April 30, 2006
Our dinner conversation with friends last night went something like this:
Annabel: You have a blog? I don't think I've actually read a blog. What do you put in it?
Me: Do you remember listening to college radio shows? They were usually just some girl or some guy putting stuff out there that they found kinda cool. I try to make my blog like that.
Annabel: Didn't some girl get a book deal from a blog writing about her sex life?
Jenn: Raul's blog isn't like that. He mainly writes about our life.
Rob: But why would anyone find the things you say interesting?
Me: I have no idea.
(a bit later after Rob and Annabel have bestowed godparenthood on another guest, Albert, who as it turns out is already the godfather to 5 including one of his sister's kids.)
Me: I don't really think that's right. I mean a sister is already an aunt. The whole point of godparents is that you are reaching outside of the family. An uncle is an uncle already.
Rob: I disagree. My godfather was my uncle and there was something special between us. He really looked out for me. I'm especially fond of him. My parents friends came and went.
Me:But maybe they wouldn't have if they were godparents... My godfather has been my dad's friend since they were 6. He taught me how to grill steaks and roast a pig.
Albert: My godfather was just the best guy...
Annabel: My godmother killed herself.
[a long pause...]
Me: You see. That's perfect, exactly the type of thing I might put on the blog. This conversation.
Annabel: So if we check in tomorrow it will be there.
Me: Hey look at the seed in your water, it just floated to the top for no apparent reason and then dropped back to the bottom like a stone.
[and so on...]