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About

This site is just a bunch of stuff I’ll blurt out from time to time about things I see, things I think about, things I like.

OK, lets face it its me, so there will be stuff I don’t like too.

I probably should have a particular focus for the blog. I don’t. I seem to be happiest writing about what hits me, when it hits me. So the focus is pretty much whatever struck me the day I wrote a particular post.

I’ve found I write in bursts. My bursts seem good for at least three posts a week. I’m still here during those days!

I’ve been at this for over two years now. It’s been more fun than I anticipated. I appreciate all the encouragement that has made that the case.

About me

I saw that on a lot of blogs, the author writes a blurb about themselves. I’ve tried, it wasn’t working for me. I then created The Interactive Biography Experiment to enlist the help of my readers in writing my biographical blurb. With their help, I was able to write this completely true tale of my life:

Omawarisan was created by author J.D. Salinger in the mid 50′s following the blueprint dictated by frog and dinosaur DNA.

Salinger released the young man into the wild. The young Omawarisan lived briefly with wolves who taught him to dance but neglected the art of communication, other than teaching him to howl at the moon.

Finally, he found a home with two freelance clowns, who raised him, and brought him up in an environment where he was able to learn two languages. He promptly forgot one and a half of those languages. He created Blurt to display the fact that he is 75% less fluent linguistically now than he was at 7 years old.

Omawarisan originally attended school to be a dermatologist in order to be able to treat a rare skin condition he invented. He gave up his study of the skin after he was told he would have to learn about the inside of the body as well.

Today he lives in the southern US with two people who are both smarter than him and better jugglers as well. Omawarisan is both drawn to and repulsed by shed cicada shells. He travels regularly in search of beer, music or time with friends. He prefers finding all three in the same location.

Omawarisan recognizes that he is blessed with family and friends that love him. Despite their poor judgment, they are good people. He asks that you go easy on them.

The Header Picture

My header/title image is by long time reader and friend of the blog, Brooke. She won an art contest here on the blog, her prize was a Justin Bieber toothbrush.
Brooke, thanks so much for making the place look all snappy!
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61 Comments on “About”

  1. fnord says:

    Yes, your blog should be what you want to write about! Why limit yourself? :-)

    My sister lives in North Carolina, although she is new to the state she loves it, and would like to show it off. I’ve never been there. I should remedy that!

    I’m off to look around your blog to see what kind of “stuff” has hit you and made you feel like writing over the last couple of months.

    • omawarisan says:

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m really enjoying your site as well.

      I recommend NC, your sister is right. If you come, do yourself a favor and visit the Outer Banks. You wont regret it.

  2. jammer5 says:

    Been to N.Carolina once for some training. Awesome country, especially the mountains. Stopped at some little industrial park (Clairemont?), and had lunch at an awesome little restaurant that, being old, I forget the name of.

    I do remember, though, some short, three hundred pound sheriff walking in and heading straight back to the kitchen. Definitely a southern moment :-)

  3. fnord says:

    omawarisan,

    May Prairie P&Ps add your blog to our blogroll?

  4. I’ve enjoyed reading a couple of your blurts. You give us a unique take on real world situations. I’ll be back!

  5. Ferd says:

    Thanks for your kind comments.
    I’ll be following along!

  6. I know I mentioned this in a earlier comment but I have changed my thinking. I don’t just like your blog, I LOVE IT. The more stuff I read the harder I laugh. Great stuff.

  7. Explicit says:

    Thanks for coming across my site. Usually I don’t find a lot worth reading when I click on the links left by people commenting, but your posts were actually really funny. I’ll definitely be checking back from time to time. Thanks!

  8. ncpenman says:

    You couldn’t be more right about NC Hwy 12 and the Outer Banks, especially the southern end. Their relative inaccessibility makes them one of the finest destinations around.

    On second thought, I don’t want any more people finding out about them. So, what I meant to say was… “It sucks. The weather’s bad, and there are too many tourists. Don’t waste your time!”
    :-)

  9. Kate says:

    I went to Ocracoke for the first time this summer and fell in love. Did you stay at the NPS campground? I never wanted to leave. Beach during the day + Howard’s Pub at night = one perfect summer.

    • omawarisan says:

      Kate, I wish I did. We stay up in Manteo and do a day trip to Ocracoke while we are there. Actually it is a pilgrimage to Howard’s Pub for me. I think I could easily spend a bunch of time on that island.

  10. Jim says:

    Hey! Just stumbled upon your blog…I like where you’re going with it!!

  11. Pie says:

    I found your article on the front of WordPress, bookmarked it to read later and didn’t touch it again for nearly two weeks. I’m on board now and I like what you have here. I also blurt on whatever takes my fancy. Why limit yourself? I aim to dip in on a regular basis, but don’t be surprised if my comments arrive at strange times of the day or night. I am from London you know, time zones and all that.

  12. [...] given a Kreativ Blogger award by Omawarisan at Blurt. I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to Oma. I could not be more honored to be nominated by a blogger who I consider to be the most [...]

  13. Vodka and Ground Beef says:

    What I really love most about you is that you were raised by freelance clowns. I feel that one clown was probably able to be home with you, raising you with strong morals and belief systems, while the other clown was out working for the man. It’s just good family values.

  14. Lulu says:

    You know what?
    omawarisan sounds like Indonesian- in fact it is, mixed with a local dialect of Java0 Javanese that is
    Oma – House
    Warsian – inherited :D
    and I just realized it when I checked your reply to my comment on your latest post
    Lulu

  15. Zach Machado says:

    I like your Blurts :)
    How’s it being Freshly Pressed? I have a brand spankin new blog (3 days young) that was born out of curiosity of the impact being Freshly Pressed has on the bloggers featured. http://thefreshlypressed.wordpress.com is dedicated to all of you Freshly Pressed club members and posts the reactions from the bloggers. I like the way you write and would enjoy reading and posting (or re-posting) your description of the experience. One question I have is: Was Freshly Pressed a goal or a fear?
    I hope to read your reaction soon!

    • omawarisan says:

      Thanks Zach. I stopped by the blog really quickly, its a great idea! I’ll go by and give more of an answer when I’m not sneaking on the work computer!

  16. pattydayrit says:

    Hi! :) I came across your site because of the “shirt swap post”. It was on the WordPress homepage.

    I started my personal blog for the same sole reason.. to blurt. :D I’ve held back my blurting for years that I find I need to learn to just say what I mean to say again. I want to keep it real.

    I’m happy I came across your site. Looking forward to more blurts

  17. Betty says:

    I do love your new theme and header photo. But it’s odd to see that the Omawarisan profile has been changed.

  18. hippie cahier says:

    Oma– GET OFF THE WATER!!!! There’s a hurricane on its way.

  19. Hi omawarisan:

    I’m wondering if it’s okay to add your link to my Blogroll…I like your writing, and I think my friends would enjoy it too! Thanks!

    Wendy

  20. Dr. Cynicism says:

    OBX for the win. And it’s nice to visit a blog that doesn’t stick to a particular theme all the time… when it flows, it just flows.

  21. hippie cahier says:

    Is it me, or did Blurts lose an “s”? These are things that wake me up at night.

  22. hippie cahier says:

    Hmm…ok then. I fixed my blogroll, but boy do I feel silly. It’s like when you’ve been calling a guy Mike, or Mikey-Mike, or The Mikester and then you find out he hates the name Mike and has always gone by Michael. Awkward. :-)

  23. David Harvey says:

    I like your blogg’s to read and sometime want to print them to share and save. BUT -when I print them they also print all the comments. It would be nice if you had a Print Option – Print Blog ONLY so I would not waste so many sheets of paper printing or have to try and kill the print job once the article is printed. Thanks.

    • omawarisan says:

      I will see if there is a setting that allows for that, it sure makes sense that there would be. Thanks very much for reading. If I can figure it out I will post something back here you can see it.

  24. Mary G says:

    Are you serious?
    “Finally, he found a home with two freelance clowns, who raised him, and brought him up in an environment where he was able to learn two languages. He promptly forgot one and a half of those languages. He created Blurt to display the fact that he is 75% less fluent linguistically now than he was at 7 years old.

    Omawarisan originally attended school to be a dermatologist in order to be able to treat a rare skin condition he invented. He gave up his study of the skin after he was told he would have to learn about the inside of the body as well.”

    This is great! Too funny, I’m still laughing!

  25. omawarisan says:

    The first part is actually fairly true, the dermatology part came from the interactive biography.

  26. Your blog is fabulous! Totally fun, and funny. Subscribed earlier today. Great work, keep it up.

  27. [...] But, hey, before I do that, my misadventures with The Jolie have been posted at Blurt. Thanks, Oma! To read and see photos of her shark attack and buried treasure, click [...]

  28. I’m not around much these days, so I don’t know when you made the change. I just wanted to say that I like the new look of Blurt…even if it’s not all that new.

  29. [...] tour of Chicago with pictures will be featured on Blurt, so you will have to wait a while for that part of the story — but I can assure you we did not [...]

  30. sekanblogger says:

    “I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all,” Teddy said. “It was on a Sunday, I remember. My sister was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God. I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean. ~J.D. Salinger, “Teddy,” 1954

  31. duckofindeed says:

    Hello. I also write about random stuff sometimes. Random is fun. I can talk about whatever weird things come into my head. You have quite an interesting life story.

  32. robincoyle says:

    Thanks for the pingback. I didn’t really understand what that was until today. Glad I found you!

  33. robincoyle says:

    Hello Blurt! I nominated you for the ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award. I was moved to do so because I am delighted whenever I see an email from you in my in-box. You can read about the award here:

    http://robincoyle.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/two-guardian-angels-for-moi-a-writing-contest-loser/

  34. I nominated you with The Versatile Blogger Award. Kindly click this link http://theappletizer.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/versatile-blogger-award/ for the guidelines. :)

  35. tokyo5 says:

    “Omawari-san”? Are you really a police officer?

    Anyways, this is an interesting blog … I found your bagel store dilemma post via Freshly Pressed. I like your writing style!

    By all means, please check out my blog.

    • omawarisan says:

      I am! I retire in November 2013. You’re the first person to pick it up by the name

      Thank you for the compliment! I’ll be by your place soon

      • tokyo5 says:

        Well, it’s a Japanese nickname for policeman … kinda like “cop”. Probably not many of your blog visitors know the Japanese language.

        By the way, can you speak Japanese?

  36. I thought I was the craziest person alive, then I read this section. Now I am not saying you are crazy, but if there was ever a ‘who is craziest’ competition and there were just two contenders you and me then ….well you are good crazy I am the one with horn..
    omg I don’t know how to cover what I said earlier….
    loved the about me section, truly great write up.
    wish you a lovely weekend :)

  37. Writing in bursts seems like a very neat idea.

  38. Hi There! I’m really excited to tell you that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I truly admire your talent as a writer and want to do my part to help shell out the recognition I feel you’re totally worthy of.

    Should you choose to accept this award, please visit this link:
    http://properlyridiculous.com/2014/03/25/confusion-delight-piece-of-mind/
    -Copy the versatile blogger icon from this post so you can insert this into your own acceptance post.
    -Choose 7 random facts about yourself you wish to share and type these in for your readers.
    -Select your 10 favorite blogs you wish to nominate for the award, and add these as well to your post with a description of why you admire them.
    - Tell these bloggers you have nominated them for the award, and add a link.

    Please link back to my blog so I can read your acceptance speech – I already look forward to it.


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