About This Site

I sit in a lot of meetings, some on the telephone, some in person, some inside my own head.  Did I mention that there are a lot of them? A. Lot. Of. Meetings…

Anyway, part of my strategy in dealing with the mental torture of listening to a group of people babble about the obvious, divert the discussion, or make pointless observations is to inject some humor into the event.  So I am often told things like, “Dude, you should have your own show.”  Other times I hear: “Where did that come from?”  Or, occasionally, “Eeew!”

I’ve always wanted to write and I wondered if I had the dedication to churn out about 500 words every day.  I still don’t know if I’ll ever write anything longer than a blog post, but I’m still thinking on the matter.  Maybe I’ll just collect the good stuff from here and publish a pamphlet…

This blog also turned out to be great therapy for me.  I began after my first tour in Afghanistan when I found my head full of thoughts and ideas, many of which I felt compelled by but had no outlet.  Many of those thoughts were angry, or irritated.  Turned out I had mild PTSD – probably still do – but this forum gave my anger and frustration a voice… and an outlet.

So I researched blogs and this site (WordPress – no shameless plugging intended) seemed to offer a streamlined method with the hope of a strong anti-spamblog tool.  True to their word, as advertised, it was so easy even a caveman like me could successfully blog.  And so here I am, inflicting myself on you.  Shoulda picked the blue pill, huh?

Note: if you put ‘branrants’ into The Google, you get some other results.  Perhaps I ought to have done that before I picked the name, but the WordPress process kept rejecting all my best ideas – they were already taken.  At this point I hope the folks who share similar names for their sites don’t get pissed about this, because there was no intent to infringe on anyone or anything.

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31 Responses to “About This Site”

  1. I leave the seat up because I want the women-folk to know that I was considerate enough not to whiz on the seat when it’s down. Try that approach next time and let me know if it works for you. I haven’t had anyone buy it from my end yet.

  2. Rants! Can I ask you for a favor?

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    Thanks for being inspiring!

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