Well, hello there! Thanks for stopping by. Things are fairly embryonic at the moment, but I’m working on it; big thanks are due to the lovely Jodi for helping me out with Movable Type.

It’s hard to believe I haven’t been doing this for ages, given my affinity for such things as bragging about my child, spending way too much time on the Internet, and writing in general; also, I generally hop on new tech-related trends well before the New York Times completely misunderstands them, and in the case of parenting blogs (some of my favorite people are “mommy bloggers,” but that doesn’t mean I’m required to use the term nonironically – does it?) I’m at least a year late. Hi. I had a baby. I may never be cutting-edge again. I’m OK with that.

Anyway, if you’re interested in learning what I’m planning to do here, the rest of this entry will explain.

Hi again! You’re intrepid.

So here’s the deal: We’ve recently moved back to Los Angeles, or as I like to call it, the Mother Country. (Well, to be honest, I’ve never called it that at all, largely because it is not a country- I went to public school in the United States and I still know that). But I have deep emotional ties to the place. And for those of you who question whether it’s possible to have deep emotional ties for a surface-heavy city: you clearly haven’t found the right parts of Los Angeles to base your impressions on. It took me a while, too.) We’ve spent the last few years in Small Town That Shall Remain Nameless, most of which I spent realizing the dozens and dozens of ways in which it is entirely inappropriate for me to live in a small town of any sort. It’s almost impossible to find words to convey the depth of my gratitude for being able to move back here. It may in fact be completely impossible; I didn’t try for that long, so I can’t say for certain.

Now that we’re back, I feel as if I actually have enough material to maintain a regular weblog. I’ve posted some irregular baby-update entries at MySpace, because it seemed like it’d be easy, but their blog display is so reader-unfriendly that I could never get too excited about it. Also, a lot of the people I specifically wanted to be able to keep up with the boy’s progress were not all that interested in joining MySpace to do so, which apparently you have to do. Or at the very least, people couldn’t figure out how to read the blog entries without joining, which is bad enough. Anyway, I’ll be reposting those here, appropriately backdated; if you’ve seen them already, this is the real starting place.

In addition to talking about my own personal child, I plan to write about things to do with kids locally, products we’ve loved or hated thus far in the baby-rearin’ process, and even Los Angeles-area entertainment for grownups (I am still a person. Hear me roar. Or something). Watch the bookmarks section as well for useful links covering those things – I have a goal of quasicomprehensiveness (and apparently another goal of inventing words).

So that’s my mission statement. If any part of it interests you, I hope you’ll come back, comment (or lurk – I don’t mind), subscribe, all that good Web 2.0 stuff. If not – what are you still doing here? Bored at the office? Thought so.

Future entries will actually be about stuff.

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