Friday, December 30, 2005


When I was a kid...which seems like eons ago now..."tag" was a game we played with our friends. I think it was invented by a parent with alot of kids who had way too much energy and needed them to burn it off. Hell, all ya did was run around trying to smack somebody, or try to keep from being smacked.

Later, the same different forms; tag, tagged, tagger...was used to discribe someone who spraypainted the sides of buildings, railcars, freight trailers, and road signs. Some of those "taggers" were very good artists.

With the advent of the personal computer, the word "tag", or "tagged", takes on a different meaning. Now you're supposed to post things about yourself. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that it's a bad thing...just a little different.

Ya see, I'm relatively new to the world of blogging...hell, computers in general. I didn't even have a computer until November of 2004, and didn't start blogging until April of this year...and that took some time to get going. So as far as I know this "tagging" could have been happening off and on for a long time.

Now to get back to where I was going with this.

I've been tagged this week, twice.

The first was Econ at Trying To Maintain Rationality, and then Fixer at Alternate Brain smacked me. Both of these fine gentlemen....I'm using that last word there very losly there guys (you know who you are)....did what was requested of them and posted things about themselves. I'm not saying this is a bad thing. It does let all of us get to know each other a little better which can be a good thing.

I've been having some reservations about responding to the two requests I received. I wasn't too sure I wanted to post more about myself then I already had in my profile and in posts and comments. I know some of you may be thinking "Just post anything", but I'm too honest and have to post real stuff.

I have decided to do what has been requested of me. It may be a day or two...or three or four...but I will get it done. Ooooohhh, the suspense!

Later kids,
Grandpa Eddie


Gordon said...

You can bet we'll be waiting for it! ;)

Fixer said...

What Gord said. Heh...

Happy New Year, Ed.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Gordon & Fixer,
Thanks guys! I shoulda figured that you two would be chompin' at the bit to read it.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to ya both and your respective Mrs'.

Stay safe...let somebody half-way sober drive.

Mama and I are stayin' home for NY eve. We will be goin' out on NY day to celebrate our first anniversary at the gin mill we partied at after our wedding. I don't have to work on Monday...soooo I'm sure I won't remember the ride home.