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Written by oban89

October 12, 2007 at 4:47

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What a pain!

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I just spent the last half hour trying to write a post about why I haven’t been writing posts. I just locked this down to outside viewing, and that should make things easier. I need to figure out why I really want to blog.
I want to just jot down my thoughts so I can read and think about them later. This has been so helpful when I’ve done it, but

  • I’ve been so inconsistant at it. Journaling software is an option, but I’d really rather just put in a short topic specific entry whenever I feel like it. I don’t want to worry, however, about editing or what it might read like to others. These are my random notes so “piss-off”
  • I want to put together something that others would want to read. I’ve been struggling too much with this, however. For right now I’m going to stick with the original idea which was just to post. Once I actually have some content and some experience in how to write good posts and what I want to write about, I can make decisons on how to let people in. I can open up everything, export certain things to an blog(s) I write for others.

Written by oban89

February 25, 2007 at 2:28

Oban’s Pensieve

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I can’t think of many things I hate more than trying to come up with an online identity or witty title for a profile and such. That’s why I was amazed at my own stroke of brilliance in coming up with the title of this blog.

Ok, Oban isn’t so brilliant. I basically had to think of a handle one day and I happened to be drinking a glass of a single malt scotch called – you guessed it! – Oban. It was a single year bottling from 1989 that I especially enjoyed. Hence the oban89 handle.

No, the brilliant part was thinking about the Pensieve, a device used by Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies to remove thoughts and memories from his brain in order to free up space, yet have them available for review at a later time. I also love it because anyone who knows me knows I can’t spell to save my life. Really, it’s embarrassing! I had to call a friend the other day and ask “how do you spell the past tense of to lead”. He thought I was joking. So the fact that pensieve looks like a misspelling of pensive suits me just fine.

I’ve been wanting to start this for a long time, but always got bogged down in trying to limit to a theme or have a great design. I figured it’s time to just start with the rambling musings, and sort it all later if it ends up meaning anything to anyone but me.

Welcome and enjoy.

Written by oban89

February 20, 2007 at 1:11