Why am I doing this? - Shannon

Well, Eric is a great writer. People love to read what he has to say. But sometimes he writes about boring stuff like sports…that’s where I come in.

My personal interests are -

  • Finance: Budgeting, Investments, Taxes, Portfolios, 401(k)s, Credit Cards, Healthcare
  • Religion: Mainly Religion and Society…unfortunately I’m not a profound theologian
  • Travel: We tend to travel a lot (this year alone – a week in Vegas, week in Colorado Mountains, a week in San Diego, Quick trips to Dover, Columbus, Austin, and Gatlinburg)
  • Quasi-Scientific Experiments: I’m a lazy scientist and I like quick results, so I’ll share some experiments that I’ve done – kind of like Myth Busters, but without blowing things up
  • Design: Photography, Architecture, Home and Graphic Design.
  • Environment: I’m a lazy environmentalist, so if its not too much work, I’m into it.
  • Television: I like TV. I’ll endorse my favorite shows.
  • Movies: Eric and I like to critique movies. Sometimes it’s interesting.

I’ll probably stick to those genres. So if you don’t like any of those things, you’ll probably hate my blog. But that’s why Eric is here – to provide a different perspective on different topics.

Why am I doing this? - Eric

I've wanted to be a sports writer for about 10 years. But apparently they don't let you start writing a column at ESPN with zero experience. I'm also pretty bad at grammar and punctuation, so I have a lot of stuff to work on. Some topics I'll be covering

  • Sports: Mainly current topics, but I'll also comment on the 1990 Cincinnati Reds from time to time.
  • Religion: Why Jesus is important to everyone and my theories on practical Christianity.

  • Global Issues/World History: I was a History major for like 3 semesters, so I'll try to explain issues that we always hear about, but really don't understand.

  • TV/Movies: Random stuff.

Another thing about my posts: I have realized that at times my stuff will dramatically change from light-hearted to ridiculously serious and pretentious. So I decided to institute a warning system. Something that will tell my loyal readers what to expect. Instead of spending a lot of time coming up with my own clever system, I am adapting one of the most absurd uses of tax payer money: The Homeland Security Advisory System. So my Seriousness Level will range between Low, Guarded, Elevated, High, and Severe.

If you feel as if the Seriousness of the story and the corresponding warning don't match, heed the words of our government: "All Americans should continue to be vigilant, take notice of their surroundings, and report suspicious items or activities to local authorities immediately. "