Five years ago, I started this blog with a simple Blogspot account and an innocuous post titled “I’m Brian Fellow!” At the time, I was working at Perceptive Software and my buddy Kevin and I used to laugh constantly at this skit. It always makes me laugh.
In that post, I stated the following, in an attempt to introduce myself to the blogodome:
Things I like:
hanging with my wife and dog
music (I really really like my iPod + iTunes)
the TV show â€œAliasâ€ â€“ the best show EVER
most EA Sports video games for PS2
poker (only recently really, but I like it a lot)
reading (but only sometimes)
Mountain Dew (most forms, though I have yet to try the new black kind)
Things I dislike:
people who drive with their lights on during the day
temperatures over 85 degrees
people who donâ€™t vote because â€œone vote doesnâ€™t make a differenceâ€
pants other than jeans
old navy t-shirts (they are too short for my long torso)
the general refusal of PC users to accept the Firewire interface, favoring USB (for some god-forsaken reason) over it
Iâ€™m a generally happy guy. But Iâ€™m opinionated and when I think a certain wayâ€¦Iâ€™ll tell you. Just FYI.
Most of this is still true.
Sure, “Alias” isn’t on the air anymore. And it definitely went downhill in its later years. I rarely play my PS2 anymore (although I might play a Wii if I had one with Beatles Rock Band. I still dislike ignorance and temperatures above 85 degrees (which makes the glorious weather in KC all the more…um…glorious). And while I would prefer to wear jeans everyday, I don’t, since I can’t really. At least not currently. Old Navy did something to their T-shirts and they fit better now. And I’m totally over the Firewire/USB thing.
But not really.
So it’s been five years since I started blogging. Not much has changed about me. I’ve always treated this blog as an extension of my real life and I hope that it is reflected in my writing and when people meet me.
I can’t believe it. 863 posts in 38 categories with 1,164 tags and 2,182 comments. Thanks for reading. I will keep writing and I don’t intend to stop anytime soon.
I hope that we get to counsel and marry more couples…I’ve had a blast doing that with you.
Changes to our house – new carpet, landscaping and more!
I predict that in the next 8 years that blogging will fall by the wayside somehow. It’s totally jumped the shark (or nuked the fridge, whichever you prefer).
And much much more awesomeness…
I’m constantly questioning whether our lives can get better – whether we can be more insanely happy than we already are – and I’m always amazed that we manage to be happier and more blessed. I can’t imagine the next 8 years being better than these first 8 have been, but I’m going to expect the best because I’ve yet to be disappointed.
Her love for Chipotle is only eclipsed by her love for chocolate (and me, of course).
She is a talented artist, designer, dancer, friend, sibling, daughter, and wife.
She once had a hole the size of a quarter in her upper lip when she got hit by a golf ball while working as one of those beverage cart girls. Subsequently, the management company now requires all beverage carts to have protective plexiglass (woulda been nice to think of that BEFORE!).
She has been to the hospital TWO consecutive summers for issues that are still not entirely explained to us by doctors.
She can sleep anywhere.
She makes KILLER bean burritos.
She is a semi-vegetarian, but doesn’t really like vegetables.
Her favorite type of food is Mexican (without question).