This first paragraph was going to go into a previous post's comments, but I decided to make it its own post. If this blog ever gets a FAQ, this post should be in it.
My blog is not a consensus. You come here to learn marginally exciting facts about me, and what I think about things. I try not to let other peoples' opinions cloud the sunny wisdom that I shine down from on high. Try to keep that in mind when you decide what you think of me, if you don't already really know me in person. The real me lives in a world where other peoples' opinions about things really do matter, where I'm not so self-centered and cold. But Sleepless in the Seattle Metro Area is only tangentially connected to that world. It's a fun little place, at least for me.
I follow the Rule of Implied Smiley. After any given sentence, it's safe to read an implied smiley—either :), or ;)—your choice. If I added as many emoticons to my posts as they probably deserve, every post would be a jumble of mismatched parentheses. I try not to take things seriously, and my blog is no exception.
That said, I thrive on feedback. Please continue to leave comments. I need to know what kinds of posts keep you coming back. I also need to know when I suck, or at least when you think I do, so please continue to leave flames at your discretion too.