Random Thoughts From a Random Guy

Smell My Mule!

Welcome to my blog –

Basically just started doing this to kill some time.  Pretty sure the only person reading this will be my wonderful girlfriend, but what the hell…

Not really sure where or how this thing will go – I might get busy and forget to update or I might post random thoughts all the time.  Only time will tell.

But a I guess a good start would be to explain a couple of things about the address and title of this blog.

Smell My Mule:  In my younger days, I was obsessed with a pretty big fan of  the band Phish. Still enjoy them, but not quite as much as I used to.  They have a song called “Scent of a Mule” which, in true Phish fashion, really doesn’t make too much sense.  It basically talks about a women minding her own business, riding along on her mule when she is attacked by aliens firing laser beams.   She kicks the mule causing him to take a dump…   She then warns the aliens to watch out where they go and take their laser beams away or they’ll “smell my mule” – I’m assuming this means they might step in the mule’s aforementioned dump, but who knows.

Anyway –  this whole song is sung in a higher pitched voice and has a high-paced bluegrassy/country style and when the “Smell My Mule” line comes, it makes me chuckle.  So I decided to go with it as my blog address.  Kind of fitting – my writing is crap – and by reading it,  you could say you’re smelling my mule or something like that.

Here’s a link to hear a sample of the song: Scent Of A Mule

Mind-Wanderer:  We all do it, some to greater degrees than others, but we all will be doing one task or talking about one thing, while our mind wanders to other topics.   I tend to do this a lot during conversations.  I’ll start out on one topic, but as the conversation progresses, I will jump from seemingly unrelated topic to seemingly unrelated topic.  Most of the time I’ll make my way back to my initial point… if given the time.  Some might call this “long winded” but in reality, it’s just how my mind works.  In my head, everything makes sense.

So welcome to my blog – it will probably be pretty random and you probably won’t learn anything new.  Actually, I take that back, you probably WILL learn something new, but it will not be something you can practically use in your normal day-to-day life and you won’t be smarter for knowing it (but you might be better at trivia).

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One response

  1. Awww, you think I’m wonderful? And yes, I call that “long winded.” Hemingway, you are not.

    July 13, 2010 at 3:40 pm

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