Friday, October 14, 2011

GWC the book?

GWC: Volume I

Well not exactly...it's not like it's in the library or anything. But for my real birthday (which happens to be today), my very thoughtful wife compiled my first year of blog posts and published them as a book! She did this secretly, at nights or when I wasn't home..so needless to say I was very surprised!

GWC: Volume I

GWC: Volume I

It was really neat to see one year of posts all in one place, and it made me realize a few things. I write more than I thought I did! Some of the entries were a few typed pages without pictures, which is funny because as of late I have been trying to make the blog more about the pictures and less about the verbiage. I also realized that I don't print stuff as often as I should. There is just something tangible and satisfying about holding a book in your hands and not reading everything off a computer screen. Same goes for prints of photos...all this fancy technique so I can look at a picture on the computer screen...what's up with that? Also, if the internet ever goes kaput, GWC will be safely preserved in paper format for future generations to enjoy! But in all seriousness, seeing the blog printed and bound made it feel more significant for some reason...more of a cohesive thing and less like my random ramblings.

GWC: Volume I

So needless to say, GWC: Volume II is going to be next. If I am lucky it will have another intro written by Mrs. GWC. Oh, I didn't mention the intro already? Well she wrote a super-loving and supportive little dedication in the beginning and that made me a little sappy when I read it. Whatever, it's my birthday and I can get sappy if I want to, especially in my old age...

Thanks babe :)

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