Joe Janes' blog is one year old today and, to celebrate, he's plugging a bunch of other people's blogs, which include my own. This is typical of Joe in that he's spreading the love and good karma around. Because I'm an egomaniacal hack, I'm going to post what he said:
"Clever Title (Nat Topping) - Nat is one of the funniest writers out there. I admire his work and hope my writing grows up to be like his some day. His whacked imagination, turn of phrase and aspirations for presidency brighten my day."
This is funny considering that Joe is the one who writes like a grown up - funny, smart and with a soul - whereas I think that people having sex with trees is funny so I write about that. He is right in one respect, though: one day I will be President.
Seriously, though, I probably never would have started my blog if not for the fact that Joe already had a blog. I had a dislike of bloggers because I believed that blogs were a place to post really bad teen-angst poetry. Joe's blog showed me something that should have been obvious, which is that blogs are simply whatever you write in them and, in the case of Joe's blog, that turns out to be a good thing.
(Just FYI: this blogging program doesn't recognize the term "bloggers" in its spell check. Oh sweet irony!)
So, to keep the karma rolling, I thought I would plug another blog: http://www.livingoprah.com/. For one full year, my friend lives as Oprah advises on her television show, website and magazine as a way of seeing if Oprah will really help her live her "best life." It's an interesting experiment. Check it out if you get the chance.
Also, one more karma plug: go see shows at the Gorilla Tango Theatre. Not just our show (The Greatest Stories Never Told... TOLD! playing Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 starting this weekend for only $10.00) but any of the shows that they have there. A couple of the RVD guys and I saw "Everyone Kills" last Wednesday night, which is an evening of standup comics, and it was quite funny. The only problem with the show was that there weren't enough people in the audience. So get your asses out there and go see some live shows (especially if that show happens to be The Greatest Stories Never Told... TOLD! playing Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 starting this weekend for only $10.00 at the Gorilla Tango Theatre)!