Hello, hello, hello, and welcome to my blog of culture for adults only! Guy Hogan is my name and blogging is my game. I’m a retired baby boomer and a full-time blogger (and a karaoke artist). What adventures in blogging will we share today?
One of the things that I hope makes this online magazine for adults unique is that you get a good sense of the person (me) who edits and publishes the magazine. I don’t tell you everything, but I do consciously use my life for content in the hopes of showing a real person (flaws and any virtues) behind this publication of blogging, fiction, film and television, karaoke and topless women. And since I live in Pittsburgh, The Gazette is Pittsburgh centric.
Well, I did my deep breathing, flexibility and stretching exercises this morning (karaoke in Little Italy next month the first Saturday night of the month at Nico’s and the first Sunday night of the month at Sonny’s Tavern) and I sang a few songs of The Doors under my breath in the showers (I hardly ever actually sing out loud until I’m at karaoke-so what comes out of my mouth is just as much of a surprise to me as it is to the audience).
I don’t want to sing the same songs each night back to back. So, I’ll change the set up a little, but I really only have seven songs to choose from: no horns or strings (Touch Me) and the DJ only has so many songs by The Doors.
Yesterday, The Gazette got 337 visitors and 1,327 page views; but if I’m to do better this month than I did last month I’ll need more days like yesterday. For April The Gazette got 7,834 visitors and 28,441 page views.
My Younger Brother
Today I visit my younger brother who lives in an assisted living facility. The facility is about a thirty-minute walk away. I’ll take a bus there and I’ll walk back (exercise). My younger brother (he’s about eight years younger than I am) has arthritis real bad in his fingers (he can’t bend them) and he’s obese and depressed. I’m really the only member of the family that lives near enough to visit him often. So, it’s up to me to work with the head nurse and the staff to try to see how we can improve his quality of life.
I tend to sometimes feel sorry for myself. You know, I wish I was a more successful blogger. I wish I was better looking and taller and younger and more virile. I wish I had more money.
When I visit my brother I realize just how lucky I really am….
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
PS Today in Pittsburgh it will be sunny with a high around 67.
PPS All the photos used for this blog post were sampled from Egotastic All Stars.