Monday, August 4, 2008

WTF is anecdotal whimsy?

As I was putting the finishing touches on this blog and making the announcement to have folks check it out, one thing had me perplexed--WTF is anecdotal whimsy?

Of course I know very well what anecdotal whimsy is. It just sounds so out there..kind of like one of those things that you wish you could immediately take back after you already said it on a first date or something. It almost sounds like something some granola head NYU environmental law student would blog about on his laptop in a first-ran Greenwich Village coffee shop. I'm not like that. First of all, I am writing away from Calgary's Bankview district, and not NYC's Greenwich Village, thank-you-very-much. Second of all, I'm no granola head, again thank-you-very-much! In fact that's what this blog is supposed to be about. It's supposed to be connecting the love for all things urban to average joe thought. Sort of a BRIDGE between the urban elitists that ma and pa (actually ma and pa are pretty well-off, but just bear with me) blame for all of America's problems, and the average John Q folks back home in OKC.

The right-wing politics aspect of this blog seem obvious: to share my right-wing outlook on World politics, which right now, is the American presidential election, thanks to Mr. Obama. The urban advocacy aspect of this blog should also seem obvious: to talk about the cool urban stuff I encounter in my life, whether it be back home in Oklahoma, or up in Canada! The anecdotal whimsy aspect is less obvious perhaps. What I meant by that was just, random, off-the-cuff stories that sum up anything extraordinary that happens to me in my life.

So far nothing extraordinary has happened to me in my life, so thankfully, no anecdotal whimsy, whatever that is.

And I would really like to thank everyone that has perused my blog on its first day open, and feel free to let me know what you think, suggest anything to be covered, or let me know how you feel about what all I'm covering, etc. The point of this blog IS to have readers, and I do want to have readers! Hopefully this blog will leave the kind of impression that other blogs that have come before it have left in terms of advocating the urban for OKC and other cities out there.

Obviously OKC is a very special place to me, and I'd rather not be away from it at this point in my life, but I promise I will come back home better positioned to leave the kind of impressions that I would want to on my adopted hometown. Whether I settle down in OKC, or Galveston where I was born, remains up in the air, but the only thing certain at this point is that I am hardly finished with OKC. I want this blog to have the same kind of impact that Doug Dawg, Steve's OKC Central, and other blogs have had, in informing readers about the life of urban OKC, and perhaps Tulsa, too! And I will be making comparisons to beautiful Calgary whenever possible, just for the purpose of expanding you guys' horizons.

Thanks guys!


flintysooner said...

I'm reading.

I'm pretty interested in anecdotal whimsy myself.

Doug Dawg said...

Ha ha ... you asked, probably rhetorically, what is "anecdotal whimsy?" Hell, I'm still trying to figure out what you mean when you've used the term, "gritty" and I'm still fairly clueless on an objective definition of the term "iconic." Maybe I will get it, one day!

Anyway, I need to make a public acknowledgment: It was Nick that gave me my new name, which I accepted in a heartbeat. I'm thinking of filing formal papers for a name change.

Congrats on the new blog ... I'm still perusing, but what I've seen so far is very very nice!

Walker, Downtown Ranger said...

Well, I guess from an anecdotal whimsy-standpoint, that was a very gritty comment of yours, Doug. Ha ha