refund. Happy reading!



  1. Hola Dude!

    Although our communication has stopped, i just want you to know that you have my upmost respect and i consider you one of the only genuine persons on that site where we "met" a few months ago.
    Your ideals and your verve for living are truly strong and true, something more people should look up to and follow.

    Your passion and compassion is second to none and we all can learn from this..... so keep talking because we are listening!

  2. Looking forward to reading this blog, so keep it up!

  3. dude, loving this.
    your godsister

  4. SHEEEESH, I read most of the blog, NICE work man, its an honor knowing you - we have MANY similarities... altho im not Veg anymore, and my wife stopped being Vegan (6 years of it) this year, altho she still does have the same Veggie shoes.... ;)

    Very interesting read, i will visit now and then. I have 3 blogs.... pfft, i am never happy with just one..... But i forgot to post in, well, all of them. :) Chat soon Mr Burton