Friday, October 29, 2004

Some day off!

Well, took today off. Ostensibly, it was to take my 18 month old to his doctor's appointment this morning (so, technically, I would only have needed to take the morning off, but hey, it's friday!). I had hoped that once that was over with, and he was safely at his babysitter's, I could enjoy a day of computer gaming! But then we scheduled a trip to the car dealership for the mini-van's 6000 KM check. Then we decided to schedule another appointment, this one for the cat, to get his shots. Between the doctor's appointment this morning, and the car dealership we shopped for christmas gifts. Now it's time to pick the kids up. Sigh.

Interesting email from my Dad. Apparently, a friend of his is starting a Vintage Music Society (over in Nova Scotia) and he suggested that they start a Blog to get things going. He asked me to explain how one would set up a blog. I replied to him with instructions on setting one up on www.blogger.com. Then I got a reply back "So, in a nutshell, what exactly is a Blog?" Interesting question. The short answer is "Anything you want it to be". But that's trite.

An online dictionary defines a a Blog as follows:

n: Slang term for a weblog. A Web log, for the uninitiated, is a popular and fairly personal content form on the Internet. A person’s Web log is almost like an open diary. It chronicles what a person wants to share with the world on an almost daily basis.

I guess that's as good a definition as any.