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OK, I have covered my bases here in welcoming you to my blog.  I have decided to name the blog Irrelevant Musings. Not specifically because they are irrelevant (many probably are to most of you) but more because I have no agenda (yet) to convey. Why MadJellyfish? Why not? Plus, what is worse than a MadJellyfish – I can say not much.

Today is Friday 12 October 2012.  The day after the Steelers lost to Tennessee, the Orioles beat the Yankees in OT and the Vice Presidential debates. And I plan on discussing none of those topics. More to the point, I plan on discussion what you may expect to find in subsequent posts here.  “They” say to write what you know.  I’ve never been one to follow anything “they” have to say, but in this case its a good staring point.

I debated about researching a topic and writing some well crafted, witty essay and felt not only was that far too much work but would not fir the title of the blog very well. So I am sticking with what I know.  What do I know you ask? Well, I know a lot.  Actually, I must be honest.  I know some about many different things. I probably know more than most about many of them. Then again, maybe not. It will be your job, as the reader, to decide if I count as an “authority” on my topic or not.  After all, isn’t everything you read online true?

Which brings me to the word expert.

According to Google the word expert means:

A person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.

I of course feel I have comprehensive and authoritative knowledge or or skill in a few particular areas.  The real question is if you agree, or care.  For the sake of simplicity, we will agree that you do care and that I presume to be an authority on a few areas.  That said, I will claim but fail to live up to any grandiose claims at brilliance or expertness.  For example – I could claim to be a reptile expert.  I mean I have kept reptiles as pets and in collections before.  I’ve got a degree in the biological sciences and studied reptiles. But fortunately for us all, I am aware I am NOT a reptile expert.  I am in fact just rather knowledgeable about the subject but by no means a herpetologist or expert on an entire phylum of animals.

Now that that ugly bit of housekeeping is out of the way we must broach the sensitive subject of why you even care what I have to say.  I mean there are millions of blogs in cyber space and of all those millions why bother to read mine? That is a damn good question, and other than some Google search spiders, perhaps some master intelligence NSA spy bot and some random folks who get trapped here to misadventures in html links or poor typing, I don’t expect many will be joining me.  What I can offer is the following:

• Irregular updates
• Random posts varying in prosaic quality
• Rants ranging from sane to lunatic
• An occasional tid bit of quality – emphasize occasional!
• A great diversion from any task you would really rather not be doing.

Lets be honest I can almost guarantee reading my blog will be superior to doing your taxes, cleaning a public rest room at a truck stop, having a root canal and maybe even a boring meeting at work. In the rare chance you enjoy any of the aforementioned tasks then I can guarantee this blog is not for you.

Are you still with me here?  Good.  We can continue.  I will now take the time to introduce the stalwart few of you left with a disclaimer of sorts. While this blog is based on the living (or seemingly living) and real life people, I will anonymize people, places and embarrassing bits. In part so I don’t get sued, and mainly because I always wanted a disclaimer and this may be my big shot to have one.

So here it goes:

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OK. That is all out of the way.  Back to the good stuff. If you are still with me at this point then you really have a problem with procrastination.  Not that procrastination is bad per se, but you may wish to seek professional help just in case.