Sunday, April 11, 2010
My First Post
Ok, here goes nothing...As a lot of my friends and family know, I have been talking about starting this blog for a long time. I have even been encouraged by a few to do it. But actually sitting down and deciding to write something is a little daunting! So on this, the first of what I hope are many posts, I would like to talk a little about what I want this blog to be. I want it to reflect my thoughts and feelings and experiences as I muddle through this great big world. If you know me at all, you know that I have many stories and a lot of, lets just say "incidents," of bad luck. By retelling some of these on here, maybe I will brighten your day or give you a chuckle. I also want the blog to be a forum for all of us to help each other with information, advice, or just observations. Keep in mind that I am completely new to this, so my page and layout will hopefully get better as time goes on! With all that being said, I want to explain the name of my blog. One day after shopping at Wal-Mart, I was pushing my buggy full of great deals to my car in the parking lot. I pushed the buggy cart into a pot hole and somehow the force of the impact actually flipped my cart completely over. All my great deals were lying on the pavement trapped under the cart, with the exception of the eggs and milk, which were escaping by way of oozing out. Embarrassed, I scrambled to right-side the cart (and reattach its wheel) and then pick all of my items up and try to get them into my car. After I did this, I did what any grown man would do, I called my mother. Her only comment was, "Keith, it takes a strong man to live your life." This particular phrase from Mom sort of stuck. Over the years, my friends picked up the quote and often repeat it to me. When it came time to name my blog, it was natural I would use Strong Man in the title! The cup of tea part just makes me sound fancy and sophisticated (something I like to pretend to be). That being said, welcome to my world! Let's have fun!