A Thing Or Two About First Post

Writing the first entry on your blog is usually the hardest part in setting up a new blog. I should have known, as I have been blogging for several years, and have set up several blogs (admittedly I only post regularly in some of them). This time, I was hoping that it would be slightly easier, because this time, I am not alone in this.

Yessur!

This time, I have a partner in crime in writing. I finally drag that grumpy old git to this blogging world again (muhaha!), and hopefully this writing partnership would encourage us both to write more. I kind of like that idea, considering that writing (and reading for that matter) was how we originally connected.

Why is this blog called Alien VS Grumpy? Yeah, I can hear you asked from the noisy crowd out there… No. Just in case you are assuming that it has anything to do with the film Alien VS Predator, no it doesn’t have anything to do with it. Seriously, I don’t have a better answer for that… it’s just basically about me and my grumpy husband trying to expand our partnership into the virtual world.

Okay… it’s kind of obvious why my husband is called Grumpy. He’s not bashful nor dopey. And, although he could be slightly happy sometimes, his default mode is grumpy. He is even happier when he is grumpy. So yeah… it is quite easy to see why he is called Grumpy. But why am I the Alien? Ha ha… that’s the mystery of the universe. Let’s just say that I am a bit… foreign for this country. So we leave it at that for now.

Now, about what you can expect from this blog… well. For the sake of your mental health, I advise you not to hope too much. It is just us talking bollocks about a lot of random stuff that you probably don’t care about.

Have I told you that I am really good at advertising myself?

Anyway, if I write one more paragraph you will fall asleep because of boredom. I will just stop for now, hope that I remember to come back to write some more.

Hasta la vista baby…

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Grumpys first post….

Well…. I suppose that I should start by saying something about myself.

I’m currently British, White, 42, married, and grumpy. I’m pretty sure that only one of those statements will change. Two other more potentially changeable statements, however, would be: “slightly” overweight and a smoker (until recently I was a heavy smoker). I am by all accounts an INTJ personality (Meyers Briggs). I have been accused of being intelligent (urgh, that sounds arrogant!), but I don’t believe that.

I have not had a proper blog before and the last time I did any dedicated typing was many many years ago when I was at college. I did start a story a few years back too but that kind of.. ..fizzled out.

I don’t even “do” social media much nowadays either (I’m bound to have a good long grumpy-rant about privacy and data mining social media sites) I tend not to make friends online (or in “real life” too, for that matter) so I don’t type-chat that often.

I’m finding typing a little bit slow right now. Hopefully I will speed up.

I’m also hoping that this will come across as vaguely literate and interesting. Possibly entertaining too, if we are lucky.

So far so good with the introduction.

Now let me set the scene for you….

I am sitting at the dining room table hunched over my laptop and typing this intro. My exquisitely beautiful wife is doing the same on her laptop. She is sitting on the couch which is in front of me, just beyond the table.

We haven’t discussed what format, writing style, or structure we should have for this blog so until we “gel”, our respective intro posts should be totally different in style and content. My wife – the “alien” – is an accomplished blogger so I suggest that you have a nosey at what she has written. I’m pretty sure that it will be more interesting than this waffling.

Edit.

Ok, one more thing about me is that I’m a little bit of a techy geek. Not into any great depth but enough for me to continue blogging via my phone.

Oddly enough it feels more comfortable blogging via the phone than via the laptop. It does mean that I might be more inclined to blog more often.

…. but no more for this evening. I’m tired and off to bed soon. I will leave you in the capable hands of of my beautiful wife…