Hello, and welcome to yet another blog by an associate of Brian and Cindy, the Judd Apatows of the blogosphere. Actually, I am starting this crazy venture as a wedding gift to them, believe it or not. If you were invited to the wedding, you're probably thinking, "I didn't see 'blog' on the registry." But in fact, they've been putting pressure on me for months now to share my private thoughts in this public venue; and considering all the other kinds of private stuff I occasionally share with an unwilling public, I thought it'd be a nice change-of-pace to do it in a legal manner. And if you're thinking I'm some sort of a cheapskate for not actually buying a wedding gift, relax: I also got them a juice strainer.
As for the title of the blog, it has multiple meanings. First of all, I currently live in Madison WI, which is affectionately known as Mad City by many of its residents. Also, I'm the kind of person who tends to get completely outraged by things that most other people find mildly irritating. And finally ... well, that's two meanings right there. That qualifies as multiple.
This is weird! I know nobody's going to see this blog for at least another week. It's all empty and echo-y in here. I guess this is what they mean by a "phantom blog." It kind of feels ... a little spooky. So, I look forward to a vast influx of new readers in the near future.
All right, gonna keep myself company for a while.
Dooby dooby doo, exchanging glances, wondering in the night, what are my chances ...