Keychain Thoughts

The other day I was talking with an acquaintance of mine, and he was trying to get me to seriously consider becoming a keychain.

Being a keychain himself, I listened closely to what he had to say, and he had a list of great perks:

  • He gets to travel a lot.
  • He still gets lost, as we all do from time to time, but he doesn’t stay lost for long because he’s attached to some pretty important stuff.
  • He’s always in demand and in use, rather than spending long stints waiting around for the right opportunity to come along.

I have to say, those are some compelling arguments, but there are some significant downsides!

For one thing, I don’t even know how to go about becoming a keychain.  My friend has always been a keychain, but I would need some kind of permanent modification involving a screw, or maybe some serious glue.  That’s a huge commitment, and if I’m being honest with myself I have to say that I don’t know if I’m ready for that kind of serious change.

Another issue is wear and tear.  I’m not exactly a young brick anymore at 36, but I think I’ve held up pretty well over the years.  A big part of that is taking good care of yourself and making sure you’re not subjected to too much abuse, but being a keychain… there’s no sense mincing words: that’s a tough gig!  My friend doesn’t look all that worse for it, but he’s only a year or so old, and he’s rounded, so I don’t know if I can really take his experience and apply it to my situation.

I don’t know… we talked a few days ago, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot since then.  I just don’t know what the right decision is.  What do you think?

Hello Everyone!

Hey, so this is my first blog post!  This is pretty exciting!

I guess I’ll start by saying that I’ve written up a bit of an introduction on my about page, so I recommend you check that out if you’re curious about me.

Aside from that I’ll just say that I’m really looking forward to writing here, and I hope you’ll find what I have to say useful, entertaining, or at least not boring!