1. I’ve noticed that the authors of my favorite blogs tend to mix in off-topic personal posts that give me more of a connection with them, helps make them seem real, and provides something memorable. I do notice though that too much off-topic action usually leads to me unsubscribing from their RSS feed though, so I think it’s a fine line. Based on this, I figured I could throw in the occasional post that is off topic but hopefully interesting to people in one way or the other. If you find it a total waste of time, let me know.
2. It was one of the most gorgeous days at the Oregon Coast I’ve ever seen, and I’ve lived near the Oregon Coast for a long time. I took some pictures, and thought people who haven’t been here might appreciate a quick look.
I’ve been to the Oregon Coast many times over my 29 years of living in Oregon, but usually my visits seem to coincide with rain, clouds, wind, and other unmentionable weather conditions, even in the middle of the summer. Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely sunny days their, I just think I’ve always tended to miss them. At least days that were sunny and warm. Today was a thing of beauty though, as it was 85 degrees, a warm breeze, and my kids just had a blast playing in the sand and water for a good couple of hours. Just a day where you’re glad to be alive and experiencing the outdoors, instead of staring at a computer trying to figure out the latest happenings of the web world.