Xanga Post Thursday June 2, 2005
Okay. So this is my first blog entry. However, I joined 56 days ago, mainly to see what this is all about but you can get an idea about me from that information.
First, I'll explain my name. Outbackflo goes back to my college days. I was given the name "Outback" because when my friends and I would go camping, I often didn't sleep in a tent but preferred to just lay down by the fire. I was given the name "Flo" at a truckstop where we used to hang out. They were short staffed one night, and I started helping take orders in such. I was also wearing a workers shirt with a name on it. So, they started calling me "Flo" (think of the TV show "Alice" for a reference). Eventually the two merged into "Outbackflo." There you have it.
Second, I'll explain the name of this blog. "Stargazing" comes from my favorite Psalm, Psalm 8. "When I consider the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have made, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?"
"Asking the right questions of the universe" comes from some advice I received from one of my heroes, Brennan Manning, who told me I would be all right because I was asking the right questions. Great advice.
So, it sounds pretentious, but there it is. Okay. I'll end now. According to Taylor, this is not a good post.