23 June, 2010

And We're Live

Elder Sean Preston Tanner's mission blog is now live.

He just went into the Missionary Training Center (MTC) today, so the journey has just begun.
But check back regularly for updates on all of his experiences and what he is seeing over there
in Germany.

It's Not About Me Anymore (For Now)

I'm going to forgo the promotions to reroute you to my Tumblr blog for this blog post. And "reroute" is a bad word because I don't want all of you to go elsewhere. I actually really like this blog and am very proud of what we've created together here.

But this isn't about me. It's about a kid named Sean Tanner who happens to be my little brother. No, it's true, he really is my brother. Many of you assume that he is a bastard in the most literally sense of the word because of his olive dark skin, athletic build and foreigner good looks. But he is indeed my flesh and blood. I may be fat, balding, pale and handsome only to my wife and mother, but underneath, Sean and I are of the same blood.

Sean Tanner, that little brother of mine, enters the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, UT today in preparation to serve a 2 year stint as a church missionary sharing the message of our church with the people of Germany. He'll be in the MTC for 2 months, maybe more, brushing up on the teachings of our church and to an even greater extent, learning as much German as a person can before being thrown into the work of teaching people in German full time.

So this is your official notice of a new Blogger blog detailing the life and times of Elder Sean Tanner the church missionary ("Elder" is a calling in the church giving to missionaries). Once it is up and running, I will post the URL and promote it heavily. I'll do my best to stay current on his goings-on and will regularly post photos of his experiences. 

If you are unfamiliar with our church or are simply wondering why someone would leave their family for two solid years to teach people about religion at the age of 19 in a foreign country, hit me up with a comment and we'll get in touch and I'll explain the whole crazy experience to you. 

16 June, 2010

Lazy Blog

Yeah, this new Tumblr blog of mine seems to be going well. It requires minimal effort yet seems to pack a more entertaining punch.
When I linked to my Tumblr blog in my last post, it was linked to a single entry which could have been confusing to some people (I myself am still figuring it all out), so I've conveniently packed this post with multiple Tumblr hypertext links they take you to my entire Tumblr blog and not just a single post.

In other news, if you've got some time and a penchent for big words and the discovery and understanding subcultures, this NYT article is fascinating. After the Weev interview, it gets less interesting, so dont feel bad stopping there.


15 June, 2010

Something Newer

First off, I'm just going to pretend like I don't see the elephant in the room taking big, stinky, elephant-sized dumps that remind us all that I promised to start a new serial blog run.
I'm going to pretend like I haven't been getting biting comments criticizing me for promising content that I never provided. 

Instead, I'm going to direct you to my new Tumblr account (click on the word you n00b) which is guaranteed to carry more and better content. I still want to blog here in long form, but my life has become such that long form blogging is more difficult for me. It's not so much that I can't scavenge the time for it throughout the day, its that I struggle to get emotionally invested in it like I used to be able to. 

I'm an intern again at another major ad agency right now and that brings on stresses of competency, performance, impressions, etc. 

I'm the new dad of a 7 month old rock star, and that brings all sorts of new issues that I wont even BEGIN to try to describe, because it is too intricate and complex to explain to anyone who isn't married with a new baby. Doesn't help that I'm an ignoramus either. 

So long story short, Tumblr works better for me right now. It get's fed my daily stream of twitter updates and functions more as my mental cork board than a formal blog ever could. 

With that said, please come visit me. If you're on Tumblr add me as a friend. But please don't stop sending me threatening comments and emails pertaining to this blog. I want to stay here and I want to keep pecking away at long form. It's right for me and I don't want to leave it behind completely. 

01 June, 2010

Step Off

So people keep gettin' up in my bi'ness about not posting today.
Well I realized a flaw in my daily blog serial plan: The topic of conversation requires that I blog the day after about the current day. So today is kind of a...dead day. There isn't anything to write about today because today is still today and still happening. So tomorrow, you'll hear all about today and that will be fantastic I 'spose.

But for today, just know that you will probably be immensely let down. Kinda like the finale of LOST as a certain someone reminded me in reference to my lack of blog post today. I'm not sure how to make this new blog series entertaining or witty anyway, so readership will probably drop drastically. Even the spammers and search bots will probably lose interest in combing my blog and posting comments that lead me to Canadian pharmacies and websites selling authentic Prada and Gucci bags at unheard of prices. I'll miss those comments the most.

But I gotta get my blog on. It's for my health and my well being. I really have to thank Scott at StruckAxiom in Salt Lake City, Utah for inadvertently giving me the idea for this disastrously boring idea. It's him you should blame if my blog falls out of favor with you and your RSS feed provider.