Blogs–especially personal ones–need re-varnishing occasionally. So, this being the day before the Christmas Eve, I’m sprucing Brian Prows Dot Com.
“Blog” sounds like “grog,” a drink once relished by those with money in the 1800’s and those “down under.” A short quote from Wikipedia explains it well:
“The word grog refers to a variety of alcoholic beverages. The word originally referred to a drink made with water or “small beer” (a weak beer) and rum, which British Vice Admiral Edward Vernon introduced into the Royal Navy on 21 August 1740. Vernon wore a coat of grogram cloth and was nicknamed Old Grogram or Old Grog. Modern versions of the drink are often made with hot or boiling water, and sometimes include lemon juice, lime juice, cinnamon or sugar to improve the taste. Rum with water, sugar, and nutmeg was known as bumbo and was more popular with pirates and merchantmen…By contrast, in Australia and New Zealand the word has come to mean any alcoholic drink.”
Now that I’m writing about alcohol, I’ll have to create a new category. I’m not sure yet which category to use–maybe “society” or “drugs.”
Well, I didn’t want this post to impress anyone with my lack of brilliance. I’ll only thank readers who’ve written me with unfounded praise or a raking over the coals.
Brian Prows Dot Com will probably get more of my attention in the coming year. It’s fun to write about sharks invading the Golden Gate Bridge, Congress folks who nearly bankrupt the Federal Government or days when they’re isn’t any news.
It’s a nice alternative to writing about technology and mobile. Have a nice Christmas and great New Year. And….hmm…don’t forget the grog.