Tuesday, January 25, 2005

And so it begins...

I've never been good at keeping a journal.

I've tried many times, and it always looks so good at first. I'll write every day, maybe every other day if I'm really busy, but it always starts tapering off after a month or so, and by the end of two months I'm not even trying to fool myself into thinking that I'll write in it tomorrow. But, like everyone who has big plans but are inherently lazy, I keep trying every time I get a fit of inspiration. So here I am (and hopefully, here you are to read) starting another journal-type thing.

My present urge to write and create comes from the fact that I am learning HTML in one of my classes, and felt it would be fun to have my own website. However, I know that I don't know enough HTML (or any other programming language) to make anything worth looking at. It also probably wouldn't amount to anything more than me thinking out loud. So I decided to try a blog, where it seems thinking out loud is encouraged.

As the title of this blog probably implies, I don't really have a set subject that I intend to expound upon. I figured I'd start blogging first, and see where it takes me. My sister had one of these for a while, and it looked fun. She seems to be like me though, and has since abandoned it.

I guess I should start out by telling you a bit about me. My name's Erin, I'm 25. I live in Ontario, but I'm from Nova Scotia. I'm here going to school, and I live in residence. I'm in a post-grad program in GIS Applications Specialist (I linked GIS because no one ever seems to know what it is). I have a bachelor's in Honors Anthropology and Geography. Ultimately, I want to do GIS within archaeology.

As I mentioned, I have a sister. My parents are divorced. My dad has remarried, and mom is living with her boyfriend. I am not so lucky, and my boyfriend lives far away. He's American, and lives in upstate New York. Border guards have a hard time with the idea that a Canadian is dating an American. They always like to ask us how we met when he brings me to his place. Non-border guards have less of a hard time with this concept, but they always ask "Isn't long distance hard?" Yes, it is. It's worth it though. My boy is great and I wouldn't trade him for anyone.

Well, that's me in a nutshell (I can never say that without thinking of Mike Myers as Wayne and being amused...which is probably exactly why I say it). We'll know in two months whether I can keep this up or not.


Anonymous said...

I am so happy that I get to be the first one to post things on Erin's website! This is the most comprehensive blog that I've seen, as a matter of fact it's the first blog that I've ever seen. And I am the LIZARD QUEEN!!!

Mick said...

Just thought I'd read your blog and comment to repay the favour. It appears as though your blog is far better than mine, as mine is about one thing and only that one thing. I am now rather jealous and I am debating whether or not to steal your layout and train of thought in regards to how and what you blog about. And as for your first comment.... HAHA!!! Youre anonymous :) Im the first NAMED comment :) Im so proud!!! wooohoooo go me, go me, go me, eh hem, sorry about that, Im still giving up weed, so bare with me... cool blog, cya!