THE BLOG

06
Oct

THOUGHTS ON THE GRAND OPENING

Well, we made it.  The Opening weekend was a huge success, and we are grateful for all the wonderful people who came out and supported us in force.  Sure, there were issues – some of them significant – but from start to finish, our amazing staff was on top of it, and got through all of them with aplomb.

In the coming weeks and months, we will be continuously fine tuning our operations, and our facility too.  We will fix the problems we know about now, and address new ones as they come up too.  Our goal is to be a benefit to the community both internally and externally, and we know that great things are coming – looking forward to seeing you there!

Chris Neville

03
Oct

MY FIRST BLOG

Here in my first ever Blog I would like to explore the word “blog” itself. It is slightly negative sounding, blog. Like a descriptive adjective: “I feel so uneasy and blog today”. It could even replace words like “dread”. Just imagine encountering “the Blog Pirate Roberts” on the Sea of Cyber. Perhaps the verb is the best. The infinitive “to blog” seems obvious enough but what about the gerund: “blogging”? I think I need to buy some blogging shoes and a matching Adidas blogging outfit. You gotta have the right gear. As a verb, it can lend legitimacy to an otherwise offensive command of an impossible physical act: “go blog yourself” is quite gentile as a suggestion to someone who has heretofore had some else do their blog posting and now must do it themselves. But I have to say, my first impression of the word is that it sounds Germanic and a bit Baltic/Balkan which to my ear, right or wrong, gives it a hard vibe and is automatically marginally pejorative (See “Blog the Impaler”). In closing, this blogging thing was rather easy if I can assume I have done it correctly, then anyone can do it, even federal inmate, ex-governors who share the name (see BLOG-oy-oh-vich) who most likely, while in prison has helped create yet another meaning of the verb “to be blogged” !  Too soon?

-Paul Bolger