Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Life update, sort of



I haven't blogged in a while. I know, shocking. I haven't really been too busy this month. I don't know. I've been pretty tired lately. I guess that explains it.

Even this isn't too much of an update. These next few months are sort of transitional for me. I've got some stuff I need to figure out in terms of a job and some other pursuits. I'll fill you in on all of those soon.

Until then, watch this William Regal vs Daniel Bryan match from earlier this month. It was taped in England, the hometown of Regal. The first minute is pretty funny, as WWE plays a joke on Regal as he's walking to the ring, stopping his current music and playing an old, hokey theme he had during a short late-90s WWE stint. He and Daniel Bryan both break character and start laughing.

Also, check out www.twitter.com/MountainSlate - it's a news magazine aimed at a teen/young adult audience in Southern West Virginia. So far, there's just a twitter account for it. There's a tweet saying that the first issue is tentatively scheduled for April 2012.

Who's the Editor-in-Chief? Me. I'll give you more details on that soon.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Under the Ring

One of my favorite wrestling blogs is Phil Strum's "Under the Ring." Strum, a reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal, has written the "Under the Ring" blog since 2007. I discovered it in 2009 and have kept up with it ever since.

Over the last month, I noticed that he hadn't been keeping up with his blogging as much as usual. He would usually write some thoughts on each weekly wrestling show, as well as some random pieces, and occasionally he would interview a wrestler appearing in the area.

A couple weeks ago, he posted that he didn't have as time to blog as in the past and asked for some volunteers to help him out. So, I emailed him and set up myself as a contributor.

My first piece was posted last week - http://blogs.poughkeepsiejournal.com/underthering/2011/10/25/raw-recap/

I looked at Monday Night Raw and gave some thoughts. I guess that's going to be my weekly "beat" for now. I also have a bunch of fun ideas in my head for stuff to write. If you read my blog here regularly, you know the kind of stuff I write about. It's just that a lot of the people who read about my blog don't really care about wrestling. So, I'll focus more of the wrestling stuff at Under the Ring. And, I'll do more of whatever else I do here.