Dave's ArmchairSo here I am. A new blogger. Let's see if I can figure this out... according to Dictionary.com, "blogger" is defined as
Main Entry: blogger
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: a person who keeps a Web log (blog) or publish an online diary
Of course, the source is listed as Webster's New Millennium™ Dictionary of English, Preview Edition. I expect if I were to have used "bloger" in my early days of creative writing, my Language Arts teacher would have immediately pulled out her red pen. "blogger" would have been corrected to read "jogger" or "goggle" or something that actually existed in the 70s. It's interesting to watch language evolve - not only evolve, but expand. I noted to a friend in an email the other day that I had caught myself inventing a word. I remember noting that I would probably not receive Webster status for the creation of "Upsetness". Just in case, I checked dictionary.com. Upsetness does not in fact appear in the online dictionary. I wonder if one can copyright an English word? If it is not yet a word, I'm sure it's possible. Then again, is there any need to copyright a word no one is likely to use? Say THAT to those people who snached up website addresses in the early years in order to sell them to those who would pay. Imagine landing "Pepsi.com" BEFORE the beverage company ever thought of having a web site! What would they pay for the rights to the site? Or would you be sued for something like unfair tactics?
What's going on today? I'm feeling a little rough around the edges having stayed up far past my bed time to work on a couple personal projects. I work in the sound industry and much of what I do is a spin off from a high school hobby. It's nice to "do what I love" for a living, but I often find myself searching for ways to turn it back into a hobby. Expanding my horizons is right up there too. Finding out what turns other people on is interesting. I know there are people who are just as passionate about what THEY do as I am about what I do. I think when it comes down to the pure passion, we all experience the same emotions - just about different things. I'd like to know about these different things to see if I may have some hidden passions lurking just under the surface.
Back to the bits and pieces of my day. Feel free to expand on anything here - I would love to hear from you!