Surprises

So, I’m spending the weekend out of town with my lovely wife. Her birthday is next weekend, but she has to work, so we’re celebrating with her family now.

There is a bit of sadness involved, though. My wife has an identical twin, who moved pretty far out of state last year, so this is the first year she’s ever had a birthday without having her sister near.

I’ve prepared a few surprises for her, but I won’t detail any of them here, as Jamie is one of the few people who read this blog. I may describe them next week, though.

Why bub?

Many years ago, I played on a few World of Darkness based internet games that were called MUSHes or MUXes.  I was working for a small internet company, and somehow convinced two of my friends from those games to move here and go to work for that company.  While they lived here, we called each other “Bub”, for some reason.  It stuck, and I eventually registered the bub.org domain name for us to goof around with.

They’ve both moved on, but there was something about that familiarity that I liked, and it seemed fitting for my journal to be that informal, that familiar.

Introductions

I’ve had this domain for a decade and a half, and it’s about time I did something with it.  When we first set it up, it was just a place to do goofy stuff.   By we, I mean a couple of friends of mine (whom I’ll refer to here as Garou and Zodiac) and myself. I took that site down a few years ago, but I couldn’t get rid of the domain name.  For one thing, I like having a very short email address.  For another, I still really like the name.

I guess I’ll make this first post a bit about myself.  I’m in my mid-thirties, recently married, and somewhat scattered.

I am:  A husband. A gamer, of both the Dice-chucker and Card-flopper varieties.  A game store owner/co-owner. A comic collector/reader.  A fan of C.S.I., House M.D., Smallville, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, The Avengers (comics), Wil Wheaton (both the regular and “Evil” versions), Harry Potter, Stephen King, and a number of other things.  An I.T. manager.  A computer programmer (.NET, Perl, PHP, and Second Life LSL scripting, primarily).  A would-be father (if the stars ever align).  A potential hoarder (but I’m getting better).  A collector of books.

That doesn’t sum me up completely, but it’s the beginnings of a picture.  I frequently have something to say, and I plan to use this space to say it.  It might not always make everyone happy, it might not always make sense.  If you’re offended by what I say, I encourage you to not read this blog.  It’s here mostly for my benefit.