First Entry!

I Have a Blog!

Seeing that this is the first post, I should probably introduce myself. My Christian name is Daniel William Thomas Downes and I am a former UFC fighter trying to figure out what to do next. For the sake of brevity, and to keep a less formal nature around here, you can refer to me either as Dan, Danny Boy, or come up up with your own nickname.

Now why start a blog? Some may say it’s because of vanity, a desire for attention, or that I have low self-esteem and I’m trying to artificially construct some sense of worth from frivolous Internet postings. To those people I say, “Wow, you must have gotten A’s in all your psych courses,” and “how much do you charge an hour for therapy?  Cynics aside, there are plenty of reasons to have a blog.  People come up to me all the time and say things like:

“Dan, you have so many interesting things to say.” 

“You should share your vast knowledge with the rest of us.”

“When are you going to get a real job?”  

Okay, no one really says the first two and my mom says the last one, but regardless, I’m gonna do one anyway.

Basically, this blog will try to cover what I call the Holy Trinity — fighting, food, and booze. I’ll try to entertain and inform you on what I’m eating/drinking/getting hit in the face with.  If you have any suggestions or products you’d want me to try, feel free to send them. I’m always open to criticism (that’s a lie) and definitely like being given free things (except for hepatitis).

Let’s see how this thing goes…

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