It’s hard to think important thoughts when there are so many trivial things to think about

August 4, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 11:19 pm   Category: Mormon Culture/Practices,Rock 'n' Roll,The Thang

I’ve written quite a few songs in my day and I like some of my old lyrics are better than others. Before I left BYU I wrote the chorus of a song I intended to use with my BYU band Sam I Am. Here’s how the lyrics went: (more…)

The Newest Cool Thang

June 24, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 10:25 am   Category: The Thang

You might have noticed that Kristen is posting here at the Thang now. She started her own blog and I couldn’t stand the idea of the coolest and funniest person I know posting elsewhere when I could probably get her to make the Thang her permanent home. So after a little begging that’s what I got!

I figure she will help bring a little humor and humanity to the Thang. She tells a mean story and there’s nothing like a good story to lift the soul.

So welcome Kristen J! This Thang is suddenly looking better.

PS — Thanks to Kaimi and others who have already welcomed her or linked to her recent posts.

When the Cat’s Away the Mice Will Play

June 22, 2005    By: Kristen J @ 9:37 pm   Category: The Thang

When the Cat’s Away the Mice Will Play

Some of you fellow bloggers may be wondering what has happened to New Cool Thang. Where are the highly thoughtful posts on Mormon doctrine and why do I have to keep sitting through this crazy woman’s stories about her naughty children? (more…)

A New Thang in Town

March 20, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 11:25 pm   Category: The Thang

Well whaddya know! I got my new blog live… It’s a work in progress still but it appears to be functioning so far. Stay tuned mis amigos — this oughta be fun.

State of the Blog and Ugly BYU

March 17, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 4:07 pm   Category: The Thang

Well I made it back from a fun family trip to Utah. I see that the comments are hanging up forever with Blogger still so my first order of business is to find a new home for my blog. I expect to have up and running by this weekend. More on that to come. (more…)

Has the time come to rename this blog?

February 12, 2005    By: Geoff J @ 3:20 pm   Category: The Thang

Naming a blog is a lot like naming a band. I’ve named a lot of bands in my day, but only one blog. It was pretty common in the past for me to do a couple of gigs under one band name and then change to a more appropriate name based on the sound and personality of the band. I’ve been thinking about changing the name of my blog now that it’s been live for about six weeks. So when I saw that Jonathan had mentioned that the name “New Cool Thang” was a little disturbing I knew the time had come… It’s time to seek advice and votes on the blog name! (more…)

No blog is an island… Oh, wait… I guess mine is now…

   By: Geoff J @ 8:28 am   Category: Bloggernacle,The Thang

I just got officially connected with the Mormon Archipelago – a group of top-notch Mormon blogs run by really cool and smart Mormons who I’ve never met but I like anyway. You’ll notice the fancy new logo and feed from my new sibling-blogs in the sidebar. I like it because I’m always visiting their blogs anyway so this saves me having to use that pesky bookmark dropdown. You’ll like it because their blogs rock. (more…)

Still Here

December 31, 2004    By: Geoff J @ 4:56 pm   Category: The Thang

Wondering if anything interesting happened since my last post… Guess not.

It’s Alive! Aliiiive!!!

   By: Geoff J @ 4:39 pm   Category: The Thang

Well howdya like that? I got my new Blog up and running…

(chirp… chirp…)

I hope I can come up with something to say eventually…

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