I've always imagined that bloggers are the type of people that corner you next to the refreshment table at a party and go on and on about some insignificant point in their lives as if that point were actually worth talking about. As long as the salsa is decent and the chips hold out I can pretend to give a damn, but I certainly wouldn't make the effort to go to their blog site, (or is it "cite"?) to read about the same thing.
It's not that I don't think my life is interesting, I do, I just don't expect other people to have the same opinion because I certainly don't think most other people's (or is it "peoples'") lives are very interesting. (Though, honestly, they may in fact be unpleasant.)
So, what do I blog about? If anyone was reading this he or she could give me some suggestions. I could blog about the Lakers, because I am a big Laker fan. But, first, there are literally a zillion Laker blogs. (No, seriously, go count them and you will find exactly one zillion Laker blogs). And, second, everyone who is not a Laker fan hates the Lakers and would therefore stop reading this blog. (No, seriously, go count everyone who is not a Laker fan.)
I could blog about politics, because I love to talk about politics. But Berk, my older and taller brother, and the other half of "The Brothers Washburn" doesn't want me to. Not yet anyway. He's afraid I will offend someone, and to be truthful, I would be disappointed if I didn't. (And so, by the way, Obama is not a socialist. He is very liberal, but that does not make him a socialist. Buy a freakin' dictionary.)
And there you have it. I have spent the last several paragraphs writing about having nothing to write about. If that doesn't give me some writer's cred nothing will. If anyone is reading this, give me an idea of something to write about. If I can't say something interesting, maybe I can say something unpleasant. Or, at least, maybe I can offend someone.