I: One More Round

March 4, 2022

Whenever I neglect a blog for several months to a year, I have 2 options:

  1. Continue blogging and don’t mind the gaps between posting dates, or…
  2. Reset the blog and have a clean slate.

And this afternoon I faced the same options after I renewed my blog hosting and the domain names associated with it.

I brought those 2 options to bed and took a nap. Then I teleported to dreamland, wearing my luchador mask, white shirt, leather jacket, dark jeans, and boots. I was transported to a room with a king-size bed and a desktop computer with dual screens and a powerful neon-lit CPU. Then I realized that the whole bedroom is almost my fantasy bedroom. I felt so good seeing the room designed according to what I desire, even if I was just dreaming.

And then someone tapped my shoulder—it was me wearing the same mask, leather jacket, shirt, jeans, and boots.

The Deranged Writer (DW): “Hello.”

The Mirror Deranged Writer (MDW): “Hi there. It has been a while since we talked in your dreams.”

DW: “Yeah! It has been a year, I think.”

MDW: “Anyway, let me cut to the chase. You have a decision to make. Will you continue blogging your first post since April 2021 or clean the slate?”

DW: “I don’t know…”

I sighed then asked, “What would you do?”

MDW: “Well, if I were you… of course, I’m you. But yeah, I would clean the slate.”

DW: “But the thing is, I have done that before. I hope I could do it right and make blogging a regular habit again.”

There was a pause, then…

MDW: “Maybe you could clean the slate differently.”

DW: Differently? How?

MDW: “How about you make your 1st post on an important date? Maybe it could be on a hero’s birthday or…”

DW: “Oh, yes! That could work! I picked a date already.”

MDW: “Right away? That was fast. Good for you though!”

DW: “You mean, good for us!”

We jumped and high-fived in joy. And then I woke up and drafted my 1st post right away.

March 14, 2022

Of all the publishing dates, why did I pick today, March 14 (3/14) or Pi Day?

I picked March 14 as the date of my 1st post because the numbers 3 and 14 are 2 of my favorite numbers. And when you combine 3 and 14, it forms my favorite mathematical constant, pi (π), the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

And why did pi become my favorite mathematical constant even if I don’t like Math? It was referred to numerous times on my favorite TV show of all time Person of Interest. Notably, it was mentioned a lot on the 11th episode of Season 2, “2πR”, one of my favorite POI episodes.

And lastly, the career of The Undertaker (my favorite professional wrestler of all time) went full circle when he brought back and evolved the Deadman character at WWE WrestleMania XX on March 14, 2004. His WMXX entrance is one of my favorite moments in wrestling ever.

And now that set my 1st post on an important date and that my blog hosting and domain names are renewed for another year, I’m inspired enough to make blogging a regular habit again. Here’s to one more round of writing on the Web.

Hello. I’m The Deranged Writer and welcome to The Dispatch.


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