Verbage? Verbiage?

I have found it funny that some of my inbound linking have come from search engines where people are looking for “Birthday card verbage” or “Thank you verbage” or something along those lines. I find this funny for a few reasons. It is interesting that my title which is supposed to represent a combination of Verbiage and Garbage actually gets external links because people often misspell Verbiage. Also, why are people searching for verbiage about a birthday card? For one, can’t you just be original and yourself? And secondly, verbiage means “An excess of words for the purpose; wordiness.” I have NEVER gotten a card where I was glad someone was wordy. I would rather it be short, sweet, and to the point, or better yet, just give me the two bucks for the card and write “happy birthday” across Washington’s face.

So the question arises: Should I change my title? Does using “verbage” just make me look silly, or is it clever enough to keep as a title?

Anyway, just a few thoughts before class.

PS. Edgar is done with baseball :( And the darn tv stations up here didn’t play the M’s last two games. I really wanted to see “Edgar Day” oh well, maybe someone got it on tape or something. Melvin was fired today, not too surprised about that, nor am I too upset.

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I wanted to drop a quick note to say “hey” to everyone who stops by and reads some of my thoughts. I am glad to see some family dropping by (especially because my / your email doesn’t often get here / there… argh). Please feel free post / add any comments about anything, I love to hear what is going on with people! If anyone has any particularly interesting blogs that I should check out, please let me know. Thanks for your congratulatory remarks Jill, it is really appreciated and I am very thankful that I have been given the opportunity to choose two great schools (and probably end up at both, much to the government’s delight – ie school loans). Sally (and others that are interested) you now have inadvertently added some pressure on me to find interesting things to blog about! I really look forward to your comments about those thing!

One thing that I found out tonight that I am sure some of you will be interested in (of course you probably already know) is that there is a new CSI series starting up. Now I never really got into CSI: Miami, but this one could be cool for two reasons – firstly it is in New York (Yes New York is often overplayed, but really, it will make for some interesting stories) and secondly Gary Senise is in it. He is way cool and an awesome actor (everyone really should see his and John Malcovitch’s version of “Of Mice and Men”).

So that’s all I got at 1:50 in the AM. Shalom

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Why am I here?

Sorry, this isn’t meant to be some huge deep, meaningful blog. Merely a reflection on why this blog is here at all. Quite frankly, I don’t know. Chances are, no one will ever read this anyway. I generally don’t write anything down as I hate to write, but I don’t mind typing so much, so here I am, possibly getting some of my thoughts down in 1s and 0s.

I suppose I should offer a reason for the particular posting name: Matt comes from Hebrew. מתתיָהוּ (Mattithyahu) literally meaning “gift of Yah” Yah being the contracted version of יחוח Yhvh (Yehovah, Yahveh, Yahweh) translated as the proper name of the God of Israel.

I guess that is all I have for this particular second, I am sure Iwill be back with more. That is if I remember that I set this thing up…


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