I’ve had blogs before now. Several, in fact. I suppose I began on livejournal and eventually shifted into myspace a bit. I got out of blogging and then was talked back into it at the Yahoo 360! blogs, which were pseudo-axed then reopened. I then used a blogging plugin via a forum over at T-six. Blogging was an outlet at the time. A public spectacle to share stories of my life to others. Perhaps share experiences and lessons learned in this life. They’ve often gotten me into trouble before, where I would say things and name names because I am a very blunt individual. I say what’s on my mind, often. For the sake of not repeating past mistakes, I’ll try to remain indirect. Likely no names will be the actual names of people I associate with. This will protect others as well as myself in the long run methinks.
I have a new blog now I s’pose. This one feels a bit different. Before I depended on services and it was more of a social thing. Blogging because you want your inner circle to see what you read. This is different. Independent. Unique? I wouldn’t go that far. I would say I have more creative control over my personal content. More freedom, even though the last paragraph may contradict that a bit. I suppose I should start with some general information of merit. After all, who knows what random person might pop in and know absolutely nothing about me as an individual? We are all but single drops of water in an ocean of personalities. Frack, that was corny.
Either way, I’m Stephen P. Nobles IV. It’s a mouthful and its far from original except that in and of itself, four generations is pretty unique. All I have to differentiate myself from three other Stephen P. Nobles is a Roman numeral. I think I came to terms with that after a long childhood questioning why I would be burdened with such a legacy and in the process stripped of something as unique as my own name. I later learned to view it in a different outlook, and realized I should be proud to play a part in continuing such a legacy. Does this mean a V is in order? I’d say that isn’t exclusively my choice to make.
I live in Montgomery, Alabama. The Capital city lays host to a minor league baseball team(The Montgomery Biscuits, no less), and all in all is large enough to remain busy but small enough to keep in perspective. I have heard of many people living in larger cities and never getting to know the place they live fully. It’s a damn shame, really. It’s a unique flavor of life I would recommend anyone spend some portion of their lives in. The downtown area is gorgeous for its old architecture and old-town feel and the expansion out East makes for a pretty swell shopping metropolis, if the sales tax was lower anyway.
I do a handful of things around here to make money, one of which is mildly successful and the other of which is faltering thanks to a shaky economy. The shaky job is that of an Apprentice Union Ironworker out of Local 92. It’s a job I used to work about 5 years prior but left and I missed ever since. I have worked about two months full since September 2008 and thanks to the economy as mentioned, it’s all but dried up any new construction, maintenance, or other general work we as Ironworkers would normally get. The other is a computer repair business I began doing full time in the past year. Quite a contrast I hear, but the truth is I enjoy them both. One works the mind while the other works the body. As a Gemini, I suppose I enjoy the duality and being the best of two worlds.
I suppose this is a good start. I’ll likely share work stories, things of my love life(mostly me blogging about getting my arse handed to me in video games by the love of my life), and who knows what else I might find useful to blog about. I believe comments are open to the public, which could be both a blessing and a curse. Lets hope its the former.
And now, Fable 2 calls.