There really is no point to this blog. I'm not even sure if there is an egocentrism at work, at least not a truly conscious one. I say that because I'm not even that excited to be starting this blog. My friend Rich, who used to live in Houston but is now working for the New York Attorney General's Office (in . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . New York), thought I should have a blog, and Rich is arguably the smartest person I know, so I kind of figure who am I to argue. Blogs are pretty lame and inherently self-important, though, and I'm sure this one will be no different. I kind of wish this weren't happening.
But I can at least try to keep this one relatively focused--no flights of philosophic fancy are really needed, seeing as how I'll be the only one reading this thing--so I'm going to write about something simple: songs I like listening to and (generally music) videos I like watching. This will not be a very informed or cutting-edge music review blog, because I'm not really up on everything the kids are listening to these days; rather, I'm just going to mention what songs I like, no matter how old or how unironical or lame. I may also throw some random posts about some new waste-of-money product I just bought or something. I actually did just buy a photo printer, the Canon Pixma Pro9000, that I'm rather psyched about. It's supposed to be delivered tomorrow, but I just got a phone message from UPS saying that someone needs to be home to sign for it upon delivery. They gave me a time window of 8am to 7pm. That's almost adorable. What it really does is pretty much guarantee that I will find myself veining it up with some UPS person before I finally receive this printer. Which is a shame when you really think about it.