I give credit to this site to two things: twitter and an innocent looking nine year-old girl.
First, the girl. Young Miss Angela has been honing the art of sarcasm since before I met her when she was about four. We have always encouraged attitude and insubordination in kids and Angela was a particularly fun kid to encourage. This was much to her parents' dismay, of course, but they are generous and let us visit her even though we are a bad influence.
They were visiting our house one day, and her younger brother was keeping the parental units occupied and distracted from the ongoing babble. During one sudden silence in the noise, the Marvelous Miss A looked at us and deadpanned, "You're not like normal people!" Her mother's gasp was audible…until we started laughing. I think her mom is probably still chagrined at the imp's audacity.
Thing is, the kid nailed it.
A decade later, twitter came along. I am not sure what it is about the format but it unleashed my inner snark. Oh my, did it ever. I have some friends who encourage me to behave badly so it's not all my fault, but there came a time when the snark, distractions and generally off-topic twittering started to dominate – and it seemed like time to split up with myself.
…and Not Like Normal People was born.
What's going to happen here? Who the hell knows. I sure don't.
That’s weird, right? How could an experienced blogger launch a new blog in 2010 without a plan? Hell, without a business plan! Normal people would figure out a game plan before launching a new blog.
But I'm not like normal people so all I can promise is that it will be fun.
A heads-up if you are reading this from the office (not that you would do that sort of thing). There will be some swearing, albeit largely in languages from science fiction– your IT people will hate me less—and an occasional NSFW image (labeled as such in title). I'm using a partial feed for now, and will do my darndest to make sure that the feed does not contain any content unacceptable to the uptight folks who sign your paychecks.