... there was a blog, and the blog was OK, but hopefully to become better with practice. I began my life as a computer-user in 1991 with the use of WordPerfect 5.0. (Well, OK, I actually started my love-hate computer relationship with a Commodore 64 back on February 6, 1984. Wish I still had that piece of junk!) Later, I discovered Windows 3.11, then e-mail, then the Internet. Pretty soon the Ty-man (loving husband) established a Web site for our family. Now, seven years after our site went on-line, I find myself trying out... wait for it, here it comes... a personal blog. Duck and cover, people!
I knew this ill-fated venture was doomed when my first choice for a blog name, "Random Chaos" was taken. Bastard! Then, I tried "Dark Matter." That, too, was stolen out from under me. The choice of a blog name was becoming more difficult than creating the blog itself and finding something to say. Then, I remembered a recent showing of Coal Miner's Daughter on HBO. Damn, I love that Loretta Lynn. That is what inspired me to use the "Coal Miner's Grand-daughter" tag line. I am the proud grand-daughter of Frank, a humble coal miner from Kingston, WV.
I hope to keep this blog updated with random thoughts, pictures, and rants. Basically, I'll fill these pages with the chaos that is my life and my brain. Sure, go ahead, add your comments and tell me how great this is, how much it sucks, that I'm yet another idiot for posting my life on the World Wide Web for just any old nut to see. In the immortal words of Olly, "Yeah, WHATEVER!" I'm just doing this to stay sane and hope it gives friends and family (and the odd stranger who stumbles by) an insight into my inner workings.
So, hang on to your helmets and enjoy the ride!