Welcome To The Madness

Hello, and welcome to the ubiquitous first blog post.  I guess this is where I’m supposed to tell you about myself and what I’m going to be blogging about, hopefully to entice you to come back and visit again (and again and again).

Let’s start off with a bit about me.  I’m female and according to some studies I’m a baby boomer, others peg me as a Gen X-er.  Me, I’ve always believed that age is just a number and, as a certain Prisoner I used to know once said, I am not a number.  I live on the outskirts of Toronto (yup, I’m a Canuckian) and am currently job searching after six years as an HR computer geek.

The title of this blog comes from a Stephen Leacock novel (Google it, ya damn kids!) and really does reflect me and my interests.  I’m hoping this blog will too.

Which brings us to the burning question – why am I doing this?  Well first and foremost I’m a writer and writers write, so this is a way for me to express my creativity and practice my craft at the same time.  Second, I like talking to people about the things I do, the things I’ve seen, and the things that interest me, and this seems like a logical extension of that.

So, you’re probably asking yourself, what’s she going to write about?  The simple answer is “whatever strikes my fancy”.  I can tell you some of the things you might, and likely will, see here.  I’ve travelled quite a bit, mostly to Portugal, and I’m already planning some posts around the amazing things I’ve seen and the amazing places I’ve stayed (think imperial palaces, monasteries and convents, to name a few).  I’m a living history re-enactor and, with this being the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, there are a number of events I’m hoping to attend and share with you.  As mentioned above, I’m a writer so I’ll probably share some of what I’m working on, events I attend, and any success I might have getting stuff published. Oh yeah, and I was geek before it was chic – still am, for that matter – so expect to see posts on geek stuff and events (can we say science fiction con, anyone?).

On thing I can say this blog probably won’t be is super-controversial.  I can’t see myself writing about politics, religion, or what’s going on in [insert latest hotspot here], so if you’re looking for that sort of blog you’re probably in the wrong place.  I’m aiming for a good ol’ “kitchen party” type of atmosphere. I’ve been told that I have a strange sense of humour, “eclectic” tastes and interests, and  – by more than a few people – that I’m downright weird.  That last one, by the way, I consider a compliment, thus proving the point.  I suspect my writing just might reflect that.

In terms of how often and when I plan to post new articles, as the great Ambassador G’Kar once said – “Expect me…when you see me.”  I’m going to try to post on Thursdays and Sundays, but I make no absolute guarantees.

I guess the only thing left to say is welcome to the madness!  Hope you enjoy the ride.