........from fresh off the assembly line, here I come into the Brave New World that is blogging.......You may notice a certain motif that runs through the name of this blog. Kudos to you if you are a fan of BR, and if you are not, or are unsure of what BR is, all I can say is, you are missing something in your life by not having seen the movie.
So, what about me? I'm your average working guy, for the most part. I'm a night owl by nature, hence my main job in tech support until the wee hours of the AM. I never thought I would find myself doing this type of work, after spending so many years roaming the streets of NYC in an ambulance, picking up the broken bodies that coated the Bronx and Brooklyn from the mid 70's to the mid-90's.
I loved being a paramedic, but, like Deckard himself, I knew when it was time to quit. Moving away to upstate NY in 1999, I'm now paying the bills with this job, whilst I strive to start a writing career. Rochester is not like NYC, save for the fact that it has a lot in terms of culture, but, it has a murder rate that is actually higher than NYC. Go figure. Don't get the idea though that Rochester is Newark or Detroit. Far from it. On the whole, it is quite a great place to live, but like any American city, it has its issues.
Still, I don't miss the long commute times, the tolls, the feeling that you are disconnected from so many things and so many people. My only wish is that someone here would know how to:
1. make pizza properly
2. make a real kosher corned beef sandwich,
3. make a decent bagel.......
...........and know what an egg cream is.......(do you see a pattern here?)
I don't really like to talk about myself too much, as I tend to be private. I will probably be talking about things that matter to me, but I won't be giving too much away about me.....Sorry, that's the way it is......(Note to friends who might recognize me: Be discrete, ok. You know how I am.....)
So, while I formulate the next post, pull up a chair, and have one for me pal.......
spring flowers - I am quite fond of this series of Wildflowers of Canada that came out in 1977 and try to collect as many as I can from my stamp dealer to use for Postcross...
6 days ago