Hi, all! I've been meaning to start a blog, but just haven't gotten around to it. So I don't see why I shouldn't start one here.

Thanks to everyone who sent the Captain birthday wishes yesterday. He had a really happy birthday, which is good, because he has really started to dread birthdays. He says everyone forgot him last year on his 50th. While I don't think that's entirely true, I know those big "landmark" birthdays are stressful even though they shouldn't be because they just mark another year. This year he got lots of messages on Facebook and some folks he works with got him Spiderman cupcakes--the kind you get for kids' birthdays! But they were kind of appropriate for Captain Comics!

I think the reason everyone remembered his birthday this year is because of the social networks--this site and Facebook. I have always resisted getting into social networking because I thought you couldn't have "real" relationships that way. But sometimes "real" relationships aren't what you need or want. Sometimes a kind word from a friendly relative stranger is good enough and can make your day.

I've recently delved into Twitter, supposedly for work. My boss doesn't know that I'm spending most of my work day making contacts with liberal bloggers and sending them snarky messages. While sometimes that can backfire (and has on me), I still think it's a valuable way to make contacts and build up a base of supporters. And isn't that what we all need--not just in the work world, but in the real world?

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Comment by Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) on August 12, 2009 at 10:58am
I agree about social networking. I think it has actually supported some of my "real" relationships--I've had better contact with some family members, for example--but sometimes the virtual relationships are fun, too. I'm glad the Captain had a nice birthday. But if you're going to call your blog "crazy" you're really going to have to dial up the crazy!
Comment by Joan Carr on August 12, 2009 at 11:37am
Oh, I can bring the crazy! I'm not wound up enough yet...
Comment by PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod on August 12, 2009 at 1:09pm
Be careful. You might end up on TV. ;)
Comment by Joan Carr on August 12, 2009 at 1:13pm
Oh, yeah. Been there before! :-)
Comment by ClarkKent_DC on August 12, 2009 at 5:07pm
Yesterday was the Captain's birthday? I didn't know!
Comment by Batmatt Beyond on August 12, 2009 at 5:29pm
Mrs. Beyond and I took Spider-Man cakes for our adult Sunday School classmates not too long ago. You're never too old for character cakes!
Comment by Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) on August 12, 2009 at 6:41pm
d'oh! Me neither!
Comment by Don Collett on August 13, 2009 at 12:58am
I missed Cap's birthday last year because of all the craziness going on in my so-called real life. I remembered this year!

Looking forward to more of the crazy!
Comment by Dagwan on August 13, 2009 at 12:45pm
Now I want cupcakes.

"You've got the brain of a four-year-old boy, and I'll bet he was glad to get rid of it." -Groucho Marx

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Comment by Joan Carr on August 13, 2009 at 4:57pm
You and me both! I'm starving! There are some stale crackers in my desk drawer. They will have to do for now!


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