Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Meet the Sogs: only the names have been changed to protect the guilty!

The Sogs stay, appropriately perhaps, in a rather wet region of Scotland. Sog and his wife Wosog had 2.4 children, but 0.4 died some time ago in mysterious circumstances.

The remaining two children are 20 year old Gdog (grand-daughter of Groucho), and Gsog (grandson of Groucho), who is 18 years old. Gdog is studying for a degree at the nearby University of Life. Gsog is studying at a different university about an hour's drive away. It must have been something we said!

Sog has been a people mechanic for over 25 years, while Wosog is a teacher. They have been happily married for almost 25 years.

So, there you have them: The Sogs---a microcosm of contemporary Scottish life!

Monday, September 27, 2004

My Wife Thinks I'm Mad

My dear wife, who is somewhat sceptical about the Internet, can't understand the point of me blogging. I certainly seem a rather unlikely individual to "bear my soul" in cyberspace.

I heard about blogging a long time ago, and I must admit it seemed to me a rather strange thing to do, even then! I suppose if you have a huge intellect, and an even bigger ego, it's a perfect way to get your valuable insights instantly to the masses....but only if they know your address, and happen to visit it. Maybe you'd be better writing to the Times after all!

Looking at some of the existing blogs it's not any easier to understand why most people do it. Some blogs are very bizarre indeed and, dare I say it, barely coherent. Very few seem to have any comments, so if you can't be sure that anyone is "out there" reading what you write, why not just talk to yourself in the bath and save the typing?

But blogging is, by all accounts, an expanding global phenomenon, and I understand even Tony Blair is enthusiatic about it. Despite the latter aspect, I think I'll keep going a little longer....

Friday, September 24, 2004

A pathetic first attempt...

This blogging business is new to me, so this is my first, painfully banal posting just to see how the whole thing works...or maybe doesn't in my case!