I realized today that I’ve had my phone since November and I still haven’t set up my voicemail. That’s okay, because the majority of most people’s phone calls now are scams and spam.
I first registered this domain name when I was 16 going on 17, way back in 1997. I was working at Burger King, and truth be told, I was not having it my way. I at first registered the domain just so I could have it. I had noticed a lot of people with vanity websites, and I wanted to join in. The catalyst to me actually making this into a full fledged website was that my friends got tired of hearing me complain about everything.
At the time I was hardcore into not only WWF and WCW, but also, through the magic of tape trading, Japanese wrestling, and whatever low brow regional promotion there was out there. I would write about the latest happenings on Monday Night Raw and Monday Nitro. From time to time I would also include things about some crazy Japanese tape I had just seen where the steel cage with barb wire mesh had just exploded.
Then I realized I could talk about so many other things here. Movies? Yes. Music? Sure. Video games? Well, have at it! I also vented my frustrations toward Burger King, and my eventual new job at Whataburger, and eventually, the few months I bussed tables at The Petroleum Club of Fort Worth.
In early 2001, I applied for a full-time job at a reputable company that will forever remain nameless. It was my first real, actual, 9 to 5 job where I gained 40 hour work weeks, benefits, and company picnics. I no longer had time to write here, and eventually I stopped altogether. The final wrestling review I wrote was about the Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania 17. I attended that show and I wrote about my experience there. Then, there was nothing for a little while. I saw and wrote a review of the really awful comedy Evolution. A week later I decided that all of my time and energy needed to go 100% toward work, and I did not have time for writing stupid drivel on Al Gore's Internet. I put up the following graphic on the home page, and there it stayed until yesterday.
As I had spent the last 18 years working in the field of technology, and then writing for various other websites, I finally decided, after paying the hosting for the 89th time, that I need a place on the Internet to share my opinion on things, as well as talk about my day to day. I have a Twitter account, but I'm limited to the confines of 280 characters (it used to be 140). Why, this thing I keep paying for and not using will be the perfect outlet!
So, Internet, I am back. Are you happy now?