08/15/2005: "Here We Are Now, Entertain Us!"
I got a homemade postcard from my friend Sean tonight that made me feel great but also said his friend had read my blog (hi Ted if you’re still there!) and I've gotten emails from other friends and strangers saying “you’re funny” or “interesting” or (I shit you not) “inspirational”!
The more people say this, the more pressure I feel to not let them down, to inspire, to maintain the illusion of being funny and interesting (those of you who have read this for more than a week know better!)
Most days nothing more interesting happens to me than trying to achieve the bare minimum of socially acceptable personal hygiene for the workplace followed by a night of lying on the couch watching bad TV shows until it’s time to go to bed where I fall asleep listening to hypnosis CDs!”.
Trying to be witty and entertaining on a daily basis is impossible. I need to remind myself that when I started this it was just a place to jot down ideas for projects… now I find myself thinking after every little insignificant thing that happens to me “WAIT A MINUTE! Was *that* interesting? Should I mention this in my blog?” Or find myself actually doing things so I have something to write about rather then “didn’t leave the house or answer the phone for 3 days”… It’s becoming ridiculous.
I know it must be a common phenomenon among daily bloggers, am I right?