My first blog entry ever

Okay, so here we go.  So here it is, the start of it all.  I just started this blog, I mean, JUST started this blog, so I thought I’d give all my gazillions of blog readers (right??) a little background on who I am and what I’m all about.  Be warned, this is really shallow deep stuff and won’t take much effort to read at all could take a while.

It all started on my birthday 40+ years ago…  Oh wait… I suppose I don’t need to go back THAT far, but I am a woman in my (fabulous!) forties and I like to think that other women in their (fabulous!) forties, and (fabulous!) thirties even, can relate to some of my what my husband would deem “crazy” woman thoughts–he thinks all women are at least a little touched–and I thought I’d share some of them here, with the goal of giving like-minded women a good chuckle or at least a smirk or knowing smile will do.

My husband’s name is Gerald and we have two boys.  I debated about if I wanted to be an anonymous blogger or not, and I’ve decided I’ll go ahead and lay it all out there, but I haven’t yet decided if I want to be completely out there with the names of my kiddos.  Maybe I can reference them as older son and younger son.  Hmm… maybe not, but we’ll see how that goes when we get there.  I may end up throwing their names into the mix eventually.  Gerald is only the best husband ever!  I mean, really.  Another concern I have about starting a blog is sharing such personal thoughts and experiences with the world.  It’s a little unnerving.  I can end up hurting a loved-one’s feelings or revealing some scandalous secret.  So I gotta watch what I say, right?  Gerald, are you reading this?  I only have nice things to say about you!  Umm… really.  Actually, Gerald already commented that my writing topic ideas do not interest him AT ALL.  If the writing isn’t related to boxing or golf, forget about it.  I informed him that, thankfully, he is not my target demographic.  He is not a woman.  And to this part, the part about not being a woman, he is forever grateful.

I’m getting carried away, rambling too much.  That’s one of my traits right there — rambling.  Friends at work have figured out they just have to come out and tell me to shut up.  I take it in stride; I know they really love me.  Right?  Anyway, more about me — I love to write, mostly shallow deep-like thoughts to keep things light, for the most part.  I love to play around with the words in a sentence.  I’ve been known to go searching for a synonym for a word in a technical document.  A technical document, people!  I am constantly reading up on best grammatical practices.  I utilize Grammar Girl a lot.  She is one cool chick.  I love to read, mostly shallow deep-like chick-lit novels.  Like my writing, my favorite reading is fun and light, with the insights only going so deep.  I have never been one to get all into symbolism in poems or stories.  Just give it to me straight, please.

There I go again.  Okay, I’ll wrap up this intro blog entry.  I’ve wanted to do this blog thing for a while.  I suppose I’ll start out slow and careful and then just see where it goes.  I hope you enjoy reading my entries; usually they will be random titles that have popped into my head.  Like, I’ve always wanted to write an article about how death is an inconvenience.  Yeah, that’s right, it’s an inconvenience (umm… at least for the living); there’s never a perfect time on all affected parties’ calendars.  But alas, that’s a blog entry for another day.  Huh hmm…  Oh, I forgot, something really important — I wanted to say a little something about how I came up with the title for my blog.  So there’s this guy at work who had a blog a few years ago, I don’t think he has it anymore, but when he told me the name of his, I just had to switch it around in my head for something more appropriate for me, if I ever had my own blog, that is!  That’s how “Crank Out Loud” came to be, “crank” kind of referring to “cranky pants.”  And most of my thoughts are snarky and cranky.  I suppose I am a happy person for the most part, but I’ll always find something to “crank” about.  Most of my entries will be just that.

Thank you and I hope to post AT LEAST once a week and be conversing with you, my gazillions of blog readers (right??) soon!  Hmm… I wonder if I’ll sell advertising space on this thing.


2 thoughts on “My first blog entry ever”

  1. Karen, I never knew you were a writer. This is a great start. The use of strike-thru text is perfect.

    I’m not your target audience but I do respect what you have to say. And Gerald always makes me laugh. So you have my support and best wishes for your new blog adventure.


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