Friends, Enemies, and Indifferent Yet Loyal Readers,
I need your help. I try to entertain y’all to the best of my ability just for the sake of doing so, but for the next four weeks, we have an opportunity to help this here website take a big step forward. If that step is big enough, perhaps sooner than later I can make entertaining you a full-time job, and then everyone wins. Except the Cubs.
Once a year, the Weblog Awards, commonly known as The Bloggies, are handed out to the best blogs in a variety of categories. If we were to win one, it would bring a lot of new traffic and visibility to the site – both of which are very important to me as I bump along through this ongoing quest to write for a living.
What I ask of you, in grateful humility, is to go vote for Tanktronic.com on the Bloggies website. It should only take you two or three minutes, because you’re very, very smart. And sexy.
We’ve all been there. Christmas as a kid, maybe, or a random birthday in your adulthood. Some kind soul offers you a wrapped gift, you open it and it is…terrible. Like, you want to say “what the fuck am I supposed to do with this thing?” terrible.
Yet, you make eye contact with the giver, you smile, and you muster up the most sincere “Thank you!” that you can; because like your Mom taught you growing up – it’s the thought that counts.
Yesterday, we Americans saw a considerable shift in power, yet again, from one of our two parties to the other. It wasn’t a surprise either in the moment or in the longer scope of history – six years into a sitting president, folks will always bemoan that there is still discord somewhere in the world and the Treasury hasn’t yet backed a Brinks truck up their driveway to shower them with cash, so they insist that we need a new direction.