Monday, August 15, 2011

Living the Dream

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to write a Blog – so hopefully I remember how this works.

When I last wrote, I lamented that I was desperately searching for something worthwhile to write about - something important enough for me to sit down and spend a few hours each week thinking about and dissecting. Foolishly, I was looking for this in the world of television – assuming that only a TV show could provide me with enough source material to spend hours thinking about something, over-analyzing something, and eventually putting those thoughts down as words for the world to see.

I was wrong.

At some point in history, people decided that there were three critical components to fulfillment in life – three things that equate to “living the American dream”. In order, they are getting married, buying a house, and having kids. Since this Blog started, I knocked out the first two. Now it’s time to work on the third. That’s right Internet friends… Kate and I are expecting a baby!

Note: back in 2007, when I proposed to Kate on the Blog (wait, you all know that wasn’t for real, right?), FOB heliopath requested “please add a clause in the marriage contract that there shall be no baby making till after May 2010 so parenting shall not be an excuse for sloppy blog posting.” You are welcome heliopath, you are welcome.

I don’t want to be one of those annoying people who do nothing but talk about their baby – because let’s face it, life (TV) goes on – so I’m not going to cannibalize this Blog with my thoughts about becoming a parent, babies, and life. Instead, this Blog will remain dedicated to TV (although it’s admittedly been pretty lame lately thanks to the lack of Blogworthy TV on the air), with sporadic posts as I feel necessary. I’ve created a new Blog – that will be used to track the baby endeavor. If you’re interested in reading along – awesome. If not, no big deal either. I’m the guy who fakes interests when friends and family show me pictures of their babies. My feelings will not be hurt. But if you know nothing else about me, you should know that the Blog will not be the typical touchy-feely baby blog full of pictures of exposed stomachs and ultrasound pictures. It’s going to be a blog from a man’s perspective. A logical man’s perspective. We’ll see how it goes.

For everyone else, stay tuned. I'm sure the Fall TV Preview is only a few weeks away!


Fi said...

Congratulations! And FWIW, I think it'd be really interesting to read a man's perspective on being a new parent - I've certainly not read any blogs from a male point of view :)

Annabella said...

Congratulations and very best wishes! Your blog and Jorge's "Further Dispatches" will always be the bright spots in my sentimental Google Reader LOST folder... :)

Ryan71 said...


I hope you watched the 1st season of Game of Thrones.. probably not much to really blog over, but extremely awesome anyways. So much so that I had to start reading the books.. It's honestly filled the void left by LOST. So epic it is. Can't recommend season 1 enough (or the books if you read)

Pedro dos Santos said...

Congrats Brian!
After all these years, I still find myself typing this blog address, and I can't really explain why. Glad that this time it "payed up". All the best for you, your wife and your future family.

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Hayley said...

I am so glad you are back.....I was one of your first who read your blog and passed it to everyone. I never commented but I did enjoy reading. Anyway, add to your list REVENGE. It is great! Cant wait to check in for updates on this as well as man vs baby. I chuckled reading that......!