Saturday, April 12, 2008

About Me, 4-12-2008

So, after being here for a little more than three years, I figure it's finally time to post a decent "about me" page. So, forgive the formality, but here we go.

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Welcome to The Other Dentist. I'm Christopher Thatcher, and I've been blogging here for a little more than three years. I started the blog as an assignment in ninth grade journalism, and never really gave it up. My reasons for posting have been all over the place over the past three years. They've ranged from trying to get girls to fall back in love with me to trying to have a better shot at some scholarship money. Regardless of the motive, though, at the end of the day the blog has taught me a lot about myself, and that's where I think its value lies.

The beauty of The Other Dentist, I think, is that it incorporates all the different sides of me. Some nights I come here to post, and I'll be super excited about a new project or idea I had, and I'll write forever about all the implications and opportunities it provides. Other nights I'll show up burnt out and emotionally vulnerable, and I'll write about the way I really feel. There have been funny times, and there have been incredibly serious times. I've learned that there are a lot of different "versions" of me, but more importantly, I've learned that no matter what happens, I am always, always, me. That's what this blog is about. It's not professional, it's not mandatory, and it's definitely not emo. It's just me, and that's what I love about it.

As an introduction, here are some select posts. The archives have over 360 of them, but here are some of my favorites.

23 - Wednesday, January 23, 2008

This one is the end of my blogaday adventure. Me talking mostly about life. It's pretty representative of how I feel about things. A happy post, to be sure.

Blogaday 19 of 20 - Wednesday, January 16, 2008.
Day 19 of blogaday, this is me recovering from having my hopes dashed against the rocks at scoring a huge scholarship I had been gunning for. I thought some important things that evening, and I'm happy with the things I figured out.

Blogaday 15 of 20 - Sunday, January 13, 2008
Last blogaday, I promise. This one is the emotional, "I'm actually talking about my feelings" side of me. I respect it.

300 - Friday, September 28, 2007

This is the first post where I talked about a very important question to me, "When did I start being me?" Another heavy life post.

Super Unleaded - Saturday, August 11, 2007

This post is important because it talks about the time I put a gallon of super unleaded in the minivan. It's the loud and obnoxious side of me.

Leg Shaving - The End of the World - Monday, June 11, 2007

The best video I've ever made, produced for my final english project last year. Seriously, if you only check out one thing on this blog, make sure it's the video. It explains why guys shaving their legs will lead to the demise of the whole human species.

Jello - Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Don't get this confused with the Jello story, cause it's not it. It's just the time I submerged a stapler in jello for my sister's birthday.

-Or Bust - Monday, January 22, 2007
My favorite artwork I have ever produced. Yep.

Honor - Sunday, November 12, 2006
The video of the time we retired a few ultimate sport discs. I hear it made Trevor cry.

(8) Just a chance that maybe we'll find better days... (8) - Friday, October 27, 2006
This was a very emotional night for me, and I'm really proud of what came out. I think these nights are the most significant on the blog, because they remind me of what I really am deep down. I like it.

Rock the Vote - Sunday, October 22, 2006
Kyle commissioned me to woo the ladies for him. This was my attempt at writing a piece that would make every girl in the world fall in love with the boy. I'm not sure it worked, but I enjoyed writing it a lot. It is, to date, the most commented of my posts.

The Best Game Ever Played II - Sunday, November 20, 2005

This is my talking about the best game of ultimate I've ever played. I get pretty dreamy about it, it's good times.

Feel free to not read this - Saturday, January 7, 2005

This was my first really good "let all my emotions fly" post. I really enjoyed writing it. I wanted to delete it by the next morning, but I decided to keep it up as a tribute to the person I had been the night before. This post, and the effect it had on the next few days, did a lot to teach me about myself.

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Why do I write? I write to learn more about myself. I write to fulfill an inner need to express myself. I write because I think that maybe the things that I've got to say can help somebody out there. I write because I'm me, and I want to preserve that me that I've got.

Here I am. This is me, and I make no excuses for what goes on here. I hope you'll keep stopping by.

18 comments:

Nathan said...

Great post! You've inspired one of my own, but I think I'll wait to write it until everyone's home from Tour. :-P

Leg Shaving - The End of the World - Monday, June 11, 2007

I completely agree. The other posts on the list were great, but this is the one I've referred to the most (I'm sure you remember my bleached leg hair story ;-D). Don't be surprised if I keep referring to it, either.

I hope you'll keep stopping by.

Will do!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Thatcher. One of those previous posts helped someone who was having a really bad day and felt completely unloved. So thank you for writing those posts you feel like deleting the next morning.

Taylor said...

Nice post Chris. I am guessing that picture of you was taken at the clark planetariem. I hope that you had fun on tour; I have had a good time down here in Honduras.

Nickmo said...

Mm, mm, good. I love your blog, and reading it, be it your serious side or your funny side or your emotional side, it really is just you, and it makes me happy.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Haha, that's exactly what I love about my blog! It's all "me"! Mwahahaaa!!!!

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