How you durrin’?


My name is Darin.

And I am a Blogger.

I’ve had my own blog for about 6 months now – but just recently started to take it somewhat seriously. I mean, yeah sure, I’ve posted alot on there but never really thought much about it. Do people actually read my musings? I guess so – since they left snarky comments which clearly were shameless attempts to get me to Blog more. I obliged.

NOw that it’s hottern snot outside, I find myself enjoying the A/C more and more – allowing time for my Blogging Habit to increase at an alarming rate. So much in fact, that I can’t seem to go out to a bar without someone coming up and asking, “Hey…aren’t you Darin..from All Preparation and NO H?”

Guilty. I am. Thanks for asking – and please – don’t stop reading!

I’ve lived in Phoenix for about 5 years now. Yeah, in addition to being a Blogger – I’m also a transplant to the Valley. Whodathunkit? Before Phoenix, Honolulu was my place of residence. I know..I know..why move to Phoenix? I get that question all the time. And all I can say is…well…Phoenix just has the certain je ne sais quoi quality about it. It’s big, flat, deserty, cactusy, gridy, pink underwearsy (thanks Joe!) and all around fun. All this attracted me as well as a job transfer and a Significant Other. Ironically, I am no longer suffering with that job or with that Significant Other. A Win/Win on both sides! Go ME!

However, I still have my Phoenix.

Over the past few years I have grown to appreciate the following:

The 84 year old Winter Visitors who feel the need to join in the morning commute on the 202 in the HUGEASS Winnies. Uhm..really..honest..if you waited until 8:45am – the 51/202/10 Hecktobottleneckmess clears out nicely. Trust me. I know this.

I celebrate Freeway Closures for Rubberization.

I am amazed at how slow the Airport Rental Car Arena is progressing and yet the 60 has been widened what…say..4 times…in the same time span?

I giggle at the Governor when she says she’s not lesbian and claims not to know what GLBT stands for. Sweetie..please. If the Birkenstocks fit…slip into a pair. (and don’t forget the flanel!)

I smirk when The Arizona Republic prides itself on being the Voice of Arizona – and yet daily circulation is declining. Sue Clark-Johnson are you reading this? HI POODLE!

I love Phoenix – but like most single 30somethings, I’m not sure where I’ll eventually call home but for right now it’s here. And I’m planning on making the most of it.

And why not? It’s really just a dry heat. Honest.

Now….where’d I put my margarita?

3 Comments so far

  1. Lloyd (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2005 @ 10:23 am

    Aloha Darin. And I thought we were the only ones to leave paradise for the valley…

  2. darin (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2005 @ 10:54 am

    Howzit Lloyd –

    Nah…there’s actually a huge Hawaii population here. Heck…we even gots our own L&L Drive Inn – plenny Chicken Katsu, two scoop rice and mac salad. Onolicious, bu. Ono.

  3. Anne (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2005 @ 11:33 am

    Hi! Glad you are enjoying the transplant to Phoenix. I am a long ago transplant to Arizona. Not to Phoenix though…too hot. I came for different reasons……but it is nice reading your messages or blogs or whatever they are called. My friend in England told me about this site…so I check it everyday to see whats happening.

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