August 24th 2017

Newport Beach

My friends from high school are only going to be around for so long before they end up in other parts around the States, paying for their dorms in big cities far away from here, so we spent today down at Sachuest Beach in Newport, RI. (It’s technically Middletown but nobody calls it that.) Darren’s aunt who lived nearby lent us a bunch of boogie boards. I’ve never boogie boarded before.

Lifeguard post. I tried to feed a seagull a Twizzler and they yelled at me not to feed the birds.

Some boogie boards and beach-goers.

Seagull. I’m a photographer, I swear.

“What doth life?”

We spent about two hours at the beach, then we drove to the local grocer and got some meats – steak tips and chicken. We cooked them over a charcoal grill at Darren’s Aunt’s, and ate them by a bonfire. I had water in my ear all day. I probably still do.

August 18th 2017

Ups And Downs Of Owning A Weblog

I’ve had a lot of thoughts over the last few years about having a weblog that I keep frequently updated. I’ve actually ran a handful in the past on previous webhosts but I always seem to run into the problem of getting bored of them and closing them. I have a good feeling about this one. I might be lying to myself.

I started a blog to acquaint myself with posting my thoughts on something that isn’t Twitter. There’s really no reason to have a weblog in 2017 considering there’s little to no social interaction, which is what typically draws in users to other social medias. I created this blog primarily for myself as a means of writing stories about life as they happen. Something I can look back on in a few years and scroll through my posts and say, “man, I remember that.”

Will people read this blog actively? Probably not. But I’m giving them the option to.

I hope owning this site will get a lot of my more personal thoughts down in writing rather than mixed in with my other crap on social media sites.

August 18th 2017

First Day

Hello everyone, this is my first post on ben’s first website! I hope you guys enjoy this layout. It’s very old-school.

– May