In the ‘Did-you-know-this?’ and the ‘Everything-falls-into-place’ categories, let me tell you this, real quick:
This very blog was actually BORN in Australia.
Pedro, Faf and I were touring the Down Under for Field Day when we started writing and snap-shooting here. For the recall, allow me to re-print my first blog ever, it was about two years ago, and evidently called:
MY FIRST BLOG.
OK, so, now, how am I supposed to start this?
I, dear reader, am under a rather mild pressure from my blog co-hosts to publish my first entry on this CoolCats verbal gathering. My close friends are often mocking my lack of spontaneity, and it is an actual fact that I tend to ponder, reflect, deliberate, and ruminate a bit before I publish something-whether it’s a song on a record or a simple comment on my Myspace page. (Doesn’t save me for making mistakes, but at least I always know who to blame.)
For instance, here are the ideas that I contemplated for this inaugural post:
-My top (Songs, Trends, Memories, Festivals, Airline meals or A-Trak blog posts) of 2008.
-My bottom (Canadian weather stories, Non-official remixes of Kanye or Justice songs, Youtube comments or XXLmag.com blog posts) of 2008.
-My most looked forward-to (Albums, Proxy productions, Stone Throw or BNR releases, Frat-Pack movies, or Busy P blog posts) of 2009.
And then I thought, what’s the use? Almost every blog I regularly read had their lists already, and I will probably intentionally or unconsciously copycat parts of it. (By the time I got to this conclusion I already received 5 or 6 text messages from So-Me and Pedro to start it already.)
Next i thought, hey, this blog isn’t called Mehdipedia for nothing: I’m going to share those little curiosity quests that make my everyday so interesting with you, dear reader. And this New-Zealand/Australia trip is indeed full of those:
-Why do people pronounce QWANTAS when it’s only called QANTAS? (because it stands for Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Services)
-What the heck is Vegemite? (It is a very, very odd tasting paste made of yeast extract that give Australian people enough powers to beat any French athlete at any sport.)
-Why does Burger King go by Hungry Jack’s in Australia? (it’s a long story)
And then, and then. (At this moment of my hesitations, Fafi already threatened to steal my codes and write a blog for me, god forbid.)
Dear reader, let me tell you one other private thing about me: when in doubt, I always, ALWAYS, turn to my masters, I call them THE 4 J’s: John, Jay, Jerry, John.
Lennon, -Z, Seinfeld, and Le Carré.
I have never been disapointed in finding the solution to any problem my life has made me come accross in the writings of these four masters of life achievement in the modern western hemisphere. Thus, with no futher blah-blah, this is me wishing you all a happy new year in the spirit of Mr Carter’s teachings:
Treating my first blog like my last, and my last like my first.
You stay classy San Diego,