Thursday, March 02, 2006

I don't actually love everything

"Alex, you love everything!"

I've probably heard that phrase said nearly one billion times in my life. Usually after I've gushed about the amazing-thing-du-jour, which I have a strong habit of doing.

I don't love everything, there's lots of things I don't like. Tons! Thing is, I don't feel the need to talk about them -- because something I don't like leaves my brain and goes a-walkin' down the train tracks, like a hobo in a 1940s movie. Bindle in hand. Things I love though... I shout and yell and tell everyone within earshot about how I just discovered this awesome thing, perhaps the greatest thing in the history of things, and they should enjoy it as much as I do. If they do, we both win!

This new project of mine is going to be devoted to the things I like to holler about. You won't find much panty-waisted moaning and groaning here, just me gushing about the things that move me, make me laugh, curious, interested and happy -- whether it's a video game, a piece of music, something I scanned out of SkyMall (be on the lookout for the SkyMall Product of the Week feature!), or just an insignificant tidbit that I find interesting and I hope someone else will too.

So on to the first thing! Today's gush of the day is actually BLOGGER! I've been wrasslin' around with mt for years now, and was never truly happy with it. It's a good tool, but it always had that 'designed by the IT dept' feel about it that never really gelled in my head. I like software that's simple and fun to use -- apps and tools that feel like a logical extension of my brain, rather than a hurdle I have to lurch over so I can do this or that. The current trend of FUN software is just so great, and I can't wait to see what comes next. Blogger took me all of five minutes to get set up on my own server, and it works like a charm. Solid and great. My hat is off to you, GOOGLE SLASH BLOGGER, keep up the good work.

**UPDATE**

It has come to my attention that people don't believe that I don't actually love everything! They are besmirching my good name and reputation in my comments section! I'll not stand for this, not on MY blog!
TEN THINGS ALEX DOES NOT LOVE:
Broccoli
Jimmy Fallon
'The Jackal' Starring Bruce Willis
The goddamn Strokes
Perfect Dark Zero
Overacting in sketch comedy
Sex and the City
American Dad
Chris Kattan
Unicorns

So there you go, Steve.

13 comments:

Jake said...

I love you.

Alex said...

You don't love me, you just love my bloggie style.

Carlos said...

I totally had you pegged for the word press type.

Cabel said...

Welcome to the internet!

Dave said...

I'll have you know all those hobos that leave your brain and go a-walkin' down the train tracks come set up camp in my front yard.

THANKS A LOT.

Kalera said...

I don't know what any of this means, but I am caught up in your infectious enthusiasm.

elly said...

dear alex,

i am psyched that you are "blogging" and excited that it's gonna be all positive and happy!!!! the world needs more of that.

love,
elly

Trumble said...

I already told you this...but I love that your site's acronym is ALE

stevenf said...

Dude, you totally DO love everything. Don't lie.

angie said...

alex, honey, there is nothing wrong with loving everything. i, too, love everything except the things i hate - totally agree on the chris kattan. someone shoot that guy already! looking forward to the lovefest.

Annie said...

WhatEVER, Alex! You do so totally love everything. Just accept it.

Christina said...

American Dad *does* suck...although I'd have to disagree on the broccoli. Mmm..broccoli.

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