Pilot

Wait a minute. You’re actually reading this? I hope that this is clear and understandable then, or somewhat convoluted, I haven’t decided yet. In any event, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and while you’re here, I might as well let you know who I am.

I am Lightbulb, arguably the worst nickname you could ever have and that’s solely based on its origins. I won’t tell you the origins yet though, I’ll get there. I suppose there must be a reason for putting myself out like this, and honestly, it’s not a good one. Simply put, I have the time to do it. That’s it folks, that’s my reason for doing this. At the very least though, hopefully there may be some funny stories here, maybe some feel good ones as well, but I think mostly off-the-wall ridiculous stuff. We’ll see what you think. Here though, is an example of what I think is a funny story; this is between me and my 4-year-old son the Comedian:

Lightbulb: “What are you doing Comedian? I told you no donuts, it’s bedtime.“Comedian: “I know, I just want to see them.”
Or maybe this conversation with Lightbulb, Jr. (7) and the Comedian:
Lightbulb: “What show are you watching? It looks boring.”Junior: “It’s not boring!”Comedian: “You’re boring!”
You should hear him ask for a drink:

 

I’m not sure where he gets his accent from, considering we live in Long Island (pronounced “Lawn-Guylund”) but it is at least better than when he thought that he was Curious George and didn’t speak full sentences until he was 2 ½ years old (admit it, if you have children and they watched that show – they thought they were George too). At least he has cute curls on his head.

Getting back to the topic of why I’m doing this, I suppose that I have things to say, although I don’t have any sort of agenda that I’m aware of (if I do come off preachy at any point, I apologize now – I prefer to do that on a Saturday face to face at your door). There are some things I find funny and feel like writing about. Like the fact that in 11th grade, I was getting an “A” in college composition and failing 11th grade English. That should make it clear that in my mind, I may be qualified to do this, but my writing will likely prove otherwise. Other things that are somewhat funny to me are my family, my fantasy football league, color blindness (or color vision deficiency) and so on. I figured some of this stuff is worth sharing with the masses – or at least with those that are interested in my stories. Who knows, this could take off; but more likely this is a complete waste of time and yet, my family and friends will probably support it anyway. But when you get to a certain point in your life, and you’re reevaluating where you’ve been and where you’re going, I guess trying something new like this is worth it.

With that in mind, I’m not quite sure what will become of this, what I’ll actually write about, or if anyone will care; but if you write about nothing, hopefully people will read it.

Time to reinvent the Lightbulb.