It’s Christmas Eve and if you’re like me, you’ve got that holiday feeling. (Actually mine may just be gas, but I’m sure you’re feeling something). Although I didn’t put up a tree or lights or anything like that I am very much in the spirit of the season. That’s because Christmas represents on of the greatest phenomena of American culture — vacation for teachers!
For two weeks I get to sit on my butt and think about myself first and not needy, often ungrateful children. (There are obviously some good ones too but this is not that kind of blog). And so I am taking a break from doing
nothing to get a jumpstart on one of my New Year’s resolutions — to write everyday. Whether it’s a blog, a joke, a script, or a poem, I want 2014 to be a content-rich year. What better time to start than before it’s actually 2014? So with that, I usher in the #30BlogsIn30Days personal challenge.
Over the next month or so, we’ll explore sex, drugs, comedy, celebrities, religion, and everything else you aren’t supposed to talk about in polite society. I want to use Token’s Tokens as a space to expand the conversation, a place that represents a different shade of America. I’ve looked for a long time for an angle, some gimmick to set my writing and comedy apart and I finally figured out what it is — it’s me. I’m a minority’s minority and it’s time to fully capitalize on it. All those things that used to get me picked on or picked last are the very tools in my belt that make me special.
So here we go; for the next 30 days I’ll be serving up a hot, steaming bowl of personal drama and letting all of you in on exactly who I am. I will not apologize for or sugarcoat my opinions. I will write what I feel and let you all decide how to take it. And then I’ll take a day off. And then I’ll be right back at it. I welcome all comments, thoughts, and suggestions moving forward. I’d love to make this blog interactive moving forward and I welcome the opportunity to get to know those of you interested in getting to know me.
Merry Christmas. Happy Kwanzaa. Happy New Year. Happy Epiphany. Happy Chinese New Year. Happy belated Hannukah. And a festive Saturnalia, if that’s your thing. Whatever you celebrate, I’m giving you the gift of me in 2014! Sorry, there are no returns.