What’s It About?

Ah yes, blogging.

Taking the internet by the balls (or any other easily-grasped body part) and holding on tight.

When I decided to jump in on this rip-roaring adventure, I didn’t have an aim. There was a target, and I was lacking darts. A buried treasure, and I didn’t have a shovel. A… okay I’ll stop.

This would do me no good, because one of the first things I read about blogging, if you want your blog to get anywhere that is, is that you shouldn’t blog about  absolutely nothing. You should have a point, a subject, a continual topic that people can identify with and follow. Makes complete sense. Even though I understood this concept to blogtastic success, I couldn’t think of what I wanted to tackle.

Sitting in work one day (not doing work) it came to me. I wouldn’t blog “about nothing”; I would blog about what is on the mind of your average (or as I like to think, notsoaverage 😉 ) college student. Think about it. How many movies are made about college kids and their lives? How often do you have a conversation about someone who wishes they could go back to “the best four years of their life”? How amped-up is the universal stereotypical (and not always true) image of the penniless, dirty, and partying college student? People like college kids. Plain and simple. For some reason, the public is drawn to our species and I am here to represent them. Forgive me if here and there I blog about things not entirely college related. I am a real person too, okay? I swear I think about other things.

Presuming I won’t fail every year (I mean, I’ve already made it through two) and end up being in college forever (damn), I’ll have to change the focus of my blog eventually or just make an entirely new one. Until then, read this when you should be doing something else. If you’re not in school anymore – bring yourself back to yesteryear’s adventures and memories. If you’re still in school – maybe this will stimulate some rad new ideas,  help you remember nights you may have lost in blackout land, or just give you something entertaining to waste your study time reading.

So, without blabbing on too much longer, let me aid you in getting nothing done, remembering that time you and Jimmy hung uncooked meat from your housemate’s ceiling, and putting a little college back into your life. That is if you’re not a college student yourself and already getting ready for a night out on campus…

A Little Bit About Me…

I’ve never been one to really enjoy these “let’s talk about me” sections.
I feel it’s asking a lot for a person to sum themselves up in one block of information.
I just don’t think it can be done completely accurately and thoroughly.
With that being said (and seemingly lacking any optimism), I will make an attempt to humor all of those who believe I should be able to summarize Melanie Sidman in a chunk of text. On top of that, you may want to know a little bit about the person who’s crap you’re reading.

I am 20 years old. I go to school at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio where I play soccer with the most incredible teammates ever. Come watch us play if you’re ever around there! Anyway, it’s a bit of a hike, you see, because I’m from Boston, Massachusetts. I still love both locations with all of my heart despite the polar opposite nature between the two of them.

I love people. A lot. It seems like a foolish statement because who doesn’t right? Well, there are really some people who just hate human contact and I really want to emphasize how much I love my friends, family, and people who have impacted my life in some form of positive manner. Hell, if I try really hard I can even think of something beneficial to thank those I’ve wanted to maim for 🙂

I am an sports/athletics/physical activity obsessed person. I LOVE the outdoors and anything that goes along with it. In addition to “regular sports” I immensely enjoy “extreme sports” if that’s what the kids are calling them these days. Particularly snowboarding and longboarding, but I will try anything if it looks like a good time… which is usually the case.

I want to explore every location I have dreamed of exploring as well as accomplish all of the goals I have set for myself. That’s a very lofty statement, but sticking to the extremely cliche; you really do only live once… I want to experience it all.

I just want to note that so far I’m doing fairly well for hating these kinds of things. With that being said, I’m going to take the good fortune I’ve had so far and make an educated decision to stop here without really having told you much of anything.

This is me. Running away from talking about myself...

This is me. Running away from talking about myself...


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ginny
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 08:19:44

    I’m trying to educate myself – too many things to read with too little time, but maybe, one day, I’ll catch up.

    Love you…..


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